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Latest Articles by John Steppe
Iowa Hawkeyes Feb. 8, 2023 10:50 am50d ago
Iowa’s most recent NCAA financial report showed a profit for the 2021-22 fiscal year, but the athletic department still faced some post-pandemic hurdles.
Iowa Basketball Feb. 3, 2023 11:06 am55d ago
Iowa Coach Lisa Bluder talked about Iowa’s 96-82 win over Maryland — the team’s third top-10 win of the season — and advocated again for Caitlin Clark to be National Player of the Year.
Iowa Football Feb. 3, 2023 9:47 am55d ago
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz emphasized the importance of points rather than yards Wednesday when defending Brian Ferentz, but the scoring numbers still do not paint a rosy picture.
Iowa Basketball Feb. 3, 2023 9:51 am55d ago
Maryland Coach Brenda Frese described Caitlin Clark as a “once-in-a-lifetime type of player.”
Hawk Off the Press Feb. 2, 2023 6:49 pm55d ago
David Eickholt of 247Sports joins the Hawk Off The Press podcast this week to help break down Wednesday’s Iowa football press conference, in which Kirk Ferentz said he doesn’t plan on any staff changes this offseason despite fans calling for a change at offensive coordinator.
Iowa Football Feb. 1, 2023 8:04 pm56d ago
Iowa’s offensive scheme is “not going to look radically different” in 2023, Kirk Ferentz said Wednesday.
Iowa Football Feb. 1, 2023 3:33 pm57d ago
Kaleb Johnson is coming off an eye-opening true freshman season. Here is an early overview of Iowa’s running backs ahead of spring football.
Iowa Football Jan. 31, 2023 8:00 am58d ago
Four of Iowa’s five defensive backs to start in the Music City Bowl are expected to be back in 2023.
Iowa Football Jan. 29, 2023 11:53 am60d ago
Former Miami (Ohio) offensive lineman Rusty Feth committed to Iowa will reunite with his former position coach George Barnett.
Iowa Football Jan. 29, 2023 11:10 am60d ago
Austin Kutscher joins the Hawkeyes after five years as a walk-on at Ohio State.
Iowa Football Jan. 27, 2023 10:21 am62d ago
Iowa received an infusion of talent with the addition of Cade McNamara via the transfer portal, and Joe Labas proved himself as a capable option in the Music City Bowl.
Iowa Hawkeyes Jan. 26, 2023 6:01 pm63d ago
The Hawkeyes are looking to bounce back with a young group in 2023 after going 3-20 in Big Ten play last year.
Iowa Hawkeyes Jan. 25, 2023 2:11 pm64d ago
Iowa Athletics took a step Wednesday to stay competitive with its peers in name, image and likeness opportunities as it unveiled an NIL marketplace.
Iowa Football Jan. 25, 2023 5:24 pm64d ago
Despite losing Lukas Van Ness to the NFL Draft, Iowa’s defensive line will likely be the strength of the defense in 2023.
Iowa Football Jan. 23, 2023 6:00 am70d ago
Tight end was one of Iowa’s deepest positions in 2022, and that should be the case again in 2023.