Lions select Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with No. 8 pick

Football 04/25/19, 20:27

The Detroit Lions addressed a pressing need, selecting tight end T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft.Detroit was initially interested in trading its first-round pick Thursday night to acquire more selections, but they decided the Iowa star was too good of a player and too ...

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 ...

Recinos’ FG lifts Iowa over Nebraska 31-28 at final whistle

Football 11/23/18, 15:33

Miguel Recinos drilled a 41-yard field goal through a driving rain as time expired and Iowa beat Nebraska 31-28 on Friday despite blowing a 15-point lead.Mekhi Sargent ran for a career-high 173 yards and scored twice for the Hawkeyes (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten), who have won four straight over the ...

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 ...

Trick plays counter Big Ten’s ‘3 yards, cloud of dust’ image

Football 10/11/18, 12:05

A run of trick plays this season is challenging the Big Ten's reputation for stodgy football.Kirk Ferentz pulled the biggest of them last week when Iowa successfully ran a fake field goal against Minnesota, with T.J. Hockenson catching a sandlot-style snap on the overloaded right side and chugging 4 yards ...

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