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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Iowa guard Gabbie Marshall hugs Iowa forward Jada Gyamfi during the NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The Gamecocks defeated the Hawkeyes, 87-75. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Kate Martin, Gabbie Marshall finish illustrious Iowa women’s basketball careers in national championship loss

Cooper Worth, Pregame Reporter April 7, 2024

CLEVELAND — A national championship may have eluded guards Gabbie Marshall and Kate Martin, but what they accomplished for the Iowa women’s basketball team while donning the black and gold will...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark looks across the court during a NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The Gamecocks defeated the Hawkeyes, 87-75.

Iowa women’s basketball’s Caitlin Clark reflects on college career after loss to South Carolina in national championship

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor April 7, 2024

CLEVELAND — Lisa Bluder and her staff had to "work hard" to get Caitlin Clark to Iowa. She was the No. 4 recruit in the country and had an opportunity to take her talents to big-name programs...

South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso goes for a layup during a NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, April 7, 2024. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa women’s basketball loses to undefeated South Carolina in NCAA Championship

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor April 7, 2024

CLEVELAND — The Iowa women's basketball team fell, 87-75, to South Carolina in the national championship on Sunday. The Gamecocks finished the season with a perfect 38-0 record. In Caitlin Clark's...

The Iowa women’s basketball team huddles up during a NCAA Tournament Final Four game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 UConn at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

Where to watch Iowa women’s basketball take on South Carolina in the national championship

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor April 6, 2024

CLEVELAND — Iowa women’s basketball is back in the national championship for the second straight year. This time around, it's against South Carolina, whom Iowa upset 77-73 in last year's Final...

Iowa forward Hannah Stuelke smiles during a day of press conferences and open practices ahead of a NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The Hawkeyes and the Gamecocks face off at 2:00 p.m. CT.

Iowa women’s basketball notebook | Hawkeyes excited for challenge against South Carolina in national championship

Cooper Worth, Pregame Reporter April 6, 2024

CLEVELAND — Iowa women’s basketball wants to send Caitlin Clark and a legendary senior class out with a national championship win against South Carolina on Sunday afternoon.  The Hawkeyes are...

Iowa women’s basketball practice drills during a day of press conferences and open practices ahead of a NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The Hawkeyes and the Gamecocks face off at 2:00 p.m. CT.

Iowa women’s basketball sets all-time viewership record in 71-69 victory over UConn

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

The Iowa women’s basketball team broke their own viewership record once again.  Friday night’s Final Four matchup between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 UConn was the most-watched men’s or women’s...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark reacts to an officials call during a NCAA Tournament Final Four game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 UConn at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 71-69.

Iowa women’s basketball’s senior class ‘cherishing every moment’ heading into final game

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor April 6, 2024

CLEVELAND — On Sunday, the Iowa women's basketball team will say goodbye to three starters who have given everything and more to the program. Caitlin Clark, Gabbie Marshall, and Kate Martin only...

South Carolina guard Raven Johnson shoots the ball during a day of press conferences and open practices ahead of a NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The Hawkeyes and the Gamecocks face off at 2:00 p.m. CT. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

South Carolina women’s basketball guard Raven Johnson looking to show growth in rematch against Iowa

Cooper Worth, Pregame Reporter April 6, 2024

CLEVELAND — After last year's Final Four game between Iowa and South Carolina, guard Raven Johnson was at the lowest point in her athletic career.   The Gamecocks' 59-game winning streak had...

South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso laughs during a day of press conferences and open practices ahead of a NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The Hawkeyes and the Gamecocks face off at 2:00 p.m. CT. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

South Carolina women’s basketball notebook | Gamecocks look to cap off undefeated season with third national title

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor April 6, 2024

CLEVELAND — Since Dawn Staley took over the helm at South Carolina in 2008, the Gamecocks have become a national powerhouse. South Carolina has made the NCAA Tournament the last 12 seasons, winning...

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