Rob Howe’s Articles

Newly Offered IL RB Kelly-Martin Views Iowa as Great Fit

Rob Howe

March 10, 2016

Ivory Kelly-Martin rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior. The Hawkeyes liked what they saw in the Illinois RB and offered him a scholarship on Sunday during a visit. He liked what he saw and heard at Iowa, and believes it’s a place at which he could thrive.

Desmond King Makes Impression on Indy S Ben Stewart

Rob Howe

March 9, 2016

Ben Stewart, who picked an offer last month, saw Iowa in person for the first time on Sunday. The Indianapolis safety enjoyed his time with the Hawkeyes and tells HN they’re high on his list of prospective schools.

Iowa Coaches Make ’18 RB Markese Stepp Feel Like He’s Already on Roster

Rob Howe

March 9, 2016

Recently offered Class of 2018 RB Markese Stepp received his first look at the Iowa campus on Sunday. The Indianapolis product, who also boasts Notre Dame and MSU offers, loved what he saw and heard from the Hawkeyes.

Koehn Rips Off 4.6, 40, Leaves Extra-Point Woes in Past

Rob Howe

March 9, 2016

Marshall Koehn grabbed national headlines late last month when he ripped off a 4.6-second, 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. The former Hawkeye kicker spoke with HN about the feat, his NFL hopes, his time at Iowa and correcting flaws on his extra points.

’18 MO 4-Star DT Trevor Trout Places Hawkeyes in His Top 2

Rob Howe

March 8, 2016

Trevor Trout received his first look at Iowa on Sunday and left town impressed enough to put the Big Ten in his Top 2. The four-star defensive tackle from St. Louis attends the same high school as ’16 Hawkeye Hoops signee, Tyler Cook.

HN TV: McCaffery, Hawkeye Starters Preview B1G Tourney

Rob Howe

March 8, 2016

The Iowa Hawkeyes were preparing Tuesday for the Big Ten Tournament to be contested later this week in Indianapolis. Coach Fran McCaffery and his starters took time out to speak with the media and you can see what they had to say in these HN TV video interviews.

4-Star MO WR Jaevon McQuitty Says Iowa Starting to Feel Like Home

Rob Howe

March 8, 2016

Four-star Receiver Jaevon McQuitty really enjoyed his Hawkeyes Junior Day visit on Sunday. So much so, that the Columbia (MO) Battle High standout said Iowa is starting to feel like home.

’18 Missouri Athlete Dallas Craddieth Talks About Iowa Offer

Rob Howe

March 7, 2016

Sophomore Receiver Dallas Craddieth received his first live look at Iowa during Sunday’s Junior Day at the school. The Missouri product picked of a Hawkeye offer on the stop and talked with HN about it.

Spirit Lake OT Zach Dysktra Calls Iowa Offer a Big One

Rob Howe

March 7, 2016

Zach Dykstra’s stop at Iowa’s Junior Day this weekend proved to be a good one. The Spirit Lake (IA) High offensive lineman picked up and Hawkeye scholarship offers. He talked with HN about what it means to him.

Goodwin Adds Iowa Football Offer to Go with One from Hawkeye Hoops

Rob Howe

March 7, 2016

It’s not often that a high school athlete can claim scholarship offers from Iowa in football and basketball. It makes Illinois standout Jordan Goodwin unique following an opportunity from Hawkeye football Sunday. He talked to HN about both coaches and how he feels about the programs.

Hawkeyes Offer Valley High QB Rocky Lombardi

Rob Howe

March 6, 2016

Iowa hosted a big junior day on Sunday and during it handed out an in-state offer to West Des Moines Valley QB Rocky Lombardi. He talked to HN about the opportunity.

Hawkeyes Crown 2 Champions in 2nd-Place B1G Finish

Rob Howe

March 6, 2016

Iowa crowned two champions Sunday at the Big Ten Championship and Coach Tom Brands is hoping it sparks his team heading into the nationals two weeks from now.

Hawkeyes Send Four Wrestlers to B1G Finals

Rob Howe

March 5, 2016

Host Iowa sent four wrestlers to the Big Ten Championship finals on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Cory Clark (133 pounds), Brandon Sorensen (149), Sammy Brooks (184) and Nathan Burak (197) will compete for conference titles back here on Sunday afternoon.

B1G Wrestling Session I Photo Gallery II

Rob Howe

March 5, 2016

Iowa sent seven wrestlers to the semifinals during Session I of the Big Ten Championships Saturday here at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Here’s a look at some of the photos from the action.

B1G Wrestling Session I Photo Gallery

Rob Howe

March 5, 2016

Iowa sent seven wrestlers to the semifinals during Session I of the Big Ten Championships Saturday here at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Here’s a look at some of the photos from the action.

Hawkeyes Feeling Good Heading to Michigan

Rob Howe

March 4, 2016

Iowa heads to Michigan this weekend lugging a four-game losing streak behind it. There’s a lot on the line when the Hawkeyes face Big Blue Saturday night and Coach Fran McCaffery believes his team has what it takes to come up with an important victory.

Hawkeyes Hoping to Make Hay at Junior Day

Rob Howe

March 4, 2016

Iowa is poised to hold its second junior day of the winter on Sunday. An impressive list of prospects are expected to converge on Iowa City. Here’s a closer look.

Hawkeyes Top Michigan, Advance to Face Top-Seeded Maryland

Rob Howe

March 3, 2016

The Iowa women’s basketball team knocked off Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament Thursday. The Hawkeyes advanced to play top-seeded Maryland on Friday.

’18 WR from Marvin McNutt’s Alma Mater Visiting Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

March 3, 2016

Iowa is set to host a Junior Day this weekend with a large contingent of prospects. But it’s more than a gathering of 11th-graders. Missouri Sophomore WR/DB Dallas Craddieth expects to attend the event and learn more about the Hawkeyes.

Howe: Positive Attitude Admirable But Hawkeyes Now Need Results

Rob Howe

March 2, 2016

Tuesday, following their fourth loss in a row, Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery and his players remained positive about progress. It’s an admirable approach and the right on, writes HN Columnist Rob Howe, but now steps forward must translate into results.

Hawkeyes Sit in Top 3 for Missouri 4-Star WR McQuitty

Rob Howe

March 2, 2016

Iowa plays host to a large contingent of football prospects at Sunday’s Junior Day. Missouri Wide Receiver Jaevon McQuitty is expected to be one of the top targets expected attending the event. He told HN that he has the Hawkeyes high on his list.

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