2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

Sports 04/24/19, 14:53

Talk about a culture change.Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school.T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it's not ...

Iowa revamps passing game with Hockenson, Fant off to NFL

Football 04/16/19, 14:12

Two of the best tight ends in Iowa history have left for the NFL. The Hawkeyes might finally have the wide receivers it needs to revamp its offense.With T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant expected to be taken in the first round of next week's draft, Iowa (9-4 in 2018) has ...

Iowa tight ends’ competition continues into NFL

Football 04/09/19, 16:24

Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson spent their three years at Iowa trying to one-up each other in a friendly but fierce competition. So, why should the NFL draft be any different?The latest members of the Hawkeyes' long pipeline to the pros are expected to become the first tight end duo ...

Iowa TE Noah Fant to declare for NFL draft, skip bowl game

Football 11/30/18, 14:18

Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft.Fant announced on his Instagram page on Friday that he intends to skip his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, will not play in Iowa's upcoming bowl game."We are ...

Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson up for national honors

Football 11/20/18, 15:44

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz caused a stir last week when he intimated that star tight end Noah Fant's lack of snaps in a loss to Northwestern was due in part because T.J. Hockenson had passed Fant on the depth chart.The Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) corrected course last week at ...

Iowa hands Illinois worst loss in school history

Football 11/17/18, 19:39

Nate Stanley passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns while Mekhi Sargent and Toren Young added two rushing touchdowns each as Iowa rolled over Illinois 63-0 on Saturday.It tied the largest margin of defeat in Illinois history, matching a 63-0 loss to the University of Chicago in 1906.Iowa's Mekhi Sargent ...

TE Noah Fant’s usage questioned during Iowa’s 3-game skid

Football 11/13/18, 17:30

Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is one of the most talented players that Kirk Ferentz has ever coached in his 20 years.So why isn't Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) getting Fant the ball more?It is a perplexing question in an increasingly disappointing season in Iowa City. The issue came ...

Stanley propels Iowa to 42-16 victory over Indiana

Football 10/13/18, 16:04

Nate Stanley threw for 320 yards and a season-high six touchdowns, and the Iowa Hawkeyes beat the Indiana Hoosiers 42-16 in Big Ten action on Saturday.Stanley connected with nine different wide receivers, completing 21 of 33 throws in a game where he was only sacked once.Indiana defensive back Jonathan Crawford ...

Iowa looking for offense to help banged-up defense

Football 10/09/18, 16:53

Iowa has let its defense carry the load nearly all season.The Hawkeyes might need some more help from their offense on Saturday at Indiana — like they got in last weekend's 48-point explosion at Minnesota — to bolster a unit that sudden looks a lot thinner.Iowa (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) ...

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