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Harman: There’s nothing average about the Fighting Irish

[ 0 ] March 26, 2013

The earth didn’t move; Notre Dame won. The second-ranked and first-seeded Fighting Irish defeated a plucky and at times inspired Iowa women’s basketball team 74-57 in an NCAA second-round game Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It was not necessarily vintage Notre Dame 2013, but it was a pretty impressive show. What’s impressive about the Irish is […]

Measuring success in women’s basketball

[ 0 ] March 25, 2013

Notre Dame wasn’t always the Notre Dame you see today with a No. 1 seed and coming off two consecutive trips to the national championship game. Muffet McGraw was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame because of what she did with the program over her 26-season tenure. Of course she had obvious advantages […]

Notre Dame beats UT-Martin to set up meeting with Iowa

[ 0 ] March 24, 2013

The script was reversed Sunday with the Little People on the court for UT-Martin while the Fighting Irish, minus the leprechaun, had all the big people. Skyhawk mighty mite Heather Butler, generously listed at 5-foot-5, was nearly impossible to defend, but the Irish had too many easy inside baskets and pulled away to a 97-64 victory in an NCAA opening round game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Dixon comes through again

[ 0 ] March 24, 2013

A flurry of 3s buried the fury in the post. Melissa Dixon, Iowa’s 5-foot-8 sophomore guard did what she does best in coming to the rescue of a team that was in trouble.

‘The face of college women’s basketball’ coming to Carver

[ 0 ] March 23, 2013

Skylar Diggins is in town. The Notre Dame senior is the closest thing to a rock star that women’s college basketball has.

NCAA teams shouldn’t feel bad about playing in Iowa

[ 0 ] March 21, 2013

Let us be among the first to welcome the three visiting teams to the NCAA on-campus women’s basketball regional here in Iowa City. (Sorry about the weather. We aren’t any happier than you are. It’s actually warmed up some).

Incentive for Iowa women is just two hours west

[ 0 ] February 14, 2013

The Iowa women’s basketball team will play host to an NCAA regional in March. Until recently, it has been safe to assume that the Hawkeyes will be part of the festivities. Iowa started the season by winning 16 of its first 21 games. Among its victories were games with Iowa State and Purdue, both of […]

UI’s Logic rising to the occasion

[ 1 ] February 15, 2012

Samantha Logic was surrounded by cameras, notepads and tape recorders Wednesday. But she wasn’t forced to call a timeout to escape the trap.

George Kittle’s dream of becoming a Hawk coming true

[ 4 ] February 1, 2012

George Kittle left for school Wednesday morning hoping for a call. He wore an Iowa T-shirt under his flannel shirt just in case.

Taylor works her way back to the court

[ 0 ] January 21, 2012

It’s hard to imagine what Iowa’s Theairra Taylor feels like when she steps on the basketball court. You and I can’t possibly imagine the path she’s traveled from difference-making prep star to thrice-injured college sophomore who has missed more games than she’s played. As athletes grow up, they know nothing but progress. They grow taller […]