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Iowa Athletics Department reports two more positive COVID-19 tests

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

June 15, 2020

The Iowa Athletics Department announced Monday that it had conducted 109 COVID-19 tests for the week of June 8-14 and received two positive tests. As part of the return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes student-athletes, coaches, and staff. A total of three positive tests and 3...

UI, Chris Doyle reach separation agreement

Iowa players walk out of the tunnel before a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

The University of Iowa announced Monday that it has reached a separation agreement with football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle. Doyle has been on administrative leave since June 6 after several former Iowa football players claimed there are racial disparities within the Hawkeye foo...

Iowa Freedom Riders visit City Councilor Pauline Taylor’s home

Iowa City citizens march through downtown as part of a protest on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Iowa City, along with several other major cities across the country, has been a center for protesting systemic racism and the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police.

Josie Fischels, Summer Editor

June 14, 2020

Protesters led by the Iowa Freedom Riders marched to a third Iowa City City Council member’s home Sunday night, seeking verbal commitment that each member will follow through on meeting their demands when the council reconvenes Tuesday.  The group marched to Mayor Bruce Teague and City Councilor John Thomas...

Jack Koerner posts update, says he’s ‘going to be okay’ after watercraft accident

Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner tackles USC tailback Vavae Malepeai during the Holiday Bowl game between Iowa and USC at SDCCU Stadium on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Trojans, 49-24.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 14, 2020

Iowa safety Jack Koerner, who was involved in a watercraft accident Friday night, Tweeted Sunday that he was "going to be okay." I want to thank everyone who has reached out, shown support and relayed prayers. I'm going to be okay and look forward to making as fast a recovery as possible. Plea...

Iowa City protesters march to City Councilor John Thomas’s home

John Thomas, a member of the Iowa City City Council, stands outside his home and in front of a crowd of protesters on Saturday, June 13. The crowd was participating in a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and congregated outside Thomas' house to ask what he is doing as a member of the city council to address their demands.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 13, 2020

Protesters made their way to Iowa City City Councilor John Thomas’s house on Saturday in their second night visiting city officials to demand changes to the city’s police department and other departments.  Protesters gathered on the Pentacrest at 7 p.m., and marching began around 8 p.m. The m...

Iowa safety Jack Koerner suffers serious injuries in watercraft accident

Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner flies over Penn State running back Devyn Ford during the Iowa football game against Penn State in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 17-12.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 13, 2020

Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner suffered serious injuries after being involved in a watercraft accident Friday night. The Iowa Athletic Department released a statement saying Koerner's injuries are non-life threatening. According to a police report, Koerner's watercraft collided with another on the Lake of the Okarks...

Iowa Freedom Riders march to Iowa City mayor’s home, demand action from City Council

A protester addresses Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague on Friday, June 12 outside the mayor's house in Iowa City. Protesters walked together and gathered in the neighborhood to demand more action done from the mayor and city council.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

June 12, 2020

Protesters led by the Iowa Freedom Riders made their way across Iowa City towards Mayor Bruce Teague’s house Friday evening, calling on Teague to implement the demands brought to the Iowa City City Council by the organization. The protest began on the Pentacrest and made its way across the w...

Hawkeyes begin voluntary workouts with two days of ‘powerful’ meetings

Iowa Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz speaks at a press conference at the Kenyon Football Practice Field on Friday, June 12th, 2020. Ferentz and along with players Ivory Kelly-Martin, Kaevon Merriweather, and Keith Duncan spoke to the press about political standings and solidarity in the current state of civil unrest. (Tate Hildyard/ The Daily Iowan)

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

June 12, 2020

The beginning of preseason workouts typically signifies a return to normalcy for Hawkeye football players. In 2020, this has been far from the case. Iowa’s football players were allowed to resume voluntary workouts at the Hansen Football Performance Center June 8. However, the Hawkeyes decid...

With social media ban lifted, Iowa football players are being heard

 Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Kaevon Merriweather speaks at a press conference at the Kenyon Football Practice Field on Friday, June 12th, 2020. Merriweather along with players Ivory Kelly-Martin, Keith Duncan and coach Kirk Ferentz, spoke to the press about political standings and solidarity in the current state of civil unrest. (Tate Hildyard/ The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 12, 2020

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz lifted the program’s longstanding ban on Twitter June 6 amid the conversations going on around the country surrounding the death of George Floyd and the allegations from former players of racial disparities within the program. It didn’t take long for players to speak up. ...

UI to maintain fall 2020 academic calendar

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

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

June 12, 2020

The University of Iowa will maintain the current fall 2020 academic calendar as other universities in Iowa and nationwide move to end the semester before Thanksgiving break.  The fall 2020 semester will begin on Aug. 24 and end on Dec. 18 as previously scheduled.  President Bruce Harreld ...

DeGowin Blood Center adapts to COVID-19 while running satellite drives

The Red Cross is seeking blood donations after the cancellation of blood drives created a shortage. Photo by Antonio via Flickr.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

June 11, 2020

As healthcare professionals continue to respond to the global spread of the coronavirus, hospitals are voicing concerns about another medical issue stemming from the pandemic — a shortage in blood supply. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is experiencing a shortage in blood, particularly Types...

Iowa kicker Keith Duncan named Walter Camp preseason All-American

Iowa kicker Keith Duncan makes a practice kick during a football game between Iowa and Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Hawkeyes retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy for the fifth consecutive year, downing the Cyclones, 18-17. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 11, 2020

Iowa kicker Keith Duncan has been named a Walter Camp preseason first-team All-American, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday. Duncan, who is entering his senior season, was a consensus first-team All-American in 2019, earning five first-team All-America selections and two s...