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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Iowa track and field athlete Heaven Chandler set out to prove her mettle post injury

Heaven Chandler was ready to enter her senior year of high school as one of the top all-around high school athletes in Iowa. A severe knee injury that would end the career for many athletes proved to be just a detour on Chandler’s road to success. […]

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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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Photos: University of Iowa Homecoming Parade

Zak Neumann, Homecoming Parade

The annual University of Iowa Homecoming parade had to take a bit of a detour this year, but that certainly didn’t stop people from turning out to see over a hundred different floats featuring local businesses, university student groups, university faculty and alumni. Parade watchers decked out in black and gold enjoyed lively music and […]

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Hawkeye Daniel Dennis grapples for Olympic gold

Iowa City

This Friday in Rio de Janeiro, former University of Iowa wrestling stand-out (2010 NCCA national runner-up) Daniel Dennis will compete for Olympic gold in the 57kg men’s freestyle event. Back in April, in front of a crowd of over 11,000 fans at the US Olympic trails in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Dennis’ hand was raised the victor […]

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Iowa predicted to repeat as Big Ten West champions

Iowa Hawkeye fans

Iowa City’s hometown Iowa Hawkeyes are predicted to win the Big Ten West, according to the annual 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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Cartilage conundrum: The story behind cauliflower ear

Kouros statue - Cauliflower ears

Wrestling fans from all over the country made the pilgrimage to Carver Hawkeye Arena this weekend, where the nation’s wrestling elite, dreaming gold medal dreams, grappled to punch their ticket to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games. So I know the question on everyone’s minds: what was the deal with all of those […]

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Is this the year? 2014 Hawkeye football predictions

The Iowa Hawkeyes’ football team recovered from a disappointing 2012 campaign with eight wins in 2013 and a trip to a January bowl game. The 2014 Hawkeyes have the experience and talent to not only win more than eight games, but to also compete for the Big Ten title. Strength of schedule: Iowa has a […]

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Join the Million Robot March

In 1979, University of Iowa football coach Hayden Fry had the visiting team’s locker room walls painted pink. Fry said he did it because “pink is often found in girls’ bedrooms, and because of that some consider it a sissy color.” In 2005, UI doubled down by adding pink urinals, showers, floors and lockers. Many Hawkeye fans find it funny, while others see it as a leftover from a time when coaches motivated players by calling them “homo,” “girl” and in Fry’s own words, “sissy.” […]

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