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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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Northern Iowa senior left tackle Jack Rummells, the FCS version of Brandon Scherff?

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014

He grew up in a small town in Iowa, stands 6-foot-5, weighs at least 300 pounds, excels as an offensive left tackle in college and is a beast in the weight room. You’re probably thinking of Iowa senior Brandon Scherff because he fits that detailed description to a T. But in this case, the person […]

A.J. Derby secures starting job at Arkansas

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

It has taken four years, three different teams and two position changes, but former City High standout A.J. Derby finally has secured a starting position as a college football player. Derby, a fifth-year senior who started his career at Iowa in 2010, is listed as the No. 1 tight end for Arkansas in preparation for […]

Pat Harty: Bower took a risk, but was rewarded by Hawks

[ 0 ] August 24, 2014

Over the past two decades, I’ve interviewed countless high school athletes about their choice for college.

Bower keeps moving up for Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] August 22, 2014

In barely a year, West Branch native Bo Bower has gone from being a preferred walk-on for the Iowa football team to now being on scholarship and competing for a starting position. Bower, a redshirt freshman, is listed as a co-starter with junior Travis Perry at one of the three linebacker positions on the Iowa […]

Harty: Hawkeye news coming in bits and pieces

[ 0 ] August 22, 2014

This column goes all over the place, so hang on. Offensive left tackle Brandon Scherff is the most hyped Iowa football player heading into his senior season since whom? You probably have to go all the way back to quarterback Chuck Long’s much-anticipated senior season in 1985 for that answer. Long was widely regarded as […]

Harty: Tragic loss of sportswriter Susan Denk leaves big void

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014

No matter what happens on the field this fall, it won’t feel the same covering the 2014 Iowa football team without Susan Denk on the beat. This week started under horrible circumstances as word spread Monday morning that Susan had died suddenly at the age of 39. Nearly four days later, I still have to […]

Harty: Despite pluses, Hawks still vulnerable

[ 0 ] August 17, 2014

What started as a feel-good moment for the kids on Saturday ultimately turned into a warning to Iowa football fans. Your team, as solid as it appears on paper with arguably the Big Ten’s top offensive line, a sturdy defensive line, a stable of running backs and a favorable schedule, still is vulnerable. That was […]

Hawkeye fullback lost for season with ACL injury

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Junior Macon Plewa is now the starting fullback for the Iowa football team, but his promotion comes at a heavy price. Plewa became the starter after fellow junior and close friend Adam Cox suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice this week. Cox, who played extensively in all 13 games last […]

Steve Waite returns to UI a success off the court

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

As the maker of arguably the greatest 3-point play in the history of the Iowa men’s basketball program, Steve Waite is a source of pride for Hawkeye fans. It’s been that way for more than 34 years, ever since Waite made a basket and a free throw in the closing seconds to defeat Georgetown 81-80 […]

Waite likes idea of Iowa’s new twin towers

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

This coming basketball season could see the unveiling of Iowa’s latest version of the twin towers. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said he likely would use a lineup at times that includes 7-foot-1 junior center Adam Woodbury playing alongside 6-10 senior Gabe Olaseni. Woodbury and Olaseni mostly rotated at the center position in each of the […]