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UI spring sport student-athletes find success academically amid a semester of canceled seasons and online classes

Student-Athlete Constituency Senator Marissa Mueller raises her hand in response to a question given by Dr. Maria Bruno during a UISG meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Thursday, February 18, 2020.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

July 7, 2020

After a spring that saw sports canceled and classes moved online, the Hawkeye spring sports teams persevered to find success in the classroom. Iowa had 107 spring student-athletes named to the 2020 spring Academic All-Big Ten team. According to the Big Ten website, to be eligible for Acade...

Iowa high school baseball, softball teams have ‘responsibility’ this summer

A sign for COVID-19 restrictions is posted outside the baseball field on Saturday, June 13 at West High School in Iowa City.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 16, 2020

Several professional sports leagues across the U.S. are still in the process of returning to competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Iowa high school baseball and softball teams are already playing ball. “We are truly leading the nation when it comes to having the chance to show if it’s crazy...

Previewing local prep baseball, softball teams

A softball field is seen on Saturday, June 13 at West High School in Iowa City.

Lucy Liautaud, Sports Reporter

June 15, 2020

After high school and college athletics programs across the country had to do away with spring sports this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one category has yet to completely succumb to the lockdown: Iowa prep summer sports. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced on May 20, that the Iowa High ...

Gov. Kim Reynolds gives Iowa high school summer sports permission to reopen June 1

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 20, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday that Iowa school-sponsored activities can reopen June 1, including high school baseball and softball. "I know many parents and youth athletes are all so eager to resume summer sports," Reynolds said. "High school athletics was the logical place to start the proce...

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

Players prepare to take the field during the baseball game against Nebraska at Duane Banks Field on Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Cornhuskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-2.

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...

NCAA postseason events, Big Ten events canceled

Fans leave the game after the men's basketball game against Western Carolina at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Catamounts 78-60.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 is a day sports fans will not soon forget. The sports world seemed to stop spinning Thursday afternoon as NCAA announced that it would not conduct any of its postseason championships, including the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments. The Big Ten Conference then...

Strong leadership helping Hawkeyes progress

Iowa pitcher Allison Doocy winds up for a pitch at the Iowa softball game against Indian Hills at Pearl Field on Sunday, October 6th, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Warriors 21-2.

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter

March 11, 2020

Iowa softball’s roster features six seniors, and that has allowed room for younger players to step up and become an important part of the locker room dynamic. After some roster turnover, there were plenty of fresh faces joining the Hawkeyes for the 2020 season. Five freshmen and several other...

Big Ten to conduct winter and spring sporting events without fans

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta dresses Faculty Senate members during a Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 29, 2019.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday evening that fans will not be granted entry to any of its remaining 2020 winter or spring events. Those granted access include student-athletes, coaches, credentialed media, and immediate family members of event participants. Sports affected inclu...

Iowa softball finishes weekend with winning record

Iowa infielder Kalena Burns makes a hit at the Iowa softball game against Indian Hills at Pearl Field on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

March 8, 2020

Hawkeye softball had yet another successful trip over the weekend, going 3-1 in their second stint at the Spring Games in Madeira Beach, Florida. As they have in previous weekends, the Hawkeyes had a good performance from their hitters and pitchers. On March 6 against Loyola Chicago, the Hawke...

Softball heads back to Madeira Beach for week two of The Spring Games

Infielder Nia Carter leads off the base during the Iowa softball fall opener against Des Moines Area Community College on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The Hawkeyes beat the Bears 4-1 in 10 innings.

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter

March 5, 2020

After going 2-2 in Madeira Beach last weekend, Iowa softball will look to improve on the previous tally with four more games in the same spot this weekend. The team faced adversity with some travel issues the previous week, including not getting much sleep before playing its series-opening game....

Iowa softball making the most of early-season travel

Iowa catcher Kit Rocco catches a pitch during an Iowa softball game against Iowa Central at Pearl Field on Friday, October 4, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Tritons 4-0 in 10 innings.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

March 3, 2020

For the Iowa softball team, every weekend is a business trip — even when the team travels to luxurious locations early in the season. Iowa’s first home game isn’t until March 19, so the Hawkeyes have and will continue to travel all over the country to get in their games. They have been ...

Softball splits four-game series in Florida

Pitcher Allison Doocy warms up during the Iowa softball fall opener against Des Moines Area Community College. The Hawkeyes beat the Bears 4-1 in 10 innings.

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter

March 1, 2020

Iowa softball is off to one of its best starts in the decade, and the team continued its tear to begin the season in Madeira, Florida, over the weekend. The Hawkeyes split a four-game series against some of the best competition they have seen all season. The team competed in several tight games...