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Hawkeye news links to read while you wait for the big game.
GET READY FOR THE PLUNGE.
2013 Practice Plunge (via HawkeyeWrestlingClub)
THE HAWKEYE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM HEADS TO MINNESOTA TODAY. Melsahn Basabe got the start Thursday against Penn State and is still in the starting lineup today. Adam Woodbury is also starting and as Scott Dochterman notes, he's helping the team with his rebounding. The Hawks will need a solid effort on the glass from these two if they want to have a chance on the road against the Big Ten's second best rebounding team.
HOW BOUT THEM HAWKEYES? There will be plenty of wrestling recapin' going on later, but for now, enjoy these pics from Carver-Hawkeye Friday night.
LET'S TALK SOME MORE CROOTIN.
2013 Iowa Football Signing Day Promo (via GoHawksTV)
IOWA GOT A COMMIT, THEN DIDN'T, THEN MAYBE. Caring is creepy, and confusing sometimes too. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reported that Akrum Wadley committed to Iowa yesterday. Who? Wadley is a running back prospect that originally verbally committed to Temple last month. Hawkeye Insider's Rob Howe confirmed that Wadley is visiting Iowa City this weekend but a commitment is pending.
Educated guess: Akrum Wadley ends up at Iowa but isn't ready to go public. Perhaps he hasn't told Temple coaches. #recruitingcrazy— Rob Howe (@HawkeyeInsider) February 3, 2013
If Wadley joins the Hawkeye class of 2013 he'd be the second running back in the class. Iowa had yet to find another safety prospect after Delano Hill bolted for Michigan so perhaps Wadley fills that void.
Iowa is hosting another prospect whose name popped up just this week. Jonathan Parker, of St. Louis, is also a running back prospect who the Hawkeyes offered a couple weeks ago.
Parker is rated as a two-star running back and verbally committed to Tulsa.
IOWA ADDS A WALK-ON. Connor Keane, a wide receiver from Minnesota, will give football at Iowa a try. Here is a YouTube of Keane in action. He is the second wide receiver to walk-on to the program joining Iowa Western Community College's Andrew Stone.
THE OTHER PROSPECTS VISITING THIS WEEKEND. Kyle Norberg has the tough decision of taking scholarship money from North Dakota or walking-on at Iowa. He tweeted a picture of himself wearing the #44 so maybe linebacker is in his future.
Trev Hadacheck also will have a choice between scholarship money or walking-on. Hadacheck also tweeted a picture of himself wearing #5. There is, of course, a chance one of these two gets a late scholarship offer if another prospect decides to play elsewhere. Marc Morehouse has a breakdown of Hawkeye targets which might have a shot of landing a full-ride.
- Iowa/PSU: Matt McDonough
- Tony Ramos Video
- Tom Brands Video
- Mike Evans/Bobby Telford Video
- State representative finds football evidently signed by Nile Kinnick, 1939 Hawkeyes team
- A big Hawkeyes dual in Carver: Incomparable
- WBB: Iowa's Logic: A year older, more mature
- Iowa-Nebraska did very well in Nielsen Ratings
- Hoops: Clock ticking on Hawkeyes' season
- Muscatine's Kulick passes on UNI's offer to walk-on at Iowa
- Alvarez: Wisconsin wants to play Iowa every year
- How many five-star offensive linemen panned out over the last 10 years?
- WBB: No. 24 Iowa falters late at Illinois
- Iowa-Nebraska lobby for Black Friday game to stay
- Earlier B1G games may be on the table
- B1G must be conservative with crossovers