The Daily Iowan

Long jumper strives for consistency

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

June 8, 2009

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Iowa women’s track and field senior Renee White was calm as she approached the pit in the triple jump during the Big Ten championships in Columbus, Ohio. The result was the largest jump in Big Ten and Iowa history, and it defeated...

Hawkeye softball looks ahead

SEAN MORGAN

June 8, 2009

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Gayle Blevins has coached in numerous NCAA Tournaments. Compared with past appearances, the Iowa softball team did not meet its expectations. The Hawkeyes ended their 2009 season by being eliminated in the Atlanta Regional by...

Turnaround day in November is Sports Story of the Year

BRENDAN STILES

May 15, 2009

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Nov. 8, 2008, will be engraved in the mind of anyone associated with Iowa football. Our choice for the DI’s Story of the Year had the elements of a Hollywood script — frigid weather, a powerhouse opponent, a game decided...

Tourney time for Hawkeye softball

JON LINDER

May 15, 2009

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With the regular season, spring semester, and a shortened finals week in the rearview mirror, the Iowa softball team has its sights set on a 4 p.m. matchup with Auburn today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes...

Despite broken arm, Toole drawing MLB interest

RYAN YOUNG

May 15, 2009

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Justin Toole isn’t letting his broken arm get in the way of his baseball future. With the MLB first-year players draft set for June 9, the senior shortstop has been talking to a number of major-league teams. He declined to...

Hoop dreams burn bright

SCOTT MILLER

May 14, 2009

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When Jarryd Cole talks about the future of the Iowa basketball program, he sounds a bit like a motivational speaker. The sophomore Hawkeye forward seems not only like a man obsessed with getting the team — his team — out...

Coach of the year: Brands atop wrestling

RYAN YOUNG

May 14, 2009

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In three years, no other current Iowa coach has accomplished more than Tom Brands. All others are dwarfed in comparison. Twice named Big Ten Coach of the Year, the 41-year-old has molded two national champions, three conference...

Men’s track heads to Big Ten championships

ZACH SMITH

May 14, 2009

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John Hickey has accomplished a lot in his four years as a varsity thrower for the Iowa men’s track and field team. Hickey holds the school record in the shot put after breaking Jeremy Allen’s 8-year-old mark last February....

Women’s track competes in Big Tens

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

May 14, 2009

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The Iowa women’s track and field team will leave for Columbus, Ohio, on Friday to compete in the outdoor Big Ten championships, wrapping up the second half of the 2009 campaign. The Hawkeyes will try to improve their last-place...

Basketball wants the fans back

SCOTT MILLER

May 13, 2009

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To call Iowa basketball fans starved would be kind. With the men’s program making only three NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 10 years (2001, 2005, and 2006), famished would be a more accurate description. But there...

Pfeiffer is DI Female Athlete of Year

JEFF PAWOLA

May 13, 2009

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As if she did not have enough honors and recognition, senior field hockey player Lauren Pfeiffer adds another award to her proverbial trophy case, being named the Female Athlete of the Year by The Daily Iowan. The Mount Laurel, ...

Men’s golf set for regional

JORDAN GARRETSON

May 13, 2009

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When the Iowa men’s golf team tees off in Thursday’s first round of the Southeast Regional in Sorrento, Fla., it will mark the Hawkeyes’ first postseason action in 14 years. Making the trip for Iowa, ranked 59th nationally,...