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Barta: Students account for low ticket sales

[ 0 ] September 3, 2013

If Gary Barta had his way, the Iowa football team’s seven home games all would have been sold out before August.

How fans and players should / will deal with heat on Saturday

[ 0 ] August 27, 2013

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 […]

How Iowa’s facilities projects almost took a different route

[ 0 ] August 18, 2013

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 […]

Barta responds to Kirk Ferentz being ranked among the five worst coaches by Sports Illustrated

[ 0 ] July 15, 2013

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 […]

Has Iowa hired a new baseball coach?

[ 0 ] June 28, 2013

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 […]

Dahm out as baseball coach

[ 0 ] May 23, 2013

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. […]

How Big Ten realignment will affect fans’ pocketbooks

[ 0 ] May 23, 2013

Nobody seems to be complaining about the Big Ten Conference’s upcoming football schedules. When league officials invited Maryland and Rutgers to join, beginning in 2014, geography became more of an emphasis. As a result, Iowa was placed in the West Division with Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin. For Hawkeye fans, that means shorter […]

Andrew Logue: My nominee for new college football committee is…

[ 0 ] May 21, 2013

I hereby nominate Barry Alvarez to college football’s playoff selection committee. Some of the details are still being worked out. The people in charge of putting together a four-team tournament following the 2014 season have yet to establish a clear criteria for the job. In fact, there’s some debate about who would even want to […]

Hawkeyes looking for second rowing coach in 10 months

[ 0 ] May 20, 2013

The University of Iowa will be looking for its second women’s rowing coach in just 10 months. The school announced Monday that coach Steve Pritzker is leaving to become the chief financial officer for the athletic department at the University of Virginia. Pritzker spent nine seasons at Virginia before taking over at Iowa in July. […]

Jack Dahm addresses his uncertain future as the Iowa baseball coach

[ 0 ] May 14, 2013

Jack Dahm knows what he will be doing this weekend as the Iowa baseball coach, but his future beyond that is uncertain. Dahm said he wants to return next season as the Iowa baseball coach. His 10th season as head coach will conclude with a three-game series at Purdue beginning on Thursday. This year marks the seventh […]