Friday, May 24, 2013
Zabel, known for his catchphrase "I love it! I love it! I love it!" (and what he loved was Hawkeye sports) died on Thursday at his Arizona home.
Hawkeyenation is in mourning today as one of its greatest broadcasting legends has gone on to that great Kinnick Stadium in the sky. Jim Zabel, 91, whose voice was associated with many of the great moments in the modern era of University of Iowa Hawkeye sports, died on Thursday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Jim Zabel, Iowa broadcasting legend, dies at 91 (Press-Citizen via Des Moines Register) A moment of silence, please, for a voice that was rarely still: Jim Zabel, the broadcasting legend whose hyperbolic descriptions of University of Iowa sports teams entertained radio listeners for more than half a centur, died Thursday at his Scottsdale, Ariz., home. He was 91. His wife, Jill, confirmed the news. “He loved everybody, and his …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
City High senior Mohamed Traore runs hurdles in track, which is appropriate, because clearing hurdles appears to be what he enjoys most in life.
I am continuing my series on Iowa City Patch where I try to get into the schools and talk to students about their experiences and have them talk about their passions and interests and future plans in their own voice. For this week in honor of graduation, I am finishing up with profiles I did on students from City High. I hope to expand this project next year to include more schools and even more students so stay tuned, and if you have any non senior students to recommend for my profiles drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous Profiles: For this profile I spoke with Mohamed Traore, a City High senior who says he will be running track for the University of Iowa next fall. This interview was before Traore was a member of the …
The Iowa shooting guard recruit from West Des Moines Valley continues to pick up accolades for his bounce back senior season.
Peter Jok's senior season didn't end the way we wanted, with a loss to West Des Moines Dowling preventing a trip to state. However, his post season is going pretty well. Months after being named the Mr. Basketball recipient for the state of Iowa, Jok, a 6 foot 6 inch guard was named to Parade's 2013 All-American list. The list was released by Parade this Saturday. After an injury shortened high school career, Jok made up for lost time in his senior season shooting a blistering 42 percent from 3-point range and hit at a 92.6 percent clip from the free-throw line. This shooting proficiency led to Jok averaging 23.6 points per game. He is expected to compete for playing time as a freshman on a Hawkeye team refreshingly loaded with quality …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Check out Patch's live coverage of Friday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet.
The Iowa High School state track meet continues Friday at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude tomorrow morning. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day two. Will you be at the event today? Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Check out Patch's live coverage of Thursday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet. The meet continues today.
The Iowa High School state track meet was in full swing at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude on Saturday. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day one. Will you be at the event Friday? We'll be covering that too. Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The League of American Cyclists designated Iowa City as a "silver," up from "bronze," in its Bicycle-Friendly Community honors.
Iowa City has improved its accommodations for cyclists, according to a national biking advocacy group. The League of American Cyclists, which promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation, awarded Iowa City with a "silver" status, which is a step up from the bronze status granted in 2009. The status is reviewed every for year. Here's some of the improvements Iowa City cites: Iowa City has improved amenities and services for local cyclists by implementing sharrows and bike lanes on several heavily traveled streets, installing additional bike racks downtown and near the University of Iowa campus, and establishing a permit system for on-street parking for mopeds and scooters to eliminate their use of bicycle racks for parking. Other …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kaeding, an Iowa City native, played nine seasons in the National Football League.
Nate Kaeding decided that nine years of professional football was enough. Kaeding the former Hawkeye, local business owner, and Iowa City West High School graduate announced his retirement today. K Nate Kaeding says he's retiring (CBS Sports) Kaeding suffered an ACL tear in the first game of the 2011 season and a debilitating groin injury last season, and after signing with Tampa Bay in the offseason, he reinjured his groin a few days ago. And that pretty much made his decision for him. Thus, the two-time Pro Bowler leaves behind a career, mostly for the Chargers, in which he made 86.19 percent of his field goal attempts -- making him the fourth-most-accurate kicker of all time. Kaeding still has several local ties in Iowa City, including…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
What did the local Twitterverse think of the Iowa Spring Game. How did the all important quarterback duel go? Read insights from Twitter users and local sports writers inside.
Another Iowa Hawkeye Football Spring game is in the books, and although there has been a serious lack of optimism in Iowa fans after last year's painful season, there were some highlights of this game that will likely keep them talking through the summer months, when the memories of a season ago will take a backseat to missing football. In addition to the thoughts above, here are some writeups from local sportswriters about the game. Offense 61, Defense 37 — Stats, lineups, quick impressions (The Gazette) – I think this is a two-QB race and I think Jake Rudock has an edge on Cody Sokol. Rudock makes sound decisions and sees the field just a little better than Sokol. I think Sokol is a little better athlete, probably a bit behind in seeing…
The Iowa Hawkeyes predictably had a poor NFL Draft showing this year, with Hyde going to the Packers in the fifth round.
It was a poor draft by Iowa Hawkeye standards over the last decade, but for fans of both the Green Bay Packers and the Iowa Hawkeyes the news was good. Micah Hyde, a solid four-year cornerback and playmaker for the University of Iowa football team, was selected with the 159th pick of the NFL Draft in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers. From Packers.com With the first of two fifth-round picks, the Packers selected Iowa CB Micah Hyde on Saturday. Hyde, listed at 6-1, 197, was the 159th overall selection in the draft. A first-team All-Big Ten pick last season by both the league’s coaches and media, Hyde started 38 games over his final three seasons and recorded eight interceptions. He also forced four fumbles and recovered three in his…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We have a quick rundown of the drafts for you Iowa Hawkeye and NFL diehards that are curious to see where Iowa players will be drafted.
It's NFL Draft time again, and that means for true NFL fans there shall be schedule clearing to make sure they can catch every agonizing glorious moment of analysis as pick by pick comes in. This year's draft for Hawkeye players is sort of skimpy compared to recent years, with dependable cornerback Micah Hyde the most likely draftee anywhere in the earlier rounds. If you are one of those Iowa fans who waits the whole draft out to see an Iowa player talked about, you may have to wait awhile. Others, like quarterback James Vandenberg, might not be drafted at all but will instead try to land an invite to a team's camp. As you can see from these NFL Mock Drafts, there are no Iowa players that will sniff the first day selection picks this …