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The Iowa football team will wear new helmets that are designed to better prevent head injuries.

Iowa puts player safety first with new helmets; team releases workout video

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Safety first

Iowa is going to be the first team in college football to wear a new helmet designed to better prevent head injuries. The helmets aren’t cheap, costing $1,000, but will be well worth it if improves player safety.

Workout warriors

Iowa football released a winter training workout video on social media. You can check it out here to see what the Hawkeyes do in March to prepare for the season.

Updating Iowa’s recruiting board

The Hawkeyes are off to a great start addressing their biggest area of need in the Class of 2019. They already hold commitments from three offensive lineman. So what is the biggest area of need now? Land of 10 identified six spots for Iowa to focus its recruiting attention.

A unique talent

In-state forward Xavier Foster is only 15 years old, but already holds basketball scholarship offers from multiple programs, including Iowa. The Des Moines Register’s Matthew Bain explains what makes Foster such an intriguing prospect.

Sweat-free selection show

The Iowa women’s basketball team already knows it’s in the NCAA Tournament. That makes life in the hours before the Monday night selection show a little easier. But what seed with the Hawkeyes land? The Cedar Rapid Gazette’s Jeff Linder investigates.

On an island

Iowa must replace All-American Josh Jackson at cornerback. Who are the candidates? How wide open is the competition? Land of 10 breaks it down here.

Leaving Texas?

The NFL rumor mill believes former Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens is potentially leaving Dallas in free agency. Can the Cowboys resign him? The Dallas Morning News’ Brandon George discusses it in his linebacker free agent preview.

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