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Iowa signee Julius Brents picked up a pair of awards from Land of 10 writers after the recruiting season concluded.

Iowa recruits earn post-signing honors; emotional offer for in-state lineman

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Award season for Iowa recruiting

Even before they don the black and gold in a practice, Iowa’s newcomers pick up some hardware from Land of 10. Among the categories include Best First Year, Most Likely to Make the NFL, and Best Career.

Emotional offer for Noah Fenske

New Hampton offensive lineman Noah Fenske was emotional while receiving a Iowa scholarship offer, writes Hawkeye Nation’s Rob Howe. Fenske’s sister died a few years ago, and Fenske said Iowa was her favorite team.

Iowa juniors take in basketball game

Iowa’s big recruiting weekend for underclassmen included a trip to Carver-Hawkeye Arena during the Hawkeyes’ game with Indiana on Saturday afternoon, writes Land of 10’s Bobby La Gesse.

Iowa’s first-round possibilities

Ourlads general manager and national scout Dan Shonka outlined to Land of 10 how Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson and center James Daniels could become first-round draft picks.

Nelson Brands continues mat dominance

As always, the prep state wrestling tournament commands center stage in Iowa and future Iowa wrestler Nelson Brands won his third straight state championship in dominating fashion for Iowa City West, writes K.J. Pilcher of The Gazette. Brands is the son of Iowa assistant Terry Brands and nephew of Iowa coach Tom Brands.

Tyler Linderbaum concludes wrestling, now on to preparing for Iowa football

Solon wrestler Tyler Linderbaum, who signed to play defensive tackle at Iowa, proves yet again why football and wrestling are a great match for one another, writes Pilcher.

Off target and downward

A pair of Iowa missed shots in the final 9 seconds cost the Hawkeyes in an 84-82 loss to Indiana, writes The Des Moines Register’s Mark Emmert. Here’s the television recap from KCRG’s Josh Christensen.

The defense rests

There’s no defense for Iowa’s defense, writes The Gazette’s Mike Hlas. Iowa basketball has one of the two worst defenses in the last generation.

Backed-up back court

The Hawkeyes continued their massive slide in Big Ten basketball because of their back-court weakness, The Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow writes.

Iowa women continue to surge

Iowa’s women’s basketball team won its fifth straight game in an 88-61 victory against Wisconsin. Junior forward Megan Gustafson scored 25 points and now is just 23 shy of breaking the program’s single-season points record held by Cindy Haugejorde.

Baseball starts season strong

Iowa baseball started the season strong with three wins at the Sunshine State Classic Series, writes Dargan Southard of The Des Moines Register.

Spicy words at the end of the Iowa-Iowa State dual

No. 7-ranked Iowa wrestling dominated Iowa State for the 14th consecutive time, 35-6, at Hilton Coliseum, writes Cody Goodwin of The Des Moines Register. The Hawkeyes averted a clean sweep of the Cyclones by forfeiting at 197 pounds, which led to some strong words by Iowa State coach Kevin Dresser, according to Ben Visser of The Gazette. Here’s a video of Iowa coach Tom Brands discussing the dual, while here are Dresser’s charged-up comments.

No stalling in Dan Gable video

Here’s what legendary Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable told Land of 10 about his role in voicing a “Fight For Iowa” video that charges up wrestling fans before duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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