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  • Cyclones Struggle Through Growing Pains to Finish 3-9

    AMES, Iowa – No one expected an overnight fix. When Matt Campbell took over Iowa State, a team that had two Big 12 wins in the previous two seasons, he preached ‘The Process.’ The Cyclones struggled through the first-year growing pains, but wins in two of the last three weeks offer promise for next year and years to come. In turn, the 49-19 loss to #18 West Virginia reminded everyone that there’s still a long way to go.

  • Hawkeye Insider: Michigan is the Main Attraction

    DES MOINES – Talk about two teams going in opposite directions. Since November 9th, 2015 Iowa has an 8-7 record while Michigan is 12-1. The records aren’t the only difference between the two teams. Did you know former Dowling star, Amara Darboh has more combined receiving yards than Iowa’s active receivers? There’s a whole laundry list that makes Michigan the main attraction this Saturday.

  • Cyclones’ Home Turf is Best in College Football

    AMES, Iowa – For six or seven Saturdays every fall and a couple times in the spring, Jack Trice Stadium takes center stage. The players, coaches, and band are the primary draw, but the grass recently got some well-deserved attention. John Sears has the story.

  • WIRED: The Original Coach Rhoads Celebrated at Nevada

    NEVADA, Iowa – Paul Rhoads was proud to coach and proud to be a coaches son. Cecil Rhoads inspired Paul to become a coach, but inspired many more around Central Iowa.

  • Hawkeye Insider: Iowa Needs Rushes

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — If the Hawkeyes can run the ball, Iowa fans could have more meaningful Saturdays. Iowa and Wisconsin have split the last 10 games which have been decided by an average of nine points.

  • A Cruel Rewind, Same Cyclone Movie in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas – Cyclone fans didn’t have to suffer through another fourth quarter loss on Saturday. This week the letdown came in the third quarter when Texas scored on touchdown plays of 75, 37, and 18 yards, and ultimately won, 27-6. In some ways, Iowa State and Texas were trending in opposite directions. The Cyclones slowly getting better with Charlie Strong steering Longhorns to three-straight losses. The Cyclones had a good start after two first half drives stalled a pair […]

  • Iowa Runs Past Purdue for Another Road Win

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Iowa gave Purdue a big dose of the ground game as the Hawkeyes rushed for a season-high 365 yards en route to a 49-35 win at Purdue on Saturday. It’s the first time in several weeks that the Hawkeyes looked like the defending Big Ten West Champions. Iowa (5-2, 3-1) jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead with rushing touchdowns by LeShun Daniels and C.J. Beathard, and a 42-yard touchdown catch by Riley McCarron. The […]

  • WIRED: Randy Hinkel Field

    MADRID, Iowa – High school football is the lifeblood of Madrid. It hit the community hard when Madrid lost its football patriarch, Randy Hinkel. On Friday, his former team honored Hinkel’s memory twice on the field.

  • Hawkeye Insider: Reevaluating Iowa’s Expectations

    DES MOINES – Expectations are a funny thing. It’s boring without them, but when they get too high the crash hurts. Michael Admire says it’s time to reevaluate expectations.

  • WIRED: Twin Cedars Lights Up the Scoreboard

    BUSSEY, Iowa — In the past 10 seasons, Twin Cedars has just one with more than five wins. This season, the Sabers have one of the best offenses in the state, and they’re undefeated.

  • WIRED: AC/GC Charged by New Alignment

    GUTHRIE CENTER – This January three communities combined to create AC-GC (Adair, Casey, and Guthrie Center). The new mascot, new colors, and new traditions were an adjustment, but one group of students wanted to prove the distance between cities made them stronger.

  • Hawkeye Insider: Iowa Connections in First Time Opponent

    DES MOINES, Iowa – This is the first football game between Iowa and Rutgers. Which is worth noting because Rutgers played in the first college football game, ever. Rutgers is a new opponent, but connections to the Iowa football program make it feel familiar.