Hawkeye Offensive Line Makes Some Progress: Daily Iowan Reader, September 21

Also inside: Councilors and regents support online forum, Iowa City participates in PARK(ing) day, and, in Pregame, Donatell finds success in the film room.

Hawkeye Football: Offensive line makes some progress

James Ferentz and his teammates are beginning to find out just who they are.

The offensive line struggled to provide solid pass protection and open up running lanes in the first two weeks of the season. But Ferentz and the rest of the offensive line put together an all-round performance he said they could build off in a 27-16 victory over Northern Iowa on Sept. 15.

“We’re a young team,” he said. “And as an offensive line, we don’t have a whole lot of returning experience. But with each game, we’re developing more of an identity and gelling as a unit, which is important. You’re not going to have good line play without it.”

Ferentz said he wants the group to strive for consistency and physicality. He said the offensive line pushes to be the most consistent unit on the team, and that means performing well in any situation.

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Iowa City City Councilors, Regents open to idea of online community forums

The Iowa City Community School District’s online forum went live Sept. 11.

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Ex-Obama staffer in Iowa City: Super PACs significantly contribute to election

These massive amounts of money spent on campaigns are a part of a new era, UI political-science professor Caroline Tolbert said.

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Iowa City to participate in PARK(ing) Day for first time

PARK(ing) Day hopes to challenge current beliefs about urban environments by transforming metered parking spaces into miniature parks.

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Kid Captain Brandi Yates underwent historic surgery

This week’s Kid Captain, 14-year-old Brandi Yates, remains positive despite struggles with rare kidney disease.

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Hawkeye soccer looks for a rebound after Illinois loss

Iowa women’s soccer head coach Ron Rainey has seen just about everything from his team so far this season. There’s one thing he hasn’t witnessed, though: how his players respond coming off a loss.

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Pregame: Film study helps Donatell create his own highlight reel

As the son of an NFL coach, Tom Donatell learned the value of studying his opponents. It’s paying off for the Hawkeyes this season.

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Editorial: Let the gas prices increase

Iowans should not interpret these rising gas prices as a catalyst for chaos, but rather should welcome the rising prices as an opportunity to improve energy efficiency and invest in wind energy.

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