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Iowa City West dominates to win the Battle for the Boot

City quarterback Raphael Hamilton is taken down by West wide receiver Damarion Williams during a football game between Iowa City West and Iowa City High School at Iowa City West High School on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. The Trojans defeated the Little Hawks 56-20.

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 5, 2020

The Iowa City West Trojans started their first home game of the season with a pop and never fizzled out. In the Battle for the Boot against their crosstown rival, the Iowa City Little Hawks, senior wide receiver Grahm Goering returned the opening kickoff for a 99-yard touchdown. Goering and t...

The Iowa football season was originally set to begin Saturday, now there’s a long countdown to kickoff

Iowa players walk onto the field for the first game of their season  against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redhawks 38-14.

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2020

September is here, but Hawkeye football will still have to wait. Iowa was originally scheduled to take on the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to open its 2020 football season. Then, after the Big Ten moved to a conference-only schedule, Maryland was set to come to Iowa City to kickoff the c...

Iowa City High and City West football teams meet in the Battle for the Boot under unique circumstances

Iowa City High Wide Receiver Jovan Harris looks back to catch a pass during the Iowa City High vs. Davenport Central football game at Iowa City High on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Little Hawks defeated the Blue Devils 35-14. Due to COVID-19, Iowa City High players were asked to wear masks and fans weren’t allowed in the stands. Davenport Central’s players were not required to wear masks. Davenport Central saw some fans turn out to their section of the stadium and City High fans gathered outside of school property along the fence.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 3, 2020

Iowa City High will take on Iowa City West on Friday night in the 2020 football edition of the Battle for the Boot rivalry. When the final second ticks off the game clock, players on both sidelines likely won’t know when they will take the field again. Athletics in the Iowa City Community Schoo...

Opinion | Time for the Big Ten to get its act together

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren speaks about the cancellation of the men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 2, 2020

Leadership and certainty are two things that always seem to be in short supply. The pandemic has highlighted this in a variety of settings from universities and high schools to politics and professional sports leagues. Not excused from that bunch is collegiate athletics. For years, the NCAA has r...

Majority of assistant Iowa football coaches receive raises despite athletic department pay cuts

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley talks with offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz during Iowa's game against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies 33-7.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 2, 2020

Iowa's assistant football coaches have received their annual pay raises, and despite pay cuts around the athletic department because of financial shortfalls caused by COVID-19, many of them will make more this year than they did a year ago. As first reported by the Des Moines Register, Iowa is paying out $5.27 million in base salaries to its assistant football coaches this fiscal year, an increase of $575,000 compared to last year. That base figure does not account for ...

Opinion | Another Hawkeye icon gone after Lute Olson’s death

Daily Iowan archive photo, Hayden Fry circa 1998

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 31, 2020

Legendary former Hawkeye coach Lute Olson died in hospice care at age 85 on Aug. 27. Early the following morning, a news release was in my inbox with the reaction of, among others, one of Olson’s former Iowa players — Ronnie Lester. “Lute changed the culture of Iowa basketball by just being...

Iowa was among three Big Ten schools that voted in favor of playing fall football season

Iowa players run onto 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.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 31, 2020

The Big Ten presidents and chancellors voted 11-3 to postpone the fall football season, the conference confirmed on Monday in a brief and two affidavits filed in response to a lawsuit from eight Nebraska football players. The details of the documents were first reported by The Athletic. According to a report by ESPN, Iowa, Ohio State, and Nebraska were the three schools that voted in f...

Broderick Binns leads Multicultural Focus Group for Iowa Athletics

Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for UI Athletics, Broderick Binns, sits down for an interview over Zoom on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2020

Helping student-athletes on campus is a passion for Broderick Binns. The former Hawkeye defensive end from 2008-11 was named the executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Iowa Athletics in July. Binns was named interim director in August 2019 after talks of creating the posit...

Iowa City West dominates Liberty in season opener with no fans in the stands

West quarterback Marcus Morgan carries the ball during a high school football game between Iowa City West and Liberty High School in North Liberty on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 29, 2020

Energy often fills a high school football stadium for a school's season opener. Friday's matchup between Iowa City West and Iowa City Liberty was a different story. The Trojans dominated the Lightning to open the 2020 prep football season, winning 27-0 in North Liberty in a game that was held ...

Running game leads Iowa City High to victory against Davenport Central

Iowa City High Running Back Jamari Newson scores a touchdown during the Iowa City High vs. Davenport Central football game at Iowa City High on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Little Hawks defeated the Blue Devils 35-14. Due to COVID-19, Iowa City High players were asked wear masks and fans were not allowed to attend. Davenport Central’s players were not required to wear masks. Davenport Central saw some fans turn out to their section of the stadium and City High fans gathered outside of school property along the fence. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

August 28, 2020

Iowa City High was efficient in both its passing and running games Friday night, but the ground game led the Little Hawks to victory. Senior quarterback Raph Hamilton strategically led the Little Hawks, making smart passes, while also getting key contributions from his backfield. By game’s end, ...

Big Ten football season could begin as soon as January

Iowa players run onto 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.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 25, 2020

The Big Ten postponed all fall sports in the conference on Aug. 11 due to COVID-19, saying that competing in the spring instead would be a possibility. For Big Ten football, a season starting as soon as January is in the works instead. Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said on a video conference Monda...