Iowa Rumors & News

  • Iowa RB Mitchell suspended

    The Gazette "Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz announced Monday afternoon that running back Derrick Mitchell Jr. has been suspended from the team. In a statement, Ferentz said: “Derrick has been suspended due to football program and student life code of conduct violation. This is not a legal issue. Derrick is..." September 15

  • Ohio the new home for ex-Iowa RB C.J. Hilliard

    College Football Talk "When it was announced this past weekend that Cincinnati native C.J. Hilliard would be transferring from Iowa, the stated reason for the departure was a desire by the player to move closer to home. In the end, that’s exactly what the running back did. Earlier this week, head coach Frank..." August 27

  • Former St. Xavier running back C.J. Hilliard transfers from Iowa

    Cincinnati Enquirer "University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Friday that running back C.J. Hilliard (St. Xavier) will transfer from the Hawkeyes. "C.J. has elected to transfer to another institution closer to home to continue his academic and football pursuits,"Ferentz said in a statement. " August 24

  • Jalen Embry leaves Iowa football program

    Des Moines Register "Defensive back Jalen Embry, a redsdhirt freshman from Detroit, has decided to transfer out of the Iowa football program. "Jalen Embry has decided to leave the football team," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said in a release. " August 19

  • John Kenny second Hawkeye to announce transfer in a week

    College Football Talk "Searching for what he described as “a better fit,” Malik Rucker announced this past week that he will be transferring from Iowa. A few days later, one of Rucker’s teammates has done the same. John Kenny (pictured, No. 47) has confirmed to that he has decided to transfer out of..." May 11

  • Malik Rucker to transfer from Iowa in search of ‘a better fit’

    College Football Talk "And, as if ofttimes the case, “a better fit” can be translated into “a better shot at meaningful playing time.” As transfer day here at CFT continues unabated, Malik Rucker confirmed to the Quad City Times that he has decided to transfer out of Kirk Ferentz‘s Iowa football program. The move,..." May 05

  • Michigan formally announces addition of Jake Rudock

    College Football Talk "The worst kept secret in college football this spring is no longer a secret. Michigan has announced the addition of former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock to its roster. “I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program,” said Michigan passing..." April 10

  • Report: Big Ten waiver granted, Jake Rudock to transfer to Michigan

    CBS Sports "The long-simmering Jake Rudock-to-Michigan transfer appears to be all but a done deal after a Wednesday report that the Big Ten won't stand in Rudock's way. From FoxSports reporter Bruce Feldman: With the waiver granted, multiple outlets including reported that Rudock will..." April 01

  • Iowa gives QB Jake Rudock permission to transfer 'with no strings attached'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jake Rudock's days at Iowa were numbered as soon as coach Kirk Ferentz put backup C.J. Beathard at the top of a depth chart released in January. Now, according to the Associated Press, Rudock is on the way out of the Hawkeyes program after Ferentz signed a release that he said had "no strings..." March 26

  • Report: Iowa will release Jake Rudock to any school, QB to visit Michigan this week

    Michigan Live "Michigan's entry into the market for a graduate transfer quarterback began earlier this month. And its looking inside its own league. News broke earlier this month that now former Iowa quarterback -- and potential grad transfer -- Jake Rudock had plans to visit Michigan this spring with..." March 19

  • Report: Iowa QB Jake Rudock to transfer, will visit Michigan

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh's quarterback room may need one more chair after all. Rumors of Michigan's interest in another quarterback for the 2015 season have swirled for some time now, and Wednesday, things started moving a bit on that front. Fox's Bruce Feldman reports that Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock..." March 11

  • Michigan flips four-star RB Karan Higdon from Iowa on signing day

    Michigan Live "The first surprise of the day is in, and it didn't take very long. Michigan was able to flip four-star running back Karan Higdon from his Iowa commitment on national signing day, per multiple reports. Higdon signed his letter at his high school in Sarasota, Fla., though it has not yet been..." February 04

  • Iowa's Tevaun Smith tops Odell Beckham's one-handed catch record

    SI - College Football "One day after New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. set a world record for the most one-handed catches in one minute, Iowa receiver Tevaun Smith topped it. In one minute, Beckham caught 33 passes one-handed from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Thursday in an event televised by..." January 30

  • Iowa suspends starting LB after alcohol-related incident

    The Gazette "Iowa sophomore linebacker Reggie Spearman was charged with operating while intoxicated this morning in Iowa City. The 6-3, 230-pounder was pulled over and arrested by Iowa City Police at Burlington and Madison Street at 12:01 this morning. Spearman, a Chicago native, has started all seven games..." October 26

  • Iowa's Brandon Scherff Out 2-3 Weeks After Having Knee Surgery

    The Gazette "Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is having surgery this morning, according to KCRG-TV. Scherff, a 6-5, 323-pound senior and preseason all-American, suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of the Hawkeyes’ 17-13 victory over Ball State last weekend. Scherff tried to chase down BSU..." September 09

  • Hawkeyes lose starting fullback to season-ending injury

    Hawk Central "Junior Macon Plewa is now the starting fullback for the Iowa football team, but his promotion comes at a heavy price. Plewa became the starter after fellow junior and close friend Adam Cox suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice this week." August 17

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Iowa WR Martin-Manley cited for disorderly house

    Hawk Central "Iowa football player Kevonte Martin-Manley was cited for disorderly house by Iowa City police early Saturday morning. Martin-Manley, 21, was ticketed following a complaint of a loud party. Police were called to 760 Sunset Street in Iowa City. The report states there were “people inside and..." June 17

  • Hawkeye football player arrested for OWI Friday night

    Iowa City Press-Citizen "A University of Iowa football player was arrested Friday night for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to a University of Iowa Police complaint. Dean Tsopanides, a 21-year-old junior defensive lineman from Torrington, Conn., was reportedly stopped at East Prentiss and South Linn..." June 16

  • Defensive back Nico Law to transfer from Hawkeyes

    Omaha World-Herald "Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed Wednesday that defensive back Nico Law will transfer from the Hawkeye football program. “Nico has decided to transfer from the University of Iowa and complete his athletic and academic careers elsewhere,” said Ferentz in a press release. " June 11

  • Iowa loses two players to transfer, one to injury

    College Football Talk "Iowa’s depth chart will have different — and thinner — look when summer camp rolls around in a couple of months. The Hawkeyes confirmed via a press release that running back Barkley Hill and wide receiver A.J. Jones have decided to transfer out of the football program. While it’s unclear to..." May 29

  • Former Hawkeye Tyler Sash tased after police chase

    CBS Sports "Nothing good ever happens to college football players -- either current or former -- on scooters. The latest proof of this non-assailable theory comes to us thanks to former Iowa safety Tyler Sash. Sash was charged following a police chase on Saturday in Oskaloosa, Iowa. According to a..." May 14

  • LaTech lands transfer QB in Sokol

    101 Great Goals "Louisiana Tech's quarterback play left much to be desired last season, and while some of the issues fell on the offensive line, the Tech coaching staff has been looking for a transfer quarterback that could come in and help them right away. Enter, former Iowa Hawkeye Cody Sokol. Sokol signed..." March 14

  • Former Iowa CB William Lowe suing over 2011 workout injuries

    CBS Sports "One of the 13 Iowa football players hospitalized in 2011 after an offseason workout has filed a lawsuit against the school. William Lowe, a reserve cornerback for the Hawkeyes, says the team was negligent in "developing and implementing a dangerous improper training program." He alleges that..." March 12

  • Former Iowa CB William Lowe suing over 2011 workout injuries

    CBS Sports "One of the 13 Iowa football players hospitalized in 2011 after an offseason workout has filed a lawsuit against the school. William Lowe, a reserve cornerback for the Hawkeyes, says the team was negligent in "developing and implementing a dangerous improper training program." He alleges that..." March 11

  • Big Ten not keen on Friday night football

    Chicago Sun-Times "“Friday Night Lights” is not coming to the Big Ten any time soon. Social media was abuzz Thursday regarding various reports the Big Ten was looking into playing football games on Friday night. The Big Ten’s 10-year broadcast contract for regular-season games with ABC and ESPN is up in 2017...." March 01

  • Report: Hawkeye quarterback Cody Sokol looking to transfer

    Hawk Central "Cody Sokol, who was part of a three-man race for the starting quarterback position at Iowa this fall, is apparently looking for another place to finish his career. According to Hawkeye Report, Sokol has indicated that he would visit Louisiana Tech and Ball State. Sokol, who was born in Des..." February 28

  • Iowa’s failure to sign top offensive linemen is baffling

    Hawk Central "Given his track record, it’s fair to say that Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz is better at developing star offensive tackles than he is at signing them. There have been a few exceptions, such as Bryan Bulaga, who turned down a long list of elite programs to play at Iowa where he became a star..." February 19

  • Signing day: Ranking the Big Ten

    Chicago Sun-Times "1. Ohio State The Buckeyes may have stubbed their toe in the Big Ten title game against Michigan State, but Urban Meyer hasn’t lost his recruiting touch. OSU has seven four-star players from Ohio in a 23-man class that also draws from the talent hotbeds of Florida and Texas. Locally, Meyer has..." February 06

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