Rob Howe’s Articles

HN TV: McCaffery, Iowa Players Talk Michigan Win

Rob Howe

January 17, 2016

Iowa ran out to a big early lead and fended off a pesky Michigan team on Sunday for a 82-71 win. The Hawkeyes moved to 5-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1996-97. Watch what Coach Fran McCaffery and his players had to say about the victory in these HN TV interviews from Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

HN TV: John Beilein Heaps Praise on Hot Hawkeyes

Rob Howe

January 17, 2016

John Beilein is in his ninth season at Michigan. He’s seen a lot of good basketball teams. After his outfit fell to Iowa on Sunday, he said the Hawkeyes are in that group.

HN Film Room: Evaluating A.J. Epenesa

Rob Howe

January 17, 2016

Iowa landed one of the most highly-regarded recruits in the history of the program on Sunday when Edwardsville (IL) High junior DE A.J. Epenesa verbally committed. HN Recruiting Analyst Rob Howe saw him play in person this fall and brings you his game film and evaluation.

HN Film Room: Patrick McCaffery

Rob Howe

January 16, 2016

HN Recruiting Analyst Rob Howe watched Patrick McCaffery live for the first time in his high school career on Friday. The Iowa City West High freshman did not disappoint. Come on inside for highlights and an evaluation.

HN Film Room: Jordan Bohannon

Rob Howe

January 16, 2016

Hawkeye Nation Recruiting Analyst Rob Howe watched Iowa basketball signee Jordan Bohannon play Friday night. He brings you highlights and an evaluation of the future Hawkeye point guard.

Bohannon Building Up to Iowa Career with Strong Senior Season

Rob Howe

January 15, 2016

Jordan Bohannon traveled with his Linn-Mar team to his future home of Iowa City on Friday. Although the Lions didn’t come away with the win, the Hawkeye signee showed off his skills in scoring a game-high 22 points. Afterward, he spoke with Hawkeye Nation about his senior season and the feeling of being a Hawkeye.

Patrick McCaffery Discusses Freshman Season, Recruitment

Rob Howe

January 15, 2016

Patrick McCaffery continued progressing through his freshman year of high school with a 14-point performance in Iowa City West’s victory against Linn-Mar. The son of Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery talked about his first prep season and recruitment with Hawkeye Nation.

Coach Feels Farniok Open-Minded Heading into Home Stretch

Rob Howe

January 15, 2016

Matt Farniok is entering the home stretch of his recruitment with Iowa, Michigan State and Nebraska vying for his services. His coach at Sioux Falls (SD) Washington High feels his start offensive lineman still is undecided and feels the Hawkeyes are positioned well.

Howe: Win at MSU Another Sign Something Special Brewing

Rob Howe

January 14, 2016

Iowa knocked off No. 4 Michigan State Thursday night for is first win in East Lansing since 1993. With the sweep of MSU, the Hawkeyes served notice that a special season might be brewing.

Howe: Ranking Top 5 Positional Concerns for Iowa in ’16

Rob Howe

January 13, 2016

From an outside perspective, the Iowa football team has far fewer concerns during this offseason than it did a year ago. But it doesn’t mean the Hawkeyes are without hot spot. Rob Howe offers up his Top 5.

Iowa Could Be Closing in on Kicker Commitment

Rob Howe

January 13, 2016

Keith Duncan was set to accept a partial scholarship to Furman until last week when Iowa contacted him. The North Carolina kicker is seriously considering the Hawkeye offer and plans to visit soon.

No Chance Clemmons Would Miss Final Homecoming

Rob Howe

January 12, 2016

Some folks wondered if Anthony Clemmons might miss Thursday game at No. 4 Michigan State. Not a chance. The senior point guard is prepared to help end the Hawkeyes long drought in his hometown.

HN TV: Tom Brands, Gilman Review Northwestern, Advance Wisconsin

Rob Howe

January 12, 2016

Coming off a record-setting performance at Northwestern over the weekend, the second-ranked Iowa wrestlers were back at it Tuesday in preparation for Friday’s dual at Wisconsin. See what Coach Tom Brands and 125-pounder Thomas Gilman had to say in these HN TV Interviews.

HN TV: McCaffery, Players Preview MSU, Talk Long Layoff

Rob Howe

January 12, 2016

Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery and several of his players met with the media on Tuesday in Iowa City as they prepared for Thursday’s trip to No. 4 Michigan State. See what they had to say in these HN TV video interviews.

KC Punter Jackson Terry Mulling Iowa Offer

Rob Howe

January 11, 2016

Jackson Terry thinks highly of the Hawkeyes program and their preferred offer they extended to him. The Kansas City punter wants more.

Georgia LB Hopes to Visit Hawkeyes Soon

Rob Howe

January 11, 2016

Iowa continues to pursue prospects in the talent-rich Atlanta area. One of its top targets in 2017 is linnebacker Malik Robinson, who likes what he’s hearing from the Hawkeyes.

No. 8 Maryland Ends Hawkeyes’ Home Winnging Streak at 25

Rob Howe

January 10, 2016

No. 8 Maryland ended Iowa’s 25-game home winning streak Sunday, coming away with a 76-56 win. The Hawkeyes couldn’t take care of the basketball and the visitors took advantage.

Recruiting Round-Up: Finishing Up ’16, Pouncing on ’17

Rob Howe

January 8, 2016

With signing day less than a month away, college football programs are jockeying for position in their pursuit of prospects. Here are some notes related to the Hawkeyes.

Foot Notes: Ferentz Closes Book on ’15, Opens One for ’16

Rob Howe

January 7, 2016

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media Thursday in Iowa City. The Hawkeye head man talked about injuries, the depth chart, Jim Reid leaving, Desmond King staying and more. Read all about it here.

HN TV: Iowa Coach on King’s Return, Reid’s Exit & “Happy Kirk”

Rob Howe

January 7, 2016

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media Thursday here at the football performance center. He closed the book on last season and opened a new one on 2016.

Top ’17 S Target Neal Learning About Iowa from ’16 Commit

Rob Howe

January 7, 2016

Class of 2016 commit Kyle Taylor is helping Iowa recruit in his area of the country, around Washington D.C. One of the prospects he’s working on is ’17 Safety Damani Neal, who likes the Hawkeyes a lot.

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