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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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Hawkeyes seek cure to red-zone blues

[ 0 ] August 17, 2014

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 […]

Hawkeyes have depth, questions at linebacker

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

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. […]

Iowa sixth in the West? Chicago reporter offers grim preview

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

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 most underappreciated Iowa football icon?

[ 0 ] August 9, 2014

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 […]

The Iowa-Iowa State football game is nearing a sellout

[ 0 ] August 8, 2014

The Iowa-Iowa State football game is nearing sellout status. A university release issued today says only 900 tickets are available for the Sept. 13 Cy-Hawk showdown, and those will be only be sold as part of season-ticket purchases. That means single-game tickets have been gobbled up. A person at the University of Iowa ticket office […]

Well-traveled punter hopes to find a home with Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] August 8, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Dillon Kidd’s punting career can be measured in miles, as well as yards. Before joining the Iowa football program in January, Kidd spent a couple seasons at Florida State, then took a detour to El Camino (Calif.) Community College. He was planning a return to the East when a coaching shakeup left […]

Is football fun? Players say yes … most of the time

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

Is college football fun? It’s a simple question, with potentially complicated answers, that gets lost in the NCAA’s ongoing legal strife. “Yeah, it is fun,” Iowa linebacker Travis Perry said. “It’s a lot of work, but when you reap the reward on Saturdays, when you get to go out and play in front of 70,000 […]

Media day notes: Unlimited food, C.J. Beathard, summer contact

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

TIME TO FEAST Nobody is happier about the NCAA’s new food policy than Hawkeye linebacker Bo Bower. “He’d eat anything,” fellow linebacker John Kenny said. “He’s a pretty big eater.” Starting last week, the governing body of college sports allows unlimited meals and snacks for athletes. So what’s a typical dinner for the 6-foot-1, 220-pound […]

Hyped receiver Derrick Willies draws attention, maintains perspective

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – He is a young man of few words, and a world of potential. He is Derrick Willies, a redshirt freshman receiver from Rock Island, Ill., who drew rave reviews during Iowa’s spring football practices. “I don’t really go onto social media too much,” Willies said of his sudden stardom. “I didn’t […]

Video: Derrick Willies meets the Hawkeye media

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014