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Attorney for eight former Hawkeye football players responds to UI rejecting demands

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz watch the game during Iowa's game at Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons said in a statement Monday that the eight Black former Iowa football players that he represents remain determined despite the University of Iowa rejecting their demands for a $20 million payment and for head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, and A...

Nelson key to Detroit’s rushing success, Kittle dominates on Sunday Night Football in NFL Week 6

Detroit Lions offensive lineman Matt Nelson (67) stretches during their joint training camp practice with the New England Patriots at their team headquarters in Allen Park, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

In his time as a Hawkeye football player, Matt Nelson’s job was to attack quarterbacks and running backs. Now, in the NFL, he is tasked with protecting them. A mainstay on Iowa’s defensive line from 2015-18, Nelson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions following his c...

Iowa women’s soccer logging minutes via intrasquad scrimmage

Iowa defender Riley Whitaker navigates the field during a women's soccer match between Iowa and Western Michigan on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 2-0.

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter

October 19, 2020

After about six months off, the Iowa women’s soccer team has finally gotten to play some semi-competitive matches. The team first scrimmaged on Oct. 9, playing to a 0-0 draw as the team was split in two. Being out on the pitch in a competitive setting was exciting for everyone involved, as it...

Iowa players weigh in on golf’s distance debate

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

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 19, 2020

Ever since John Daly became the first PGA TOUR player to average a 300-yard carry with his driver back in 1997, length off the tee has been a topic of conversation in the world of golf. Although driving distance hasn’t steadily increased from year-to-year, the overall trend has been skyward. Following the 1...

Women’s swimmers amend Title IX complaint

Swimmers compete during the second session of the the 2020 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at the the HTRC on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

October 19, 2020

After their initial Title IX complaint was filed on Sept. 25, Iowa swimmers' Sage Ohlensehlen, Christian Kaufman, Alexa Puccini, and Kelsey Drake filed an amended version of the same complaint Oct. 16. The amendment expands the swimmers' initial Sept. 25 demands that called for the reinstatement of th...

Iowa, Gonzaga men’s basketball teams will officially compete Dec. 19 in Sioux Falls

Iowa center Luka Garza looks to Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery during the men's basketball game against Ohio State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 85-76.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

The Iowa men’s basketball team confirmed Monday morning that it will compete against Gonzaga on Dec. 19 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in one of the premier nonconference matchups of the 2020 season. A limited number of tickets will go on sale at a later date, according to a re...

UI athletics department reports COVID-19 testing update

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 19, 2020

The University of Iowa athletics department announced Monday that it conducted 660 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of Oct. 12-18 and received six positive tests and 654 negative tests. As part of Iowa's return to campus protocol, testing began May 29 and includes athletes, coaches, and staff. A tot...

Depth a strength for Iowa basketball

Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery laughs at a call 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.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

October 18, 2020

The Hawkeye men’s basketball team officially started practice on Wednesday, and with it, an unprecedented season for head coach Fran McCaffery. Throughout the offseason, McCaffery and his team dealt with the effects of COVID-19. McCaffery disclosed in a virtual Oct. 6 press conference that ...

Hawkeye baseball turns to intrasquad scrimmages

University of Iowa baseball player Jack Dreyer winds up to pitch during a game against Penn State University on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 8-4.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

October 18, 2020

The Hawkeyes are back at Duane Banks Field and have kicked off their annual Black and Gold World Series. The Iowa baseball team has been playing in intrasquad scrimmages twice a week since the middle of September in the absence of fall competition. “They are really important for a number of re...

Opinion | Week 1 is here, but challenges remain

Iowa players take the field during a football game between Iowa and Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The Wolverines celebrated homecoming and defeated the Hawkeyes, 10-3.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 18, 2020

This wasn’t a story I necessarily thought I was going to write this fall. When the Big Ten postponed fall sports on Aug. 11, I started planning for a spring (or winter?) football season. When Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said that the fall season wouldn’t be revisited, I assumed that ...

Kirk Ferentz responds to demand letter from former players

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz speaks at a press conference on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Pacha Family Club Room in Kinnick Stadium. Ferentz discussed the upcoming football season and the continuing actions that the team is working on toward strengthening inclusivity in the program. (Hannah Kinson/ The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 18, 2020

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz released a statement on Sunday in response to the demand letter sent to the University of Iowa on Oct. 5, which called for, among other things, his dismissal, and the dismissals of offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz and Athletics Department Gary Barta. "I am dis...

Eight former Iowa football players demand removal of Kirk and Brian Ferentz, Gary Barta

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz watches his players swarm the field before a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders 48-3.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 18, 2020

Eight Black former University of Iowa football players are demanding monetary compensation and the removal of head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, and Athletics Director Gary Barta, claiming they were subjected to intentional race discrimination by the coaching staff and administrat...