Rob Howe’s Articles

HN TV: McCaffery, 5 Starters Meet Media Tuesday

Rob Howe

January 26, 2016

When the Iowa basketball team was down, football coach Kirk Ferentz reached out with informative and encouraging words last month. Hoops Coach Fran McCaffery talking about it is among our HN TV Tuesday interviews from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Hawkeyes Land North Carolina Kicker Keith Duncan

Rob Howe

January 26, 2016

Iowa was searching for a kicker to come in next season and compete for the starting job with returnees Miguel Recinos and Mick Ellis. It found one on Tuesday when North Carolina’s Keith Duncan committed to the Hawkeyes.

TE Noah Fant Tells Omaha Radio He’s Not Firm with Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

January 26, 2016

The roller-coaster ride that has been Noah Fant’s recruitment travels into the home stretch with signing day just more than a week away. The Omaha Tight End told local radio station 1620 The Zone Tuesday morning that he liked his Iowa official visit but will be visiting Minnesota this coming weekend.

Visit Moves Iowa Up List of Four-Star PF Malik Williams

Rob Howe

January 25, 2016

Iowa picked up its ninth win in a row Sunday, 83-71, against visiting Purdue. Class of 2017 four-star PF Malik Williams sat in a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena soaking up the atmosphere before meeting with coaches. Here’s how the day went.

Father Says C.J. Beathard’s Surgery Went Well, Expected Back for Spring Ball

Rob Howe

January 25, 2016

C.J. Beathard suffered through a painful core injury for most of the 2015 season. His father, Casey Beathard, gives HawkeyeNation.com the story about his son’s surgery and recovery time.

HN TV: How Do Hawkeyes Feel About High Ranking? Watch

Rob Howe

January 25, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa – As expected, Iowa rose into the Top 5 nationally Monday for the first time since January of 1989. The Hawkeyes defeated Purdue, 83-71, Sunday for their ninth win in a row and remained tied with Indiana for first place in the Big Ten with a 7-0 conference mark. Iowa jumped from… Read more »

Photo Gallery: Football, Basketball Recruits at Carver Sunday

Rob Howe

January 25, 2016

Iowa played host to a large number of football and basketball recruits Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. HawkeyeNation.com Photographer Rob Howe was in attendance and brings you this photo gallery of the prospects.

Pella S Noah Clayberg Commits to Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

January 24, 2016

Iowa picked up a commitment from the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year Sunday when Pella Safety Noah Clayberg announced on Twitter that he had pledged to the Hawkeyes.

HN TV: McCaffery, Players Sound Off on Purdue Victory

Rob Howe

January 24, 2016

Iowa won its 13th Big Ten regular-season game in a row Sunday, knocking off No. 22 Purdue, 83-71. Fran McCaffery and his players talked about the latest victory and you can watch their interviews on HN TV.

Howe: Woodbury the Glue that Holds High-Flying Hawkeyes Together

Rob Howe

January 24, 2016

Under-appreciated Adam Woodbury recorded his second double-double in a row, Sunday’s coming in an 83-71 win against No. 22 Purdue. HN Columnist Rob Howe writes that it’s time to give the Iowa center his due. His teammates certainly do.

HN TV: Painter Praises Chemistry of Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

January 24, 2016

Matt Painter and his Purdue team fell to Iowa for the second time this month. The latest setback came on Sunday, an 83-71 loss at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Painter complimented the Hawkeyes on their depth and chemistry.

Huge Recruiting Weekend for the Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

January 22, 2016

With signing day less than two weeks away, Iowa makes its final push in the Class of 2016. Much of the story could be told when the dust settles from this weekend when the Hawkeyes play host to around 22 official visitors. Get the rundown here.

McCaffery Teleconference

Rob Howe

January 22, 2016

Fran McCaffery teleconference audio for January 22nd, 2016

West Delaware TE John Nagels Reflects on Iowa Junior Day

Rob Howe

January 22, 2016

The state of Iowa has a strong history of producing quality college tight ends. Another one is coming down the pike in Manchester West Delaware junior John Nagel. He visited the Hawkeyes’ junior day on Sunday. He talked to HN about the event and what he’s hearing from the coaches.

Howe: Even on Off Night, Hawkeyes Show Toughness

Rob Howe

January 21, 2016

Ninth-ranked Iowa wasn’t at its best Thursday night in New Jersey but it found a way to battle through it in moving to 6-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1986-87. HN Columnist Rob Howe says the Hawkeyes continued to show toughness if on an off night.

Iowa OK with Lape Not Fitting Cookie-Cutter Mold

Rob Howe

January 20, 2016

Ethan Lape doesn’t fit the mold of your stereotypical Power 5 Conference defensive tackle. But he’s strong, smart and makes plays. That’s probably why Iowa likes the in-state junior from West Union North Fayette Valley High.

After Slow Start, Hawkeye Bench Hitting Its Stride

Rob Howe

January 20, 2016

For the first month and a half of the season, the Iowa bench was a work in progress. Since then, the group has emerged as a productive complement to a veteran Hawkeye starting five.

’17 Valley QB Rocky Lombardi Takes Next Step with Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

January 20, 2016

Iowa hosted its first junior day of the off-season on Sunday and West Des Moines Valley’s Rocky Lombardi was the only quarterback in attendance. The strong-armed junior talked with Hawkeye Nation about how it went.

HN TV: McCaffery, Woodbury, Gesell, Jok, Uhl Interviews

Rob Howe

January 19, 2016

Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery and his players met with the media on Tuesday in Iowa City. He and his Hawkeyes talked about the significance of a Top 10 ranking, the rise of Peter Jok and the emergence of Dom Uhl.

Pella’s Noah Clayberg Weighing Iowa Grayshirt, Walk-on Offers

Rob Howe

January 19, 2016

Noah Clayberg has held a preferred walk-on opportunity from Iowa for some time. Monday, the Hawkeyes upped the ante with a grayshirt option for the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year. He spoke to HN about it.

Bettendorf’s Mark Kallenberger Discusses Iowa Offer

Rob Howe

January 18, 2016

Iowa has extended five scholarship offers to Class of 2017 players from in-state. The first four verbally committed and the fifth, Mark Kallenberger, who picked up his opportunity Sunday, grew up a Hawkeye fan.

Trending in Forums View All >