Iowa turns to unknown walk-on named ‘Shooter’ at guard
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 loaded for 2019 as brutal road schedule looms
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’s Ferentz looking for school wins record vs. NIU
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's opener has all the makings of a truly memorable afternoon at Kinnick Stadium.
Iowa leaning on newcomers in challenging opener
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Coach Kirk Ferentz will go for his record-breaking 144th win at Iowa this weekend.
To get it, he will have to rely on a bunch of players making their first significant appearances for the Hawkeyes.
Iowa’s young tackles seek to overcome offseason struggles
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sophomores Alaric Jackson and Tristan Wirfs each possess the potential to finish their Iowa careers ranked among the best tackles the lineman-rich Hawkeyes have ever produced.
Iowa suspends Jackson, Lattimore for season opener
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa tackle Alaric Jackson and defensive lineman Cedrick Lattimore will be suspended for the season opener against Northern Illinois for violating team rules.
The Hawkeyes say the suspensions aren't for legal matters. But coach Kirk Ferentz says Jackson and Lattimore's issues surfaced in the late spring and both players were given guidelines to meet.
Ferentz called their response "excellent." However, it apparently wasn't strong enough to avoid missing the opener.
Snyder leaves Hawkeyes, Wirfs suspended for opener
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa senior safety Brandon Snyder is leaving the program as a graduate transfer and offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs will be suspended for the season opener after getting charged with intoxicated driving.
Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz announced both moves on Tuesday.
Snyder's departure was a bit of a surprise. The Larchwood, Iowa, native spent most of the past two years working his way back onto the field after twice tearing the ACL in his left knee.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs was arrested over the weekend and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Iowa City police records show that Wirfs, a tackle entering his sophomore season, was taken into custody just before 2 a.m. Sunday. He was driving a scooter and police say he failed a field sobriety test with a 0.129 blood-alcohol level. In Iowa, the legal limit is 0.08 but for those under 21 the limit is 0.02. Wirfs is 19.
Iowa hoping to find offensive consistency in 2018
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's offense was as inconsistent as any in the country last season, capable of hanging 55 points on Ohio State one week and getting shut out by Wisconsin the next.
A more reliable attack could help vault the Hawkeyes back atop the Big Ten West in 2018.
Freshmen making an instant impact for Hawkeyes
At the midpoint of the season, newcomers are making a significant impact on the Iowa football team.
Ten true freshmen have playing time for the Hawkeyes during their 4-2 start, matching the number who played for Iowa a year ago.
The contributions have come in a multitude of areas, with Tristan Wirfs making his first start at right tackle in last week’s game against Illinois and A.J. Epenesa now averaging more than 30 snaps per game at defensive end.
The fifth quarter: The Illinois win
Five things to ponder during the bye week about Iowa's 45-16 win over Illinois on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium:
1. The good
Illinois' run defense won't be confused for one of the Big Ten's best this season, but after two weeks of struggling to move the ball on the ground to rush for a season-high 191 yards is a good thing for the Hawkeyes.