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Hawkeyes in the NFL preview | Divisional Round playoff edition

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 20, 2022

Only eight teams are still alive in this season’s NFL playoffs, and there is a former Iowa football player on each of them. A former Hawkeye is on the active roster, injured reserve, or practice...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz applauds the Military Hero of the Game during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 33-23 at the last home game of the season.

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz to rework personal diversity advisory committee

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor January 18, 2022

University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz is restructuring his diversity, equity, and inclusion advisory committee, he said in a letter to parents of current Hawkeye football players. In...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz walks down the sideline during the Big Ten Championship game between No. 13 Iowa and No. 2 Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The Wolverines became Big Ten Champions after defeating the Hawkeyes, 42-3.

Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz extended through 2029 season

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor January 14, 2022

The University of Iowa extended football head coach Kirk Ferentz’s contract for five years, it was announced Friday. The 66-year-old’s current contract runs through 2025, and the extension will...

Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum heads to the locker room after an injury during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17.

Iowa football center Tyler Linderbaum declares for 2022 NFL Draft

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor January 14, 2022

Iowa football’s junior center Tyler Linderbaum has declared for the 2022 NFL Draft. After four seasons with the Hawkeyes, the 6-foot-3, 290-pounder announced that he is leaving the program Friday...

Iowa wide receiver Charlie Jones pumps up the crowd during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Jones had one touchdown on the day. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 33-23 at the last Iowa home game of the season.

Charlie Jones to return to Iowa football for 2022 season

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor January 13, 2022

Iowa wide receiver Charlie Jones will return to Hawkeye football in 2022 for his sixth season of college football, he announced Thursday afternoon. Jones will return to a wide receiver room that...

Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17. LaPorta caught seven passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.

Jack Campbell, Sam LaPorta announce they will return to Iowa for senior seasons

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 12, 2022

Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell and tight end Sam LaPorta will both return in 2022 for their senior seasons as Hawkeyes, they announced on social media on Wednesday afternoon. Campbell recorded 143...

Iowa defensive back Dane Belton reads the Indiana offense during a football game between No. 18 Iowa and No. 17 Indiana at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers 34-6. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa defensive back Dane Belton declares for NFL Draft

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 8, 2022

Iowa defensive back Dane Belton has declared for the 2022 NFL Draft and will forgo his senior season as a Hawkeye, he announced on social media on Saturday morning. Belton, Iowa's starting "Cash,"...

The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17.

Opinion | Projecting the 2022 Iowa football team’s starters

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 7, 2022

You know how right after the NFL Draft ends, you immediately see a way-too-early mock draft for next year within hours? This is the Iowa football version of that. The groans of Hawkeye fans leaving...

Iowa defensive back Riley Moss returns an interception for his second pick six of the day during a football game between No. 18 Iowa and No. 17 Indiana at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

Iowa cornerback Riley Moss returning for fifth season with Hawkeyes

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 5, 2022

Iowa cornerback Riley Moss, the 2021 Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year, will return in 2022 for a fifth season with the Hawkeyes, he announced on social media Wednesday morning. Moss just completed...

Iowa offensive lineman Mason Richman lifts up Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta during the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17.

Grading the Iowa football team’s 20-17 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 2, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — Daily Iowan Pregame Editor Robert Read graded the Iowa football team’s performance in all three phases after the Hawkeyes’ 20-17 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Offense...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras walks off the field after the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl between No. 15 Iowa and No. 22 Kentucky at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17. Petras through as interception at the end of the game which gave Kentucky possession of the ball.

Opinion | Spencer Petras isn’t Iowa’s answer at QB, but he deserves better from fans

Robert Read, Pregame Editor January 1, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — Quarterback Spencer Petras stood in front of a white brick wall just around the corner from Iowa’s locker room at Camping World Stadium about half an hour after the end of the Citrus...

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