IOWA CITY, Ia. – An offensive lineman toils in relative obscurity. His blocks rarely get noticed as fans follow the ball on any given Saturday. But there are oops moments, when a lineman stands out for the wrong reasons. Conor Boffeli had an oops moment two weeks ago against Northwestern. Iowa had the ball on […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – Is anything more painful than losing? According to Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock, not being able to finish a football game comes close. “You want to play the whole game,” Rudock said. “You want to play all snaps. “That’s a competitor. All the guys on the team, we want to compete and […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Every football team has its rituals and rites of passage. Those inside the Iowa program, however, say what happened with the Miami Dolphins is rare. Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin recently quit the Dolphins, alleging harassment by teammate Richie Incognito. Miami coach Joe Philbin was an Iowa assistant from 1999-02 and part […]
Jake Rudock is listed as Iowa’s starting quarterback for Saturday’s game at Purdue, according to the depth chart released today. The sophomore was sidelined in the third quarter of last week’s 28-9 loss to Wisconsin with a knee injury and didn’t return. “Jake could have gone back in late in the fourth quarter,” Iowa coach […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s that time of year, when leaves rustle through the autumn wind and Big Ten football teams shuffle through the postseason pecking order. Of course, Iowa still needs to qualify. The Hawkeyes will take a 5-4 record into Saturday’s 11 a.m. date with Purdue, and a victory would make them bowl-eligible […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – While it’s true that the Iowa football team is turning into the Big Ten’s version of former Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol with how it can’t close games, Saturday’s 28-9 loss to Wisconsin had as much to do with how Iowa started the game. You don’t beat the Wisconsin Badgers, […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Is Jake Rudock ready for takeoff? He’s proven himself a capable quarterback, but Iowa’s offense needs a lift. The Hawkeyes’ once powerful ground game is sputtering, and Saturday’s 11 a.m. showdown against Wisconsin might call for more-than-usual aerial navigation. The Badgers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten Conference) are allowing an average of […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The attitude and approach of Wisconsin’s football program hasn’t changed much since the days of Barry Alvarez. “There’s certain things you do that are fundamentally part of who you are and what you are,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said. “Certainly, Barry did a great job of establishing that. I think […]
Melvin Gordon star running back spurned an Iowa offer to join the Badgers, but turnabout is fair play, as the Hawkeyes signal caller chose Iowa over the Wisconsin Badgers, among other teams. Hear his reasons why.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Sophomore Tevaun Smith wasn’t the first option on Iowa’s opening snap of overtime last week against Northwestern. But option No. 1, a pass to tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, was covered. Quarterback Jake Rudock quickly looked to the second option. Smith, who had run a hitch pattern, made the catch and got […]