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Save Iowa Sports group proposes moving four cut Hawkeye sports out of UI athletics department

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.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

October 11, 2020

The Save Iowa Sports group is making an ongoing effort to reverse the University of Iowa's decision to cut four Hawkeye sports after the 2020-21 academic year. To do that, it is proposing a new sustainable model outside of the UI athletics department. UI President Bruce Harreld and Athletic Direc...

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...

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...

Hawkeye tennis teams preparing for spring in absence of fall seasons

Iowa's Elise van Heuvelen serves during a women's tennis match between Iowa and Kansas State at HTRC on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 4-3.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

September 2, 2020

Almost five months after receiving the news that the rest of their spring season had been canceled, the Iowa men’s and women’s tennis teams will have to wait even longer before they can step on the court for a competitive match. Though the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced in Ju...

Four athletes make up the 2020 Iowa men’s tennis recruiting class

Iowa head coach Ross Wilson watches his team play during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Nebraska-Omaha at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Mavericks, 6-1.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

August 6, 2020

Coming off of a season where the Hawkeye men’s tennis team found itself finishing with the highest ranking in school history, Iowa has brought in four new recruits. Head men’s tennis coach Ross Wilson and his coaching staff have grabbed Chris Heck, Peter Alam, Alex Petrov, and Rudra Dixit...

Van Heuvelen Treadwell named unanimous All-Big Ten selection

Iowa's Elise Van Heuvelen Treadwell hits a forehand during a women's tennis match between Iowa and Maryland at the HTRC on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 6-1.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 20, 2020

Iowa senior Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell has been named a unanimous selection to the women's tennis All-Big Ten team, the conference announced Wednesday. It is her fourth All-Big Ten selection. She earned All-Big Ten honors in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 20...

COVID-19 halts Iowa men’s tennis’ successful season

Iowa's Will Davies hits a volley during a men's tennis match between Iowa and Western Michigan at the HTRC on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 4-3.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

April 21, 2020

Iowa’s men’s tennis team was scheduled to face off against the rest of the Big Ten this Thursday through Sunday at the conference championships in Bloomington, Indiana. Most likely, the Hawkeyes would have held a high seed heading into tournament play after they began the season 12-2 — t...

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...

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...

Davies elevates Hawkeyes to undefeated weekend

Iowa's Will Davies hits a forehand during a men's tennis match between Iowa and VCU on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

March 9, 2020

Hawkeye men’s tennis is loaded with nationally-ranked talent this season. Comprised of Will Davies and Oliver Okonkwo, Iowa houses the No. 12 doubles team in the nation. In addition, Iowa also has the 51st-ranked individual in the nation in senior Kareem Allaf. On Sunday, the Hawkeyes faced...

Iowa tennis to compete in three weekend matches

Iowa's Elise Van Heuvelen Treadwell hits a forehand during a women's tennis match between Iowa and Maryland at the HTRC on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 6-1.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

March 5, 2020

After the men’s tennis team opened Big Ten play with a resounding 5-2 win over the rival Cornhuskers Feb. 29 at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center, the Iowa women get their first taste of the conference competition March 8 when they travel to East Lansing to battle the Spartans. Coming on th...