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I am the Iowa Hawkeyes football reporter for The Gazette. I previously covered business and sports enterprise for The Gazette. I’m a born-and-raised Midwesterner and Marquette University alumnus. When I’m not working, I’m likely hiking, eating cheese curds or watching more sports. I invite you to join our Hawkeye Sports Text Update, sign up for my weekly newsletter, or subscribe to my podcast.
Latest Articles by John Steppe
Iowa Football Aug. 15, 2022 11:33 am
Iowa safety Xavier Nwankpa, a former five-star recruit, has been working to learn as much as possible from defensive coordinator Phil Parker in his first year on campus.
Iowa Football Aug. 12, 2022 7:26 pm
Injuries are adding up for Iowa football in fall camp after the Hawkeyes already dealt with many injuries in the spring. That’s led to an opportunity, though, for Iowa City Regina grad Alec Wick.
Hawk Off the Press Aug. 11, 2022 12:54 pm
Hawkeye Nation's Rob Howe joins The Gazette’s John Steppe on the Hawk Off The Press podcast to discuss the key Iowa football players and position groups to watch during Saturday’s Kids Day open practice.
Iowa Football Aug. 7, 2022 6:00 am
George Barnett thought he “was going to be a high school coach for the rest of my life” after his high school coaches had a profound impact on him. What he learned from those coaches amid tragedy has “shaped everything” about who he is today.
Iowa Football Aug. 5, 2022 6:00 am
Iowa’s special teams units have been among the most efficient in college football over the last three years. The rest of the Big Ten shows why that’s not something to take for granted.
Iowa Football Aug. 3, 2022 3:12 pm
Every Iowa football home game in 2022 is sold out. The Nov. 25 game against Nebraska was the last one to sell out. “A limited number of hospitality ticket packages” still are available, according to Iowa Athletics