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Iowa AD Gary Barta supported fall football season

University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta discusses former Iowa basketball player Megan Gustafson's career during the retirement ceremony for her number 10 jersey following the Iowa women's basketball game against Michigan State University on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at Caver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 74-57.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 24, 2020

In his first media conference since the Big Ten announced on Aug. 11 that fall sports in the conference were postponed due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said Monday he was in favor of delaying the football season rather than postponing it. ...

Opinion | There are no fall sports in the Big Ten, but there are plenty of stories to tell

Foam fingers sit on seats during the 2019 SDCCU Holiday Bowl between Iowa and USC in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Trojans, 49-24. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 23, 2020

I was in my hometown of Marion, Iowa, on Aug. 10, trying to keep track of the Big Ten and the chaos surrounding the conference’s impending decision to postpone fall sports. It was a confusing day. Contradicting reports made it unclear if the Big Ten had even come to an official decision yet. ...

Former Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin transfers to Nebraska as a walk-on

 Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin catches a touchdown pass during the football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 20, 2020

Former Michigan and Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin is joining the third Big Ten football program of his college career. The former four-star recruit has transferred to Nebraska and will join the team as a walk-on. The news was first reported by Sean Callahan of the Rivals Network. Martin had a standout prep career at Iowa City West. In four yea...

Iowa AD Gary Barta anticipates $100 million in lost revenue following postponement of fall sports

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta speaks at a press conference on Monday, June 15 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Barta addressed recent action within the Iowa Athletic Department, including the separation agreement with Chris Doyle, as well as plans for the future.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 17, 2020

In a letter sent to Iowa football season ticket holders on Monday, athletic director Gary Barta said the athletic department anticipates approximately $100 million in lost revenue and an overall budget deficit of between $60-75 million following the Big Ten's decision last week to postpone fall ...

Iowa football parents asking for transparency from Big Ten

Iowa players celebrate a touchdown during the Holiday Bowl game between Iowa and USC at SDCCU Stadium on Friday, December 27, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Trojans 49-24.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 14, 2020

The Big Ten announced Tuesday that all fall sports in the conference had been postponed due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, and that playing these seasons in the spring instead was a possibility. Parents of Iowa football players are still looking for answers. Iowa football parents posted an ope...

Former Hawkeye George Kittle agrees to record-breaking contract extension

Iowa tight end George Kittle holds up the ball after scoring a touchdown during the Iowa-Nebraska game at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Kittle scored the first touchdown of the game.The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 28-20, to finish off a perfect regular season.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 13, 2020

George Kittle has been considered underpaid in recent seasons since becoming one of the NFL's best playmakers. He isn't underpaid anymore. The former Iowa tight end has agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers, making him the highest-paid player at th...

Kirk Ferentz: ‘Disappointment’s the word’ after Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz speaks at a press conference July 30. Ferentz discussed the findings of the external review of the Iowa football program.

Isaac Goffin, Asst. Sports Editor

August 11, 2020

Sorry was the word from reporters. Disappointment was the word from Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz at a press conference shortly after the Big Ten’s decision to delay fall sports. “Disappointment’s the best word certainly but it’s emotional,” Ferentz said. “It’s hard. I know for...

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...

Iowa football players voice support for season as Big Ten’s decision on fall sports looms

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras makes a pass during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 9, 2020

Commissioners of the Power Five conferences held a meeting on Sunday due to a growing concern among college athletics officials that fall sports, including the upcoming football season, cannot be played due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by ESPN. Following a meeting on Saturday, Big Ten presidents are ready to "pull the plug" on fal...

Big Ten delaying start of padded practices

Iowa State's offense prepares for a play during a football game between Iowa and Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Hawkeyes retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy for the fifth consecutive year, downing the Cyclones, 18-17. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 8, 2020

The Big Ten announced Saturday morning that football practices in the conference will not progress to full contact as originally scheduled. Many Big Ten teams, including Iowa, began fall practices Friday in helmets only as part of a two-day acclimatization period. Following the first two days ...

Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin reportedly enters transfer portal

 Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin catches a touchdown pass during the football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 7, 2020

Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report by David Eickholt of 247 Sports. The former standout Iowa City West prep joined the Hawkeyes last summer after transferring from Michigan. Martin became immediately eligible to play for Iowa and scored h...