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