Chad Greenway is embracing a youth movement. The former Iowa linebacker is an elder statesman for the Minnesota Vikings, a franchise that advanced to the NFL playoffs last season and continues to overhaul its roster. “We’re very excited about where we’re at,” said Greenway, a seven-year veteran, “and we’re also very excited about where we’re [...]
I hereby nominate Barry Alvarez to college football’s playoff selection committee. Some of the details are still being worked out. The people in charge of putting together a four-team tournament following the 2014 season have yet to establish a clear criteria for the job. In fact, there’s some debate about who would even want to [...]
If Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads had his way, he’d only sweat out the rest of the summer and early fall while his top recruit, already verbally committed to the Cyclones, plays footsie with other programs. He’d have an opportunity to lock up Urbandale receiver Allen Lazard and other high school seniors-to-be who accepted [...]
FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior linebacker James Morris has been named to the 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, the Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Those selected to the [...]
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz sat down with Des Moines Register sports columnist Bryce Miller to talk about his time with the Hawkeyes. They covered a range of topics — some serious and some light-hearted. You might be surprised at what the coach had to say. Read the whole interview in this weekend’s Des Moines [...]
The 2014 Iowa football team doesn’t play its first game for nearly 16 months and yet we already might know what its biggest strength could be — the schedule.
Big Ten football realignment has left traditional league powers Ohio State and Michigan off Iowa’s 2014 schedule. The Hawkeyes will play Indiana at home Oct. 11 and travel to Maryland Oct. 18 in its two East Division games next season. Iowa plays four of its first six league games on the road before finishing the regular [...]
CHICAGO – The Big Ten is devoted to a nine-game conference schedule for football. And that’s good news for those who cherish the annual Iowa-Iowa State showdown. “To play a home-and-home series, it has to fall just right,” Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Tuesday during league meetings. “As it turned out with our Iowa [...]
Hayden Fry will forever be remembered for doing what many thought was impossible at the time by returning the Iowa football program to glory.
Troy Dannen remains undaunted despite a new Big Ten scheduling policy that could deliver a financial blow to smaller NCAA football programs. The Northern Iowa athletic director sees playing Iowa as a way to gain statewide attention and a much-needed payout. The Big Ten Conference, however, no longer will schedule FCS schools. “Schools like Northern [...]