The Daily Iowan

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...

Wrestling still undefeated on the mats

RYAN YOUNG

February 23, 2009

It’s official. Wrestling world’s postseason field includes No. 1 Iowa and everyone else. The top-ranked Hawkeyes routed No. 19 Northwestern on Sunday in Evanston, Ill., 34-13, claiming their second-straight Big Ten regular-season...

Commentary: Hawks hang tough

SCOTT MILLER

February 23, 2009

Iowa trotted out onto the Carver-Hawkeye Arena floor Sunday afternoon with its new putrid-looking jerseys and fewer players to wear them. Nine scholarship players dressed for the Hawkeyes’ showdown with Michigan, with Jermain...

Women’s tennis loses to DePaul, whips Kansas

ROBBIE LEHMAN

February 23, 2009

The Iowa women’s tennis team proved the rankings to be true this weekend. The No. 58 Hawkeyes lost to No. 57 DePaul 5-2 on Feb. 20 but bounced back Sunday to defeat No. 75 Kansas, 5-2, at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation...

Lady Hawks hang on in Michigan

JEFF PAWOLA

February 23, 2009

The Iowa women’s basketball team won its fourth-straight game Sunday, defeating Michigan, 68-64, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The victory ties the Hawkeyes’ longest winning streak of the season; Iowa has had two other four-game winning...

Men tracksters dominate, crowning 10 individual champions

ZACH SMITH

February 23, 2009

Heading into the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 20, men’s track and field head coach Larry Wieczorek had billed the meet as a last chance for a bevy of Hawkeyes to prove themselves as contenders rather than pretenders. Despite some...

Young Hawks lead women’s track and field

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

February 23, 2009

On a night when the Iowa women’s track and field seniors were honored, two led the way in the Hawkeyes’ first-place finish at the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 20 against Augustana, Bradley, Coe, North Central, and Simpson. Seniors...

Hawkeye men’s basketball team ignores What if?

SCOTT MILLER

February 20, 2009

Before Iowa’s practice Thursday, Anthony Tucker was shooting jumpers and making most of them. It was all a part of a roller-coaster first semester on campus for the Minnetonka, Minn., native who was also arrested, suspended, and s...

Wrestlers try to stay unbeaten

RYAN YOUNG

February 20, 2009

Around the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex, automatic isn’t a word the No. 1 Iowa wrestling team likes to throw around heedlessly. But 125-pounder Charlie Falck is feeling pretty good about the Hawkeyes’ chances against No. 18...