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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 […]

Gary Barta weighs in on NCAA players’ union issue

[ 0 ] April 4, 2014

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 […]

Rick Brown: Iowa’s Big Ten title climb just got steeper, no matter the makeup date

[ 0 ] February 18, 2014

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 […]

Pat Harty: Shymansky hiring is a good thing

[ 0 ] February 3, 2014

Bond Shymansky is correct in saying that timing is everything.

Fran McCaffery: ‘I don’t want to ever do anything to embarrass the school’

[ 0 ] January 6, 2014

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery was contrite and apologetic today, less than 24 hours after he got two technical fouls and was ejected from Sunday’s 75-71 loss at No. 4 Wisconsin. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta also weighed in, releasing a statement that said his coach “knows he crossed a line of acceptable behavior […]