Iowa is Offensive Line University; who will breakout at open spring practice?
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Offensive Line University, Part I
Iowa is known for developing offensive line prospects. Up to four could be drafted next week. How much benefit is there to an offensive linemen being from Iowa? Land of 10 investigated and learned about the coach Kirk Ferentz factor.
Offensive Line University, Part II
Rivals went about trying to identify the best program for developing offensive linemen. Yes, Iowa was discussed and, yes, the Hawkeyes took home the top spot, according to Mike Farrell.
The more you know
The Hawkeyes are hosting their open spring practice on Friday night. Here are five things to watch for and it’s no surprise quarterback is a hot topic. The position is two of the five things to look out for.
The spring practice isn’t just a big day for the players in uniform. It also matter for the ones Iowa is recruiting. The Des Moines Register’s Matthew Bain breaks down six key prospects attending. One prospect who will not be in attendance is 3-star wide receiver Desmond Hutson, who was scheduled to attend but told Bain he won’t make it into town.
Who is next?
Spring practice often turns an obscure, or unknown player into a buzzworthy name. It happened last year with safety Jake Gervase. Land of 10 looks at the phenomenon and who could be that player this year.
Mark your calendar
The Big Ten released the men’s basketball conference schedule for 2018-19. It’s the first year of 20 league games. What’s interesting about Iowa’s draw? The Hawkeyes face rival neighbor Wisconsin twice. It’s a good thing, considering the few times the foes met in recent years.
Do it for the women’s team, too
The Big Ten also released the conference slate for the women’s basketball teams. The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Jeff Linder goes in-depth on the matchups, including a return of former Iowa coach C. Vivian Stringer to Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
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