The Daily Iowan

Baseball looks for offense

RYAN YOUNG

April 7, 2009

Whenever Iowa head coach Jack Dahm talks about baseball, he also tries to talk about Michael Jordan. So naturally, he couldn’t help but draw inspiration from the NBA’s newest Hall of Fame inductee following an inconsistent...

Reins shines for Hawks on vault

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 7, 2009

The Iowa men’s gymnastics team earned a score of 337.75, the team’s third-best score of the season, to finish in sixth place at the Big Ten championships on April 3 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Illinois and Michigan tied for first...

Sports Briefs: 3 football players arrested, Clayborn hearing scheduled, Women’s golf tied for third

DI SPORTS STAFF

April 7, 2009

3 football players arrested Three members of the Iowa football team were arrested in downtown Iowa City early Monday morning and charged with public intoxication. All three players are listed as redshirt freshmen-to-be. Among those charged wa...

Hawks finish sixth in NCAA Regional

EVELYN LAU

April 6, 2009

In a matter of seconds, Jenifer Simbhudas’ gymnastics career — and the Iowa season — ended, but not in the way they had envisioned. As Iowa hosted the 2009 NCAA North Central Regional on Saturday, nothing seemed to go...

Softball drops two against Penn State despite record pitching

MIKE SLUSARK

April 6, 2009

Senior Brittany Weil pitched her way into the Iowa record books against Penn State Saturday afternoon with her 947th career strikeout, breaking the previous strikeout record set in 2005 by Lisa Birocci. However, it was a bittersweet...

Commentary: Puzzling losses for softball

JON LINDER

April 6, 2009

The April 4 softball double-header between Penn State and Iowa left me scratching my head. After shelling the Fighting Illini in Game Two to win 9-1 and move into a tie for second in the conference, a five-game win streak seeme...

Men’s tennis wins 1, loses 1

AMIE KIEHN

April 6, 2009

Although the Iowa men’s tennis team fell, 5-2, to No. 12 Illinois on April 3, the Hawkeyes undoubtedly proved they can hang in the big leagues. “The Illinois match was a very close match,” head coach Steve Houghton said....

Women’s gymnastics team set for regional

EVELYN LAU

April 3, 2009

The Iowa women’s gymnastics team received an early sign of good news when head coach Larissa Libby was recently named the North Central Regional Coach of the Year. Heading into this weekend’s NCAA North Central Regional meet...

Softball: Weil looks for K record

MIKE SLUSARK

April 3, 2009

Iowa senior pitcher Brittany Weil will likely break the school strikeout record this weekend against Penn State. The Garden Grove, Calif., native has 943 strikeouts in her career, just three Ks behind former Hawkeye Lisa Birocci,...

Hawkeye men’s gymnastics team heads to Big Tens

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 3, 2009

The Iowa men’s gymnastics team has been striving all season long for a performance in which it fires on all cylinders. Iowa has experienced numerous highs and lows this season, from a 347.90-321.55 drubbing at Michigan on Jan....

Men’s tennis hopes to bounce back

AMIE KIEHN

April 3, 2009

In practice Tuesday, assistant coach Steve Nash had the Iowa men’s tennis players running. Their feet stop just long enough to transition into a grueling push-up stance they must hold. It’s a battle. Veins are bulging...

Softball sweeps Illinois

JON LINDER

April 2, 2009

Wednesday’s Big Ten double-header between Iowa and Illinois was supposed to be a shootout, a high-scoring event between the conference’s top two offensive teams. The offense showed up late, but it was consistent after a walk-off...