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Category: Big Ten

Brown: Think-big facility a testament to its leaders’ legacies

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s football facilities are a far cry from those that coach Hayden Fry inherited in December 1978. “Oh, gosh,” Fry said, shaking his head. The football offices were located in Iowa Field House when Fry started to shake the echoes of dormancy. Later this month, the program will move into the […]

Iowa notes: Return-game shuffle, Lomax’s move, Bo Bower

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The Iowa coaches were planning to shuffle their returners. They just didn’t expect Mark Weisman to field the season’s opening kickoff and bring it back 50 yards against Northern Iowa. “When Adam Cox got hurt, they moved me back there,” said Weisman, a 6-foot, 240-pound running back. “I’m not supposed to […]

PHOTOS: Check out the new Football Operations Building

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

Iowa columnist Rick Brown was part of a select media group that got to tour the ongoing construction for the Hawkeyes’ new Football Operations Center. Check out some of the pics he tweeted on his tour Tuesday afternoon: Entrance to Iowa's new football building. pic.twitter.com/rswU4q4NMv— Rick Brown (@ByRickBrown) September 2, 2014 Here's a look at the […]

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 […]

Kirk Ferentz shares the secret of his gameday note cards

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – When he travels the state on the I-Club circuit each spring, Iowa football Kirk Ferentz answers a lot of questions. Two get asked more than others. One, what do you write on that card during games? And two, what kind of gum do you chew? “It’s about all I’m known for, […]

Tevaun Smith hopes to consistently enter WR fray

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

  IOWA CITY, Ia. – Wide receiver Tevaun Smith is best remembered for one play. A very big play. The Hawkeyes were trailing Michigan 21-7 at halftime of last November’s game at Kinnick Stadium. On Iowa’s first series of the third quarter, Smith made an acrobatic one-handed catch of a Jake Rudock pass and dodged […]

3 Points with Nate Kaeding: What Kirk Ferentz is saying behind the scenes

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

All season long at HawkCentral.com, tune in for our weekly video show with our reporters and former Hawkeye and NFL kicker Nate Kaeding. The show, filmed at Kaeding’s T-shirt shop in Iowa City called Tailgate, will get inside the head of one of Kirk Ferentz’s former players and try to dissect all the wins and […]

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 […]

Rick Brown’s breakdown of Iowa’s full 2014-15 hoops schedule

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014

Iowa’s men’s basketball team will start its 2014-15 Big Ten schedule in an unusual place. On the road. The Big Ten released its conference schedule Thursday, and the Hawkeyes get started Dec. 30 at Ohio State. This will be the first time in coach Fran McCaffery’s five seasons that Iowa has kicked off league play […]