The Daily Iowan

Lady Hawks hang on in Michigan

JEFF PAWOLA

February 23, 2009

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The Iowa women’s basketball team won its fourth-straight game Sunday, defeating Michigan, 68-64, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The victory ties the Hawkeyes’ longest winning streak of the season; Iowa has had two other four-game winning...

Men tracksters dominate, crowning 10 individual champions

ZACH SMITH

February 23, 2009

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Heading into the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 20, men’s track and field head coach Larry Wieczorek had billed the meet as a last chance for a bevy of Hawkeyes to prove themselves as contenders rather than pretenders. Despite some...

Young Hawks lead women’s track and field

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

February 23, 2009

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On a night when the Iowa women’s track and field seniors were honored, two led the way in the Hawkeyes’ first-place finish at the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 20 against Augustana, Bradley, Coe, North Central, and Simpson. Seniors...

Hawkeye men’s basketball team ignores What if?

SCOTT MILLER

February 20, 2009

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Before Iowa’s practice Thursday, Anthony Tucker was shooting jumpers and making most of them. It was all a part of a roller-coaster first semester on campus for the Minnetonka, Minn., native who was also arrested, suspended, and s...

Wrestlers try to stay unbeaten

RYAN YOUNG

February 20, 2009

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Around the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex, automatic isn’t a word the No. 1 Iowa wrestling team likes to throw around heedlessly. But 125-pounder Charlie Falck is feeling pretty good about the Hawkeyes’ chances against No. 18...

Women’s tennis back home to compete against DePaul, Kansas

ROBBIE LEHMAN

February 20, 2009

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The Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex has never seemed more cozy to the Iowa women’s tennis team than it will when the squad faces DePaul at 3 p.m. today and Kansas on Feb. 22. “It’s a relief just to play at home ...

Women’s track home for Iowa Invitational

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

February 20, 2009

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After spending more than a month on the road, the Iowa women’s track and field team will return home for today’s Iowa Invitational, set to begin at 4 p.m. in the Recreation Building. Among the Hawkeyes’ competition this...

Men’s track looks for identity

ZACH SMITH

February 20, 2009

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Larry Wieczorek knew most of what to expect from his men’s track and field team at the beginning of the indoor season last month. But unlike many past seasons gone by, the jury is still out on the 2009 version of the Hawkeyes,...

For football’s Seth Olsen, the game is all about Faith

AMIE KIEHN

February 19, 2009

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Grace Community Church in North Liberty is not ostentatious. The dull, pale blue walls are empty of any iconic wooden crosses, paintings of the Last Supper or stained-glass windows — the one the church does have is hidden behind...

Hoopsters eye Badgers as ‘must’ win on path to NCAA Tournament

JEFF PAWOLA

February 19, 2009

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The Iowa women’s basketball team (16-9, 9-5) will entertain Wisconsin (15-11, 5-10) today at 7:05 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes beat the Badgers, 73-63, in each team’s first Big Ten game of the season, in Madison...

Tennis’s Alexis Dorr balances 21 semester hours, job, tennis

ROBBIE LEHMAN

February 19, 2009

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Iowa women’s tennis player Alexis Dorr’s favorite professional tennis player is Roger Federer. And Dorr and Federer share a common characteristic in their lives: They both have incredibly busy schedules. While Federer has...

Farley rockets into history

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

February 19, 2009

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The hurdles event is one of precision. One small mistake can make the difference between first and last place. Karessa Farley knows this. Last week at the Iowa State Classic, she was perfect, clearing the 60-meter hurdles with...