WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa became bowl-eligible Saturday, which sure beats the alternative. “I don’t know if I’ve ever had a longer holiday break,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday after a businesslike 38-14 victory over Purdue. “You can only sit in front of the fireplace so long.” A bowl-free 4-8 season leads to a […]
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Lisa Bluder is to the Iowa women’s basketball program what Tom Davis was to the Iowa men’s basketball program. And that is meant as praise.
Season ticket sales for Iowa men’s basketball home games have exceeded last season’s totals and could surpass 10,000 for the first time since the 2002-03 season, the Hawkeye athletics department said Friday. The Iowa Athletics Ticket Office has processed orders and assigned seats of more than 8,700 for the 2013-14 season, which is more than […]
By Randy Peterson and Rick Brown email@example.com Iowa football players and staff gained a Cy-Hawk trophy Saturday night, but lost some personal belongings. Someone looted their locker room while a sellout crowd of 56,800 fans watched the Hawkeyes’ 27-21 victory against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State University Police Chief Jerry Stewart, through […]
If Gary Barta had his way, the Iowa football team’s seven home games all would have been sold out before August.
When it comes to steamy temperatures, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta offers the same advice to spectators that he would players: Drink plenty of fluids. “We tell our student athletes to start hydrating today and work your way up,” Barta said Tuesday. “I’d tell fans the same thing.” The forecast for Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. season-opening […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The devastating punch of Hurricane Katrina played an unexpected role in the current construction of Iowa’s Football Operations Center, now being built on the ground just northwest of Kinnick Stadium. Sprucing up and expanding the weight room was the original plan in 2006, but the storm that ravaged the Gulf Coast […]
Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said Monday that it’s fair to criticize the Iowa football team for finishing 4-8 last season. But to rank Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz among the five worst coaches in college football, which Stewart Mandel from Sports Illustrated did recently, is laughable in Barta’s opinion. “The simple answer is I’ll just […]
A Friday morning report said that the Hawkeyes had concluded their search for a new baseball coach. The search, though, appears to continue on. Two different officials refuted a report that Saint Louis baseball coach Darin Hendrickson has been tabbed as the new coach of the Hawkeyes. “The reports aren’t true,” Saint Louis spokesperson Brian […]
Jack Dahm had a bad feeling heading into a Thursday afternoon meeting with Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta. Dahm could sense that his 10-year run as the Iowa baseball coach was about to end. He was so convinced that he already had written a letter telling his players that his contract wouldn’t be renewed. […]