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Kirk Ferentz: ‘Disappointment’s the word’ after Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz speaks at a press conference July 30. Ferentz discussed the findings of the external review of the Iowa football program.

Isaac Goffin, Asst. Sports Editor

August 11, 2020

Sorry was the word from reporters. Disappointment was the word from Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz at a press conference shortly after the Big Ten’s decision to delay fall sports. “Disappointment’s the best word certainly but its emotional,” Ferentz said. “It’s hard. I know for...

Big Ten postpones fall 2020 sports

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

August 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday that it is postponing all fall sports for the 2020 season due to concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision includes regular-season competitions and Big Ten championships and tournaments. The conference will consider the possibility of playing these...

Iowa football players voice support for season as Big Ten’s decision on fall sports looms

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras makes a pass during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 9, 2020

Commissioners of the Power Five conferences held a meeting on Sunday due to a growing concern among college athletics officials that fall sports, including the upcoming football season, cannot be played due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by ESPN. Following a meeting on Saturday, Big Ten presidents are ready to "pull the plug" on fal...

Big Ten delaying start of padded practices

Iowa State's offense prepares for a play during a football game between Iowa and Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Hawkeyes retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy for the fifth consecutive year, downing the Cyclones, 18-17. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 8, 2020

The Big Ten announced Saturday morning that football practices in the conference will not progress to full contact as originally scheduled. Many Big Ten teams, including Iowa, began fall practices Friday in helmets only as part of a two-day acclimatization period. Following the first two days ...

Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin reportedly enters transfer portal

 Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin catches a touchdown pass during the football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 7, 2020

Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report by David Eickholt of 247 Sports. The former standout Iowa City West prep joined the Hawkeyes last summer after transferring from Michigan. Martin became immediately eligible to play for Iowa and scored h...

Schedule breakdown: Looking at the Iowa football team’s 2020 opponents

Iowa WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette catches a pass during the Iowa football vs. Penn State game in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 17-12.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 6, 2020

The Iowa football team is about a month away from kicking off its 2020 season. Or at least that’s what the schedule says. The Big Ten released its new football schedule on Wednesday. Iowa is currently set to play 10 games, all against Big Ten opponents. The schedule is subject to change depen...

Power Five conferences taking different approaches to 2020 football scheduling

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren speaks about the cancellation of the men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

August 6, 2020

Throughout the summer, major conferences around the nation have been changing schedule formats for this fall in an effort to make athletic events possible. The Ivy League was the first to announce a change to the schedule, canceling fall sports through the end of the year and leaving an optio...

Iowa limiting capacity at Kinnick Stadium for 2020 home football games

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 6, 2020

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta wrote in a letter sent to football season ticket holders Thursday that capacity will be reduced to 10,000-15,000 seats per game at Kinnick Stadium in 2020 and that there will be no season tickets. If Iowa plays its five scheduled home game, and if fans are permi...

Iowa football team ranked No. 23 in preseason Coaches Poll

Iowa defensive end Chauncey Golston tackles Northwestern quarter back Aidan Smith during a game against Northwestern at Ryan Field on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 20-0. The Hawkeyes had a total of 63 tackles.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 6, 2020

The Iowa football teams enters the 2020 football season ranked No. 23 in the nation according to the initial Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday by USA Today. Iowa is one of six Big Ten teams ranked in the poll, along with Ohio State (No. 2), Penn State (No. 7), Wisconsin (No. 12), ...

Looking back at Iowa football’s 1918 game with no fans

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

August 5, 2020

With the football season still in question and no guarantee that fans will be allowed to attend games, Iowa football is experiencing a lot of firsts. If the football team were to play in an empty stadium this year, however, it would not be the first time the Hawkeyes took the field with no st...

Schedule change, safety guidelines ensure 2020 Iowa high school football season will be unique

City and West players warmup before a 4A varsity high school football game between Iowa City High and West High at Bates Field in Iowa City on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

August 5, 2020

The governing body for Iowa high school football, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), released a revised schedule for the 2020 football season on July 24. It was another indicator of just how different this season is going to look amid the pandemic. The new schedule considers the n...

Big Ten football players form unity group, express concerns about upcoming season

Spectators watch the action during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

Football players from the Big Ten followed the lead of Pac-12 players in forming a unity group and publishing a list of demands related to the COVID-19 pandemic and player safety. The list of demands was published in a letter in The Players' Tribune through a group called College Athlete Unity (CAU) shortly after...