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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Iowa wide receiver Seth Anderson celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a football game between No. 25 Iowa and Utah State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Aggies, 24-14.

Iowa football Week 1 column | Hawkeye offense flashy early, but is only marginally improved

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor September 2, 2023

For a brief moment on Saturday, the Iowa football offense was a paradise: a land of deep-throw connections with wide-open receivers, confident plays in the red zone, and, believe it or not, passing...

Iowa defensive back Deshaun Lee celebrates during a football game between No. 25 Iowa and Utah State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes lead the Aggies, 17-3, at halftime.

Iowa cornerback DeShaun Lee delivers in his Hawkeye debut against Utah State

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor September 2, 2023

In Iowa football’s 24-14 season-opening victory over Utah State on Saturday, cornerback Deshaun Lee demonstrated what it meant to be a Ball Hawk.  Back in fall camp, the redshirt freshman beat...

Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara prepares to throw the ball during a football game between No. 25 Iowa and Utah State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Aggies, 24-14.

Iowa football senior quarterback Cade McNamara makes Hawkeye debut in 24-14 win over Utah State

Colin Votzmeyer, Assistant Sports Editor September 2, 2023

One week ago, Iowa football quarterback Cade McNamara was questionable to start in the Hawkeyes’ season opener against Utah State. Come Saturday, McNamara not only suited up — his first ever pass...

Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara scrambles during a football game between No. 25 Iowa and Utah State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Aggies, 24-14.

Iowa football starts the season strong with 24-14 win over Utah State.

Cooper Worth, Sports Reporter September 2, 2023

Iowa football’s offense looked rejuvenated against Utah State Saturday, defeating the Aggies, 24-14, in its home opener at Kinnick Stadium.   All eyes were on Michigan transfer QB Cade McNamara,...

Highlight to Watch: Iowa QB Cade McNamara’s second TD of the day

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor September 2, 2023

New Iowa QB Cade McNamara continues to set the tone for the Hawkeyes in their contest against Utah State. After throwing a 36-yard TD toss to Seth Anderson, McNamara's next drive went 75 yards and...

Iowa wide receiver Seth Anderson prepares to catch the ball during a football game between No. 25 Iowa and Utah State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes lead the Aggies, 17-3, at halftime.

Highlight to Watch: Iowa QB Cade McNamara’s first TD pass as a Hawkeye

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor September 2, 2023

It didn't take long for new Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara to make an impact. After a 54-yard kickoff return from Hawkeye running back Kaleb Johnson, Iowa rushed for three yards on its first offensive...

The Iowa football team huddles during a spring football practice at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Live updates | Iowa football opens 2023 season, hosts Utah State

Colin Votzmeyer, Assistant Sports Editor September 2, 2023

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa football will open its 2023 season hosting the Utah State Aggies inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday with an 11:03 a.m. kickoff. Senior quarterback Cade McNamara will make the...

Iowa Quarterback Cade McNamara talks with teammates during a spring football practice at the Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Iowa QB Cade McNamara will start Week 1 against Utah State

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor September 2, 2023

New Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara is set to make his Hawkeye debut on Saturday against Utah State.  McNamara took a fall on a scramble at open practice on Aug. 12 but was able to walk off the...

Iowa linebacker Jay Higgins walks off the field during a football game between Iowa and South Dakota State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

Where to watch Iowa football take on Utah State in its season-opening game

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor September 1, 2023

The Iowa Hawkeyes look to improve upon an 8-5 2022 season and win the Big Ten West for the first time in 2021.  With USC, UCLA, Oregon, and Washington joining the Big Ten conference next season, the...

Iowa wide receiver Nico Ragaini (89) runs after a reception  during a football game between Iowa and Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.

Weekly Wager | The Daily Iowan’s official bettor’s guide for Week 1 of the Iowa football season

Pete Ruden and Matt McGowan September 1, 2023

Pete Ruden's Picks Iowa -25 I don’t love laying a number this big with Iowa, but this reminds me of last year’s game against Nevada. Iowa entered as a 24.5-point favorite and swiftly decimated...

Iowa tight end Luke Lachey gets hit by Minnesota defensive back Tyler Nubin after a reception during a football game between Iowa and Minnesota at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Lachey caught five passes for 77 yards and received more targets later in the game after starting tight end Sam LaPorta exited with injury. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers, 13-10.

On the Line | Daily Iowan football staff picks a slate of Week 1 college football games

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor September 1, 2023

Utah State @ Iowa  Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor (0-0): Iowa – I’m way more scared of Jack Rabbits than Aggies.  Kenna Roering, Sports Editor (0-0): Iowa –  Iowa’s defense is too good...

Senior Special Assistant to the Head Coach Jon Budmayr talks to media during Iowa football media day in Iowa City on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023.

Iowa football assistant coach Jon Budmayr works behind the plays

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor August 31, 2023

It’s safe to say Iowa starting quarterback Cade McNamara wouldn’t be a Hawkeye right now without Jon Budmayr.  Budmayr was an Iowa offensive analyst last season after spending 2021 as the offensive...

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