Iowa Rumors & News

  • Police draw guns on Iowa DL playing Pokemon

    ESPN "Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie wrote that he "feared for my life" when stopped by police in a park Wednesday while playing the popular mobile game "Pokemon Go" in a case of mistaken identity. Ekakitie wrote in a Facebook post that approximately five Iowa City police officers stopped him..." July 24

  • Mississippi WR Brandon Smith Announces Commitment To Iowa

    College Spun "Iowa doesn’t often make big recruiting splashes in the Deep South, but after a very strong 2015, the Hawkeyes are off to a very nice start on the recruiting trail. On Sunday night, three-star wide receiver Brandon Smith, a Mississippi native, announced his commitment to Kirk Ferentz’s program." June 27

  • All-American 4-Star Running Back Eno Benjamin Announces Commitment To Iowa

    College Spun "Iowa is coming off of one of its best seasons under Kirk Ferentz, and it appears to be having an impact on the recruiting trail. The Hawkeyes just picked up a huge commitment from running back Eno Benjamin, a four-star recruit and U.S. Army All-American." April 19

  • Maurice Fleming to take grad transfer route out of Iowa

    College Football Talk "Another day, another FBS player has hopped on the grad transfer train out of town. In a press release, Iowa announced Tuesday afternoon that Maurice Fleming has decided to transfer out of the Hawkeyes football program. No reason was given for the decision, although the school noted in its..." April 19

  • NCAA denies Drew Ott’s waiver request, making him a late entry to the draft

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft 15 days away, there’s another player in an already crowded pool. Via multiple reports, the NCAA has notified former Iowa defensive lineman Drew Ott that his request for a medical hardship waiver has been denied. It means that Ott won’t get a fifth year of college football, and..." April 13

  • Drew Ott redshirt decision will be made by NCAA

    Des Moines Register "Drew Ott’s chance at a fifth year of eligibility with the Iowa football team rests in the hands of the NCAA, not the Big Ten Conference. The University of Iowa on Monday announced that the defensive end’s petition had been moved to the sanctioning body of college sports. In a statement, the..." March 01

  • Iowa DB Omar Truitt arrested for drunk driving

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Iowa defensive back Omar Truitt ran into some trouble over the weekend. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Truitt, 19, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor drunken driving early Sunday morning. Police said Truitt was pulled over at about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday morning. The arresting..." February 16

  • Iowa ‘confident’ no NCAA rules broken by Hawkeye players joining Donald Trump rally

    College Football Talk "You would think there could be no possible way the expansive NCAA rule book could plop itself into the 2016 presidential race. You would be wrong. As the race barrels toward Monday’s Iowa caucuses, every presidential hopeful is doing his or her best to cozy up to Iowa’s voting public. For..." January 28

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