The Daily Iowan

GymHawks face Kentucky

EVELYN LAU

March 6, 2009

Hitting 24-for-24. That has been the top goal for the Iowa women’s gymnastics team all season. As the GymHawks head into their final home meet, problems on the balance beam have forced head coach Larissa Libby to place more...

For wrestling uniforms, it’s back to the Gable era

ZACH SMITH

March 5, 2009

Iowa wrestling is defined by its tradition. A tradition built by hard work and execution, a tradition of all business all the time. A legacy of domination. Iowa head coach Tom Brands has become the Mickey Mantle to Dan Gable’s...

As women head to Big Ten, let the madness begin

JEFF PAWOLA

March 5, 2009

The women’s Big Ten Tournament will begin today in Conseco Field House in Indianapolis, with three first-round games featuring the teams at the bottom of the bracket. Seeds 6-11 will open up tournament play with the hope of...

Iowa not a tennis Eden for recruits

ROBBIE LEHMAN

March 5, 2009

Iowa women’s tennis head coach Daryl Greenan sits in his office surfing tennis websites, looking to find the next Hawkeye star. He regularly checks out sites such as tennisrecruiting.net and collegetennisonline.com to search...

Women’s golf pitching for consistency

PETER GUSTIN

March 5, 2009

Coming off a fall season marked by inconsistency, the Iowa women’s golf team is getting ready to tee it up in warm weather. The Hawkeyes started the season by defeating Stetson in a dual on Feb. 14, carding a 312 as a team...

Hawks men’s basketball still seeking improvement

CHARLIE KAUTZ

March 3, 2009

Iowa head coach Todd Lickliter isn’t losing his patience. He admitted Monday he didn’t have very much to begin with. Now in his 23rd month leading the Hawkeye basketball program, Lickliter’s calendar has again changed with...

Young men’s swimmers see a very bright future

JON LINDER

March 3, 2009

The Iowa men’s swimming and diving team took home ninth place at the Big Ten championships over this past weekend in West Lafayette, Ind., with a team score of 144. Sophomore swimmer Conor Dwyer led the Hawkeyes throughout...

Several medal for Iowa at men’s track Big Tens

ZACH SMITH

March 3, 2009

Despite a ninth-place finish at the Big Ten indoor championships last weekend at Penn State’s Ashenfelter Multisport Facility, the Iowa men’s track and field team managed to put several athletes on the medal stand. The Hawkeyes...

Women’s track finding some bright spots

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

March 3, 2009

Finishing last at the Big Ten indoor championships is not what Iowa women’s track and field head coach Layne Anderson expected when his squad left for Bloomington, Ind., on Feb. 26. But with a team short on experience and numbers,...

Point-counterpoint: Which Iowa wrestling team is better — 2008 or 2009?

DI SPORTS STAFF

March 3, 2009

2008 Is it really fair to compare the two teams? Last year’s wrestling team actually won both the Big Ten and NCAA championships. This year’s squad has yet to do either, and by default, it is the lesser of the pair. It...

Women’s tennis bounces back in conference-opener

ROBBIE LEHMAN

March 2, 2009

Fans at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex cheered with joy and applauded the hard work of the Iowa women’s tennis team Sunday as it came from behind to upset No. 52 Minnesota, 4-3, in its first Big Ten match of the...

Hoopsters tie for second, Iowa women set record

MIKE BROWNLEE

March 2, 2009

Seniors Wendy Ausdemore, Megan Skouby, and Kristi Smith entered the Big Ten record books Sunday afternoon as the Iowa women’s basketball team beat Northwestern, 86-79, in Evanston, Ill. A Skouby 18-foot jumper with 15:06 left...