FRAN MCCAFFERY'S SQUAD WAS THE FIRST IOWA TEAM TO PLAY IN APRIL. It was not to be for Fran's Hawkeyes as Baylor rolled the Hawks and ended their season in the NIT final. McCaffery talked to the media following the game. Eric May had a fantastic final run but still, it was tough last time in the locker room. Iowa fans recognized May's efforts in both New York and in Iowa City. Fran's team will head to Europe this summer. They'll lose May but Jarrod Uthoff and Peter Jok will make the trip. We'll have to wait until November to see the Hawkeyes take the court as a team again. (/sad face)
HAWKEYE FOOTBALL HAS COMPLETED SIX PRACTICES THIS SPRING. Some photos from Hawkeye Sports show the team at work. Nothing shocking in these pics. Adam Cox makes an appearance as perhaps Iowa's second string fullback. Also, Jordan Walsh appears to be working with the first team offensive line at right guard.
IOWA WILL HOLD AN OPEN PRACTICE FOR FANS IN WEST DES MOINES THIS UPCOMING SUNDAY. Iowa required fans to visit their nearest Hy-Vee to attain tickets to attend the practice. Tickets were made available Saturday the 6th and according to the Iowa Hawkeyes Twitter account:
Tickets for DM football practice all but gone.We suggest you call your local Hy-Vee before grabbing the car keys.bit.ly/YAHH56— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) April 7, 2013
The Des Moines Register reported that Des Moines Hy-Vees are out of tickets but there are still some around town if you check message boards. Like the tweet says, call ahead. Also, note the start time. The ticket says 2:30 but the official release says 1:30. Gates open at noon. Typical Iowa.
MOREHOUSE'S FOUR DOWNS CONTINUES WITH THE LINEBACKERS. Iowa will start three seniors at the position this year. With James Morris, Anthony Hitchens and Christen Kirksey coming back, perhaps the focus this spring should be on their backups. Currently, Quinton Alston, Travis Perry, Cole Fisher and Marcus Collins are competing for spots. Collins has shown up in more than one practice picture getting reps with the second team despite not making the spring two-deep.
THERE WILL BE SPRING FOOTBALL COVERAGE ON THE BIG TEN NETWORK. When and where (television or Internet) is still yet to be determined regarding Iowa. In seasons past, the BTN has done a tour of each school and broadcast one show from one practice. They've also broadcast Iowa's spring "game" via the Internet the last couple seasons. They play 28 hours of Big Ten Football coverage so expect Iowa to fit in there somewhere.
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- Bitter ending for Iowa senior Eric May
- Video: One-on-one interview with Nate Kaeding
- Expectations soar for Iowa basketball
- Hawkeye junior defensive tackle Carl Davis
- Kudos to the Cornhuskers
- B1G teams boost fan outreach this spring
- Hawkeye softball loses two of three to visiting Nebraska
- Hawkeye baseball struggles defensively in weekend series
- UI sophomore Jake Rudock says competition brings out everybody's best