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Reynolds says schools will need to make up non-compliant online instruction hours

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

August 4, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said schools that do not comply with her guidelines to have at least 50 percent of instruction be in person will not have online-only days counted as instructional hours.  Schools that decide to begin the semester fully online, without permission from the Iowa Department...

Iowa Athletics Department reports latest COVID-19 testing results

Carver Hawkeye Arena is seen during a Women’s basketball game between Iowa and North Alabama on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Lions, 86-81.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 3, 2020

The Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it conducted 70 COVID-19 tests for the week of July 27 - August 2 and received five positive tests and 65 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes student-athletes, coaches, and staff. A tot...

University of Iowa students won’t be tested for COVID-19 before moving into residence halls

The Old Capitol is seen on Nov. 19, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

August 3, 2020

The University of Iowa will not test students in the residence halls for COVID-19 before they come onto campus, and students will be eligible for a test if they show symptoms or are asymptomatic but have had a known exposure to a positive case. In a campus-wide email on Monday, the UI offered d...

Former President Barack Obama endorses Rita Hart, other Iowa Democrats

Rita Hart, Democratic candidate for Iowa's Second Congressional District, speaks to supporters at Yotopia in Iowa City on Sunday.

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

August 3, 2020

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Rita Hart, the Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, along with other Democrats running in Iowa and other states on Monday through his social media.  I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathe...

Iowa facing high expectations following Luka Garza’s decision to return

Iowa forward Luka Garza is introduced during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Maryland at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 2, 2020

With Luka Garza officially back for his senior season, the Iowa men's basketball team is in a position that is unique for the program. The Hawkeyes head into the 2020-21 season, whatever it is going to look like amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as the favorites to win the Big Ten. A likely top-five team ...

Hawkeyes react to Luka Garza’s decision to return for senior season

Iowa center Luka Garza dunks the ball during a men’s basketball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Huskers at Carver-Hawkeye arena on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers 96-72.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 2, 2020

Luka Garza announced Sunday that he will withdraw his name from the 2020 NBA Draft and return to Iowa for his senior season. "My heart is in Iowa City," Garza said in a statement released after his announcement. "I love this place too much to leave it. I love my teammates, coaches, community, fans,...

Luka Garza returning for senior season at Iowa with championship goals in mind

Iowa center Luka Garza attempt to push past Illinois forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili during a men’s basketball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 72-65.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 2, 2020

Two minutes before the video conference where he was set to announce whether or not he was returning to Iowa for his senior season started, Luka Garza posted six words on his Instagram page that gave Hawkeye fans everything they wanted to know. "I'm back baby where the love?" The Big Ten P...

Luka Garza’s Sunday announcement time scheduled

Iowa center Luka Garza celebrates after crossing the 20-point threshold for his fourteenth straight game during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 1, 2020

Hawkeye fans can clear their Sunday afternoon schedules. According to a release from the Iowa athletics department, Luka Garza will announce on a video conference at 12:15 p.m. Sunday if he is returning to the Hawkeyes for his senior season. Plan [email protected]_55 will announce his future...

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren sends letter to conference’s ADs addressing fall sports, training camps

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses reporters regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 31, 2020

According to a letter that was reportedly sent to Big Ten athletic directors Thursday by Commissioner Kevin Warren and Dr. Chris Kratochvil, the chair of the conference's Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, medical policies and COVID-19 testing procedures for the conference will be relea...

Kirk Ferentz ‘surprised’ by allegations from Akrum Wadley, says some of his comments were ‘flat-out not true’

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz speaks at a press conference July 30. Ferentz discussed the findings of the external review of the Iowa football program.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

Kirk Ferentz has refrained from commenting on specific allegations made against the football program in recent weeks, but Thursday he addressed what former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley said earlier this summer. On June 29, Wadley called his time with the Iowa football program from 2013-17 a "li...

Rita Hart calls for overturning Citizens United in virtual rally

Democratic candidate Rita Hart speaks during a brunch fundraiser for Sen. Zach Wahls at the Walker Homestead on July 14, 2019.

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

July 30, 2020

Rita Hart called for an end to corporate money in politics in a virtual rally via Zoom on Thursday.  Hart, the Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, teamed up with End Citizens United President, Tiffany Muller to discuss her plan in tacklin...

Iowa AD Gary Barta: No additional personnel changes following review of Hawkeye football program

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta speaks at a press conference July 30.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said at a press conference Thursday that no additional personnel changes will be made to the Hawkeye football coaching staff following the investigation into allegations of racism and bullying within the program. Barta's announcement comes after the Kansas City ...