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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Nebraskas volleyball team lines up before a volleyball game between Iowa and Nebraska at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023.

Point/Counterpoint | Who will win the 2024 Big Ten volleyball title?

Isaac Elzinga and Chris Meglio April 30, 2024

Wisconsin There’s no doubt that Wisconsin and Nebraska have dominated Big Ten volleyball for the past five to seven years. Last year, Nebraska claimed the conference title with its late-season win...

Iowa middle hitter Amiya Jones celebrating a point during a volleyball game between Iowa and Purdue at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes 3-1.  Urquhart had ten kills during the match.

Former Iowa volleyball player Amiya Jones thrives in first professional season

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor April 24, 2024

After eight months of adjusting to a new culture on and off the court, Amiya Jones is back in the United States. Jones, a former Iowa volleyball player, just finished her first professional season...

Missouri State’s outside hitter Breanah Rives and middle blocker Neele’ge’ Sims attempt to block the ball from Iowa’s outside hitter Gabby Deery during a volleyball game between Iowa and Missouri State on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023.

Iowa volleyball puts revamped roster to the test during spring season

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter March 24, 2024

The Iowa volleyball team’s revamped roster will be put to the test over its six-game spring schedule, which began over the weekend.  The Hawkeyes lost eight key players including veterans Bailey...

Iowa setter Bailey Ortega sets the ball during a volleyball match between Iowa and Penn State at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, October 15, 2022. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-2.

Iowa volleyball reacts to NCAA allowing double contacts, other rule changes

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor March 5, 2024

NCAA volleyball might look different this season. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved allowing double contacts, a rule change that has sparked debate across the country. More specifically,...

The Scarlet Knights and Hawkeyes compete during a volleyball match between Iowa and Rutgers at Xtream Arena on Friday Oct. 27, 2023. The Scarlet Knights defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-2.

Iowa volleyball finishes 0-20 in Big Ten play

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter November 27, 2023

The Iowa women’s volleyball team was swept in back-to-back games against Northwestern and No. 5 Wisconsin over the weekend. Iowa vs. Northwestern The Hawkeyes traveled to Evanston, Illinois, to...

Iowa head coach Jim Barnes yells during a volleyball match between Iowa and Rutgers at Xtream Arena on Friday Oct. 27, 2023. The Scarlet Knights defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-2. In his first season in 2021, Barnes led Iowa to their best season since 2019.

Iowa volleyball signs three athletes for 2024

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter November 22, 2023

Iowa volleyball head coach Jim Barnes announced on Nov. 8 that the program signed three players for the 2024 season. Kamaluhia Garcia, Jaimie Marquardt, and Jenna Meitzler have all committed to playing...

Nebraska libero Lexi Rodriguez bumps the ball during a volleyball match between Iowa and Nebraska at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023.

Photos: Iowa Volleyball vs. Nebraska

Sara Stumpff, Photojournalist November 19, 2023

The top-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes in three sets at Xtreme Arena in Coralville on Sunday. The latest setback brings the Hawkeyes’ record to 8-22 with two matches remaining. The...

Iowa outside hitter Nataly Moravec (1) attempts to spike the ball during a volleyball match between Iowa and Nebraska at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023.

Iowa volleyball falls to No. 1 Nebraska, 3-0, in front of sold-out crowd

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter November 19, 2023

The Iowa volleyball team was swept by No. 1 Nebraska, 3-0, in the final home game of the season in front of a sold-out crowd at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Sunday.  Hawkeye fifth-year outside...

Missouri State’s outside hitter Breanah Rives and middle blocker Neele’ge’ Sims attempt to block the ball from Iowa’s outside hitter Gabby Deery during a volleyball game between Iowa and Missouri State on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023.

Iowa volleyball’s Gabby Deery talks life mottos, favorite items, and fun activities

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter November 14, 2023

The Daily Iowan: What do you like to do for fun? Gabby Deery: Obviously, I’m very busy, but when I’m not playing volleyball, I love to spend time with my family. I’m super close with my cousins....

Bailey Ortega waves to the audience before a volleyball match between Iowa and Northwestern at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-0.

Iowa volleyball honors seniors in loss to Northwestern

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter November 12, 2023

The Iowa volleyball team was swept by Northwestern, 3-0, on Senior Day at Xtream Arena on Tuesday.  Hawkeye fourth-year middle hitter Delaney McSweeney led the team with nine kills. Fifth-year...

Bailey Ortega waves to the audience before a volleyball match between Iowa and Northwestern at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-0.

Photos: Iowa volleyball vs. Northwestern

Isabella Tisdale, Photojournalist November 12, 2023

The Northwestern Wildcats defeated the lowa Hawkeyes, 3-0, during a volleyball match at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Sunday. Going into the game lowa held a record of 8-19, while Northwestern held...

The Iowa volleyball team comes together to talk strategy during a volleyball match between Maryland and Iowa at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Oct. 28, 2023. The Terrapins defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-0.

Iowa women’s volleyball notebook | Hawkeyes continue to struggle in Big Ten play with losses to Michigan and Michigan State

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter November 5, 2023

The Iowa women’s volleyball team continues to struggle in Big Ten play.  With losses to Michigan and Michigan State over the weekend, the Hawkeyes remain the only team in the Big Ten without...

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