MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field in front of their fans against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Iowa won 24-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes are eight days away from their season opener against Miami (OH). Ahead of the start of the new season, the team has released its first depth chart of the season.David Eickholt of The Hawkeye Insider posted the team depth chart on Friday afternoon. Iowa included a full two-deep ahead of the Week 1 game against Miami (OH).He notes that the names reflected on the chart may not be identical to the players who start in Week 1, due to injuries.Here are Iowa’s designated starters: QB – Nate Stanley RB – Mekhi Sargent FB – Brady Ross WR – Brandon Smith WR- Ihmir Smith-Marsette TE – Nate Wieting LT – Alaric Jackson LG – Landan Paulsen C – Tyler Linderbaum RG – Levi Paulsen or Cole Banwart RT – Tristan WirfsDE – Chauncey Golston DT – Cedrick Lattimore DT – Brady Reiff DE – AJ Epenesa Leo/Cash – Barrington Wade MLB – Kristian Welch WLB – Djimon Colbert LCB – Michael Ojemudia SS – Geno Stone FS – Kaevon Merriweather RCB – Matt HankinsKicker – Caleb Shudak or Keith Duncan Punter – Michael Sleep-Dalton Kick/Punt Return – Ihmir-Smith Marsette LS – Jackson Subbert Holder – Colten Rastetter#Hawkeyes first depth chart. pic.twitter.com/ljipoO8zcA— David Eickholt (@DEickholt247) August 23, 2019While quarterback Nate Stanley was naturally named the starter, his primary backup is still in dispute. Redshirt freshman Spencer Petras and sophomore Peyton Mansell are still competing for the role.There’s also a little controversy at the placekicker position. Juniors Caleb Shurdak and Keith Duncan still vying for the job.Only one Iowa freshman is slated to start in the initial lineup: center Tyler Linderbaum, who redshirted in 2018.But without a doubt the most eyes will be on junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa and right tackle Tristan Wirfs. Both of them are expected to be stars in the Big Ten this year, and potential first round NFL Draft picks.
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ roars past ‘Spider-Man’ by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2017 9:05 am MDT Last Updated Jul 16, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This file image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Woody Harrelson, center, in a scene from, “War for the Planet of the Apes.” “War for the Planet of the Apes” took down “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales, according to information available Sunday, July 16, 2017. (Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Monkey business still pays. “War for the Planet of the Apes” took down “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales.Though some initially expected a closer race, “Spider-Man” dropped to second with $45.2 million after its $117 million debut last weekend. But director Matt Reeves’ “War for the Planet of the Apes” pulled away thanks to strong reviews for the third installment of the rebooted “Apes” franchise. Led by Andy Serkis’ celebrated motion-capture performance as the ape leader Caesar, “War for the Planet of the Apes” won a 94 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Fox’s “Apes” led something of a summer anomaly: There is an unusual confluence of acclaimed films in release. Five of the top six at the box office (“Apes,” ”Homecoming,” ”Baby Driver,” ”The Big Sick” and “Wonder Woman”) boast Rotten Tomatoes rankings of 92 or better, and the sixth (“Despicable Me 3”) was largely received as a solid enough family release.Summer, rarely a critics’ paradise, is suddenly flush with good movies.“What I think sets the ‘Planet of the Apes,’ these three films, apart from other franchise films, is that it’s not gratuitous sequel-itis,” said Chris Aronson, Fox’s distribution chief. “This is storytelling, and it’s episodic storytelling. It’s not ‘Well, let’s put the band back together.’ “But there were also hints of franchise fatigue for the “Planet of the Apes” series. Reeves’ latest edition came in closer to 2012’s “Rise of the Planet of the Planet of the Apes,” and well below the $72.6 million debut of 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” The film, which cost about $150 million to produce, added $46 million from overseas. (“Spider-Man: Homecoming” was still king overseas, where it added $72.3 million to bring its global haul to nearly $500 million.)Aronson believes the good word-of-mouth will carry “War for the Planet of the Apes.” ”At the end of the day, we’re going to have a terrific multiple and it will be a lot closer to ‘Dawn’ than it will be ‘Rise,’ ” he said.Universal’s family sequel “Despicable Me 3” pulled in $18.9 million in its third week, bringing its cumulative total to $188 million domestically. Sony’s Edgar Wright action comedy “Baby Driver” followed behind with $8.8 million; its three week gross is $73.2 million.The weekend’s other most notable new entrant was Kumail Nanjiani’s acclaimed romantic comedy “The Big Sick,” which expanded to about 2,600 theatres after three weeks of limited release. The Lionsgate-Amazon Studios film, produced by Judd Apatow, made $7.6 million — a rare success for a comedy in a summer full of disappointment .The horror film “Wish Upon,” from Broad Green Pictures, was the weekend’s only other new release. It opened with $5.5 million and a dismal C CinemaScore from audiences.Next weekend may well continue the streak of well-reviewed summer releases. Christopher Nolan’s World War II thriller “Dunkirk” lands in theatres following rapturous early reactions.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1. “War for the Planet of the Apes,” $56.5 million ($46 million international).2. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” $45.2 million ($72.3 million international).3. “Despicable Me 3,” $18.9 million ($71 million international).4. “Baby Driver,” $8.8 million ($6.2 million international).5. “The Big Sick,” $7.6 million.6. “Wonder Woman,” $6.9 million ($3.3 million international).7. “Wish Upon,” $5.6 million.8. “Cars 3,” $3.2 million ($20.1 million international).9. “Transformers: The Last Knight,” $2.8 million ($6.7 million international).10. “The House,” $1.8 million.___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:1. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” $72.3 million.2. “Despicable Me 3,” $71 million.3. “War for the Planet of the Apes,” $46 million.4. “Wukong,” $37 million5. “Cars 3,” $20.1 million.6. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” $7.5 million.7. “Transformers: The Last Knight,” $6.7 million.8. “Silver Soul,” $6.3 million.9. “Baby Driver,” $6.2 million.10. “Wonder Woman,” $3.3 million.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP