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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and Defensive Line Coach Kelvin Bell talk to the team 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.

Assistant Iowa football coaches address verdict in Chauvin trial, current state of Hawkeye program’s culture

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 21, 2021

Kelvin Bell felt both a sense of sadness and relief Tuesday afternoon after he was notified via Twitter that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in...

Iowa defensive lineman Lukas Van Ness (left) and defensive lineman Noah Shannon (right) run drills during Iowa football spring practice on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa football notebook: Noah Shannon’s progress on the D-Line, state of the LB room, the ‘Tight End U’ Olympics

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 20, 2021

Noah Shannon still remembers his “Welcome to Iowa football” moment. As a scout team player on the defensive line during his first year with the Hawkeyes back in 2018, Shannon was escorted away...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras (7) throws a pass during Iowa football spring practice on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Kinnick Stadium.

Opinion | Observations from the Iowa football team’s open spring practice

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 17, 2021

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz made a quick stop by the press box at Kinnick Stadium Saturday morning before the Hawkeyes began their first open practice of the spring. “It’s good to see actual faces,”...

The Iowa wrestling team lifts up their trophies during Iowa football spring practice at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Opinion | Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium almost felt normal

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor April 17, 2021

On Saturday afternoon, Kinnick Stadium felt normal for the first time since November 2019. Prior to the start of the Hawkeyes' 9:30 a.m. practice Saturday, fans hadn't been welcomed into Kinnick...

Iowa specialist Caleb Shudak kicks off during a football game between Iowa and Michigan State in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. The Hawkeyes dominated the Spartans, 49-7.

Iowa football notebook: Shudak’s opportunity at kicker, young wide receivers standing out, filling the gaps on the D-line

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 14, 2021

When Iowa special teams coordinator LeVar Woods approached Caleb Shudak in the offseason to discuss whether the kicker planned on returning to the Hawkeye football team for a sixth season, Woods let...

Iowa wideout Tyrone Tracy, Jr. carries the ball during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Tracy, Jr. scored first in the game with this 23-yard carry.

After ‘downfall’ in production last season, Iowa wide receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. prepared for expanded role

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 13, 2021

A slight grin appeared on Tyrone Tracy Jr.’s face during Tuesday morning’s Iowa football Zoom conference as the redshirt junior wide receiver explained his role in the team’s offense heading...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras attempts a pass during a football game between Iowa and Michigan State in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. The Hawkeyes dominated the Spartans, 49-7.

Spencer Petras brushes off criticism as he competes to earn Iowa’s starting quarterback job for second-straight season

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 7, 2021

Spencer Petras is aware of the criticism his play received last year in his first season as the Iowa football team’s starting quarterback. He just doesn’t care. “Everyone has their own opinion,...

Saturday Dec. 5, 2020; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Illinois wide receiver Casey Washington (left) is tackled by Iowa defensive back Matt Hankins (right) during the second quarter of the Iowa v. Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium.

Experienced secondary set to lead Iowa football’s defense in 2021

Robert Read, Pregame Editor April 6, 2021

Iowa cornerback Matt Hankins started the Hawkeye football team’s Tuesday Zoom conference by asking reporters questions of his own. “I wanted to switch it up a little bit today,” Hankins said...

Players kneel and stand for the national anthem before the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Head Coach Kirk Ferentz did not kneel for the anthem.The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20.

Iowa football announces two open spring practice dates

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor April 1, 2021

The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday morning that Hawkeye football will host two open spring practices at Kinnick Stadium. The practices will be held...

Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and Offensive Coordinator Brian Ferentz are seen without masks during the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20. Many Iowa Coaches wore Gaitor face guards, which the CDC has suggested is not as effective against the spread of COVID-19 as a regular mask.

Iowa football notebook: Spring football underway for the Hawkeyes, Ferentz talked to Jaguars before Doyle’s brief NFL stint

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 29, 2021

Kirk Ferentz has always looked forward to spring practices. But maybe never this much. Iowa’s first of 15 spring practices is scheduled to take place on Tuesday. It comes 23 months after the program’s...

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson carries the ball during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 26-20.

Iowa football team releases depth chart ahead of spring practices

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 29, 2021

The Iowa football team begins spring practices on Tuesday, so the program released its first depth chart of 2021 on Monday to mark the occasion. The Hawkeyes lost 10 starters (five on offense, four...

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