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Fran McCaffery, Gary Barta issue statements in wake of ejection

[ 0 ] January 6, 2014

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery and athletic director Gary Barta issued statements this morning in the wake of McCaffery’s ejection during a 75-71 loss at Wisconsin on Sunday night. Fran McCaffery “I want to apologize for my emotional reaction during Sunday night’s game at Wisconsin. I have great passion and respect for the game […]

Fan power, play on field help Iowa edge bluebloods for Outback berth

[ 0 ] December 8, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. It happened three decades ago — a slight that Kirk Ferentz hasn’t forgotten. “I do have a pretty good memory,” Iowa’s football coach said Sunday. “In 1983, we did beat a pretty good opponent here in Kinnick, then got bumped by them in a bowl game. It would have been a warmer […]

Brown: Program hasn’t turned corner; work to be done

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa became bowl-eligible Saturday, which sure beats the alternative. “I don’t know if I’ve ever had a longer holiday break,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday after a businesslike 38-14 victory over Purdue. “You can only sit in front of the fireplace so long.” A bowl-free 4-8 season leads to a […]

Harty: Bluder does everything right at Iowa

[ 0 ] October 24, 2013

Lisa Bluder is to the Iowa women’s basketball program what Tom Davis was to the Iowa men’s basketball program. And that is meant as praise.

Iowa men’s basketball season ticket sales surging

[ 0 ] October 4, 2013

Season ticket sales for Iowa men’s basketball home games have exceeded last season’s totals and could surpass 10,000 for the first time since the 2002-03 season, the Hawkeye athletics department said Friday. The Iowa Athletics Ticket Office has processed orders and assigned seats of more than 8,700 for the 2013-14 season, which is more than […]

Items stolen from Iowa locker room during Cy-Hawk game

[ 0 ] September 15, 2013

By Randy Peterson and Rick Brown sports@dmreg.com Iowa football players and staff gained a Cy-Hawk trophy Saturday night, but lost some personal belongings. Someone looted their locker room while a sellout crowd of 56,800 fans watched the Hawkeyes’ 27-21 victory against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State University Police Chief Jerry Stewart, through […]

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 […]