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CJ Fredrick, Jack Nunge expect to be ready for fall workouts

Iowa guard CJ Fredrick attempts to take the ball past Illinois  guard Trent Frazier 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 4, 2020

After Luka Garza announced Sunday that he was returning for his senior year as a Hawkeye, two other Iowa players provided updates on when they will be back on the court. CJ Fredrick and Jack Nunge are recovering from their respective surgeries, but both players said they expect to be ready to go wh...

Iowa’s Alex Schaake impresses at Pinnacle Bank Championship

Iowa sophomore Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

August 4, 2020

Before the start of the second Korn Ferry event of his career on July 30, Iowa redshirt senior Alex Schaake’s biggest goal was to make the two-round cut and advance to the weekend. Late in the afternoon on July 31 and after 17 holes of Schaake’s second round at the Pinnacle Bank Championship, he ne...

Professional basketball leagues using platforms to promote social justice

The Los Angeles Lakers, including LeBron James and Anthony Davis, wear Black Lives Matter shirts while kneeling during the national anthem prior to a game against the Los Angeles Clippers and head coach Doc Rivers, right, at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Friday, July 30, 2020.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

August 4, 2020

Social justice activism in professional sports has come a long way since Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem in 2016. After nationwide protests erupted this summer after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many professional athletes have joined in the fight for socia...

Iowa men’s basketball team preparing for season amid COVID-19 concerns

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery draws up plays during a timeout 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 3, 2020

The Iowa men’s basketball team paused voluntary workouts last week after two players tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27. During a video conference Sunday, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said that a total of three players have now tested positive. “So, we’re supporting them and recog...

Iowa, Illinois among teams set to compete for Big Ten men’s basketball title

Iowa guard Connor McCaffery drives past Illinois' Da'Monte Williams during a game on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. The Hawkeyes lost to the Fighting Illini, 76-78.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 3, 2020

Before Luka Garza announced Sunday that he was returning to Iowa for his senior season, two other big announcements were made out of Champaign, Illinois. Two of the best players in the Big Ten — the Illini’s Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn — are also withdrawing their names from the NBA D...

Iowa field hockey’s Freeman sisters excited to be back on the same team

Iowa midfielder Nikki Freeman air dibbles during a field hockey game between Iowa and Duke at Grant Field on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Blue Devils, 2-1 after two overtime periods.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

August 3, 2020

With the addition of Sammy Freeman, there’s now another sister duo on the Iowa field hockey team. Incoming freshman Sammy Freeman is joining her sister, senior midfielder Nikki Freeman, on the team this year. The duo will join Lokke and Sofie Stribos as sisters on the team together. Although they ...

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...

Productive season pivotal for Desmond King heading into contract year

Iowa defensive back Desmond King avoids a tackle from Florida wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood during the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on Monday, Jan. 2, 2016. The Gators defeated the Hawkeyes, 30-3.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2020

Desmond King is not a player Hawkeye fans will forget anytime soon. From 2013-16, the defensive back and returner played in 53 games and had 14 interceptions and 33 passes defended. His best season was in 2015 when he had eight interceptions and 13 passes defended, which helped the Hawkeyes make ...

Strategies could change due to MLB’s 2020 playoff expansion if regular season play continues

A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2020

With the arrival of a COVID-19 outbreak within the Miami Marlins organization just days after Major League Baseball began its season on July 23, it has been speculated that the league may have to stop all games if other teams see similar outbreaks. The league has taken steps to try to stop the o...

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...