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Townie Hawk: Iowa football’s greatest hits and misses

If you’ve watched the Hawks for any length of time, you know that they’ve got a few go-to plays that are the bread and butter of their game. Sit through a single series, and you quickly realize that our offensive strategy is to run two out of every three downs. Yet, in the UNI and Wisconsin games there was some spark of a passing game that sent Hawkeye hearts aflutter. […]

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Townie Hawk: From combines to casket coolers — A journey through Hawkeye tailgates

If any sports-related event is evidence that being a fan is more about togetherness than trophies, it’s the tailgate. I walked to Kinnick the day of the Iowa vs. Iowa State game to get some insights into this unique cultural phenomenon from the die-hards who do it every gameday. […]

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Interview: Former UI athlete Bo Porter visits Iowa City to mentor current players

Bo Porter was a two-sport athlete for the Iowa Hawkeyes, lettering in both football and baseball. In 1993, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. He currently works for the Atlanta Braves and is a former manager of the Houston Astros. Bo will be returning to Iowa City this weekend to meet with student athletes […]

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Photos: Northwestern upsets Iowa during Homecoming game

Hawkeye Football, Homecoming, Zak Neumann

The University of Iowa celebrated its homecoming last week, and the Hawkeye football team faced the Northwestern Wildcats at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes trailed the Wildcats for most of the first half, but took the lead on a pass to Riley McCarron just before halftime. The Hawkeyes then extended their lead to 24-17 with a Keith […]

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Homecoming week hits Iowa City

Homecoming Week!

Homecoming is finally upon us! To celebrate, the University of Iowa is hosting events all throughout the week, culminating with a parade, coronation and concert set for Friday, Oct. 10 — the day before Iowa takes on Indiana. The homecoming parade — a fixture in downtown Iowa City for decades — kicks off on Friday […]

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The anatomy of a tailgate

Anatomy of a tailgate

It’s 7 a.m. and everyone around you is wearing costumes and face paint. Air horns, vuvuzelas and stereo equipment bungee-corded onto coolers appear out of nowhere. A ping pong ball lands at your feet and someone offers you a can of beer. This might be your heaven or hell—either way this is the Iowa City […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 21-23

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Phantogram w. Josiah Wolf | The Blue Moose Tap House | 6 p.m. | $12, all ages

Electronic/rock duo Phantogram is astounding. They’ve already gained notoriety in Iowa City for upstaging an Antlers headlining show at the Blue Moose Tap House. Now they return, as sure as ever, with their slick beats, lilting vocals, and sick guitar hooks to tear up Iowa City in their own right. […]

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