The Daily Iowan

Baseball senior Justin Toole’s head not turned by preseason accolades

RYAN YOUNG

February 17, 2009

Justin Toole doesn’t like to read anything into preseason accolades. He’s honored, but the Iowa senior shortstop isn’t about to hang his sweat-stained ball cap on them just yet. He was lauded as a preseason third-team...

Wrestlers slam Gophers 25-9

ZACH SMITH

February 16, 2009

Carver-Hawkeye Arena got the memo that archrival Minnesota and head coach J Robinson — a Hawkeye in exile — were coming to Iowa City. With emotions particularly high on Senior Day, the Hawkeyes took the 2009 installment of...

Commentary: Wrestling takes no prisoners

RYAN YOUNG

February 16, 2009

Here is a message to Indiana, Northwestern, and the rest of the Big Ten: For the last five weeks of the season: You better bring more than your best shot when you’re up against Iowa. You better deliver an immediate knockout...

Rough streak continues as Hawks fall to Purdue

SCOTT MILLER

February 16, 2009

The rebound soared just inches above Jake Kelly’s finger tips, out of his grasp. Instead, Purdue’s Keaton Grant snagged the board, and with it, a 49-45 victory over to Iowa, sending the Hawkeyes home on Valentine’s Day with...

Some lessons in adversity for men’s basketball

CHARLIE KAUTZ

February 16, 2009

Say this for the Iowa men’s basketball team. A season of adversity has proven the Hawkeyes great teachers to a fan base wading through the second year of a rebuilding process led by head coach Todd Lickliter. And despite Iowa’s...

Hoopsters ride thrilling comeback

MIKE BROWNLEE

February 16, 2009

It took the biggest comeback in program history, but the Iowa women’s basketball team beat Penn State, 63-57, Sunday afternoon in State College, Pa. Up by two late, the Hawkeyes (16-9, 9-5) got a Wendy Ausdemore 3-pointer with...

Women GymHawks in the pink for meet

EVELYN LAU

February 16, 2009

Jessa Hansen’s mother is a breast-cancer survivor. Perhaps that’s why the freshman gymnast from Clive, Iowa, views Iowa’s annual “Pink Meet” with such high regard. “My family and I have been affected by breast cancer,...

Men’s tennis takes Illinois State, Western Michigan

AMIE KIEHN

February 16, 2009

The Iowa men’s tennis team knocked off both weekend opponents, 7-0, increasing the Hawkeyes’ record to 4-1. The wins against Illinois State and Western Michigan were anchored by the impressive play of junior Tommy McGeorge...

Men gymnasts improve, but…

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 16, 2009

If there is one phrase to describe Iowa’s performance in its home triangular Feb. 14, “mixed emotions” fits the bill well. The Hawkeyes’ 341.60 team score was 20 points better than their 321.55 showing two weeks ago at...