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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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Harty: Despite pluses, Hawks still vulnerable

[ 0 ] August 17, 2014

What started as a feel-good moment for the kids on Saturday ultimately turned into a warning to Iowa football fans. Your team, as solid as it appears on paper with arguably the Big Ten’s top offensive line, a sturdy defensive line, a stable of running backs and a favorable schedule, still is vulnerable. That was […]

Hawkeye fullback lost for season with ACL injury

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Junior Macon Plewa is now the starting fullback for the Iowa football team, but his promotion comes at a heavy price. Plewa became the starter after fellow junior and close friend Adam Cox suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice this week. Cox, who played extensively in all 13 games last […]

Steve Waite returns to UI a success off the court

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

As the maker of arguably the greatest 3-point play in the history of the Iowa men’s basketball program, Steve Waite is a source of pride for Hawkeye fans. It’s been that way for more than 34 years, ever since Waite made a basket and a free throw in the closing seconds to defeat Georgetown 81-80 […]

Waite likes idea of Iowa’s new twin towers

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

This coming basketball season could see the unveiling of Iowa’s latest version of the twin towers. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said he likely would use a lineup at times that includes 7-foot-1 junior center Adam Woodbury playing alongside 6-10 senior Gabe Olaseni. Woodbury and Olaseni mostly rotated at the center position in each of the […]

Video: Hawkeye great Steve Waite talks Final Four memories

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

Tune back in this time tomorrow for a story on Steve Waite’s return to the Iowa City area and working for his Alma mater.

Former field hockey coach criticizes Griesbaum firing in letter to Regents

[ 0 ] August 11, 2014

The decision to fire Tracey Griesbaum as the Iowa field hockey coach continues to be met with strong resistance. Former Iowa field hockey coach Beth Beglin has written a letter to the Iowa state Board of Regents in which she accuses the University of Iowa Athletic Department of “disparate treatment” between men’s and women’s coaches. […]

Iowa men get hoops commitment from Ohio forward

[ 0 ] August 10, 2014

The Iowa basketball program has benefited greatly from Fran McCaffery’s decision to recruit forward Aaron White out of Ohio. McCaffery hopes to have the same success with another forward from the Buckeye State. Ahmad Wagner, a 6-foot-7 forward, committed to Iowa on Sunday. The Huber Heights, Ohio, native announced his commitment on Twitter and Instagram. […]

Will Brian Ferentz follow in his father’s footsteps?

[ 0 ] August 9, 2014

Kirk Ferentz didn’t set out to become a head football coach for a major university. It just sort of happened. “I never had that dream,” said Ferentz, who is entering his 16th season as the Iowa football coach. “It’s not like I had a master plan.” Kirk’s oldest son, Brian Ferentz, doesn’t have a dream […]

Hawkeyes’ Sean Welsh ready to take his turn

[ 0 ] August 8, 2014

Seeing his name on top of the depth chart for the first time this spring, Iowa offensive lineman Sean Welsh calmly savored the moment. He kept the news to himself, other than telling one person back home in Ohio. “I let my mom know,” Welsh said. Welsh then moved on, taking nothing for granted. “I […]

Tevaun Smith learns to love the state of Iowa

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Growing up in Toronto, Tevaun Smith didn’t have much reason or incentive to learn about the state of Iowa. “I didn’t even know Iowa was a state,” Smith said Monday at media day. “I knew nothing about Iowa.” Smith’s quest to play big-time college football changed that. “Once I got out here, […]