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Hawkeyes offer scholarship to high school freshman

[ 0 ] May 8, 2014

Should Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz fail to land running back recruit D’Andre Swift, it won’t be from a lack of trying.

Kirk Ferentz dishes on Big Ten primetime drought

[ 0 ] April 29, 2014

One of the fallouts from Iowa’s 4-8 football record in 2012 was getting no night games the following season. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz used that lack of primetime respect as a motivating point with his team. “It’s simple, it’s a level playing field,” Ferentz told his team last spring about no night games on the […]

Hawkeye notes: Ferentz sees O-line coming together

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz sees the offensive line coming together, and freshman guard Sean Welsh is fitting in nicely. There were some doubts about Welsh, who is 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, being able to maintain his starting spot. “I think Sean Welsh has kind of risen above,” Ferentz said. “He’s clearly our fifth guy, […]

Rick Brown: Hawkeyes leave spring with two capable QBs

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Quarterback C.J. Beathard created a buzz with his arm and his feet Saturday during Iowa’s spring football game at Kinnick Stadium. “I think he had a good day, and a good spring,” Jake Rudock said. A year ago, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t really know if he had a Big Ten-level […]

Derrick Willies’ preseason star swells in Iowa spring game

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – He’s no fluke. Derrick Willies put on another pass-catching spectacle Saturday during Iowa’s spring football game, proving his performance two weeks ago in West Des Moines wasn’t a one-time wonder. “He’s a talented player,” fellow receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley said. “He plays with a lot of confidence and a lot of heart.” And […]

Pat Harty: Loveless can’t forget his spring game moment

[ 0 ] April 25, 2014

Derrius Loveless is usually too busy living his life to ask himself the what-if question.

Pat Harty: Blazek, Hernandez each would make great recruiters

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

This hardly is going out on a limb, but I’ll predict that the next recruiting coordinator for the Iowa football team uses initials for his first name, including the letter J.

Kirk Ferentz surprised by assistant coach’s move to open Culver’s

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said he was caught off guard by assistant coach Eric Johnson’s decision to leave his staff to open a Culver’s restaurant. But, in a post on the Quad City Times website, Ferentz said he respected Johnson’s move. Johnson was an original member of Ferentz’s staff when he came on board […]

15 photos: An early look at the Big Ten West football teams

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

Harty: Five observations from Saturday’s open practice

[ 0 ] April 12, 2014

WEST DES MOINES – Here are my five observations from the Iowa football team’s unseasonably warm and humid spring football practice Saturday at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines: QB CONTEST: The competition at quarterback between junior starter Jake Rudock and sophomore backup C.J. Beathard still seems pretty much the same as last season based on […]