Podolak to return to Hawkeyes radio booth


Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Former Iowa star Ed Podolak will return to the Hawkeyes radio booth this season, the school announced Wednesday afternoon.

Podolak retired as Iowa's radio analyst in January shortly after several unflattering photos that showed him at a bar during the Hawkeyes' trip to the Outback Bowl were published online. Podolak said in a statement announcing his resignation that he would seek treatment.

He recently met with Iowa athletic director Gary Barta and told him about his progress and his interest in returning to the radio booth.

"It's great to know Ed will be back in the booth for another Hawkeye football season," Barta said in a statement. "He has the football knowledge, he knows Iowa's history, and wears Hawkeye pride on his sleeve better than anyone I've met. I'm very proud of Ed, and can't wait to hear him calling the games this fall."

Podolak will be in the booth for Iowa's season opener Sept. 5 against Northern Iowa.