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Iowa guard Caitlin Clark prepares to shoot a 3-pointer during the second round of the NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 4 Kentucky on March 23, 2021 at the Bill Greehey Arena at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 86-72.

Caitlin Clark develops new leadership skills with USA Basketball

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor August 24, 2021

Teammates and coaches of Caitlin Clark consistently look to her for leadership, as the Hawkeye women’s basketball program’s first-ever freshman All-American. But it doesn’t come naturally...

Jul 22, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Big 10 commissioner Kevin Warren speaks to the media during Big 10 media days at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten Conference announces formal alliance with Pac-12 and ACC

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor August 24, 2021

Big Ten, Pac-12, and ACC commissioners Kevin Warren, George Kliavkoff, and James Phillips announced a formal alliance between the three conferences Tuesday. The presidents, chancellors, and athletic...

Caitlin Clark runs the ball down the court during the Iowa Hawkeyes Women’s Basketball season opener again Northern Iowa on Nov. 25, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated Northern Iowa 96-81.

Caitlin Clark brings newfound experience to Iowa women’s basketball

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor August 20, 2021

Iowa women’s basketball sophomore Caitlin Clark can now add another gold medal and MVP award to her growing trophy case. This August, Clark collected the third gold medal of her young career at...

Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands watches a during Iowa's dual meet against Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

Iowa athletics announces contract extensions for nine coaches

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 26, 2021

Iowa athletics extended nine Hawkeye head coaches, the department announced Monday. A number of assistant coaches in several sports also received contract extensions. “It is with great pleasure...

Iowa guard Kylie Feuerbach speaks to reporters after a summer Hawkeyes women's basketball practice, Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

Iowa State women’s basketball transfer Kylie Feuerbach finds good fit with Hawkeyes

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 13, 2021

Kylie Feuerbach spent the first year of her collegiate basketball career with Iowa State, but her parents’ alma mater wasn’t the right fit. So the former Cyclone transferred to the Hawkeyes...

Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon passes to guard Joe Wieskamp during the Iowa men’s basketball game against the Southern University Jaguars at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Bohannon dealt with hip issues during previous seasons and is back this year after two hip surgeries. The Hawkeyes defeated the Jaguars 103-76 in their first game against them since 2017.

Name, Image, Likeness: a new era for college athletes

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor July 6, 2021

Jordan Bohannon has been advocating for name, image, and likeness rights for college athletes since 2019. At the NCAA Tournament that season, the now-sixth-year men’s basketball senior stole an...

Iowa’s McKenna Warnock (14) takes a shot during the championship game of the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament. Iowa, ranked No. 6, took on No. 1 seeded Maryland in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon. Maryland beat Iowa, 104-84, securing their spot as the 2021 Big Ten Champions.

Iowa women’s basketball emphasizing defense in offseason practice

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 1, 2021

At the end of practice at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena practice gym on Thursday morning, Iowa women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder brought her team into a huddle. In the huddle, the Hawkeyes...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark dribbles toward the basket during the second round of the NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 4 Kentucky on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Bill Greehey Arena at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 86-72.

Around the Big Ten: Women’s Basketball

Ben Palya, Sports Reporter June 30, 2021

The 2021 offseason has been one of movement for collegiate women’s basketball. Legendary Baylor women’s basketball head coach Kim Mulkey swapped the green and gold of the Bears for the purple...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark dribbles toward the basket during the second round of the NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 4 Kentucky on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Bill Greehey Arena at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 86-72. No. 5 Iowa will go on to play the winner of tonight's 8 p.m. game between No. 1 UConn and No. 8 Syracuse in the Sweet Sixteen starting on Saturday. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

The Daily Iowan names Caitlin Clark Co-Female Athlete and Newcomer of the Year

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor June 28, 2021

  When Caitlin Clark stepped on to the University of Iowa campus, she had big shoes to fill. The highly-touted, five-star recruit out of West Des Moines was tasked with replacing former...

Iowa Guard Caitlin Clark (22) charges to the basket during a second round game of the Big 10 women’s basketball tournament. Iowa, ranked #6, took on #11 Purdue in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Wednesday night. The Hawkeyes beat the Boilermakers, 83-72, advancing the Hawks to take on Rutgers Thursday night in the Big 10 quarterfinals.

Caitlin Clark wins Dawn Staley Award

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor April 2, 2021

Iowa women's basketball guard Caitlin Clark has won the 2021 Dawn Staley Award, it was announced Friday by the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia. The award is given to the most outstanding collegiate...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark blocks UConn guard Paige Bueckers during the Sweet Sixteen NCAA women's basketball championship against UConn on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Huskies, 92-72. Clark and Bueckers played together on the U-17 and U-19 Team USA basketball team in high school, and both say they are still close friends.

Clark honored as WBCA Co-Freshman of the Year

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor March 30, 2021

The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has named Iowa's Caitlin Clark as the WBCA Co-Freshman of the Year, it was announced Tuesday. UConn's Paige Bueckers is the the other player sharing...

Iowa guard Tomi Taiwo attempts to shoot a basket during the Sweet Sixteen NCAA women's basketball championship against UConn on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Huskies, 92-72. While No. 5 Iowa played their last game today, No. 1 UConn will advance to the Elite Eight on Monday.

By the numbers | 2020-21 Iowa women’s basketball

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor March 29, 2021

Iowa women’s basketball certainly had an unconventional 2020-21 season. Three of its games were postponed, its schedule was reduced from 29 games in 2019-20 to 22 in 2020-21, and it played all its...

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