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Tide changing for collegiate men’s gymnastics, alternative solutions exist

Athletes warm up during day two of the Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on April 6, 2019. Gymnasts competed in individual competitions.
Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor October 11, 2020

It is no secret that NCAA men’s gymnastics has been struggling for a long time, but the struggle for its existence is now more real than ever. In the 1981-82 academic year, there were 79 NCAA...

Save Iowa Sports group proposes moving four cut Hawkeye sports out of UI athletics department

Mark Kaufman speaks at the save swim meeting outside the IMU on Aug. 29, 2020. He is an alumni and was a student athletic trainer at the University of Iowa.
Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 11, 2020

The Save Iowa Sports group is making an ongoing effort to reverse the University of Iowa's decision to cut four Hawkeye sports after the 2020-21 academic year. To do that, it is proposing a new sustainable...

Former Iowa men’s gymnasts turned judges reflect on program cuts

The Hawkeyes huddle together after a Men’s gymnastics meet against The University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Hawkeyes won with a final team score of 400.00.
Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor September 29, 2020

It has been over 30 years since these men’s gymnasts competed at Iowa, but they are still involved with the sport and care about the soon-to-be discontinued program. Dan Bachman and Randy Gentile...

UI Athletics Department projects $40-60 million deficit despite football’s return, four cut sports remain eliminated

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta (left) and UI President Bruce Harreld (right) speak during the Hawkeye Huddle at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.
Robert Read, Pregame Editor September 23, 2020

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta told the state Board of Regents in a meeting on Wednesday that the UI athletic department’s deficit is projected to be between $40-60 million, rather...

Student-athletes comment on program cuts, history of sports at Iowa

In this triptych, Women’s Swimming, Men’s Gymnastics, and Men’s Tennis are seen during their 2019-2020 season. (Daily Iowan Photo Staff)
Austin Hanson, Sports Editor September 22, 2020

Since University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta and President Bruce Harreld announced that men’s tennis, men’s gymnastics, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving would all be discontinued...

Save Iowa Sports fundraising campaign hits $1.65 million in pledges

Mark Kaufman speaks at the save swim meeting outside the IMU on Aug. 29, 2020. He is an alumni and was a student athletic trainer at the University of Iowa.
Austin Hanson, Sports Editor September 22, 2020

In just under 24 hours, $1.65 million has been pledged to the Save Iowa Sports group. The group launched the pledge-based fundraising campaign Monday afternoon as part of a larger effort to revive...

Pledge campaign to save four discontinued Hawkeye sports started

Mark Kaufman speaks at the save swim meeting outside the IMU on Aug. 29, 2020. He is an alumni and was a student athletic trainer at the University of Iowa.
Austin Hanson, Sports Editor September 21, 2020

A pledge-based fundraising campaign to support the four sports that will be discontinued at Iowa at the end of the 2020-21 academic year officially launched online Monday afternoon. The pledge form...

Despite Big Ten football returning this fall, Iowa’s sports cuts remain final

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta (left) and UI President Bruce Harreld (right) speak during the Hawkeye Huddle at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.
Robert Read, Pregame Editor September 17, 2020

Football will be played in the Big Ten this fall, but the University of Iowa's decision to discontinue four sports programs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year remains final, Athletic Director...

Former Iowa men’s gymnastics head coach Tom Dunn reacts to program’s discontinuation

Then-head coach of Iowa Men's Gymnastics, Tom Dunn, watches his gymnasts on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 in the Iowa Gymnastics practice room.
Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor September 16, 2020

Before the Aug. 21 announcement from the Iowa Athletics Department that four sports were to be discontinued, former Iowa men’s gymnastics head coach Tom Dunn’s phone rang. The sport he had coached...

Former Hawkeyes urge state Board of Regents to review discontinuation of four Iowa sports

Swimmers dive into the pool during the 100 Breast during the second session of the the 2020 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at the the HTRC on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.
Robert Read, Pregame Editor September 4, 2020

A letter authored by former University of Iowa swimmer Vickie Nauman, which is supported by over 260 alumni, was sent to the state Board of Regents on Thursday. The letter questions the UI's "reckless...

Iowa men’s gymnasts making most of final season

Iowa’s Stewart Brown performs his floor routine during a Men’s gymnastics meet against The University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Hawkeyes won with a final team score of 400.00.
Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor September 1, 2020

The Iowa men’s gymnastics program was the only program that kept talking to redshirt sophomore Stewart Brown after he had surgery during his junior year of high school. Brown said that the program...

Iowa men’s gymnastics head coach reflects on the team’s discontinuation

Iowa head coach JD Reive talks with attendees before the Black and Gold intrasquad in the Field House on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. The Hawkeyes menÕs gymnastics team debuted their 2018 roster during the event.
Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor August 27, 2020

Last Friday, the Iowa men’s gymnastics team received an invitation to a meeting with the men’s tennis team and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. “We’re smart enough...

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