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Last Week in Hawkeye Twitter

January 18, 2016

Written by David Schwartz

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There are weeks as Hawkeye fans when we want to turn off social media. This was not one of those weeks.

Since late August, Iowa’s success in college’s most high-profile sports—football and men’s basketball—has been as joyous as it has been unexpected.

Sunday shot the Hawkeyes into an even higher altitude. First high school junior A.J. Epenesa, one of the top recruits in the country, committed to the football team. Then the men’s basketball team beat Michigan to improve to 5-0 in the Big Ten.

Couple Sunday with last week’s completion of a regular-season sweep against Michigan State, and you’ve got something we don’t often see: national media going out of their way to compliment the Hawkeyes.

Let’s review Iowa’s week that was on Twitter.

Leading Michigan State, there was still skepticism …

Rob Dauster, NBC Sports:

Oops—guess not. National media on the Hawkeyes beating Michigan State …

Jon Rothstein, CBS Sports:

Raphielle Johnson, NBC Sports:

C’mon, guys. There’s a bigger story here. The Spartans were at full strength!

C.L. Brown, ESPN:

ESPN’s SportsCenter:

Jeff Goodman, ESPN:

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So everyone saw what happened, right?

Reid Forgrave, Fox Sports:

Man, some people are hard to please …

Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated:

Hawkeye fans harassed this guy into a compliment …

Sam Vecenie, CBS Sports:

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Now THESE folks were genuinely impressed …

Molly Geary, Sports Illustrated:

Mike Rutherford, SB Nation:

Thoughts on A.J. Epenesa …

Recruiting Nation, ESPN:

Josh Hemholdt, Yahoo! Sports:

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Steve Wiltfong, 247Sports:

Tom VanHaaren, ESPN:

OK, back to basketball. We’re not looking ahead to March already, are we?

NCAA’s official March Madness feed:


Jon Rothstein, CBS Sports

OK, that’s more like it …

Reid Forgrave, Fox Sports

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