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