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Iowa athletics department under federal civil rights investigation

On Friday afternoon it was announced that the University of Iowa athletic department is under a wide-ranging civil rights investigation by the federal government. Most of the investigation centers around gender issues, including allegations that the department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes. Per the AP report: The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S....
Via The Comeback
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

For Lisa and Hannah Bluder, time marches on

IOWA CITY — In a profession that lends itself to scheduling conflicts, Lisa Bluder finally caught a break. Sort of. Thursday night was Senior Night at Solon High School, and eldest daughter Hannah was one of five players recognized. Meanwhile, 20 minutes away, the Ohio State Buckeyes awaited. “I got kind of lucky,” said Bluder, women’s basketball coach at the University...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
8 hours ago

Iowa’s lackluster start aggravates players

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Disappointment was prevalent from outside the Iowa locker room, but it wasn’t confined to just the final result Thursday night. No. 5 Iowa dropped an 85-78 setback to No. 22 Indiana before an electric and sold-out Assembly Hall. But more than just slipping into a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten standings, there was one aspect of the game that...

Defense plagues Iowa women in loss to No. 6 Ohio State

IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder and the Iowa women’s basketball team knew what was coming in No. 6 Ohio State. The Hawkeyes knew the Buckeyes brought with them a fast and efficient offense, and any hopes of an upset would be to at least slow them down, while keeping pace on offense. Iowa got off on the foot they wanted, but a 10-0 run to end the first quarter, then a third quarter in...

Iowa wrestling heads to Montana State Northern

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa is heading to Big Sky country.The rare road trip is a chance to display the Hawkeyes’ talent to a group of fans in a different part of the country, highlighting college wrestling at the same time.“We look to get out and promote,” Iowa Coach Tom Brands said during the program’s weekly media gathering Tuesday. “We haven’t been out west.”The...

Heller, Iowa baseball focused on sustaining success

IOWA CITY — When a program sees success — especially that which it hasn’t in decades — oftentimes sustaining that success is far more difficult than attaining it once.Such is the task ahead of Rick Heller and the Iowa baseball team, which went 41-18 last season, marking the first 40-win season since 1985. A second-place finish in the Big Ten, a top-20 national ranking, the...

Texas A&M, Providence, and SMU: February tales as old as time

Remember the 2014 Iowa Hawkeyes? They merit a place in a discussion of the current college basketball season, and more specifically, what transpired on a wild Wednesday night. Other teams have done what 2014 Iowa did. Consider the 2011 Villanova Wildcats as another example. If you look through the record books, you’ll find yet more teams in the same boat. What is this boat? Well...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Basketball: Taking care of business

No. 4 Iowa took care of the ball and took care of business Sunday afternoon against Illinois. Younger fans will no longer hear stories of Hawkeye success from long-ago, as Iowa basketball now sits atop the Big Ten conference at 10-1. The Hawkeyes have outrebounded their last three opponents and have been excelling at offensive rebounds in particular. Iowa scored 26 second-chance...
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Iowa big man Adam Woodbury silences critics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa's Adam Woodbury is often viewed as the blue-chip recruit who never lived up to expectations. Those who have watched Woodbury closely in 2015-16 might argue that he's developed into one of the more underrated players in the Big Ten. The 7-foot-1 senior is among a handful of Hawkeyes who have helped push the program near the top of the rankings. Woodbury...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Jok nets 23 points to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Just over three minutes into the second half, Iowa's Peter Jok stole the ball from Illinois guard Khalid Lewis and glided to the other end of the court for a two-handed dunk.It was part of a 5-minute span after halftime in which the junior scored seven of the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes' points, pushing their lead to 15 and delivering a blow the Illini wouldn't recover...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jok scores 23 to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois, 77-65

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Peter Jok scored 23 points and Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois 77-65 on Sunday. Jok took over early in the second half, scoring seven of the first 10 points for Hawkeyes (19-4, 10-1 Big Ten) and led them to a 48-36 lead with 16:48 to play. Iowa would push the lead to as many as 20 points midway through the half...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Iowa Senate bill demands apology from Stanford for band’s Rose Bowl lampoon

The Stanford band pisses people off. Their performance at this year’s Rose Bowl was no different. With the Cardinal up 35-0, the band added insult to injury for the thousands of Iowa fans at the game and watching at home. In what is best described as a tongue-in-cheek tribute, the band made Hawkeye fans unreasonably angry. Stanford Band Halftime Checklist...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa signs intriguing 2016 class after Rose Bowl run

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz built his program on finding unheralded players with versatility, strong leadership skills and plenty of room to develop. The Hawkeyes brought in another recruiting class Wednesday that looks like a classic Ferentz haul. Iowa signed 24 players who all seem to have a similar profile. Nearly all of them are considered three-star recruits...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn St.-Iowa Preview

Iowa got back on track after a loss to a fellow Big Ten contender by easily handling one of the weaker teams in the conference. It needs to stay focused against another one its next time out. The No. 5 Hawkeyes have won 14 in a row at home and 10 straight there over Penn State, and they'll be looking for a bit of revenge Wednesday night against a struggling Nittany Lions squad...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Golfer, Iowa Fan Zach Johnson Is “Fed Up” With Jim Harbaugh

This afternoon, Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance three-star offensive lineman Alaric Jackson was supposed to announce his college choice, and he appeared set to pick the Hawkeyes. However, Michigan swooped in with a late offer, and Jackson announced he was pushing back his decision.  Due to some difficulties going on in this process of recruiting I will be postponing my commitment to...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blame it On the Ball? Iowa Hints That Under Armour Game Ball Could Have Contributed to Loss Against Maryland

Eighth-ranked Maryland scored a huge conference win against third-ranked Iowa last night, as the Terps topped the Hawkeyes 74-68. After the game, a couple of Iowa players hinted that the game ball might have had something to do with their poor offensive performance. As you might know, Maryland athletes use Under Armour uniforms and gear—in large part because Kevin Plank, the...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 8 Maryland tops No. 3 Iowa, 74-68, and hasn’t lost at home in 422 days

An ugly win is still a win, especially when the eighth-ranked Maryland Terrapins were hosting the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten game with enormous seeding implications, in both the upcoming conference tournament and, with bigger goals in mind for both teams at this point in the season, the NCAA tournament. “It wasn’t always pretty, but we played hard and we competed...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Iowa’s ‘endorsement’ of Donald Trump could be an NCAA violation

On Tuesday, members of the Iowa Hawkeyes football and wrestling teams attended a Donald Trump presidential rally. At the rally, Trump was presented with an Iowa football jersey, which made for a really cool moment if you are in support of the republican hopeful. He talked about how the athletes were actually “endorsing” him for his presidential candidacy. This could end up being...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa athletes' 'endorsement' of Trump an NCAA violation?

On Tuesday night, members of the Iowa football and wrestling teams presented Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with a Hawkeyes jersey. During the event, after inviting members of the team to the stage, Trump stated that they endorsed him. Obviously, that could just be bluster on Trump’s part, but Iowa athletes’ presence on the campaign trail could be an NCAA violation...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Hit The Dab In Iowa State’s Locker Room After Win Over Kansas

It’s a good time to be a college basketball fan in Iowa. The Iowa Hawkeyes are No. 3 in the AP Poll and No. 4 in the Coaches’ Poll, and Iowa State may be back on the rise after a big home win on Monday night against Kansas. After the game, governor Terry Branstad made his way to the Cyclones locker room. There, he was convinced to hit “the dab,” which is still a dance that...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa fight song has been on repeat in building for 6 months

If you’re an Iowa fan, you likely enjoy the team’s fight song. But would you listen to it on repeat 500 times per night for six straight months? Apparently, that’s what some Niagara Falls residents have been going through recently. According to a report by the Niagara Gazette, a vacant building, between 4 PM and 11 PM every night for the past six months, has been playing...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Land Top Defensive End of 2017

One of the benefits of having an unexpected fantastic season in college football is the sudden national respect you gain as a program. The Iowa Hawkeyes finished the 2015 season 12-2 (and won their first 12 games) with an appearance in the Rose Bowl against Stanford. They finished the season ranked ninth after spending most of it in the top five. Their fantastic season has put the...
Via Gamedayr
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford band trolls Iowa with 'Farmers Only' halftime show

The Rose Bowl started off with a bang thanks to Heisman Trophy finalist and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey’s electrifying 75-yard touchdown catch. But the rout was on by halftime, as the Cardinal had built a 35-point lead over the Iowa Hawkeyes — much to Carly Fiorina’s dismay. Things only got worse for Hawkeyes fans during the break, although this time Stanford’s...
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford obliterates Iowa from start to finish in the Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl likes its own time slot, but even its committee had to be wishing it could move the Sugar Bowl up in starting time just to have something interesting to watch. Stanford dismantled Iowa from the very beginning (literally, a 75-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey on the first play of the game) to end, which arrived sometime in the second quarter, one that saw...
Via The Comeback
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Arnold gives epic speech to Iowa fans during Rose Bowl

    Things aren’t going great for Iowa at the Rose Bowl, but the Hawkeyes fans who made the trip to Pasadena will at least fondly remember Tom Arnold’s appearance on Friday. The actor and comedian, who attended Iowa, was interviewed on the stadium big screen during a timeout, and, well, it didn’t matter that his team was down 35-0 before halftime. Tom Arnold is pumped...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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