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Rudock wearing knee brace as practice precaution

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

Jake Rudock wore a brace on his left knee at practice Saturday, but Iowa’s sophomore quarterback said he’s good to go for Wednesday’s Outback Bowl against No. 14 LSU. “I’m feeling good,” Rudock said. “Both knees feel real good. The time off really helps. “I’m ready to go.” Rudock was sldelined with a knee sprain […]

Florida native Rudock explains his choice to attend Iowa, cold weather and all

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Why would Jake Rudock migrate north? It’s a question Iowa’s sophomore quarterback was having to answer Saturday, as the Hawkeyes met with the media. “It was the best fit, and also getting the opportunity to play (NCAA) Division I football,” Rudock said. “It’s a little give and take, and then who recruits […]

Rick Brown: Passing game must be a main course

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Iowa’s passing game has made strides this season, but it’s time for a sprint to the finish. If Iowa has realistic expectations of beating No. 14 LSU in Wednesday’s Outback Bowl, quarterback Jake Rudock and his cast of receivers need to be more than complementary hors d’oeuvres before the main course — […]

Logue: Iowa’s Rudock possesses smart study habits

[ 0 ] December 26, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Jake Rudock is ahead of the curve when it comes to selective analysis. While other quarterbacks might drown in data, Iowa’s sophomore starter takes a more practical approach. Rudock knows the pitfalls of over-preparing, especially in the days leading to a Jan. 1 Outback Bowl matchup with No. 14 Louisiana State. “It’s […]

Rick Brown: ‘The 12 Plays of Christmas’ that brought Hawkeyes 2013 glory

[ 0 ] December 24, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The story of Iowa’s 2013 football season is written over 12 games and more than 1,600 snaps of the ball. A majority of those plays — 865 on offense, 790 on defense — are long forgotten. But some define an 8-4 season and a matchup with No. 14 LSU in the […]

Rick Brown: Greg Davis finds himself on ‘nice’ list in 2013

[ 0 ] December 23, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Greg Davis has learned a lot of valuable lessons in his 39-year career as a football coach. “When you do what I do, and done it as long as I have, the mail … you always listen to it before you open it,” said Davis, in his second season as Iowa’s […]

Rudock ready to go for Outback Bowl, says knees are improving

[ 0 ] December 23, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. –  Jake Rudock is good to go. Iowa’s sophomore quarterback was hobbled by aching knees as the regular season came to a close, but Rudock declared himself fit Monday for the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Louisiana State. Is he 100 percent? “I always hate the percentage question,” Rudock said, “but I feel […]

Football team’s turnaround reminiscent of 2008 rebound

[ 0 ] December 14, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Kirk Ferentz gathered his Iowa football team for a meeting shortly after a loss to Nebraska ended a humbling 2012 season. His message was simple. And, as things turned out, prophetic. “You have two choices,” Ferentz told the returning members of a team that lost its last six games to finish […]

Andrew Logue: Hawkeyes’ progress will lead to spotlight in 2014

[ 0 ] November 30, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. – A black and gold pendulum is starting to swing. The Iowa football team completed an impressive reversal Friday, beating Nebraska 38-17 to punctuate an 8-4 regular season. It was sweet redemption for players and coaches who endured a 4-8 debacle in 2012. It was also a moment that will alter people’s view […]

Hawkeyes are prepared for hostile environment at Nebraska

[ 0 ] November 27, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Christian Kirksey’s memories of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium remain vivid. “Just seeing a lot of red and a lot of people yelling,” Iowa’s senior linebacker said. “It was a good college environment.” Kirksey was a sophomore when the Hawkeyes traveled to Lincoln, Neb., two years ago. So he knows what to expect […]