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Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands watches a during Iowa's dual meet against Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

Iowa athletics announces contract extensions for nine coaches

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 26, 2021

Iowa athletics extended nine Hawkeye head coaches, the department announced Monday. A number of assistant coaches in several sports also received contract extensions. “It is with great pleasure...

Hawkeyes celebrate their first point during a field hockey game between Iowa and Michigan at Grant Field on Saturday, March 15, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolverines, 2-1, in a shootout.

Former Hawkeye Jess Barnett joins Iowa field hockey coaching staff

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 23, 2021

Iowa field hockey added former Hawkeye Jess Barnett as an assistant coach, the athletic department announced Friday. Barnett played at Iowa from 2009-12, garnering two National Field Hockey Coaches...

Iowa forward Leah Zellner brings the ball into play during the fourth quarter of the Big Ten field hockey tournament semifinals against No. 1 Michigan on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Grant Field. With five minutes left of the game, Iowa pulled their goalkeeper to replace the position with another player on offense. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Wolverines, 0-2. Michigan will go on to play against No. 7 Ohio State in the championships on Saturday.

Hawkeye non-revenue sport athletes struggle during first weeks of NIL

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter July 20, 2021

Many Hawkeyes have profited off their name, image, and likeness by selling merchandise, signing autographs, and signing endorsement deals since the NCAA started allowing such behavior at the start...

Iowa Forward Maddy Murphy walks the ball to the corner before a penalty corner during a field hockey game between Iowa and Michigan State at Grant Field on Friday, March 26, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans 5-0.

Iowa field hockey announces 2021 fall schedule

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter July 12, 2021

After a 2020-21 spring campaign that saw Iowa field hockey reach the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, the Hawkeyes face a quick turnaround for the upcoming fall 2021 season. Iowa played a condensed,...

Iowa midfielder Ellie Holley gives a heart to the fans before the Big Ten field hockey tournament quarterfinals against No. 4 Maryland on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Grant Field. Holley scored Iowa's first goal of the game at four minutes into the first quarter with an assist from forwards Leah Zellner and Maddy Murphy. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 3-0. No. 5 Iowa will go on to play No. 1 Michigan tomorrow afternoon.

Around the Big Ten: field hockey

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter July 11, 2021

After an unconventional 2020-21 spring season, field hockey programs around the Big Ten will play a typical 2021-22 fall season starting in August. The 2021 NCAA championships only allowed three...

Penn State midfielder, Sam Coffey, kicks the ball during a corner kick during the Iowa women’s soccer match v. Penn State at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 1-0.

Fall sports adjust to quick turnaround after postponed 2021 spring seasons

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter June 29, 2021

The 2020-21 season was unusual for all college student-athletes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was fall sports that saw a drastic change to their schedule. After the Big Ten announced...

Hawkeyes celebrate their first point during a field hockey game between Iowa and Michigan at Grant Field on Saturday, March 15, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolverines, 2-1, in a shootout.

The Daily Iowan names Iowa field hockey 2020-21 Women’s Team of the Year

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter June 23, 2021

After an unconventional 2020-21 spring season and a trip to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, Iowa field hockey is The Daily Iowan’s 2020-21 Women’s Team of the Year. Iowa field hockey...

Iowa midfielder Ellie Holley waits for the ball during a field hockey game against Maryland on Sunday, April 4, 2021. “[We] kind of took it as an opportunity,” Holley said. “We took the fall as yeah our season was canceled, but we had seven freshmen and in season it can be really hard to bond because you're just so busy. And having the four or five months to actually get to know the freshmen, going into a spring season we’re such a unit now that it's, we’re not, you know, wasting time with the ‘Oh, hi. Where'd you like the ball? What's your name?’ Like we all know each other so well. I think that's really helped us flourish.”

Iowa field hockey returns entire roster for 2021-22 season

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter June 22, 2021

The Iowa field hockey team made a run to the Final Four of the Division I NCAA Field Hockey Tournament in an unconventional 2020-21 spring season and will have their veteran Hawkeyes from that accomplished...

Iowa players huddle before the field hockey game between Iowa and Michigan at Grant Field on Saturday, March 15, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolverines, 2-1, in a shootout.

Iowa field hockey’s run ends in the NCAA Final Four

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter May 7, 2021

The No. 4 Iowa field hockey team could not come back from an early deficit against No. 1 North Carolina, as the Tar Heels beat the Hawkeyes, 3-0, in the NCAA Final Four on Friday in Chapel Hill, North...

Iowa defender Anthe Nijziel sweeps the ball during the Big Ten field hockey tournament semifinals against No. 1 Michigan on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Wolverines, 0-2. Michigan will go on to play against No. 7 Ohio State in the championships on Saturday.

Iowa field hockey eyes first national championship appearance since 1992

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter May 6, 2021

The NCAA Division I Field Hockey tournament is down to just four teams, and Iowa is one of the last four standing for the first since 2008. For the Hawkeyes, it’s another box checked off their...

Iowa forward Ciara Smith watches for the ball during the fourth quarter of a field hockey game against Maryland on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Terrapins, 1-0. With two minutes left in the game, Iowa took their goalkeeper off the field in favor of adding another player on offense.

Iowa field hockey’s Ciara Smith continues to thrive in the postseason

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter May 5, 2021

Some players do not like the pressure of big games and the postseason, but Iowa field hockey forward Ciara Smith is quite the opposite. The junior from Virginia impressed in Sunday’s NCAA Elite...

Iowa midfielder Ellie Holley waits for the ball during a field hockey game against Maryland on Sunday, April 4, 2021. “[We] kind of took it as an opportunity,” Holley said. “We took the fall as yeah our season was canceled, but we had seven freshmen and in season it can be really hard to bond because you're just so busy. And having the four or five months to actually get to know the freshmen, going into a spring season we’re such a unit now that it's, we’re not, you know, wasting time with the ‘Oh, hi. Where'd you like the ball? What's your name?’ Like we all know each other so well. I think that's really helped us flourish.”

Iowa field hockey reignites national championship chase

Hannah Kinson, Photo Editor May 5, 2021

Coming off a Big Ten Tournament win in 2019, the Iowa field hockey team was forced to delay nearly an entire year of progress during 2020. The limitations of the pandemic interrupted training, team...

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