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Iowa kicker Drew Stevens kicks a field goal during Iowa football’s Kids’ Day at Kinnick in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Iowa introduced its 2022 kid captains before the team practiced in front of fans. Iowa looks to fill the role of kicker for 2022 after former kicker Caleb Shudak signed with Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent.

Iowa football’s kicking competition heats up during Kids Day at Kinnick

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter August 13, 2022

The Iowa football team hasn’t announced a starting kicker for the 2022 season. Two Hawkeyes are currently competing for the job. True freshman Drew Stevens and sophomore Aaron Blom made 15 kicks in...

Iowa walks onto the field with the 2022 kid captains during Iowa football’s Kids’ Day at Kinnick in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Iowa introduced its 2022 kid captains before the team practiced in front of fans.

Photos: 2022 Kids’ Day at Kinnick

Grace Smith and Jerod Ringwald August 13, 2022

Iowa hosted its 2022 Kids’ Day at Kinnick in Iowa City on Saturday. The Hawkeyes introduced several new kid captains to fans.  After the kid captains got to meet players and coaches on the field,...

Iowa defensive back Xavier Nwankpa poses for a portrait during Iowa football media day at Iowa football’s practice facility on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. The No. 1 ranked 2022 recruit from Iowa committed to the Hawkeyes in December. Nwankpa received other offers from schools like Alabama, Texas A&M, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.

Photos: 2022 Iowa football media day

Iowa football hosted its 2022 media day outside Kinnick Stadium on Friday. Iowa quarterback Spencer ​​Petras said the team is excited to compete this season.  “You never know how good a team...

Iowa safety Xavier Nwankpa interacts with the media during Hawkeye Football Media Day at the Iowa football practice facility in Iowa City on Aug. 12, 2022.

Defensive back Xavier Nwankpa picking up Iowa defense

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter August 12, 2022

Though he’s not listed on Iowa football’s preseason two-deep depth chart, freshman defensive back Xavier Nwankpa is still trying to get better. Multiple outlets listed the Pleasant Hill, Iowa, product...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz interacts with the media during Hawkeye Football Media Day at the Iowa Football practice facility in Iowa City on Aug. 12, 2022.

Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz provides injury updates ahead of Kids Day at Kinnick

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor August 12, 2022

Iowa football's wide receiving corps has been thinned out by injuries during the offseason. Sophomore Keagan Johnson and redshirt freshman Brody Brecht are both working through injuries ahead of the...

Iowa wide receiver Arland Bruce interacts with the media during Hawkeye Football Media Day at the Iowa Football practice facility in Iowa City on Aug. 12, 2022.

Kick return depth chart begins to take shape for Iowa football

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor August 12, 2022

Iowa football will have to replace one major piece of its special teams unit before the 2022 season kicks off in earnest on Sept. 3. The Hawkeyes lost returner Charlie Jones to Purdue via the transfer...

The Nile Kinnick statue is seen outside of Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.

Nile Kinnick’s legacy explored in new documentary

Jerod Ringwald, Managing Editor August 2, 2022

An Iowa State alumnus and his team are breathing life back into Iowa Hawkeye great Nile Kinnick through a 90-minute film, “Kinnick: The Documentary,” which will be released on Vimeo Aug. 24. Producer...

Rutgers punter Adam Korsak sits on the set of Big Ten Network during day two of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., on Tuesday, July 27, 2022. Korsak received questions throughout the day on what it means to be one of three starting punters from Australia in the Big Ten. The event marked the 50th annual Big Ten Media Days.

Rutgers’ Adam Korsak among new wave of Australian punters in the Big Ten

Chris Werner, Assistant Sports Editor July 27, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — Tory Taylor isn't the Big Ten's only punter from down under. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Hawkeye is one of many athletes that have benefitted from the services Prokick Australia provides. Prokick...

Iowa wide receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. catches a pass during a football game between Iowa and Maryland at Maryland Stadium on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins 51-14. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Transfer wide receivers Charlie Jones, Tyrone Tracy to fill holes in Purdue offense in 2022

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor July 27, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue football’s receiving corps is going to look a lot different in 2022 than it did in 2021. The Boilermakers lost their top two receiving options during the offseason. David Bell...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day speaks with media during day two of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., on Tuesday, July 27, 2022. The event marked the 50th annual Big Ten Media Days.

Photos: 2022 Big Ten Media Days – day two

Jerod Ringwald, Managing editor July 27, 2022

The Big Ten Conference hosted its 50th annual Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., on Wednesday. Players and coaches from Purdue, Illinois, Michigan State, Rutgers, Penn State,...

Big Ten coordinator of football officials Bill Carollo speaks with media during day one of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. The event marked the 50th annual Big Ten Media Days.

Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials discusses national official shortage in youth and high school sports

Chris Werner, Assistant Sports Editor July 27, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials Bill Carollo talked about the national official shortage in youth and high school sports on July 26 at Big Ten Football Media Days. While...

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