The Daily Iowan

Tough match ahead as tennis faces foe Drake

AMIE KIEHN

February 25, 2009

Great rivalries have been a fixture of the sporting scene — Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal, Duke against North Carolina, Celtics versus Lakers. One rivalry that hasn’t dominated the headlines but is still deeply impassioned...

UNI Baseball decision hits home

RYAN YOUNG

February 25, 2009

Iowa head coach Jack Dahm understands why the question must be asked. In fact, he expects to hear it a lot over the next three months. With Northern Iowa announcing on Monday that its baseball program will be cut at the end of...

Third coach among peers

AMIE KIEHN

February 25, 2009

Pete Sampras was in his prime while Patrick Dwyer was hitting tennis balls in his hometown of Franksville, Wis. Dwyer watched as Sampras executed his flawless volleying skills that won him Grand Slam after Grand Slam. It’s...

Hawks look for two in a row as Spartans loom

SCOTT MILLER

February 25, 2009

Twice this year, Iowa has won big games at home — Jan. 21 against Wisconsin and Feb. 7 against Northwestern — only to falter on the road a few days later. After the Wisconsin game, the Hawkeyes suffered a heartbreaker at...

Unsung seniors of women’s basketball

MIKE BROWNLEE

February 25, 2009

Thursday night’s Iowa women’s basketball game at home against Illinois will be the final contest for the Hawkeye seniors, including three — Wendy Ausdemore, Megan Skouby, and Kristi Smith — who will finish their career...

Hawks’ Wahlin getting the point

MIKE BROWNLEE

February 25, 2009

Heir apparent. Passing the baton. Next in line. Circle of life. Changing on the guard (literally). Whatever cliché you want to use, it’s going on at point guard on the Iowa women’s basketball team. But while Smith is st...

Basketball women not exactly raining 3’s after men’s line move

JEFF PAWOLA

February 24, 2009

It’s well-documented how the extra foot added to the 3-point line has affected the men’s game — bringing down the national average for made 3-pointers to its lowest since the 1998-99 season at 34.23 percent, according to...

Underclassmen fuel women’s track

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

February 24, 2009

In 2008, the Iowa women’s track and field team had four All-Americans. Coming into this season, only one of those four, senior Racheal Marchand, returned. The makeup of this year’s team is much different. Losing that much...

Iowa women’s swimming and diving is in 9th, but with excellent records

EVELYN LAU

February 24, 2009

Usually, a ninth-place finish isn’t much to brag about. Unless, of course, a team breaks seven school records and posts three NCAA B-cut performance times — then maybe it deserves some recognition. While competing at the...

Who’s going to have the best NFL career: Greene, King, or Fletcher?

DI SPORTS STAFF

February 24, 2009

Shonn Greene Don’t let the 40-yard dash fool you. Over this past weekend, 23-year-old Shonn Greene ran a 4.63 40 at the NFL scouting combine, which for him was an expected time. But while his speed isn’t elite, Greene do...

Baseball out at UNI

ASSOCIATED PRESS

February 24, 2009

DES MOINES — Northern Iowa will eliminate its baseball program after this season, a cost-cutting measure officials say will save the school around $400,000. Athletics Director Troy Dannen made the announcement Monday, three...

Kelly leads Hawks past Michigan in overtime thriller

CHARLIE KAUTZ

February 23, 2009

Iowa dressed for the Oscars in a game against Michigan featuring all the elements of an Academy Award winner on Sunday night. There was red-carpet glitter when Iowa unveiled its new, stunningly gold jerseys before tip-off. There...