The Daily Iowan

GymHawks host No. 25 Maryland Saturday

EVELYN LAU

February 27, 2009

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Some teams rely heavily on a single performer for a lift. The Iowa women’s gymnastics team is lucky enough to not have to follow that formula. Despite losing gymnasts to injuries over the last few weeks, others have stepped...

Men’s tennis looking to tame Demons

AMIE KIEHN

February 27, 2009

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Doubles partners junior Reinoud Haal and senior Greg Holm are on the same level when on the tennis court — literally. The two Hawkeye tennis players both stand more than six feet tall, and then some. Haal is 6-3, Holm 6-5. “We’re...

Women’s tennis wants rebound

ROBBIE LEHMAN

February 27, 2009

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The latest rankings of top-75 women’s tennis teams did not include the Iowa Hawkeyes for the first time this spring. Iowa (5-5) was ranked No. 58 last weekend, but after splitting dual meets against DePaul and Kansas found itself...

Wrestler suspended

DI SPORTS STAFF

February 27, 2009

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Redshirt freshman Montell Marion has been suspended indefinitely from the Iowa wrestling team for his alleged involvement in an incident in Indianola on Sunday. According to an Indianola police report, the 20-year-old was under...

Men’s tennis downs Drake

AMIE KIEHN

February 26, 2009

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Game. Set. Match. Amid controversy over calls, the Iowa men’s tennis team prevailed and clinched its first win over Drake since 2005. The 5-2 victory displayed the growth and talent of the Hawkeyes this spring. Sickness had...

Five seniors set for last Carver hurrah and en route to major record

JEFF PAWOLA

February 26, 2009

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Five Iowa seniors will say goodbye to Carver-Hawkeye Arena tonight when the Hawkeyes face Illinois. On Senior Night, Nicole VanderPol and Lindsey Nyenhuis as well as the trio of Wendy Ausdemore, Kristi Smith, and Megan Skouby...

Hawks coming in hungry, shaved to swimming/diving Big Ten championships

JON LINDER

February 26, 2009

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The slate has been wiped clean for the Iowa men’s swimming and diving team. The men of the Field House pool have shaved their beard-growths and feel primed for the Big Ten championships, which have been a point of emphasis...

Hawkeye Distance swimmer Divan feeling just divine

JON LINDER

February 26, 2009

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Nick Divan embraces pain, and why shouldn’t he? The Iowa junior is a distance swimmer, and pain is listed in bold on the distance swimming job description. Divan has arguably put himself through even more pain than a typical...

Spartan freshmen sink Iowa

ASSOCIATED PRESS

February 26, 2009

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State’s freshmen are growing up and helping the Spartans stay in first place in the Big Ten. Freshman Delvon Roe scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and classmate Korie Lucious added 12 points...

Tough match ahead as tennis faces foe Drake

AMIE KIEHN

February 25, 2009

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Great rivalries have been a fixture of the sporting scene — Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal, Duke against North Carolina, Celtics versus Lakers. One rivalry that hasn’t dominated the headlines but is still deeply impassioned...

UNI Baseball decision hits home

RYAN YOUNG

February 25, 2009

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Iowa head coach Jack Dahm understands why the question must be asked. In fact, he expects to hear it a lot over the next three months. With Northern Iowa announcing on Monday that its baseball program will be cut at the end of...

Third coach among peers

AMIE KIEHN

February 25, 2009

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Pete Sampras was in his prime while Patrick Dwyer was hitting tennis balls in his hometown of Franksville, Wis. Dwyer watched as Sampras executed his flawless volleying skills that won him Grand Slam after Grand Slam. It’s...