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Latest Articles by John Steppe
Iowa Football Feb. 13, 2023 6:00 am104d ago
Losing three veteran linebackers, including two with likely NFL careers, is never an easy situation. But considering those circumstances, Iowa has a lot of potential at the position.
Hawk Off the Press Feb. 10, 2023 12:11 pm107d ago
It’s a mailbag episode of the Hawk Off The Press podcast this week, centering on Iowa’s announced changes to offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz’s contract.
Iowa Football Feb. 10, 2023 6:00 am107d ago
After being “forced to play some guys that probably weren't quite ready,” Iowa will have a more experienced offensive line in 2023.
Iowa Hawkeyes Feb. 9, 2023 11:17 am108d ago
Iowa dual-sport athlete Brody Brecht has worked on the mental side of his game ahead of his second baseball season, and the Hawkeyes’ coaching staff has taken notice.
Iowa Football Feb. 8, 2023 6:14 pm108d ago
The ACC’s leader in tackles per game in 2022 is headed to Iowa City.
Iowa Football Feb. 8, 2023 3:52 pm109d ago
Jon Budmayr still cannot be involved in on-field instruction, but his pay now is comparable to what some assistant coaches earn.
Iowa Football Feb. 8, 2023 11:49 am109d ago
Five Hawkeyes and four Cyclones are among the 319 college prospects invited to the 2023 NFL Combine later this month.
Iowa Football Feb. 8, 2023 6:00 am109d ago
In the last five seasons — excluding the COVID-19-affected 2020 season — FBS teams achieved both of Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz’s “designated performance objectives” about half the time.
Iowa Football Feb. 7, 2023 9:57 am110d ago
Iowa’s Nov. 4 game against Northwestern will be at Wrigley Field instead of Northwestern’s Ryan Field.
Iowa Football Feb. 7, 2023 6:00 am110d ago
Kirk Ferentz said Iowa is looking to get kicker Drew Stevens and long snapper Luke Elkin on scholarship “as soon as we can.”
Iowa Football Feb. 6, 2023 4:55 pm111d ago
Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz will receive a pay cut for the 2023 season, Iowa announced Monday afternoon in a news release.
Iowa Hawkeyes Feb. 6, 2023 12:21 pm111d ago
“Television is No. 1,” Gary Barta told The Gazette, as the Big Ten searches for its next commissioner.
Iowa Hawkeyes Feb. 8, 2023 10:50 am109d 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 am114d 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 am114d 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.