The Daily Iowan

Europe good for Hawk hoopsters

BRENDAN STILES

June 9, 2009

The Iowa men’s basketball team went on its European tour looking to become better on the hardwood as well as a more closely knit group off it. Reuniting a week after arriving back to the United States for a team workout on...

Rowers like their improving stock

AARON COOPER

June 9, 2009

The Iowa rowing team narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA championships with their fifth-place finish out of 13 teams in the Central Regional. In the May 16-17 event in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the finish left them one spot short....

Sisterly act on water

AARON COOPER

June 9, 2009

When the Academic All-Big Ten team was announced for the 2009 spring season, rowing led the way for Iowa with 22 honorees. Three sisters, senior Hannah Miller and sophomores Haylie and Heidie Miller, earned the distinction by...

Distance runner makes immediate impact

TRAVIS VARNER

June 9, 2009

Iowa freshman distance runner Betsy Flood was considered a future star before the outdoor track season, but she has made an immediate impact by qualifying for this week’s NCAA championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Flood qualified...

Meeting the hurdles

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 9, 2009

Even during their short races, sprinters have numerous things to think about. There’s form, technique, timing, breathing; the list goes on. But Iowa sprinter Ray Varner has a different philosophy. “Honestly, the best for...

Point/Counterpoint: Should fans vote for MLB All-Stars?

DI SPORTS STAFF

June 9, 2009

YES Summer is heating up and the MLB All-Star Game is a little more than a month away. As usual, there is some controversy over who is getting voted into the game. This year, that controversy involves Manny Ramirez. Despite...

Hawks battle coaches in wrestling trials

CLARK CAHILL

June 8, 2009

Competing for a spot on the World Team is enough to get one’s adrenaline flowing. Having to wrestle your coaches, as senior-to-be Brent Metcalf had to do, for a chance to earn that spot only adds to the excitement. Several...

Men’s golf finishes strong

CLARK CAHILL

June 8, 2009

It’s an adage in the sports realm: Experience equals future success. The Iowa men’s golf team is hoping this will ring true after finishing 17th out of 30 teams in the three-round, stroke-play competition at the NCAA championships...

Iowa runner takes aim at 800 club

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 8, 2009

Maybe it’s the fist-bump from his mother before every race. Maybe it’s the pre-meet hip-hop playlist he listens to. Or maybe, as he insists, it’s the grueling, year-round training regimen. Whatever the case, it has propelled...

Long jumper strives for consistency

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

June 8, 2009

Iowa women’s track and field senior Renee White was calm as she approached the pit in the triple jump during the Big Ten championships in Columbus, Ohio. The result was the largest jump in Big Ten and Iowa history, and it defeated...

Hawkeye softball looks ahead

SEAN MORGAN

June 8, 2009

Gayle Blevins has coached in numerous NCAA Tournaments. Compared with past appearances, the Iowa softball team did not meet its expectations. The Hawkeyes ended their 2009 season by being eliminated in the Atlanta Regional by...

Turnaround day in November is Sports Story of the Year

BRENDAN STILES

May 15, 2009

Nov. 8, 2008, will be engraved in the mind of anyone associated with Iowa football. Our choice for the DI’s Story of the Year had the elements of a Hollywood script — frigid weather, a powerhouse opponent, a game decided...