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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

Indiana Postgame Podcast: Hawkeyes are Homecoming Wreckers again

10/12/2018
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Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert break down the relentless Iowa offense, the defense and your 3-word headlines after a 42-16 rout of Indiana.

Duration:00:25:13

'Hawk Central': Seth Wallace joins the show; we also talk hoops, Iowa football injuries

10/10/2018
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The Hawkeyes are 4-1, but they enter this week’s game at Indiana with even more injury concerns than they did at Minnesota. Chad Leistikow, Mark Emmert and Ross Peterson survey the football landscape, preview the Hoosiers matchup … and even delve into some Iowa basketball after Fran McCaffery’s guys were picked to finish 10th in the Big Ten. We close the show by interviewing Hawkeye linebackers coach/assistant defensive coordinator Seth Wallace about the latest updates, the progress of young...

Duration:00:47:46

Minnesota Postgame Podcast: Hawkeyes roll up points, but injuries mount

10/5/2018
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Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert break down the Hawkeyes' strange 48-31 victory at Minnesota, read your 3-word headlines and take a big-picture look at this 4-1 team.

Duration:00:25:31

'Hawk Central': Who's Iowa's offensive, defensive MVP? Biggest surprise on the season?

10/3/2018
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Coming out of Iowa football’s lone bye week of the 2018 regular season, Chad Leistikow, Mark Emmert and Ross Peterson evaluate what they’ve seen so far. Offensive MVP? Defensive MVP? Biggest surprise? We take a harder look at things after the Wisconsin game and preview this week’s matchup at Minnesota. In the final segment, we welcome Hawkeye defensive coordinator Phil Parker, the architect of (so far) the nation’s third-ranked defense, and ask: Is this one of your best defenses in 20 years...

Duration:00:48:06

'Hawk Central': Can Iowa still win the B1G West? And Ken O'Keefe joins the show

9/26/2018
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A bye-week episode of "Hawk Central" doesn’t let off the gas. We evaluate where Iowa is as a program after its loss against Wisconsin; wonder if the Hawkeyes can still win the Big Ten West; and interview assistant coach Ken O’Keefe.

Duration:00:44:45

Iowa-Wisconsin Postgame Podcast: So many little things

9/22/2018
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Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert break down every angle of Iowa's 28-17 loss to Wisconsin. What happened? What were the biggest mistakes? Did the better team lose? We debate all of that, provide stats and read your 3-word headlines.

Duration:00:26:56

'Hawk Central': Analyzing Badgers-Hawkeyes, LeVar Woods joins the show

9/19/2018
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In a slightly extended version of Hawk Central radio, we all gear up for Saturday’s showdown against Wisconsin. Chad Leistikow, Mark Emmert and Ross Peterson analyze every angle of this matchup to take control of the Big Ten West. We also visit with LeVar Woods, the Hawkeyes’ special-teams coordinator who discusses the possibility of trick plays, the emergence of punt returner Kyle Groeneweg and the emotions of head coach Kirk Ferentz.

Duration:00:53:25

Postgame UNI: The Iowa passing game has life!

9/15/2018
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No, we're not going to declare the Hawkeye offense a juggernaut. But after a 545-yard night and a 38-14 win against Northern Iowa, Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert see encouragement ... but still find a few red flags. Plus, your 3-word headlines and a little Wisconsin preview.

Duration:00:25:27

'Hawk Central': Defensive line coach Reese Morgan gives show insightful interview

9/12/2018
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Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert break down some of the key plays from Iowa’s win over Iowa State and debate the state of the Hawkeye offense. Later, Iowa defensive line coach Reese Morgan joins the show and answers the big question about A.J. Epenesa as part of an insightful interview.

Duration:00:46:46

Postgame Podcast: Talking about a fourth straight Cy-Hawk win

9/7/2018
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Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert discuss what's right with the defense, what's wrong with the offense and mostly positive things after Iowa's 13-3 win against Iowa State.

Duration:00:24:01

It's Cy-Hawk week, and 'Hawk Central' talks with Brian Ferentz

9/5/2018
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It’s Cy-Hawk week, and we have special guest Brian Ferentz to kick off the show. Iowa’s offensive coordinator provides the latest on the team’s preparations, talks suspensions and expresses a lot of respect for the Cyclone coaching staff. Later, the guys break down this year’s showdown and, when we get to predictions, one of us flips on his summer pick.

Duration:00:42:03

Northern Illinois Postgame: A milestone win for KF; a good win for Iowa

8/31/2018
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Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert break down Iowa's 33-7 season-opening win against Northern Illinois, which you may have heard, saw Kirk Ferentz pass a legend in total wins. We look at the highs and lows from this season opener and tell you what we heard postgame. Plus, your three-word headlines.

Duration:00:27:38

'Hawk Central': Previewing Saturday's game vs. NIU, future B1G scheduling

8/29/2018
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It’s game week! But before we preview Iowa’s Saturday matchup with Northern Illinois, we dive into Wednesday’s reveal of future Big Ten schedules … where we learned that Iowa and Rutgers (yes, Rutgers) are crossover partners for six future years.

Duration:00:38:29

'Hawk Central': Iowa football over/unders for 2018

8/20/2018
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It’s the last Hawk Central radio show before game week! So there’s plenty to talk about, including the camp rises of Ivory Kelly-Martin and Julius Brents, still-raging position battles and the latest Brian Ferentz barb. Later, Chad Leistikow presents a slew of season over/unders that serve as talking points to some key factors in the Hawkeye season. And we might even squeeze in a little basketball talk (but just a little; it’s nearly football season, after all).

Duration:00:47:22

'Hawk Central': The battle for playing time is on

8/13/2018
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We're two weeks from football. And minus Chad Leistikow this week, Ross Peterson and Mark Emmert did deep into all the unresolved position battles for the Iowa football team as we get nearer to that Sept. 1 opener.

Duration:00:48:27

The jam-packed Hawkeye media day/Kids Day bonus podcast

8/10/2018
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The 2018 Iowa Hawkeyes are three weeks out from playing a real game, and ... we've suddenly got plenty of new stuff to talk about. Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert give you more than an hour of fresh analysis off their two-day media blitz with the Hawkeyes. With media day and then the Kids Day scrimmage in the books, we break down the depth chart, talk suspensions and answer your questions. Enjoy!

Duration:01:07:23

'Hawk Central': Game picks, more suspensions, and listener questions

8/8/2018
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A newsy day for Iowa football didn’t get in the way of one of our most enjoyable episodes of the year — game-by-game predictions. Yes, Mark Emmert and Chad Leistikow talk about the latest suspensions involving Hawkeye linemen. But they also detail which games Iowa will win and lose in 2018 (disclaimer: Picks may not be accurate). It’s a fun exercise. It’ll be more fun when we get to the games. Oh, and we also included a bonus segment in which we answered some of your Twitter questions.

Duration:01:04:00

'Hawk Central': Offseason onslaught in Iowa City

7/30/2018
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For the offseason, it’s sure been a busy week for Hawkeye football. Brandon Snyder is gone. Tristan Wirfs is suspended. And it’s one month until gameday. Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert tell you whether or not to be worried about football program’s recent spell of off-field drama, and what to make of Snyder’s sudden departure. (Plus, will Urban Meyer be departing Ohio State?) Later in the show, they debate Chad’s recent list of 10 players the Hawkeyes can least afford to lose.

Duration:00:37:27

'Hawk Central': Takeaways from Big Ten media days

7/25/2018
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Fresh off their trip to Chicago for Big Ten media days, Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert break down what they learned, starting with QB Nate Stanley. It’s a full hour of breaking down the 2018 Hawkeyes from all angles.

Duration:00:48:07

'Hawk Central:' Kelvin Bell finishes off the football offseason

7/17/2018
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Hawk Central radio finishes strong with its summer interview swing with Iowa football assistant coaches. Recruiting coordinator Kelvin Bell is our 12th and final guest in the rotation, and he doesn’t disappoint. He talks about his unlikely hobby, incoming running back Mekhi Sargent and returning defensive end A.J. Epenesa. Chad Leistikow and Mark Emmert also reveal their Big Ten preseason picks entering next week’s conference media days.

Duration:00:49:01