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Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 19 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays.
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It’s been 116 years since Northern Iowa beat Iowa in football. But who’s counting? Certainly not the folks wearing purple, who are a 16 1/2-point underdog in Saturday’s 11 a.m. season opener. “They’ve got an outstanding chance to be one of the best teams in the country,” Panthers coach Mark Farley said of the Hawkeyes. “With […]
IOWA CITY, Ia.– It’s easy to see why Iowa’s receivers catch so much flak. Only one Hawkeye wideout, Marvin McNutt, has been selected in the NFL Draft since 2002. McNutt is also the only one to end a season with more than 1,000 receiving yards since 2000 (finishing with 1,315 in 2011). None has earned […]
This is a period of flux for the Big Ten Conference. Rutgers and Maryland have joined, prompting a realignment of divisions. But the nine-game league schedule won’t go into effect until 2016. For now, Big Ten teams only play eight of 13 possible opponents. Ohio State appeared to be a national title contender until quarterback […]
The back end of Iowa’s defense is getting younger. Sophomore cornerbacks Greg Mabin and Desmond King were listed as starters Friday when the Hawkeyes released their latest football depth chart. Redshirt freshman linebackers Bo Bower and Josey Jewell also could get significant snaps when the season kicks off Aug. 30 against Northern Iowa. How about […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Nobody would blame Jordan Lomax for being a little moody. He opened Iowa’s 2013 football season as a starting cornerback, but suffered a hamstring injury in the second half of the first game. What may have hurt Lomax more was watching Desmond King, his freshman replacement, emerge as a cornerstone of the […]
Why not Iowa? When the discussion turns to contenders for the inaugural College Football Playoff, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit says the Hawkeyes deserve at least a mention. “At the end of the day, I look at Iowa with all those positives. And you look at their schedule,” Herbstreit explained. “They don’t play Ohio State. They […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The more Macon Plewa talks, the more his eyes light up. Plewa, a junior fullback, is discussing red zone offenses and what it will take for Iowa’s football team to be successful in those situations. “You’ve got to have the fundamentals down there, but it’s (also) attitude,” he said. “You’ve got […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – You can understand why Iowa football fans are a little leery about their linebackers. The projected starters are largely untested, and the reserves were mostly buried on the depth chart a year ago. Well, let freshman linebacker John Kenny put you at ease. “We’re a new group. We’re hungry,” Kenny said. […]
Well, this is a buzzkill. Throughout the summer, Iowa’s football team has been a trendy pick to contend for the Big Ten’s West Division title. But Seth Gruen of the Chicago Sun-Times picks the Hawkeyes to finish sixth. “A fresh-faced defense might have trouble as Big Ten offenses get more dynamic,” Gruen wrote. “The Hawkeyes […]
Is Ed Podolak the most underappreciated icon in Iowa football history? The answer is yes — at least when it comes to having his name etched into a place of permanence. Podolak was not included among the nine former players displayed on the Kinnick Stadium Wall of Honor, which was unveiled last year, nor has […]