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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
Hawk Off the Press Sep. 16, 2022 10:31 am16d ago
It's a two-part episode of the Hawk Off The Press podcast this week, starting with a remembrance of Title IX pioneer Bonnie Slatton. Then, The Gazette’s John Steppe answering your Iowa football questions.
Iowa Football Sep. 14, 2022 3:52 pm17d ago
Iowa football fans have unsurprisingly shown frustration with a 1-1 start that included a narrow 7-3 win against an FCS team and a 10-7 loss to a bitter rival.
Iowa Football Sep. 13, 2022 4:55 pm18d ago
Iowa football players expressed confidence in the offense improving in 2022. But if it doesn’t improve significantly, the historical precedent for the current situation does not paint a rosy picture.
Iowa Hawkeyes Sep. 13, 2022 4:51 pm18d ago
Bonnie Slatton, along with Christine Grant and Peg Burke, was a vocal advocate for women’s athletics opportunities at Iowa and across the country. She died last week at age 84.
Iowa Football Sep. 12, 2022 2:22 pm20d ago
Nevada will be coming to Iowa City after suffering a two-possession loss to Incarnate Word last week. Here are five Wolf Pack players to watch against the Hawkeyes.
Iowa Football Sep. 13, 2022 5:32 pm18d ago
The starters on Monday depth charts have often varied from in-game starters this season, but Iowa still appears to be without Keagan Johnson, Nico Ragaini and others.
Hawk Off the Press Sep. 10, 2022 9:35 pm21d ago
After another gloomy day on offense, this time in a 10-7 loss to Iowa State, will Iowa make a change at quarterback? The Gazette’s John Steppe and Mike Hlas discuss that and more postgame storylines on a new episode of The Final Score podcast.
Iowa Football Sep. 10, 2022 8:51 pm21d ago
Kirk Ferentz and Sam LaPorta pointed to Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras’ contributions outside of games, but his results in games this season have been lacking.