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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...

Rocco proving to be key for Iowa softball

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

February 27, 2020

When the Hawkeyes take on four teams in The Spring Games in Madeira Beach, Florida, this weekend, they’ll have a catcher that should make a difference. Sophomore Kit Rocco understands how to manage her pitchers behind the plate and how to defeat her opposing pitchers when at the plate. The Hawke...

By the numbers: Hawkeye softball’s hot start

Iowa pitcher Lauren Shaw throws 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

February 26, 2020

Last season, the Iowa softball team finished the season with a 19-32 record. Though it’s early, this season is already looking much better for the 12-2 Hawkeyes. In a game known for its numbers, it is worth recognizing where the team is shining early on and what has made the Hawkeyes successful so fa...

Iowa softball prepared for long trip to weekend tournament

Iowa pitcher Lauren Shaw throws a pitch during an Iowa softball game against Iowa Central at Pearl Field on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

February 20, 2020

Iowa softball will soon play 4,000 miles away from Iowa City, and the team can leave its winter gear at home. The Hawkeyes are set to compete in the Hawaii Invitational this weekend. That’s new territory for many Iowa players. “I’ve never been to Hawaii before,” junior pitcher Laure...