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Nebraska fans will have to stay up late on Sept. 13

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014

Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska’s football game at Fresno State on Sept. 13 will be televised by CBS Sports Network with kickoff set for 9:30 p.m. Central time. The Mountain West Conference made the announcement Thursday. The game will be the second all-time between the schools, following Nebraska’s 42-29 win in Lincoln in 2011. […]

Patrick McCaffery scheduled for second surgery today

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014

Patrick McCaffery, son of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery, was scheduled to have surgery today to determine if radioactive iodine is necessary in treating his cancer. Patrick McCaffery, 14, had surgery to remove a tumor on his thyroid on March 19. Doctors discovered the tumor was malignant on March 21. University of Iowa athletic department […]

Videos: Brian Ferentz talks Scherff, Twitter, gameday at Kinnick

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

Marble given Chris Street Award at banquet

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

Senior guard Devyn Marble was given the Chris Street Award at the team’s banquet Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Iowa City. The award is given annually to a Hawkeye player who exemplifies the spirit, enthusiasm and intensity of the former Hawkeye who died in an auto accident midway through his junior […]

Vikings reconnect with ex-Iowa TE Reisner

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

  The Minnesota Vikings signed former Iowa tight end Allen Reisner to a contract Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. Reisner had been on the Minnesota roster in both 2011 and 2012 before spending the 2013 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In 15 career appearances, Reisner has caught seven passes for 58 yards. Reisner has made […]

Readers respond: Alcohol at Kinnick Stadium?

[ 0 ] April 12, 2014

The University of Texas decided recently to sell beer at home football games, becoming the third Big 12 school (Kansas State, West Virginia) with a “wet” stadium. We asked readers last week if Iowa State and Iowa should allow alcohol sales at athletic events: I go to a couple Iowa games a year. Glad they […]

Saturday notes: Drew Ott, man of many looks

[ 0 ] April 12, 2014

Defensive lineman Drew Ott already had gained some hair-related prominence for his impressive beard a season ago and the “Fear the Beard” T-shirts that followed suit. On Saturday, the beard was trimmed to a more manageable length. That doesn’t mean Ott has surrendered his pursuit of singular team-grooming status. He’s grown a healthy mullet and […]

Iowa stunned in series opener at Northwestern

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Northwestern scored 11 runs over its final three at-bats to rally for a 14-13 victory over the University of Iowa baseball team Friday night at Rocky Miller Park.  The Hawkeyes led 13-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. “This was a painful 14-13 walk-off loss today,” said UI head […]

Video: Tom Izzo in tears over young fan’s death

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo spoke to a large gathering on students on campus Wednesday night after Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old superfan, died after a long fight with cancer. Lacey captured the attention of fans around the country after her story of battling cancer and befriend Michigan State forward Adreian Payne spread during […]

Hawkeyes 25th in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early’ hoops rankings

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014

The Iowa State and Iowa men’s basketball teams made the cut in ESPN.com’s “Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2014-15.” The Hawkeyes come in at No. 25 in the ESPN rankings. Fran McCaffery’s team was defeated in the NCAA Tournament’s round-of-68 by Tennessee. ESPN’s take on the Hawkeyes: “Are people sleeping on Iowa? Don’t get us wrong: […]