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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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Dixon erupts for 63 points in Game Time League

[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

As one of the top 3-point shooters in the history of the Iowa women’s basketball program, Melissa Dixon is used to connecting from long distance. But even she was surprised by what she did Wednesday night  in the Game Time League. Dixon, a senior-to-be shooting guard from Johnsburg, Ill., made 13-of-24 3-point baskets and scored […]

Pat Harty: Don’t fret over recruiting losses

[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

If you follow college football recruiting and the Iowa Hawkeyes, what transpired on Wednesday shouldn’t have been a surprise. Heralded defensive recruits Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell both ended months of speculation and drama by committing to Ohio State. Iowa was among the five finalists for each player, but that’s where it ended. It was […]

Big Ten rival beats out Hawkeyes for two elite football recruits

[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

Prize recruits Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell will play football together for the same Big Ten Conference team, but not for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Hilliard, a linebacker from Cincinnati, and Cornell, a defensive end from St. Paul, Minn., both made verbal commitments to Ohio State Tuesday morning, with each announcing their choice on ESPN.com. Hilliard […]

UI names Joey Woody director of track and field

[ 0 ] June 30, 2014

Joey Woody always will cherish his time as a star hurdler and assistant track and field coach at Northern Iowa. A four-time all-American and an NCAA champion in the 400-meter hurdles as a senior in 1997, Woody helped to build the Northern Iowa track and field program into a perennial power. He also made friends […]

Pat Harty: Iowa’s top-10 Hawkeyes of 2013-14

[ 0 ] June 28, 2014

Thanks to Tony Ramos accomplishing the always difficult challenge of winning an NCAA individual wrestling title, picking the top University of Iowa male student-athlete for 2013-14 was easy.

Another near-miss in recruiting for Iowa hoops

[ 0 ] June 22, 2014

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has suffered another near miss in his search for players.

Pat Harty: Scherff has bright future, with Hawks and beyond

[ 0 ] June 22, 2014

You’d never get Brandon Scherff to admit it, but he’s on the verge of doing something truly spectacular for himself and for the Iowa football program.

Iowa adds Florida WR to 2015 recruiting class

[ 0 ] June 21, 2014

The three quarterbacks in Iowa’s 2015 recruiting roster now have a classmate to throw to. Receiver Adrian Falconer from Leesburg, Fla., committed to the Hawkeyes on Saturday, announcing his decision on Twitter. just committed to the university of iowa #itsgreattobeahawkeye— Afalc81 (@adrianfalconer) June 21, 2014 Falconer is at least the 10th player to commit to Iowa’s 2015 […]

Woodbury determined to improve on offense

[ 0 ] June 20, 2014

Adam Woodbury hates how this past season ended for the Iowa basketball team, except for one encouraging exception.

Peter Jok unsure of athletic consequences of OWI

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014

Almost two months after being charged with operating while intoxicated, Iowa basketball player Peter Jok still hasn’t been given his athletic consequences. Jok met with reporters before playing in the Prime Time League on Thursday and said he hasn’t discussed with Iowa coach Fran McCaffery what specific discipline he will face. “We’ve talked, but we […]