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Iowa players lead a chant with fans after a softball game between Iowa and Nebraska on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Bob Pearl Softball Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers  4-1.

Iowa softball coaches back out on recruiting trail

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter July 28, 2021

It has been a busy summer for the Iowa softball coaching staff with in-person recruiting back in full swing. After the NCAA suspended in-person visits for prospective student-athletes and live evaluations...

Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands watches a during Iowas dual meet against Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

Iowa athletics announces contract extensions for nine coaches

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 26, 2021

Iowa athletics extended nine Hawkeye head coaches, the department announced Monday. A number of assistant coaches in several sports also received contract extensions. “It is with great pleasure...

Iowa utility player Sammy Diaz high fives her teammates before the Iowa Softball senior game against Illinois on May 16, 2021 at Bob Pearl Field. Iowa defeated Illinois 4-3.

Hawkeyes capitalize in name, image, likeness as Barstool Athletes

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 13, 2021

Iowa softball sophomore infielder Sammy Diaz has been a Barstool Sports fan for as long as she can remember. So, when Barstool Sports started a new venture of its business — Barstool Athletes,...

Iowa right-hand pitcher Allison Doocy pitches the ball during the Iowa Softball senior game against Illinois on May 16, 2021 at Bob Pearl Field. Iowa defeated Illinois 4-3. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa softball ends senior day with a win and strong performance from Doocy

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor May 16, 2021

With runners on first and second and no outs in the fifth inning, Iowa softball senior Allison Doocy came in as the pitcher in her final game ever at Bob Pearl Field on an overcast Sunday. Replacing...

Iowa pitcher Lauren Shaw is congratulated by teammates after winning a softball game between Iowa and Illinois on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Pearl Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 7-2.

Iowa softball’s pitching helps decide doubleheader split against Illinois

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor May 15, 2021

Pitching made a big difference for the Iowa softball team for better or worse in Saturday’s doubleheader against Illinois. Iowa won the first game, 7-2, and Illinois won the second game, 9-1, at...

Iowa right fielder Nia Carter connects with a ball for a hit during a softball game between Iowa and Illinois on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Pearl Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 7-2.

Iowa softball offense loses momentum, Hawkeyes split doubleheader with Illinois

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter May 15, 2021

It was a hot-and-cold day for the Iowa softball offense at the plate on Saturday, as the Hawkeyes split their final doubleheader of the season with Illinois. Iowa won the first game, 7-2, and dropped...

Iowa right-hand pitcher Allison Doocy pitches the ball during the Iowa Softball game against Illinois on May 14, 2021 at Bob Pearl Field. Iowa defeated Illinois 3-1.

Photos: Iowa softball vs. Illinois

Casey Stone, Photojournalist May 15, 2021

Iowa right-hand pitcher Allison Doocy pitches the ball during the Iowa Softball game against Illinois on May 14, 2021 at Bob Pearl Field. Iowa defeated Illinois 3-1. (Casey Stone/The Daily Iowan)

Doocy pitches dandy in Iowa softball’s 3-1 victory over Illinois

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor May 14, 2021

In her last ever Friday start at Bob Pearl Field, Iowa pitcher Allison Doocy had another one of her great performances in Iowa’s 3-1 win over Illinois. The Ankeny, Iowa, native threw all seven...

Iowa right handed pitcher Allison Doocy throws the ball during a softball game against Nebraska on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Pearl Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers, 1-0.

Iowa softball’s Allison Doocy is graduating with a master’s this spring

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor May 10, 2021

Before she graduated high school, Allison Doocy considered several colleges — most of which didn’t offer her a chance to play collegiate softball. So, when the University of Iowa and its softball...

Iowa designated player Denali Loecker rounds second after reaching second on an error during a softball game between Iowa and Nebraska on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Bob Pearl Softball Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers  4-1.

‘Monster truck’: how Iowa’s freshman softball hitter got her nickname

Sarah Watson, Executive Editor May 10, 2021

Denali Loecker dominated in the batter’s box in Sunday’s double header against Nebraska, getting a hit in four out of her six at-bats between the two games.  And her teammates and fans recognize...

Iowa right handed pitcher Allison Doocy catches a ground ball during a softball game against Nebraska on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Pearl Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers, 1-0.

Iowa softball bounces back, sweeps Sunday doubleheader against Nebraska

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter May 9, 2021

After a dormant offensive performance Saturday afternoon, Iowa softball reignited its bats Sunday in a doubleheader sweep of Nebraska. The Hawkeyes won the first game, 6-1, and the second game,...

Iowa utility player Denali Loecker watches for a pitch during a softball game against Nebraska on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Pearl Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers, 1-0.

Stagnant offense dooms Iowa softball in loss to Nebraska

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter May 8, 2021

Iowa softball’s offense was dormant Saturday afternoon, as the Hawkeyes dropped the second game of the weekend, 4-0, to Nebraska. Through 14 innings in two games against Nebraska this weekend,...

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