Why Iowa fans need to know Mosai Newsom, Cy-Hawk rivalry intensifies, Desmond King locking down NFL role?
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Cy-Hawk rivalry is heating up
First, Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz called Iowa State “the guys in Ames.” Now, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is referring to Iowa as “the team out east.” Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register loves the verbal jabs and can’t wait for Sept. 9 to arrive.
Desmond King update
Former Iowa cornerback Desmond King is trying to lock down the nickel spot for the Los Angeles Chargers. He is well on his way to earning playing time after recording an interception against Seattle in the team’s first preseason game on Sunday. Eric D. Williams recaps the performance of King, and all the rookies, so far through camp.
Meet Mosai Newsom
The Class of 2019 Waverly-Shell Rock defensive end could be the best in-state prospect in 2019, writes Dargan Southard of the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Newsom is an Iowa recruiting target.
How is the Iowa offensive line like a pianist? The Land of 10 Iowa offensive line position preview explains. Also, here are projections for the offensive line depth chart for the Sept. 2 opener against Wyoming.
Put me in coach
Rob Howe of HawkeyeNation.com ranked the 10 freshmen most likely to help the Hawkeyes in 2017. The first name is obvious. The second is where it gets interesting.
It’s never too early to start studying up on Iowa’s football opponents for this season. Marc Morehouse kicked off a preview series by looking at the opener against the Cowboys. Yes, quarterback Josh Allen needs to be a concern, but poor run defense may turn him into a non-factor.
The Iowa men’s basketball team just wrapped up a European trip. The Hawkeyes went on a similar trip to South America in 1981 and Jay Darsee, a former player, relived the experience for the Des Moines Register.
Moving on out
Iowa wrestler Jack Wagner transferring to Northern Iowa, according to Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register. Wagner redshirted last season, his first with the Hawkeyes.
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