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T.J. Hockenson’s NFL decision made, will announce later

Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson runs after making a catch during Iowa's game against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers 48-31.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

January 1, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. - T.J. Hockenson could very well have played his final game in a Hawkeye uniform. Only the he knows, and he's not giving too many clues as to whether or not he's made a decision to return for another season of Iowa football or enter his name into the NFL Draft in April. "I have an idea...

Senior walk-ons lead the way in Outback victory

Iowa safety Jake Gervase intercepts a pass in the end zone during the Outback Bowl game between Iowa and Mississippi State at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs 27-22.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

January 1, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. – When Iowa needed a spark offensively, the offense turned to wide receiver Nick Easley. When the defense needed a stop, safety Jake Gervase was in the right spot. Neither player started out on scholarship, but both seniors proved to be the Outback Bowl’s most impactful players...

Back-and-forth Outback Bowl swings Iowa’s way

Iowa safety Jake Gervase celebrates after breaking up a pass to seal Iowa's victory during the Outback Bowl game between Iowa and Mississippi State at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs 27-22.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

January 1, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. – The momentum pendulum swung both ways for nearly the entire 60 minutes of action, but when the final whistle blew, it was Iowa (9-4) coming out on top over No. 18 Mississippi State (8-5) in the 2019 Outback Bowl. What started out as a game where Iowa had negative yardage after the...

Iowa takes down Mississippi State, wins Outback Bowl

Iowa takes down Mississippi State, wins Outback Bowl

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

January 1, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. - It went down to the wire, but Iowa defeated No. 18 Mississippi State, 27-22, to win the 2019 Outback Bowl. Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley completed 21 of his 31 passes for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns, proving to be the offense's catalyst on a day where there was little success in running...

Halftime reactions – Iowa vs. Mississippi State

Halftime reactions - Iowa vs. Mississippi State

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

January 1, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. - Halfway through the Outback Bowl, Iowa leads No. 18 Mississippi State, 17-6. The Hawkeyes have fewer than 100 yards of total offense (97), but have all the momentum heading into halftime. Pregame Editor Adam Hensley gives his observations: Iowa contained Nick Fitzgerald well. Heading into the...

DITV Tailgate Series: The Outback Bowl

An Iowa fan cheers as the band passes during the Outback Bowl New Years Eve Parade in Ybor City, Florida on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Beau Bowman, DITV Sports Director

January 1, 2019

Photos: 2019 Outback Bowl

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley calls an audible during the Outback Bowl game between Iowa and Mississippi State at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Bulldogs 27-22.

Nick Rohlman, Photo Editor

January 1, 2019

Photos: New Years Eve in Tampa

The Iowa spirit squad and Herky perform during the Outback Bowl New Years Eve Parade in Ybor City, Florida on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Nick Rohlman

December 31, 2018

The Hawkeye marching band takes on Tampa

The Iowa Marching Band performs during the Hawkeye Huddle event in Tampa, Florida on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Beau Bowman, DITV Sports Director

December 31, 2018

Hawkeye offense set to clash with standout Mississippi State defense

Iowa running back Mehki Sargent carries the ball during the Iowa vs. Nebraska game on Friday, November 23, 2018. Iowa defeated the Huskers 31-28.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

December 31, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. – The season comes down to this. On Tuesday, Iowa takes on No. 18 Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl. “It's a great Bowl game on every level,” Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said. “The biggest thing is you know you're going to play a tough, aggressive football team on game day,...

Iowa defense prepared for Mississippi State’s Fitzgerald

Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald throws a pass during a practice at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida on Saturday Dec. 29, 2018.

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

December 31, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. – Iowa has a tall task standing in its way on Tuesday. Literally. Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald stands at 6-foot-5 and weighs 230 pounds, and he’s arguably the most dynamic quarterback the Hawkeyes will face this season. “He definitely brings another set of challenges...

Iowa spirit squad defeats Mississippi State in tug-of-war

An Iowa spirit squad member encourages a teammate during a tug of war against Mississippi State’s cheerleaders at Outback Bowl Beach Day at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater, Florida on Sunday December 30, 2018. The day’s festivities included a variety of events for fans and general merrymaking

Beau Bowman, DITV Sports Director

December 30, 2018