Take the Hawkeyes With You: Iowa Podcasts

March 1, 2010

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Audio: Monday, March 1
Several members of the University of Iowa football team took time ot give back Friday, Feb. 26. Hawkeye players, coaches and staff teamed with the DeGowin Blood Center to donate blood that could be used to save lives.

Audio: Monday, Dec. 7
Warm weather is in sight for the University of Iowa football team. The Hawkeyes will look to improve their record to 11-2, as they travel to Miami to face Georgia Tech in the FedEx Orange Bowl on Jan. 5, 2010.

Video: Sunday, Dec. 6
University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz and some of the Hawkeye student-athletes react to being selected to the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl.

Video: Monday, Nov. 23
With 10 football victories and wins on the road at Iowa State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State, there are bound to be plenty of video highlights. Relive some of the bright moments once again.

Audio: Monday, Nov. 9
A record crowd for volleyball was on hand last Saturday to watch the University of Iowa take on Penn State. UI head coach Sharon Dingman is looking for the same rowdy crowd to be in attendance as the team hosts Wisconsin on Wednesday. That match will be televised live on the Big Ten Network at 7 p.m.

Audio: Wednesday, Nov. 4
The University of Iowa football team continues to pull out exhilarating victories every week. The ‘comeback kids’ look to continue their winning streak as they host the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday in Iowa City.

Audio: Tuesday, Nov. 3
It has been a tough couple of weeks for the University of Iowa volleyball team, but UI head coach Sharon Dingman looks for her team to turn it around this weekend. The Hawkeyes return home for four straight matches inside of Carver-Hawkeye Arena beginning Nov. 6.

Audio: Wednesday, Oct. 28
For the first time in history, the University of Iowa football team has started the season 8-0. Down two offensive starters, the ‘next man in’ motto of the Hawkeyes will play a big role Saturday, as Iowa hosts Indiana.

Audio: Tuesday, Oct. 27
After splitting two home games last weekend, the University of Iowa volleyball team returns to the road. This is the second-to-last road trip for the Hawkeyes, as they head to East Lansing, Mich., for a rematch with the Spartans on Friday, Oct. 30.

Audio: Wednesday, Oct. 21
For the first time since 1985, the University of Iowa football team has started the season 7-0. The Hawkeyes look to improve to 8-0 as they travel to East Lansing to face Michigan State on Oct. 24. UI head coach Kirk Ferentz believes this will be a tough test for his team, because it has not won there since 1995.

Audio: Wednesday, Oct. 21
Coming off of a tough weekend, the University of Iowa volleyball team looks to rebound as it returns home. The team hosts Northwestern and Illinois in what is to be a busy weekend for the Hawkeyes. Friday night’s match is a canned food drive and Saturday the team will honor breast cancer awareness month by wearing pink uniforms.

Audio: Thursday, Oct. 15
Entering her 10th year at Iowa, women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder knows her team faces a rebuilding year. The Hawkeyes lost five seniors from last years team but Bluder is optimistic her team will step up and grow together.

Audio: Thursday, Oct. 15
For the first time since 1985, the University of Iowa football team is 6-0 and has won 10 straight. The Hawkeyes looks to make it 11 in a row as they travel to Wisconsin on Saturday to battle for the Heartland Trophy.

Audio: Wednesday, Oct. 14
The University of Iowa men’s basketball team has six returning players and six newcomers. Jarryd Cole and Matt Gatens are two players that will guide the young Hawkeyes. Eric May, a freshman, grew up a Hawkeye fan and is excited to be playing for Iowa.

Audio: Tuesday, Oct. 13
The University of Iowa men’s basketball team officially begins practice on Friday, Oct. 16. UI head coach Todd Lickliter is optimistic about this team and he expects leadership from his returning players to help guide the young freshmen.

Audio: Monday, Oct. 12
The University of Iowa volleyball team heads east to face Indiana and Purdue this weekend. The Hawkeyes look to carry their momentum after upsetting Michigan State last Sunday. UI head coach Sharon Dingman talks about the victory over the Spartans, as well as the upcoming road trip.

Audio: Wednesday, Oct. 7
The University of Iowa football team (5-0 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) looks to continue its winning ways against Michigan (4-1, 1-1) on Saturday. The Hawkeyes enter the game riding a nine-game winning streak and look to make it 10 in front of a sold-out crowd at Kinnick Stadium. UI head coach Kirk Ferentz talks about the much improved Wolverines and the routine his players go through for a night game.

Audio: Monday, Oct. 5
It’s a well-deserved break from the road for the University of Iowa volleyball team. The Hawkeyes host Michigan on Friday, Oct. 9. While away from home last weekend, Iowa snapped Penn State’s 141-set winning streak.

Audio: Wednesday, Sept. 30
The University of Iowa football team returns home Saturday, Oct. 3, to face Arkansas State. The Hawkeyes are coming off of an impressive victory against nationally ranked Penn State. The team is looking to ride that momentum, but it has to be careful against the Red Wolves. UI head coach Kirk Ferentz talks about the upcoming game and how important it will be for his team to not take the Red Wolves lightly.

Audio: Tuesday, Sept. 29
The University of Iowa women’s volleyball team opened Big Ten play last week by defeating Wisconsin, 3-1. They were unable to carry that momentum into Minnesota, losing 3-0, to a nationally ranked Golden Gopher team. The Hawkeyes next travel Penn State on Friday to face the defending Big Ten and NCAA champions. UI head coach Sharon Dingman talks about the previous two games and what it will take for the Hawkeyes to upset the Nittany Lions.

Audio: Wednesday, Sept. 23
The University of Iowa football team travels to Happy Valley on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Hawkeyes upset Penn State last year, 24-23, at Kinnick Stadium. This game will be the Big Ten season-opener for both teams, and it will be televised to a national audience. UI head coach Kirk Ferentz talks about the importance of winning and the significance of his ‘next man in’ motto.

Audio: Tuesday, Sept. 22
The University of Iowa women’s volleyball team got back to its winning ways at the West Point Challenge. The Hawkeyes went 2-1 in New York, with the only loss coming to Army. Iowa travels to Wisconsin on Wednesday to open Big Ten Conference play.

Audio: Wednesday, Sept. 16
The University of Iowa football team returns home Saturday, Sept. 19, to face the University of Arizona. Both teams are coming off wins and enter the game with 2-0 records. This is the 12th game in the series in which Arizona leads, 6-5. UI head coach Kirk Ferentz talks about the game and the significance of coaching against former Hawkeye, Mike Stoops.

Audio: Monday, Sept. 14
The University of Iowa volleyball team hit a bump during the Hawkeye Challenge, losing three games. However, the Hawkeyes look to get back to their winning ways when they compete in the West Point Challenge on Sept. 18. UI assistant coach Jason Allen talks about the positives that happened during the Hawkeye Challenge and how Iowa can improve in the weeks ahead.

Audio: Wednesday, Sept. 9
The University of Iowa football team heads to Ames on Saturday, Sept. 12, to face in-state rival Iowa State. Both teams are coming off wins from the previous week, and at stake is the coveted Cy-Hawk trophy. Iowa won last year, 17-5, at Kinnick Stadium. UI head coach Kirk Ferentz talks about the rivalry between the teams and what the Hawkeyes need to do in order to secure victory.

Audio: Tuesday, Sept. 8
The University of Iowa volleyball team stays home for the Hawkeye Challenge in which they host in-state rival, Iowa State. Iowa has started strong at 6-0, and the Hawkeyes look to continue their winning ways. UI head coach Sharon Dingman talks about the match against Iowa State and how proud she is of the way her team has gotten off to such a great start.

Audio: Friday, Sept. 4
Former University of Iowa head coach Hayden Fry was honored at the inaugural Fry Fest, “a celebration of all that is Hawkeye,” on Sept. 4 in Coralville. A street was renamed Hayden Fry Way in honor of the 20 years of coaching Fry had with the Hawkeyes. Fry talks about the honor and privilege it was to have coached at Iowa and shares some heartfelt stories about the times he had coaching the Hawkeyes.

Audio: Wednesday, Sept. 2
The University of Iowa football team opens the season Saturday, Sept. 5, at home against Northern Iowa. The game will showcase two teams ranked in the top 25 of their respective divisions. UI head coach Kirk Ferentz talks about how Saturday’s game will be no easy feat, and how the Hawkeyes are looking to the fill void at running back after Jewel Hampton went down with a season-ending knee injury.

Video: Friday, July 10
Finally becoming a University of Iowa Hawkeye is a dream come true for incoming freshman Eric May. Check out the following story to hear his thoughts on what it means to be a part of the men’s basketball team and why he chose to play Division I basketball over football.

Video: Tuesday, July 7
Calling the University of Iowa ‘top dog in the state,’ incoming Hawkeye freshman men’s basketball player Brennan Cougill explains that he selected the UI because of its athletic and academic reputation.

Video: Thursday, July 2
Cully Payne is one of four newcomers to the men’s basketball team for the 2009-10 season. While he is still getting accustomed to Iowa City, he says there is a lot to like about the University. One thing in particular he has noticed is the passionate fans that support the Hawkeyes.

Video: Friday, June 19
The University of Iowa men’s basektball team pulled away in the fourth quarter to post an 85-72 victory over the Dukas Club team in its third exhibition game. The Hawkeyes ended their tour with a 2-1 record.

Video: Friday, June 12
The University of Iowa rallied after a slow start, but came up just short in a 76-75 loss to the Greek Selection Team in the second game of its overseas summer tour.

Video: Wednesday, June 10
Highlights from the University of Iowa men’s basketball team during a 78-58 victory against Italy’s Basket Ferentino during the Hawkeye Summer Tour.

Video: Monday, June 8
University of Iowa sophomore Matt Gatens conducts interviews with the Hawkeye tour guide and the head Hawk himself, Todd Lickliter, while overseas in Greece. Catch a glimpse of the Hawkeyes on their summer tour.

Video: Thursday, June 4
University of Iowa co-captain Jarryd Cole provides an inside look from the Hawkeye’s basketball trip to Greece. You’ll see Coach Lickliter dive from a cliff into the ocean, Cole learn a dance from two Greek volleyball players and Devan Bawinkel — who is terrified of water — enter the ocean for the first time.

Video: Wednesday, May 13
Patience and relying on others were key for University of Iowa cross country and track star Racheal Marchand, who finished her collegiate career with four All-American awards. Marchand was recently named Iowa’s Female Athlete of the Year.

Video: Tuesday, May 12
Two hits, two runs, one huge victory. That was the storyline for University of Iowa junior Katie Brown agains Minnesota in the first game of a May 9 softball doubleheader. The sweep of the Gophers secured a Regional berth for the Hawkeyes.

Audio: Wednesday, May 13
The University of Iowa men’s golf team heads to Florida to compete in the NCAA Regional on May 14. It is only the third time the Hawkeyes have been selected, and the first since 1995. UI head coach Mark Hankins talks about what the Hawkeyes need to do to be successful and how the future looks for the program.

Audio: Wednesday, May 6
Chelsea Russell, the University of Iowa’s Golden Girl, brought home gold from the World Baton Twirling Champion in Belgium. She talks about managing her obsessive compulsive disorder to her advantage and the thrill of performing before sellout crowds at Kinnick Stadium.

Audio: Tuesday, May 5
University of Iowa baseball coach Jack Dahm plans to start five freshmen in the infield this week since injuries knocked out some key players…but first the UI rowing program scored a five-year high in points scored this past weekend at the Big Ten championship and coach Mandi Kowal is looking for some novice help to pick up the speed next time out.

Audio: Wednesday, April 29
The No. 17-ranked University of Iowa women’s rowing team will compete at the Big Ten Conference championships in Columbus, Ohio on May 2. Six of the seven league schools are ranked in the top 20. UI head coach Mandi Kowal says the Hawkeyes are `mentally in a really good place.’

Audio: Thursday, April 23
The University of Iowa baseball team will travel to Cedar Rapids to take on the University of Northern Iowa in the sixth annual Corridor Classic. The game will mark the final meeting between the two schools because the Northern Iowa baseball program is in its final season. UI head coach Jack Dahm recently talked about the expectations of the game and the significance of the Corridor Classic.

Audio: Monday, April 20
Sharon Dingman, head volleyball coach at the University of Iowa, recently celebrated a one-year anniversary as a Hawkeye. Listen to what she says about the opportunities for women in sports. One of the biggest positives, she says, is an across-the-board improvement in the level of coaching in all sports.

Audio: Monday, April 20
The University of Iowa football team concluded its spring practices Saturday. The practices allowed the Hawkeyes to test players at different positions and allowed the team to get back into the grind of playing football. UI head coach Kirk Ferentz saw many positives during spring drills, but he realizes there are some areas that need improving.

Video: Saturday, April 18
Find out what University of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and ‘voice of the Hawkeyes’ Gary Dolphin thought of the 15 Iowa spring practices and more specifically, Saturday’s scrimmage.

Video: Friday, April 17
Amari Spievey has the potential to be one of the finest University of Iowa cornerbacks in recent memory. He is spending the spring football session becoming stronger and faster and he vows to correct any mistakes made in 2008.

Audio: Tuesday, April 14
The Equal Opportunity in Education Act (Title IX) has had a profound effect on educational opportunities for women in general, and in sports particularly. At the University of Iowa, former women’s athletics director, Dr. Christine Grant, helped lay the ground work for bringing women’s sport from the club level to the forefront.

Video: Saturday, April 11
Marvin McNutt began playing wide receiver during the fall of 2008 after coming to the University of Iowa as a quarterback. The transition is going well, as confirmed by his performance in the team’s second spring scrimmage April 11.

Video: Friday, April 10
He went from third srtring at the University of Iowa to the team’s leading tackler and a second-team all-Big Ten Conference selection. Patience was key for the development of Pat Angerer.

Video: Friday, April 10
Haven’t seen your favorite University of Iowa football players since the Outback Bowl? Want to know what returning starters Ricky Stanzi, Bryan Bulaga and Christian Ballard are thinking this spring? All three Hawkeyes have their own spring practice video.

Video: Thursday, April 9
The University of Iowa football team is more than halfway through spring drills. Hear what several of the returning Iowa players have to say about practices and the 2009 season.

Audio: Thursday, April 9
Freshman Nick Brown and the University of Iowa baseball team is in the midst of a five-game home stand. The Hawkeyes play a three-game set against Indiana beginning Friday at 6 p.m. We’ll hear from Brown, a native of Warrenville, Ill.

Audio: Friday, March 27
The University of Iowa rowing team had to call off a matchup with Minnesota because the weather forecast included snow. UI head coach Mandi Kowal did get good conditions in Texas over spring break however, and some good results as well.

Audio: Friday, March 27
The 2009 Outback Bowl chamnpion University of Iowa football team opened spring drills Wednesday, March 25. Head coach Kirk Ferentz said the Hawkeyes are eager to get started.

Video: Thursday, March 26
The statistics are nearly mind-boggling. If you’re a senior starter on a Kirk Ferentz-coached football team, chances are good that you’ll make it to the NFL. That trend is expected to continue with the 2009 professional draft.

Video: Wednesday, March 25
The University of Iowa football team will have 15 practices this spring, beginning Wednesday, March 25. Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz met the media this afternoon inside the Hayden Fry Football Complex.

Video: Friday, March 13
Watch video highlights from the University of Iowa’s 2008 football season. You’ll see the most impressive plays during a 9-4 campaign…everything from a 46-3 season-opening victory against Maine to a 31-10 decision over South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.

Video: Friday, March 13
University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands met the media two days after winning the school’s 33rd Big Ten Conference team championship. Now the top-ranked Hawkeyes are focused on the NCAA championship to be held March 19-21 in St. Louis.

Audio: Wednesday, March 11
Treating every meet like her last has turned out to be a successful strategy for University of Iowa senior Jenifer Simbhudas. The Ontario, Canada native was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on March 9.

Audio: Saturday, March 7
The University of Iowa men’s basketball team concluded the Big Ten regular season on a high note, defeating Penn State 75-67 in double overtime. A crowd of more than 14,000 fans paid its final respects to departing seniors Cyrus Tate and J.R. Angle.

Audio: Wednesday, March 4
A clash between two top 24 women’s gymnastics teams will take place in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday when No. 23 Iowa hosts No. 24 Kentucky. Hawkeye head coach Larissa Libby says that her team is exactly where it needs to be and they are poised to be `very, very good and dangerous.’

Audio: Monday, March 2
University of Iowa senior gymnast, Geoff Reins, is preparing to say farewell to the sport and his teammates. Reins is over half-way done with his senior campaign, and he believes the nationally ranked Hawkeyes have what it takes to become national champions.

Audio: Saturday, Feb. 28
The University of Iowa football team took time out of its busy schedule to give back to the community. The Hawkeyes participated in a blood drive set up by the DeGowin Blood Center on Friday, Feb. 27.

Video: Thursday, Feb. 26
It was the final regular-season home game for the University of Iowa women’s basketball team and the Hawkeyes responded with a 69-56 win against Illinois.

Audio: Thursday, Feb. 19
The UI women’s basketball team continued its winning ways Thursday when the Hawkeyes beat Wisconsin, 72-65. The team opened up the second half scoring the first 11 points.

Video: Thursday, Feb. 19
An 11-0 run to begin the second half lifted the University of Iowa women’s basketball team to its ninth victory in 11 outings Thursday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa defeated Wisconsin, 72-65.

Audio: Thursday, Feb. 19
University of Iowa wrestler Charlie Falck discusses the tough loss he had Feb. 15 against Zach Sanders of Minnesota, and how he plans to rebound from it.

Video: Thursday, Feb. 19
Charlie Falck will conclude his collegiate wrestling dual career by facing three consecutive nationally ranked opponents. The University of Iowa 125-pounder considers that strecth an opportunity to ‘harden for the battle’ of the postseason tournaments.

Audio: Tuesday, Feb. 17
There are many lessons to be learned by a student-athlete in today’s world of choices. One of the most important is time management. Meet University of Iowa women’s tennis player Alexis Dorr as she tries to balance time on the court and time in the classroom.

Audio: Monday, Feb. 16
Following a 25-9 wrestling victory over No. 11 Minnesota on Sunday, University of Iowa head coach Tom Brands said, ‘We won and didn’t look very good.’ It was Senior Day and the Hawkeyes saluted Derek Coorough, Charlie Falck, T.H. Leet and Alex Tsirtsis.

Audio: Monday, Feb. 16
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team turned up the heat and rallied past Penn State on Sunday, 63-57, for the biggest comeback win in school history. Combine that with a 10-point decision over Ohio State on Feb. 12 and Bluder’s Bunch has once again cracked the upper division of the Big Ten Conference.

Audio: Saturday, Feb. 14
The University of Iowa men’s basketball team fell short of upsetting the No. 20 Purdue Boilermakers at home, 49-45, on Saturday. Nearly 15,000 fans saw a defensive game go down to the wire…unfortunately Iowa did not come out on top.

Audio: Friday, Feb. 13
University of Iowa wrestling upended Purdue 38-0 on a cold and snowy night in Iowa City on Friday. Fans showed up despite the adverse weather conditions, and they were given a great performance by the No. 1-ranked Hawkeyes.

Audio: Friday, Feb. 13
The University of Iowa is ready to start playing some baseball. The talk at Thursday’s media day centered around winning a Big Ten Championship. UI players and coaches have made it a goal to become champions. Head coach Jack Dahm is anxious for the season to begin and so are his players. Returning to action this year is Mike Schurz. He will be used as the team’s closer after sitting out 2008 recovering from Tommy John surgery. Iowa chose captains this year, the first time under Dahm. Justin Toole and Tyson Blaser are two of the three captains, and their leadership will be needed in order to guide the team to a Big Ten Championship.

Audio: Friday, Feb. 6

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Audio: Tuesday, Feb. 3

Audio: Friday, Jan. 30

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Audio: Thursday, Jan. 29