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Despite pandemic deficit, Kirk Ferentz collected full salary, bowl-game bonus for 2020

As the University of Iowa Athletics Department was facing a massive financial shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the summer of 2020, a number of the department’s employees accepted, voluntarily or otherwise, reduced salaries and bonuses. Among these employees were head coach of men’s basketball Fran McCaffrey (who volunteered for a $255,000 salary cut), […]

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Kirk Ferentz tests positive for COVID-19

Hawkeye football Head Coach Kirk Ferentz has tested positive for COVID-19 and “will remain home until Dec. 27,” the University of Iowa Athletics Department announced in a statement on Friday morning. According to UI Athletics, Ferentz tested positive using a rapid antigen test on Thursday morning, and the results were confirmed by a PCR test. […]

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Eight former Hawkeyes demand firing of Ferentzes and Gary Barta, $20 million in restitution

Uncertainty over whether the Big 10 conference would compete this fall football season has dominated conversations in the past few months. But this week, with the Iowa Hawkeyes preparing for a postponed season opener in West Lafayette, Indiana on Saturday, a potential lawsuit has shifted focus back to allegations of racial discrimination within the University […]

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UI Athletics suspends men’s basketball workouts after two players test positive for COVID-19

The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced on Tuesday it is suspending workouts for its men’s basketball team after two players tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. This is the first time the department has suspended activities in one of its programs because players have tested positive for the virus. UI Athletics began recalling athletes […]

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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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