Josey Jewell’s special Kinnick Wave; Iowa’s new quarterback target

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Iowa Wave

When linebacker Josey Jewell does the Kinnick Wave during Iowa football games, he is waving to 2-year-old Parker Hopkins. Dan Parr of NFL.com writes on their unique friendship that started at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Iowa Wave, Part 2

The Iowa Wave t-shirts, which debuted on Nov. 4, raised more than $400,000 for children’s hospital. The group behind the shirts made the donation on Thursday.

New quarterback in town

There is a new Class of 2018 quarterback on the Iowa radar. Utah signal caller Zachary Wilson is taking an official visit to Iowa this weekend, reports Blair Sanderson of Rivals. Wilson, a 3-star prospect from Draper, Utah, recently de-committed from Boise State.

 

Mt. Rushmore good?

Jewell is one of the best players in Iowa history. Does he land on the team’s  Mt. Rushmore of players? Land of 10 examined it in the latest question of the day.

Moving on

Iowa safety Noah Clayberg is transferring. He grayshirted and joined the team for the spring semester. Iowa appears set at safety for next season. Any true impact on Clayberg’s departure will be felt long-term . It’s on Iowa to shore up the position down the road.

Power move

Iowa commit Ben VanSumeren, a 3-star tight end from Essexville, Mich.,  picked up an offer from the Wolverines on Thursday. VanSumeren told Rob Howe of HawkeyeNation.com he’s sticking with the Hawkeyes. It’s not stopping him though from taking an official visit to Michigan this weekend, according to Lee Thompson of MLive.com. That last part should be a concern for Iowa fans as the Hawkeyes typically frown upon committed players visiting other programs.

Turn it up

What music do Hawkeyes players listen to when arriving at games? Land of 10 found out anything from Frank Sinatra to Johnny Cash to Aretha Franklin is blasting from a football player’s cell phone.

Pay the man

Iowa signed baseball coach Rich Heller to a contract extension through 2024, according to Dargan Southard of the Iowa City Press-Citizen. If anyone at Iowa deserved an extension it’s Heller. He has led the team to its best four-year stretch ever with 140 wins, two NCAA regional berths and a Big Ten tournament title.

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