The Daily Iowan

From the border

REBECCA MORIN

August 24, 2014

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More than 40 sets of eyes, including mine, stared out the old Greyhound Bus windows as the man outside stood waiting in the scorching late-May Texas heat. Beads of sweat rolled down his forehead as two Border Patrol agents...

OnIowa grows in fourth year

KAITLIN DEWULF

August 24, 2014

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An influx of transfer-student involvement and more participation from freshmen can be credited for the growth in OnIowa traditions this year, officials said. The University of Iowa incoming class of 2018 — made up of 4,650 new s...

Student ticket sales slump

CHRIS HIGGINS

August 24, 2014

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Even a chance at free tuition will not fill Kinnick Stadium with students this year. Ticket sales for Hawkeye football games have lagged over the past two years, so officials stepped in with an incentive program to solve the...

Convocation kicks off another year

CHRISTIAN HAHN

August 24, 2014

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Despite the heat, more than 1,000 students crowded into shaded areas of the Pentacrest for Convocation on Sunday. Students appeared in large crowds to hear from a number of speakers who welcomed them to the community and to the...

Convocation speaker aimed to encourage students

ALYSSA GUZMAN

August 24, 2014

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Omar Shaban’s Convocation submission was far more complicated than he expected. UI freshman Shaban relied on a friend to help him make the application video, but he was disappointed when he saw the final product. After...

Forbidden Planet to open in September

GRACE PATERAS

August 24, 2014

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From gutting a smoky shop to collecting classic arcade games, Forbidden Planet has been undergoing renovations before its Sept. 26 opening. Forbidden Planet, 111 S. Dubuque St., a new pizzeria and arcade, will replace the Tobacco...

2014 Football Position Previews: Running Backs

JACOB SHEYKO

August 24, 2014

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When Mark Weisman first lined up at running back for the Hawkeyes in 2012, it was out of necessity.  Because of a stretch of transfers, suspensions, and injuries, Iowa’s once most reliable position was in the hands ...

2014 Football Position Previews: Linebackers

CODY GOODWIN

August 24, 2014

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When Reggie Spearman stepped on the field for his first practice as a Hawkeye, he thought Quinton Alston was Iowa’s starting middle linebacker. Spearman said he saw Alston “flying around [and] making plays.” “I...

Hawks burn Flames 4-0

JORDAN HANSEN

August 24, 2014

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The Iowa soccer team struck first and didn’t look back as it scored four times against Illinois-Chicago on the way to its second-straight shutout and a 2-0 record for the season. Despite that, head coach Dave DiIanni was...

Big Ten Team Previews: Illinois

JACOB SHEYKO

August 24, 2014

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Whether Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman is on the hot seat could be debated. Heading into just his third season with the Fighting Illini, it may be too early for his job to be truly in jeopardy. Regardless of his seat’s...

Big Ten Team Previews: Indiana

CODY GOODWIN

August 24, 2014

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It’s been a series of baby steps for Kevin Wilson and the Indiana football team. In Wilson’s first year, 2011, the Hoosiers turned in an abysmal 1-11 record. But in his second year, the team took a step forward and...

Big Ten Team Previews: Purdue

CODY GOODWIN

August 24, 2014

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Purdue’s 2013 season was, to put it lightly, less than ideal. Head coach Darrell Hazell’s first year in West Lafayette ended with the team going 1-11 — including a 0-8 showing against Big Ten competition. The coach...