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Hawkeyes Celebrate Veteran’s Day with New Look Uniforms

Last year in honor of Veteran’s day the Hawkeyes wore a red, white and blue tiger hawk decal on their helmets. This year, Iowa will honor our military by wearing their version of a Nike Pro Combat Uniform. The uniforms are styled similar to Nike’s Pro Combat Uniforms, but are not Pro Combat, as that would be too extreme of a change [ . . read more . . ]

The Hawks are looking to rebound against Indiana

Hawkeye fans shouldn’t give up on their team just yet, Iowa still has a good chance to make the post season.  Iowa has four games left and needs to win at least two of them to become bowl eligible.  Iowa travels to Indiana this weekend, before returning home next week to play Purdue, then at Michigan the next week, and they round [ . . read more . . ]

Hawkeyes of the NFL: Past, Present, and Future

A Hawkeye has fallen. Former Iowa defensive linemen Alex Karras passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday. In 1957, Karras won the Outland Trophy for the nation’s best interior linemen and finished as the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.  In 1991 Karras was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. He was the 10th [ . . read more . . ]

Iowa Celebrates 100 Years of Hawkeye Homecomings

This week marks 100 years of Homecoming at the University of Iowa.  Back on November 23rd, 1912 the inaugural homecoming game was played against the University of Wisconsin.  Iowa lost that first game, but is 54-39-5 since then in homecoming contests.  Now 100 years later, Iowa gets to face their bitter-rival to the north, the [ . . read more . . ]

Weisman for Heisman

The Iowa Hawkeyes enter their last non-conference game this weekend against the Central Michigan Chippewas, coming off a season-righting victory over the UNI Panthers.  It may be a little crazy to think that beating a FCS team is what it takes to restore fan’s faith in the Hawkeyes, but that is exactly what the victory over the [ . . read more . . ]