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Attorney for eight former Hawkeye football players responds to UI rejecting demands

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz watch the game during Iowa's game at Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons said in a statement Monday that the eight Black former Iowa football players that he represents remain determined despite the University of Iowa rejecting their demands for a $20 million payment and for head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, and A...

Women’s swimmers amend Title IX complaint

Swimmers compete during the second session of the the 2020 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at the the HTRC on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

October 19, 2020

After their initial Title IX complaint was filed on Sept. 25, Iowa swimmers' Sage Ohlensehlen, Christian Kaufman, Alexa Puccini, and Kelsey Drake filed an amended version of the same complaint Oct. 16. The amendment expands the swimmers' initial Sept. 25 demands that called for the reinstatement of th...

Iowa, Gonzaga men’s basketball teams will officially compete Dec. 19 in Sioux Falls

Iowa center Luka Garza looks to Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery during the men's basketball game against Ohio State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 85-76.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

The Iowa men’s basketball team confirmed Monday morning that it will compete against Gonzaga on Dec. 19 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in one of the premier nonconference matchups of the 2020 season. A limited number of tickets will go on sale at a later date, according to a re...

UI athletics department reports COVID-19 testing update

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

The University of Iowa athletics department announced Monday that it conducted 660 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of Oct. 12-18 and received six positive tests and 654 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes athletes, coaches, and staff. A tot...

Kirk Ferentz responds to demand letter from former players

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz speaks at a press conference on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Pacha Family Club Room in Kinnick Stadium. Ferentz discussed the upcoming football season and the continuing actions that the team is working on toward strengthening inclusivity in the program. (Hannah Kinson/ The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 18, 2020

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz released a statement on Sunday in response to the demand letter sent to the University of Iowa on Oct. 5, which called for, among other things, his dismissal, and the dismissals of offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz and Athletics Department Gary Barta. "I am dis...

Eight former Iowa football players demand removal of Kirk and Brian Ferentz, Gary Barta

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz watches his players swarm the field before a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders 48-3.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 18, 2020

Eight Black former University of Iowa football players are demanding monetary compensation and the removal of head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, and Athletics Director Gary Barta, claiming they were subjected to intentional race discrimination by the coaching staff and administrat...

Bacon, Hamilton lead Iowa City High to first round playoff win

City High quarterback Raph Hamilton runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first varsity football playoff game between City High and Ottumwa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The Little Hawks defeated the Bulldogs with a score 41-16. At the beginning of the game, announcers told the crowd to wear masks and practice social distancing. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

October 16, 2020

A narrow defeat to rival Iowa City Liberty last week could have carried over into the playoffs for Iowa City High, but it didn't In their first-round Class 4A playoff game against the winless Ottumwa Bulldogs, the Little Hawks' running game led to a 41-16 victory. “We had a very good week,...

University of Iowa revises its face covering policy, reports new COVID-19 cases

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Rachel Schilke, News Editor

October 16, 2020

The University of Iowa will no longer allow face shields and gaiters to be worn without masks as appropriate face coverings, effective Oct. 23. In a campus-wide update on Friday, the UI said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions the effectiveness of gaiters and face shields is unknown at this time, so the university is updating its face covering requirements to l...

Hawkeye Wrestling Club to allow fans at Showdown Open

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli celebrates after defeating Northwestern's  Shayne Oster during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Marinelli won by fall in 2:41.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

October 16, 2020

The Hawkeye Wrestling Club announced Friday morning that a limited number of tickets to its Showdown Open event at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, will be made available for purchase on Oct. 21. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at Xtream Arena's website. When the event was initi...

Iowa voters say they’re voting for Trump because of his ‘American standard of living’

The crowd is seen during a Trump campaign rally on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at the Des Moines International Airport. Thousands of people showed up to hear President Donald Trump speak about his campaign and support Iowa republicans for the upcoming election.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

October 15, 2020

Several thousand Iowans filled a tarmac at the Des Moines International airport Wednesday night to greet President Trump, and many said they plan to vote for Trump on Nov. 3, despite his rhetoric many consider to be racist.   Many people The Daily Iowan spoke to said that while they don’t part...

University of Iowa ends search for associate VP for diversity, equity, and inclusion after candidates withdraw

University of Iowa Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Liz Tovar, poses for a portrait on Oct. 7.

Sarah Watson and Rachel Schilke

October 15, 2020

The University of Iowa ended its search for the next associate vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion after candidates for the position announced they would withdraw “in the wake of President Bruce Harreld’s retirement announcement,” UI officials said in a campus update Thursday. ...

Coronavirus concerns low at Trump’s Des Moines rally

Attendees hold signs on the bleachers during a Trump campaign rally on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at the Des Moines International Airport. Thousands of people showed up to hear President Donald Trump speak about his campaign and support Iowa republicans for the upcoming election.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor

October 15, 2020

The risk of coronavirus spread was not a chief concern of Trump supporters at the president’s rally in Des Moines Wednesday, which has drawn criticism from political opponents and public-health experts for lax safety precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. “We know the risks, and we exercise our right to...