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Iowa coaches express concerns during COVID-19

Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder calls a formation during a women's basketball match between Iowa and Indiana at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers, 91-85, in double overtime.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

October 11, 2020

After an abrupt end to many seasons in March because of COVID-19, Iowa teams are back to practice. Both athletes and coaches put their health at risk to play the game they love coming back to practices. Despite stringent protocols, including weekly testing and mandatory mask wearing, 237 stude...

Field hockey adjusting training regimen for Feb. 12 start date

Iowa midfielder Ellie Holley runs after the ball during a field hockey game between Iowa and Duke at Grant Field on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Blue Devils, 2-1 after two overtime periods.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

October 4, 2020

Fall sports were postponed by the Big Ten Conference on Aug. 11 because of COVID-19. The NCAA announced on Sept. 23 that field hockey will have a spring start date of Feb. 12. Given that, the Hawkeyes will need to adapt to playing in the spring instead of the fall by changing their training regim...

NCAA Division I Board of Directors announces dates for fall sports in spring

Iowa setter Brie Orr celebrates a point during the Iowa volleyball game against Indiana at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers 3-1.

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors decided when NCAA Division I fall championships and sports will take place in the spring Tuesday. This decision impacts men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, FCS football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s water...

Iowa field hockey taking different approach to recruiting during COVID-19 pandemic

Iowa midfielder Ellie Holley runs after the ball during a field hockey game between Iowa and Duke at Grant Field on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Blue Devils, 2-1 after two overtime periods.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

September 9, 2020

The Iowa field hockey team takes a person-first approach to recruiting athletes; not only does the squad want a high-value player, it wants a high-value person. “We take the approach of recruiting the people first and the athlete second,” assistant coach Michael Boal said. “We are defin...

Iowa field hockey boasts six international players for 2020-21 season

Iowa midfielder Ellie Holley runs after the ball during a field hockey game between Iowa and Duke at Grant Field on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Blue Devils, 2-1 after two overtime periods.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

September 7, 2020

Even without the game being played at most levels in the state of Iowa, the Hawkeye field hockey team always seems to put together a competitive roster. Iowa field hockey boasts six international players on the 2020-21 roster — Esme Gibson from Worcestershire, England, Ellie Holley from Brist...

Iowa field hockey’s McGuire ready to make an impact

Iowa goalkeeper Grace McGuire blocks a shot on goal during the Iowa field hockey match against Rutgers on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes beat the Scarlet Knights 2-1.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

August 31, 2020

Iowa field hockey goalkeeper Grace McGuire is no stranger to missing a season. McGuire graduated high school a semester early in 2018, and enrolled at Iowa for the spring semester in order to get extra training time in as a Hawkeye. “[Field] hockey is not really a big thing – not as po...

Iowa field hockey continuing to train, hoping for a spring season

Iowa players huddle up during an exhibition game against Northwestern at Grant Field on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 3-2.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

August 26, 2020

The Iowa field hockey team was gathered for its first day of preseason practices on Aug. 11 when athletes and coaches heard the news that the Big Ten had postponed fall sports seasons. Ultimately, the decision didn’t come as a surprise, but that didn’t make it any less impactful. “It was g...

Big Ten postpones fall 2020 sports

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

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

August 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday that it is postponing all fall sports for the 2020 season due to concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision includes regular-season competitions and Big Ten championships and tournaments. The conference will consider the possibility of playing these...

Big Ten Conference releases COVID-19 medical protocols

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

August 5, 2020

Along with its new 2020 football schedule, the Big Ten announced the conference's COVID-19 medical protocols Wednesday morning. The protocols were jointly authored by the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee in an effort to mitigate risk ...

Iowa field hockey’s Freeman sisters excited to be back on the same team

Iowa midfielder Nikki Freeman air dibbles during a field hockey game between Iowa and Duke at Grant Field on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Blue Devils, 2-1 after two overtime periods.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

August 3, 2020

With the addition of Sammy Freeman, there’s now another sister duo on the Iowa field hockey team. Incoming freshman Sammy Freeman is joining her sister, senior midfielder Nikki Freeman, on the team this year. The duo will join Lokke and Sofie Stribos as sisters on the team together. Although they ...

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...

Seven new recruits set to join strong 2020 Iowa field hockey lineup

Iowa midfielder Nikki Freeman runs with the ball during a field hockey game between Iowa and Duke at Grant Field on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Blue Devils, 2-1 after two overtime periods.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

July 26, 2020

The Iowa field hockey team is adding seven new recruits to its already strong lineup. The 2019 team had a productive season, going 17-5 overall and 7-1 in the Big Ten. The team was the Big Ten regular season and tournament champions and made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament before falli...