LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It was cold and damp, Iowa had the ball at its 26 with 32 seconds left in regulation in a tie game, and the Hawkeyes’ offense hadn’t done much since the first...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Iowa’s run of success against Nebraska has been predicated on its ground game. Recently, it hasn’t been working so well.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Longtime Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has been more open to giving freshmen a shot at playing time in recent years.
The shift might have saved the Hawkeyes’ offense this...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota proved it was for real by beating No. 9 Penn State last weekend.
The next challenge for the seventh-ranked Golden Gophers (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) will be to knock...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz used last week's bye to get away.
The 64-year-old coach went to a high school football game, and he and his wife, Mary, watched their son, Steve,...
No. 18 Iowa (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten, No. 18 CFP) at No. 16 Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2, No. 13), Saturday at 4 p.m. EST (FOX).
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The numbers say one thing.
But it was last week during the media availability with Iowa's assistant football coaches when someone asked defensive line coach Kelvin...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's defense might be as good as any in America.
The Hawkeyes' offense is lagging way behind though, and that inconsistency is threatening to submarine their...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Penn State has beaten its first five opponents by nearly 40 points per game.
The Nittany Lions' next three games may not be quite so easy.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's offense sputtered at times over the past few years because it never quite knew what it might get out of its rushing attack.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's defense has been among the nation's best all season.
The Hawkeyes' offense joined in on the fun at just the right time, racking up more yards than it ever has...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With a win over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday, No. 14 Iowa will move to 4-0 for the fifth time in coach Kirk Ferentz's 21 seasons in charge.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Freshman kicker Keith Duncan etched his name into Iowa's history books three years ago, drilling a game-winning 33-yard field goal to beat No. 2 Michigan 14-13 in a game the...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Brock Purdy's 73-yard TD pass on the second play of the second half put Iowa State up 14-6 over Iowa. The Hawkeyes followed with a three-and-out, and a rain-soaked but resilient...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio will have to wait a bit for his next milestone after the last couple minutes went terribly wrong for Michigan State.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — In a rivalry as tight and as heated as Iowa and Iowa State, it's usually the little things that make the difference.
The No. 19 Hawkeyes yet again made three or four more...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's passing game last season was all about the tight ends.
Which made sense, since T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant would go on to be first-round selections in the NFL...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa made Rutgers' first trip to Iowa City as miserable as possible.
Senior Nate Stanley had 236 yards passing and three touchdowns and No. 20 Iowa rolled past Rutgers...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's matchup against Rutgers on Saturday will be the earliest Big Ten game the Hawkeyes have ever played and coach Kirk Ferentz isn't exactly thrilled about it.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers had one of college football's worst offenses last year. One game into a new season and things are looking a whole lot better.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — "Shooter" is about to get his shot at Iowa.
Guard Kyler Schott — an unknown walk-on with zero NCAA scholarship offers coming out of his tiny eastern Iowa high school —...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Mekhi Sargent feels like a smarter running back.
It's no coincidence then that he had perhaps the best game of his young career with 91 yards and a touchdown in...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan transfer receiver Oliver Martin has been cleared to play this season for Iowa, starting with Saturday's opener against Miami (Ohio).
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Even after losing a program-high four early entrants to the NFL, Iowa likely has enough talent to win the Big Ten West.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has agreed to a three-year contract extension.
The school announced Wednesday that Barta, who has been with the Hawkeyes since 2006,...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and his wife have won another round in a neighborhood fight.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that a judge's ruling...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant coach Reese Morgan has announced his retirement after 19 seasons with the Hawkeyes.
Coach Kirk Ferentz says that Morgan, who has coached the Hawkeyes'...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on Thursday identified defensive line and tight end as the team's biggest concerns heading into the offseason.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's recruiting pitch will be bolstered by the fact that four of its players decided to leave early after receiving encouraging draft grades from the NFL.
It might also make next season tougher than ever.
The Hawkeyes announced on Monday that T.J. Hockenson, a redshirt sophomore, will join fellow tight end Noah Fant, defensive end Anthony Nelson and defensive back Amani Hooker as early entrees in the draft.
In his 20 seasons leading the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kirk Ferentz has coached as many games in Tampa as in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or Columbus, Ohio.
And he's back for another one. The Hawkeyes make their sixth Outback Bowl appearance Tuesday when they face No. 18 Mississippi State.
"There are no bad bowls," Ferentz said. "Some are better than others, but there are no bad ones."
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft.
Fant announced on his Instagram page on Friday that he intends to skip his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, will not play in Iowa's upcoming bowl game.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The easy field goal that coach Kirk Ferentz didn't have to fake nearly cost Iowa the game.
The kick the Hawkeyes had to make wound up rescuing them from a devastating defeat — and saved Ferentz from getting excoriated from frustrated Iowa fans.
Miguel Recinos drilled a 41-yard field goal through a driving rain as time expired and Iowa beat Nebraska 31-28 on Friday despite blowing a 15-point lead in the second half.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini in part because beating Iowa wasn't good enough. The Huskers canned his replacement, Mike Riley in part because they weren't good enough to beat the Hawkeyes.
New coach Scott Frost will get his first crack at Iowa on Friday in a border rivalry that's blossomed into something of annual referendum on both programs.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz caused a stir last week when he intimated that star tight end Noah Fant's lack of snaps in a loss to Northwestern was due in part because T.J. Hockenson had passed Fant on the depth chart.
The Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) corrected course last week at Illinois: Fant was predictably fantastic, scoring the game's first touchdown in a 63-0 rout.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Nate Stanley passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns while Mekhi Sargent and Toren Young added two rushing touchdowns each as Iowa rolled over Illinois 63-0 on Saturday.
It tied the largest margin of defeat in Illinois history, matching a 63-0 loss to the University of Chicago in 1906.
The win ended a three-game skid for the Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) and makes a bowl invitation all but certain.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois offense can run, but its porous defense can't hide. And Iowa knows it.
The Hawkeyes hope to slow the Illini running game and take advantage of one of the nation's worst defenses to end a three-game skid when Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) travels to Champaign on Saturday.
The Hawkeyes, which started the season 6-1 before the losing streak, will put its stumbling offense up against an Illini defense that's given up an average of 532 yards per game this season.
Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is one of the most talented players that Kirk Ferentz has ever coached in his 20 years.
So why isn't Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) getting Fant the ball more?
It is a perplexing question in an increasingly disappointing season in Iowa City. The issue came to a head last week in a 14-10 loss to Northwestern, Iowa's third straight defeat after a 6-1 start.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa entered the season's midway point looking like the most skilled team in the Big Ten West.
Consecutive road losses to Penn State and Purdue have left the Hawkeyes likely playing just for pride and a decent bowl bid.
Iowa (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten), which has often been known for getting the most out of oft-modest talent under longtime coach Kirk Ferentz, sits at just .500 in the league and out of this week's Top 25 despite a cadre of future pros on its roster.
Fans of No. 19 Iowa and Purdue are closely tracking the Big Ten West title chase.
They know the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers must rebound quickly from last week's road losses and the reward for Saturday's winner will be staying in contention for the conference championship game.
The coaches, meanwhile, spent this week downplaying the possibilities by focusing on this key, under-the-radar game while going silent on the long-term scenarios.
No. 19 Iowa's hopes of a run at a playoff spot were dashed last weekend in a late loss at Penn State. The Hawkeyes can still win the Big Ten West.
Iowa's season might have turned out differently if junior quarterback Nate Stanley's run of somewhat inexplicable interceptions hadn't continued with a pick at the Penn State 2-yard line with 3:18 left in a 30-24 loss. Still, the Hawkeyes will have a chance to advance to the Big Ten title game if they win out and if Wisconsin loses one more time.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reserve defensive backs Trey Creamer and Matt Hankins have been suspended for a week after being cited for disorderly conduct.
The No. 19 Hawkeyes announced that Creamer and Hankins, who received citations for noise complaints and disorderly conduct related to a house party early Sunday in Iowa City, won't be eligible for next week's game at Purdue.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On a day when the wind made nearly every play an ugly one, Iowa's defense looked beautiful.
Nate Stanley threw for 86 yards and a touchdown and 19th-ranked Iowa pummeled Maryland 23-0 on Saturday for its third straight victory.
Anthony Nelson added a TD on a fumble recovery for the Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten), who held the Terrapins to just 115 yards and seven first downs on a day when wind gusts topped 40 mph.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is back in the Top 25 behind a rejuvenated offense and a resilient defense.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz didn't need to spend a lot of time prepping for Saturday's game.
After returning from a road trip on which they faced a potent offense and an improved defense led by a second-year coach who expects to climb the Big Ten ladder, Ferentz's Hawkeyes face virtually the same scenario this weekend at Indiana.
A run of trick plays this season is challenging the Big Ten's reputation for stodgy football.
Kirk Ferentz pulled the biggest of them last week when Iowa successfully ran a fake field goal against Minnesota, with T.J. Hockenson catching a sandlot-style snap on the overloaded right side and chugging 4 yards for a touchdown.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has let its defense carry the load nearly all season.
The Hawkeyes might need some more help from their offense on Saturday at Indiana — like they got in last weekend's 48-point explosion at Minnesota — to bolster a unit that sudden looks a lot thinner.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the success Iowa has had over time can be pinned on superior strength at the line of scrimmage , with 28 offensive or defensive linemen drafted by NFL teams since coach Kirk Ferentz took over for the 1999 season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Perhaps the biggest question about Iowa's defense heading into October was the way it has used sophomore pass-rushing star A.J. Epenesa.
The Hawkeyes, at least for now, have enough talent to be able to keep Epenesa on the bench until they need him.
It appears that Iowa has more than enough skill and talent on defense to compete for the Big Ten West title.
What the Hawkeyes really need to do is sort out their passing game and there were indications last weekend that they're getting closer to finding a rhythm through the air.