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Iowa women’s basketball adjusting to sparse, masked-up practices

Iowa forward Monika Czinano looks to shoot during a women's basketball match between Iowa and Indiana at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers, 91-85, in double overtime.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

September 22, 2020

The NCAA announced on Sept. 16 a Nov. 25 start date for men’s and women’s basketball, two weeks later than the original Nov. 10 start date. The extra two weeks before the season will be beneficial for the Iowa women’s basketball team that has not had much time to practice this semester so fa...

NCAA sets Nov. 25 as start date for college basketball seasons

Iowa center Luka Garza takes a shot during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 77-68.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 16, 2020

The NCAA has set Nov. 25 as the start date for the 2020-21 men's and women's college basketball seasons, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. The decision was made on Wednesday following a meeting by the Division I Council. “The new season start date near the Thanksgiving holiday provi...

Broderick Binns leads Multicultural Focus Group for Iowa Athletics

Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for UI Athletics, Broderick Binns, sits down for an interview over Zoom on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2020

Helping student-athletes on campus is a passion for Broderick Binns. The former Hawkeye defensive end from 2008-11 was named the executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Iowa Athletics in July. Binns was named interim director in August 2019 after talks of creating the posit...

Professional basketball leagues using platforms to promote social justice

The Los Angeles Lakers, including LeBron James and Anthony Davis, wear Black Lives Matter shirts while kneeling during the national anthem prior to a game against the Los Angeles Clippers and head coach Doc Rivers, right, at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Friday, July 30, 2020.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

August 4, 2020

Social justice activism in professional sports has come a long way since Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem in 2016. After nationwide protests erupted this summer after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many professional athletes have joined in the fight for socia...

Former Hawkeyes Gustafson, Doyle set to face off in WNBA matchup

Iowa center Megan Gustafson and guard Kathleen Doyle hug after the win against NC State in the NCAA Sweet 16 game at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolfpack 79-61.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

Megan Gustafson and Kathleen Doyle shared the court for three years as teammates on the Iowa women’s basketball team. The two Big Ten Player of the Year winners are about to take the court together again. This time, on opposing teams. Gustafson and the Dallas Wings take on Doyle and the India...

Kathleen Doyle ready to take advantage of WNBA opportunity as start of regular season approaches

Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle jumps for a lay-up during the Iowa vs. Ohio State Women's Big Ten Tournament game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday, March 6, 2020. The Buckeyes defeated the Hawkeyes 87-66.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 19, 2020

Kathleen Doyle’s introduction to the WNBA hasn’t gone how she ever imagined it would. The former Hawkeye standout was a second-round pick by the Indiana Fever in April’s WNBA Draft. The season, which was originally set to start May 15, has been delayed for months because of the COVID-19 pande...

Kathleen Doyle named NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle shoots during a women's basketball game between Iowa and Nebraska at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Monday Feb. 6, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 76-60.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 13, 2020

Former Iowa women's basketball player Kathleen Doyle was selected by the athletic department as the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee, the NCAA announced on Monday. For the past 30 years, this award has been given to a student-athlete that excels academically, athletically, and committed to co...

Opinion | Women’s sports deserve better

Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle takes the ball to the hoop during a women’s basketball between Iowa and Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Badgers 97-71. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

July 12, 2020

Women have been left out of the limelight in professional sports for a long time. It’s time for that to change. Professional women’s teams get less coverage, pay, and respect compared to their male counterparts. They also get virtually no airtime. A University of Southern California study released in 2015 that spanned three decades ...

Iowa members of Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition starting to take action

Iowa interim head coach Vicki Brown instructs her players during a volleyball match between Iowa and Washington at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

July 7, 2020

Ten student-athletes, coaches, and staff members from the University of Iowa have been chosen to be members of the Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition. The team was announced by Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren in an open letter June 1, and according to Iowa’s members, is being forme...

Iowa women’s basketball team adapting to changes during voluntary workouts

Iowa center Monika Czinano shoots during a game against Iowa State at the Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday December 11, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones, 75-69. Cizano had a total of 20 points.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

July 1, 2020

The Iowa women’s basketball team returned Iowa City for voluntary workouts on June 15, but not without a few changes. Amid COVID-19 concern, no coaches other than the strength and conditioning coach — for safety reasons — are currently allowed on the floor during practice. Coaches are r...

Receiving LGBTQ Legacy Leader Award a ‘moment of gratitude’ for Iowa’s Jan Jensen

Iowa associate head coach Jan Jensen rallies the Iowa Hawkeyes during a timeout pep talk during a women’s basketball game between Iowa and Nebraska at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, December 28. The Hawkeyes fell to the Huskers 78-69.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

June 30, 2020

Gratitude. Out of all the words Iowa women’s basketball associate head coach Jan Jensen could’ve used to describe receiving a LGBTQ Legacy Leader Award from dsm Magazine and One Iowa Leadership Institute, she used that one. Why? “When you’re originally coming out, you never ever...

Iowa women’s basketball freshman Caitlin Clark not intimidated by high expectations

A basketball is seen on the court during a game between Iowa and Wisconsin on Jan. 27 at Carver Hawkeye Arena.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

June 29, 2020

Incoming freshman Caitlin Clark joined the Iowa women’s basketball team June 15 for the program’s first voluntary workout since its 2019-20 season ended prematurely. Clark is facing high expectations despite only being a freshman, but she also has high expectations for herself. Clark was a...