1. HNMitchSmith

    Biggest "What-If's" of the Ferentz era

    What if Ricky Stanzi hadn't gotten hurt against Northwestern? What if the Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God never happened? Dave Scwhartz and I went back through the Ferentz era and came up with our 10 biggest "What-If's." What if a decision or an injury that went one way against the Hawkeyes...
  2. HNMitchSmith

    New WATN: Clinton Solomon

    Clinton Solomon put up big receiving numbers for the Hawkeyes despite playing just three seasons. At age 33, he's still catching passes and ranks as the top wideout in Indoor Football League history. Do you have a favorite Clinton...
  3. HNMitchSmith

    New WATN: Jermelle Lewis

    Jermelle Lewis was incredibly talented, but caught a lot of bad breaks with injuries during his time as a Hawk. It'd be easy for Lewis to have a woe is me attitude after a football career with so much promise was cut short by a pair of torn ACLs. I was impressed with Jermelle's positive...
  4. HNMitchSmith

    NFL Hawks: Fiedorowicz & Klug having solid seasons

    With Iowa on a bye week, it felt like a good time to check in on a couple of NFL Hawkeyes. Texans TE CJ Fiedorowicz is having his best season in the NFL & Karl Klug has been a highly-effective pass rusher for the Titans (Pro Football Focus has called him "one of the best situational players in...
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    Swarm 17

    After Beau's commitment, how many scholarships do we have left in the 2017 class. Also who would you like to see us pursue and get?
  6. HNMitchSmith

    Remembering "The Stand" 10 years later

    Hard to believe it has been a decade since this game. Plenty of former Hawkeyes who were a part of that series, including Mike Humpal, Mike Klinkenborg, Marcus Paschal, Matt Kroul and more share their memories in this oral history of "The Stand" What memories do you have of this game? Where...
  7. HNMitchSmith

    All-Time Iowa Hoops Bracket -- VOTE IN ROUND OF 16

    HawkeyeNation's "Best in the Nest" bracket is down to the final 16. You can vote in each match-up once per day. Round of 16 voting goes through Wednesday, March 23. Vote Now! 2000s #1 Aaron White vs. #5 Reggie Evans #2 Greg Brunner vs. #3 Jarrod Uthoff 1990s #1 Acie Earl vs. #4 Chris Street...
  8. HNMitchSmith

    "Best in the Nest" bracket -- VOTE IN ROUND 2!

    More than 148,000 votes were cast in Round 1 of our "Best in the Nest" bracket to determine the greatest Iowa basketball player of all time. Round 2 voting is now open through Sunday, March 20. You can vote in each match-up once per day. VOTE HERE If you thought the Round 1 match-ups were...
  9. HNMitchSmith

    Vote in HawkeyeNation's "Best in the Nest" bracket

    The team has assembled 64 of the best Iowa basketball players of all-time into one NCAA Tournament-style bracket. Now it's up to you to decide who is "Best in the Nest." Check out the bracket and cast your votes!
  10. HNMitchSmith

    Where do Uthoff & Gesell rank among best players in Iowa history?

    Jarrod Uthoff and Mike Gesell are nearing some pretty historic #'s achieved by only the greatest players in Iowa hoops history. You can see some of the statistical milestones they're nearing here: Where do other Hawk fans view...
  11. HNMitchSmith

    Has there ever been a better time to be an Iowa fan?

    Iowa football finished the season #9 in the country, Hawkeye hoops are currently #9 in the AP poll, and Tom Brands' grapplers are #2 in the nation. Has there ever been a better time to be a fan of the Black & Gold? I tackled that in my new column...
  12. HNMitchSmith

    2016 Iowa football: Positives & Concerns

    In my latest article, I put together my four reasons to be hopeful, and four reasons to be concerned about Iowa football in 2016 (Story can be read here: I'm interested in hearing what other fans think. What is the biggest...
  13. HNMitchSmith

    Great Rose Bowl advice from former Iowa assistant coach

    I recently spoke with former Iowa assistant coach Don Patterson to get his memories of past Iowa Rose Bowls. Patterson served in a variety of coaching roles during Hayden Fry's 20 years as Iowa's head coach. Story can be read here...
  14. HNMitchSmith

    Favorite moments from Iowa Senior Class

    On Saturday, 21 Iowa seniors will play their final game in Kinnick Stadium. With that in mind, I recapped the accomplishments and memorable moments for each Hawkeye senior -- article can be found here: What are your favorite individual...
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    A 5-6 Nebraska beating 11-0 Iowa this year?

    A Nebraska writer says Iowa will be undefeated for the Nebraska game this season. Iowa plays for cfb playoff and Nebraska for a bowl game. Says this year's heroes game will actually matter...
  16. HNMitchSmith

    Where were you when "The Catch" happened

    Warren Holloway is this week's Hawkeyenation "Where are they now" (You can read the article here: The former Iowa receiver said the most gratifying part of "The Catch" is being able to hear stories from fans about what they were doing at the time...
  17. HNMitchSmith

    Monte Morris and Roy Marble

    Iowa State PG Monte Morris posted pictures on his Instagram with Roy Marble Sr. Thoughts go out to Roy and family.
  18. HNMitchSmith

    Fill in the blank: This time next week, we'll be talking about ______

    The wait is almost over! It's officially game week! Fill in the blank: This time next week, we'll be talking about ______'s performance against Illinois State.
  19. HNMitchSmith

    Which NFL Hawkeye will have a breakout 2015 season?

    The NFL regular season kicks off in less than a month. Right now, there are nearly 40 former Hawkeyes on an NFL roster. Last year, Micah Hyde had a breakout season, intercepting two passes, returning two punts for touchdowns, and recording 59 tackles and a sack. My Breakout NFL Hawkeye in...
  20. HNMitchSmith

    UI Golfer T2nd at U.S. Amateur Championship

    UI senior golfer Nate Yankovich is tied for 2nd place after the 1st round of the U.S. Amateur Championship. Looks like Yankovich has averaged 75 during his Iowa playing career, but fired a career-best round of 66 at Olympia Fields today. Scores...