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Tag: "Gary Barta"

Iowa field hockey players support fired coach; Barta responds

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014

Iowa’s field hockey players have released a statement supporting former coach Tracey Griesbaum, who was fired earlier this month. The players told the student newspaper, the Daily Iowan, that Griesbaum’s firing was “unfair and unjust.” The players went on to say that it left them questioning the leadership of the Iowa athletic department. The players […]

Hankins switches from coaching to administration at Iowa

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014

Mark Hankins made men’s golf at Iowa relevant and give the program a national identity in his seven seasons as coach. But now he’s moving on to a new challenge. Hankins, 44, was named an assistant to the director of athletics at Iowa on Tuesday. “It’s really hard,” Hankins said of giving up his coaching […]

Harty: Barta says “sky is not falling” with slow ticket sales

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

Lunch with Gary Barta on Friday included sandwiches, soft drinks, pasta salad, a brownie, a pep talk and finally an important message to fans: Tickets still remain for the Iowa football team’s seven home games. That’s always a concern, but especially with the Aug. 30 season opener against Northern Iowa barely a month away. “I’m […]

Is Gary Barta’s Iowa football outlook as sunny as yours?

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

A reversal in record led some Iowa football fans to flip their outlook. A year ago, the Hawkeyes were coming off a 4-8 fall. In 2013, they went 8-4 during the regular season. And Friday, Iowa was picked to finish second in the Big Ten’s West Division, according to a media poll conducted by the […]

Bryce Miller: Patience with Peter Jok wearing dangerously thin

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014

Peter Jok: First of all … stay … off … the … moped. Second of all: You’re treading dangerously close to that old baseball phrase, “Three strikes, you’re out.” No matter how good you are as a basketball player, no matter how many 3-pointers you can drain, no matter how many minutes Iowa hopes you’ll […]

UPDATE: Peter Jok indefinitely suspended after charge of driving on revoked license

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014

An Iowa basketball player has found himself in more legal trouble. A criminal complaint says sophomore guard Peter Jok was stopped at 11:45 p.m. Monday on his moped at W. Market and Madison streets in Iowa City for improper lights and failure to have a safety flag. Police confirmed that Jok, whose legal name is […]

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 […]

Could Big Four Classic’s future be in doubt?

[ 0 ] May 14, 2014

CHICAGO – The future of the Big Four Classic, held the past two years in Des Moines, may be in limbo. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Wednesday the event – featuring the Hawkeye men’s basketball team along with Iowa State, Drake and Northern Iowa – has been a success. But he declined to talk […]

Kirk Ferentz dishes on Big Ten primetime drought

[ 0 ] April 29, 2014

One of the fallouts from Iowa’s 4-8 football record in 2012 was getting no night games the following season. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz used that lack of primetime respect as a motivating point with his team. “It’s simple, it’s a level playing field,” Ferentz told his team last spring about no night games on the […]