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Pat Harty: Seniors led the way to turnaround season for Hawkeye football

[ 0 ] December 14, 2013

Nobody had a way of knowing at the time, but the mess that was the 2012 Iowa football season would play an important role in the cleanup this fall.

Morris hits the road for awards banquets

[ 0 ] December 13, 2013

At this time last year, Iowa linebacker James Morris was tired of losing in the wake of a disastrous 4-8 season.

Bryce Miller: Are Hawkeyes’ linebackers the best in the country?

[ 0 ] December 10, 2013

There’s no beaker-filled lab or gaggle of MIT graduates capable of determining whether Iowa has the best set of football linebackers in the country. When a topic is more subjective than science, answers prove elusive and debatable. Let me ask it this way, though: Is there another group you’d draft first? No collection of linebackers […]

Iowa team award-winners announced at banquet

[ 0 ] December 8, 2013

Senior linebacker Anthony Hitchens and junior offensive lineman Brandon Scherff were named the Roy J. Carver most valuable players for the Iowa football team. Five team captains for the 2013 season were announced at the Hawkeyes’ awards banquet Sunday: senior offensive lineman Brett Van Sloten, junior running back Mark Weisman, senior linebackers Christian Kirksey and […]

Morris among 8 Hawks to earn Big Ten honors

[ 0 ] December 3, 2013

Greg Morris isn’t about to let his son failing to make first-team all-Big Ten as a linebacker dampen his mood. Greg is the father of Iowa senior linebacker and Solon native James Morris, who received second-team all-Big Ten accolades Monday. “I’ll be curious when I get a chance to talk to James, but my gut […]

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 […]

This fullback is the Hawkeyes’ unsung hero

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Adam Cox is a humble, soft-spoken walk-on from rural Illinois who doesn’t play for fame but loves the game of football. “It just feels good being in there making a difference,” the Hawkeye fullback said. “When somebody notices it, that’s fine. And if they don’t, that’s fine, too. As long as we’re […]

James Morris among 4 finalists for Lott Trophy

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — University of Iowa senior linebacker James Morris is one of four finalists for the 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the annual award. The Lott IMPACT Award winner will be announced Sunday, Dec. 8. All finalists […]

James Morris prefers to keep rivalry with Nebraska simple

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Is the annual Iowa-Nebraska showdown a rivalry? Hawkeye linebacker James Morris says these things take time. “I don’t think a rivalry is really something you can culture in a lab,” he said. “I’m all for having rivals. It’s got to be a competitive series.” The Cornhuskers have won both meetings since […]

Pat Harty: Seniors got a victory to remember

[ 0 ] November 23, 2013

Greg Morris doesn’t usually attend to the player interview session following a game at Kinnick Stadium, but he made an exception after Saturday’s 24-21 victory over Michigan. The Iowa football team’s veteran equipment manager stood near a wall in the press room and soaked it all in, grinning the whole time. His son, senior linebacker […]