Iowa Rumors & News

  • Brian Ferentz named Iowa's offensive coordinator

    The Gazette "There are niceties that need to be said. Brian Ferentz is an Iowa City kid, more so than anywhere else. He’s a Hawkeye, from three years as a starting O-lineman and now five seasons as offensive line coach, a position his father, Kirk, held for nine seasons before a stint with the NFL and now..." January 09

  • Gardner helps No. 17 Florida rout Iowa in Outback Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- No. 17 Florida has been burned by second-half comebacks on occasion this season, but defensive back Chauncey Gardner decided to take matters into his hands. Gardner, a freshman cornerback, had two interceptions and returned one for a 58-yard touchdown to lead the Gators to a..." January 02

  • Matt VandeBerg gets approval for Hawkeye return

    Hawk Central "Just in time for Christmas, Matt VandeBerg’s wish for a fifth year at Iowa has come true. The wide receiver’s medical-hardship waiver has been approved by the Big Ten Conference, clearing his path to play for the 2017 Hawkeyes, the university confirmed. VandeBerg was Iowa’s leading receiver..." December 21

  • Iowa strength coach is highest paid and set to make more

    USA Today "With a $625,000 base salary this season, Iowa’s Chris Doyle already is college football’s highest-paid public-school strength coach by $100,000 over the second-highest paid: Alabama’s Scott Cochran. However, it is also already almost certain that Doyle will be making even more next..." December 08

  • Iowa rolls past No. 16 Nebraska 40-10

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa dominated in every facet of the game against 16th-ranked Nebraska on Friday, defeating the Cornhuskers 40-10 at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa's victory over Nebraska guarantees that No. 6 Wisconsin will represent the Big Ten West Division in Indianapolis for next week's..." November 25

  • Iowa's defense shuts down Illinois 28-0

    The Sports Xchange "Iowa's defense held Illinois to 198 total yards and the Hawkeyes scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 28-0 win on a blustery Saturday afternoon in Champaign, Ill., with temperatures in the high 30s. LeShun Daniels Jr. wore down the Illini defense and led all rushers with 159 yards and..." November 19

  • Iowa's 7th win kicks in guarantee for Kirk Ferentz potentially worth $2M

    USA Today "If Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz decides he wants to keep coaching, the Hawkeyes’ 28-0 victory on Saturday against Illinois will be worth more than $2 million to him in the future. His assistant coaches and other members of his staff stand to benefit as well. The win was Iowa’s seventh of..." November 19

  • 4-star running back Eno Benjamin de-commits from Iowa

    USA Today High School Sports "Rumors of recruiting discontent in Iowa’s 2017 class resulted in a major four-star decommittment on Sunday night. Eno Benjamin of Wylie, Texas pledged to the Hawkeyes in April and was integral in drawing other prospects to Iowa City, but his own recruitment hit recent bumps, and the running..." October 24

  • Wisconsin bounces back, beats Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers snapped a two-game losing streak, reclaimed the Heartland Trophy from Iowa and further established themselves as a serious contender in the Big Ten West after defeating the Hawkeyes, 17-9, at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. The Badgers' lone..." October 22

  • Iowa runs over Purdue, 49-28

    The Sports Xchange "Junior running back Akrum Wadley rushed for 170 yards and one touchdown and senior running back LeShun Daniels contributed 156 rushing yards and two scores as Iowa rolled to a 49-28 victory over Purdue on Saturday in a Big Ten game at West Lafayette, Ind. Senior quarterback Casey Beathard..." October 15

  • Wadley runs Iowa past Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "Junior running back Akrum Wadley broke loose on a decisive 54-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and Iowa defeated Minnesota 14-7 on Saturday in a Big Ten Conference game at Minneapolis. Wadley rushed for 107 yards on 14 carries and his scoring gallop with 5:28 left in the game was the..." October 08

  • Northwestern surprises Iowa, 38-31

    The Sports Xchange "The Iowa Hawkeyes were stunned on Homecoming Saturday, falling 38-31 to the Northwestern Wildcats at Kinnick Stadium. It was the Wildcats’ first victory over Iowa since 2012 and first win over the Hawkeyes in Iowa City since 2009. Northwestern (2-3, 1-1) jumped out to a 17-7 lead it..." October 01

  • Wadley, Iowa defense come up big to top Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Akrum Wadley scored on a 26-yard run in the fourth quarter and Iowa's defense came up with two big fourth-down stops to lift the Hawkeyes to a 14-7 victory over Rutgers in the Big Ten opener for both teams on Saturday in Piscataway, N.J. Iowa (3-1, 1-0) ran the final 4:40 off the clock after..." September 24

  • NDSU stuns No. 13 Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY, Iowa -- North Dakota State came to Kinnick Stadium with a reputation for beating FBS opponents. On Saturday, the Bison scored their biggest victory yet. A 37-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Cam Pedersen as time expired gave North Dakota State a stunning 23-21 victory over No...." September 17

  • Iowa extends Kirk Ferentz through 2026

    The Comeback "The Iowa Hawkeyes made some coaching news on the first Tuesday of the college football season by extending the contract of head coach Kirk Ferentz through the 2026 season. Ferentz is all but assured of retiring as Iowa’s head coach, which is nice and all, but you can’t help but feel Iowa was..." September 06

  • Iowa football: Kirk Ferentz to get contract extension

    Campus Sports "“I am pleased and proud to continue as head coach of the University of Iowa football team through 2026. It is a tremendous privilege and responsibility to lead the Iowa football program,” Ferentz said. “I am extraordinarily proud of our program, our players, and our supportive fans. I appreciate..." September 06

  • Iowa runs over Miami (Ohio), 45-21

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A dominating first half propelled the 17th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes to a 45-21 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday in their season opener at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa's 1-2 punch of senior LeShun Daniels Jr. and junior Akrum Wadley took the spotlight, as both running backs ran..." September 03

  • 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