The Daily Iowan

Lots of football Hawks banged up, Edds will be ready

SCOTT MILLER

April 20, 2009

Before the April 18 spring scrimmage, linebacker A.J. Edds didn’t look like a player recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. Instead of standing on the sidelines like some of his injured defenders, the senior-to-be was...

Bruggeman just wants an opportunity to join NFL

RYAN YOUNG

April 20, 2009

Playing football as a tyke in the Midwest, the only thing Rob Bruggeman wanted to be growing up was a Hawkeye. He didn’t want to be a Bear, or a Packer, or a Viking. And he certainly didn’t aspire to be a Lion. From the p...

Iowa softball sweeps Spartans

JON LINDER

April 20, 2009

The two games of Iowa’s double-header with Michigan State on April 18 could not have ended on more contrasting terms. The Hawkeyes (35-11, 7-5) beat the Spartans 8-0 in six innings on the run rule in Game One, before treating...

Tennis’ Bierich nails final win against Boilermakers

AMIE KIEHN

April 20, 2009

The last home match for Iowa senior Christian Bierich ended exactly how he wanted. All eyes were transfixed on him and Purdue’s Slavko Bijelica with the dual meet between the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers tied at 3. The wind gusted...

Senior Day for men’s tennis

AMIE KIEHN

April 17, 2009

Seniors Christian Bierich and Greg Holm and junior Walker Grimes will all see their last regular-season match for the Hawkeyes against Purdue on April 19 at 2 p.m. “Those three guys are a really good class,” Iowa head coach...

Softball tries to bounce back from sweep

MIKE SLUSARK

April 17, 2009

The No. 23 Iowa softball team will look to get its bats going this weekend in two home games against last-place Michigan State. The Spartan pitchers are among the worst in the Big Ten this season with a league-worst 4.89 team...

Gymnasts head for NCAAs with guarded optimism

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 16, 2009

The last time Iowa won a national championship in men’s gymnastics was 1969. It’s not likely that will change this week. The Hawkeyes will compete tonight in the qualifying round of the 2009 NCAA championships in Minneapolis,...

No reining him in

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 16, 2009

Iowa senior Geoff Reins will be just one of the Hawkeyes stepping into the University of Minnesota’s Sports Pavilion to compete in the NCAA championships. But more specifically for the Buffalo Grove, Ill., native, it will be...

Tennis star Bierich ready for last dual

AMIE KIEHN

April 16, 2009

He quit figure skating because it wasn’t his thing. Left the table-tennis circuit in seventh grade after getting beat by a girl. Enjoyed soccer but discovered he preferred a sport with a little more control. Tennis was what...

Young Hawkeye track throwers shining

ZACH SMITH

April 16, 2009

Put them in red and green overalls, draw on a pair of matching mustaches, and you would have the Iowa track and field version of the Super Smash Brothers. Redshirt freshmen throwers Nick Brayton and Ryan Lamparek have started...

Marvin McNutt opens some eyes

RYAN YOUNG

April 15, 2009

Nearly a year ago, sophomore-to-be Marvin McNutt left spring practice as Iowa’s No. 3 quarterback behind former starter Jake Christensen and sophomore Ricky Stanzi. Now he has become the Hawkeyes’ primary receiver, listed...

Parker raves about Amari Spievey, defense

BRENDAN STILES

April 15, 2009

There may not have been a crystal ball in front of Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker when he met the media on Tuesday, but that didn’t keep him from looking into the future. As he discussed how the defensive side of the...