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 […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – When he sees Wisconsin’s jet sweep formation Saturday, the mind of James Morris will go into overdrive. “Is this going to be an inside play or an outside play?” Iowa’s senior middle linebacker said, talking through his options. “When they run that play there’s the sense that it could be both. […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Is Jake Rudock ready for takeoff? He’s proven himself a capable quarterback, but Iowa’s offense needs a lift. The Hawkeyes’ once powerful ground game is sputtering, and Saturday’s 11 a.m. showdown against Wisconsin might call for more-than-usual aerial navigation. The Badgers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten Conference) are allowing an average of […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The Heartland Trophy was introduced less than a decade ago. So why does it seem like a long, lost relic to members of the Iowa football program? “If I saw it, I would remember it,” defensive tackle Carl Davis said, “but I haven’t seen it since my freshman year.” The big, […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Matt Lepay knew a fake punt was in Badgers’ bag of tricks that October day in Kinnick Stadium. But with less than 7 minutes to play, facing a fourth-and-4 from its own 26 and 10th-ranked Wisconsin trailing No. 13 Iowa, 30-24, in a key 2010 Big Ten clash at Kinnick Stadium? “As […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The attitude and approach of Wisconsin’s football program hasn’t changed much since the days of Barry Alvarez. “There’s certain things you do that are fundamentally part of who you are and what you are,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said. “Certainly, Barry did a great job of establishing that. I think […]
Wisconsin’s last game was a 56-32 win at Illinois on Oct. 19.
Iowa defensive lineman Mike Hardy, a native of Appleton, WI talks with reporters about taking on the Wisconsin Badgers.
In an era when more football teams are running spread offenses, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is bracing for a brutal encounter. Andersen’s Badgers visit Iowa for an 11 a.m. game Saturday. “It is different,” Andersen said. “We have a little bit of an advantage, playing against ourselves (in practice). “That’s college football these days. You’ve […]