The Daily Iowan

Young athletes slide into softball camp

CLARK CAHILL

June 12, 2009

Pearl Field was bustling with activity this week, but the Iowa softball team wasn’t making all the noise. Nearly 50 girls, ages 8 to 18, participated in the Hawkeye Softball Day Camp, where they were given instruction from...

‘Hawkapalooza’ hopes to inspire pre-game Hawkeye hysteria

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 12, 2009

The newly founded Student Committee on Athletics has been brainstorming creative ways to enhance student sports participation at Iowa, something that has seen a decline in recent years. The committee’s latest project is “Hawkapalooza,”...

Gatens, Cole top picks for summer’s Prime Time League

SEAN MORGAN

June 11, 2009

Matt Gatens and Jarryd Cole have both established themselves as leaders on the Iowa men’s basketball team. So it’s no surprise when the Prime Time League draft took place Wednesday evening, the Hawkeye duo went 1-2. Choosing...

Tucker returns to court

J.T. BUGOS

June 11, 2009

Game days are what athletes live for. Endless hours of practice, conditioning and strength training all lead up to the days they get to compete. For months, Anthony Tucker was denied game day. He wasn’t able to experience...

Toronto Blue Jays draft Hawk Hurler

J.T. BUGOS

June 11, 2009

Steve Turnbull was navigating through Facebook and the MLB DraftTracker when he heard his name called Wednesday afternoon. The Hawkeye pitcher was selected in the 17th round by the Toronto Blue Jays. “I was so excited; I had...

Commentary: Gatens above hype

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 11, 2009

No surprise here. Iowa sophomore-to-be Matt Gatens was chosen as the first overall pick in this summer’s Prime Time League draft. It makes sense; pick last summer’s most valuable player whose team won the league championship....

Injuries riddle baseball squad

TRAVIS VARNER

June 10, 2009

Injuries dashed the Iowa baseball team’s hopes of a successful 2009 season, squashing the Hawkeyes’ high preseason expectations. Iowa had an overall record of 16-35 and a Big Ten record of 4-19, last in the conference. Head...

Farley geared up for NCAAs

ZACH CHRISWELL

June 10, 2009

Karessa Farley is ready to prove the rankers wrong in the NCAA championships for a second time. She entered the NCAA indoor meet in March ranked 13th nationally in the 60-meter hurdles and proceeded to finish eighth. Now going...

Shot putter eyes last college hurrah

J.T. BUGOS

June 10, 2009

John Hickey’s favorite moment of his four-year career was finishing second to teammate Shane Maier in the Big Ten indoor championships his sophomore year. Hickey describes it as the best competition he has ever been in and says...

Europe good for Hawk hoopsters

BRENDAN STILES

June 9, 2009

The Iowa men’s basketball team went on its European tour looking to become better on the hardwood as well as a more closely knit group off it. Reuniting a week after arriving back to the United States for a team workout on...

Rowers like their improving stock

AARON COOPER

June 9, 2009

The Iowa rowing team narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA championships with their fifth-place finish out of 13 teams in the Central Regional. In the May 16-17 event in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the finish left them one spot short....

Sisterly act on water

AARON COOPER

June 9, 2009

When the Academic All-Big Ten team was announced for the 2009 spring season, rowing led the way for Iowa with 22 honorees. Three sisters, senior Hannah Miller and sophomores Haylie and Heidie Miller, earned the distinction by...