Iowa’s Next Man In: Secondary

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The Hawkeyes had one of the nation’s top defenses last season. The group was led by safeties Jack Koerner and Dane Belton, alongside Matt Hankins at cornerback. All three have now signed with NFL organizations. Iowa’s next man in at secondary will make room for some new, but familiar faces. The combination of returning experience […] READ MORE


Iowa NFL Draft Profile: Matt Hankins

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The NFL Draft profile for Matt Hankins feels like one that could result in a potential steal. Hankins was in the Hawkeye football program for five seasons. He developed into one of the premier cornerbacks in Phil Parker’s secondary after seeing the field almost immediately. A late season injury last year sidelined him for the […] READ MORE


Defensive Storylines at Iowa Spring Practice

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Spring camp in Iowa City has been underway for just over two weeks and there have been major developments on the defensive side of the ball thus far. The veterans of the group are cornerback Riley Moss and linebacker Jack Campbell. Both of them are returning for another season in Iowa City. However, it is […] READ MORE


Hawkeyes Land Edge Talent

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The Iowa Hawkeyes land edge talent and added a key piece to their 2023 recruiting class this week. Edge defender Chase Brackney announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes over several other significant offers. The edge rusher became the fourth player in the class of 2023 to commit to Iowa, which currently has the sixth-best class […] READ MORE


Iowa’s Personnel Movement, Young Talent

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Iowa’s Personnel Movement, Young Talent Despite the two tough losses to end the season, the Iowa Hawkeyes are coming off one of their more successful years in recent history. Iowa finished the regular season 10-2 with an appearance in the Big Ten Championship game, and a New Year’s Day bowl appearance. Not a lot of […] READ MORE


End of Season Comparison With the 2009 Hawkeyes

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Before the 2021 season began, several comparisons were drawn between this year’s Hawkeye football team and the 2009 team that won the Orange Bowl. Both teams operated under a second-year starting quarterback had a stand-out defense, and solid special teams. Both the 2009 and 2021 teams finished the regular season 10-2. This year, Iowa advanced […] READ MORE


Evaluating Iowa’s 2022 Recruiting Class

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The 2022 Iowa Hawkeye recruiting class began the early signing period with the 40th-ranked class nationally, and 12th in the Big Ten. After landing five signing day targets with a total of 17 guys signing their letters of intent, the Hawkeyes jumped to the 26th overall class. The average rating is 0.8809 according to 247 […] READ MORE


Hawkeyes Sign Top Two In-State Players

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Hawkeyes Sign Top Two In-State Players After Xavier Nwankpa’s commitment to Iowa last week, the Hawkeyes have now locked up the top two football players in the state. Last summer, defensive lineman Aaron Graves out of Gowrie, Iowa committed to the Hawkeyes as well. In the early signing period, both Nwankpa and Graves made it […] READ MORE


Hawkeyes and Wolverines Meet in Big Ten Championship

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In November of 2016, Keith Duncan lined up for a last-second, 33-yard field goal against the Michigan Wolverines inside Kinnick Stadium. The kick sailed through the uprights as time expired, and the Hawkeyes upset the number two team in the nation. On Saturday, the Hawkeyes and Wolverines meet in the Big Ten Championship Game, and […] READ MORE


Fourth Quarter Hawks Earn Ten-Win Season

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It was a miraculous late-game performance from the Hawkeye defense and special teams units that erased a 15-point deficit to beat Nebraska 28-21. The Hawkeyes retain the Heroes Game Trophy.  The offense was able to move the ball early in the game but were failing to execute inside the red zone. The largely unsuccessful first half […] READ MORE