Senior linebacker Anthony Hitchens and junior offensive lineman Brandon Scherff were named the Roy J. Carver most valuable players for the Iowa football team. Five team captains for the 2013 season were announced at the Hawkeyes’ awards banquet Sunday: senior offensive lineman Brett Van Sloten, junior running back Mark Weisman, senior linebackers Christian Kirksey and […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – November 2012 was a disastrous month for Iowa’s football team. Four games and four losses, put the wraps on a 4-8 season. A year later, the Hawkeyes are 1-1 in November with two more chances to make an overachieving 6-4 record even better. “In pro football, you better be good in […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa became bowl-eligible Saturday, which sure beats the alternative. “I don’t know if I’ve ever had a longer holiday break,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday after a businesslike 38-14 victory over Purdue. “You can only sit in front of the fireplace so long.” A bowl-free 4-8 season leads to a […]
Something has happened to the Iowa football team on its way to becoming a dominant force on the ground this season.
IOWA CITY – They once basked in the glow of an Orange Bowl. They remember when Iowa’s football team was ranked among the nation’s elite, a Hawkeye appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and coach Kirk Ferentz was in everybody’s top five. They are the Hawkeye seniors of 2013. “Whether you’re an upperclassman or […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Brian Ferentz doesn’t waste his time talking about potential. The buzzword for Iowa’s offensive line coach is consistency. “We expect to have a good offensive line every year,” Ferentz said. “I think there were times last year where we met that expectation, and times when we couldn’t have been further away […]
CHICAGO – Iowa opened its 2012 football season with an 18-17 victory against Northern Illinois at Soldier Field. The Huskies ended up in the Orange Bowl. Iowa lost its last six games to finish 4-8. “If anybody had made that forecast that Saturday afternoon when we pulled out of Soldier Field, they probably could have […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – For the first time since Jake Rudock joined the Iowa football program, the quarterbacking job is up for grabs. The sophomore from Weston, Fla., spent last season as James Vandenberg’s backup, but began spring practices atop the Hawkeyes’ two-deep depth chart. “Just trying to approach it the same,” Rudock said. “Trying […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Forget, for a moment, that Iowa’s football team is in search of a quarterback. The rest of the offense has coach Kirk Ferentz feeling fairly optimistic as spring practices begin. “To me, we had more questions last year,” Ferentz said Wednesday. “The good thing about last year is, there were some […]