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Iowa’s Luka Garza denied Wooden Award as Dayton’s Obi Toppin takes home honor

Iowa’s Luka Garza denied Wooden Award as Dayton’s Obi Toppin takes home honor

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 7, 2020

On the same day he was named the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award winner for being the nation's best center, Iowa's Luka Garza was denied the John R. Wooden Award, which was given to Dayton's Obi Toppin. Toppin had previously been named the Naismith Trophy winner and the Associated Press' men's Playe...

Luka Garza named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year

Luka Garza named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 7, 2020

Iowa junior Luka Garza has been named the recipient of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Named after the three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its sixth year recognizes the t...

Iowa swimming and diving athletes react to season ending amid COVID-19

Iowa swimming and diving athletes react to season ending amid COVID-19

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

April 6, 2020

Senior Hannah Burvill’s stellar career as a Hawkeye was set up for what could’ve been a storybook ending. Burvill — who is arguably the most decorated women’s swimmer in school history — holds three individual school records, is top-three in Iowa history in three other solo races, and i...

Pat Lugo reflects on 2019-20 wrestling season, Hawkeye career

Pat Lugo reflects on 2019-20 wrestling season, Hawkeye career

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

After a long day of practice, a short walk is all that stands between Pat Lugo and the comforts of his apartment. On March 12, the short stroll from Carver-Hawkeye Arena proved to be agonizing. At practice, Lugo had learned that the NCAA was forced to cancel its 2020 Division I Wrestling Champ...

Hawkeye wrestling denied ending to dominant 2019-20 season

Hawkeye wrestling denied ending to dominant 2019-20 season

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 5, 2020

Iowa wrestling was back on top. Then, the season just ended. The 2019-20 season seemed to be the long-awaited year of redemption for Iowa wrestling’s faithful. For the first time since 2010, the Hawkeyes were poised to reclaim their throne atop collegiate wrestling. Unfortunately for Iowa ...

Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl to transfer

Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl to transfer

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 3, 2020

Iowa redshirt junior forward Cordell Pemsl announced on Friday that he has submitted his name in the NCAA transfer portal and will depart the Hawkeye basketball program. “I would like to thank my teammates, coaches, and fans for a memorable four years at the University of Iowa,” Pemsl said ...

Dayton’s Obi Toppin tops Luka Garza for Naismith Award

Dayton’s Obi Toppin tops Luka Garza for Naismith Award

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 3, 2020

Dayton's Obi Toppin has been named the 2019-20 Naismith Men's Player of the Year, earning the award over Iowa's Luka Garza. Toppin had already been named AP Player of the Year on March 24, taking 34 of the 64 votes. Garza finished in second for that award with 24 votes. With Toppin leading the w...

Goodson named DI Newcomer of the Year

Goodson named DI Newcomer of the Year

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

April 2, 2020

Tyler Goodson didn’t need a lot of time to prove he belonged in the Big Ten. In just the second game — and first Big Ten game — of his career, the true freshman ran for 53 yards on 10 carries. But that was only a small glimpse of what he could do. Two weeks later against Middle Tenne...

Iowa’s Kathleen Doyle named to Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America team

Iowa’s Kathleen Doyle named to Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America team

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

Iowa senior Kathleen Doyle has been named to the WBCA All-America team, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced Thursday. Doyle is one of 10 student-athletes to be named a WBCA All-American, becoming the fourth Hawkeye in program history to earn the honor. Kachine Alexander, Saman...

McCaffery earns DI Coach of the Year

McCaffery earns DI Coach of the Year

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

April 1, 2020

Perhaps no head coach in Big Ten men’s basketball did more with less this season than Iowa’s Fran McCaffery. That’s why McCaffery earned The Daily Iowan’s Coach of the Year. Despite suffering a 15-point loss to DePaul in the Hawkeyes’ third game of the season and contending with injuries ...

Luka Garza becomes first Iowa men’s basketball player to earn Wooden Award All-America recognition

Luka Garza becomes first Iowa men’s basketball player to earn Wooden Award All-America recognition

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

Luka Garza is the first Iowa men's basketball player to be named to the John Wooden Award All-America Team. The announcement was made on Wednesday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Joining Garza on the elite squad is Udoka Azubuike (Kansas), Devon Dotson (Kansas), Malachi Flynn (San Diego State...

Iowa football transitions to remote workouts

Iowa football transitions to remote workouts

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

April 1, 2020

Kirk Ferentz has his priorities set. That much was clear on his teleconference on Tuesday when he spoke to the media for the first time since spring football was moved. While the Hawkeye head coach would love to have football back as soon as possible, he understands the complications that ...