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Attorney for eight former Hawkeye football players responds to UI rejecting demands

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz watch the game during Iowa's game at Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons said in a statement Monday that the eight Black former Iowa football players that he represents remain determined despite the University of Iowa rejecting their demands for a $20 million payment and for head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, and A...

Nelson key to Detroit’s rushing success, Kittle dominates on Sunday Night Football in NFL Week 6

Detroit Lions offensive lineman Matt Nelson (67) stretches during their joint training camp practice with the New England Patriots at their team headquarters in Allen Park, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

In his time as a Hawkeye football player, Matt Nelson’s job was to attack quarterbacks and running backs. Now, in the NFL, he is tasked with protecting them. A mainstay on Iowa’s defensive line from 2015-18, Nelson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions following his c...

UI athletics department reports COVID-19 testing update

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

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

The University of Iowa athletics department announced Monday that it conducted 660 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of Oct. 12-18 and received six positive tests and 654 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes athletes, coaches, and staff. A tot...

Opinion | Week 1 is here, but challenges remain

Iowa players take the field during a football game between Iowa and Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The Wolverines celebrated homecoming and defeated the Hawkeyes, 10-3.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 18, 2020

This wasn’t a story I necessarily thought I was going to write this fall. When the Big Ten postponed fall sports on Aug. 11, I started planning for a spring (or winter?) football season. When Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that the fall season wouldn’t be revisited, I assumed that ...

Kirk Ferentz responds to demand letter from former players

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz speaks at a press conference on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Pacha Family Club Room in Kinnick Stadium. Ferentz discussed the upcoming football season and the continuing actions that the team is working on toward strengthening inclusivity in the program. (Hannah Kinson/ The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 18, 2020

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz released a statement on Sunday in response to the demand letter sent to the University of Iowa on Oct. 5, which called for, among other things, his dismissal, and the dismissals of offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz and Athletics Department Gary Barta. "I am dis...

Eight former Iowa football players demand removal of Kirk and Brian Ferentz, Gary Barta

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz watches his players swarm the field before a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders 48-3.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 18, 2020

Eight Black former University of Iowa football players are demanding monetary compensation and the removal of head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, and Athletics Director Gary Barta, claiming they were subjected to intentional race discrimination by the coaching staff and administrat...

Bacon, Hamilton lead Iowa City High to first round playoff win

City High quarterback Raph Hamilton runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first varsity football playoff game between City High and Ottumwa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The Little Hawks defeated the Bulldogs with a score 41-16. At the beginning of the game, announcers told the crowd to wear masks and practice social distancing. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

October 16, 2020

A narrow defeat to rival Iowa City Liberty last week could have carried over into the playoffs for Iowa City High, but it didn't In their first-round Class 4A playoff game against the winless Ottumwa Bulldogs, the Little Hawks' running game led to a 41-16 victory. “We had a very good week,...

Punting battle coming to an end for Iowa football ahead of first game

Iowa Punter Ryan Gersonde sits on the bench during a game against Purdue University on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes 24 to 15.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 15, 2020

The Michael Sleep-Dalton era is over. The Arizona State graduate transfer impressed in his only season with the Hawkeyes but now the starting punter job is up for grabs just a little over a week away from game day. Freshman Tory Taylor, redshirt junior Ryan Gersonde, and redshirt sophomore trans...

Dane Belton a versatile piece in the Hawkeye secondary

Iowa defensive back Dane Belton tackles Purdue tight end Brycen Hopkins during the Iowa football game against Purdue at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers 26-20.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 14, 2020

Dane Belton started last season on Iowa’s scout team. Now, he may be the best player at two different positions on the Hawkeye defense. As a freshman in 2019, Belton sat during Iowa’s first three games before seeing his first playing time. “We had some scrimmages against each other in practice,” Belton...

Iowa coaches, players taking notice of Charlie Jones in preseason practices

Wide Receivers coach Kelton Copeland walks up to the podium to address members of the press during football media day in Kinnick Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Copeland and all Iowa coaches wore masks until they reached the podium six feet from the first row of chairs.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 14, 2020

Charlie Jones redshirted during his freshman year at Buffalo, played a singular yet productive season, transferred to Iowa, joined the football program as a walk-on, and sat out the 2019 season. Now, after waiting the required year between transfers, Jones is climbing his way up in a talented g...

Former Hawkeyes struggle in Week 5 of the NFL season

Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs runs a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 28, 2020. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images/TNS)

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

October 14, 2020

Week 5 of the NFL season was not kind to last year’s NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers. The losing-record Miami Dolphins marched into Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and punished the Bay Area football team 43-17 after flying across the country for a 1:05 Pacific time kickoff. The Dolph...

Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley carries the ball 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, Pregame Editor

October 14, 2020

Iowa sophomore offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum has been named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List, the Boomer Esiason Foundation announced Wednesday. In its 17th year, the Rimington Trophy is awarded to the nation’s premier center in college football. Former Hawkeye and current Los Angeles Ram,...