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Latest Articles by John Steppe
Iowa Football Mar. 31, 2022 2:47 pm
While some fans remain skeptical of offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz coaching quarterbacks instead of tight ends, there’s plenty of optimism about the move inside the Iowa football program.
Iowa Football Mar. 29, 2022 5:43 pm
About 30 minutes of Iowa’s practice Tuesday morning was open to media members. Here are some clips from quarterbacks Spencer Petras, Alex Padilla and Joey Labas, who are vying for the starting job in 2022.
Hawk Off the Press Mar. 24, 2022 3:30 pm
Rob Howe of Hawkeye Nation joins the Hawk Off The Press podcast to wrap up the Iowa basketball seasons and preview the top storylines as Iowa spring football kicks off.
Iowa Football Mar. 24, 2022 4:55 pm
Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz said there’s a “realistic” chance of an Iowa-affiliated NIL collective emerging. Eventually, he thinks “pretty much everybody” will have one.
Iowa Football Mar. 24, 2022 4:15 pm
A handful of Hawkeyes targets announced visits to Iowa City over the past week. Iowa’s 2023 recruiting rankings took a slight setback, but the Hawkeyes still have a top-15 class.
Iowa Football Mar. 23, 2022 12:21 pm
Former Iowa defensive end Zach VanValkenburg is hoping to “maximize my talent” on an NFL roster. He thought he had a “pretty good” performance at the Hawkeyes’ pro day