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Luka Garza becomes first Iowa men’s basketball player to earn Wooden Award All-America recognition

Luka Garza becomes first Iowa men’s basketball player to earn Wooden Award All-America recognition

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

Luka Garza is the first Iowa men's basketball player to be named to the John Wooden Award All-America Team. The announcement was made on Wednesday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Joining Garza on the elite squad is Udoka Azubuike (Kansas), Devon Dotson (Kansas), Malachi Flynn (San Diego State...

Iowa football transitions to remote workouts

Iowa football transitions to remote workouts

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

April 1, 2020

Kirk Ferentz has his priorities set. That much was clear on his teleconference on Tuesday when he spoke to the media for the first time since spring football was moved. While the Hawkeye head coach would love to have football back as soon as possible, he understands the complications that ...

Garza named DI’s Male Athlete of the Year

Garza named DI’s Male Athlete of the Year

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

After averaging 13.1 points in his sophomore season, Iowa’s Luka Garza emerged as one of the best players across all of college basketball his junior year. For that, Garza is The Daily Iowan’s 2019-20 Male Athlete of the Year. Garza averaged 23.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per gam...

Doyle named DI’s Female Athlete of the Year

Doyle named DI’s Female Athlete of the Year

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

March 31, 2020

In her final game as a Hawkeye, senior guard Kathleen Doyle was left injured twice but came back into play soon afterwards both times. Though her team was blown out by Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament, her efforts in that game are one of the many reasons why she was revered by Hawkeye fans ...

Brands self-quarantining amid COVID-19 pandemic

Brands self-quarantining amid COVID-19 pandemic

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

The far-reaching impact of COVID-19 has been felt by people on a global scale. Not excused from those impacted is University of Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands. Brands announced in a teleconference Tuesday afternoon that he is self-quarantining in his home after he came in contact with an in...

Field hockey named DI’s Women’s Team of the Year

Field hockey named DI’s Women’s Team of the Year

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

After a conference title, a Big Ten Tournament championship, and a trip to the Elite Eight, Iowa field hockey is The Daily Iowan’s 2019-20 Women’s Team of the Year. The 2019 season was promising from the start for the Hawkeye field hockey team. Iowa was ranked in the top 10 in the nation ...

Wrestling named DI’s Men’s Team of the Year

Wrestling named DI’s Men’s Team of the Year

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

On March 12, the NCAA announced that all of its postseason championships were canceled for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year as the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit the United States. Among those terminated tournaments was the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Wrestling Championships. Despi...

Spring-sport athletes to receive extra year of eligibility, winter-sport athletes denied

Spring-sport athletes to receive extra year of eligibility, winter-sport athletes denied

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

March 30, 2020

It's been a tough and unprecedented time for student-athletes who compete at the Division I level. On Monday, some received some good news while others did not. The NCAA Division I Council approved a blanket waiver for all spring-sport athletes to receive an extra year of eligibility after...

Lee wins Dan Hodge Trophy

Lee wins Dan Hodge Trophy

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

Iowa junior Spencer Lee has been named the winner of the 2020 Dan Hodge Trophy, presented annually to the nation's most dominant college wrestler. He earned 52 of a possible 57 first-place votes. “Winning the Hodge Trophy and being recognized by fans, past winners, and members of the media is ce...

Garza named Big Man of the Year

Garza named Big Man of the Year

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Monday morning that Iowa center Luka Garza had won the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year award. The annual honor is given to the nation's best post player. Garza is the first Hawkeye to win the award, and just the fifth Big Ten player to accomplish...

DI names 2019-20 sports best of the year award winners

DI names 2019-20 sports best of the year award winners

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 29, 2020

The 2019-20 sports year for the University of Iowa — despite being cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic — was a memorable one. Because winter and spring seasons ended prematurely, the awards that the sports section of *The Daily Iowan* hands out at the end of the academic year have ...

Big Ten Conference extends suspension of organized team activities

Big Ten Conference extends suspension of organized team activities

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Friday that it will extend the previously announced suspension of all organized team activities through May 4, 2020, and will re-evaluate at that time. "This is an additional measure to the previously announced cancellation of all conference and non-conference compe...