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Former Iowa tight end George Kittle put together a strong rookie season in San Francisco.

George Kittle turning heads in San Francisco; Iowa’s top 5 January bowl performances

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Making an impression

Former Iowa tight end George Kittle wrapped up his rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers with a 100-yard receiving day on Sunday. It’s part of the reason why Grant Cohn, of The Press Democrat, said he believes the team is in good position moving forward with Kittle, even if he can’t name any of the great former San Francisco tight ends.

Reliving great Iowa bowl moments

New Year’s Day is a prime day for college football and bowl games. The Hawkeyes are no stranger to January bowl games. Land of 10 breaks down the five best January bowl performances in program history.

Making news

Iowa defensive tackle signee Tyler Linderbaum turned heads at U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Monday. He did so for a little scuffle at practice, as Josh Helmholdt, of Rivals.com reported. It’s not what you expect to hear out of a bowl game, but don’t be surprised if the Iowa staff smiled upon hearing the news.

A proper farewell

Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell played his final game in the Pinstripe Bowl last week. He took to Twitter on Monday to show his appreciation to Iowa fans.

Next question

There is really only one question facing the Iowa men’s basketball team in advance of its game against Michigan on Tuesday. Have the Hawkeyes made substantial improvement? Jeremiah Davis, of the The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette, dives into the topic. Recent wins over the likes of Southern Utah, Southern and Northern Illinois didn’t reveal much about the team.

Next bowl in

Most of the Big Ten bowl contracts run through the 2019 season. For Iowa fans, which bowls would be best to add? Land of 10 takes a look.

 

Kicking off 2018 in style

The Iowa women’s basketball team did just that by securing the commitment of in-state Class of 2020 Shateah Wetering after beating Michigan on Sunday night. Jeff Linder, of The Gazette, has all the details.

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