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George Kittle, Micah Hyde among former Hawkeyes to have Madden NFL 21 ratings revealed

Iowa tight end George Kittle celebrates a touchdown during the Iowa-Iowa State game at Kinnick on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Iowa head Iowa State to one field goal to defeated them, 42-3.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

July 21, 2020

The annual EA Sports Madden launch ratings have been released, and Hawkeye fans will be happy to see that many Iowa alumni are rated as some of the top players in the game. Madden NFL 21, which will be released to the public on August 25, includes several former Hawkeyes. Five of these players were ...

Alaric Jackson, Coy Cronk named to Outland Trophy Watch List

Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson prepares to block during a football game between Iowa and Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 21, 2020

Iowa senior offensive linemen Alaric Jackson and Coy Cronk have been named to the 2020 Outland Trophy Watch List, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced Tuesday. The trophy is presented to the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman on offense or defense. Iowa is on...

Chauncey Golston named to Nagurski Trophy Watch List

Iowa defensive end Chauncey Golston tackles Northwestern quarter back Aidan Smith during a game against Northwestern at Ryan Field on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 20-0. The Hawkeyes had a total of 63 tackles.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 21, 2020

Iowa senior defensive end Chauncey Golston has been named to the 2020 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced Tuesday. The trophy is presented to the nation’s defensive player of the year. Golston (6-foot-5, 272-pounds), a Detroit, Michi...

National sports reporters have variety of opinions toward college football season

Iowa running back Toren Young runs the ball during the Iowa football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redhawks 38-14.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

July 20, 2020

The twists and turns of trying to play college football amid a pandemic have amplified in the past weeks. First, the Ivy League announced it would cancel sports through the rest of 2020. Then, the Big Ten announced it will be playing a conference-only schedule in the fall if college football can e...

Former Iowa running back Samson Evans transfers to Eastern Michigan

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 20, 2020

Former Iowa running back Samson Evans has officially transferred to Eastern Michigan, 247 Sports first reported on Monday. Evans announced on Twitter May 18 that he was entering the NCAA transfer portal after spending two seasons with the Hawkeyes. Eastern Michigan has created a player profile for...

Report shows Iowa was aware of ‘serious racial bias’ within football program after internal investigation

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 20, 2020

Dozens of Black former Iowa football players began speaking out in early June about alleged racial disparities within the program and the mistreatment of Black players. According to a report by Hawkeye Nation, a document shows the Iowa athletics department knew about the extent of these problems over a year ago. A ni...

Iowa football players Djimon Colbert, Brandon Smith sense change in program’s culture

Iowa linebacker Djimon Colbert speaks at a press conference on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Pacha Family Club Room in Kinnick Stadium. Colbert answered questions regarding the current environment within the team and the growing communication between the players.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 19, 2020

Djimon Colbert marched in the streets of Iowa City earlier this summer to fight for racial equality. Brandon Smith witnessed his home state of Mississippi remove a confederate symbol from its flag. Both players, Black starters on the Iowa football team, have witnessed change inside and outside of th...

Sam LaPorta named to Mackey Award Preseason Watch List

Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta receives a pass during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. LaPorta finished with 44 yards off of 6 catches.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 17, 2020

Iowa sophomore tight end Sam LaPorta has been named to the 2020 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. The Highland, Illinois, native is one of only three sophomores named to the 36-player watch list. Presented annually by the Friends of John Mackey, the award goes to the nation’s most outst...

NCAA issues next set of return-to-sport guidelines

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

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 16, 2020

The NCAA announced Thursday its third set of safety recommendations for sports to return this fall. These recommendations provide updates about the protection of athletes and prevention of community spread of COVID-19. The guidelines are expected to be followed by Power Five teams that are retur...

Iowa head coaches using social media to encourage mask wearing

Coach Rick Heller takes the field during the game against Bradley on March 26, 2019 at Duane Banks Field. The Hawks took the victory, 4-2.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

July 16, 2020

While fall sports remain uncertain as concerns with COVID-19 continue, many University of Iowa coaches have come forward on social media to promote wearing a face covering to help prevent the spread of the virus. In a video posted on the Iowa Hawkeyes social media pages earlier this month, Iowa ...

Iowa football notebook: Updates on investigation, plans for national anthem, Jack Koerner

Iowa wide receiver Brandon Smith speaks at a press conference on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Pacha Family Club Room in Kinnick Stadium.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 16, 2020

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz said at a Thursday press conference that he met with lawyers from the Kansas City law firm Husch Blackwell this past week to discuss the allegations of racial disparities that the program, which has been led by Ferentz since 1999, currently faces. Iowa athle...

Iowa football program trying to mitigate spread of coronavirus

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 16, 2020

The Iowa football program started voluntary workouts June 8, and since then no player or coach has known what the next day will bring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "It’s brought a lot of unique challenges, especially with all the people who pop up with [the virus] and then people around them ha...