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Harty: Close your books, today is Hawkeye quiz day

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014

This pop quiz is a chance for readers to test their knowledge about Hawkeye football and men’s basketball. Of course, all the answers can be found by searching on the Internet or by skimming to the end of this column. But that would be cheating, and there is no room in sports for cheaters. Question […]

Des Moines girls named captains for Iowa Ladies Football Academy

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014

It is a parent’s nightmare — a helpless, hollow feeling. “Seeing your kids in pain that you can’t fix is the worst,” Toby Riddle said. “Just awful.” Toby and Jim Riddle of Des Moines experienced that when their oldest daughter, Megan, now 12, was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis at 13 months old. Five years ago […]

Iowa football notes: Brian Ferentz addresses NFL rumor

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Brian Ferentz expected the question Wednesday. He wasn’t disappointed. A January report said he would leave his father’s staff at Iowa to become offensive line coach for the NFL’s Houston Texas and new head coach Bill O’Brien. Brian Ferentz and O’Brien worked together in New England. “What I’ll tell you guys […]

An early look at the Big Ten West football teams

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

By Eric Olson, Associated Press After passing on opportunities to declare for the NFL draft, running backs Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska and Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin are the country’s top two returning rushers. Both are using this spring as a start for polishing their games and enhancing their draft stocks for 2015. Nebraska and Wisconsin, which […]

The 10 most important Hawkeyes of 2014

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

Iowa football reporter Andrew Logue looks at 10 players who could be pivotal to Iowa’s success in 2014, counting down from No. 10 to No. 1: 10. WR Kevonte Martin-Manley – He emerged as Rudock’s go-to guy last season. To maintain that status, he’ll have to be more consistent, less mistake prone. RELATED: Davis tops Iowa’s […]

Carl Davis is Iowa’s ‘Mr. Indispensable’

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

Don’t let the easy-going grin fool you. Carl Davis is the face of Iowa’s defense and he takes his new-found prominence seriously. “I’m just trying to play my role,” said Davis, a defensive tackle. “I want to be a clutch player. When we’re on those third-and-2s, be able to make those stops. “Help my team […]

Five Iowa football questions with reporter Andrew Logue

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

1. Is holding a practice in West Des Moines a good thing, or too much of a distraction? Saturday’s open workout at Valley Stadium is a win-win. Veteran players will tell you spring workouts can drag, but a two-hour detour to Central Iowa helps to beat the monotony. It’s also a nice public relations move […]

Hawkeye player to transfer; McCaffery has three scholarships available

[ 0 ] April 8, 2014

The spring signing period for college basketball starts a week from Wednesday, and Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has another scholarship at his disposal. The school announced that Kyle Meyer, a 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman forward from Alpharetta, Ga., will transfer from the program at the end of the spring semester. That means McCaffery has […]

Tickets running short for practice at Valley, plus free clinic for coaches

[ 0 ] April 8, 2014

The Iowa football coaching staff will hold a mini-clinic Saturday at the Valley Community Center, as part of their visit to West Des Moines for an open practice. Kirk Ferentz will be the headliner, as well as his assistants. The clinic is free for all high school coaches and will be held from 9:45 a.m. […]

New coach Rick Heller quickly pumps life into Iowa baseball program

[ 0 ] April 4, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — As Iowa athletic director Gary Barta peppered his baseball head-coaching candidate with questions during an interview, Rick Heller had one important inquiry of his own. Is the university committed to baseball? Barta’s commitment to the program’s future set the groundwork for Heller to come aboard, and now the surprising Hawkeyes are off […]