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Iowa Football 2014: Offensive breakdown

[ 0 ] August 23, 2014

QUARTERBACKS A clear starter, wild-card backup Junior Jake Rudock needs to improve his touchdown-interception ratio (18-13) from a year ago, but he should have better command of the pocket with a season under his belt (2,383 passing yards in 2013). “When a starter gets better, it’s not a big story, but Jake’s really improved,” Iowa coach Kirk […]

Iowa Football 2014: Defensive breakdown

[ 0 ] August 23, 2014

DEFENSIVE LINE True freshman could play The front line is a fearsome force. Carl Davis (42 tackles in 2013) and Louis Trinca-Pasat (eight tackles for loss) man the interior. Drew Ott (four QB hurries) and Mike Hardy (16 solo stops) are the ends. Nate Meier played in all 13 games last season and spent a lot of time with the starters during last week’s […]

Northwestern star Venric Mark transferring

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

Northwestern had been prepared to miss its top offensive threat for the season’s first two games. The Wildcats now must replace him entirely. Running back and kick returner Venric Mark, a 2012 All-Big Ten selection, will transfer for personal persons, the school announced Wednesday in a release. Mark, a fifth-year senior from Tomball, Texas, who […]

Cowboys sign fourth-round pick Hitchens

[ 0 ] June 2, 2014

Former Hawkeye Anthony Hitchens, a fourth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, signed a rookie contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. Hitchens was drafted a couple of rounds earlier than most projections, with Dallas thinking about insurance after Sean Lee missed almost half the previous two seasons with injuries. The Cowboys didn’t figure on […]

Iowa among 5 teams with something to prove in March

[ 0 ] March 10, 2014

College basketball’s championship week is upon us and with Selection Sunday less than one week away, there’s much at stake for teams fighting for a trip to the NCAA tournament. Yet there’s also much on the line for teams trying to rekindle their swagger. Here’s a look at five teams looking to get back on […]

Hawkeye women stroll past host Illinois

[ 0 ] March 2, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Theairra Taylor scored a game-high 17 points and No. 25 Iowa shot 56 percent from the field to post an 81-56 Big Ten women’s basketball victory over Illinois Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes conclude the regular season at 23-7 overall and 11-5 in Big Ten play. Illinois is 9-20 and 2-14. Iowa’s 23 wins lead […]

Iowa wrestlers earn share of Big Ten dual title

[ 0 ] February 23, 2014

MADISON, Wis. Iowa won seven of 10 matches and earned a share of the Big Ten Conference dual title with a 28-10 win over host Wisconsin Sunday afternoon. Ninth-ranked Cory Clark (125 pounds) and No. 2 Tony Ramos (133) opened the dual with pins, and No. 5 Nick Moore (165) recorded his team-high fifth major decision […]

Michigan State LB Max Bullough suspended for Rose Bowl

[ 0 ] December 26, 2013

Just after midnight, the Michigan State football team announced a bombshell. Coach Mark Dantonio announced that senior linebacker Max Bullough has been suspended for the Rose Bowl on Wednesday against Stanford for violating team rules. In a statement, Dantonio said “it is extremely disappointing for all parties involved” and that the team will “close ranks” […]

Outback Bowl will be all about LSU’s new quarterback

[ 0 ] December 16, 2013

By Glenn Guilbeau Gannett Louisiana BATON ROUGE — LSU is playing in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla., but from the Tigers’ perspective the game really could be called the “Anthony Jennings Bowl.” The true freshman quarterback, who barely played this season until starter Zach Mettenberger was injured late in LSU’s regular […]

It’s official: Cyclones, Hawkeyes both in top 25 ahead of showdown

[ 0 ] December 9, 2013

No. 17 Iowa State and No. 23 Iowa remained steady in this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll, setting the stage for Friday’s showdown in Ames. It will be the first time since the 1987-88 season the rivals both come into the game ranked in the top 25. Breaking down this week’s rankings: RAISING ARIZONA: Arizona […]