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Iowa wide receivers Keagan Johnson and Arland Bruce IV run to their positions on the line during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Illini 33-23 at the last home game of the season.

Standouts from the start: Freshmen Keagan Johnson, Arland Bruce IV taking over Iowa wide receiver room

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter November 23, 2021

Iowa’s freshman receiver Keagan Johnson caught his first college pass and scored his first college touchdown all at once. On the third play of the second quarter in Week 4, Johnson was on the...

Iowa linebacker Jestin Jacbos attempts to block a pass by Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Illini 33-23 at the last home game of the season.

One-on-one with Iowa linebacker Jestin Jacobs

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

The Daily Iowan: We’ve been wondering this for a couple weeks since you’re a pretty hard hitter. If I was standing 20 yards away from you, unpadded, and you ran at me fully padded and hit me, would...

Iowa kid captain Blake Burdof waits for an autograph from head coach Kirk Ferentz during “Kid’s Day at Kinnick” inside Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Kid Captain Blake Burdorf overcomes near-impossible odds

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

For the first five months of her pregnancy, Jamie Burdorf didn’t know she was carrying twins. Doctors told Burdorf that baby A looked good, but baby B has some slight dilation around his kidneys...

Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla looks to pass during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

Around the Big Ten | Matchups, Power Rankings for Week 13

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 23, 2021

The Daily Iowan’s Pregame Editor Robert Read ranked all 14 Big Ten football teams and previewed every Week 13 conference contest in the final regular season edition of Around the Big Ten of the year. Iowa...

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez carries the ball during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Martinez threw for 174 yards on 20 attempts.

Week 13 Scouting Notebook | No. 16 Iowa faces Nebraska

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor November 23, 2021

The matchup between the Hawkeyes and the Huskers on Friday will be the battle of the backup quarterbacks. Or, in Iowa’s case, the formerly backup quarterback. Hawkeye sophomore QB Alex Padilla...

Iowa defensive back Dane Belton cheers after a victory during a football game between No. 19 Iowa and Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Belton intercepted two passes.The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 17-12.

On the Line | Daily Iowan football staff picks Week 13 games

DI Staff November 23, 2021

The Daily Iowan football staff picks five football games every week as part of our Pregame edition. Read how the staff picked the Iowa-Nebraska matchup — as well as four other contests from this...

Iowa wide receiver Keagan Johnson carries the ball during a football game between No. 19 Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Johnson scored one touchdown with two receptions and 34 yards. The Hawkeyes defeated Gophers 27-22.

Freshman Keagan Johnson set to return to home state as Iowa battles Nebraska

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

Keagan Johnson is going home. The freshman wide receiver will return to the state he played high school football in this Friday as Iowa travels to Lincoln to take on Nebraska. Johnson went to Bellevue...

Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla throws a pass during a football game between Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Padilla threw for 206 yards on 24 attempts. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers 27-22.

Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla prepared to potentially make second career start

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 18, 2021

Alex Padilla stood on the visitor’s sideline at Ryan Field on a brisk November night. The redshirt sophomore couldn’t help but overhear his name being discussed by the Hawkeye coaching staff over...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras celebrates a touchdown from running back Tyler Goodson during a football game between No. 18 Iowa and No. 17 Indiana at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers 34-6.

One-on-one with Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor November 18, 2021

The Daily Iowan: So, we’ve asked all your teammates that we’ve talked to this question: What’s the difference between Iowa corn and Nebraska corn? You moved from California to Iowa. Have you picked...

Around the Big Ten | Matchups, power rankings for Week 12

Around the Big Ten | Matchups, power rankings for Week 12

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor November 18, 2021

Ahead of No. 17 Iowa vs. Illinois at Kinnick Stadium this Saturday, The Daily Iowan’s Assistant Sports Editor Chloe Peterson ranked all 14 Big Ten football teams and previewed every Week 12 conference...

Iowa left tackle Lukas Van Ness attempts to sack Northwestern quarterback Andrew Marty during a football game between No. 19 Iowa and Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 17-12.

Week 12 scouting notebook | No. 17 Iowa vs. Illinois

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter November 18, 2021

The No. 17 Iowa football team will host 4-6 Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.  In each of the Illini’s two upset victories this season — against Penn...

Fans participate in the wave toward the University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital during a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes 30-7.

Hawkeye fan Brandi Gloeckner excited to attend football game as Kid Captain

Emily Delgado, News Reporter November 18, 2021

Brandi Gloeckner is an avid sports fan, but she has never attended a Hawkeye football game. That will change on Saturday afternoon. Brandi, a high school sophomore, will act as the Iowa football team’s...

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