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Marc Morehouse

Hi, I'm Marc Morehouse. I've covered sports for more than 15 years, mostly in Eastern Iowa. I've had Hayden Fry call me "Mike." I've had Chad Greenway call me "Mr." And Kirk Ferentz will occasionally call me "bleep." (Kidding, kidding.) I have fun with the blog. I've made some great connections with a few readers and hope to continue that. Ultimately, I want to know what you want to know. Thanks for reading.





Four Downs (post-spring): Secondary

IOWA CITY - You have to peel Brandon Snyder's story back a few years, back to his days as a multisport star at West Lyon High School, to get to the part where his mom saved his leg.

It was February 2013 and Snyder's West Lyon hoops team was lock ... »

Four Downs (post-spring): Linebackers

IOWA CITY - It was the end of April and Aaron Mends still hadn't won the job at weakside linebacker, but still, Kirk Ferentz said some pretty good things, the kind of things you might want to file away and recall in about 115 or so days.

It's no ... »

Four Downs (post-spring): Defensive line

The list of 6-foot-7 defensive ends who've played during Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz's 17 seasons is short.

You really kind of just have Ed Saidat, who played during Ferentz's first season in 1999. Riley McMinn came close, but his career was cu ... »

Night, night, night games for the Hawkeyes

After two years without night games at Kinnick Stadium, the University of Iowa landed two last season.

Two again will happen in 2016, with another night game waiting on the road.

For the first time since 2002, the Hawkeyes will play host ... »

Mid-Prairie's Levi Duwa rides the Hawkeye dream

Iowa football offered Mid-Prairie prep Levi Duwa a scholarship sometime on Saturday, which ended up being the Hawkeyes' spring scrimmage and a recruit-o-rama.

Around 9 a.m. Sunday, the 6-3, 225-pounder tweeted that he was committing to the Hawke ... »

Wadley the weight watcher

IOWA CITY - The Akrum Wadley weight thing is about so much more than stepping on a scale. But let's start this chapter with a story about Wadley stepping on the scale.

This happened during the Iowa running back's redshirt season in 2013. The Haw ... »

Iowa spring game stats and lineups

Quarterback C.J. Beathard is OK. He suffered a bruised shoulder - throwing shoulder, BTW - in practice Wednesday. He had an MRI and everything came back OK. He's resting and said he expects to be good to go when summer conditioning starts June 6. ... »

Hawkeyes, Beathard survive spring practice

IOWA CITY - Sometime Wednesday morning, the Iowa Hawkeyes' 2016 season endured a near-death experience.

Quarterback C.J. Beathard took an inadvertent shot in practice and suffered an injured shoulder. Before you decide to go bungee jumping witho ... »

It's not just another spring thing for the Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY - You probably won't see C.J. Beathard do any of his own stunts Saturday. You might not see a heck of a lot of running backs LeShun Daniels and Akrum Wadley. They'll be jumping into real high-speed collisions soon enough.

You likely wo ... »

A closer look at Desmond King's recruitment

IOWA CITY - College football recruiting is a series of interpersonal transactions. They can come in so many different ways, from texts to direct messages on Twitter to Skype to home visits to official visits to satellite camps.

There are a milli ... »

Iowa spring game stats and lineups
Quarterback C.J. Beathard is OK. He suffered a bruised shoulder - throwing shoulder, BTW - in practice Wednesday. He had an MRI and everything came ba ... »
Fine tuning C.J. Beathard's long ball
IOWA CITY - C.J. Beathard was pretty good on deep passes last season. Of course, there's always room for improvement, and Greg Davis is pushing for ex ... »
Akrum Wadley still rewriting his storyline
IOWA CITY - Akrum Wadley opened eyes in 2015. The New Jersey running back did all the things everyone got a glimpse of in 2014. Wadley ran away and a ... »
Iowa has skin in off-campus instruction ruling
The great college football debate of the moment is satellite camps. You might think it's about Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his shirtless incursion ... »
Runway seems clear for Jay Scheel
IOWA CITY - Sometimes, it's difficult to know why curiosity surrounds certain players. Every year, one player seems to generate a good amount of quest ... »
Wallace, Iowa linebackers start in a good place
IOWA CITY - Yes, Seth Wallace does inherit a great group of players in his first season as Iowa's linebackers coach. No, he won't punch out and let th ... »
Morgan searches for magic eight D-linemen
IOWA CITY - Iowa defensive line coach Reese Morgan is on a quest for depth this spring. Last season, Iowa had one of the best defensive lines in the ... »
Welsh and center might not just be a spring thing
IOWA CITY - The center position is largely regarded as the most cerebral on the offensive line. There is some counting and the center does have to ide ... »
Beathard not 100 percent, but still doing everything
IOWA CITY - Wednesday was Iowa's fourth practice of spring football. The Hawkeyes were in pads and the quarterbacks were hitting. They were hitting t ... »
Drew Ott's direction remains in limbo
IOWA CITY - There was nothing definitive Wednesday on Iowa defensive lineman Drew Ott's appeal to the NCAA for a medical hardship waiver and a fifth y ... »
Time is running out on Ott and the NCAA
IOWA CITY - Drew Ott remains stuck in carbonite, just like Han Solo at the end of "The Empire Strikes Back." The big difference is no one knows if a s ... »
Hawkeyes start spring minus two defensive starters
IOWA CITY - Iowa will begin spring practice Wednesday without a pair of starters on defense. Head coach Kirk Ferentz said during a Tuesday news confe ... »
Hawkeyes race the clock for scouts at pro day
IOWA CITY - Iowa football players aren't tested in the 40-yard dash during their days as Hawkeyes. It's not ignored, it's just something that's attack ... »