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Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central.

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Clemmons: Trey Dickerson doesn’t deserve any pressure

[ 0 ] July 17, 2014

Since signing a letter of intent with the Iowa basketball team in April, former junior college point guard Trey Dickerson has seen his popularity rise steadily with Hawkeye fans.

Hawkeyes agree: Too many watch lists in college football

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – They are as much a part of summer as trips to the beach and the Chicago Cubs playing below .500. They are among the first signs that another college football season is approaching. And they seem to be multiplying — they being college football preseason watch lists. Name the position and […]

Pat Harty: McCaffery had faith in Jok and got burned

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery had no reasonable choice but to suspend Peter Jok. McCaffery took a chance on his 6-foot-6 sophomore shooting guard from West Des Moines, only to have his trust betrayed. McCaffery would have been justified in suspending Jok after he was arrested for drunken driving on his moped in late […]

Aaron White focused on improvement this summer

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014

Four months later, Aaron White still isn’t sure what caused the Iowa men’s basketball team to unravel at the end of last season. But he thinks he knows how to avoid a repeat. “What I can take from last year and moving into this year, last year was the first time in my career and […]

Hawkeyes go with the home cooking

[ 0 ] July 13, 2014

The phrase “buy here” has been used as a local development initiative by the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce.

Barta on basketball recruiting misses, passing of baton at track coach

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

When it comes to evaluating Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery as a recruiter, the person who hired him isn’t concerned about a few recent near-misses. “If the expectation is that he’s going to hit 100 percent on every recruit, there is no coach in America that would succeed,” Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta said […]

Iowa recruit Markel Smith to play at N.Y. prep school

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014

Markel Smith’s rugged running style has drawn comparisons to former Iowa all-American Shonn Greene. And now they have something else in common. Smith, an Iowa running back recruit from St. Louis, will attend Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y., this fall to work on his academics. He also will play for the prep school’s highly […]

Aaron White headed to LeBron’s skills academy

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014

Aaron White’s summer just keeps getting better.  The 6-foot-9 forward for the Iowa basketball team has been invited to the LeBron James Skills Academy, which features 30 of the top collegiate players from around the country. The camp will be held next Wednesday through Saturday in Las Vegas. White expressed his excitement on Twitter on […]

Darius Stokes says on Twitter that he plans to transfer to Fairleigh-Dickinson University

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014

Former Iowa Hawkeye Darius Stokes will finish his college basketball career at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The 6-foot-7 Cedar Rapids native announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday. “Excited to say that I have committed to Fairleigh-Dickinson University to further my education and play the sport that I love.#blessed,’” Stokes said. Iowa defeated Fairleigh-Dickinson 92-59 on […]

Incoming Iowa freshmen excel in Game Time League

[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

They come from three states and from two countries. They come with sparkling credentials, including two having been named the Gatorade Player of the Year in their respective state. And they come at a time when the Iowa women’s basketball program is thriving under veteran coach Lisa Bluder. Iowa’s 2014 recruiting class, which consists of […]