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Productive season pivotal for Desmond King heading into contract year

Iowa defensive back Desmond King avoids a tackle from Florida wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood during the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on Monday, Jan. 2, 2016. The Gators defeated the Hawkeyes, 30-3.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2020

Desmond King is not a player Hawkeye fans will forget anytime soon. From 2013-16, the defensive back and returner played in 53 games and had 14 interceptions and 33 passes defended. His best season was in 2015 when he had eight interceptions and 13 passes defended, which helped the Hawkeyes make ...

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren sends letter to conference’s ADs addressing fall sports, training camps

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses reporters regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 31, 2020

According to a letter that was reportedly sent to Big Ten athletic directors Thursday by Commissioner Kevin Warren and Dr. Chris Kratochvil, the chair of the conference's Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, medical policies and COVID-19 testing procedures for the conference will be relea...

Kirk Ferentz ‘surprised’ by allegations from Akrum Wadley, says some of his comments were ‘flat-out not true’

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.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

Kirk Ferentz has refrained from commenting on specific allegations made against the football program in recent weeks, but Thursday he addressed what former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley said earlier this summer. On June 29, Wadley called his time with the Iowa football program from 2013-17 a "li...

Iowa AD Gary Barta: No additional personnel changes following review of Hawkeye football program

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta speaks at a press conference July 30.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said at a press conference Thursday that no additional personnel changes will be made to the Hawkeye football coaching staff following the investigation into allegations of racism and bullying within the program. Barta's announcement comes after the Kansas City ...

Review of Iowa football program states program’s rules ‘perpetuated racial or cultural biases’

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, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

A review of the Iowa football program by the Kansas City law firm Husch Blackwell found that the program's rules "perpetuated racial or cultural biases and diminished the value of cultural diversity," and that the program over-monitored players to the point that they experienced heightened anxie...

George Kittle comes in at No. 7 on NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2020 list

Iowa tight end George Kittle holds up the ball after scoring a touchdown during the Iowa-Nebraska game at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Kittle scored the first touchdown of the game.The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 28-20, to finish off a perfect regular season.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 29, 2020

George Kittle has established himself as one of the top players in the NFL since being drafted in 2017, and his peers have noticed. The former Hawkeye and current member of the San Francisco 49ers is No. 7 on the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2020 list, which is voted on by the league's curre...

Big Ten athletic departments taking different approaches to football ticket sales, stadium capacity limits for the fall

The south end of Kinnick Stadium is seen before a football game between Iowa and Minnesota on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers, 23-19. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 28, 2020

There are a lot of questions surrounding the upcoming college football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest is whether or not fans will be allowed to attend games if the season does take place. Across the Big Ten, athletic departments have taken different approaches in trying to an...

George Kittle set for another big season heading into last year of rookie deal

Iowa tight end George Kittle holds up the ball after scoring a touchdown during the Iowa-Nebraska game at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Kittle scored the first touchdown of the game.The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 28-20, to finish off a perfect regular season.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

July 26, 2020

The Iowa football program is sometimes referred to as “Tight End U” due to its tradition of producing professional players at that position. From 2012-16, the Hawkeyes had tight end George Kittle, who is now breaking records in the NFL. After amassing 737 yards and 10 TDs in the Black and G...

Iowa High School Athletic Association announces revised 2020 football schedule

An official watches play during 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)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 24, 2020

The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced Friday that, to better prepare for the 2020 varsity football season, it has developed a revised schedule plan which allows for member school adjustments due to COVID-19. A seven-week regular season will be conducted under this revised schedule, cu...

Iowa City high school football programs adapting to changes amid COVID-19

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.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

July 23, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, high school football coaches and student-athletes around the country have been wondering what their fall seasons are going to look like. Many high schools are considering a hybrid or online-only start to the school year, which would have a significant impact on fall ...

Iowa’s Ihmir Smith-Marsette named to Hornung Award Watch List

Iowa wideout Ihmir Smith-Marsette celebrates a kick-return touchdown during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Smith-Marsette scored rushing, receiving, and return touchdowns in the game.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 23, 2020

Iowa senior wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2020 Paul Hornung Award, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Thursday. The award honors the most versatile player in college football. The watch list is comprised of 50 players. It is the second strai...

Former Iowa quarterback Nathan Chandler thriving in real estate business

Nathan Chandler is sacked by MSU linebacker Mark Goebel during the second quarter of play.  Chandler had 9 carries for negative 24 yards. Nicholas Wynia/The Daily Iowan

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

July 22, 2020

When things get tough at Chandler Real Estate Investments, CEO Nathan Chandler remembers getting booed after being down 14-0 to top-10 ranked Michigan at Kinnick Stadium in 2003. Then the starting quarterback for the Hawkeyes, Chandler led his team back for a 30-27 win that few expected, which...