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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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Hawkeye fans considering a gold-out at Kinnick Saturday in honor of murdered ISU student (Updated)

Nearly two months to the day after University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts went missing during an evening run in Brooklyn, Iowa, the body of Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena was found at a golf course in Ames. Faced with another tragedy, Iowans have proposed turning to football — and a common color — to express their grief and solidarity. […]

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Townie Hawk: Snack-sized Big Ten football facts (and drink recommendations) to share at your next tailgate

Welcome back to football, fans of the sport and/or binge drinking. The Big Ten season opener against Wisconsin glimmers on the horizon, and with it comes the sick dread of unspecified mayhem that only a true Hawkeye fan can understand. Will we play the spoiler to someone else’s championship season (Ohio State last year, anyone?) […]

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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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NextGen brings in former Hawkeye player to encourage voting, climate awareness

In the hopes of raising voting and climate change awareness among college students, NextGen Climate, a political activist organization, brought in Tim Dwight, a former Hawkeye football player who went on to play in the NFL, for a campus event Friday afternoon. “It’s important to educate these kids a little bit about energy, but also […]

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Coach Ferentz’s 10-year, $45 million contract extension

Following an undefeated regular season that culminated in losses in the Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championship game, the University of Iowa announced a 10-year contract extension for head football coach Kirk Ferentz, that will also include a salary increase to $4.5 million dollars per year. The announcement was made on Sept. 6 by UI […]

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Iowa Hawkeyes Football 2016 Season Preview: Who would win in a fight?

It’s game week in Hawktown — this Saturday, your hometown Hawkeyes host the Redhawks of Miami in the inaugural game of the 2016 season. The sports desk at Little Village has used our most sophisticated methodology to provide a game-by-game regular season prediction for the Hawks — our method? Determine the outcome by deciding who […]

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Hawks soar at Big Ten Media days

This week in Chicago it’s been all about the Big Ten Media days, and Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa Hawkeyes football team have found themselves center stage. The defending West Division champ Hawks and cross-division foe Ohio State absorbed most of the spotlight. ESPN polled current players regarding their pick for the conference’s defensive and […]

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Iowa predicted to repeat as Big Ten West champions

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Iowa City’s hometown Iowa Hawkeyes are predicted to win the Big Ten West, according to the annual Cleveland.com sports writers poll. They were chosen by a staggering margin: The Hawks received 32 of the 39 total votes. Nebraska came in second with three votes, Wisconsin was third with two and a single vote cast for Northwestern. […]

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Kaeding and King make ESPN’s Iowa Hawkeyes ‘All-Century Team’

ESPN has released a roster for their Iowa Hawkeyes “All-Century Team.” The list (they compiled one for each Big Ten school) is a dream team line up drawn from all players who have played for the school since 2000. Senior defensive back Desmond King, the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award winner, was the only current Hawkeye […]

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All aboard the bandwagon: Hawkeyes named to pretty much every preseason football award list

Every summer before the start of the college football season, sports media and award organizations put out their preseason watch lists — an overview of teams and players primed to make a splash — and this year nearly every list has representation from our hometown Hawkeyes. Coach Kirk Ferentz, a 2016 Bobby Dodd Coach of […]

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