The Daily Iowan

DeShawn Sims too much for the Hawks to handle

CHARLIE KAUTZ

March 13, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan head coach John Beilein would’ve been well-suited to arrange a massage and a king-sized hotel mattress for forward DeShawn Sims on Thursday night in Indianapolis. If Sims was just getting comfortable...

Poor shooting led to collapse against Michigan

SCOTT MILLER

March 13, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS — Senior Cyrus Tate said something interesting on Monday. Something that raised a few eyebrows in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. “Going into the [Big Ten] Tournament, teams realize we live and die by the 3,” he said. On...

Zero hour for wrestlers

ZACH SMITH

March 13, 2009

Several hours of workouts that would weed out Navy Seals. Countless days have turned into weeks, weeks into months. For the nine Iowa wrestlers who are set to throw it down next week at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, all...

Women’s basketball team waits for NCAA brackets

MIKE BROWNLEE

March 13, 2009

Their own beds and home-court advantage are among the many perks that await the Iowa women’s basketball players in the NCAA Tournament. Three teams will join Iowa inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena March 22 and 24 for first and second...

Mich-again for Iowa at Big Ten Championships

SCOTT MILLER

March 12, 2009

Manny Harris sat on the bench for the first minute in overtime. You figured he was hurt or that Michigan head coach John Beilein was going to work his star into the game somehow. But Harris, an All-Big Ten first team selection...

Each game a season as Iowa searches for winning formula

CHARLIE KAUTZ

March 12, 2009

The Iowa men’s basketball team was like a wet matchbook during Big Ten play this season. For every rare game with just enough spark to ignite a fire under the Hawkeyes, there were several that saw Iowa flare out, a team overcome...

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...