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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz walks down the sideline during the Big Ten Championship game between No. 13 Iowa and No. 2 Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The Wolverines became Big Ten Champions after defeating the Hawkeyes, 42-3.

Iowa football team going for 11th win of the season against Kentucky in Citrus Bowl

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 14, 2021

Black banners celebrating the bowl games the Hawkeye football program has participated in over the years cover the walls and overlook the turf field in Iowa’s indoor practice facility. The year of...

Iowa defensive back Dane Belton reads the Indiana offense 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. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Citrus Bowl a homecoming for Iowa defensive back Dane Belton

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor December 14, 2021

Dane Belton has been on the precipice of playing a game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, multiple times in the last eight years. The junior defensive back for the Hawkeyes grew up in...

Former Iowa quarterback Drew Tate remembers The Catch in 2005 Capital One Bowl

Former Iowa quarterback Drew Tate remembers ‘The Catch’ in 2005 Capital One Bowl

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor December 14, 2021

A last-second field goal would have won Iowa the 2005 Capital One Bowl. Instead, a 56-yard, last-second heave for a game-winning, walk-off touchdown provided Hawkeye football fans with one of the...

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) hurdles Tennessee defense for a first down during an SEC football game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Kentucky Wildcats at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.

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Iowa football to face former Penn State quarterback Will Levis in Citrus Bowl

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor December 14, 2021

The Iowa football team will take on Kentucky for the first time in program history in this year’s Citrus Bowl. But it won’t be the Hawkeyes’ first time seeing Wildcat quarterback Will Levis. Iowa...

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson rushes the ball as quarterback Spencer Petras fakes a pass during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Corn Huskers 28-21. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa football notebook | Citrus Bowl edition

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 14, 2021

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has not named a starting quarterback for the Citrus Bowl, nor has he indicated if Spencer Petras and Alex Padilla will both see snaps against Kentucky. Petras started...

Iowa defensive lineman Zach VanValkenburg hoists the Heroes Trophy after a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 28-21. The Cornhuskers have yet to beat the Hawkeyes since 2014.

Citrus Bowl scouting notebook | No. 15 Iowa vs. No. 22 Kentucky

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter December 14, 2021

Nicknamed the “Big Blue Wall,” Kentucky’s offensive line is one of the best fronts in the nation. The group is one of four finalists for the Joe Moore Award — given to the most outstanding...

Iowa defensive back Riley Moss celebrates an interception on the sideline during a football game between Iowa and Maryland at Maryland Stadium on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins 51-14. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Around the Big Ten | Matchups, power rankings for bowl season

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor December 14, 2021

Power Rankings Michigan — Iowa fans have no reason to contest this ranking. Ohio State — Isn’t the Big Ten runner-up supposed to be in the Rose Bowl? Michigan State — The Big Ten...

Iowa enters the field before the Big Ten Championship game between No. 13 Iowa and No. 2 Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Iowa last appeared in the Big Ten Championship in 2015 where the Hawkeyes were defeated by Michigan State.The Wolverines became Big Ten Champions after defeating the Hawkeyes, 42-3.

On the Line | Daily Iowan football staff picks Citrus Bowl, other postseason games

DI Staff December 14, 2021

The Daily Iowan football staff picked 10 bowl games, including the Iowa-Kentucky Citrus Bowl, to wrap up this season of On the Line. Check out everyone’s game picks below. Citrus Bowl: No. 15 Iowa...

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.

A game for Big Ten glory: Underdog Hawkeyes facing No. 2 Wolverines in conference championship game

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 2, 2021

Linebacker Jack Campbell approached his locker in the days following the Iowa football team’s 27-7 loss to Wisconsin in October. The team captain noticed a piece of paper waiting for him next to...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras lines up behind center Tyler Linderbaum during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Petras replaced quarterback Alex Padilla at the start of third quarter. The Hawkeyes defeated the Corn Huskers 28-21.

One-on-one with Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

The Daily Iowan: So, the first question I have for you is this: Obviously, everyone wants to push the narrative that the NFL is the dream of all good football players. Was that something you actually...

Iowa linebacker Jestin Jacobs makes a tackle during a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes with a score of 30-7.

Big Ten Championship scouting notebook | No. 13 Iowa vs. No. 2 Michigan

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter December 2, 2021

Hassan Haskins seemed to be running in the open field a lot last Saturday when the Michigan tailback and his teammates dismantled rival Ohio State Buckeyes, 42-27. Haskins, a senior from Saint Louis,...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras throws a pass during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Petras replaced quarterback Alex Padilla at the start of third quarter. The Hawkeyes defeated the Corn Huskers 28-21.

What’s at stake for Iowa football in the Big Ten Championship Game

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor December 2, 2021

Iowa hasn’t been to the Big Ten Championship Game in a long time — six years to be precise. The Hawkeyes earned their last conference title game bid in 2015, when they won the Big Ten West Division...

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