This summer marks the 10th anniversary of an unprecedented influx of Iowa Hawkeyes to the National Football League. Seventeen players from the 2002 football team that went undefeated in the Big Ten and went to the Orange Bowl were drafted into the NFL, a pipeline that flourished under coach Kirk Ferentz. “It’s hard to kind […]
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JAN. 1, 1957 ROSE BOWL Iowa 35, Oregon State 19 Pasadena, Calif. — Kenny Ploen was the game’s MVP. === JAN. 1, 1959 ROSE BOWL Iowa 38, California 12 Pasadena, Calif. — Bob Jeter’s 194 rushing yards were just part of Iowa’s bowl-record 516 yards. === JAN. 1, 1982 ROSE BOWL Washington 28, Iowa 0 […]
The 2011 Insight Bowl represents the 26th bowl appearance for the Iowa football team. Here’s a look back at some of the other bowl games.
Iowa fans likely will be more subdued and travel less this bowl season.
Say farewell to the Big Eleven. OK, the conference never actually changed its name — and commissioner Jim Delany stated this month it will continue to be called the Big Ten — but when Nebraska joins next season, it will mark the end of an era. “I’m sure there are going to be some traditional […]
On Saturday, the Iowa football team made its 22nd appearance in the Associated Press preseason poll — landing in the top 10 for the first time since 1988. Unfortunately, for those trying to gauge how the ninth-ranked Hawkeyes will fare this fall, the previous 21 appearances brought mixed results. “Right now, it doesn’t matter,” defensive […]
Iowa City, Ia. — Daniel Murray secured his place in Iowa football lore on a chilly autumn night two years ago. Now the senior kicker spends sultry summer days trying to maintain his status as a starter. “It’s just the nature of the beast,” Murray said. “You get used to it a little bit. You’ve […]
Iowa City, Ia. — Jewel Hampton still has a knack for making defenders do a double-take. Just ask Adrian Clayborn, the senior defensive end who led Iowa’s football team last fall with 20 tackles for loss. “He’s shifty. He’s strong. And he’s powerful,” Clayborn said during Friday’s annual media gathering. “He has all of it.” […]
His “If you don’t love it, leave it” comment has become just as much a part of his legacy at Iowa as his record and clutch performances with the Hawkeyes.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes spend most of their time on the job in a bunker where you probably won’t see any college football publications laying around or hear the buzz of preseason expectations.