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Doubts raised about legality of Hawkeye tuition raffle

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

By Tony Leys Des Moines Register State regulators are looking into the legality of a University of Iowa promotion which promises a drawing for a year’s free tuition to five students who buy season tickets to Hawkeye football games. The promotion was announced Tuesday by the university, which said the top five prizes would each […]

Big Ten Network analyst picks Iowa to win West

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

Big Ten Network analyst Tom Dienhart is sold on the Iowa Hawkeyes. He’s picking Kirk Ferentz’s team to finish first in the Big Ten West Division. “Yes, Iowa over Wisconsin and Nebraska, the other two schools that appear to have strong cases to win the division,” Dienhart wrote. “This looks like a vintage Hawkeyes squad […]

Video: Kirk Ferentz on Iowa’s lack of offensive line depth

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz talks about the the mix of experience on the Hawkeyes’ offensive line: “Feast or famine.”

Video: Kirk Ferentz’s history lesson after latest recruiting miss

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz talks about recruiting lessons he learned as an assistant in the 1980s. Texas high school running back Aca’Cedric Ware picked USC over runner-up Iowa on Monday night.

Big Ten recap: Scherff legend grows, backfield depth and more from Chicago

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014

HawkCentral.com reporters Andrew Logue and Pat Harty share their thoughts from Day 2 of Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago.

Kirk Ferentz transcript from Big Ten media days

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014

  Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz statements at Big Ten media days

Video: Dallas Clark wants to call Iowa home

[ 0 ] July 26, 2014

Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL tight end Dallas Clark talks about his second RAGBRAI and his hope of someday moving his family back to Iowa.

Brent Metcalf wins gold at FILA Golden Grand Prix

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

The Iowa athletics department issued this press release today: ===== IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa national champion Brent Metcalf won a gold medal at 65 kg/143 lbs. at the FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan. Metcalf scored six unanswered points in the second period to defeat Magomed Muslimov of […]

Media think Hawkeyes are second-best in Big Ten’s West

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

Big Ten Conference media members think the Dec. 6 Big Ten championship game will pit Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, a poll compiled by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer revealed Friday morning. Media members selected Iowa second in the league’s West Division, ahead of Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota, Illinois and Purdue. Twelve of the 29 voters picked Ohio State […]

Former major leaguer joins Iowa baseball staff

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

The University of Iowa athletics department issued this press release Thursday: ===== IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former Major League Baseball player Jeff Clement has been named the University of Iowa baseball team’s volunteer assistant, UI head coach Rick Heller announced Thursday. “We are excited and fortunate to add Jeff to our coaching staff,” said Heller, who guided the Hawkeyes […]