AFTER HELPING FERENTZ WIN MARCHIFORNICATION, KEN O'KEEFE STOPPED TO TAKE IN PRACTICE. Ken O'Keefe is now the Miami Dolphins' wide receivers coach but that didn't stop him from hitting up Iowa City and spring football practice. O'Keefe talked to HawkeyeSports.com about his new gig in Miami, missing Iowa City and some coach speak about Iowa's practice.
MATT GATENS WILL BE A MEMBER OF THE SALES SYSTEM LTD TEAM IN THE PORTSMOUTH INVITATIONAL. The rosters were announced for the April 11-14th event held in Portsmouth, Virginia. Gatens will be teammates with some former foes. He will play with former Dayton Flyer Chris Johnson and former Campbell Camel Eric Griffin.
DAN GABLE DEMONSTRATES THE BASICS OF FREESTYLE WRESTLING. The U.S. Olympic trials are coming to Iowa City and before they do fans had the chance to learn a little bit about the sport. Dan Gable, with help from others, took questions and taught moves and holds to the crowd Saturday. The Cedar Rapids Gazette has several videos from the event.
IOWA WAS SO CLOSE TO TAKING 2/3 AGAINST NEBRASKA BASEBALL. The Hawkeyes had an 8-5 lead heading into the ninth inning of the third game of the weekend with the Cornhuskers. Iowa won the first game Friday night 4-3 in Lincoln. Nebraska would win Saturday's game 9-4 and rally with four ninth inning runs to take the series Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes fall to 13-16 on the season, 4-5 in the Big Ten.
PAT HARTY WANTS US TO BE READY TO MEET DAMON BULLOCK. Damon holds down the first-string running back spot, for now. Harty writes that it's "encouraging that Bullock played high school football in Texas." The competition there helped him prepare for Big Ten football. It's Bullock's job but Iowa has freshmen Greg Garmon and Barkley Hill coming this summer.
ONE FORMER HAWKEYE FOOTBALLER HAS AN OPINION AND SHARED VIA TWITTER. From former offensive lineman Andy Kuempel,
hearing about spring ball. Iowa is at least having fun. Bigach hasn't been called a piece of shit once. Brain brings new life to the ol!— Andrew Kuempel (@AndrewKuempel) April 7, 2012
Kuempel went on to tweet that to clarify, he thinks Bigach will be a good one. Iowa's former DL coach, not so much.
IOWA RUNNING BACKS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES CURSED. Lisa Bluder's bunch suffer yet another player loss due to ACL injury. Freshman Kathryn Reynolds tore her ACL during off-season workouts. Reynolds didn't contribute much her first season on campus but was expected increased playing time next year. If she can return before the season is still undetermined.
JORDAN BERNSTINE'S DRAFT STOCK IS ON THE RISE. According to Aaron Wilson, of Scout.com, Bernstine had a private workout for the Eagles. Wilson says besides the Eagles,
"Bernstine has also conducted workouts for the Patriots and 49ers, while the Raiders have scheduled a meeting of their own with the defensive back"
Chad Rueter, of NFL.com, lists Bernstine as a draft riser in his latest draft news article. Rueter is predicting Bernstine could hear his name called Saturday at the draft. That's a 4th-7th round pick.
HAWKEYE FOOTBALL LEGEND CALVIN JONES WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF A DOCUMENTARY. Jones is one of the greatest Hawkeye linemen of all-time. He elected to play professional football in the Canadian Football League because of racism in the U.S. NFL. Infield Fly Productions of Canada will begin shooting the documentary on April 27th at Jones' alma mater Steubenville High School.
FOOTBALL RECRUITING. Iowa offered Derrick Willies, a 6'3" 190 pound wide receiver a scholarship for next season. WIllies plays football at Rock Island, Illinois and holds offers from Iowa State, Northern Illinois, Eastern Illinois and Illinois State.
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