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Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren sends letter to conference’s ADs addressing fall sports, training camps

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses reporters regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 31, 2020

According to a letter that was reportedly sent to Big Ten athletic directors Thursday by Commissioner Kevin Warren and Dr. Chris Kratochvil, the chair of the conference's Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, medical policies and COVID-19 testing procedures for the conference will be relea...

NCAA Division I Coordination Committee issues waiver on minimum contests

Fan watch during Iowa's match against Illinois State on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Red Birds 4-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 27, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee announced Monday that it has granted a blanket waiver that reduces the current legislated minimum number of contests that teams in fall sports other than football must play by 50 percent. The waiver is available for men’s and women’s cross...

Former Iowa prep and current professional runner Shelby Houlihan reflects on setting new American 5,000-meter record

Former Sioux City East High School prep Shelby Houlihan competes in an event. Houlihan broke her own American record in the 5k on July 10, 2020. Contributed by Cortney White.

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

July 21, 2020

Ten years ago, Shelby Houlihan was gearing up for her senior cross-country season at Sioux City East High School. This year, Houlihan is breaking U.S. records and training for her second Olympic Games. On July 10, Houlihan – a professional runner for the Bowerman Track Club and Arizona State...

Iowa men’s cross country recruiting class brings depth, talent to the team

The University of Iowa’s Spencer Smith attempts to pass Drake University’s Kevin Kelly during the Hawkeye Invitational on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Ashton Cross Country Course. The Hawkeyes prevailed over six other teams to win first place overall in the men’s and women’s races. Smith finished in 7th place with a time of 18:25.3, while Kelly placed 14th overall.

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

July 14, 2020

Iowa’s 2020 men’s cross-country freshman class features seven talented runners from Iowa, Illinois, and New York. Two are Cedar Rapids preps. The freshman class adds a range of talents from quarter-mile speed to national championship-level cross country performances. Dylan Dolezal Dolezal is an accomplished cro...

Year in review: The top contests of 2019-20 at each Iowa athletic facility

Fans storm the field during a football game between Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers, 23-19, ending Minnesota's undefeated season.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

July 13, 2020

After spring sports were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still uncertainty surrounding whether Iowa will be back in action in the fall. Before sports were canceled, it was a great year for Hawkeye sports. With the hiatus in live Iowa sporting events still ongoing, the DI lo...

Iowa women’s cross country team features strong, local incoming freshmen class

The University of Iowa womenÕs cross country team huddles up prior to the 4000 meter race during the Hawkeye Invitational on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Ashton Cross Country Course. The Hawkeyes prevailed over six other teams to win first place overall in the menÕs and womenÕs races. Iowa State University runner Abby Caldwell finished in first place with a time of 14:02.

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

July 7, 2020

The Iowa women’s cross-country team will boast many new, yet familiar, faces this fall. Of the eight incoming freshmen on the women’s team, seven attended high school in Iowa. The team will gain multiple Drake Relays and state track medalists, as well as a diverse range of talents. Amber Aesoph Aes...

Mylenek stays the course on his way to NCAAs

Iowa distance runner Nathan Mylenek leads the pack of the 1500-meter run at the Musco Twilight Invitational at the Cretzmeyer Track on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Mylenek won the race with a time 3:52:06. The Hawkeyes won 10 events during the meet. The Iowa women ranked first with 183 points, and the men ranked fifth 76 points.

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter

November 21, 2019

The first few weeks of cross country senior Nate Mylenek’s freshman year of college were some of the hardest of his life. He struggled to balance his academic and athletic pursuits. An engineering major at the time, a big decision needed to be made after a rough first go at exams. “My first round...

Cross country finishes on high note in Stillwater

Iowa’s Nathan Mylenek picks up speed as he approaches the finish line of the men’s 6k during the Hawkeye Invitational at Ashton Cross Country Course on Friday, September 6, 2019. Mylenek finishd second with a time of 18:16.0. The Hawkeyes defeated six other teams to finish first overall for both men’s and women’s races.

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

In what was his tenth-consecutive race leading the Hawkeyes at a meet, senior Nate Mylenek advanced to the NCAA Cross Country Championship for the second year in a row after finishing fifth in Friday’s NCAA Regional meet. After a congested start to the race, Mylenek launched himself into the top...

Cross country travels to Stillwater for NCAA Regionals

Iowa’s Nathan Mylenek picks up speed as he approaches the finish line of the men’s 6k during the Hawkeye Invitational at Ashton Cross Country Course on Friday, September 6, 2019. Mylenek finished second with a time of 18:16.0. The Hawkeyes defeated six other teams to finish first overall for both men’s and women’s races.

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter

November 14, 2019

For the Hawkeyes, NCAA Regionals in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is the team’s longest journey yet, and for several cross country seniors it will be their last meet of their careers. “I’m really excited to give it all I’ve got, just more motivation that it may be one of my last meets,” senior Daniel...

English tandem leads women’s swim/dive to success

UI swimmer Emelia Sansome competes during the triangle meet against Michigan State and UNI on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

November 6, 2019

Both freshman Millie Sansome and senior Hannah Burvill have been near the top of the leaderboard in almost all of their dual meet races so far this season, but that’s not all that the two Hawkeye standouts have in common. The swimmers grew up less than 30 miles from each other: Sansome from Marlow,...

Mylenek, Kralovetz, lead cross country at Big Ten Championships

Runners begin the 6000 meter race during the Hawkeye Invitational on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Ashton Cross Country Course. The Hawkeyes prevailed over six other teams to win first place overall in the menÕs and womenÕs races. Drake UniversityÕs Adam Fogg finished in first place with a time of 18:06.8.

Ben Payla, Sports Reporter

November 3, 2019

In a day of disappointment for the Iowa men’s cross country team, Nate Mylenek stood out once again. The accomplished senior added to his impressive career during Sunday’s meet, finishing 10th overall and earning second-team all-Big Ten honors. “Really excited and happy for Nate. He has matured...

Iowa cross country finishes off its season at Big Ten Championship

Iowa distance runner Nathan Mylenek leads the pack of the 1500-meter run at the Musco Twilight Invitational at the Cretzmeyer Track on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Mylenek won the race with a time 3:52:06. The Hawkeyes won 10 events during the meet. The Iowa women ranked first with 183 points, and the men ranked fifth 76 points.

Ben Payla, Sports Reporter

October 31, 2019

A season of hard work for the Iowa cross country team is reaching its final stretch as the Hawkeyes travel to Ohio State to race in the Big Ten Championship meet. “A sixth-place finish would be great,” senior Nate Mylenek said. “However, our goal is third, so as long as we are fighting for that...