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Latest Articles by John Steppe
Iowa Football Jun. 8, 2023 5:15 pm22h ago
The Big Ten will eliminate divisions and implement a “Flex Protect Plus” scheduling model in 2024.
Iowa Football Jun. 8, 2023 3:22 pm1d ago
In a long-anticipated move, the Big Ten Conference will eliminate the East and West football divisions after the 2023 season and replace them with a new scheduling model that protects some rivalries.
Iowa Hawkeyes Jun. 8, 2023 5:30 am1d ago
Iowa head baseball coach Rick Heller is “proud of how much this group did accomplish and all that they did overcome” amid adversity.
Hawk Off the Press Jun. 7, 2023 12:37 pm2d ago
Iowa baseball coach Rick Heller is the guest on this week’s Hawk Off The Press podcast.
Iowa Football Jun. 5, 2023 2:07 pm4d ago
The five TV assignments for 2023 Iowa football games so far serve as an encouraging sign for the Hawkeyes’ TV reach this fall under the Big Ten’s new media rights agreement.
Iowa Football Jun. 1, 2023 2:04 pm8d ago
The University of Iowa has tabbed Beth Goetz to serve as interim athletics director following Gary Barta’s retirement, the UI announced Thursday.
Hawk Off the Press Jun. 1, 2023 8:32 am8d ago
This week’s Hawk Off The Press podcast includes thoughts on Gary Barta’s retirement, his Iowa legacy and what Iowa should be looking for in its athletics director search.
Iowa Football May. 31, 2023 3:03 pm9d ago
Iowa football’s 2023 schedule has some more clarity as kickoff times and TV lineups have been set for the first three home games and the Nov. 24 game against Nebraska.
Iowa Hawkeyes May. 29, 2023 7:03 pm10d ago
Gary Barta did not need to make any hires for football, women’s basketball, men’s wrestling or women’s gymnastics in his 17 years at Iowa.
Iowa Football May. 26, 2023 5:07 pm13d ago
It’s too early to know who specifically is interested in Iowa’s AD vacancy, but the position is expected to have a lot of interest.
Iowa Football May. 26, 2023 9:42 pm13d ago
For the first time in nearly two decades, the University of Iowa will be seeking new leadership atop its athletics department.
Hawkeye Wrestling May. 17, 2023 10:13 am23d ago
While not one to “downplay what he’s going through” right now, Tom Brands is confident about Spencer Lee’s professional career and legacy.
Hawk Off the Press May. 16, 2023 4:00 pm23d ago
It’s a mailbag episode of the Hawk Off The Press podcast, answering your questions about Iowa’s sports betting investigation, transfer portal developments, Erick All’s fit in the offense and more.
Iowa Hawkeyes May. 15, 2023 10:30 am25d ago
If the investigations into online sports wagering at Iowa result in any NCAA violations, recent history point toward the possibility of some stiff penalties.
Iowa Football May. 15, 2023 10:33 am25d ago
Kirk Ferentz believes Iowa’s offensive line has a “legitimate chance to have some really, really good competition” in August.