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Petrov looks to be an immediate impact player for Iowa men’s tennis

Iowa's Joe Tyler prepares to serve during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Creighton at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

October 6, 2020

With the program coming to an end after the spring 2021 season, the Hawkeye men’s tennis team has its sights set on going out strong. Alexander Petrov, an exciting freshman from Irvine, California, is expected to play a key role for the team this year. Petrov is a five-star recruit and a...

Hawkeye men’s tennis team making the most of long offseason

Iowa's Will Davies hits a forehand during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Texas Tech at the HTRC on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The Red Raiders defeated the Hawkeyes, 4-3.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

October 5, 2020

The fall 2020 semester has not produced a lot of positives for the Hawkeye men’s tennis team, from the postponement of the program’s fall season to the announcement of its discontinuation after this year. After achieving a program-best national ranking of 20 last fall, however, the men’s tenni...

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 than the $74.7 million figure originally proposed. The reduction to the projected deficit comes after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors unanimously voted to start the conference’s football season on...

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 Hawkeye men's and women's swim and dive, men's tennis, and men's gymnastics – all of which will be di...

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 can be found at saveiowasports.com. Above the pledge form is a statement urging those that have ...

Joe Tyler aiming for big spring season for Iowa men’s tennis

Iowa's Joe Tyler eyes the ball during a match against Wichita State University on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. The Hawkeyes defeated the Shockers, 4-2.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

September 16, 2020

The Hawkeye men’s tennis team had a historic 2020 season on several levels. The team finished the season ranked 20th in the nation – good for a school record. However, the Hawkeyes were also sent home early because the rest of the season was canceled in March because of COVID-19. Junior Joe T...

Men’s tennis players, coaches reflect on their time at Iowa

Iowa's Kareem Allaf celebrates a point during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Western Michigan at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 4-3.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

September 8, 2020

After starting last spring season at 12-2 through the first 14 matches and defeating a top-20 opponent at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on March 8, Iowa men’s tennis was set up for its best season in program history. In head coach Ross Wilson’s eighth season at the helm, his effor...

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 manner" in cutting four sports and asks the Regents to review the matter. UI President Bruce...

Iowa men’s tennis team frustrated, still looking for answers after program cuts

Iowa's Kareem Allaf hits a backhand during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Western Michigan at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 4-3.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

September 2, 2020

On the afternoon of March 8, the future of the Iowa men’s tennis team could not have looked any brighter. The team had beaten 16th-ranked Ivy League powerhouse Cornell in a thrilling 4-3 match at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center. The team’s fifth straight victory moved the Hawkeyes to 12...

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. ...

Four Iowa sports being cut each have history that dates back decades

A statue clad with swim cap, goggles, and face mask depicting former historian and University of Iowa athlete Irving Weber stands near the Van Allen building on Sunday, August 23, 2020, two days after the decision by the University of Iowa to cut the men's and women's swim and dive program along with men's gymnastics and men's tennis. While known for his work as a historian in Iowa City, Weber also maintains importance as the first All-American swimmer at Iowa, gaining the status in 1922 in the 150 yard backstroke. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 23, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld and athletic director Gary Barta announced in an open letter Friday that Hawkeye men’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and men’s tennis programs will be discontinued at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. After the Big Ten ...

Iowa to discontinue four sports programs at end of 2020-21 academic year

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta speaks at a press conference July 30.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 21, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld and athletic director Gary Barta announced in an open letter Friday that the school is discontinuing four sports programs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year following the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports on Aug. 11. This includes the men’s gymnas...