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VIDEO: Brandon Scherff hang cleans 443 pounds

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014

Wanna know why Brandon Scherff is getting mega NFL Draft buzz? Yeah, there’s all that on-the-field greatness going on. And the whole top-notch “freakiest athlete” in college football designation. But this 30-second video says a lot, too. Somewhere among “strong,” “Iowa strong” and “Army strong,” we might just have to make room for “Scherff strong.” […]

Big Ten Network analyst’s favorites for major awards

[ 0 ] July 19, 2014

Tom Dienhart of the Big Ten Network made his top three picks for major college football awards. Here’s the catch: Each pick is a Big Ten Conference player. Only one Hawkeye appears on Dienhart’s list: offensive lineman Brandon Scherff. Dienhart has him No. 1 for the Lombardi Award (top lineman or linebacker) and No. 1 […]

Bret Bielema heaps praise on A.J. Derby at SEC Media Days

[ 0 ] July 17, 2014

Associated Press and staff reports Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema heaped praise upon former Iowa Hawkeye A.J. Derby during spring practices. And the coach picked right up where he left off this week at Southeastern Conference Media Days. “At tight end, we have Hunter Henry back, who was a freshman sensation,” Bielema said. “But A.J. Derby, in my […]

Video: Can the Hawkeyes run the table in nonconference play?

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

Hawkeye football beat writers Andrew Logue and Pat Harty discuss the Hawkeyes’ pre-Big Ten schedule.

Analyst says Brandon Scherff could be No. 1 draft pick

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

Legendary Iowa quarterback Randy Duncan could soon have company. Duncan, who led the Hawkeyes to two Rose Bowl victories in the 1950s, is the only Iowa player to be selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft. That could change next year, according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt. Brandt posted this on his Twitter account […]

Assault charge against Zach McCabe dropped

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

The assault charge filed against former Iowa basketball player Zach McCabe for allegedly punching a man in the face at a downtown Iowa City bar has been dropped by the victim, according to court documents. Documents filed last week in Johnson County District Court indicate that the serious misdemeanor charge for assault causing bodily injury […]

Zach McCabe: My assault charges have been dropped

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014

Update: Court documents confirm assault charge was dropped Former Iowa basketball player Zach McCabe took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that his May assault charges have been dropped. “Charges are dropped,” McCabe, 22, tweeted. “I’m happy with the resolution and I think the criminal justice system worked by getting all the facts out on […]

Survey: Help enhance your HawkCentral experience

[ 0 ] July 11, 2014

We’re grateful that so many of you make us a trusted home for Hawkeyes sports coverage. And we want to serve you even better, giving you focused, improved, in-depth information and access year-round. So this is your chance to tell us what you want and how we can guide your Iowa sports experience across every […]

Ex-Hawkeye Zach McCabe pleads not guilty in bar incident

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

The former Iowa basketball player who allegedly punched a man in the face and then blew him a kiss while walking out of an Iowa City bar has pleaded not guilty. According to documents filed Monday in Johnson County District Court, Zach McCabe, 22, has filed a written plea of not guilty to a serious […]

Matt McDonough medals at University Worlds

[ 0 ] July 8, 2014

FROM IOWA SPORTS INFORMATION: Two-time NCAA champion Matt McDonough took home a bronze medal Tuesday at the 2014 University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary. McDonough scored eight unanswered points in the second period to earn a technical fall at 125.5 pounds over Ukraine’s Petro Bileichuk 12-2 and earn his first career medal in international competition. […]