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Title IX complaint filed by Iowa women’s swim and dive student-athletes

Swimmers warm up before competition begins during the Thursday preliminary round of competition of the 2020 Women’s Women Big Ten Swim & Dive Championships on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Swimmers competed in the 500 Yard Freestyle, the 200 Yard Individual Medley, and the 50 Yard Freestyle.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

Christina Kaufman, Sage Ohlensehlen, Alexa Puccini, and Kelsey Drake have filed a Title IX complaint regarding the University of Iowa's decision to discontinue its women's swimming and diving program at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. The complaint was submitted Friday morning by attorney Jared...

UI Athletics Department projects $40-60 million deficit despite football’s return, four cut sports remain eliminated

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta (left) and UI President Bruce Harreld (right) speak during the Hawkeye Huddle at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 23, 2020

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta told the state Board of Regents in a meeting on Wednesday that the UI athletic department’s deficit is projected to be between $40-60 million, rather than the $74.7 million figure originally proposed. The reduction to the projected deficit comes after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors unanimously voted to start the conference’s football season on...

Student-athletes comment on program cuts, history of sports at Iowa

In this triptych, Women’s Swimming, Men’s Gymnastics, and Men’s Tennis are seen during their 2019-2020 season. (Daily Iowan Photo Staff)

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

Since University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta and President Bruce Harreld announced that men’s tennis, men’s gymnastics, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving would all be discontinued at Iowa at the end of the 2020-21 academic year, debate has raged on with regard to the valid...

Save Iowa Sports fundraising campaign hits $1.65 million in pledges

Mark Kaufman speaks at the save swim meeting outside the IMU on Aug. 29, 2020. He is an alumni and was a student athletic trainer at the University of Iowa.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

In just under 24 hours, $1.65 million has been pledged to the Save Iowa Sports group. The group launched the pledge-based fundraising campaign Monday afternoon as part of a larger effort to revive Hawkeye men's and women's swim and dive, men's tennis, and men's gymnastics – all of which will be di...

Pledge campaign to save four discontinued Hawkeye sports started

Mark Kaufman speaks at the save swim meeting outside the IMU on Aug. 29, 2020. He is an alumni and was a student athletic trainer at the University of Iowa.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 21, 2020

A pledge-based fundraising campaign to support the four sports that will be discontinued at Iowa at the end of the 2020-21 academic year officially launched online Monday afternoon. The pledge form can be found at saveiowasports.com. Above the pledge form is a statement urging those that have ...

Efforts to revive Iowa swim and dive continue

Mark Kaufman speaks at the save swim meeting outside the IMU on Aug. 29, 2020. He is an alumni and was a student athletic trainer at the University of Iowa.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

The last month has certainly been challenging for all that are connected to Iowa swim and dive. UI Athletics Director Gary Barta and President Bruce Harreld announced on Aug. 21 that four sports programs would be discontinued at the end of the 2020-21 academic year to help make up for financial losse...

Despite Big Ten football returning this fall, Iowa’s sports cuts remain final

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta (left) and UI President Bruce Harreld (right) speak during the Hawkeye Huddle at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 17, 2020

Football will be played in the Big Ten this fall, but the University of Iowa's decision to discontinue four sports programs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year remains final, Athletic Director Gary Barta said in a video conference Thursday. Barta and UI President Bruce Harreld announced i...

Iowa leaves behind state-of-the-art swimming pool

Swimmers compete in the 200 backstoke during a swim meet at the CRWC on January 11, 2020 between Iowa, Illinois, and Notre Dame. The Hawkeye men's team defeated the fighting Irish 159.50 to 140.50 while the Hawkeye women's team defeated the fighting Illini 223 to 86 and lost to the fighting Irish 99.50 to 209.50.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

September 14, 2020

Iowa athletics announced on Aug. 21 that both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs would be discontinued at the end of the 2020-21 season. The cut came after Iowa announced an anticipated $100 million loss in revenue and $60-75 million budget deficit in the coming fiscal year. Iowa Athletics also cut men’s gymnas...

Former Hawkeyes urge state Board of Regents to review discontinuation of four Iowa sports

Swimmers dive into the pool during the 100 Breast during the second session of the the 2020 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at the the HTRC on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 4, 2020

A letter authored by former University of Iowa swimmer Vickie Nauman, which is supported by over 260 alumni, was sent to the state Board of Regents on Thursday. The letter questions the UI's "reckless manner" in cutting four sports and asks the Regents to review the matter. UI President Bruce...

NCAA reportedly searching for new host of 2021 Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Swimmers warm up before competition begins during the Thursday preliminary round of competition of the 2020 Women’s Women Big Ten Swim & Dive Championships on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Swimmers competed in the 500 Yard Freestyle, the 200 Yard Individual Medley, and the 50 Yard Freestyle.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 3, 2020

The NCAA is reportedly searching for a new host site of the 2021 Men's Division I Swimming and Diving Championships following Iowa's decision to cut both its men's and women's swimming and diving programs. Greg Earhart, the executive director of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of Ame...

Council established to save Iowa swimming and diving programs

Mark Kaufman speaks at the save swim meeting outside the IMU on Aug. 29, 2020. He is an alumni and was a student athletic trainer at the University of Iowa.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

On Aug. 21, University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta and President Bruce Harreld announced that four Iowa sports programs would be discontinued after the 2020-21 academic year– men’s and women’s swimming and diving and men’s tennis and gymnastics. Barta and Harreld cited finan...

Head coach Marc Long leading Iowa swimming and diving through program cuts

Head Coach Marc Long speaks at the save swim meeting outside the IMU on Aug. 29, 2020.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 31, 2020

Marc Long is entering his 17th season as head coach for the Iowa swimming and diving team, and 16th leading both the men’s and women’s programs. On Aug. 21, however, he found out it would also be his last. University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld and Athletic Director Gary Barta released an op...