The Daily Iowan

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...

Commentary: Freshman Watkins sparks Hawkeye softball

MIKE SLUSARK

April 2, 2009

In the spirit of March Madness on Wednesday night, Iowa freshman catcher Liz Watkins performed like one of Dick Vitale’s “diaper dandies” with two home runs in a home double-header against Illinois. She sealed the win in...

Iowa track Hawk Farley leaping all hurdles

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

April 2, 2009

As she gradually eases herself into the blocks, each step carefully placed, one can see the precise routine Iowa sophomore Karessa Farley goes through before a race. It is a process she has repeated over and over, one that has...

Carver to host gymnastics regional

EVELYN LAU

April 2, 2009

Last summer, Iowa was known as home to one of the country’s best gymnasts. Now this weekend, some of the best collegiate gymnasts are coming to Iowa. Iowa City will host the 2009 NCAA North Central Regional, and the competition...

Baseball almost blows lead

RYAN YOUNG

April 1, 2009

Following a disheartening weekend series with Michigan, Iowa head coach Jack Dahm said he had three goals for his team entering the midweek: Clean up on defense, extend the pitching, and continue the offensive success. To a degree,...

Bluder upbeat about next year

JEFF PAWOLA

April 1, 2009

For the second-straight year, the Iowa women’s basketball team will graduate five seniors — Wendy Ausdemore, Kristi Smith, Megan Skouby, Nicole VanderPol, and Lindsey Nyenhuis — and again look to be competitive despite their...

Holm sweet Holm in tennis

AMIE KIEHN

April 1, 2009

While coaching a team of Little Leaguers in coaches’ pitch, Lloyd Holm managed to throw two no-hitters against his own squad. Perhaps it was a good thing his two sons switched to tennis. “He was maybe happy we decided to...

Softball hosts Illini as first Big Ten home game

JON LINDER

April 1, 2009

Iowa softball will open its home Big Ten schedule today when Illinois comes to Pearl Field for a 5 p.m. double-header. Today’s games will be the first since dominating a home-opening twin bill with South Dakota on March 22. Illinois...

Baseball tries to clean things up

JEFF PAWOLA

March 31, 2009

Following an error-plagued loss against Michigan on March 29, the Iowa baseball team (9-12, 1-2) will host Upper Iowa at 6 p.m. today. The Hawkeyes committed five errors, three in the top of the eighth that resulted in two runs...

Men golfers looking for the click

JORDAN GARRETSON

March 31, 2009

As forecasts are climbing into the 40s and 50s with more regularity, spring has sprung. But consistency in the second half of the season for the men’s golf team hasn’t arrived quite yet. The Hawkeyes finished eighth in a...

Who will win the national title?

DI STAFF

March 31, 2009

North Carolina Last summer, North Carolina could’ve lost the following players to the NBA Draft — Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Danny Green, and Wayne Ellington. All of them decided to come back. After getting smashed in the F...