This week on the Hawkeye Report Podcast, we turn our attention to Hawkeye football with Big Ten Media Days coming up early next week. Matt Randazzo and Tom Kakert are joined by former Hawkeye Steve Manders, who discusses his new career in professional wrestling and then we dive into Hawkeye football and discuss Sean Welsh and the courage of his disclosure of battling depression, football staff changes and what it means for the future, plus we talk some football recruiting in the creepy corner, graduate transfers, and we wrap up with a little Iowa basketball talk.
Coming off a big football recruiting weekend, Tom Kakert and Matt Randazzo take a look at all the good news for the Hawkeyes. We also dive into where things stand for the Hawkeyes in the Class of 2018 and 2019 on the recruiting trail. Then we discuss where things stand on the basketball recruiting front, plus a feature on Joe Wieskamp and a story about Patrick McCaffery. We wrap up with a look at what we are learning about the Iowa basketball team in the Prime Time League.
The start of the Prime Time League means a late night podcast from Tom Kakert and Matt Randazzo. We break down the first night of summer basketball and what it might mean for the Iowa hoops team next season. We discuss the play of freshman Luka Garza and Jack Nunge and how they might fit into the plans, along with who surprised and who disappointed. Plus we talk hoops recruiting and Joe Wieskamp’s standout performance at the NBA Players Top 100 Camp. Then we dive into a Tigerhawk at midfield this fall, plus we go in-depth on football recruiting with a new commitment and the potential for several more this weekend.
With spring football wrapped up, we take a look back at what we learned about the Hawkeyes with former Hawk Julian Vandervelde. We break down some of the position groups, the outstanding spring game by Jake Gervase, the quarterback race, and Julian tells us why Brian Ferentz is the right man for the job and has been since he returned to Iowa City. Plus, we discuss the big recruiting news of the weekend with two commitments, plus some hoops recruiting news too. Then we wrap up with Julian talking about his trip to Japan and then we have ten minutes of comic book nerd talk to wrap up the show.
It’s tournament time for college hoops and we look back at the last two wins by the red hot Hawkeyes. Matt Randazzo and Tom Kakert discuss the win over Wisconsin and Sunday’s Senior Day victory over Penn State. What has changed for Iowa in the last four games? We salute the play of Jordan Bohannon, Nicholas Baer, and Peter Jok and their sharp shooting from three point range. We discuss the Hawkeyes NCAA Tournament chances and what they need to do to get in. Lastly, we dive deep into football recruiting with all the news and notes coming out of Iowa’s huge Junior Day, with over 80 prospects on campus.
The Hawkeye Report Podcast returns with plenty of basketball talk this week. Matt Randazzo and Tom Kakert look back to Iowa’s two game winning streak, including the big road victory over Maryland on Saturday. Then we dive into the Big Ten race and Big Ten Tournament seeding, plus we look at Iowa’s chances of post season play. What would it take for Iowa to get on the NCAA bubble and is the NIT possible? Then we dive into a big upcoming weekend for football recruiting with the Hawkeyes first big Junior Day.
With signing day completed, we take a look back at a wild weekend and early week of recruiting news for on the Hawkeye Report Podcast. Matt Randazzo and Tom Kakert discuss the Class of 2017, led by five star standout A.J. Epenesa. We look at the hits and misses on the roller coaster ride of recruiting for the Hawkeyes this year. We also dive into the assistant coaching search for the Hawkeyes and could an old name be headed back to Iowa City? Finally, we wrap up talking a little Iowa basketball as the Hawkeyes have suddenly gotten hot without Peter Jok on the floor.
A special edition of the Hawkeye Report Podcast as Matt Randazzo and Tom Kakert are joined by former Hawkeye great Chuck Long. We discuss what signing day is like for coaches and the changes in recruiting over the years. Then we talk to Long about what it takes to be an offensive coordinator and Iowa’s hiring for the assistant coaching positions that are currently open.
We wrap up 2016 before heading into the holiday season and the 2017 Outback Bowl with one final podcast this year. Pat Angerer, Matt Randazzo, and Tom Kakert are joined by new Iowa grad and Daily Iowa TV Sports Director Taylor Brooks and discuss the Florida vs. Iowa match-up in Tampa. We also discuss players skipping bowl games, take a trip down the recruiting trail, and wrap up talking Iowa Basketball and what it would take for the Hawkeyes to get to the NCAA Tournament.
It’s back to back Hawkeye Report Podcasts this week. We were at 2 Dogs Pub in Iowa City and joined by former Hawkeye Tyler Blum to talk about the upcoming Legends of Iowa Football Camp next weekend put on by the Iowa Football Club. Blum talks about the camp and former Hawks that will be attending, plus he discusses his own football program, Taking Back Football, in the Iowa City area with camps around the state.