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Mar 20, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Iowa Hawkeyes wrestler Spencer Lee is introduced prior to the championship match of the 125 weight class against Arizona State Sun Devils wrestler Brandon Courtney during the finals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

‘Excuses are for wusses’: Spencer Lee wins third consecutive national title after year-long wait

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor March 21, 2021

Spencer Lee isn’t a fan of excuses. But if the Iowa wrestling program’s 125-pounder used one over the weekend, nobody could have blamed him. Eight days before Lee defeated Arizona State’s...

The Iowa varsity 8 crew looks to their supporters on the shore as they row back to the dock at the end of the first session of a womens rowing meet on Lake MacBride on Saturday April 13, 2019. Iowa won 3 out of 12 races with the varsity 8 crew winning both races for the day.

Iowa senior rower Hannah Greenlee ‘very flattered’ to have received Big Ten Medal of Honor

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter July 9, 2020

The Big Ten Medal of Honor is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards given to athletes in the conference. Out of the more than 9,800 student-athletes that compete for the conference’s 14 member...

Iowa linebackers Seth Benson (left) and Kristian Welch holds the trophy after the Holiday Bowl game between Iowa and USC at SDCCU Stadium on Friday, December 27, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Trojans 49-24.

Highlighting a stellar year for Hawkeye sports

Robert Read, Sports Editor March 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down both college and professional sports across the United States hit athletic programs at the University of Iowa particularly hard. The Big Ten will re-evaluate...

Iowas Megan Gustafson shoots over Nebraskas Ashtyn Veerbeek during the matchup at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Stellar defense helps Hawkeyes topple Huskers

Jordan Zuniga, Sports Reporter February 25, 2019

No. 12 Iowa (22-6, 13-4 Big Ten) rode two stingy defensive quarters to pick up a 74-58 win over Nebraska (13-15, 8-9 Big Ten) in Lincoln on Monday. The win equals Iowa’s conference win total from...


Pete Lee takes real life for a ride, one laugh at a time

Joshua Balicki, [email protected] April 18, 2018

Pete Lee is the kind of performer who prefers to keep his Midwestern accent front and center in his performances instead of trying to hide it. Lee will perform at the IMU at 10 p.m. today. It will...

A Keurig coffee machine is seen during a ribbon cutting event for the Hilton Garden Inn on Clinton Street on Thursday, Nov., 30, 2017. (File Photo/The Daily Iowan)

Lee: Everything’s a carcinogen, so stop worrying

April 4, 2018

There’s no point in stressing about what causes cancer because everything does. Don’t live in fear, life is too short. Ella Lee [email protected] After losing a loved one to breast cancer, my...

Mike Fiorille, business partner at Get Loaded, serves a customer at the gun store on June 30, 2016, in Grand Terrace, Calif. State lawmakers on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, gutted a measure that would have limited rifle purchases in the state. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Lee: Private companies rush in where Congress fears to tread

March 1, 2018

Companies disowning the NRA and ending firearm sales is likely as effective as any legislation this government would put in place. Ella Lee [email protected] The Parkland shooting has undoubtedly...

Lee: Yes, you are a math person

Lee: Yes, you are a math person

February 22, 2018

Thinking negatively about a subject will affect overall performance. Ella Lee [email protected] We’ve all been there. At some point in every student’s academic career, there is a subject that...

Marla Eveillard, 14, grieves with friends before the start of the community prayer vigil on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, one day after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 dead and 14 injured. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Lee: America’s school-shooting epidemic will not solve itself

February 15, 2018

The Second Amendment was written to protect America’s freedom, which is not in imminent danger. Ella Lee [email protected] In 2012, America was shaken to its core when a gunman attacked Sandy Hook...

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a rally against child poverty on April 9, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Lee: Passive activism cannot thrive alone

February 8, 2018

Successful activism is going to take more than a few shares on Facebook, retweets on Twitter, or likes on Instagram. Ella Lee [email protected] On Wednesday, 77-year-old House Minority Leader Nancy...

A turkey set for a Thanksgiving dinner is seen. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Lee: Choosing an attitude of gratitude

November 16, 2017

Giving thanks is important all times of year and can improve your way of life. By Ella Lee [email protected] It seems as though since last fall, the world has hardly gotten a break from strife. Among...

Boy Scouts recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the gym at Cedar Park Church in Bothell, Washington, which no longer wants to be part of the Boy Scouts. The troop, sponsored by Cedar Park Church is one of three churches in the Puget Sound area that has decided to part ways with the Boy Scouts over the policy change. (Marcus Yam/Seattle Times/MCT)

Lee: Boy Scouts of America will allow girls to join troops

October 17, 2017

The Boy Scouts are allowing girls to join, and that is a step in the right direction toward gender equality. Ella Lee [email protected] In February 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded with...

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