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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Iowa wide receiver Xavier Nwankpa tries to break up Illinois wide receiver Isaiah Williams’ catch during a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini, 15-13.

Grading Iowa football’s performance against Illinois

Matt McGowan and Brad Schultz November 19, 2023

Passing Offense: B-  After a solid performance last week against Rutgers, Iowa QB Deacon Hill kept his momentum going against Illinois, completing 19 of his 29 passes, with one touchdown and no interceptions....

Iowa tight end Addison Ostrenga dives with the ball during a football game between Iowa and Western Michigan at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 41-10. Ostrenga received the ball two times for 19 yards.

Highlight to watch: Iowa tight end Addison Ostrenga’s four-yard touchdown grab

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor November 19, 2023

After scoring a touchdown two weeks ago at Wrigley Field, Iowa tight end Addison Ostrenga found the end zone at Kinnick Stadium for the first time in his career. Facing third-and-goal early in the...

Iowa quarterback Deacon Hill hands off the ball to Iowa running back Kaleb Johnson during a football game between Iowa and Rutgers at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. Johnson carried the ball 10 times for 54 yards. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights, 22-0.

Highlight to watch: Iowa RB Kaleb Johnson’s game-winning touchdown

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor November 19, 2023

Iowa running back Kaleb Johnson entered Saturday as the third-stringer on the Hawkeyes' depth chart but would walk off the field at Kinnick Stadium as the hero in a 15-13 win over Illinois to clinch...

Fan’s turn on their flashlights at the start of the fourth quarter during a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini, 15-13.

Iowa football Week 12 column | Hawkeyes’ Big Ten West title tangible proof of finding beauty in the struggle

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor November 19, 2023

Remember my line on Iowa’s season hanging by a thread? Well, that thread was officially tied up on Saturday, as Iowa secured a spot in the Big Ten Championship next month, earning its third Big Ten...

Iowa defensive end Joe Evans celebrates after forcing a safety on Illinois during a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini, 15-13.

‘I’m not even supposed to be here’: Iowa senior Joe Evans reflects on his reasoning to return to the Hawkeyes this season

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor November 18, 2023

After his last-ever game at Kinnick Stadium, Iowa defensive end Joe Evans looked like he had just played in the Black and Gold for the first time. The only difference: six years of experience under...

Iowa running back Kaleb Johnson carries the ball during a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini, 15-13.

Iowa RB Kaleb Johnson breaks out of slump and powers Iowa past Illinois

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter November 18, 2023

With less than five minutes left in the game, the No. 16 Iowa football team was in desperate need of a spark. Having been outgained, 103-42, in the third quarter against Illinois, Iowa found itself...

Iowa defensive back Koen Entringer (left) and Iowa linebacker Nick Jackson tackle Illinois quarterback John Paddock during a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini, 15-13.

Photos: Iowa football vs. Illinois

Cody Blissett and Emily Nyberg November 18, 2023

Iowa defeated Illinois, 13-15, claiming the Big 10 West during the senior day football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. Iowa put points on the board first after forcing a safety on Illinois during...

Iowa punter Tory Taylor acknowledges fans after a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Taylor punted for 413 total yards, averaging 51.6 per play. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 15-13.

No. 16 Iowa football beats Illinois, 15-13, after trailing majority of game, clinches Big Ten West division

Cooper Worth, Pregame Reporter November 18, 2023

The Iowa football team defeated Illinois, 15-13, at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, clinching the Big Ten West Division for the first time since 2021.  Hawkeye quarterback Deacon Hill continued his streak...

Iowa football fans line up outside Kinnick Stadium before a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Illinois in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023.

Photos: Tailgate – No. 16 Iowa vs Illinois

Jordan Barry, Photojournalist November 18, 2023

Football fans gathered around Iowa City to tailgate before a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Illinois on Saturday. Before the game, The Hawkeye’s record sits at 8-2 and the Fighting Illini sits...

Iowa defensive end Joe Evans tries to tackle Minnesota running back Sean Tyler during a football game between No. 24 Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. Tyler had 23 rushing yards. The Golden Gophers defeated the Hawkeyes, 12-10.

Highlight to Watch: Iowa defensive end Joe Evans’ safety

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor November 18, 2023

It didn't take long for Iowa defensive end Joe Evans to excite the Black and Gold faithful in his final game at Kinnick Stadium. On third-and-12 in Illinois' opening drive, the 6-foot-2, 252-pounder...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras hands off the ball to running back Kaleb Johnson during a football game between Iowa and Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. The Fighting Illini defeated the Hawkeyes, 9-6. Johnson carried the ball nine times for 26 yards.

Live updates | No. 16 Iowa football’s Senior Day matchup against Illinois

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor November 18, 2023

IOWA CITY, IA – The 16th-ranked Iowa football team will host Illinois on Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium. Sitting at 8-2 overall with a 5-2 mark against conference opponents, the Hawkeyes have...

Connor Colby, second from left, and other Iowa offensive linemen walk onto the field during Iowa football media day in Iowa City on Aug. 11.

One-on-one with Iowa offensive lineman Connor Colby

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor November 16, 2023

The Daily Iowan: If you didn’t play football, what would you be doing on Saturdays? Connor Colby: I would probably be watching football. Who’s your favorite team? I was a Steelers fan...

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