College Football: Ferentz Adjusting to New Role as QB Coach
Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz says his job is to make the Iowa offense better and criticism comes with the territory.
The Hawkeyes ranked next to last in the Big Ten in total offense last season despite a 10-4 record and a West division title.
Ferentz says he is trying to get redshirt freshman Joe Labas up to speed this spring so he is able to compete against Spencer Petras and Alex Padilla.
He says no decision will be made on a starting quarterback until preseason practice.
Ferentz was named the quarterbacks coach after Ken O’Keefe retired and says his new role is to help them do their job better.
Typically, the Hawkeyes do not host a spring game but hold a fan event in its place. No announcement on that has been made at this time.
Men’s College Basketball: Iowa’s Toussaint Leaving the Program
Iowa junior point guard Joe Toussaint has notified head coach Fran McCaffery of his intentions to transfer from the Hawkeye basketball program.
Toussaint led the team in assists (3.2) and steals (1.4) per game (3.2) and averaged 4.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 36 games this past season.
In three seasons with the Hawkeyes, Toussaint played in 98 games, including 41 starts, averaging 4.8 points, 2.8 assists, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per contest.
Also joining him with a new home will be London big man Josh Ogundele.
Ogundele announced his transfer last night.
He appeared in 19 games this year and averaged 1.5 points per game.
Men’s College Basketball: Bohannon to Participate in College Three Point Contest
The University of Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon has been selected to the Men’s 3-Point Championship roster for the 33rd annual College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Xavier University of Louisiana’s Convocation Center in New Orleans tonight.
Bohannon helped lead the Hawkeyes to a Big Ten Tournament Championship and 26 wins — the second highest single-season total in school history — as a sixth-year senior in 2021-22.
The native of Marion, Iowa, played in all 36 games ranking second on the team in points per game at 11 per night.
Bohannon is the sixth Hawkeye to be invited to the event and first since Peter Jok in 2017.
Men’s College Basketball: Updated Bracket Challenge Leaders
The KILJ Bracket Challenged powered by Press Box Grille and Bar and Wiley’s Interior Furnishings and Design is coming down to the wire.
In first place is “ENosbisch 1″ who accurately predicted three of the four Final Four teams.
That entry has Duke winning the National Title over Kansas.
Jen Campbell remains the top contender.
Campbell would win the Bracket Challenge if Villanova would win the National Championship and Duke lose to North Carolina.
The Final Four will be played in New Orleans on April 2nd.