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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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Hawks No. 17 in AP Top 25 Poll

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The Associated Press released their first Top 25 Poll of the NCAA college football season Sunday morning, and the boys in Black and Gold clocked in at No. 17. The Hawkeyes were the top-ranked Big Ten West team on the definitive preseason poll and one of four total Big Ten Teams represented — Ohio State […]

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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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