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Wide receiver Riley McCarron secured an NFL job thanks in part to a strong pro day last season.

Iowa: Why pro day matters; how Hawkeyes find workout edges

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Movin’ on up

Iowa football holds its pro day on Monday. It’s essentially a job interview for an NFL job. The prospects this year hope to repeat what wide receiver Riley McCarron did last season and wow front office executives. Land of 10 recaps some Hawkeyes who made great impressions on pro day and helped their pro career.

Sneak peak

Iowa is one week into spring practice. What are the Hawkeyes up to? Iowa released a video showing what the team is doing out on the field.

Finding an edge

The Hawkeyes crave advantages over their competition. They think they’ve found one with technology, data and training. The Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow gets a sneak peek into how Iowa is finding its latest edge with workouts and player development.

Cutting things short, part I

The finale of the Iowa-Indiana baseball series for Sunday was cancelled, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. A split with the No. 11 team in the nation isn’t a bad start to Big Ten play for the Hawkeyes, but they would have liked a chance to take the series.

Cutting things short, part II

Like the baseball team, the Iowa softball finale for Sunday against Michigan was called off. Like the baseball team, softball split, this time with No. 17 Michigan. And yes, like the baseball team, softball would have loved a chance at taking a series from a Top 25 program.

Yes, it almost happened

It was a down season for Iowa men’s basketball, but the Hawkeyes nearly beat a Final Four team. Iowa took Michigan to overtime before falling 77-71 in the Big Ten Tournament in February. How do you explain it? HawkeyeNation.com’s David Schwartz tries to come up with an answer.

Man in the middle

Iowa must find two new starting interior offensive lineman. Keegan Render, a guard last season, is penciled in to move to center. Land of 10 explains why having a center emerge with a big spring is the best outcome for the Hawkeyes in filling those interior openings, sliding Render back to guard.

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