East Lansing, Mich. – Half way through the regular season and the Iowa football team is in first place in the Big Ten thanks largely to its defense. That’s a sentence I never expected to write after six regular-season games, or at any time during this season for that matter. The Iowa defense was considered [...]
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East Lansing, Mich. – For nearly four quarters, the Iowa offense just kept spinning its wheels in the East Lansing mud. Despite 7 of its first 11 drives ending with a three-and-out, the Hawkeyes never lost the faith. “That’s football, that’s playing in the Big Ten, that’s playing at Michigan State in a downpour,” Iowa [...]
East Lansing, Mich. – Once Greg Castillo secured the biggest interception of his life, he didn’t know what to do. “Actually, I just started running, like you always do when you pick off a pass,” the cornerback said. “But when I saw everyone on the sidelines running onto the field – that’s when it hit [...]
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz talks about his team’s 19-16 double-overtime victory at Michigan State on Oct. 13, 2012. Greg Castillo of the Iowa football team talks about a 19-16 double-overtime victory and his interception that sealed the win at Michigan State on Oct. 13, 2012. Iowa kicker Mike Meyer on on game-winner, conditions and [...]
EAST LANSING, Mich. – You’re the coach in a backyard pickup football game. You’ve got the first pick. You want a running back. Mark Weisman and Le’Veon Bell are available. “Don’t even go there,” Central Michigan coach Dan Enos said, laughing, this week. “Don’t trick me into that one.” The Big Ten Conference’s top two [...]
Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg seems to have this hunting thing down pat, along with his academics. He killed a 350-pound bear with a bow and arrow in late May. He bagged a trophy deer with a bow during the bye week last weekend. He also earned academic all-Big Ten accolades as a junior last season. [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – There’s really nothing too scientific about how Mike Meyer earns his Iowa football keep. See ball, kick ball . . . . . .after his cohorts do their job. “I’m nothing without them,” one of the most accurate place-kickers in the nation said recently. “Absolutely nothing.” Meyer’s 10-of-11 accuracy will be [...]
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