The Daily Iowan

Jake Kelly’s play nothing to sneeze at

SCOTT MILLER

March 9, 2009

Filed under Sports

It seemed like an abnormal point to call a time-out. After all, the second half had just started, and Todd Lickliter’s game plan couldn’t have changed that much in 31 seconds of play. But there Lickliter was — signaling...

Jenifer Simbhudas nearly perfect at gymnastics meet

EVELYN LAU

March 9, 2009

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Jenifer Simbhudas has always striven for perfection. Competing in her final regular-season home meet for the Iowa women’s gymnastics team on March 6, the senior sure got close. Simbhudas kicked off the night with a 9.900 in...

Women open basketball tournament against Minnesota

JEFF PAWOLA

March 6, 2009

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The women’s Big Ten Tournament got underway Thursday as the conferences lower seeds battled it. There were no real surprises — No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 6 Indiana, and No. 9 Illinois all emerged victorious. Tonight, fourth-seeded...

Hawkeye men’s basketball team will try to end close losses

SCOTT MILLER

March 6, 2009

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When looking at the Iowa men’s basketball team, one is hard-pressed to remember the blowout losses. Sure, the Hawkeyes, who sit at 10th in the conference with a 4-13 record, have endured plenty of defeats over the past four...

Top-ranked wrestlers look to defend Big Ten title

RYAN YOUNG

March 6, 2009

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The top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes or the defending Big Ten Tournament champs? While either title is applicable to the Iowa wrestling team heading into this weekend’s conference championships, which will begin at 10 a.m., on Saturday...

GymHawks face Kentucky

EVELYN LAU

March 6, 2009

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Hitting 24-for-24. That has been the top goal for the Iowa women’s gymnastics team all season. As the GymHawks head into their final home meet, problems on the balance beam have forced head coach Larissa Libby to place more...

For wrestling uniforms, it’s back to the Gable era

ZACH SMITH

March 5, 2009

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Iowa wrestling is defined by its tradition. A tradition built by hard work and execution, a tradition of all business all the time. A legacy of domination. Iowa head coach Tom Brands has become the Mickey Mantle to Dan Gable’s...

As women head to Big Ten, let the madness begin

JEFF PAWOLA

March 5, 2009

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The women’s Big Ten Tournament will begin today in Conseco Field House in Indianapolis, with three first-round games featuring the teams at the bottom of the bracket. Seeds 6-11 will open up tournament play with the hope of...

Iowa not a tennis Eden for recruits

ROBBIE LEHMAN

March 5, 2009

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Iowa women’s tennis head coach Daryl Greenan sits in his office surfing tennis websites, looking to find the next Hawkeye star. He regularly checks out sites such as tennisrecruiting.net and collegetennisonline.com to search...

Women’s golf pitching for consistency

PETER GUSTIN

March 5, 2009

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Coming off a fall season marked by inconsistency, the Iowa women’s golf team is getting ready to tee it up in warm weather. The Hawkeyes started the season by defeating Stetson in a dual on Feb. 14, carding a 312 as a team...

Hawks men’s basketball still seeking improvement

CHARLIE KAUTZ

March 3, 2009

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Iowa head coach Todd Lickliter isn’t losing his patience. He admitted Monday he didn’t have very much to begin with. Now in his 23rd month leading the Hawkeye basketball program, Lickliter’s calendar has again changed with...

Young men’s swimmers see a very bright future

JON LINDER

March 3, 2009

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The Iowa men’s swimming and diving team took home ninth place at the Big Ten championships over this past weekend in West Lafayette, Ind., with a team score of 144. Sophomore swimmer Conor Dwyer led the Hawkeyes throughout...