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Noah Fenske, second to right in the gray sweatshirt, committed to Iowa so early, in part, because he lives so close to campus.

Why location matters for Iowa recruiting; Joe Wieskamp, C.J. Fredrick are best in state

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Proximity is everything

Location isn’t the biggest reason why 2019 in-state offensive lineman Noah Fenske committed to Iowa. But a two-hour drive to campus ensured it happened when it did. Fenske’s commitment served as a reminder of why proximity matters in recruiting.

Awards season

The Oscars are over, but trophies are still getting handed out. Gatorade announced its boys’ basketball players of the year in every state. Future Iowa guards Joe Wieskamp (Iowa) and C.J. Fredrick (Kentucky) took home the hardware in their home states, as’s Rob Howe reports.

Lost in the mail

The NFL combine invites never arrived for several draft-eligible Hawkeyes. Land of 10 breaks down the biggest snubs. Most were on the offensive line.

What’s next?

Iowa men’s basketball is in its offseason, so the Des Moines Register’s Mark Emmert put together a to-do improvement list for every player. Yes, defense is mentioned a time or two.

Early-season test

Iowa baseball is off to a good start at 8-2. The Hawkeyes should learn plenty when they head to UNLV for three games this weekend.’s Rob Howe previews the series.

Ice, ice baby

Iowa doesn’t have men’s or women’s Division I hockey teams. A new ice arena is going up a few miles from campus in Coralville, Iowa. Land of 10 lays out why the Hawkeyes need Big Ten hockey.

Police blotter

Former Iowa men’s basketball player Jeff Moe is accused of attacking an Indianapolis city councilman during a public meeting on Monday. Moe faces two felony and two misdemeanor charges from the incident, according to the Indianapolis Star’s Ryan Martin.

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