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Goodson named DI Newcomer of the Year

Goodson named DI Newcomer of the Year

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

April 2, 2020

Tyler Goodson didn’t need a lot of time to prove he belonged in the Big Ten. In just the second game — and first Big Ten game — of his career, the true freshman ran for 53 yards on 10 carries. But that was only a small glimpse of what he could do. Two weeks later against Middle Tenne...

Iowa football transitions to remote workouts

Iowa football transitions to remote workouts

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

April 1, 2020

Kirk Ferentz has his priorities set. That much was clear on his teleconference on Tuesday when he spoke to the media for the first time since spring football was moved. While the Hawkeye head coach would love to have football back as soon as possible, he understands the complications that ...

Wirfs lighting it up at the NFL Combine

Wirfs lighting it up at the NFL Combine

Robert Read, Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

Former Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs showcased his elite athleticism at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday. Wirfs, standing at 6-foot-5, 320 pounds, is the combination of size and speed that should make him a popular name among NFL scouts. Thursday, Wirfs put up 24 reps on the bench press...

Ferentz talks Iowa football’s 2020 recruiting class

Ferentz talks Iowa football’s 2020 recruiting class

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

February 5, 2020

It appears that Iowa liked what it saw from punter Michael Sleep-Dalton throughout the 2019 season. For the second year in a row, the Hawkeyes’ roster will feature a punter from down under. Tory Taylor, a native of Melbourne, Australia, will compete for the punting job with sophomore Ryan ...

Barta speaks on new role in CFP and more

Barta speaks on new role in CFP and more

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

February 3, 2020

For the first time since being named the chair of the College Football Playoff committee, Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta took to the podium to discuss his new role among other items. Barta, who was named the CFP chair on Jan. 22, will take over for Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens. In his n...

Former Hawkeyes set to battle for the Lombardi Trophy

Former Hawkeyes set to battle for the Lombardi Trophy

Robert Read, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

The state of Iowa will be split this Super Bowl Sunday. Five former Hawkeyes will be in Miami when the San Francisco 49ers battle the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.  Both teams have two Iowa players on their roster, while the 49ers also sport one on their practice squad. No matter th...

Barta named 2020 College Football Playoff selection committee chair

Barta named 2020 College Football Playoff selection committee chair

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

January 22, 2020

Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta has been named the selection committee chair for the 2020 College Football Playoff, CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock announced Wednesday. He will replace Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens, who served as the chair for the past two seasons. Barta previously...

Petras enters 2020 as favorite for starting quarterback

Petras enters 2020 as favorite for starting quarterback

Robert Read, Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

For the first time in three years, there’s a quarterback competition in Iowa City. Nate Stanley’s run as the starter under center for the Hawkeyes came to an end with Iowa’s 49-24 victory over USC in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. The frontrunner to take over for Stanley next year is Spencer...

Ferentz recaps 2019 Hawkeye football season

Ferentz recaps 2019 Hawkeye football season

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

January 20, 2020

When Iowa fell short of its original goal to reach the Big Ten Championship, it shifted its focus quickly. It wanted 10 wins. It reached that mark with a 49-24 victory over USC in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. But there’s a chance the Hawkeyes wouldn’t have reached double-digit wins if it wasn’t...

Karras, Slater named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Karras, Slater named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Robert Read, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Former standout Iowa football players Alex Karras and Fred "Duke" Slater have been named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They were inducted as a part of the 2020 Centennial Class. Karras played defensive end for the Hawkeyes in 1956 and 1957. The Gary, Indiana, native earned All-American honors...

Wirfs set to enter 2020 NFL Draft

Wirfs set to enter 2020 NFL Draft

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

January 14, 2020

Tristan Wirfs, the final Iowa player with an NFL decision, has chosen to enter the 2020 NFL Draft, he announced on his Instagram page Tuesday. “These past 3 years have been the ride of a lifetime,” Wirfs wrote in his post. “Getting to compete with my brothers and represent the state of Iowa i...

Young to forgo senior season with Hawkeyes

Young to forgo senior season with Hawkeyes

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

January 14, 2020

On the same day defensive end A.J. Epenesa declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, running back Toren Young announced that he will forgo his fifth and final season at Iowa. Young wrote in a tweet that he will use the spring to focus on graduating, along with preparing for a future on and off the field. "After...