The Daily Iowan

Distance runner makes immediate impact

TRAVIS VARNER

June 9, 2009

Iowa freshman distance runner Betsy Flood was considered a future star before the outdoor track season, but she has made an immediate impact by qualifying for this week’s NCAA championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Flood qualified...

Meeting the hurdles

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 9, 2009

Even during their short races, sprinters have numerous things to think about. There’s form, technique, timing, breathing; the list goes on. But Iowa sprinter Ray Varner has a different philosophy. “Honestly, the best for...

Point/Counterpoint: Should fans vote for MLB All-Stars?

DI SPORTS STAFF

June 9, 2009

YES Summer is heating up and the MLB All-Star Game is a little more than a month away. As usual, there is some controversy over who is getting voted into the game. This year, that controversy involves Manny Ramirez. Despite...

Hawks battle coaches in wrestling trials

CLARK CAHILL

June 8, 2009

Competing for a spot on the World Team is enough to get one’s adrenaline flowing. Having to wrestle your coaches, as senior-to-be Brent Metcalf had to do, for a chance to earn that spot only adds to the excitement. Several...

Men’s golf finishes strong

CLARK CAHILL

June 8, 2009

It’s an adage in the sports realm: Experience equals future success. The Iowa men’s golf team is hoping this will ring true after finishing 17th out of 30 teams in the three-round, stroke-play competition at the NCAA championships...

Iowa runner takes aim at 800 club

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 8, 2009

Maybe it’s the fist-bump from his mother before every race. Maybe it’s the pre-meet hip-hop playlist he listens to. Or maybe, as he insists, it’s the grueling, year-round training regimen. Whatever the case, it has propelled...

Long jumper strives for consistency

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

June 8, 2009

Iowa women’s track and field senior Renee White was calm as she approached the pit in the triple jump during the Big Ten championships in Columbus, Ohio. The result was the largest jump in Big Ten and Iowa history, and it defeated...

Hawkeye softball looks ahead

SEAN MORGAN

June 8, 2009

Gayle Blevins has coached in numerous NCAA Tournaments. Compared with past appearances, the Iowa softball team did not meet its expectations. The Hawkeyes ended their 2009 season by being eliminated in the Atlanta Regional by...

Turnaround day in November is Sports Story of the Year

BRENDAN STILES

May 15, 2009

Nov. 8, 2008, will be engraved in the mind of anyone associated with Iowa football. Our choice for the DI’s Story of the Year had the elements of a Hollywood script — frigid weather, a powerhouse opponent, a game decided...

Tourney time for Hawkeye softball

JON LINDER

May 15, 2009

With the regular season, spring semester, and a shortened finals week in the rearview mirror, the Iowa softball team has its sights set on a 4 p.m. matchup with Auburn today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes...

Despite broken arm, Toole drawing MLB interest

RYAN YOUNG

May 15, 2009

Justin Toole isn’t letting his broken arm get in the way of his baseball future. With the MLB first-year players draft set for June 9, the senior shortstop has been talking to a number of major-league teams. He declined to...

Hoop dreams burn bright

SCOTT MILLER

May 14, 2009

When Jarryd Cole talks about the future of the Iowa basketball program, he sounds a bit like a motivational speaker. The sophomore Hawkeye forward seems not only like a man obsessed with getting the team — his team — out...