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Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz landed the team's top recruiting priority in defensive end John Waggoner.

Iowa lands top priority John Waggoner: Why it’s huge for both DL, Hawkeyes

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The crown jewel

Iowa didn’t just land its top priority in Class of 2018 defensive end John Waggoner of West Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday. It landed its top-ranked player in the class. That all is good, but the most important piece of Waggoner’s commitment is the long-term impact it will have on the defensive line, where the 4-star prospect will team with DE A.J. Epenesa.

Why commit on Tuesday?

Rob Howe of HawkeyeNation.com explains why Waggoner decided to commit now. He also adds that Waggoner will take his official visit to Iowa this weekend.

John Waggoner’s impact

Keeping Waggoner in state matters. Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register tells what it means for the Hawkeyes. It shows Iowa has a stranglehold on the top in-state talent in the 2018 and 2019 classes.

The unveiling

Football coach Kirk Ferentz deserves a statute at Iowa. Land of 10 explains why Kirk Herbstreit feels that way.

Old friend, new nemesis

Iowa players know Jim Reid. He was the linebackers coach in 2013-15. Now he is the Boston College defensive coordinator, and the Hawkeyes find themselves in the unique spot of facing off with their old mentor.

Answer to come

Scott Frost is the new Nebraska coach. How does that impact Iowa? Land of 10 answers in the question of the day.

Explain yourself

Forward Tyler Cook sat with 2 fouls for the final 8:54 of the first half against Indiana on Monday. Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register wonders if coach Fran McCaffery’s policy of benching players with 2 fouls until after halftime is the best move.

Party like it’s 1989

Yep, that is the last time the Iowa women’s basketball team beat Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum. Jeff Linder of the Cedar Rapids Gazette previews the Cy-Hawk contest set for 6:30 CT on Wednesday.

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