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“Hawk Central Hour” airs between 6-7 p.m. on 1460 KXnO-AM on Wednesdays and will feature Hawkeyes columnist Chad Leistikow and beat writer Mark Emmert as regulars, paired with Ross Peterson, who co-hosts “Sports Fanatics.” Replays of the live shows can be downloaded later on podcasts apps available on smartphones and mobile devices.

“Hawk Central Hour” airs between 6-7 p.m. on 1460 KXnO-AM on Wednesdays and will feature Hawkeyes columnist Chad Leistikow and beat writer Mark Emmert as regulars, paired with Ross Peterson, who co-hosts “Sports Fanatics.” Replays of the live shows can be downloaded later on podcasts apps available on smartphones and mobile devices.
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“Hawk Central Hour” airs between 6-7 p.m. on 1460 KXnO-AM on Wednesdays and will feature Hawkeyes columnist Chad Leistikow and beat writer Mark Emmert as regulars, paired with Ross Peterson, who co-hosts “Sports Fanatics.” Replays of the live shows can be downloaded later on podcasts apps available on smartphones and mobile devices.

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Episodes

'Hawk Central:' Derrick Foster talks recruiting, RBs

7/10/2018
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Iowa running backs coach Derrick Foster joins the show to reveal how he sees this year’s ground game playing out and his recruiting efforts in Alabama and Georgia. Then, Ross Peterson and Mark Emmert discuss the latest news on the Hawkeye football and basketball front.

Duration:00:32:52

'Hawk Central': Tim Polasek joins the show followed by recruiting talk

6/27/2018
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It’s a full house and an extended show for Hawk Central radio this week. The usual suspects — Ross Peterson, Mark Emmert and Chad Leistikow — are back together again for the first time in a month. They’re joined by Iowa offensive line coach Tim Polasek, who breaks down the 2018 personnel and how to beat Wisconsin. Later, the guys are joined by recruiting guru Matt Bain for an extended look into the latest for the Hawkeyes and D.J. Carton; plus, a bonus podcast-only segment on Iowa football...

Duration:01:06:11

'Hawk Central' talks with Iowa LB coach Seth Wallace

6/20/2018
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What position might be Iowa’s biggest source of uncertainty for the 2018 football season? There’s a good chance you said linebackers. And if you did, we’ve got the right man to provide some answers. Linebackers coach Seth Wallace joins Chad Leistikow, Mark Emmert and Andrew Downs on “Hawk Central.” Wallace, 39, discusses how his coaching path has been shaped by the late Norm Parker and gives his viewpoint on the competition to find three new starting linebackers. Later in the show, we...

Duration:00:48:12

'Hawk Central': Iowa receivers coach Kelton Copeland joins the show

6/13/2018
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“If I had to name one person that had the biggest improvement this past spring, it’s …” See how Iowa wide receivers coach Kelton Copeland finished that sentence, as he joined Chad Leistikow and Ross Peterson to discuss his potentially underrated position group, including what he thinks about incoming true freshmen. Later, the discussion turns to the Hawkeyes’ early-season kickoff times, the possibility of Iowa-Wisconsin being a night game, and the future of Noah Fant.

Duration:00:46:16

'Hawk Central:' Chris Doyle join shows plus some Tyler Cook talk

6/6/2018
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In another fast-paced Hawk Central Hour, we are joined by Iowa strength and conditioning coach and director of football Chris Doyle. It’s great timing, with Hawkeye players reporting for seven weeks of conditioning. Doyle talks the eye-opening elements of his program for freshmen, how he once used a toilet as motivation and how the Hawkeyes use technology to try to stay ahead. Later in the show, Mark Emmert and Chad Leistikow discuss the impact of Tyler Cook’s return to the Iowa basketball...

Duration:00:43:07

'Hawk Central' talks with Kirk Ferentz

5/30/2018
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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz joins this week’s Hawk Central radio show … for the entire hour. And it’s an episode you’ll enjoy. In a sit-down interview with Register columnist Chad Leistikow, the 20th-year boss of Hawkeye football details some of the lesser-known parts of his coaching journey — from coaching girls basketball to the unsolved mystery of how Bill Belichick discovered him at Maine in the mid-1990s. Ferentz also details some of the most memorable of his 143 wins — from the...

Duration:00:47:55

'Hawk Central' talks with assistant football coach Reese Morgan

5/23/2018
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In another fast-paced Hawk Central Hour, Ross Peterson and Mark Emmert welcome Iowa assistant football coach Reese Morgan. And it’s an interview you won’t want to miss. From myriad injury updates on his defensive line to a comparison between Anthony Nelson and Josey Jewell to a making a Disney World reference when talking about recruiting outposts, Morgan delivers some fantastic perspective of his many years on the job. Later in the show, Chad Leistikow gets our listeners up to date on...

Duration:00:47:49

'Hawk Central': Special-teams coach LeVar Woods joins the show

5/16/2018
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Mark Emmert, Chad Leistikow and Ross Peterson welcome Iowa special-teams coach LeVar Woods to the show. And he’s got opinions on college football’s new kickoff rule. Plus, he delves into the Hawkeyes’ return game. The guys also talk sports gambling, the Iowa-Nebraska rivalry, Hawkeye baseball and much more.

Duration:00:48:06

'Hawk Central': Phil Parker joins the show

5/9/2018
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Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker joins the show to talk about what rule changes he’d like to see in football and what he expects out of his 2018 players. Plus, a closer look at expectations for Iowa’s Big Ten rivals this fall and the latest on the Iowa baseball team’s postseason prospects.

Duration:00:47:03

'Hawk Central': Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz joins the program

5/2/2018
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Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz joins the program and breaks some news about where he will call plays in 2018, explains how much “Patriots” is in his offense and does find time to throw a small amount of shade toward another newspaper in the Big Ten market.

Duration:00:48:10

'Hawk Central': Ken O'Keefe joins the show

4/25/2018
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Our offseason lineup of Iowa football assistant coach interviews begins this week, and quarterbacks coach Ken O’Keefe is the leadoff man. The longtime assistant under Kirk Ferentz talks about player safety, the pro potential of quarterback Nate Stanley and … the quest to make the perfect pizza. Also, Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert delve into their final spring practice thoughts plus take a look ahead at Hawkeye prospects in the upcoming NFL draft.

Duration:00:39:12

Spring 'game' podcast extra: An injury, water-tower delight and more

4/19/2018
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After the spring practice at Kinnick Stadium, Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert break down what they saw under the lights and what they heard during postgame interviews.

Duration:00:21:27

Hawk Central: What's up with the new kickoff procedure? Spring ball wrapping up

4/18/2018
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Spring football is nearing its conclusion in Iowa City, and that means we are getting a better feel for the 2018 Hawkeyes than we did a month ago. Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert open the show by breaking down what they learned from interviews with coordinators Brian Ferentz and Phil Parker. Then, we get into some interesting NCAA rule changes – what’s with this new kickoff procedure? – and delve into more Hawkeye hoops talk as the recruiting season heats up.

Duration:00:47:42

Hawk Central: Roster questions for Iowa hoops; what's going on?

4/10/2018
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Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert examine what the Hawkeye basketball roster might look like in a month or two after more possible attrition is revealed. Plus, what did Mark learn from his sit-down interview with Fran McCaffery? We also chat Iowa football, with a focus on which Iowa wide receivers might actually live up to their spring hype.

Duration:00:47:02

'Hawk Central': Iowa and the NBA, football depth chart chatter

4/4/2018
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Mark Emmert, Chad Leistikow and Matthew Bain join KXnO to talk about Hawkeyes testing the NBA Draft process, Iowa's latest football depth chart and some recruiting news.

Duration:00:41:57

'Hawk Central': Talking spring football position battles, Thomas Gilman joins show

3/28/2018
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In a fast-paced Hawk Central radio show, Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert buzz through what they saw at the Hawkeyes’ open practice then take a closer look at two key position groups: Linebackers and the defensive line. Then, special guest Thomas Gilman joins the program. The outspoken former Hawkeye wrestler gets fans fired up for the upcoming Freestyle World Cup in Iowa City.

Duration:00:33:48

'Hawk Central': Talking hoops transfers, spring football and Spencer Lee joins show

3/21/2018
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Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert broke down the Iowa basketball transfer situation(will there be more?) and the spring football depth chart. Spencer Lee also joins the programs to talk Pokemon and his national title. Hawk Central airs every Wednesday night on KXNO,

Duration:00:48:04

'Hawk Central': Previewing Iowa's chances at NCAA Wrestling Championships

3/14/2018
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Chad Leistikow and Cody Goodwin take you weight-by-weight to preview the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland. What would be a successful weekend for the Hawkeyes? Plus, our boldest (sort of) predictions.

Duration:00:37:18

'Hawk Central': A final look at Iowa hoops, Hawkeyes in scouting combine

3/7/2018
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Our final look at the Iowa basketball season has us reviewing the Tyler Cook decision and some over/under predictions. Also, Mark Emmert gets us up to speed on what happened for Hawkeyes at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Duration:00:46:53

On the future of Tyler Cook, Hawkeye basketball

3/1/2018
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Going solo from New York City, the Register's Chad Leistikow details his thoughts on the Tyler Cook postgame interview at the Big Ten Tournament and takes a look at the state of the basketball program following a 14-19 season.

Duration:00:27:46