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Gov. Kim Reynolds gives Iowa high school summer sports permission to reopen June 1

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 20, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday that Iowa school-sponsored activities can reopen June 1, including high school baseball and softball. "I know many parents and youth athletes are all so eager to resume summer sports," Reynolds said. "High school athletics was the logical place to start the proce...

Iowa baseball student managers making the best out of uncertain time

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Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 10, 2020

Adam Schuck and Sam Bornstein, both University of Iowa seniors and student managers for the Iowa baseball team, are making the best of a bad situation. Baseball is shut down at every level in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The people working in baseball — more specifically, the people ent...

Iowa baseball looks for answers to questions surrounding seniors

Iowa catcher Austin Martin tags out  Milwaukee catcher Tyler Bordner during the baseball game against Milwaukee at Duane Banks Field on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers 5-4.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

May 7, 2020

There are a lot of unknowns in the Iowa baseball program’s future. When the NCAA canceled the rest of the college baseball season and later voted to give spring-sport seniors an extra year of eligibility, it sent baseball seniors on a roller coaster of emotions. While the extra year is wi...

Hawkeye baseball overcomes practice challenges

Iowa catcher Austin Martin watches the pitch during a baseball game between Iowa and Grand View at Duane Banks Field on March 3, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Vikings 15-2.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

May 6, 2020

When its season was canceled in March, a lot of things were unexpectedly throw at the Iowa baseball program. It was something that had never happened to the team before, so it had to figure out how to work around the fact its players wouldn’t have access to its facilities. That makes it di...

Multi-sport athlete Connor McCaffery waiting to get back to work

Iowa guard Connor McCaffery holds the ball on the sidelines o the court in the final 1.6 seconds of 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

April 16, 2020

As a multi-sport athlete who can be seen in the outfield for the Iowa baseball team after he finishes his season as a starter for the Hawkeye men’s basketball team, Connor McCaffery doesn't typically have much of an offseason. Typically. Now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s at home and l...

Spring-sport athletes to receive extra year of eligibility, winter-sport athletes denied

Players prepare to take the field during the baseball game against Nebraska at Duane Banks Field on Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Cornhuskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-2.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

March 30, 2020

It's been a tough and unprecedented time for student-athletes who compete at the Division I level. On Monday, some received some good news while others did not. The NCAA Division I Council approved a blanket waiver for all spring-sport athletes to receive an extra year of eligibility after...

Heller details Iowa baseball’s canceled season

Iowa head coach Rick Heller watches the game from third base during a baseball game between Iowa and Grand View on March 3, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Vikings 15-2. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

March 26, 2020

Thursday was supposed to be a joyous day for baseball fans across the country. March 26 marked Opening Day for Major League Baseball, the first action in nearly five months. Instead, Iowa baseball head coach Rick Heller held a teleconference with members of the media to discuss the cancellation of...

Hawkeye student-athletes react to season cancellations

Iowa's Ryan Kriener looks to pass the ball past Illinois forward Kipper Nichols 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.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

March 12, 2020

The NCAA and Big Ten's decision to cancel winter and spring sports for the remainder of the season has sent shock waves throughout the sports world. The student-athletes involved are at the center of it. Multiple Hawkeyes have tweeted their emotions since the decision, which the Big Ten annou...

Big Ten to conduct winter and spring sporting events without fans

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta dresses Faculty Senate members during a Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 29, 2019.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday evening that fans will not be granted entry to any of its remaining 2020 winter or spring events. Those granted access include student-athletes, coaches, credentialed media, and immediate family members of event participants. Sports affected inclu...

Iowa baseball flies past Kansas at Duane Banks Field

Iowa right handed pitcher Hunter Lee pitches during a baseball game between Iowa and Grand View at Duane Banks Field on March 3, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Vikings 15-2.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

March 10, 2020

A sure way to win a baseball game is to have reliable hitting and pitching. Against Kansas on Tuesday, the Hawkeyes did just that in an 8-0 victory. It started with some nice situational pitching on the mound from junior Hunter Lee, who is from Des Moines but was born in Overland Park, Kansas. He st...

Hawkeye baseball prepares for first double midweek

Iowa right handed pitcher Hunter Lee pitches during a baseball game between Iowa and Grand View at Duane Banks Field on March 3, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Vikings 15-2.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

March 9, 2020

Iowa has played dominant baseball at times this season, and a lot of it came just last weekend. The Hawkeyes downed Western Michigan, 10-0, in seven innings on March 6 thanks to the mercy rule, and they destroyed Georgetown 22-2 one day later. Iowa closed the weekend with a loss to Army, but i...