Kirk Ferentz has been Iowa’s football coach since 1999, and the Hawkeyes have been steady, unspectacular, and occasionally very good during his tenure. During pretty much that entire tenure, Ferentz and his wife Mary have been engaged in a very silly dispute with their neighbors. Those neighbors filed a lawsuit…
The night before I was set to turn myself in—either for robbing a pharmacy or committing serial tax fraud, I hadn’t decided yet—I sent Officer Mark Gudmundsen an email with a couple of last-minute questions. “You may bring a book,” he replied, “but I will look at it and decide if you can have it in your cell to read.”
Friday night dinner service at the Salvation Army is halfway over and the front window is fogged with the heat coming off the steam trays. A long stretch of mild weather in Iowa City has finally given over to the cold, and people are trickling outside in heavy layers to smoke and shoot the shit. Sarah Ziegenhorn and…
Last week, before a basketball game between Eagle Grove and Forest City in Forest City, Iowa, two local radio broadcasters were heard cheerily expressing their disdain for the “Español people” who played for Eagle Grove High School, before wishing they would “go back to where they came from.”
An Iowa woman arrested on charges she voted twice for Donald Trump attempted to explain her behavior by stating that “the polls are rigged,” according to Iowa Public Radio.
The Clarke High School (Iowa) Indians’ girls basketball 2016-17 team poster may be racist, but damned if it isn’t high-quality racism.
In public, everyone says that Thomas Sayers Ellis, 52, formerly of Case Western and Sarah Lawrence, a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers Workshop this semester, is brilliant. Even the people who find him off-putting and unprofessional tend to agree. He’s charismatic and surprising, a protest poet, a real…
‘Tis the season for buzzer-beaters. Yesterday, there was that insane three-quarter-court dagger from UConn’s Jalen Adams to force a fourth overtime, Buddy Hield’s half-courter coming just a hair too late, and Utah sending it to overtime against Cal after Lorenzo Bonam ran through their entire defense in three seconds.
GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio might be a huge dork, but it’s not his fault this kid in Iowa took a football to the head. Rubio lofted that ball perfectly. That kid should’ve adjusted. Instead, this happened:
Tyler Sash, a safety who played two seasons for the New York Giants, wasn't able to evade police via scooter at around 1 a.m. last Saturday.
Logan Jurgensmeier of Hinton (Iowa) was only trying to keep the ball in play against Sioux City West (Iowa), but his bad bounce pass turned into an accidental two points when it kissed off of the rim and spun in. Jurgensmeier looks as baffled as the rest of us.
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Matthew Roberts from Iowa City, Iowa, was arrested Tuesday morning after fleeing the scene of a car crash. That wasn't the end of his night, however.
An Idiot on the Field might have made history for being the drunkest Idiot ever recorded as she allegedly tried to jump onto the field during Saturday's Northern Illinois-Iowa game in Iowa City.
So last Tuesday, Iowa's Pella High School baseball team played their final game of the regular season against Fairfield. They got smoked, 7-1. After their loss, they stopped at a Fairfield Burger King for ice cream. This is where our story begins.
The NFL's regional programming rules are famously byzantine, but luckily the506.com cuts through the bullshit for you, providing weekly maps that allow us to answer the only question that really matters: Which fans are the most screwed this Sunday?
When you win a $200 million-plus lottery, you can pretty much screw with people however you want, especially if you're willing to pony up for something they really want or need. Take Brian and Mary Lohse, who won a Powerball jackpot some three months ago and finally decided they would make a hefty $3 million donation…
For a decade now they've been gathering at 2 p.m. on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. There's no planning, there's no invite—"Everybody just knows to come," says one of the event's founders. They're inexorably drawn by the twin siren songs of American: beer, and football.
Now that the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board have abandoned their ill-fated agrarian-robot-family-allegory design for the Cy-Hawk Trophy, how will the victors in the annual football showdown between Iowa and Iowa State know they've won? Please help bail out the corn industry by…
Back in January, 13 Iowa football players were hospitalized for treatment of "exertional rhabdomyolysis," or an "acute breakdown of muscle fibers resulting in the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream." Basically, the Hawkeyes were pushed too hard in their workout routine, which was…