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Jun 23, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Keegan Murray (Iowa) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number four overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.

Former Iowa basketball player Keegan Murray discusses journey to NBA

Chris Werner, Summer Sports Editor June 26, 2022

Two days after the Sacramento Kings took former Iowa men’s basketball star Keegan Murray with the fourth pick in the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday, the Kings held Murray’s introductory press conference...

Iowa’s Deputy Director of Athletics, Senior Women’s Administrator, and Chief Operating Officer Barbara Burke poses for a portrait in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.

Barbara Burke, the Iowa deputy director of athletics, announces retirement

Chris Werner, Summer Sports Editor June 24, 2022

Barbara Burke, the Iowa deputy director of athletics, announced Friday that she plans to retire after her current contract expires in June of 2023.  Burke, who has been involved in college sports...

Iowa forward Keegan Murray dunks a ball during a men’s basketball game between No. 5 Iowa and No. 4 Rutgers in the Big Ten Basketball Tournament quarterfinals at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday, March 11, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights, 84-74. Murray finished with 26 points, becoming Iowa’s record holder for single-season scoring.

Kings General Manager Monte McNair speaks on drafting Keegan Murray

Chris Werner, Summer Sports Editor June 24, 2022

Roughly four hours after the Sacramento Kings took former Iowa men’s basketball star Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft Thursday night, Kings General Manager Monte McNair...

Iowa wide receiver Nico Ragaini hauls in a reception during a football game between Iowa and Colorado State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Rams 24-14.

Iowa wide receiver Nico Ragaini embracing expanded leadership role

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor June 23, 2022

Nico Ragaini has seen a number of veteran wide receivers leave the Iowa football program during his five-year tenure with the Hawkeyes. Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Brandon Smith left Iowa City for...

Iowa forward Keegan Murray dunks a ball during the 2022 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Championship between No. 5 Iowa and No. 3 Purdue at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Murray led the team in scoring with 19 points, getting awarded the Big Ten Tournament Most Valuable Player. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers, 75-66.

Former Iowa men’s basketball player Keegan Murray picked No. 4 overall by Sacramento Kings in 2022 NBA Draft

Chris Werner, Summer Sports Editor June 23, 2022

Former Iowa men’s basketball player Keegan Murray became Iowa’s highest NBA Draft pick in the modern era Thursday night. He was selected No. 4 overall by the Sacramento Kings.  Murray, who...

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery yells during the 2022 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Championship between No. 5 Iowa and No. 3 Purdue at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 13, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers, 75-66.

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery wins Daily Iowan Coach of the Year

Chris Werner, Summer Sports Editor June 23, 2022

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery is The Daily Iowan’s pick for Coach of the Year. In his 12th season at the helm, McCaffery led a squad many believed to be an NCAA Tournament bubble...

Iowa men’s basketball wins 2021-22 Daily Iowan Men’s Team of the Year

Iowa men’s basketball wins 2021-22 Daily Iowan Men’s Team of the Year

Casey Anderson, Sports Reporter June 23, 2022

In 2021-22, the Iowa men’s basketball team put together a historic season. While their run in March Madness was cut short, the Hawkeyes still managed a very successful season that included cutting...

Iowa forward Keegan Murray shoots a layup during a men’s basketball game between No. 5 Iowa and No. 9 Indiana in the Big Ten Basketball Tournament Semifinals at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers, 80-77. Murray led the team in scoring with 32 points, going 11-17 from the field. (Dimia Burrell/The Daily Iowan)

Opinion | Breaking down former Iowa basketball player Keegan Murray’s potential NBA Draft fits

Grant Hall, Sports Reporter June 22, 2022

Keegan Murray was one of the most dominant college basketball players in the nation last season, averaging 23.5 points per game while shooting 55.4 percent from the field. The 6-foot-8 Cedar Rapids...

Fans wave to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital during a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes, 30-7.

Kid Captains to help decide Hawkeye Wave song

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter June 22, 2022

When the University of Iowa received suggestions from fans regarding what new song should accompany the Hawkeye Wave, there was a regular response. “Let the kids decide.” The University announced...

Iowa forward Keegan Murray fights through traffic for a score during a men’s basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena between No. 25 Iowa and Michigan State on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Murray shot 10-of-15 for 28 points. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 86-60.

Former Iowa men’s basketball player Keegan Murray wins Daily Iowan Male Athlete of the Year

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter June 21, 2022

Earlier this month, The Daily Iowan sports staff voted to determine its 2021-22 best of the year awards. Among the titles up for grabs was “Male Athlete of the Year.” In this category, former Hawkeye...

Iowa outside hitter Addie VanderWeide hits the ball during a volleyball game between Iowa and Illinois at Xtreme Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. The Fighting Illini defeated the Hawkeyes with a score of 3-2.

Iowa volleyball planning to build on spring success in the summer

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter June 21, 2022

Though the Iowa volleyball team begins its regular season in August, the Hawkeyes plan on continuing their spring success into the summer. Under head coach Jim Barnes, whom Iowa hired in December,...

Iowa Hawkeyes midfielder Kellen Fife (11) during their exhibition at the Iowa Soccer Coplex in Iowa City, Iowa on Friday, April 15, 2022. (Shivansh Ahuja/hawkeyesports.com)

Iowa soccer freshman Kellen Fife to compete as outside forward

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter June 21, 2022

The Iowa soccer team recruited freshman Kellen Fife as an outside back but knew her versatility created the opportunity for a possible transition into the frontline. And that’s what happened. During...

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