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Category: Big Ten

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 […]

Iowa’s 11th-best football victory of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014

Iowa dismantled Iowa State 57-3 on Sept. 28, 1985. Two days later, the Hawkeyes moved to the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press college football poll. Michigan State came to Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 5, intent on making it a short stay. Iowa jumped out to a 13-0 lead, but the Spartans stormed back. […]

Iowa’s 13th-best football win of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 17, 2014

Iowa’s surprising 1981 march to the Rose Bowl included a defensive masterpiece. Wisconsin had an edge in that race to Pasadena when it hosted Iowa on Nov. 14, 1981. Madison had been awash in Rose Bowl hype the week of the game. But the Hawkeyes jumped out to a 17-0 halftime lead, on a Tom […]

Iowa football’s 15th-best win of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 15, 2014

Michigan rushed for 22 yards. Iowa’s Jermelle Lewis came off the bench to rush for 109 yards. That is just a snapshot of the 34-9 beatdown No. 13 Iowa put on No. 8 Michigan before a crowd of 111,496 at Michigan Stadium on Oct. 26, 2002. “I’ll never forget it,” Iowa tight end Dallas Clark […]