Iowa's Tania Davis sidelined again with torn ACL

IOWA CITY — Opposite knee. Similar injury. Iowa point guard Tania Davis suffered a torn ACL in her left knee — as well as a torn medial meniscus — in Sunday’s women’s basketball win at Northern Iowa, an MRI revealed Monday. A junior from Flint, Mich., Davis was injured in the second quarter of the 25th-ranked Hawkeyes’ 71-47 victory over the Panthers. She was driving for a layup...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 18, 2017

No. 25 Iowa makes it 11 straight vs. UNI, 71-47

CEDAR FALLS — Lisa Bluder is well into her 50s, but can still move when the need arises. And when your starting point guard lands in a heap and doesn’t get up, that qualifies. “I was nervous,” Bluder said in reference to Tania Davis’ knee injury in the first half of Iowa’s 71-47 women’s basketball win over Northern Iowa in front of 3,008 Sunday afternoon at the McLeod Center. ...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 17, 2017

Next guard in for Iowa: Alexis Sevillian will replace injured Tania Davis

IOWA CITY — So, what now? Where will Tania Davis’ minutes go? Who will claim her role as gritty leader? Those were the topics at Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder’s press conference Tuesday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This is certain — this stings the 25th-ranked Hawkeyes (11-1). “It’s tough. It’s a huge blow to our team,” Megan Gustafson said. “We’re trying to...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
29 days ago

Iowa women's basketball seeks an in-state sweep

IOWA CITY — The storyline for this game traditionally goes like this: “Lisa Bluder takes her current team up against a team from the school she used to coach.” Or maybe this: “Jennie Baranczyk goes up against her alma mater, and her former coach.” In time, those storylines have become stale and irrelevant. It has been almost 18 years since Bluder left Drake to coach at Iowa....
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28 days ago

Iowa women's basketball completes state sweep with 79-66 win over Drake

IOWA CITY — For the Iowa Hawkeyes, it’s a happy wrap on the non-conference chapter. Megan Gustafson posted her 12th double-double of the season, Makenzie Meyer matched a career-high, and the 25th-ranked Hawkeyes held Drake to 31-percent shooting in a 79-66 women’s basketball victory in front of 4,847 Thursday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. “We’ve had a really good non-conference...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
27 days ago

Linder’s projection: 4th-place tie for Iowa women's basketball, NCAA bid

After four days at home with their families, the Iowa Hawkeyes re-assemble today as preparation begins for the Big Ten women’s basketball season. Specifically, a Thursday trip to Wisconsin. There are plenty of road trips in the front end of the Hawkeyes’ schedule; five of Iowa’s first seven games are on the road. Fortunately for the Hawkeyes, three of those five road games (at...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
22 days ago

WATCH: Football: Pinstripe Bowl Preview (Dec. 27, 2017)

BC IMG Sports Network commentators Jon Meterparel and Pete Cronan preview the New Era Pinstripe Bowl game, which will see the Boston College Eagles take on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 21 Iowa opens Big Ten play at Wisconsin

IOWA CITY — For Megan Gustafson, the cold snap turned a short flight into a long drive. The thermometer read 15-below at the airport in Duluth, Minn., early Tuesday morning, the day the University of Iowa women’s basketball team was scheduled to gather for a 4 p.m. practice after a four-day Christmas vacation. Flights were grounded, including the one that Gustafson was going to...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
21 days ago

Iowa's Makenzie Meyer sidelined “indefinitely” with broken hand

IOWA CITY — For the second time in less than two weeks, the Iowa Hawkeyes have been dealt a devastating blow. Makenzie Meyer suffered a broken bone in her left (non-shooting) hand toward the end of women’s basketball practice Wednesday, The Gazette has learned. A sophomore from Mason City, Meyer is out “indefinitely,” according to a source close to the program. She could be back...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
21 days ago

Iowa’s Spencer Lee ready for Midlands Championships

Iowa wrestling fans received their first glimpse of Spencer Lee. The Hawkeyes’ coveted freshman 125-pounder dominated the UNI Open field earlier this month in his debut. Lee posted a technical fall in two pins in his first competition after a long layoff, arriving in Iowa City in the midst of rehab for surgery to mend a knee injury suffered during his final high school season. “I...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
20 days ago

Without Davis and now Meyer, Iowa still owns Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — They’ll be OK, Chase Coley insists. “Initially, we were frustrated,” Coley said, in the wake of Makenzie Meyer’s broken hand that has her out indefinitely. “But we realized, we’re fine. Everybody we still have, has different strengths.” No. 21 Iowa survived its first game after suffering its second backcourt setback, holding off Wisconsin, 56-46, in a Big Ten women...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
20 days ago

Present and future of Iowa wrestling on display on first day of Midlands

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Iowa meshed a little of the current strength with what is to come. The Hawkeyes relied on some accomplished veterans to propel them into the Midlands semifinals, while catching a glimpse of the new wave of talent, waiting in the wings. Iowa advanced five into the semifinals and two more highly-touted wrestlers with Hawkeye ties moved into the top six Friday...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
19 days ago

Iowa's degree of difficulty rises when Michigan comes calling

IOWA CITY — When it comes down to it, there are really two key areas of basketball. Scoring. And stopping. And in those two facets, no women’s teams in the Big Ten do it better than Iowa and Michigan. The 21st-ranked Hawkeyes (13-1 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) are tops in the league in field-goal percentage (.505) and field-goal defense (.337). No. 19 Michigan (12-2, 1-0) is second in...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
19 days ago

Iowa basketball’s season turned around after five game win streak

Iowa basketball has rebounded from a 4-6 start to the season, winning their last five contests in dominant fashion. The turnaround has come in large part to an offensive explosion, with the Hawkeyes putting up over 90 points in four of the five victories. While the Hawkeyes success has come against some lower level opponents, it is important for the young team to build confidence...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa crowns program record 5 Midlands champions

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Iowa continued its dominance at one of college wrestling’s marquee regular-season tournaments. The Hawkeyes closed the tournament with two perfect championship rounds. Iowa swept its way through the semifinals and finals, crowning a school-record five champions at the 55th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Saturday night at Sears Centre Arena. The...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
18 days ago

Time Machine: Iowa's Field House was beloved 'dump'

Editor’s note: This is a continuing series of Eastern Iowa sports history “Time Machine” articles. Mark Dukes worked at The Gazette from 1973 to 1998, the last 14 years as sports editor.  Steel pillars obstructed the view of some fans. Temperature was difficult to control. The roof leaked on occasion. Locker room showers often dispensed only cold water. Despite its flaws, the Iowa...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
19 days ago

Montezuma's Shateah Wetering commits to Iowa women's basketball

IOWA CITY — Carver-Hawkeye Arena was nearly empty late Sunday afternoon after the University of Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Michigan. But Shateah Wetering lingered, along with her family. She had an announcement to make. A sophomore at Montezuma High School, Wetering revealed her oral commitment to the Hawkeyes on Sunday. “They were my first pick ever,” Wetering told...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
16 days ago

Iowa faces Maryland in battle of Big Ten women's basketball co-leaders

IOWA CITY — A business-and-pleasure women’s basketball trip is strictly business now. Mechanical issues with their airplane set the departure back a day for the Iowa Hawkeyes. They had planned to do some sightseeing, including the viewing of the national monuments in Washington, D.C., plus a VIP tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. It’s all basketball now...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
15 days ago

Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson entering NFL draft

Josh Jackson rose from backup last season to an All-American in 2017, and the Iowa cornerback is now headed to the NFL.The junior announced his decision on Instagram, thanking the coaching staff and fans for their support.“Growing up, it has always been my dream to play in the National Football League. I am excited for the next step and humbled by this great opportunity. I will always...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Wiegers leaves the Hawkeyes

Junior quarterback Tyler Wiegers announced Wednesday that he is transferring to Eastern Michigan. Wiegers pushed sophomore Nate Stanley for the starting job early this fall. Stanley settled in and should have a three-year run at the position. Wiegers graduated in December and will move on to Eastern as a graduate transfer. Wiegers is a Lake Orion, Mich., native and a graduate of...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
14 days ago

Freed Spencer Lee ready to wrestle for Iowa Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — The real question may not have been if but more when Spencer Lee would shed his redshirt. University of Iowa wrestling followers received their answer Wednesday. Lee and Iowa Coach Tom Brands confirmed that Lee will make his official debut when the seventh-ranked Hawkeyes host Michigan State for a Big Ten Conference dual Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Lee is expected...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
14 days ago

Iowa's Spencer Lee ready to step into starting lineup

IOWA CITY — Spencer Lee attended a University of Iowa home dual in junior high. The longtime Hawkeye fan was with his club coach, Jody Strittmatter, a two-time All-American and Big Ten champion for Iowa in 2000 and 2001. When Tony Ramos pinned his Penn State opponent and caused the Iowa crowd’s deafening roar that shook Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Lee began to imagine wrestling here...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
13 days ago

Iowa falls at Maryland in top-20 women’s basketball showdown

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — No. 13 Maryland proved an inhospitable host Thursday night, handing the 17th-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team an 80-64 defeat in Big Ten action at Xfinity Center. The Terrapins (14-2, 3-0 Big Ten) took control early on, storming out to a 31-17 lead after the first quarter. The Hawkeyes (14-2, 2-1) closed the gap to 11 at halftime, using an 8-0 run to start...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
13 days ago

Spencer Lee electrifies Carver-Hawkeye Arena with pin in Iowa varsity debut

IOWA CITY – Forty-six seconds. The highly-anticipated debut of freshman Spencer Lee that was promoted and publicized heavily during the week lasted less than a minute. None of the 8,486 fans in attendance sounded like they felt cheated by his brief appearance and a meet that was just as quick. The crowd erupted when Lee made short work of Rayvon Foley, recording a pin in 46 seconds...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
12 days ago

Hlas: With Spencer Lee and more, Hawkeyes may get big again

IOWA CITY — Rayvon Foley picked a bad night to weigh 125 pounds. The Michigan State wrestler came to Carver-Hawkeye Arena Friday night with an 18-3 record, but with 8,486 fans expecting and wanting to see him be the designated victim all the same. His 125-pound match against fellow true freshman Spencer Lee indeed was a squash, with Lee doing the squashing in his Carver-Hawkeye Arena...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
11 days ago
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