Iowa’s Sawhill leaves program after injury

Iowa defensive lineman John Sawhill is leaving the team because

of an injury during preseason practice.

Coach Kirk Ferentz said late Thursday that the senior joined the

program earlier this summer after playing for Drake while he earned

his bachelor’s degree. Ferentz says Sawhill had complications from

a prior injury and decided to skip his remaining year of

eligibility.

Iowa opens the season on Sept. 1 against Northern Illinois at

Soldier Field in Chicago.