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Latest Articles by John Steppe
Iowa Football Dec. 27, 2022 5:02 pm87d ago
Iowa football practiced Tuesday ahead of its Music City Bowl matchup against Kentucky.
Iowa Football Dec. 27, 2022 12:40 pm87d ago
After opt-outs and transfers, the Wildcats have a different look from what Iowa saw in the Citrus Bowl.
Iowa Football Dec. 25, 2022 6:00 am91d ago
Iowa football emerged as a national contender during an “extra special” 2002 season that put the Hawkeyes in the top tier of college football.
Iowa Football Dec. 24, 2022 6:00 am91d 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 pm91d 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 pm92d 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. 22, 2022 11:38 am92d ago
Recruiting in the transfer portal comes with an accelerated timeline, but the Hawkeyes still “dig as much as possible” to vet transfer targets.
Iowa Football Dec. 21, 2022 5:24 pm93d 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 3:29 pm93d ago
Kirk Ferentz discussed what appealed to him about former Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara and what he knows about McNamara’s health status.
Iowa Football Dec. 21, 2022 10:45 am93d 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.
Iowa Football Dec. 21, 2022 6:00 am94d ago
Iowa’s 2023 recruiting class took a hit when Kadyn Proctor flipped to Alabama, but it’s still on par with classes from recent years.
Iowa Football Dec. 20, 2022 5:20 pm94d ago
Kadyn Proctor would have been the highest-rated recruit to go to Iowa, based on 247Sports’ ratings.
Iowa Football Dec. 20, 2022 12:25 pm94d ago
Joe Labas is expected to get his first opportunity at quarterback in the Music City Bowl.
Iowa Football Dec. 18, 2022 6:00 am97d ago
Joe Labas and Carson May have not taken a snap yet in a college game. Going back to high school, Labas’ high school coach described him as a “freak athlete.”
Iowa Football Dec. 17, 2022 1:35 pm97d ago
Iowa safety Kaevon Merriweather has opted out of the Music City Bowl as he prepares for the NFL Draft, he announced Saturday on social media.