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NCAA sets Nov. 25 as start date for college basketball seasons

Iowa center Luka Garza takes a shot during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 16, 2020

The NCAA has set Nov. 25 as the start date for the 2020-21 men's and women's college basketball seasons, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. The decision was made on Wednesday following a meeting by the Division I Council. “The new season start date near the Thanksgiving holiday provi...

Kriener, Garza named co-winners of Chris Street Award

Iowa forward Ryan Kriener and Iowa guard Luka Garza fight for the rebound during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 15, 2020

Luka Garza and Ryan Kriener are the co-winners of the Chris Street Award for the 2019-20 Iowa men's basketball season, the team announced Tuesday. The duo are two of eight players who earned team recognition. The Chris Street Award is presented annually to a Hawkeye player, or players, who best ...

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...

Current, former Hawkeyes react to death of legendary coach Lute Olson

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery draws up plays during a timeout during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 28, 2020

Former Iowa men's basketball coach Lute Olson, who led the team to the Final Four in 1980, died at the age of 85 Thursday while in hospice care. The Hall of Fame coach led Iowa for nine seasons and brought the program back to national prominence. Olson took Iowa to five NCAA Tournaments before ...

Former Hawkeye coach Lute Olson, who led Iowa men’s basketball team to 1980 Final Four, dies at 85

Lute Olson after accepting the position as Iowa's head men's basketball coach in 1974.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 28, 2020

Former Iowa head coach Robert Luther "Lute" Olson, who led the Iowa men's basketball team to the Final Four in 1980, died Thursday at the age of 85 while in hospice care in Tuscon, Ariz. Olson suffered a stroke in 2019 and had been in failing health since. Stadium's Jeff Goodman reported the n...

CJ Fredrick, Jack Nunge expect to be ready for fall workouts

Iowa guard CJ Fredrick attempts to take the ball past Illinois  guard Trent Frazier during a men’s basketball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 72-65.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 4, 2020

After Luka Garza announced Sunday that he was returning for his senior year as a Hawkeye, two other Iowa players provided updates on when they will be back on the court. CJ Fredrick and Jack Nunge are recovering from their respective surgeries, but both players said they expect to be ready to go wh...

Professional basketball leagues using platforms to promote social justice

The Los Angeles Lakers, including LeBron James and Anthony Davis, wear Black Lives Matter shirts while kneeling during the national anthem prior to a game against the Los Angeles Clippers and head coach Doc Rivers, right, at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Friday, July 30, 2020.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

August 4, 2020

Social justice activism in professional sports has come a long way since Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem in 2016. After nationwide protests erupted this summer after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many professional athletes have joined in the fight for socia...

Iowa men’s basketball team preparing for season amid COVID-19 concerns

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery draws up plays during a timeout during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 3, 2020

The Iowa men’s basketball team paused voluntary workouts last week after two players tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27. During a video conference Sunday, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said that a total of three players have now tested positive. “So, we’re supporting them and recog...

Iowa, Illinois among teams set to compete for Big Ten men’s basketball title

Iowa guard Connor McCaffery drives past Illinois' Da'Monte Williams during a game on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. The Hawkeyes lost to the Fighting Illini, 76-78.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 3, 2020

Before Luka Garza announced Sunday that he was returning to Iowa for his senior season, two other big announcements were made out of Champaign, Illinois. Two of the best players in the Big Ten — the Illini’s Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn — are also withdrawing their names from the NBA D...

Iowa facing high expectations following Luka Garza’s decision to return

Iowa forward Luka Garza is introduced during a men's basketball game between Iowa and Maryland at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 2, 2020

With Luka Garza officially back for his senior season, the Iowa men's basketball team is in a position that is unique for the program. The Hawkeyes head into the 2020-21 season, whatever it is going to look like amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as the favorites to win the Big Ten. A likely top-five team ...

Hawkeyes react to Luka Garza’s decision to return for senior season

Iowa center Luka Garza dunks the ball during a men’s basketball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Huskers at Carver-Hawkeye arena on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers 96-72.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 2, 2020

Luka Garza announced Sunday that he will withdraw his name from the 2020 NBA Draft and return to Iowa for his senior season. "My heart is in Iowa City," Garza said in a statement released after his announcement. "I love this place too much to leave it. I love my teammates, coaches, community, fans,...

Luka Garza returning for senior season at Iowa with championship goals in mind

Iowa center Luka Garza attempt to push past Illinois forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili during a men’s basketball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 72-65.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

August 2, 2020

Two minutes before the video conference where he was set to announce whether or not he was returning to Iowa for his senior season started, Luka Garza posted six words on his Instagram page that gave Hawkeye fans everything they wanted to know. "I'm back baby where the love?" The Big Ten P...