ASSOCIATED PRESS STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco as its football coach. The school announced the move early Thursday morning and said it would hold an afternoon news conference to introduce Diaco. The 40-year-old Diaco takes over a team that went 3-9 this season. UConn fired Paul Pasqualoni […]
There’s no beaker-filled lab or gaggle of MIT graduates capable of determining whether Iowa has the best set of football linebackers in the country. When a topic is more subjective than science, answers prove elusive and debatable. Let me ask it this way, though: Is there another group you’d draft first? No collection of linebackers […]
Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff did two things on Monday that speak about who he is as a person. I wouldn’t have thought any less of Scherff if he had chosen to pursue an NFL career instead of returning for his senior season, but I respect him more for staying in school. Scherff was considered […]
With all due respect to the 17 high school seniors who make up the Iowa football team’s 2014 recruiting class, the most important recruit already is on the Iowa roster and will remain so for another year. All-Big Ten left tackle Brandon Scherff made the choice for which Hawkeye fans were hoping by deciding to […]
Friday’s men’s basketball game matching Iowa against Iowa State will not only be a showcase for two nationally-ranked teams, but also for two coaches with contrasting styles and similar results.
AMES, Ia. – Fran McCaffery and Fred Hoiberg share a lot in common. They were hired a month apart in the spring of 2010 to rejuvenate a pair of once-proud college basketball programs. Iowa was coming off three straight losing seasons, and fan apathy was at record levels, when McCaffery arrived. Hoiberg returned to his […]
See what the Press-Citizen sports writers pick for the winners of the Iowa versus Iowa State women’s and men’s basketball games.
The Gator Bowl appears to be a tough sell to Nebraska fans. A season that fell short of expectations will end New Year’s Day in Jacksonville, Fla., with a game against No. 23 Georgia, the same team that beat the Cornhuskers a year ago in the Capital One Bowl. The matchup has elicited little more […]
High school quarterback Jack Beneventi announced his verbal commitment to the Iowa football team on Twitter about 7 p.m. Thursday. His decision came as no surprise to veteran recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. Lemming had a feeling that the 6-foot-6, 185-pound Beneventi was close to committing to Iowa on Wednesday night when Beneventi didn’t attend Lemming’s […]
Buffalo senior wrestler Justin Farmer was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he stepped onto the mat Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Rebounding from a defeat is something Iowa senior wrestler Tony Ramos rarely has experienced. He’s experiencing it now, though. And what makes his most recent setback more unusual is that the opponent wasn’t Ohio State’s Logan Stieber, but rather A.J. Schopp from Edinboro. Schopp hung on to defeat Ramos 3-2 at 133 pounds in last […]
AMES, Ia. — No matter the rankings, lineups, position matchups or barometric pressure, Bill Fennelly owns a Story County stranglehold on rival Iowa. The Iowa State women’s basketball coach interlocks his hands firmly around the Hawkeyes and squeezes the win-loss life out of them. In Fennelly’s nine meetings against Iowa at Hilton Coliseum, the record […]
AMES, Ia. — Iowa State’s Brynn Williamson took all of her shots outside the 3-point arc Thursday. With her aim, why change success? Williamson hit five 3-pointers, all in the first half, to lead the No.17-ranked Cyclones to an 83-70 win over No.21 Iowa Thursday in a women’s basketball game at Hilton Coliseum. “After the […]
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Ames, Ia. – Depending which side of the scoreboard you reside, Friday night’s Iowa-Iowa State basketball game is either bigger than the most recent Cy-Hawk football game — or it isn’t. There’s not much middle ground when talking sports at the state’s two major universities, and that’s especially evident in this one. The 8:30 p.m. […]
There’s more than bragging rights on the line Friday when Iowa meets Iowa State in a highly anticipated men’s basketball game at Hilton Coliseum. It’s also an opportunity for the Hawkeyes to beat a ranked team and improve their NCAA resume. The Cyclones are ranked 17th in this week’s Associated Press poll. Iowa is No […]
Basketball is more than just a game for Iowa City lawyer Randy Larson. It’s almost an obsession, how much he adores the sport.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said Wednesday it’s doubtful that junior guard Josh Oglesby will make his season debut Friday at Iowa State. Oglesby broke a bone in his right foot in practice Nov. 6 and had surgery to insert a pin two days later. Oglesby said the thought of sitting out this season as a […]