NEXT IOWA GAMEDAY:
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Northern Iowa at Iowa Hawkeyes
Kinnick Stadium | Iowa City, Iowa
Kickoff at 11:05 AM Central
TV: BTN

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Posted on August 18th, 2009 by Admin

Sedge previews the 2009 Iowa Hawkeyes

Greetings Hawkeye Fans!

Unlike say, NASA, where a few wispy clouds can derail a $300 million dollar Space Shuttle mission, the 2009 Hawkeye Football Countdown Clock keep a rollin’ along.  In fact, at noon (eastern) on Friday, we are 50 days from the season opener, 24 hours later, an even 7 weeks!  Nothing short of a tornado running through Kinnick is going to stop this clock.

So, anything been going on over the last 50 days?  Yes.  As is the often the case, the summer time is able to provide a fair share of drama.

You probably felt the sky falling a few weeks back when it was reported that Jewel Hampton had torn his ACL while working out, and was lost for the season.  If you read my 100 days email you know I am very high on the incoming tailbacks, so while I was concerned, I was not pulling my hair out.  Turns out the MRIs were negative, it’s just a tweak, and after 4 weeks of rest, he should be good to go.  That will give him 3 plus weeks of practice to get his full strength back, and even if he can’t be 100% on September 5th, we should be fine with him at 75%, plus our other tailbacks.  He just needs to be all the way back by the Big Ten opener.  Of note, this is basically the same injury that Dallas Clark suffered late in the 2006 season. After missing 4 games, he exploded in the post season, leading the team in reception yardage as the Colts topped the Bears for the Super Bowl title.

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The one possible concern is with the guys blocking for the running backs.  First, junior guard Julian Vandervelde had an undisclosed minor surgery in early July; he could be ready by week 1, he may not be.  Second, senior Kyle Calloway was busted on June 20th for OWI.  On a moped.  Kyle, the 6’7, 320 lb. offensive lineman. I guess I am old, I don’t think the peds that existed when I was a teenager could hold someone that big.  Regardless, he will miss one game for sure.  So, a little O-line shuffling will be in order to start the season, but I’m not too worried.

We also had junior linebacker Jacody Coleman transfer closer to home (Texas). That hurts the two deep, but our starting linebackers may never want to leave the field, as they might end up being the best linebacking group in the Big Ten.

Besides that, not much in the way of current Hawkeye news, but we do have some excitement when it comes to future Hawkeyes.  Kirk and staff are quietly putting together a rather interesting 2010 recruiting class.  Just verbals, of course, but the Hawks have been pocketing commits from some highly rated linemen (both sides), some interesting linebackers, and a QB, 10 total kids so far.  Scout.com has this class currently ranked 30th – which is all right, though I don’t put a lot of weight into such rankings.  Where were the Iowa classes rated in 1999-2002? Not high. All those kids did were win 31 games in 3 seasons.  Still, if the Hawks can snag some players that everyone else wants, maybe they can help us start playing in bowls games that fall after January 1st.

All right my friends, we are now halfway through July. Most players are back in Iowa City.  Working out, probably going over the play books, and getting ready for the imminent start of fall camp.  The next 50 days will fly by.  I will be posting newsworthy updates as they transpire, and keep your eyes out for the Week 1 Game Notes. When you see them, you will know the clock has moved inside of 96 hours. And the 2009 Iowa football season will be upon us!

GO HAWKS!!!

Sedge

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Posted on July 4th, 2009 by Hawkeyes

Ticket orders for Hawkeye football games start next week

From The Gazette Online:

Iowa will begin accepting ticket orders for six home football games beginning next week.

Tickets are for games against Northern Iowa (Sept. 5), Arizona (Sept. 19), Arkansas State (Oct. 3), Indiana (Oct. 31), Northwestern (Nov. 7) and Minnesota (Nov. 21). Purchase tickets at 1-800 IA-HAWKS, www.hawkeyesports.com or at the ticket office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eligible buyers Monday through Wednesday are various contributors. The general public may purchase single-game tickets starting Thursday. Call the toll-free number for details.

You can also buy Iowa Football season tickets

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Posted on July 4th, 2009 by Hawkeyes

Lyrics to The Songs Of University Of Iowa – Iowa Fight Song, Roll Along Iowa, On Iowa, Alma Mater

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The Songs Of University Of Iowa

ON IOWA

On, Iowa, proudly at the fore,
On, Iowa, on forever more,

Every loyal son will give a rousing toast to you,
Every loyal daughter loves you true,

On, Iowa, with your wealth untold,
A heritage to us you did unfold,

Love of family, love of friend,
Love of country, too, makes us proud for what you stand,
Our dear Old Gold

ROLL ALONG IOWA

Roll along, Iowa, Roll down the field,
On to victory!

Roll along, Iowa, Don’t ever yield,
Always a winner be!

Get that ball, Give your all,
For dear Old Gold,
Raise her banner high!

With firm endeavor,
Roll on forever, U. of I.

IOWA FIGHT SONG

The word is Fight! Fight! Fight! for IOWA,
Let every loyal Iowan sing;

The word is Fight! Fight! Fight! for IOWA,
Until the walls and rafters ring (Rah! Rah!)

Come on and cheer, cheer, cheer, for IOWA
Come on and cheer until you hear the final gun.

The word is Fight! Fight! Fight! for IOWA,
Until the game is won.

IOWA ALMA MATER

Come all alums of Iowa,
And blend your voices true;

Sing praises to our Alma Mater,
As good Hawkeyes do.

Let’s keep within our hearts a fire
To magnify her fame;

Bring credit to these noble halls
Where glory and honor reign.

The day is near when comrades here
Will bid farewell and part;

But each Hawkeye carries on,
They spirit in his heart.

Oh! Iowa, Iowa, we drink a toast to you;

On, Iowa, proudly at the fore,
On, Iowa, on forever more,

Every loyal son will give a rousing toast to you,
Every loyal daughter loves you true,

On, Iowa, with your wealth untold,
A heritage to us you did unfold,

Love of family, love of friend,
Love of country, too, makes us proud for what you stand,
Our dear Old Gold

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Hawkeyes

2009 IOWA Hawkeyes Football Schedule | New TV and Kickoff Times added July 1st

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2009

IOWA HAWKEYES FOOTBALL

Date Opponent TV Time (CT) Record
September 5 Northern Iowa Big Ten 11:05 AM 0-0
September 12 @ Iowa State FSN 11:05 AM 0-0
September 19 Arizona ABC / ESPN2 2:35 AM 0-0
September 26 @ Penn State ABC or ESPN 7:05 PM 0-0
October 3 Arkansas State TBA TBA 0-0
October 10 Michigan ABC or ESPN 7:05 PM 0-0
October 17 @ Wisconsin ESPN/ESPN2 or BTN 11:05 AM 0-0
October 24 @ Michigan State Big Ten 6:05 PM 0-0
October 31 Indiana TBA TBA 0-0
November 7 Northwestern TBA TBA 0-0
November 14 @ Ohio State TBA TBA 0-0
November 21 Minnesota TBA TBA 0-0
* All times are Central Time (CT)
Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Hawkeyes

Big Ten Announces Football Television Plans For First Three Weekends and Select Additional Games During 2009 Home Schedule

IOWA GAMES IN BOLD

Thursday, Sept. 3
Eastern Kentucky at INDIANA, Big Ten Network, 8:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, Sept. 5
Missouri vs. ILLINOIS, ESPN, 2:40 p.m. CT
Northern Iowa at IOWA, Big Ten Network, 11:00 a.m. CT
Western Michigan at MICHIGAN, ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET
Montana State at MICHIGAN STATE, Big Ten Network, Noon ET
Towson at NORTHWESTERN, Big Ten Network, 11:00 a.m. CT
Navy at OHIO STATE, ESPN, Noon ET
Akron at PENN STATE, Big Ten Network, Noon ET
Toledo at PURDUE, Big Ten Network, Noon ET
Northern Illinois at WISCONSIN, Big Ten Network, 6:00 p.m. CT

Saturday, Sept. 12
Illinois State at Illinois, Big Ten Network, 6:00 p.m. CT
Western Michigan at INDIANA, Big Ten Network, Noon ET
Notre Dame at MICHIGAN, ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET
Central Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE, ESPN/ESPN2, Noon ET
Air Force at MINNESOTA, Big Ten Network, 6:00 p.m. CT
Eastern Michigan at NORTHWESTERN, Big Ten Network, 11:00 a.m. CT
Southern California at OHIO STATE, ESPN, 8:00 p.m. ET
Syracuse at PENN STATE, Big Ten Network, Noon ET
Fresno State at WISCONSIN, ESPN/ESPN2, 11:00 a.m. CT

Saturday, Sept. 19
Arizona at IOWA, ABC, 2:30 p.m. CDT
Eastern Michigan at MICHIGAN, Big Ten Network, Noon ET
California at MINNESOTA, ESPN/ESPN2, 11:00 a.m. CT
Temple at PENN STATE, Big Ten Network, Noon ET
Northern Illinois at PURDUE, Big Ten Network, Noon ET
Wofford at WISCONSIN, Big Ten Network, 11:00 a.m. CT

Saturday, Oct. 10
Miami (Ohio) at NORTHWESTERN, ESPN/ESPN2/Big Ten Network, 11 a.m. CT

Saturday, Oct. 31
MICHIGAN at ILLINOIS, ABC, 2:30 p.m. CT

Saturday, Dec. 5
Fresno State at ILLINOIS, Big Ten Network, 11:30 a.m. CT

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Hawkeyes

Seven Starting Times Set For Iowa Football

From Iowa Athletics:

Starting times for seven of the first eight University of Iowa football games have been set. The announcement came today from the Big Ten Conference. And, at least three of the games will be televised by either ABC or ESPN.

The Hawkeyes open the season at home Sept. 5th against Northern Iowa with kickoff slated for 11 a.m. (CT) on the Big Ten Network. Iowa travels to Iowa State the next week for an 11 a.m. start on the Fox Sports Cable Network. The Sept. 19th contest against Arizona will begin at 2:30 p.m. on ABC and/or ESPN2.

Iowa begins it 2009 conference schedule at Penn State, Sept. 26th. The game will be televised on either ABC or ESPN with a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Hawkeyes host Michigan Oct. 10th in a 7 p.m. homecoming game televised on ABC or ESPN. The Oct. 17th contest at Wisconsin will begin at 11 a.m. on a yet to be determined TV network. Iowa’s game at Michigan State, on Oct. 24th, will begin at 6 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

The only Iowa game, in the first eight, not to have an announced starting time or a televising network is the Oct. 3rd home contest against Arkansas State. Starting times and television for Hawkeye games in late October and November will be announced after the season begins.

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Posted on June 29th, 2009 by Hawkeyes

Big Ten Media Days – Coming in late July

The Big Ten will hold the 2009 Football Media Days and 38th annual Kickoff Luncheon on Monday and Tuesday, July 27-28, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, featuring all 11 head coaches and some of the conference’s top returning players.

The 114th season of Big Ten football kicks off beginning with every team in action on Sept. 3 or 5.

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Posted on June 23rd, 2009 by Hawkeyes

Iowa Hawkeyes 2009 Recruiting class ranked #63 by Rivals.com

Here’s a look at where the Iowa Hawkeyes stacked up nationally in the 2009 Recruiting Wars, according to Rivals

RIVALS.COM RANKS THE 2009 RECRUITING CLASSES:

  1. Alabama
  2. LSU
  3. USC
  4. Ohio State
  5. Texas
  6. Florida State
  7. Michigan
  8. North Carolina
  9. Georgia
  10. Florida

62.  Kent State

63.  IOWA

64.  Wake Forest

The 2010 Class looks to improve on the 2009 final rankings as LB Austin Gray from Warren MI,  LB James Morris from Solon, IA and  LB Louis Trinca-Pasat from Chicago, IL have already committed to play in Iowa City next fall.

Check back later in the recruiting season for more updates on the Iowa Hawkeyes 2010 Recruiting Class.

Posted on June 23rd, 2009 by Hawkeyes

Hawkeyes Drafted in 2009 NFL Draft

There were four players drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft:

  • Shonn Greene             RB            3rd Round (65th Pick)
  • Bradley Fletcher          DB            3rd Round (66th Pick)
  • Seth Olsen                 OG            4th Round (132nd Pick)
  • Brandon Myers            TE            6th Round (202nd Pick)

For more detailed information on these Hawkeyes players or in-depth analysis of the 2009 NFL Draft, check out NFL Draft Day Countdown (www.nfldraftdaycountdown.com)

Posted on June 23rd, 2009 by Hawkeyes

Video: Shonn Greene 2008 Highlights

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