The Daily Iowan

Softball has weekend of records

JON LINDER

May 11, 2009

May 9 was a historic day for the Iowa softball team, reaching a bevy of milestones during a sweep of a season-ending doubleheader with Minnesota. Head coach Gayle Blevins moved into sole possession of second place on the all-time...

Blevins at the top

MIKE SLUSARK

May 11, 2009

She might not have the instant name recognition of Hayden Fry or Dan Gable, but Gayle Blevins deserves to be remembered as an all-time great in Iowa coaching. Blevins quietly moved in to second place on the all-time Division-I...

Pitching gem lifts Hawks

RYAN YOUNG

May 11, 2009

Senior Day belonged to a freshman on Sunday. Masterfully painting both sides of the plate with his high-80s fastball and fooling batters with an especially nasty curve, Jarred Hippen pitched a gem during Iowa’s final home game...

Sporting tattoos in Hawk nation

AMIE KIEHN

May 8, 2009

An athlete’s body is a temple, the cliché tells us. Some athletes awake at 6 a.m. to squeeze lifting into their packed day. Others swim laps before the Sun rises to burn off the mist, proverbial or real. And some hit the pavement...

Baseball faces Penn State

JEFF PAWOLA

May 8, 2009

Baseball snaps 8-game skid

RYAN YOUNG

May 6, 2009

Iowa head coach Jack Dahm said he sensed it early. He saw his players bouncing around in pregame warm-ups, and the sixth-year Iowa coach knew it was a good sign. The Hawkeyes blasted 14 hits, sophomore center fielder Kurtis...

Softball needs rebound

JON LINDER

May 6, 2009

It has been an odd, frustrating week for the Iowa softball team. The Hawkeyes entered the week ranked No. 25 nationally, riding a five-game winning streak and boasting yet another Big Ten Pitcher of the Week nod for senior Brittany...

Men’s track makes official border-state rivalry

ZACH SMITH

May 6, 2009

In the beginning, there was just Floyd of Rosedale. Then came the Cy-Hawk Trophy, followed decades later by the Heartland Trophy. But the football team isn’t the only squad on campus with a traveling rivalry trophy anymore. ...

Tracksters on Cloud 9 in new digs

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI AND ZACH SMITH

May 5, 2009

If the Recreation Building were an older version of Wayne Maynor, than the track and field team’s new addition would be its “Bat Cave.” “It’s just amazing,” senior All-American John Hickey said about the track and...

Baseball Hawks hoping to end eight-game losing streak

JEFF PAWOLA

May 5, 2009

After getting swept by Minnesota over the past weekend, the Iowa baseball team returns to Banks Field today to take on Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 6 p.m. The injury-depleted Hawkeyes (14-30, 3-14) have lost eight-straight games, and...

Point/Counterpoint: Should college coaches use Twitter?

DI SPORTS STAFF

May 5, 2009

NO Although I myself have gone cuckoo and logged on to Twitter (follow me @amiekiehn for useless tidbits like I watched Homeward Bound I and II Saturday … or save your mind space and don’t), college coaches should NOT be Tw...