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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...

NCAA postseason events, Big Ten events canceled

Fans leave the game after the men's basketball game against Western Carolina at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Catamounts 78-60.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 is a day sports fans will not soon forget. The sports world seemed to stop spinning Thursday afternoon as NCAA announced that it would not conduct any of its postseason championships, including the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments. The Big Ten Conference then...

Big Ten cancels men’s basketball tournament

Iowa center Luka Garza walks off the court after a men's basketball game between Iowa and Purdue at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Boilermakers, 77-68.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

March 12, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — The remainder of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, the conference announced Thursday morning. "The Big Ten Conference will use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next ...

Iowa men’s basketball ‘locked in’ for Big Ten Tournament

Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp prepares to make a free throw 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

March 11, 2020

The regular season for the Iowa men’s basketball team is over. Now, the postseason awaits. The fifth-seeded Hawkeyes play Minnesota Thursday following the Michigan-Rutgers game that starts at noon. The winner moves on to play fourth-seeded Illinois. To win the Big Ten Tournament, Iowa will nee...

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...

2020 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament to be played without fans

Iowa center Luka Garza prepares to make a free throw during a game on March 8 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The 2020 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will be played in an empty Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, as more sporting events begin barring fans to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The conference announced that it would allow fans to enter the arena for Wednesday's match...

NCAA bars fans from its postseason events

A basketball is seen on the court during a game between Iowa and Wisconsin on Jan. 27 at Carver Hawkeye Arena.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

This March, the madness will be silent. NCAA President Mark Emmert announced that the organization will conduct its postseason championships in empty arenas amid rising concerns over the spread of COVID-19. “I have made the decision to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the D...

Champions again: Hawkeyes win first outright Big Ten title since 2010

Iowa's 125-pound Spencer Lee grapples with Purdue's  Devin Schroder during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Lee won by major decision 16-2, securing the 125-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Iowa wrestling is back on top of the Big Ten. For the first time since 2010, the Hawkeyes won an outright team title at the Big Ten Championships. Iowa won a share of the title in 2015. This is the 36th Big Ten team title in Iowa history. At the end of competition, Iowa ...

Lee, Lugo take different paths to first Big Ten titles

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli, 125-pound Spencer Lee, and 149-pound Pat Lugo smile for a photo after all three won their respective championships  during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, N.J., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Spencer Lee had done a lot of things in his career, including winning two national championships, but he had not won a Big Ten title coming into this year’s conference tournament. He quickly took care of that. Lee bulldozed through his three matches at the 2020 Big Ten...

Marinelli doesn’t disappoint in latest dual with Joseph

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli grapples with Penn State's  Vincenzo Joseph during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, N.J. on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Marinelli won by decision 3-2, securing the 165-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Alex Marinelli versus Vincenzo Joseph never disappoints. It certainly didn’t at the 2020 Big Ten Championships. Marinelli secured a takedown with 15 seconds remaining in the third period to take the lead and secure his second consecutive Big Ten title. It is also the second ...

Marinelli repeats as Big Ten Champion

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli grapples with Northwestern's  Shayne Oster during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Marinelli won by fall in 2:41. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - After securing a takedown in the final 15 seconds of the third period to take the lead, Alex Marinelli is a two-time Big Ten Champion. The match between Marinelli and Penn State's Vincenzo Joseph was tied at 1-1 for most of the bout, until Marinelli got his takedown. Joseph follo...