The Daily Iowan

End of UNI baseball program means last Corridor Classic

ROBBIE LEHMAN

April 14, 2009

CEDAR RAPIDS — With 20 or so people and media members eagerly watching and listening, Iowa and Northern Iowa baseball coaches Jack Dahm and Rick Heller spoke about the upcoming Corridor Classic between their teams at a press...

Baseball team hopes to end losing streak

JEFF PAWOLA

April 14, 2009

In the midst of a season-long seven-game losing streak, the Iowa baseball team (11-20, 2-7) is looking for anything positive to break out of its slump. The Hawkeyes’ current losing streak matches last year’s season long streak;...

Point-counterpoint: Will the NBA or NHL playoffs be more entertaining?

DI SPORTS STAFF

April 14, 2009

NBA Playoffs It pains me to think that this topic is even debatable. The NHL? Really? Where do you even watch a game? ESPN “The Ocho”? Come on people, there is no comparison. I was tempted to just write “Kobe” and ...

Baseball loses again

JEFF PAWOLA

April 13, 2009

The Iowa baseball team lost its seventh-consecutive game Sunday, falling, 8-4, to Indiana at Banks Field. The loss came as a result of six wild pitches, one passed ball, and nine free passes — three of which were hit batters. “[Passed...

Women’s tennis drops 2

ROBBIE LEHMAN

April 13, 2009

With the temperature hovering above 50 degrees and the sun shining, things were looking up as the Iowa women’s tennis team headed to the outdoor courts for the first time this spring. The Hawkeyes hoped to channel that energy...

Commentator Ed Podolak back & sober

BRENDAN STILES

April 13, 2009

Like a prized heavyweight fighter who frequently announces comebacks from retirements, former Iowa running back Ed Podolak stepped back into the radio booth nearly as fast as he left it. Three months after taking what he called...

Baseball tries to halt losing streak

JEFF PAWOLA

April 10, 2009

The Iowa baseball team (11-17, 2-4) will try to snap a season long four-game losing streak today against Indiana (13-17, 3-2) at Banks Field. Today’s first contest will begin at 6 p.m., with both weekend games starting at 1:30...

Women’s tennis stays positive despite losses

ROBBIE LEHMAN

April 10, 2009

Don’t tell the Iowa women’s tennis team that it’s in eighth place in the Big Ten, that it’s riding a five-meet losing streak, or that it dropped out of the top 75 rankings, because it refuses to quit on the season. “I...

Baseball drops 4th to Kansas

JEFF PAWOLA

April 9, 2009

The Iowa baseball team never led in its 9-3 loss to Kansas at Banks Field on Wednesday. The Hawkeyes (11-17, 2-4) used five pitchers — starter and junior Zach Robertson, senior Nick Erdman, junior Mike Jacobs, sophomore Kevin...

Toole retools, Freie serves suspension, Blaser recovering well from surgery

RYAN YOUNG

April 9, 2009

Don’t let the 15-game hitting streak fool you — Iowa senior shortstop Justin Toole admits he’s been struggling at the plate recently. On Tuesday against Kansas, Toole saw his offensive tear end abruptly as the Hawkeye co-captain...

In tennis, ‘new kid’ shows off strokes, humbleness

AMIE KIEHN

April 9, 2009

They call him the “Fed.” Freshman Tom Mroziewicz was once affectionately called “Canada,” but since his April 5 dual match against Indiana, assistant men’s tennis coach Steve “Nasty” Nash has established the more...

Banged-up GymHawks wonder what could’ve been

EVELYN LAU

April 9, 2009

The possibility of what chould have been still lingered as the Iowa women’s gymnastics team met in the Field House for the first time since hosting the NCAA North Central Regional. Losing seven gymnasts — including three...