#Iowa Hawkeyes Football

Iowa Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes are reeling after a disappointing 42-3 loss to the Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten Championship and now have more than three weeks dwell on those frustrations before facing off with the Kentucky Wildcats in the VRBO Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day. While the players have certainly turned their full attention to preparing for the matchup with Kentucky, the coaching staff has spent the days since the Big Ten Championship Game putting the finishing touches on the recruiting class of 2022. While there are still months to truly finalize things, college football’s early signing period begins a week from Wednesday giving college coaches just a few final days to lock up new commitments and cement those already verbally committed.
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Iowa Hawkeyes have legitimate problems on offense

Iowa is one of 15 teams in the Power Five to reach double-digit wins this season. The Hawkeyes accomplished that with a strong defense and elite special teams. However, Iowa has major issues on offense. Thanks to some roster turnover, unfortunate injury luck, and old-school scheme, Iowa has had issues...
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Quick Hits: Iowa dominated on glass in loss to Illinois

The Hawkeyes slowed down all-American Kofi Cockburn in the first half, but he dominated them in the second and Iowa couldn't grab rebounds down the stretch as they fall 87-83 to Illinois. The Fighting Illini have won four straight against Iowa. Illinois' offense was red-hot from the start and weren't...
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Veteran Iowa Hawkeyes receiver enters the NCAA Transfer Portal

The Iowa Hawkeyes are losing a veteran wide receiver to the transfer portal, according to On3’s Matt Zenitz. Redshirt junior Tyrone Tracy is leaving Iowa after four years under Kirk Ferentz. In four years, Tracy accumulated 871 receiving yards and five touchdowns, as well as 93 rushing yards and two...

Xavier Nwankpa, 5-Star Safety, Announces Commitment

Xavier Nwankpa, a 2022 five-star safety, is an elite athlete who played all three sides of the football with great effectiveness in high school. But only one school will have his services. On Wednesday, Nwankpa made his commitment announcement. He faked taking a red hat before grabbing the yellow hat...

Stats that stood out from Iowa's loss to Illinois

Iowa dropped its second straight game of the season on Monday night, 87-83, to Illinois inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes are now 7-2 on the year and 0-2 in Big Ten play. Let's take a look at a couple of stats that stood out from the loss to the Illini.
Daily Iowan

No. 12 Iowa women’s basketball primed for top-15 matchup in Ames

For the first time as a Hawkeye, sophomore guard Kylie Feuerbach will travel to Iowa State and take on the school she once called home. Feuerbach transferred from Iowa State to Iowa following the 2020-21 season and became a key addition to the Iowa bench. The sophomore started while she was at Iowa State, but plays off of Iowa’s bench this season.

Nine Hawkeyes named to AP all-Big Ten team

It's everyone's favorite time of year-- postseason awards. On Tuesday, nine Hawkeyes were recognized by the Associated Press as they awarded them all-conference honors. Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum was one of only three unanimous first-team selections. Senior cornerback Riley Moss was the other first-team player. “In my years at Iowa,...
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Commitment breakdown: Five-star Xavier Nwankpa picks Iowa

The nation's top safety recruit, Xavier Nwankpa, is staying home to play for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Southeast Polk (IA) star announced a top three of Iowa, Notre Dame, and Ohio State on Oct. 2 prior to announcing his pledge to Iowa today. Many speculated that Ohio State was the...

Iowa Football Recruiting: Hawkeyes Land Commitment from 5-Star Safety Xavier Nwankpa

We’re exactly one week away from college football’s early signing period and coaching staffs across the country are rushing to fill out their recruiting classes. For the Iowa Hawkeyes, that has meant a focus on the defensive secondary. Iowa is expected to ink three prospects in the back end of Phil Parker’s defense this cycle, but as of Wednesday morning they had no commits in the class.

Southeast Polk's Xavier Nwankpa picks Iowa Hawkeyes

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Xavier Nwankpa is the No. 1-rated safety in the 2022 recruiting class, according to 247 sports, and the No. 11 overall player. He is one of the best football players to come out of this state in a long time, maybe ever. And on Wednesday,...

Iowa Football Position Grades: Michigan

After a 42-3 drubbing it’s hard to come away with many positives. Iowa looked terrific very early on. The Hawks got a stop on Michigan’s first series and moved the ball on offense. An oh-so-close pass from running back Gavin Williams to fullback Monte Pottebaum was overthrown, and Mr. Automatic Caleb Shudak missed a field goal from 33 yards. After that Iowa’s defense fought valiantly, despite giving up a few big plays, the Hawkeyes’ special teams were bad, and Iowa’s offense remained in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes did not get it done on the big stage. That Michigan team beats us 9 1⁄2 times out of 10. Maybe 10/10. Oh well. On to the grades.

Spencer Rattler Should be Priority No. 1 For The Hawkeyes [OPINION]

Going into the 2021 college football season, Spencer Rattler was among the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy. The former Oklahoma starter was set at 11-2 odds to win the award in August, according to Caesars Sportsbook, as reported by The expectations for Rattler were such that this was...

Leistikow: The significance of Xavier Nwankpa's commitment to Iowa football

In the 23-year Kirk Ferentz era, there has never been a recruiting victory like this for Iowa football. On Wednesday, Southeast Polk senior defensive back Xavier Nwankpa announced his choice of Iowa over finalists Ohio State and Notre Dame, thus becoming the highest-ranked recruit (No. 20 in the Class of 2022) ever to pick the Hawkeyes.

3 Things: Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa forward Keegan Murray (15) looks to the bench during a NCAA Big Ten Conference men’s basketball game against Illinois, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. When: Thursday at 8 p.m. Where: Hilton Coliseum. TV: ESPN2. KenPom Line: 77-74, Iowa. 1 – Disruptive defense...