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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The phrase “buy here” has been used as a local development initiative by the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Sara Agnew, Iowa City Press-Citizen Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said he doesn’t think student-athletes are employees and finds the recent ruling allowing Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize to be misguided. “The core of this discussion is student-athlete welfare,” Barta said Thursday during a meeting of UI’s Presidential Committee on Athletics. “I […]
DANVILLE, Ill. – Tuesday’s game at Indiana was to be a big contest, on a national stage, a chance for Iowa’s men’s basketball team to take another step closer to an elusive Big Ten title. Instead, the steel beam that fell from the ceiling in the northwest corner of Assembly Hall in Bloomington, about 6 […]