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 [...]
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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 [...]
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.
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.
Skylar Diggins is in town. The Notre Dame senior is the closest thing to a rock star that women’s college basketball has.
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).
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 [...]
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 left for school Wednesday morning hoping for a call. He wore an Iowa T-shirt under his flannel shirt just in case.
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 [...]