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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...

Iowa grads B.J. Armstrong, Melissa Isaacson reflect on ‘The Last Dance’

Grand Marshal J.P. Armstrong rides in a Corvette during the 2019 Homecoming Parade on Oct. 18 in Downtown Iowa City.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

June 23, 2020

ESPN’s documentary The Last Dance, a 10-part series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, took over the sports world for much of April and May. Two University of Iowa graduates with firsthand experience of the Bulls’ dynasty were among the dozens of people interviewed for the project. B....

Lisa Bluder looks back on Hawkeye career after finishing 20th season as Iowa’s head coach

Iowa Head Coach Lisa Bluder instructs her team on what to do 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.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

June 23, 2020

When Lisa Bluder was hired as the head coach of the Iowa women’s basketball team, she was given a five-year contract for what she considered her dream job. Those five years turned into 20 — and counting. “I never dreamed that five years would turn into 20 years,” Bluder said. In those...

NCAA Division I Council approves plan for men’s and women’s summer basketball activities

Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle attempts a free throw during a women’s basketball game between Iowa and Maryland at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins, 66-61.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 18, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council approved a plan for summer athletics activities for men's and women's basketball on Wednesday. The adopted plan extends the current rule, which allows voluntary workouts and up to eight hours of virtual nonphysical activities through July 19. The Council said it wi...

Megan Gustafson, Kathleen Doyle make final WNBA rosters

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

May 29, 2020

Former Iowa women's basketball players Megan Gustafson and Kathleen Doyle have both made the final rosters of their respective WNBA teams. Gustafson is entering her second year with the Dallas Wings. Last season as a rookie, Gustafson appeared in 25 games for Dallas and scored 73 points. Gusta...

Iowa’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to resume activities June 1

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

May 22, 2020

On Friday, The University of Iowa announced a pilot program that will slowly initiate a return to normalcy on campus. Among those entities allowed to return is Iowa's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Select coaches and staff will return on June 1 with football players to follow on June ...

Makenzie Meyer, Kathleen Doyle reflect on Iowa women’s basketball careers

Iowa guard Mackenzie Meyer shoots the ball during the women's Big Ten tournament basketball game vs. Rutgers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights 72-67 and will be moving on to the championship game against Maryland.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

May 7, 2020

For Iowa women’s basketball seniors Kathleen Doyle and Makenzie Meyer, it wasn’t supposed to end like this. After finishing third in the Big Ten, the Hawkeyes were going to the NCAA Tournament and were set to probably host the first two rounds. The COVID-19 pandemic erased those plans. But i...

Lineup breakdown: Iowa women’s basketball

Iowa forward Monika Czinano shoots a basket during a women's basketball game between Iowa and Minnesota at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers, 90-82.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

April 29, 2020

Like seasons before, Iowa women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder must figure out a new lineup to compete with next season. After losing key players like guards Kathleen Doyle and Makenzie Meyer and forward Amanda Ollinger, the Hawkeyes will need to replace three starters. However, they will ...

Kathleen Doyle fits in with Indiana Fever’s future

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.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

April 19, 2020

The Indiana Fever seem to be on the same page as Kathleen Doyle. Doyle, who was drafted by the Fever in the second round of the 2020 WNBA Draft Friday night, had good communication with the team before the draft. Indiana selected her with the 14th overall pick, much earlier than many expected. “I don...