Nate the Great
Hawkeye quarterback Nate Stanley earned a spot on the Davey O’Brien Great 8 list on Tuesday.
Stanley went 27-of-41 in passing for 333 yards and 5 touchdowns (all career highs) with no interceptions in Iowa’s 44-41 overtime win over Iowa State.
Stanley’s yardage is the 24th highest for a single game in Hawkeye history.
He’s the only Big Ten quarterback with at least 300 yards and 5 touchdowns and no interceptions in a road game in the past 20 years.
Seven other passers joined Stanley on the list: USC’s Sam Darnold, Oregon’s Justin Herbert, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Duke’s Daniel Jones, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Central Michigan’s Shane Morris, and Middle Tennessee’s Brent Stockstill.
Tennis preseason rankings released
Iowa’s men’s and women’s tennis teams saw athletes ranked in the preseason singles and doubles rankings.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association ranked senior Zoe Douglas and sophomore Elise van Heuvelen 92nd and 117th, respectively.
The duo tied for 42nd in the doubles rankings. Last season, Douglas and van Heuvelen got to 80th in doubles.
For the men’s team, Josh Silverstein ranks 66th in singles, a career best. Previously, the senior’s top ranking came on Feb. 8, when he reached 103rd.
Football releases schedule
The Big Ten released its conference football schedules for 2020 and 2021 Tuesday.
The biggest change for Iowa comes with the removal of season finales against Nebraska. Instead, the Hawkeyes will clash with the Badgers to finish off the 2020 and 2021 regular seasons.
“We are excited to continue with the tradition of a trophy game closing out our regular season,” said Gary Barta, the Iowa Tippie Director of Athletics Chair, in a release. “We have one of the best fan bases in the country, and the Big Ten is one of the most challenging leagues in the country. Our fans have enjoyed the strong rivalry between Iowa and Wisconsin, and we anticipate the series will continue to produce more exciting games as it has in the past.”