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  1. Hawkeye Freshman Peter Jok
  2. ‘Johnny Weisman’ looks to return Hawks to glory days
  3. Midweek Update - Looking Forward to Next Week & Back at Last Weekend
  4. Strangest Play Call on Saturday
  5. Predictability spells L-O-S-S for Hawkeyes
  6. Submit a Post Game Interview Question
  7. Offensive coordinator Greg Davis is in his second year under Ferentz
  8. Hawkeye Football Media Day


DateTeamTVTime
Aug.31 Northern ILL BTN2:30pm
Sept.7Missouri State BTN11am
Sept.14@ Iowa StateFox Sports 15pm
Sept.21Western Michigan TBATBA
Sept.28@ Minnesota TBA2:30pm
Oct.5Michigan State TBA11am
Oct.19@ Ohio State TBA2:30pm
Oct.26Northwestern TBATBA
Nov.2Wisconsin TBATBA
Nov.9@ Purdue TBATBA
Nov.23Michigan TBATBA
Nov.29@ Nebraska ABC11am



 






Saturday, August 30, 2008

08.30.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes roll, 46-3
08.30.08 - Football - Iowa City Press-Citizen

Hawkeyes dominate Maine in opener
08.30.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Running game flourishes in Hawkeye rout of Maine

08.30.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Hawkeyes offense has gone Greene
08.30.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Hawks discover a Jewel
08.30.08 - Football - Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa fans spot a new 'Jewel'
08.30.08 - Football - HawkeyeSports.com

Hawkeyes kick off season against Maine
08.30.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Hawks sell out game with Maine
08.30.08 - Football - Iowa City Press-Citizen

Hawkeyes extend sellout streak to 31
08.30.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Bruggeman to make first start for Iowa
08.30.08 - Football - Burlington Hawk Eye

There's finally a game on Saturday? Iowa vs. Maine

08.30.08 - Football - Blog: Black Heart Gold Pants

Big Ten Week One Predictions: Cupcakes anyone?

08.30.08 - Football - Blog: Bleacher Report

Three questions for Iowa

08.30.08 - Football - ESPN.com Blog Network

Davis enjoyed 'Family Atmosphere' at Iowa
08.30.08 - Basketball - HawkeyeSports.com

Big Ten Network celebrates Anniversary of launch

08.30.08 - Misc - BigTen.org

Friday, August 29, 2008

Iowa vs. Maine: What 2 Watch 4

The 2008 football season is almost upon us. It has been a long and painful offseason since that epic loss to Western Michigan back in November prematurely ended Iowa’s 2007 season, but with every fall each season starts anew. Now with kickoff almost 24 hours away, let’s take a look at eight things to watch for on Saturday as the Hawkeyes face off against Maine.

1. The Quarterback Situation









Rumors were swirling early this week that the Hawkeyes may have a new signal caller starting on Saturday, but those rumors were squashed on Tuesday when Kirk Ferentz released the two-deeps and Jake Christensen was listed as the starter. Ferentz did say however that Rick Stanzi will see action. What will be interesting to see is when Stanzi comes into the game and how many snaps he will actually receive. One thing is for sure, the battle for the starting QB position was very even towards the end of fall practice and if Jake shows as much inconsistency and inaccuracy this season as he did last, Coach Ferentz appears ready to make a change.

2. Offensive Line improvement?

Much of Iowa’s offensive struggles last year can be attributed to offensive line play, or lack thereof. Not only did the Hawkeyes finish last in the Big Ten in yards per carry last season, but the O-Line also gave up 46 sacks. It’s hard to have much success on offense without any protection or any consistent running game. This year’s unit will feature returning starters Kyle Calloway and Seth Olsen along with Rob Bruggeman at center and Bryan Bulaga making his first start at left tackle on Saturday. Left guard will rotate between Andy Kuempel and Rafael Eubanks to start the season, but expect Dan Doering to also get into the mix once he returns from injury. Whether those guys up front show any improvement this year could be the key to success for Iowa this season.

3. Shonn Greene is back

After missing all of last season due to academic issues, Iowa fans will get to officially welcome Shonn Greene back to the offense on Saturday. It will be very interesting to see whether Greene shows some rust from his year absence or whether we see the same back that showed so much promise as a freshman and sophomore for the Hawkeyes. With JuCo transfer Nate Guillory recently leaving the team, the rest of the running backs on the roster are very young and inexperienced, and Greene will bear most of the responsibility this year for bringing Iowa’s running game back to respectability.

4. Amari Spievey

Another Hawkeye returning to the program after academic troubles is sophomore cornerback Amari Spievey. After spending a season at Iowa Central Community College, Spievey is back and quickly earned a starting spot on defense during fall practice beating out returning starter Jordan Bernstein. A lot has been made of Spievey’s playmaking ability that he showed at Iowa Central. In his one season in Fort Dodge, Spievey intercepted seven passes, returning one for a touchdown, returned two kick-offs back for scores, and blocked five punts. Obviously playing for Iowa Central is nothing like playing in the Big Ten, but Spievey has a knack for creating big plays and could be a guy on defense that brings fans in Kinnick Stadium to their feet this year.

5. New faces at Linebacker

A.J. Edds is back to head up the Linebackers this season and will have some new faces playing beside him. Sophomore Jeremiha Hunter is slated to start on the other side of the field with Jacody Coleman listed as the starter at MLB. Coleman is listed as #1 on the depth chart, but you can expect to see a lot of junior Pat Angerer on the field as well. Those four guys will try to carry on the tradition of outstanding linebacker play set by the likes of former greats Chad Greenway, Abdul Hodge, and others.

6. Kicking duties

Sophomore Daniel Murray will be handling the kickoffs on Saturday, but kicking duties beyond that are still up in the air. Tuesday Ferentz was unwilling to say whether Murray or true freshman Trent Mossbrucker will be handling field goals and PAT’s. This shouldn’t be too pressing of an issue against Maine, but looking ahead with an offense not expected to light up the scoreboard this season, every field goal attempt will be very important.

7. Three letters: D.J.K.
















Everyone’s favorite acronym, sophomore Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, will be starting at wide receiver and returning kick-offs for the Hawkeyes this season. Once touted as the best high school recruit from the state of Ohio by ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, and one would think he’d know a little bit about Ohio football, DJK showed flashes of greatness last year as a true freshman. His one-handed touchdown catch against Wisconsin was one of those special plays that catapulted DJK to star status among Hawkeye fans. Now with a year of experience under his belt and a starting spot, fans will be watching and hoping this year will be a breakout season for the man known as DJK.

8. The Boom!

Are you ready?

08.29.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

BTN on Mediacom, opener on Connections
08.29.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawkeye games back on Mediacom
08.29.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Iowa football fans urged to park away from Kinnick
08.29.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Competition afoot
08.29.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes look to put best foot forward
08.29.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Assume the Position: LOLfennsive Line
08.29.08 - Football - Blog: Black Heart Gold Pants

Maine's Fluellon took long road to stadium
08.29.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Maine looks familiar to Ferentz
08.29.08 - Football - Waterloo-CF Courier

Big Ten Football Preview: Week 1
08.29.08 - Football - BigTen.org

Iowa's Bluder signs contract extension
08.29.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa secures Bluder
08.29.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

UI to see fewer 8PM tip-offs
08.29.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Follow up: Mediacom and BTN deal finally official

We reported here on Friday that Mediacom had reached an agreement with the Big Ten Network which would allow cable subscribers access to Iowa's first three nonconference games on the channel. Well, it apparently took both sides four days to iron out the details, but the deal was finally made official today. The Big Ten Network will be available on Mediacom's expanded basic tier in time for Saturday's opener. They will also carry BTN's high-definition channel and video-on-demand programming. 400,000+ Mediacom subscribers in the state of Iowa can now breath a collective sigh of relief. Enjoy the game Hawk fans!

Here is a copy of the official Press Release from Mediacom:

Mediacom Communications to Launch Big Ten Network
Thursday August 28, 1:37 pm ET

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDIACOM COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION announced today that it has reached an agreement to carry the Big Ten Network in time for Saturday’s opening of the Big Ten college football season.

Mediacom will launch the Big Ten Network in phases on its expanded basic level of service in states with Big Ten universities. The agreement also includes the Network’s high-definition and video-on-demand programming. Mediacom customers will be notified when the Network becomes available in their community.

For more information about Mediacom’s advanced suite of products and services, including the Big Ten Network, visit www.mediacomcable.com.

Mediacom Communications is the nation's 8th largest cable television company and is one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities and towns in the United States. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional video services, digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, high-speed Internet access and phone service.

Where are they now? Jared Clauss

Jared Clauss played defensive tackle for the Hawkeyes from 1999 to 2003. Clauss, a Des Moines native, was a part of Kirk Ferentz’s first recruiting class at Iowa. After redshirting during his freshman year, Clauss saw regular playing time on the defensive line over the next four seasons. Jared started in two games as a sophomore and in all 13 games as a junior for an Iowa team that finished with a perfect 8-0 conference record and Co-Champions of the Big Ten. He also started 11 games for the Hawkeyes as a senior in 2003 finishing his career with a 37-17 blowout win against the Florida Gators in the 2004 Outback Bowl. Clauss was named honorable mention All-Big Ten as a junior and senior and also was an Academic All-Big Ten performer in all four seasons as a Hawkeye.

Jared Clauss was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 7th round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played in 14 games with one start during his rookie season of 2004 and 15 games in 2005. Clauss was released after two seasons with Tennessee and would not play another down in the NFL. He finished his career with 25 tackles (18 solo) in 29 games played.

Jared has since returned to West Des Moines, Iowa and works for UBS as a Financial Consultant.

Hawkeye Sports News recently caught up with former Hawkeye Jared Clauss to ask him about his experiences at Iowa and also to get his opinion on the upcoming season. Here is a copy of the complete transcript from our interview with Jared Clauss:

Hawkeye Sports News: What is the favorite memory you have from your playing days with Iowa?

Jared Clauss: The number one memory I have is singing the fight song in the locker room after we beat Minnesota up there and won the Big Ten title. It was so much more special because we came from 4 wins in our first two years and made a lot of improvement. We had a good team that year and we were firing on all cylinders. Carrying coach Ferentz off the field, having my family there as well as so many Iowa fans, and the locker room afterwards...it was a special day in so many ways. I love telling non Iowa fans that our fans tore down their goalposts and tried to carry them out of the stadium...classic!

HSN: Did you play football professionally after college and for how long?

JC: Yes I did play football for a few years after I left. I was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2004. I made their team for two years then in the third year I was injured and released. I was then picked up by the Washington Redskins and went to camp with them. After they cut me I signed with the Oakland Raiders during the 2007 season. Football was a great blessing. I played with so many great teammates and for a ton of great coaches. Tennessee was especially unique and fun. I was one of 5 defensive linemen they drafted that same year, and we became very close. It is unusual to have such a big focus in one draft class on one position. It was a great experience. Running out of the tunnel, getting to start a few games, playing against some of the best of all time in some historic venues, being a captain, getting to live out a dream. It was everything I thought it would be and more.

HSN: How did your experiences at Iowa help prepare you for life after football?

JC: Iowa prepared me for so many things. Football taught me discipline, work ethic, time management, focus, drive, and teamwork. It is not hard for me to get things done and stay on task in what I do because that is all I know. Iowa was a great place because the coaching staff practiced what they preached. It was easy to buy into what we were trying to get done because they acted in the same ways that they wanted us to. I feel confident going forward in my new career because I know that the University of Iowa and the football program helped develop in me many attributes that will carry me forward. It's not rhetoric either, I truly am thankful for the many folks who helped me along the way. I also appreciate the many friendships that came out of my time at Iowa. I consider those people some of my closest and most respected friends. I'm really glad I chose the University of Iowa. I'll always be a Hawk.

HSN: Where are you currently residing and what is your current occupation?

JC: After football I moved back home to West Des Moines. I like it here because it has a sense of community and it isn't too big. It's home yes, but it is a great place with great people, just like anywhere in Iowa. You can't put a price tag on great neighbors and lifelong friends. I waited out the season last year and after I didn't hear much in terms of football I decided to enter the financial services industry. I am currently a financial advisor for the world's largest wealth management firm UBS. I'm very excited about the opportunity I have, and can't wait for what lies ahead.

HSN: How closely do you still follow the Hawkeyes and what are your feelings of the team's future and upcoming season?

JC: I still follow the Hawkeyes very closely. I try to get to as many games as I can during the season. This past year was really the first year I've had the ability to get back to games. It is a unique experience to have seen Kinnick from the field and the stands. It took me a while to adjust to the fan life. I still want to come out in the swarm, but those days are long gone. There's no place like Kinnick to watch a game. It was tough being away from there when I was in the NFL, but I tried to catch them on TV as much as I could. The Big Ten guys on the Titans got a lot of rivalry and competition going when our teams were playing each other on Saturdays. It was fun, I think I had a Buckeye wearing a Hawkeye shirt one year after we thumped them. That was tough for him to do, but a deal is a deal. I am optimistic for the upcoming season. I know Coach Ferentz and the staff will have them ready to play. I wouldn't want anyone else leading that ship than who is behind the wheel now. It's great to be a Hawk. I can't wait for opening kickoff!

08.28.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Spievey brings playmaking knack to Hawkeyes secondary
08.28.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Hawkeyes have options at QB, kicker

08.28.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Bruggeman no longer overlooked

08.28.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Learning time management a must for Hawks
08.28.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Big Ten teams face their share of patsies

08.28.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Big Ten football capsules: #9 - Iowa

08.28.08 - Football - Springfield State Journal-Register

Preseason Big Ten power rankings: #9 - Iowa
08.28.08 - Football - Quad City Times: Eye on the Hawks

Big debut for Hawkeye
08.28.08 - Soccer - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Game Day Alerts this Saturday via Twitter

If you haven't already signed up for Hawkeye Sports News' FREE Twitter updates now is the time to join in. Twitter is a free social networking service that allows followers to receive updates 24/7 via the web, IM or even your mobile phone. By signing up you can receive updates on the latest Hawkeye news as it happens. From injury updates to the latest headlines, HSN has you covered all the time.

The Twitter updates will be especially useful on Saturdays as HSN can update you on all the latest news from Kinnick Stadium or on the road. For example, you will receive updates before and during the game if someone comes out of the locker room in street clothes, limps out on crutches, or leaves the sidelines due to injury. Got tickets to the game? Perfect. Sign up for Twitter and add your mobile phone as a device to receive all of HSN's Game Day Updates right to your cell as a text message. Be the first in the stands to know whenever HSN has news to share – and it's all completely FREE. Sign up now for this free service and start taking advantage of all Web 2.0 has to offer!

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08.27.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Key players will likely miss opener
08.27.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Christensen will start for Hawkeyes on Saturday
08.27.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Christensen named starting QB for Iowa season opener
08.27.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Running back Guillory leaves Hawkeyes
08.27.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Running back leaves Hawkeyes, Christensen to start
08.27.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Greene to start opener at tailback
08.27.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Iowa football schedule set for 2009
08.27.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Ferentz talks about Hawkeye season opener
08.27.08 - Football - Quad City Times

2008 Preseason Coaches Hot Seat Rankings: #3-Kirk Ferentz
08.27.08 - Football - Blog: Coaches Hot Seat Blog

Hawkeyes have close battle at QB spot
08.27.08 - Football - Omaha World-Herald

Big Ten Football Preview: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maine Black Bears
08.27.08 - Football - Blog: Big Tenet

Motivational Speaker Jason Bauer at Weeks
08.27.08 - Misc - Blog: Classroom News

Greenway going great again
08.27.08 - Misc - Minn-St Paul Star Tribune

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Scouting the Enemy: Maine Black Bears









2007 Record: 4-7
Head Coach: Jack Cosgrove (16th season, 80-90 at Maine)

Iowa opens the 2008 season on Saturday when they will host Coach Kirk Ferentz’s former team. The Maine Black Bears from NCAA’s FCS Division will meet the Hawkeyes for the first time in school history on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. So with kick-off less than five days away it’s time to scout the enemy.

Kirk Ferentz’s first head coaching job in his career came at Maine where he lead the Black Bears from 1990 to 1992. After the 1992 season, Ferentz left Maine to become the offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns. Ferentz’s offensive coordinator Jack Cosgrove was picked to take over as head coach and he has been leading the Black Bears ever since. Maine comes into this season after posting a disappointing 4-7 record last year. The Bears will take on a Division 1 team on the road for the second straight year after a less than impressive 38-0 loss at UCONN last season. Maine started the 2007 season 1-6 but did finish strong winning 3 of their last 4 games in the Colonial Athletic Association.

OFFENSE

Maine returns some key skill players from an offensive unit that struggled to put points on the board most of last season. The Black Bears’ managed to average only 16.9 points per game (11th out of 12 CAA teams) last year and scored over 24 points only once in a 35-0 home win over Rhode Island. Maine’s biggest weapon on offense this season will be running back Jhamal Fluellen. The senior transfer from Syracuse rushed for over 1,000 yards last season for the Bears and was named pre-season all-conference this year. The offensive line in front of Fluellen is a bit of a question mark for Maine with a lot of new faces on the two-deeps. The only returning starter up front is Ryan Canary who was a 2nd team all-conference selection last year. Quarterbacks Adam Farkes and Michael Brusko both started games for the Black Bears last year and both are returning. Farkes started the first 6 games in 2007 before a shoulder injury ended his season, and he should be under center to start the game for Maine on Saturday. However, don’t be surprised if Iowa sees Brusko on the field at some point as well. Whoever is taking the snaps, he will have a very experienced receiving corp to throw to. Landis Williams was Maine’s leading receiver last year, and he returns as their biggest weapon in the passing game this season. The Black Bears ran a lot of sets out of the shotgun last year and did show some spread formations with 3-wide and even 4-wide sets.

DEFENSE

Maine brings a very aggressive and unpredictable defense to the field on Saturday. Last season the Black Bears held opponents to 24.5 points per game. Maine has 8 starters returning from last year’s defense that peaked late in the season. The strength of their defense is definitely in a solid and experienced defensive backs unit. The main guy upfront on defense is defensive end Jevon Belcher who was named pre-season all-american and conference player of the year on defense. The Black Bears like to attack with blitzes and move Belcher around to keep the offensive line guessing and on their toes. The Hawkeye offense will see all kinds of different schemes being thrown at them against Maine.

Although Maine is stepping up a division on Saturday and struggled through a disappointing 4-7 season last year, the Hawkeyes will not want to take them lightly. Historically the Black Bears have been a tough game for some Division 1 opponents. Maine defeated Ole Miss 9-7 in 2004 and was within a touchdown at Nebraska during the 4th quarter the next season in 2005. Of course the Bears have been shutout in their last two trips to Division 1 stadiums including a 22-0 loss at Boston College in 2006.

08.26.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Iowa's sellout streak at Kinnick in jeopardy
08.26.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Ferentz got start at Maine
08.26.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawkeyes add future nonconference games
08.26.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Sellout streak in doubt
08.26.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Maine star's story is no whopper
08.26.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Coaches reunion set as Maine takes on Iowa
08.26.08 - Football - Seacoast Online

Bring the grill, leave the smokes at home
08.26.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Hawkeyes try controlling off-field problems
08.26.08 - Football - Minn-St Paul Star Tribune

Ranking the Big Ten schedules
08.26.08 - Football - ESPN.com Blog

Big 12 vs. Big 10 Mascots
08.26.08 - Misc - Blog: Heavy Soul

Hawks get Ames native
08.26.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Monday, August 25, 2008

Where are they now? Jonathan Hayes

Jonathan Hayes played football at the University of Iowa from 1981 to 1984. Hayes played linebacker on defense his first two years at Iowa before switching to play tight end for Hayden Fry’s Hawkeyes as a junior and senior. Hayes was named a team captain as a senior and also earned first-team All-American honors in 1984. The Hawkeyes played in four consecutive bowl games during Hayes’ career at Iowa (’82 Rose, ’82 Peach, ’83 Gator, ’84 Freedom) that ended in grand fashion with a 55-17 win over Texas in the 1984 Freedom Bowl. During that win Hayes caught 3 passes for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns in what would end up being a record setting day for the Hawkeye offense and quarterback Chuck Long.

Jonathan Hayes was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2nd round of the 1985 NFL Draft. Hayes played nine seasons with the Chiefs before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1994. He would play his final three seasons in Pittsburgh before retiring from the NFL at the end of the 1996 season. Hayes completed his NFL career with 153 receptions for 1,718 career yards and 13 touchdowns. He also played in Super Bowl XXX as a member of the Steelers against the Dallas Cowboys.

After his playing days ended, Hayes started a career in coaching spending four years with the Oklahoma Sooners staff from 1999 to 2002. Hayes served as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator alongside former Iowa teammates Bob Stoops and Chuck Long at Oklahoma. Under their guidance the Sooners would win the National Championship in 2000.

Jonathan Hayes is currently tight ends coach for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. Hayes joined the Bengals staff prior to the 2003 season and this season will mark his sixth with Cincinnati. The Bengals will open the 2008 regular season at home against the Baltimore Ravens on September 7th.

08.25.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawks mix up coaching stew
08.25.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Coach Kirk Ferentz will travel down memory lane twice this season
08.25.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Life after football: Guy now a devoted family man
08.25.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Ohio State eyes another Big Ten title
08.25.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Assume the Position: Running Back
08.25.08 - Football - Blog: BlackHeartGoldPants

Off the Tracks Big Ten Preview: #11 Iowa
08.25.08 - Football - Blog: Off the Tracks

Mediacom, BTN may have deal
08.25.08 - Misc - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Hawks open up with a win
08.25.08 - Soccer - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes looking to take leap into national picture
08.25.08 - Field Hockey - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Friday, August 22, 2008

BREAKING: Big Ten Network and Mediacom Reach Deal

Well that certainly didn't take long. Ask and you shall receive! We asked for BTN this morning and this afternoon comes great news!

WHO-TV (Des Moines) and KCRG (Cedar Rapids) among others are reporting that Mediacom and Big Ten Network have reached an agreement. The official announcement is expected to come on Monday, but it sounds as though the Big Ten Network will be placed on Mediacom's Family Cable tier. We will have more details next week when the announcement becomes official. Whether or not they will have the channel available to all subscribers by Iowa's game against Maine on Saturday remains to be seen, but you can almost certainly expect to have Big Ten Network on your TV by the Iowa-Iowa State game.

I Want My BTN

Approximately 400,000 Iowans subscribe to Mediacom for their cable TV service, and Mediacom is one of the few cable companies that have still yet to strike a deal with the Big Ten Network. That means not only have many Iowa fans recently missed out on the great fall practice coverage from the Big Ten Network’s time in Iowa City recently, but Hawkeye football fans are now about a week away from missing actual games as well.

Currently there are four Hawkeye games scheduled to air on the Big Ten Network, including the season opener next Saturday against Maine and the in-state rivalry with Iowa State on September 13th. Iowa’s second game with Florida International and the regular season finale at Minnesota are the other two. All other games on the Hawkeyes’ schedule have not been assigned as far as TV coverage goes, but fans can expect at least half of Iowa’s regular season games to be on BTN this fall if not more.

All that has been released by both sides in the ongoing negotiations are that they are still “negotiating”. Of course, Big Ten Network has been in talks with many cable companies since the network launched last summer. The BTN has reached deals with 230 different cable providers in 8 different states but unfortunately for Hawk fans Mediacom is not one of them. Apparently the main sticking point is the decision of where to place the Big Ten Network on Mediacom’s channel lineup. Mediacom wants to put BTN on its “Sports Tier” with CSTV, ESPNU, and other channels that subscribers could purchase for an extra $3.95 per month. The Big Ten Network is demanding that it be placed on Mediacom’s Basic Family plan with the likes of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic and Comcast Chicago or Fox Sports Midwest.

Many industry experts felt that a deal with Mediacom and Time Warner, one of the other bigger companies yet to reach an agreement, was near after BTN and Comcast agreed on a deal in June. Not only did the Big Ten Network agree to less money than they were originally asking (Comcast paid 70 cents per subscriber, BTN was asking $1.10/subscriber), but Comcast also has the option of shifting BTN to their digital tier after the 2008-09 basketball season. Most experts thought that other companies could use the agreement with Comcast, one of the largest cable companies in the US, as a template towards reaching their own deals. For whatever reason that has not been true with Mediacom and both sides have not been able to reach a compromise similar to the final agreement with Comcast.

It is obvious at this point that a deal with Mediacom will not be made in time for Hawkeye fans to see the season opener against Maine. It’s hard to even see a solution that would allow the 400,000+ Mediacom subscribers in Iowa to see the Iowa-Iowa State showdown. Instead of waiting for Mediacom to join the 230 other cable companies in offering Big Ten Network, Iowa fans do have options. Those options are DirecTV and Dish Network, both of which offer BTN in high definition. To make the switch and not miss a snap of Hawkeye football this year call DirecTV at 1-888-777-2454 or Dish Network at 1-888-825-2557. Trust us, you will wish you had done so earlier.

08.22.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Starting QB still up in the air
08.22.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Iowa depth chart out: QB still unclear
08.22.08 - Football - Blog: ESPN.com

Greene running for redemption
08.22.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Greene party
08.22.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Running backs at a glance
08.22.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Myers fills in for injured Moeaki
08.22.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

On the receiving end
08.22.08 - Football - Daily Iowan

Hawkeyes next: Iowa announces depth chart
08.22.08 - Football - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

For starters: Shonn Greene
08.22.08 - Football - Blog: On Iowa

Camp Central: Doyle keeps UI strength program on top
08.22.08 - Football - HawkeyeSports.com

Johnson holding disaster relief golf exhibition at Finkbine
08.22.08 - Misc - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Position Battle: Running Back

At the beginning of August when Coach Ferentz spoke at Iowa’s media day, it seemed as if the competition for the starting running back spot on this year’s Hawkeye team was as up in the air as any position battle on offense. Now after more than two weeks of practice has been completed it appears the better battle may now be for the #3 spot. Let’s take a closer look at all the running backs on the roster starting of course with the number one guy:

Shonn Greene (Jr.)

Obviously the running back on this year’s roster Hawkeye fans are most familiar with is junior Shonn Greene. Greene has been a Hawkeye since the 2005 season but missed last season due to academic reasons. He has recently come back from missing a little over a year and taken a firm grasp of the starting spot during fall practice. Greene is a strong, bruising runner who certainly isn’t afraid of a little contact and is a very tough back to bring to the ground. After the open practice that was held last Saturday, coach Ferentz was asked about Greene and whether he had separated himself from the field and taken over the starting running back spot. Ferentz made it clear in his answer that at this point, Shonn Greene is the #1 back. Now the answer to the question of who will be his back-up gets a little hazier, but that answer seems to be….

Paki O’Meara (Soph.)

Ferentz also made a point after the open practice to mention Paki O’Meara and that he was very happy with his progress. It certainly seems like O’Meara has earned the #2 spot behind Greene at least for the season opener. He is a former walk-on from nearby Cedar Rapids Washington High School. Ferentz and the coaching staff seem to be very impressed with O’Meara’s work ethic and the hustle he has been displaying on the practice field.

Nate Guillory (Jr.)

Nate Guillory joined the Hawkeyes this year after playing the last two seasons at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. Guillory was one of most highly recruited Juco running backs in the 2008 class. JCGridiron.com had Guillory ranked as the 5th best Junior College running back in the nation after his 2007 season. He has surprising power for his size (5’10” 180lbs), but he also has the speed to run away from a secondary and may have the most “burst” out of all the running backs on Iowa’s roster.

Jayme Murphy (Soph.)

Jayme Murphy is a redshirt sophomore who had seen very limited time last season on the Hawkeye defense. Prior to spring practice this year, Murphy was moved from defensive back to running back. He came to Iowa in 2006 after playing running back and linebacker in high school for Dubuque Senior. Murphy will probably see his most time on special teams this season.

Jeff Brinson (Fr.), Adam Robinson (Fr.), Jewel Hampton (Fr.)

Iowa also brought in a group of three running backs in the 2008 recruiting class. Jeff Brinson from Saint Petersburg, Florida was the highest rated of these backs, ranked as a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com. Both Adam Robinson (Des Moines Lincoln) and Jewel Hampton (Indianapolis, IN) were ranked as 2-star recruits by Rivals. Expect Robinson to be redshirted this season, but Hampton and Brinson will most likely get some snaps during the first 2 games and may find themselves in the mix at running back.

HSN’s Take

The possibility of Hawkeye fans seeing a revolving door at the running back spot this year seems to be slim. Concerns that Shonn Greene may not be the same running back that showed so much promise as a young runner after more than a year away from the team seem to have been silenced by his rise to first-team during fall practice. What looked like could be a wide-open battle for the #1 spot now seems more solidified with a strong competition still for the #3 spot on the depth chart. Paki O’Meara has somewhat surprisingly taken hold of Greene’s back-up spot and Juco transfer Nate Guillory may be taking a bit longer to get acclimated with the Iowa offense than some had hoped.

The Hawkeye ground game does not have much work to do to improve from last year when Iowa ranked 92nd in the nation in rush yards per game. Early this season, yards could still be tough to come by as teams will most likely once again put 8 in the box on defense and force Iowa to prove they can beat them with the pass. But with healthy weapons on the outside and a more experienced offensive line, and if Shonn Greene is the same back that Hawk fans saw glimpses of during his freshman season, he may be ready for a breakout season.

08.21.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawks receiving corps once again has depth, experience
08.21.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Receivers/Tight ends at a glance
08.21.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Iowa's men in the middle
08.21.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

QBs still battling for starting job
08.21.08 - Football - Daily Iowan

Greene, O'Meara running on top
08.21.08 - Football - Daily Iowan

Advisor job still unfilled
08.21.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Scouting the Big Ten: Iowa Hawkeyes

08.21.08 - Football - Dayton Daily News

Dashed Dreams: Schwab falls short of medal stand

08.21.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Walters almost back after injuries, tornado
08.21.08 - Volleyball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawks have new energy
08.21.08 - Volleyball - Hawk Central

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

08.20.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes O-line regrouping after disastrous 2007
08.20.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Offensive line at a glance
08.20.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Olsen big factor in O-line comeback
08.20.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

A newfound focus
08.20.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Stoops saw OU as better opportunity than Iowa
08.20.08 - Football - The Oklahoman

Ex-Hawkeye wrestler Schwab loses first match
08.20.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Schwab shut out in first round
08.20.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Bluder expects incoming freshmen to fill key roles for Hawks
08.20.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Another Hilgenberg to Iowa
08.20.08 - Volleyball - Des Moines Register

Hawks hope to build on solid season
08.20.08 - Soccer - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawks aiming to keep ball rolling
08.20.08 - Soccer - Hawk Central

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

08.19.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawk linebackers young and talented
08.19.08 - Football - Hawk Central

King, Kroul core of formidable front four
08.19.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Defensive line at a glance
08.19.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Hawkeye receivers hoping for healthy 2008 campaign
08.19.08 - Football - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Name recognition
08.19.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Performance disappoints Iowa coach
08.19.08 - Football - Sioux City Journal

Camp Central: Morgan says O-line is playing hard
08.19.08 - Football - HawkeyeSports.com

Godfrey already a starter
08.19.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Godrey's play allows Panthers to overlook tattoo
08.19.08 - Football - International Herald Tribune

Zadick falls in Olympic opener
08.19.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Ex-Hawkeye wrestler Zadick falls
08.19.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Monday, August 18, 2008

08.18.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

First line of defense
08.18.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Edds will anchor Hawkeyes linebacking corps
08.18.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Linebackers at a glance
08.18.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Instate recruit Creekmur commits to Hawks for class of 2010
08.18.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Creekmur's college choice is Iowa
08.18.08 - Basketball - Marshalltown Times-Republican

Moeaki, Stross out for opener
08.18.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Injuries, frustration huddle with Hawkeyes
08.18.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawkeye QB still up in the air
08.18.08 - Football - KWWL.com

Zadick receives Olympic opportunity
08.18.08 - Wrestling - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Zadick lands spot on team
08.18.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Friday, August 15, 2008

08.15.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Waiting to shine
08.15.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Elite 11 tag brings pressure, not always on-field success
08.15.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Iowa football has the easiest schedule/Most-Overpaid coach?
08.15.08 - Football - Blog: The Hlog

DT King, Hawkeyes not lacking motivation
08.15.08 - Football - Chicago Daily Herald

Assume the Position: Cornerback
08.15.08 - Football - Blog: Black Heart Gold Pants

Hawkeye Insider: This Just In
08.15.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Comcast Launches Big Ten Network on Friday
08.15.08 - Misc - BigTen.org

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Where are they now? Bill Ennis-Inge

Bill Ennis-Inge played defensive end for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1993 to 1996 and was a four-time letter winner. After two straight .500 seasons, Ennis-Inge helped the Hawkeyes to back-to-back bowl berths in his junior and senior campaigns. In 1995, Iowa finished 8-4 after a 38-18 victory over Washington in the Sun Bowl. Ennis-Inge was named a co-captain as a senior and lead the Hawkeyes to a 9-3 record and a 3rd place finish in the Big Ten. Ennis-Inge dedicated the 1996 season to his father and uncle, whom both passed away during the offseason before his senior year. Iowa was invited to the 1996 Alamo Bowl where the defense pitched a shutout against a high-powered Texas Tech passing attack. The Hawkeyes went on to win 27-0 to close out the season and give head coach Hayden Fry what would be his last bowl victory. Ennis-Inge finished his Iowa career with 173 tackles, 37 tackles for a loss, and 24 sacks. He was named an honorable mention All-Big Ten performer after his senior season and was a first-team Academic All-Big Ten member.

Ennis-Inge signed a free agent contract out of college with the NFL's Tennessee Titans. After one year with Tennessee, he returned to Iowa City to work with the Hawkeye football program as a graduate assistant and recruiting coordinator. In 2001, Ennis-Inge was hired by the UNI Panthers as linebackers coach. He would later become UNI's co-defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator before leaving after the 2004 campaign to coach defensive line for the Colorado Buffaloes. After the 2004 season, Ennis-Inge left Colorado after one season to join head coach Chuck Long's staff at San Diego State.

After serving as linebackers coach for the previous two seasons at San Diego State, Bill Ennis-Inge joined the coaching staff at Cincinnati prior to the 2008 season. Now preferring the name William Inge, he is currently preparing for the upcoming season and the Cincinnati Bearcat's home opener against Eastern Kentucky on Thursday August 28th.

08.14.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Long road back
08.14.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Honey Dos, state fair keep Jackson busy
08.14.08 - Football - HawkeyeSports.com

Big Ten Morning Briefing: Brodell back for Iowa, Wisconsin hurting

08.14.08 - Football - ESPN.com Big Ten Blog

Ferentz dubbed 'most overpaid coach'
08.14.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Nelson pleads guilty to drug charge
08.14.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Satterfield, victim texted each other after alleged assault
08.14.08 - Misc - Iowa City Press-Citizen

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

08.13.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Camp Central: UI offense takes flight during scrimmage
08.13.08 - Football - HawkeyeSports.com

2008 Big Ten Football Season Preview: Iowa
08.13.08 - Football - BigTen.org

A sizeable return
08.13.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Doering, Vandervelde took different paths to starting roles
08.13.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Player advisers a trend in Big Ten
08.13.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

NCAA Football Preview - Iowa Hawkeyes
08.13.08 - Football - The Sports Network

Numbers haunt Iowa's O-line
08.13.08 - Football - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Hawkeye recruit suspended after arrest
08.13.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Position Battle: Quarterback

Not surprisingly, the quarterback position for the Hawkeyes is one of the most highly contested position battles underway this fall. After a less than stellar season in 2007, returning starter Jake Christensen returns surrounded by much debate amongst fans over who should be this year’s signal caller. Let’s take a closer look at the competition for the top spot on the depth chart.

Jake Christensen (Jr.)

Jake came to Iowa out of high school as one of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation; he also was one of Iowa’s blue chip recruits of the 2005 class. Most expected the transition from Drew Tate to Christensen to be mostly a smooth one, and most would be wrong after seeing Jake take over the offense last season and seeing the offense struggle mightily. Certainly some of that can be blamed on Christensen’s play and of course some will also blame a combination of other issues that caused inconsistency throughout the 2007 season. Inexperienced offensive line, depleted receiving corps, inconsistent and sometimes nonexistent running game, and play calling just to name a few (you get the idea).

Last season aside, it appears highly likely that Jake will be under center for the Hawks in their season opener against Maine. Coach Ferentz made it clear coming into spring practice this year that the quarterback battle was an open competition. Two quarterbacks came out of the spring in an apparent dead heat for the top spot, and when last year’s backup Rick Stanzi suffered a shoulder injury this fall, Jake became the #1 guy. For now….

Rick Stanzi (Soph.)

Stanzi finds himself in the most popular spot on the Iowa roster: backup quarterback. Since the injury to his throwing shoulder earlier in camp, Stanzi has returned to practice sooner than expected and should give Christensen good competition for the starting spot. Stanzi is obviously behind in the experience department, and that injury certainly did not help his chances of taking the reins out of the gate this season. Barring the unexpected, Stanzi will probably be holding the clipboard to start the season, but unlike last season don’t expect Coach Ferentz to feel that he isn’t ready to play. Should Christensen struggle coming out of the gate, Stanzi will be right there waiting for a shot.

Marvin McNutt (RS-Fr.)

Last year Mr. McNutt was drawing some comparisons to the great Brad Banks. Most fans saw McNutt as the future quarterback for the Iowa Hawkeyes and he may still be, but the “future” is probably still a couple years away. After a lackluster spring, and a somewhat poor showing in the Spring “Game”, McNutt has found himself at a solid #3 on the depth chart. Expect Marvin to see the field late in the 2nd halves of the first 2 or 3 games, but the much anticipated “McNutt Era” is still a work in progress.

James Vandenberg (Fr.) & John Weinke (Fr.)

The wild cards in this year’s quarterback competition are true freshman Vandenberg and Weinke. Vandenberg threw for more than 3700 yards and 49 touchdowns while leading Keokuk to the 3A State Championship as a senior running a pass-first spread offense similar to that which Drew Tate ran in Texas. Weinke originally committed to Michigan but changed his mind and signed with Iowa, thanks in large part to the hiring of Rich Rodriguez in Ann Arbor. Weinke is a tall pro-style quarterback with a very strong arm. Both have apparently turned some heads in Iowa City since coming to town early this summer to learn the playbook and get acclimated to college life. However, expect both to redshirt this season, especially with Stanzi back in practice and apparently healthy.

HSN’s Prediction

As said earlier, expect Jake Christensen to be under center on August 30th as Iowa opens up against Maine. Whether or not he is replaced will obviously depend on his success and the success of the Iowa offense. Of course news of injuries to TE Tony Moeaki and WR Trey Stross are not very good signs, but despite those injuries, Jake should have a solid and more experienced offensive unit around him (minus running back) and his leash will be much shorter than last year with a healthy Rick Stanzi waiting in the wings.

08.12.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Iowa announces 2 more football sellouts
08.12.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Honing his game
08.12.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Two more football games sell out
08.12.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Big Ten 2008: Bottom 4
08.12.08 - Football - Blog: Dublin Saab

Iowa wrestling recruit charged with OWI, eluding
08.12.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

UI recruit charged with DUI, eluding
08.12.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Zadick may be Olympian after all
08.12.08 - Misc - Hawk Central

Monday, August 11, 2008

08.11.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

What awaits in '08
08.11.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Finally healthy, Angerer in position to play at linebacker
08.11.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Iowa rumors...and more rumors
08.11.08 - Football - Des Moines Register: Hawkeye Insider

Patriots great Tippett looks back on path to Hall of Fame
08.11.08 - Misc - Pro Football Weekly

Friday, August 8, 2008

Where are they now? Danan Hughes

Danan Hughes played wide receiver for Iowa from 1989 to 1992. After redshirting during the 1988 season, Hughes set a team record for freshman receiving yards with 471 yards on 28 receptions in 1989. That team record stood until the 2006 season when freshman Dominique Douglas passed Hughes to become Iowa’s all-time freshman receiving leader. Hughes still ranks 2nd on Iowa’s all-time career receiving list, behind only Tim Dwight, with 146 receptions for 2,216 career yards. His 21 career touchdown receptions are tied with Dwight for most in team history.

Hughes, along with quarterback Matt Rodgers and the running tandem of Nick Bell and Tony Stewart, helped lead the Hawkeyes back to the 1991 Rose Bowl where Iowa lost to Washington 46-34. The Hawkeyes have not been back to Pasadena since. Iowa also was invited to the 1991 Holiday Bowl the next season in Danan’s junior year and played BYU to a 13-13 tie. During the final regular season game of 1991, Hughes was on the receiving end of one of Matt Rodger’s 3 touchdown passes against Minnesota in the classic “Snow Game”. Danan celebrated by making a snow angel in the south end zone in Iowa's 23-8 victory which gave legendary coach Hayden Fry his 100th victory at Iowa.

Danan Hughes also played outfield for the Hawkeye baseball team and was one of the best two-sport athletes in Iowa history. Hughes was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1992 Amateur baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Only two Hawkeye baseball players have been drafted higher since 1992. He decided to make football his full-time profession after college when the Kansas City Chiefs selected him in the 7th round of the 1993 NFL Draft. Hughes played for the Chiefs from 1993 to 1998 as a wide receiver and special teams player.

Danan Hughes currently resides in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and works with US Bank Home Mortgage. He also works as a TV Analyst for the Kansas City Chiefs with Metro Sports. This spring Hughes was also covering Big Ten baseball with the Big Ten Network.

Hawkeye Sports News was able to catch up with Danan Hughes this spring to ask him about some of his favorite memories and experiences at Iowa. Here is a transcript of our chat with former Hawkeye great Danan Hughes:

HSN: What is the favorite memory you have from your playing days with Iowa?
Danan Hughes: Too many great memories to count but the 1991 Rose Bowl, Minnesota vs Iowa “Snow Game” in 1991, Illinois vs Iowa baseball series and many more.

HSN: How did your experiences at Iowa help prepare you for life after football?
DH: The culture and atmosphere at Iowa has helped me to engage and connect with people. It also helped me be more personable in the business world.

HSN: How closely do you still follow the Hawkeyes and what are your feelings on the upcoming season?
DH:
I haven't been to many games since I left Iowa but I follow both Football & Baseball. I am looking forward to both programs rebounding strong in 2008/2009.

08.08.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Analyst DiNardo thinks Hawkeyes can flourish
08.08.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Things are looking up
08.08.08 - Football - Hawk Central

BTN crew likes Hawkeyes
08.08.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Inside Look at Hawkeye Football Practice
08.08.08 - Football - KCRG TV9

Remember the Maine
08.08.08 - Football - Blog: The Hlog

Ex-Hawk Perry joines Penn State staff
08.08.08 - Wrestling - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Perry to coach at Penn State this season
08.08.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Iowa standout named assistant wrestling coach
08.08.08 - Wrestling - Centre Daily Times

Thursday, August 7, 2008

08.07.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Campbell is well-received
08.07.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Quad-Cities area represented well on Iowa football team
08.07.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Humboldt Hawks
08.07.08 - Football - Fort Dodge Messenger

Austin Signor will have Big 10 company at EIU
08.07.08 - Football - GoldenSports.com

Bobby Hansen to join Iowa Speedway staff
08.07.08 - Misc - Des Moines Register

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

08.06.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Iowa Hawkeyes cleaning up image on and off the field
08.06.08 - Football - Chicago Tribune

UI staff reshuffled
08.06.08 - Football - Hawk Central

It's not a fact, but it is Ferentz's opinion
08.06.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Ferentz excited about upcoming season
08.06.08 - Football - Oskaloosa Herald

Hlas: Slings and arrows don't sack Jake
08.06.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

New coach stands behind ex-Hawkeye football player
08.06.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Staggs could see playing time as freshman receiver
08.06.08 - Football - Oskaloosa Herald

Ex-Hawkeye Satterfield still on Pennsylvania team
08.06.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Humbled, hounded Hawkeyes look forward to new headlines
08.06.08 - Football - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

08.05.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

HSN's FULL Media Day Coverage
Hawkeyes look to remedy off-field problems
08.05.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawkeyes finally talking football
08.05.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Slings and arrows don't sack Jake
08.05.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Shoulder will keep QB Stanzi out at least another week
08.05.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Ground game up in air
08.05.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Weight of expectations fall squarely on shoulders of O-line
08.05.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

DJK has plenty to say
08.05.08 - Football - Hawk Central

DJK is A-OK When it Comes to Handling Hype
08.05.08 - Football - BuckeyeSports.com

He's a coach, not a hairdresser
08.05.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Ferentz didn't ask about Hawk's actions
08.05.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Hawk living arrangements discussed
08.05.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

A clean slate for '08
08.05.08 - Football - Hawk Central

New coach stands behind ex-Hawkeye football player
08.05.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Streak in jeopardy
08.05.08 - Football - Hawk Central

The heat will break if Hawkeyes succeed
08.05.08 - Football - Burlington Hawk Eye

Hawkeyes in search of scoring punch
08.05.08 - Football - Marshalltown Times-Republican

A new hope
08.05.08 - Football - Fort Dodge Messenger

Iowa seeking starters at QB, RB
08.05.08 - Football - The Sporting News

Hawkeye assistant wrestling coach hopes to follow footsteps of hometown legend and 1948 Olympian
08.05.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Monday, August 4, 2008

08.04.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes land basketball, football players
08.04.08 - Recruiting - Des Moines Register

Heralded receiver selects Iowa
08.04.08 - Football - Hawk Central

4-star wide receiver picks Hawkeyes
08.04.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Warrior picks Hawks
08.04.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Rogers still sure of decision
08.04.08 - Football - Blog: Eye on the Hawks

Can Ferentz right the sinking ship at Iowa?
08.04.08 - Football - Rivals.com

Spread offenses taking over Big Ten
08.04.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Wahlert's May to join Hawks in '09
08.04.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Lickliter lands hero of Iowa Class 3A state championship game
08.04.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Wahlert's May chooses Iowa
08.04.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

West's St. John will wrestle for Hawks
08.04.08 - Wrestling - Cedar Rapids Gazette

West standout to wrestle at UI
08.04.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Hawkeye arrested after confrontation
08.04.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Hawk wrestler charged with intoxication, disorderly conduct
08.04.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Hawkeye wrestler charged in downtown fight
08.04.08 - Wrestling - KCCI

Ex-Iowa diver uses courage on board
08.04.08 - Misc - Des Moines Register

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hawkeye Newsstand - 08.02.08

Hawkeyes Featured On Big Ten Network
08.02.08 - Football - KSFY TV

Big Ten Network previews preseason practices

08.02.08 - Football - Chicago Tribune

Iowa football: Marion lineman accepts scholarship offer
08.02.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

State Lawmakers Offer Support To Regents' Investigation Into U. Iowa Assault
08.02.08 - Football - CBS News

College Football Notes: Iowa star commits to Hawkeyes
08.02.08 - Football - Omaha World Herald

Big Ten's clutch players from the past: Nile Kinnick & Chuck Long
08.02.08 - Football - ESPN.com

Former teammates, coaches to take part in golf fundraiser.

08.02.08 - Basketball - Burlington Hawk Eye