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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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Former UI field hockey players rallying to criticize Griesbaum’s dismissal

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014

The decision to fire longtime Iowa field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum is being met with strong disapproval by some of her former players. “Tracey has one of the best records at the university right now,” said Emily Rinde-Thorson, who was a member of the Iowa field hockey team for three seasons under Griesbaum from 2000 […]

Pat Harty: There’s a fine line between ‘good’ and ‘great’

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The 2014 Iowa football team, which held its media day Monday, is hard to label. On one hand, you have a large number of fans who are convinced that Iowa, which finished 8-5 last season, is destined for greatness this season. They’re offended by the mere suggestion that Iowa could lose […]

Age is just a number for Reggie Spearman

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Sunday, Aug. 17 will be a special day for Iowa sophomore linebacker Reggie Spearman. He finally will be old enough to vote as he turns 18. Spearman doesn’t have a wild celebration planned because he will still be participating in preseason practice. “I don’t know, probably just go back to my hotel […]

Pat Harty: Mr. Optimist, Mr. Pessimist weigh in before media day

[ 0 ] August 3, 2014

With all the hype surrounding the 2014 Iowa football team, these two antagonists couldn’t resist having a debate with media day being held Monday.

Healthy Morris latches on with Patriots

[ 0 ] August 2, 2014

Unlike the first time when he arrived at the New England Patriots’ training facility in May, former Iowa linebacker James Morris is now healthy and ready to play football. Morris’ father, Greg Morris, said Saturday night that James has signed another free-agent contract with New England after the team had released him on May 20. […]

Clemmons leads PTL team to win again over new guard Dickerson

[ 0 ] July 31, 2014

The much-anticipated showdown between Iowa point guards Anthony Clemmons and Trey Dickerson had its moments but ended with Clemmons doing what he always does in the Prime Time League. Clemmons scored 26 points and made a pivotal 3-point basket in the closing minutes to lead his team to a 114-111 victory over Dickerson’s team in […]

Recruiting news: Heralded lineman picks Hawkeyes over Alabama, Ohio State

[ 0 ] July 31, 2014

For Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa football coaching staff, persistence has finally paid off in recruiting, with help from some brotherly love. The Hawkeyes broke a recent stretch of near-misses in recruiting by landing three-star center James Daniels, who is the younger brother of Iowa sophomore running back LeShun Daniels. A native of Warren, Ohio, […]

Ally Disterhoft does it all in GTL championship

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

NORTH LIBERTY Ally Disterhoft had at least three obvious goals heading into the Game Time League this summer. She wanted to stay healthy, improve as a player and lead her team to the title. Disterhoft accomplished all three goals Wednesday. She scored a game-high 36 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead McCurry’s/Culver’s to an […]

Texas speedster WR commits with Iowa for 2015 class

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

A lack of speed at the receiver position has long been considered one of the weaknesses for the Iowa football team under coach Kirk Ferentz. The addition of Texas receiver Emmanuel Ogwo should help to address that problem. Ogwo, a 6-foot, 170-pound native of Mesquite, Texas, announced his verbal commitment to the Hawkeyes on Twitter […]

Is Purdue’s Raheem Mostert the fastest football player in the Big Ten?

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014

Raheem Mostert could make a claim to being the fastest football player in the Big Ten and probably get no argument. Bryan Fischer, who works for NFL.com, thinks he’s even faster than that, recently tabbing the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Mostert as the fastest player in college football. “It means a lot,” Mostert said Tuesday while representing […]