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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 workers used small machines to put cuts into the soil, walking back in forth in perfectly — practice...

A final huzzah for King

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)

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 memory serves him correctly, it was somewhere in the fourth quarter, and there wasn’t a whole lot...

Tight ends remain key

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)

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 able to develop the position well. This season was certainly no different, though an injury to starting...

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 decided to call a time-out right before he attempted it, of course, and the entire stadium had a fe...

No pressure, no worries

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

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 picked on as the younger brother was something he had to deal with. Usually, his two older sisters...

A heartbreaker in Kinnick

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)

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 overtime games heading into its matchup against the Hawkeyes in Kinnick on Sept. 17, is one of those ...

By the Numbers: Iowa vs. Miami (Ohio)

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)

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, won’t feature anybody on the roster that seems at this point to be a future Roethlisberger. Miam...

Big brother, best friend

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)

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. There’s an incredible amount of respect between the two brothers and on Saturday, it will be on...

Draft Day looks Hawkeye-dry

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)

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 NFL draft since 1978 and even without King, there’s still a very good chance the streak continues...