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 [...]
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Will an expanded Big Ten football schedule bring an end to the Iowa-Iowa State series — and the most anticipated annual sporting event in this state? Hawkeye athletic director Gary Barta said Wednesday anything is possible. “When it comes to playing Iowa-Iowa State, I think it’s great for college football,” Barta said. “It’s a rivalry. [...]
Kirk Ferentz wasn’t on top of the college football world a decade ago, but he could see it from where he stood. The Iowa football program was in the midst of an unprecedented run of success from 2002 to 2004, compiling records of 11-2, 10-3 and 10-2, respectively, in each of the three seasons. But [...]
Roy Marble has never forgotten something the late Barry Stevens told him many years ago. “Barry always talked about giving back, and taking care of your own,” Marble said. “That still exists today.” So when Marble, Iowa’s all-time scoring leader, was asked to offer some assistance in Iowa State’s recruitment of Monte Morris, he never [...]
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has made it easy for fans to criticize him because the results have been less than desirable after two games.
Fans probably don’t need to be reminded how hard it is for the Iowa football coaches to recruit explosive playmakers on offense because Saturday’s 9-6 loss to Iowa State served that purpose.
Iowa State painted the state red for another year, topping an offensively-challenge Iowa team 9-6 Saturday in Kinnick Stadium.
Now seems like the appropriate time to send out the search party for Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg.
Iowa City, Ia. – If you’re looking for a motto for the 2012 Iowa offense, it might be: The bland leading the bland. Conservative play-calling, and a lack of dynamic playmakers, have left the Hawkeyes at a virtual standstill in the first two weeks of the season, during which they’ve managed just one touchdown. In [...]