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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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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 […]

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 […]