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Latest Articles by John Steppe
Iowa Football Apr. 28, 2023 4:52 pm31d ago
After the Packers drafted their seventh Hawkeye from the Kirk Ferentz era, GM Brian Gutekunst noted how Iowa players “learn how to work.”
Iowa Football Apr. 27, 2023 10:07 pm32d ago
Jack Campbell can add “first-round pick” to his impressive list of accolades.
Iowa State Football Apr. 28, 2023 2:51 pm31d ago
The Cyclones’ first-round drought is over after the New York Jets drafted Will McDonald IV with the 15th pick.
Iowa Football Apr. 28, 2023 4:25 pm31d ago
Lukas Van Ness is headed to Titletown.
Iowa Football Apr. 27, 2023 5:30 am32d ago
More defensive backs have been drafted since 2013 than any other position at Iowa.
Iowa Football Apr. 25, 2023 5:30 am34d ago
Iowa quarterback Deacon Hill “doesn’t make the same mistake twice,” offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz said in the final week of 2023 spring practices.
Iowa Football Apr. 23, 2023 10:58 am36d ago
Kirk Ferentz said the Hawkeyes are looking in the transfer portal, but also will be “protective of making sure we bring guys that aren't going to set us back.”
Iowa Football Apr. 22, 2023 4:38 pm37d ago
Injuries and Deacon Hill’s debut were among notable developments from Saturday’s Iowa football open spring practice.
Iowa Football Apr. 30, 2023 7:53 pm29d ago
Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker has noticed Cooper DeJean’s development as a leader as he prepares for his junior season.
Iowa Football Apr. 21, 2023 2:19 pm38d ago
While it’s a small sample size, Saturday’s Iowa football open practice will be a good evaluation opportunity at several positions.
Iowa Football Apr. 20, 2023 5:49 pm39d ago
Hear what stood out to Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker while watching film of former Virginia linebacker Nick Jackson, who will join the program after the spring semester.
Iowa Football Apr. 20, 2023 5:50 pm39d ago
Watch Iowa special teams coordinator LeVar Woods discuss “where we’re at” on special teams as spring practices conclude Saturday.
Iowa Football Apr. 20, 2023 5:52 pm39d ago
Hear from Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz as he discusses Cade McNamara’s spring and how much he has been able to do after having knee surgery last year.
Iowa Football Apr. 20, 2023 5:21 pm39d ago
Brian Ferentz is “at peace” with the possibility that 2023 could be his final season as offensive coordinator at Iowa.
Iowa Football Apr. 19, 2023 6:00 am40d ago
Iowa football’s 2024 recruiting class, once in the top five after an early wave of in-state commitments, remains in the top 25 of major recruiting sites’ rankings.