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Brown: Ferentz has lots of questions still unanswered

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Now it gets interesting. Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and his staff have a lot of important decisions to make with the Aug. 30 opener against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium rapidly approaching. They’ll review tape of Saturday’s public practice and scrimmage on Sunday, then comes a 24-hour window where they’ll […]

Brown: What I’m looking for from Saturday’s “Kids at Kinnick” practice

[ 0 ] August 15, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s 2014 football team was on display at media day Aug. 4. That’s the last time we’ve seen them. The Hawkeyes had their first practice of fall camp that night, and every workout since has been held in privacy. That changes at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, when coach Kirk Ferentz conducts an open […]

Iowa’s Scherff named USA Today first-team all-American

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

When offensive tackle Brandon Scherff opted to return to Iowa for his senior season instead of jumping to the NFL, he said he had several goals he still wanted to attain. “I want to be the best offensive tackle in the nation,” Scherff said this summer. “I want to be the best player I can […]

Veteran Lowdermilk expected to bring young safeties along

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

John Lowdermilk is suddenly one of the most experienced players on the Iowa football team. Graduation and attrition have led to gaps on the defense for the Hawkeyes, including at safety, where Lowdermilk returns on the strong side after starting all 13 games there in 2013. The Carrollton, Ohio, native played his freshman and sophomore […]

Ott brings farm kid toughness and strength to Iowa’s DL

[ 0 ] August 12, 2014

The summer routine for Drew Ott was pretty much like that of the rest of his defensive line mates. “I just focused on getting, bigger, faster and stronger, working on speed rushing, watching film and trying to improve,” Ott said. It may sound pretty basic, but Ott’s summer regime did come with one small alteration […]

Trinca-Pasat leaves it all on the field for Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] August 11, 2014

Louis Trinca-Pasat enrolled early at Iowa in January 2010. Enrolling early under coach Kirk Ferentz is mostly a rarity, but arrive early did Trinca-Pasat, who weighed around 245 pounds out of Chicago’s Lane Tech High School as an 18-year-old. Four and a half years later, the now 6-3, 290-pounder is a force at defensive tackle. […]

Brown: Iowa football’s next walk-on gem? Meet…

[ 0 ] August 10, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – They arrive without stars in their eyes, but a chip on their shoulder. They are walk-ons, looking to beat the odds, make their way to the field and earn a scholarship. They are the heart and soul of Iowa’s football program. Under-recruited underdogs. “Those are the guys that kind of make […]

Bower primed to return to the field

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

Like anyone who has followed Iowa football the past several years, freshman Bo Bower knows exactly who will be missing from the Hawkeye’s linebacker corps this fall.

Sports Illustrated tabs Iowa as a playoff sleeper

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

Asked about big expectations for his football team at media day Monday, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz took the high road. “There’s been an awful lot of talk,” Ferentz said. “This is, I would say, a record year for it.” Well, here’s some more, compliments of Sports Illustrated. According to Colin Brecht of si.com, Iowa is […]

QB Beathard prepared to be the main man

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014

C.J. Beathard stood on the practice field Monday at Iowa football media day, ball in hand and nearly a full circle of reporters around him. Almost as if he is the starting quarterback. But Jake Rudock sits at No. 1 on the depth chart, fresh off an 8-5 season in his first year as the […]