Iowa QB Tyler Wiegers transfers

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
January 03, 2018

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
January 02, 2018

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
January 01, 2018

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
December 29, 2017

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
December 30, 2017

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
December 29, 2017

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
December 29, 2017

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
December 28, 2017

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 and 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....
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 28, 2017

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
December 27, 2017

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
December 27, 2017

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
December 26, 2017

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
December 21, 2017

Improving Iowa faces toughest test in rival Oklahoma State

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s wrestling season opened with some questions and outsiders’ predictions of a rebuilding year. Hawkeyes Coach Tom Brands said the lineup could be different and stronger in the second half of the season. As Brands suggested, Iowa’s stock has risen after the infusion of two freshman starters and strong showings after scraping by in its conference opener. Seventh...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 13, 2018

‘Megan Show’ not enough for Iowa women's basketball in loss to Purdue

IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson “got everything she wanted,” according to Purdue Coach Sharon Versyp, posting a career-high in scoring. Purdue’s No. 10 ... well, she can play, too. Andreona Keys nearly tripled her season average, scoring 34 points and leading Purdue past 17th-ranked Iowa, 76-70, in a Big Ten women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It was...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 13, 2018

2018 Shrine Game: West practice (Monday-Tuesday)

The 93rd annual East-West Shrine Game is coming this Saturday, and the practice sessions are heating up. Many aspiring NFL prospects from schools all around the country are gathered in St. Petersburg, Florida to show what they can do to the assembled NFL scouts and media.Through the first two days of practices, here is what has stood out with the West roster. For the East, check...
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January 16, 2018  |  Discuss

Joe Wieskamp and North Linn Lynx shine in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — Joe Wieskamp played his first basketball game here since last February. Here’s the updated scouting report on him: He’s still really good. The 2018-19 Iowa Hawkeyes freshman-to-be and his Muscatine team with a 76-57 win over Iowa City High Saturday afternoon in the fourth game of a boys’ hoops sextuple-header at the U.S. Cellular Center. Wieskamp had 38 points despite...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 13, 2018

Who is to blame for Iowa basketball’s struggles?

Someone has got to be to blame for Iowa basketball’s lackluster performance. Iowa basketball has once again fallen short to start the season, currently posting an overall record of 10-9, and a Big 10 Conference record of just 1-5. While the Hawkeyes notched their first win in conference play on January 11th against Illinois, the Fighting Illini took the Hawkeyes into overtime, and...
January 17, 2018  |  Discuss

Iowa-Oklahoma State wrestling just needs a mat

IOWA CITY — Observations from an old wrestling writer standing on the Carver-Hawkeye Arena concourse: l The last time Oklahoma State’s wrestling team came to town, an NCAA-record 42,287 fans piled into Kinnick Stadium for the Grapple on the Gridiron on an unseasonably warm November day. On Sunday, 13,485 were nestled into CHA for a big-time production that included pyrotechnics,...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 14, 2018

Iowa basketball: Making the Grade, Big Ten Week 3

After three straight losses overall and five straight Big Ten losses to begin conference play, the Iowa men’s basketball team broke through for its first victory at Illinois — thanks to a second half in which the Hawkeyes found a solution, even if just for one night, to what was ailing them. Each week of the season, we’ll break down the Hawkeyes’ offensive and defensive performance...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 15, 2018

Kirk Ferentz adds Derrick Foster as 10th Iowa assistant

Derrick Foster spent the past two seasons as RBs coach at FCS Samford.
Via College Football Talk
January 23, 2018

Garza, Cook lead Iowa past Wisconsin 85-67

Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points with a career-high 16 rebounds, Tyler Cook added 17 points and Iowa walloped Wisconsin 85-67 on Tuesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak. Isaiah Moss scored 15 points for the Hawkeyes (11-11, 2-7 Big Ten), who won for just the second time in seven games and for the first time at home in league play. The difference for Iowa was that it...
Via AP on Yahoo
January 23, 2018

Biggest winners and losers from 2018 Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl can mean everything or nothing. For some, the week of practice and subsequent game in Mobile is a chance to burst onto the NFL Draft scene and make a name for themselves. For others, it’s just another event on the way to a first-round pick.In the grand scheme of things, it sits only behind the NFL Combine in terms of overall importance to what happens at the Draft...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa players auctioning gear worn in Ohio State upset win to raise money for Children’s Hospital

One of the biggest upsets of the 2017 college football season occurred when Iowa took down mighty Ohio State in early November. That loss was a huge reason why the Buckeyes were on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff.Now, two players who helped the Hawkeyes take down their big-school rival are auctioning off the gear they wore in that game to help raise money for...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bohannon, Cook lead Iowa past Minnesota 94-80

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Jordan Bohannon led six Hawkeyes in double figures with 20 points and Iowa rolled past Minnesota 94-80 on Tuesday night, its second straight home win.
Via AP on Yahoo
23 days ago
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