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How does Iowa pull in urban recruits to play at Kinnick Stadium?

Convincing urban prospects Iowa is more than corn; spring practice to stream online

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Corn, corn and more corn

How does Iowa sell its campus community to urban prospects who know Iowa as much for corn and crops as anything else? Land of 10 had the Hawkeyes explain how they do it.

Let there be football

Monday started with Iowa fans unable to watch the open spring practice coming up on Friday. Before the day was out, Iowa and the BTN2GO announced a streaming option. It’s great news for out-of-state fans. Click here for all the details.

Meet Noah Shannon

The Iowa 2018 defensive tackle signee is 6-foot-1 and 300 pounds. He is strong, team oriented and extremely athletic for a player of his size. There are a lot of reasons why the Hawkeyes were the first program to offer Noah Shannon a scholarship. To get out of a funk at the start of his senior year, Shannon needed to remember why Iowa offered him to start with. Here is the Land of 10 Next Generation profile of Shannon.

Where is he now?

Scott Slutzker played tight end at Iowa 1991-95 and played three seasons in the NFL. What has he done since then?’s Rob Howe caught up with Slutzker, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., and sells medical devices.

Number 2

USA Today’s Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz ranked the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL draft. Josh Jackson wasn’t No. 1. He came in second. Middlehurst-Schwartz put together a good recap of Jackson’s situation as the draft approaches on April 26.

Time to learn about the Drake Diner

Guard Brady Ellingson will find out all about the greasy spoon restaurant on the Drake campus. The former Iowa guard is transferring to Drake to finish his college career.

What now?

What is the future of the Hy-Vee Classic with the Big Ten going to a 20-game men’s basketball schedule?  Land of 10 looked at the contract to find out. The contract does contain a potential out for the Hawkeyes in the long-term.

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