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Hawkeye student-athletes react to season cancellations

Iowa's Ryan Kriener looks to pass the ball past Illinois forward Kipper Nichols 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.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

March 12, 2020

The NCAA and Big Ten's decision to cancel winter and spring sports for the remainder of the season has sent shock waves throughout the sports world. The student-athletes involved are at the center of it. Multiple Hawkeyes have tweeted their emotions since the decision, which the Big Ten annou...

NCAA postseason events, Big Ten events canceled

Fans leave the game after the men's basketball game against Western Carolina at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Catamounts 78-60.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 is a day sports fans will not soon forget. The sports world seemed to stop spinning Thursday afternoon as NCAA announced that it would not conduct any of its postseason championships, including the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments. The Big Ten Conference then...

Big Ten to conduct winter and spring sporting events without fans

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta dresses Faculty Senate members during a Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 29, 2019.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday evening that fans will not be granted entry to any of its remaining 2020 winter or spring events. Those granted access include student-athletes, coaches, credentialed media, and immediate family members of event participants. Sports affected inclu...

Iowa field hockey hangs on to beat Duke in NCAA Tournament

Iowa players celebrate their victory during a field hockey game between Iowa and Northwestern at Grant Field on Saturday Oct. 26, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 2-1.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

November 15, 2019

The Hawkeyes are one step closer to a national championship. After a crushing loss earlier in the year at the hands of Duke, No. 6 Iowa defeated the eighth-ranked Blue Devils Friday afternoon in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes will...

Gustafson wins AP Player of the Year

Iowa center Megan Gustafson (10) hugs Iowa forward Amanda Ollinger after the Iowa/Missouri NCAA Tournament second round women’s basketball game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Tigers 68-52.

Pete Ruden, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

In a season full of accolades and a trip to the Elite Eight, Iowa senior Megan Gustafson added two more important achievements to her already impressive resume on Thursday: AP Player of the Year and the Lisa Leslie Award. Gustafson became the first player in Iowa and Big Ten history to win AP Player...

Future of Iowa women’s basketball continues to be bright

Teammates laugh as others depart the bus at the Transit Center on April 2, 2019.

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor

April 2, 2019

Hawkeye head coach Lisa Bluder’s most successful season of her career was both deliberate and painstakingly planned. The Hawkeye women zapped into their longest NCAA Tournament run since 1993 and won their first Big Ten Tournament Championship since 2001. The checklist of accomplishments is long for bo...

Column: Hawkeye seniors leave legacy of success, grace

Iowa forward Hannah Stewart gets emotional at the end of the NCAA Elite 8 game against Baylor at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Monday, April 1, 2019. The Bears defeated the Hawkeyes 85-53.

Jordan Zuniga, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2019

Greensboro, N.C. – With an uncharacteristic 85-53 loss in Monday night’s Elite Eight, the most successful season of Lisa Bluder’s tenure as Hawkeye head coach came to a sudden halt. This next week will surely be filled with anguish for the Iowa players, but at some point down the road, they...

Gustafson wraps up career with another stellar performance

Iowa center Megan Gustafson is cheered on as she is taken out of her final game during the NCAA Elite 8 game against Baylor at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Monday, April 1, 2019. The Bears defeated the Hawkeyes 85-53.

Jordan Zuniga, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A career full of bliss ended with tears of anguish for Iowa’s Megan Gustafson on Monday. Her last act as a Hawkeye was a performance Iowa fans have grown used to, as she scored 23 points with 9 rebounds to make the All-Tournament team. But it wasn’t enough to lift the No....

Hawkeye women fall to Baylor in Elite Eight

Iowa center Megan Gustafson loses the ball during the NCAA Sweet 16 game against NC State at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolfpack 79-61.

Jordan Zuniga, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. — It just wasn’t meant to be. A 26-year Final Four drought will last a little longer for Iowa after it fell to Baylor, 85-53, in the April 1 Elite Eight matchup. Iowa has surely had better games, but even at its best, it seemed unlikely that the Hawkeyes could ever topple thi...

Keys to the Iowa-Baylor Elite Eight matchup

Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle drives past NC State guard Kiara Leslie during the NCAA Sweet 16 game against NC State at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolfpack 79-61.

Jordan Zuniga, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2019

Greensboro, N.C. — There’s no question No. 2 seed Iowa (29-6) has a tough task ahead of it as it prepares to take on No. 1 Baylor (34-1) on Monday. That being said, Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder and the Hawkeyes know they only have to best the Bears for forty minutes. “This is a great opportunity...

Hawkeye fans react to Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey’s comments

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey addresses the media during the Baylor press conference at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Jordan Zuniga, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2019

Greensboro, N.C. — Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey isn’t exactly known for having a peachy attitude. The often-grumpy coach seemed more annoyed than usual during Sunday’s press conference which led to some contrite responses, and even some long-winded criticism of some media members’ questions...