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Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central.

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Hawk pitcher sparks comeback win

[ 0 ] April 19, 2014

Sasha Kuebel’s pitching performance Saturday against Minnesota was as much about surviving as it was succeeding.

Harty: Close your books, today is Hawkeye quiz day

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014

This pop quiz is a chance for readers to test their knowledge about Hawkeye football and men’s basketball. Of course, all the answers can be found by searching on the Internet or by skimming to the end of this column. But that would be cheating, and there is no room in sports for cheaters. Question […]

ESPN ranks Cook among top-300 prospects

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014

Drew Cook proved last season as the quarterback for the undefeated Regina football team that he was among the top high school players in Iowa.

Harty: Hiring Reese Morgan was one of Ferentz’s best decisions

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

Anybody who knows Iowa defensive line coach Reese Morgan knows that whatever success he’s had, it’s never about him. It’s always about his players, his fellow coaches and the fans, and whoever else might have contributed along the way. But we know better. Or at least we should know better. Reese Morgan has a special […]

Pat Harty: Beathard working hard, waiting for his chance

[ 0 ] April 13, 2014

As the backup quarterback for the Iowa football team, C.J. Beathard has one of the best and worst jobs on the team.

Harty: Five observations from Saturday’s open practice

[ 0 ] April 12, 2014

WEST DES MOINES – Here are my five observations from the Iowa football team’s unseasonably warm and humid spring football practice Saturday at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines: QB CONTEST: The competition at quarterback between junior starter Jake Rudock and sophomore backup C.J. Beathard still seems pretty much the same as last season based on […]

Pat Harty: Scheduling of Saturday’s practice makes one wonder

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

The conspiracy theorist in me wonders if it’s more than just a coincidence that the Iowa football team is holding an open practice at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines on this particular Saturday.

Pat Harty: Allen gets innovative with recruiting

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014

One of Kirk Ferentz’s biggest criticisms as a football coach is that he’s too stubborn and lacks imagination.

Pat Harty: Why won’t the NFL draft Iowa’s running backs?

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

Running backs and receivers took center stage Wednesday for the Iowa football team.

Videos: Why Damon Bullock won’t be switching to receiver and more with Chris White

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014