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The Hawk Central Podcast from The Des Moines Register and 1460 KXnO

Ross Peterson


    • Oct 21, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 44m AVG DURATION
    • 261 EPISODES

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    First Half Recap and Looking Ahead Past the Bye Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 54:52

    Andrew Downs fills in for Chad Leistikow and along with the Des Moines Register's Kennington Smith they go over the first half of the Iowa season, look back at the tough loss to Purdue and preview the remaining regular season games.

    Historic Win Over Penn State, Season Aspirations and Previewing Purdue

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 47:30

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Kennington Smith recap Iowa's historic win over Penn State and the Hawkeyes' #2 ranking. They also look at Iowa's place in the College Football Playoff picture and their six-game regular season finish. After taking calls the guys get into Five Big Questions which includes how Iowa responds to an emotional win, the Hawkeyes covering opposing stars and biggest concerns from Purdue. After talking briefly about other sports the guys give their predictions for Iowa vs the Boilermakers on Saturday.

    Iowa's Thrashing of Maryland, Five Big Questions and Previewing Penn State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 49:21

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Kennington Smith chat all things Hawkeyes including the huge win over Maryland last Friday. Five Big Questions factor in if Penn State or Iowa's record is more impressive, what part of Penn State's offense is most dangerous and which Hawkeye will have the biggest spotlight Saturday. The guys take calls and break down extensively the Top 5 matchup before giving their predictions on Penn State at Iowa.

    Looking Back at Colorado State, Five Big Questions and Previewing Maryland

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 51:19

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Kennington Smith are joined by Erick Zamora and they look back at Colorado State and take callers' questions and comments. They get into the Five Big Questions surrounding the Hawkeye football program this week and also touch on the University of Iowa starting up the first NCAA Women's Wrestling program. To end the show they preview Maryland and give their picks.

    Previewing Colorado State, 5 Big Questions and Some Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 49:21

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow is joined by Kennington Smith and they look back at the big win the Hawks had over Kent State, preview Colorado State and take callers with questions, comments and concerns. Then in Five Big Questions Chad ask about the best matchup, position groups to watch and which Rams team shows up? The guys talk a little hoops before they give their final predictions in this weekend's game.

    Cy-Hawk Recap, Five Big Questions and Previewing Kent State

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 47:13

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow is joined by Kennington Smith and the two break down the big win over Iowa State as well as take calls from listeners as the season presses on. Chad points out some famous Kent State alum before diving into five big questions. To end the show they look at other Big Ten games this weekend and how the Hawkeyes should matchup against the Golden Flashes.

    Previewing Cy-Hawk Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 48:17

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Kennington Smith look at the Iowa's big victory over Indiana in Week 1 and the severity of the matchup with Iowa State in the Cy-Hawk Game. Then Register colleague Randy Peterson joins to help preview the Cyclones. And to end the program and throughout the show Chad takes a hard look at both sides in the Top Ten Matchup of Iowa @ Iowa State.

    Previewing Iowa-Indiana!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 50:45

    Previewing Iowa-Indiana!

    The Alliance and Previewing Iowa vs Indiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 47:55

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow is joined by the Register's Kennington Smith and KXnO Program Director Andrew Downs as they discuss their thoughts on the Big Ten/Pac 12/ACC Alliance. They also give an early preview of the Iowa vs Indiana football game.

    In Depth Quarterback Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 47:26

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow takes an in depth look at the quarterback situation for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes in 2021.

    Football, Betting Spreads, and Ranking Games Easiest to Toughest

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 49:13

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow is joined by Trent Condon to discuss football betting spreads. Then the Register's Kennington Smith joins Chad and they discuss the football games and rank them easiest to toughest.

    Fall Football Camp Preview, Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 48:19

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow is joined by Kennington Smith to preview the fall football camp. Then Chad interviews Joe Wieskamp and then Luka Garza after those two are drafted by the San Antonio Spurts and Detroit Pistons.

    Brian Ferentz Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 192:14

    Several Hours Talking Football with Iowa Offensive Coordinator Brian Ferentz

    Realignment Roundtable with Chris Williams and Scott Dochterman, Kennington Smith and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 67:05

    Realignment Roundtable with Chris Williams and Scott Dochterman, Kennington Smith and More

    Chad and Kennington Talk Hawkeyes on the Eve of Big Ten Football Media Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 47:24

    Chad and Kennington Talk Hawkeyes on the Eve of Big Ten Football Media Days

    Chad Leistikow Chats with Seth Wallace and Kennington Smith talks Hawkeye Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 47:35

    Chad Leistikow Chats with Seth Wallace and Kennington Smith talks Hawkeye Football

    Matthew Bain's Promotion, Recruiting and the NIL and Hawkeye Hoops

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 49:28

    Andrew Downs is joined by Kennington Smith of the Des Moines Register and they chat with fellow REgister employee Matthew Bain in the first segment about his new promotion and what it will mean for his work going forward. They also get into recruiting and Name, Image & Likeness. To wrap up the show Andrew and Kennington discuss Hawkeye hoops and more.

    Ferentz Era Draft - Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 115:45

    Which offensive players do Leistikow, Dochterman, Kakert and Howe want to build around in the Ferentz-era draft? Let's find out.

    Ferentz Era Draft - Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 87:16

    Leistikow, Dochterman, Kakert and Howe combine to draft the best defensive players of the Ferentz era.

    Kennington Smith Introduction, Name, Image & Likeness and Murray Twins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 46:12

    Andrew Downs fill in for Chad Leistikow and along with Kennington Smith, the newest member of the Des Moines Register's team covering the Hawkeyes, they take some time to get to know Kennington. In the second segment they discuss Name, Image & Likeness going into affect tonight at midnight and recruiting. To finish the show the guys talk about the Murray twins and more.

    Football Updates, NBA Combine and Recruiting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 48:05

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow starts out Hawk Central with summer update from the Hawkeye football team. Then he breaks down aspects of the NBA combine. To end the show Chad talk about a big weekend in recruiting on the horizon.

    Brian Ferentz Interview, CFP and Iowa's Offensive Evolving

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 48:30

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow has a one-on-one interview with Hawkeye Football Offensive Coordinator Brian Ferentz. Then he does a deep dive on the College Football Playoff and looks into how the University of Iowa's offense has evolved.

    One on One with Fran McCaffery

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 49:07

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow is joined by Fran McCaffery as they chat on the state of college basketball, the Transfer Portal, tampering and next year's team.

    Marc Morehouse on Football, A Conversation with Mary Ferentz, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 46:57

    Marc Morehouse on Football, A Conversation with Mary Ferentz, and More

    Recruiting for Hawkeye Football and Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 49:33

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow spends the majority of this episode of Hawk Central discussing a huge recruiting month ahead for Iowa football and basketball.

    Kelton Copeland Interview, and Trent Condon on Cy-Hawk Line and Big Ten West Odds

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 45:51

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow kicks off the show interviewing Wide Receivers Coach Kelton Copeland as they break down the difference in types of receivers and Iowa's depth at the position. Then KXnO's Trent Condon joins Chad to talk about the early Cy-Hawk point spread, early odds to win the Big Ten West and a little chatter of the East Division and the Big Ten in general. In the third segment Chad cleans up a few housekeeping things including defending himself for NOT jinxing the Hawkeyes baseball team.

    Iowa Football Lawsuit and Baseball Coach Rick Heller

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 37:36

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow chats about Hawkeye football and particularly the lawsuit against the football in the first segment. Then head baseball coach Rick Heller joins Chad to talk about the Big Ten season wrapping up.

    Rob Howe on Football, Mark Emmert on new Iowa President and More - 5-5-21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 47:28

    Rob Howe on Football, Mark Emmert on new Iowa President and More - 5-5-21

    Bohannon's Return, NFL Draft and Football Spring Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 46:01

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow is joined in the first segment by Andrew Downs as they react to Jordan Bohannon coming back for a sixth season and what it means for the team and the program as well as other basketball topics. Then the Athletic's Scott Dochterman joins Chad to talk NFL Draft including how it affects Iowa, the Big Ten and the Chicago Bears. Then to finish the program Chad flies solo to talk about the Spring Football Game.

    Emmert on CJ Frederick Transfer, Hines on the Transfer Portal, and Spring Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 46:32

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow is joined by Mark Emmert to chat about CJ Frederick transferring and the awkward situation that developed out of that. Then Travis Hines talks with Chad about the NCAA transfer portal and the difference between Fran's approach to the portal vs Iowa State's history and current use of it. To end the program Chad gives his thoughts on the Saturday Spring football practice and what he heard from the interview with Brian Ferentz.

    Fran McCaffery Chats with the Media, Open Football Practice Saturday and Interview with Tom Brands

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 50:36

    Erick Zamora is joined by the Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and they start the program out talking about the chances Jordan Bohannon and Joe Wieskamp come back, Fran's thoughts on the trasnfer portal and who the Hawkeyes could land as a transfer. In the second segment they talk about the football practice this Saturday open to the public, what to look for at this practice and the biggest questions for the team heading into the season. Then Chad gives us 20 minutes of his interview with Tom Brands today talking about Iowa winning the national championship.

    Quarterback Battle, Transfer Portal in Basketball and the Hawkeye Express

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 51:10

    Erick Zamora and the Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow discuss the Hawkeyes football team, specifically the quarterback battle in the first segment. Then the Des Moines Register's Matt Bain joins to talk college basketball and the transfer portal. Then to end the hour the guys talk injuries the Hawkeyes were suffering through in the NCAA tournament and get back to the Hawkeye Express being shut down.

    Hawk Central 3/31/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 43:56

    End of season review for Iowa Hawkeyes Mens and Womens basketball! Spring Football and possible depth charts! Transfer portal comes into play this offseason! Jack Nunge transfers, and Caitlin Clark talks future Final Four berth!

    Iowa's Loss to Oregon, Future of the Program and Fran McCaffrey

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 22:23

    Ross Peterson is joined by the Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and the last show appearance by Mark Emmert as the guys talk heavily about the Iowa loss to Oregon. They also discuss the program and it's future, Fran's ceiling, his contract extension, style and recruiting. They also discuss the two new hires by Kirk Ferentz as assistant coaches.

    Iowa Falls to Oregon, Luka Says Goodbye, and Mark Emmert's New Opportunity

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 25:33

    Iowa Falls to Oregon, Luka Says Goodbye, and Mark Emmert's New Opportunity

    NCAA Tourney Previews for MBB, WBB, and Wrestling!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 49:53

    NCAA Tourney Previews for MBB, WBB, and Wrestling!

    Reaction to Devyn Marble's Remarks, Big Ten Tournament and What to Expect on Selection Sunday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 50:17

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert are joined by Erick Zamora as they recap the Iowa win over Wisconsin and then react to Devyn Marble's comments about his disassociation with the University and his father Roy. The guys chat about Iowa finishing as the #3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and preview the tourney. To finish the program the guys give their thoughts on what this week means to Iowa when it comes to the NCAA tournament and what to expect on Selection Sunday.

    Ranking the Win Over Ohio State in McCaffery's Era, Bracketology and Previewing the Upcoming

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 41:52

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert join Ross Peterson as they take a look at how big Iowa's win over Ohio State in the history of Fran at the helm, particularly with what was on the line, and review the past week. They then get into looking at bracketology and where Iowa might be in seeding as well as possible matchups in subsequent rounds. Finally the guys preview the games vs Nebraska and Wisconsin and what winning, and losing, would do for their season and their seeding.

    Iowa's Two Win Week, Is Luke Garza the Hawkeye Basketball GOAT?, and NCAA Seeding

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 39:10

    Ross Peterson joins the Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert as they start the show off discussing the two big victories for the basketball squad over Wisconsin and Penn State. They then get into Luka Garza's place in program history and discuss if he's the greatest Hawkeye basketball of all time. They end the program with Chad explaining why the upcoming week is so big for NCAA seeding purposes with the rules of having to place Big Ten teams in different sides of the bracket.

    Recapping Basketball Week, Chris Doyle Resigns and Previewing Wisconsin and Penn State

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 45:30

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert join Ross Peterson as they recap the Hawkeye wins over Rutgers and Michigan State. A football discussion leads into a discussion of Chris Doyle resigning from the Jacksonville Jaguars. To end the program the guys preview the upcoming Hoops match ups with Wisconsin and Penn State.

    Basketball Woes, Football Staff Changes, Wrestling on Pause - 2/9/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 46:29

    Basketball Woes, Football Staff Changes, Wrestling on Pause - 2/9/21

    The Win Over Michigan State and Previewing Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 22:50

    The Win Over Michigan State and Previewing Ohio State

    Recap Indiana Loss, Preview Illinois Matchup and Game-by-Game Schedule Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 43:27

    Erick Zamora fills in for Ross Peterson and along with the Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert break down Iowa's loss to Indiana and perhaps overlooking the Hoosiers. They also preview the game tomorrow vs the Illini, give a game by game prognostication of the rest of the Big Ten schedule and discuss Ben Niemann going to his second Super Bowl in his third season.

    COVID-19 Issues in College Basketball, Looking Forward to Football and Previewing Indiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 44:33

    The Des Moines Register's Mark Emmert and Chad Leistikow join Ross Peterson as they begin the show talking about all the issues in college basketball with COVID-19 postponing games left and right and what it might mean for the NCAA tournament. Then the guys look at the 2021 football team and the depth chart as they now know more about who's staying and who's going. To finish the program they look at some bracketology and preview the matchup against Indiana.

    Great Week for Hawks Basketball, Deep Dive on the Hoops Season and Cody Goodwin on Wrestling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 41:34

    The Des Moines Register's Mark Emmert and Chad Leistikow join Ross Peterson and the guys discuss the big week for Hawkeye basketball with victories over Maryland and a motivated payback win over Minnesota. The guys then give a detailed breakdown on Iowa and break down the season at the halfway point with where this team is vs expectations. Then to end the program the Register's Cody Goodwin joins to chat wrestling and talk about expectations of the squad in the Big Ten and nationally.

    Hawk Central 1/6/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 44:44

    Erick Zamora and the Des Moines Register's Mark Emmert and Chad Leistikow bring you midseason Iowa basketball review, 2021 Hawkeye football projections and expectations, Iowa wrestling with Cody Godwin and preview Hawks vs Maryland!

    Hawk Central 12/30/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 44:44

    Ross Peterson, Mark Emmert and Chad Leistikow recap the latest Hawkeye sports news!

    Hawks Basketball and Bowl Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 45:09

    Ross Peterson is joined by the Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert and they go over Hawkeyes loss to Gonzaga and victory over Purdue on the hardcourt. They also discuss the Music City Bowl with Iowa vs Missouri and the likelihood of that game happening amid COVID-19.

    Whooping Wisconsin, Michigan Game Cancelled and Previewing Gonzaga Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 39:38

    Erick Zamora hosts with the Des Moines Register's Mark Emmert and Chad Leistikow discuss Iowa's decisive win over Wisconsin and the cancelling of the game vs Michigan. They preview possible Bowl Games and the chance the Hawks could see Iowa State and also look at the recruiting class of 2021 and decipher how much the lawsuit this summer has affected the program so far. To end the program the guys chat about Iowa taking on the number 1 ranked team Gonzaga in a top-3 matchup in basketball.

    Basketball Win over UNC, Takeaways from Football Win over Illinois and Previewing Wisconsin Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 42:13

    The Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert join Ross Peterson and kick the show off discussing the Iowa Hawkeyes victory over North Carolina on the basketball court and what the guys took away from it. Then the guys review the football win over Illinois and which plays helped turn around the slow start as well as Petras' performance. They end the show previewing the football matchup with Wisconsin.

    Recap Victory over Nebraska, Basketball Ranked #3 and Preview Illinois

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 43:17

    The Des Moines Register's Mark Emmert and Chad Leistikow join the program with Ross Peterson and they kick off the show talking about the awful way the Big Ten has handled college football so far and the predicament it puts Ohio State in. They then get into Iowa's victory over Nebraska and Clapgate with the controversy Scott Frost brought up as well as Kirk Ferentz's reaction. A caller also brings up John Capuletti which the guys discuss. They then chat about basketball and finish the hour giving their preview and predictions for the Iowa game vs Illinois football game.

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