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The turf is gone, but the evidence remains

The turf is gone, but the evidence remains

January 2, 2017

By Jordan Hansen | [email protected] TAMPA, Fla. — Almost as soon as the Outback Bowl was over, grounds crews began to scrape the evidence off the field. The process was mesmerizing. Two...

Iowa defensive back Desmond King catches a punt return during the Iowa-Rutgers game at High Point Solution Stadium at Piscataway on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The Hawkeyes defeated the Knights, 14-7. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

A final huzzah for King

Jordan Hansen, [email protected] January 2, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. — Desmond King remembers the first time he returned a kick for a touchdown. He says he was around 10, he was playing football in the little leagues, and it was a playoff game. If his...

Iowa tight end George Kittle runs for with the ball during the Iowa-Indiana game in Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. The Hawkeyes stay undefeated after beating the Hoosiers, 35-27. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kipsert)

Tight ends remain key

Jordan Hansen, [email protected] January 1, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. — At Iowa, good tight-end play will always be a basic building block for the offense. Tight ends play a number of critical roles, and Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz has always been...

A moment not soon forgotten

A moment not soon forgotten

November 13, 2016

By Jordan Hansen | [email protected] There was a nervous buzzing sound around Kinnick as Iowa placekicker Keith Duncan settled in to attempt a 33-yard field goal. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh...

Iowa defensive back Greg Mabin runs to the sidelines in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redbirds, 31-14.

No pressure, no worries

Mario Williams, [email protected] September 23, 2016

Throughout much of Greg Mabin’s life, overcoming pressure has been easy. Mabin is the youngest sibling of four, with two older sisters and an older brother. For much of his childhood, being...

NDSU running back Lance Dunn stiff arms Iowa defensive back Miles Taylor during the Iowa-NDSU game at Kinnick on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. NDSU defeated Iowa in the final seconds of the game with a 37-yard field goal, 23-21. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

A heartbreaker in Kinnick

September 17, 2016

By Blake Dowson | [email protected] Certain teams know how to win games. North Dakota State, a winner of five-straight Football Championship Subdivision national championships and two-straight...

Iowa running back Akrum Wadley runs with the ball during the Iowa-Maryland game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins to stay undefeated, 31-15. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

By the Numbers: Iowa vs. Miami (Ohio)

September 2, 2016

By Blake Dowson | [email protected] The last time the Hawkeyes played against Miami (Ohio), Ben Roethlisberger was under center for the RedHawks. The team traveling to Iowa City from Oxford, Ohio,...

Iowa running back LeShun Daniels and offensive guard James Daniels horse around during the Iowa football media day  fields on Aug. 8. The Daniels are brothers. (The Daily Iowan/Joseph Cress)

Big brother, best friend

Jordan Hansen, [email protected] September 2, 2016

Iowa running back LeShun Daniels Jr. is a big brother to the very core. He’s long been a guiding force to his younger sibling, James — also on the team — and it has helped shape both of them....

Iowa players carry Floyd the big off the field during the Iowa-Minnesota game at Kinnick on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2013. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers, 40-35 to stay perfect on the season. (The Daily Iowan/File photo)

Draft Day looks Hawkeye-dry

Jordan Hansen, [email protected] April 28, 2016

  When Desmond King decided to return to Iowa for his senior season in January, it left the 2016 list of Hawkeye NFL hopefuls without a superstar prospect. Iowa has had a player picked in every...

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