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Coach of the year: Brands atop wrestling

RYAN YOUNG

May 14, 2009

In three years, no other current Iowa coach has accomplished more than Tom Brands. All others are dwarfed in comparison. Twice named Big Ten Coach of the Year, the 41-year-old has molded two national champions, three conference...

Men’s track heads to Big Ten championships

ZACH SMITH

May 14, 2009

John Hickey has accomplished a lot in his four years as a varsity thrower for the Iowa men’s track and field team. Hickey holds the school record in the shot put after breaking Jeremy Allen’s 8-year-old mark last February....

Women’s track competes in Big Tens

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

May 14, 2009

The Iowa women’s track and field team will leave for Columbus, Ohio, on Friday to compete in the outdoor Big Ten championships, wrapping up the second half of the 2009 campaign. The Hawkeyes will try to improve their last-place...

Basketball wants the fans back

SCOTT MILLER

May 13, 2009

To call Iowa basketball fans starved would be kind. With the men’s program making only three NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 10 years (2001, 2005, and 2006), famished would be a more accurate description. But there...

Pfeiffer is DI Female Athlete of Year

JEFF PAWOLA

May 13, 2009

As if she did not have enough honors and recognition, senior field hockey player Lauren Pfeiffer adds another award to her proverbial trophy case, being named the Female Athlete of the Year by The Daily Iowan. The Mount Laurel, ...

Men’s golf set for regional

JORDAN GARRETSON

May 13, 2009

When the Iowa men’s golf team tees off in Thursday’s first round of the Southeast Regional in Sorrento, Fla., it will mark the Hawkeyes’ first postseason action in 14 years. Making the trip for Iowa, ranked 59th nationally,...

Point/Counterpoint: Should Brett Favre play for the Vikings in 2009?

DI SPORTS STAFF

May 12, 2009

Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about Brett Favre? I certainly am. Two words to Favre: STAY RETIRED. Why? Because I can’t get my daily fix of ESPN anymore. It refuses to stop beating this dead horse. Aside from ...

Hawkeye sports in the time of economic cholera

ZACH SMITH

May 12, 2009

The Iowa athletics department has distinguished itself in more ways than one this year. For the first time in 18 years, the Hawkeye football team beat a squad ranked in the AP top five when it downed Penn State, 24-23, on Nov....

Greene nabs DI Male Athlete of the Year award

SCOTT MILLER

May 12, 2009

What’s left to say about Shonn Greene? By now, everyone knows about his rise from obscurity to domination of Big Ten defenses. Everyone knows the way he treats his teammates and acts off the field. Everyone knows his statistics...

Hicks to swim for New Zealand

EVELYN LAU

May 12, 2009

Verity Hicks won’t spend her summer working a job or internship. Instead, she’ll be in Serbia, representing her country, New Zealand. The sophomore AquaHawk will compete in the World University Games, also known as Summer...

Big win on Senior Day for baseball team

JEFF PAWOLA

May 11, 2009

The Iowa baseball team ended three different losing streaks with its 5-3 victory over Penn State (24-23, 7-14) on Sunday at Banks Field. The Hawkeyes (16-32, 4-16) ended their previous two-game losing streak, an eight-game Big...

Freshman of the Year: Matt Gatens

SCOTT MILLER

May 11, 2009

The only problem with naming Matt Gatens The Daily Iowan’s Freshman of the Year is that the Iowa City native hardly looked like a first-year player on the court. First in the conference in free-throw percentage (90.4 percent),...