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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...

Luka Garza’s Sunday announcement time scheduled

Iowa center Luka Garza celebrates after crossing the 20-point threshold for his fourteenth straight game 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 1, 2020

Hawkeye fans can clear their Sunday afternoon schedules. According to a release from the Iowa athletics department, Luka Garza will announce on a video conference at 12:15 p.m. Sunday if he is returning to the Hawkeyes for his senior season. Plan [email protected]_55 will announce his future...

Luka Garza facing NBA decision with much still unknown

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, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

Luka Garza has a decision to make. Either the 6-foot-11 center follows up his record-breaking junior season at Iowa by coming back for his senior year, or he turns professional and keeps his name in the 2020 NBA Draft. As first reported by 247 Sports, Garza will announce his decision Sunda...

NBA set to tip-off on season restart in Orlando

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver talks during events at NBA All-Star weekend on Feb. 15, 2020, at the United Center in Chicago. Silver said Wednesday that the NBA protocols are working, as no coronavirus tests on players have returned positive results over the last nine days. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

July 29, 2020

While Disney World near Orlando, Florida, has long been a popular destination for vacationing families, it has never been a mecca for an entire professional sports league. Beginning today at 5:30 pm., when the Utah Jazz face off against the New Orleans Pelicans, that will change. The NBA a...

School records are in reach for Luka Garza if he returns for senior season

Iowa center Luka Garza goes in for 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. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 28, 2020

The Iowa men’s basketball record book could look a lot different if Luka Garza decides to return to the Hawkeyes and play his senior season. That is, if a complete season even takes place. The 6-foot-11 center will announce August 2 if he is returning to Iowa City for another year or keeping his n...

Iowa men’s basketball pauses workouts following two positive COVID-19 tests

Iowa players huddle during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Rutgers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights, 85-80.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 28, 2020

The Iowa athletics department announced Tuesday that the men's basketball team has paused workouts for 14 days after two student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. According to a release, following the positive test result, protocol established by UI Athletics and medical staff, including contact tra...