The Daily Iowan

Looking for wrestling revenge in the nationals

ZACH SMITH

March 12, 2009

Tom Brands is not big on superstition, nor are his wrestlers. Whether it’s a uniform change, a pre-match ritual, even a select pair of socks, the Hawkeye wrestlers rarely lose their focus on the big picture — or, in Iowa...

Women’s golf struggles after 12th place finish in Florida

PETER GUSTIN

March 12, 2009

The weather was sunny, around 80 degrees. The course was very forgiving with wide fairways and flat greens. However, it wasn’t Iowa’s time to excel. Before entering the Eagle Landing Invitational, hosted by James Madison,...

Diving career of Iowa’s Deidre Freeman springs ahead

EVELYN LAU

March 12, 2009

Deidre Freeman didn’t know where her future stood in diving four years ago. Growing up in Grinnell, she displayed all the poise and agility needed to become a diver, but she didn’t start the sport until her freshman year...

Beatty tries to heal knee before NCAA championships

RYAN YOUNG

March 11, 2009

Iowa 197-pounder Chad Beatty is already making good on his pledge to be mat ready by the NCAA championships, which begins on March 19. Just days after beating Minnesota’s Gordon Bierschenk with an injured right knee in the...

Despite record, Iowa basketball stays tenacious

SCOTT MILLER

March 11, 2009

Penn State’s Talor Battle had 11 points in the last 2:41 to force overtime against Iowa on March 7. Everyone in Carver-Hawkeye Arena thought the game was over. The Hawkeyes had blown a nine-point lead down the stretch, and it’s...

Iowa has international accent on tennis court

ROBBIE LEHMAN

March 11, 2009

There is a culture clash on the Iowa women’s tennis team, but, head coach Daryl Greenan says, this is a good thing. Greenan has eight players on the current Hawkeye roster. Six are from the United States, but freshman Sonja...

Haal excels everywhere, from tennis court to 3.97 GPA

AMIE KIEHN

March 11, 2009

Court Eight in the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex has garnered a lot of attention throughout the spring tennis season. The painted asphalt has been worn down by Iowa’s Reinoud Haal during the Hawkeyes’ six home matches. For...

Wrestlers say job not finished after 33rd Big Ten title

RYAN YOUNG

March 10, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The communal celebration didn’t last very long inside the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday. After officially locking up their second-consecutive Big Ten championship with 141 team points, the Iowa wrestlers...

Geoff Reins a model of consistency for men’s gymnastics

JORDAN GARRETSON

March 10, 2009

The Iowa men’s gymnastics team has struggled to achieve consistency all season. Senior Geoff Reins, however, is not on the same page. After first-place finishes in both the vault and the floor exercise on Feb. 28 at Illinois,...

Hawks get ready for Big Ten tournament

CHARLIE KAUTZ

March 10, 2009

Sophomore Jake Kelly’s thoughts on his second Big Ten Player of the Week honor captured the mood of Iowa’s first shootaround of the postseason on Monday. “Pretty cool,” he said. After a win in its home finale and a day...

Point/counterpoint: Should Angle have gotten playing time on Saturday?

DI SPORTS STAFF

March 10, 2009

YES — Jordan Garretson The final home basketball contest of the regular season means one thing — Senior Day, a time to honor the student athletes who have dedicated themselves to the program for the last four or more yea...

Jenifer Simbhudas honored

DI SPORTS STAFF

March 10, 2009

Competing in the final home meet of her career, senior Jenifer Simbhudas gave it her all this past weekend against No. 24 Kentucky. She helped lead the 23rd-ranked GymHawks to a 196.525-194.875 victory, the highest team score...