For Iowa softball player Brianna Luna, timing meant everything against Iowa State on Wednesday. She smacked a mammoth solo home run to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning despite facing a strong crosswind that was blowing to right field. She also had a run-scoring single in the third inning as Iowa collected 13 [...]
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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.
Recruiting is the one season that doesn’t end for a college coach.
The 2013 Iowa football team was a mystery to me before Saturday’s scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium and even more so now with spring practice over.
A smile, two pairs of hands and a burst are what stood out the most to me during the Iowa football team’s scrimmage Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz QB Jake Rudock DL Carl Davis CB Jordan Lomax
Even without playing last season, running back Jordan Canzeri represents one of the few things that went right for the Iowa football team in 2012. It went right simply because Canzeri didn’t play. He saved a season of eligibility by redshirting, making him a third-year sophomore for this coming season instead of a junior. He [...]
High school offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr. has trimmed his list of schools to three, but the Iowa Hawkeyes didn’t make the cut. The 6-foot-7, 360-pound Brown told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he will choose between Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma. He previously had narrowed his list to eight schools, including Iowa. Brown, who is ranked [...]
Nothing Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis could’ve said Wednesday would’ve made me believe that last season’s startling collapse of the passing attack was an aberration.
Until about a year ago, Matt Nelson figured he would play basketball in college. “That changed rather quickly,” the 6-foot-8 Nelson said Monday. Nelson sacked his plan to play college basketball partly because of his ability to sack the quarterback. The junior from Cedar Rapids Xavier High School has seen his stock soar in football [...]
Ross Pierschbacher grew up as an Iowa Hawkeye fan and wants nothing more right now than to honor his commitment to play football for the University of Iowa. It’s the right now part that has some fans worried because Pierschbacher’s pledge to Iowa won’t become official until the star offensive lineman signs a national letter [...]