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Despite Big Ten football returning this fall, Iowa’s sports cuts remain final

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta (left) and UI President Bruce Harreld (right) speak during the Hawkeye Huddle at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 17, 2020

Football will be played in the Big Ten this fall, but the University of Iowa's decision to discontinue four sports programs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year remains final, Athletic Director Gary Barta said in a video conference Thursday. Barta and UI President Bruce Harreld announced i...

Hawkeyes react to Big Ten’s decision to play football season this fall

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz speaks to his team during a football game between Iowa and Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Hawkeyes retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy for the fifth consecutive year, downing the Cyclones, 18-17.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 16, 2020

Following weeks of speculation, the Big Ten made it official Wednesday morning — the conference will have a football season this fall. The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to resume the conference's football season starting Oct. 23-24. The conference had previ...

Big Ten will not sell public tickets to football games this fall

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

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 16, 2020

A Big Ten football season will take place this fall, but as of now no fans will be allowed to attend. Penn State's Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour said on the Big Ten Network Wednesday morning that, under the direction of the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors, there...

Big Ten calls an audible, will play football season this fall

Iowa players walk onto the field for the first game of their season  against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redhawks 38-14.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 16, 2020

The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors has voted unanimously to resume the conference's football season starting Oct. 23-24. The conference previously announced on Aug. 11 that all fall sports in the conference, including football, were postponed because of ongoing concerns with the COVID-19...

Former Hawkeyes shine in primetime, Kittle suffers knee injury in NFL’s opening week

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant (87) catches a ball during training camp at UCHealth Training Center on Aug. 11, 2019 in Englewood, Colo. (Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images/TNS)

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 15, 2020

The first week of the 2020 NFL season ended with the second game of a Monday Night Football doubleheader. Former Hawkeyes took over in primetime. The Tennessee Titans narrowly defeated the Denver Broncos, 16-14. The first touchdown of the game was scored by Noah Fant. The former all-Big Ten H...

Iowa football radio broadcasters Gary Dolphin and Ed Podolak waiting for return to booth

Iowa play-by play radio announcer Gary Dolphin interviews UI president Bruce Harreld and athletic director Gary Bartaduring the Hawkeye Huddle event in Tampa, Florida on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

September 15, 2020

Football has kicked off across the country, but the Hawkeyes and other Big Ten institutions remain waiting at the starting gate, still uncertain of when their race will start. With no Iowa football so far this fall, the Kinnick Stadium broadcast booth has remained empty, as veteran radio broad...

Local businesses feeling the effects of no Iowa football games

Brock Dixon, the General Manager of the Iowa City Vine, is seen on Tuesday September 8, 2020.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

September 10, 2020

Hawkeye football isn’t scheduled to take place this fall, and local businesses are feeling the financial effects. On Aug. 11, The Big Ten Conference confirmed what sports fans across the country had feared for months. Fall athletics, including football, would be postponed because of COVID-19. The small businesses that are the heart of the Iowa...

Opinion | Hawkeye storylines to watch as the NFL season kicks off

San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle (85) makes a catch against Jacksonville Jaguars' Barry Church (42) in the first quarter at Levi's Stadium Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 in Santa Clara, California.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 9, 2020

Pieces of red and gold confetti sprinkled down from the sky in Miami to conclude the 2019 NFL season which culminated in the Kansas City Chiefs rallying to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2. Yes, that game was only seven months ago. You’d be forgiven if you t...

College football returns to the Power Five this weekend

Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy looks to pass during a football game between Iowa and Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Hawkeyes retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy for the fifth consecutive year, downing the Cyclones, 18-17.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

It’s time to rejoice, because college football officially returns to the Power Five conferences this weekend – sort of. With Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences electing to postpone their respective football seasons until the winter or spring, only three members of the Power Five stand to play ...

Iowa lawmakers ask Big Ten to reconsider postponed football season

Spectators watch the action 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

September 8, 2020

Ten lawmakers from six states, including Iowa, sent a letter to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren and the conference's presidents and chancellors on Tuesday urging the league to reconsider its decision to postpone its football season. Lee Chatfield, speaker of Michigan's House of Representatives, wrote...

Tracking former Hawkeyes after weekend NFL roster cuts

Defensive-back Geno Stone warms-up during Iowa football vs. Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Aug. 31, 2019. Iowa defeated the Miami (Ohio) 38-14.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 7, 2020

Cuts were made around the NFL over the weekend as teams trimmed their rosters down to 53 players. Caught in the middle of those decisions were several former Hawkeyes. Many former Iowa players who may have been on the roster bubble secured a spot on their team’s final 53-man roster, while others ...