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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.

Iowa lineman Brandon Scherff gets high praise, but maybe not from PETA

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz caught people’s attention last week when he said there’s not a better offensive lineman in college football than senior tackle Brandon Scherff. Scherff took that high praise in stride Wednesday. “It’s nice, coming from him,” the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder from Denison said. “But you really can’t […]

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 […]

Offensive line trying to fit into Hawkeyes’ success

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014

A countdown is underway. For center Austin Blythe, it’s the number of practices before Iowa’s football team kicks off the season Aug. 30 against Northern Iowa. For right tackle Andrew Donnal, it’s the seconds ticking away after every snap. “At tackle, you have a lot more time than you do on the inside,” Donnal said. […]

Pat Harty: Beathard working hard, waiting for his chance

[ 0 ] April 13, 2014

As the backup quarterback for the Iowa football team, C.J. Beathard has one of the best and worst jobs on the team.

Pat Harty: Allen gets innovative with recruiting

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014

One of Kirk Ferentz’s biggest criticisms as a football coach is that he’s too stubborn and lacks imagination.

Pat Harty: Why won’t the NFL draft Iowa’s running backs?

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

Running backs and receivers took center stage Wednesday for the Iowa football team.

Former quarterback Scherff relishes lineman role

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Forward thinking led Brandon Scherff to switch from quarterback to offensive lineman. It also led the 6-foot-5, 315-pound left tackle back to the Iowa football program for his senior season. “The reason I came back was to improve myself in all aspects of football, pass blocking, run blocking, finishing at the […]

Pat Harty: Remember all the good star athletes can do

[ 0 ] April 6, 2014

We live in a world that is flawed.

Gary Barta weighs in on NCAA players’ union issue

[ 0 ] April 4, 2014

By Sara Agnew, Iowa City Press-Citizen Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said he doesn’t think student-athletes are employees and finds the recent ruling allowing Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize to be misguided. “The core of this discussion is student-athlete welfare,” Barta said Thursday during a meeting of UI’s Presidential Committee on Athletics. “I […]