Latest Kirk Ferentz News

Aidan O'Connell, David Bell lead Purdue past No. 2 Iowa 24-7

Oct. 16, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The pressure, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said, was all on No. 2 Iowa. The Hawkeyes started the season with six consecutive wins and the program had ascended to its highest ranking since 1985. “For us," Brohm said, “let’s go...

Franklin responds to Iowa's Ferentz, denied faking injuries

Oct. 14, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

Penn State's James Franklin denied any of his defensive players pretended to be injured during the Iowa game — detailing each one who went down — in response to Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz indicating he was suspicious of some of the stoppages in play. “How does this...

No. 2 Iowa, leading West, has eye on prize for Purdue visit

Oct. 14, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kirk Ferentz is trying to keep his team grounded after No. 2 Iowa achieved the program's highest ranking since 1985. The Hawkeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) are on a 12-game winning streak with their victory over a top-five Penn State last week and have...

'Punting Is Winning' shirts symbolize No. 2 Hawkeyes' season

Oct. 12, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tory Taylor is selling a T-shirt for charity that bears the three-word slogan “Punting Is Winning.” Yes, it is. No. 2 Iowa enters its home game against Purdue on Saturday with records of 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten...

No. 3 Iowa beats No. 4 Penn State 23-20, fans storm field

Oct. 09, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa was in victory formation and the emotion was about to spill over as dusk settled over Kinnick Stadium. Spencer Petras took the last snap, took a knee and took off, apparently thinking he could get off the field before the students and other...

Judge delays depositions for Ferentzes in racial bias case

Oct. 08, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's head football coach, Kirk Ferentz, and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz will not have to spend the team’s bye week answering questions from lawyers for Black former players who say they suffered discrimination, a federal judge ruled. ...

No. 4 Penn State at No. 3 Iowa sets up as a day for defenses

Oct. 07, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The last time Penn State and Iowa met at Kinnick Stadium, both were among the top three teams in the nation in scoring defense and the Nittany Lions won 17-12. The setup will be the same Saturday when No. 4 Penn State returns to face the No. 3...

Michigan State, Penn State getting big boost from transfers

Oct. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

From its first snap of the season, Michigan State showed that coach Mel Tucker’s rebuilding project wouldn’t take nearly as long as expected. Wake Forest transfer Kenneth Walker took a handoff, made a move around a defender and raced down the left sideline for a...

No. 5 Iowa forces 7 turnovers in 51-14 rout of Maryland

Oct. 02, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Spencer Petras barely had time to exhale in the second quarter. The Iowa quarterback would come off the field following a scoring drive — then immediately return after the defense forced yet another turnover. “You sit on the bench for two...

No. 5 Iowa big test for unbeaten Maryland in Big Ten matchup

Sep. 30, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kirk Ferentz is in his 23rd year as Iowa's coach, so he's pretty familiar with the trips his team will take through the Big Ten. There are exceptions, though. The Hawkeyes are about to play at Maryland for only the second time. ...