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Latest Articles by John Steppe
Iowa Football Dec. 28, 2022 4:43 pm38d ago
Iowa’s defense is preparing “for everything” as Kentucky has three possible starting quarterbacks. Meanwhile, Iowa’s offense has shown some run-pass option plays in portions of practice open to media.
Iowa Football Dec. 27, 2022 2:09 pm40d ago
Nico Ragaini said he wants to return to Iowa for a sixth season in 2023. His decision to stay gives the Hawkeyes a veteran presence in what would otherwise have been a young wide receiver room.
Iowa Football Dec. 24, 2022 6:00 am43d ago
The combination of Luke Lachey and Erick All Jr. at tight end in 2023 could result in another year of tight ends playing an especially prominent role in the offense.
Iowa Football Dec. 23, 2022 5:09 pm43d ago
A group of college football fans called the Sickos Committee is raising thousands of dollars for CommUnity Crisis Services in Iowa City after Iowa football’s “unconventionally appealing” season.
Iowa Football Dec. 22, 2022 4:13 pm44d ago
Sam LaPorta suffered a torn meniscus in one of his knees during the Minnesota game, but is optimistic about his status for the Music City Bowl. Joe Labas is preparing for his first career start.
Iowa Football Dec. 21, 2022 5:24 pm45d ago
As the Hawkeyes sign 20 high school recruits, seven preferred walk-ons, two transfer portal players and one junior college transfer, they still have some recruiting fluidity ahead of 2023.
Iowa Football Dec. 21, 2022 10:45 am46d ago
One day after flipping his commitment from Iowa to Alabama, five-star offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor believes the “better opportunity” for him is at Alabama.