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The statue of Duke Slater is seen outside the north end zone of Kinnick Stadium during Iowa football media day on Friday, August 9, 2019. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Regents approve UI’s request to name field at Kinnick Stadium after Duke Slater

Robert Read, Summer Editor July 28, 2021

The playing field inside Kinnick Stadium has a new name: Duke Slater Field. The state Board of Regents approved by consensus the University of Iowa’s request to name the playing field at Kinnick...

Iowa wide receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. answers questions during day two of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, July 23. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa wide receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. taking advantage of name, image, likeness opportunities

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 28, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — In a perfect world, Tyrone Tracy Jr. would form a partnership with Nike. Or his favorite sports drink: Bodyarmor. Now, the Hawkeye junior wide receiver has the chance to capitalize...

Jun 2, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team guard Brandon Scherff (75) stands on the field prior to drills as part of an OTA at Inova Sports Performance Center.

Former Hawkeye Brandon Scherff playing under franchise tag with Washington Football Team

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter July 25, 2021

Former Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff has lived up to his first-round potential since being the No. 5 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Washington Football Team. Scherff won the...

Iowa players Zach VanValkenburg, Tyrone Tracy Jr., and Tyler Linderbaum discuss Iowa football on Big Ten Network during day two of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, July 23.

Iowa football notebook: VanValkenburg a leader on the d-line, analyzing the two-deep

Robert Read, Summer Editor July 23, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — Iowa defensive end Zach VanValkenburg was an incoming transfer from Division II Hillsdale College two years ago. But on Friday, the sixth-year senior was one of the Hawkeye football...

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. answers questions during day two of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, July 23. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Hoosiers, Penix Jr. ready for season-opener against Iowa

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor July 23, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — On Nov. 28, 2020, University of Indiana football quarterback Michael Penix Jr. suffered an ACL injury for the second time in his Hoosier career. On a routine run play, Penix angled...

Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck walks off the field during day one of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, July 22.

Big Ten football coaches enthusiastic about name, image, and likeness

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 23, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — Minnesota head football coach P.J. Fleck is enthusiastic about the prospect of student-athletes around the country profiting from name, image, and likeness. Especially in Minneapolis.  “I’m...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz answers a question during day two of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, July 23. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa football program’s COVID-19 vaccination rate ‘not quite 70 percent,’ head coach Kirk Ferentz says

Robert Read, Summer Editor July 23, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz said his team’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is “not quite 70 percent" as of Friday, the final day of the 2021 Big Ten Media Days. Ferentz,...

The Big Ten Championship Trophy is shown during day one of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, July 22.

Recap: Kirk Ferentz, six other Big Ten coaches take the stand during Day 2 of Big Ten Media Days

Robert Read, Summer Editor July 23, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The second and final day of the 2021 Big Ten Football Media Days is underway. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is scheduled to take the podium at 11:30 a.m. (CT). Ferentz, as well as...

Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during Day 1 of the 2021 Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 22.

Highlights from Day 1 of the 2021 Big Ten Football Media Days

Robert Read and Austin Hanson July 22, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — Head coaches and player representatives from seven Big Ten teams participated in the first day of the conference's 2021 media days on Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Daily Iowan...

University of Illinois head football coach Bret Bielema speaks during Day 1 of the 2021 Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 22, 2021.

Former Hawkeye Bret Bielema ready for next chapter of Big Ten career with Illinois

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor July 22, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — At first glance, newly-hired University of Illinois head football coach Brett Bielema’s left leg looks quite ordinary. Upon further examination, however, the presence of a black,...

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