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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

Jun 10, 2024; Uncasville, Connecticut, USA; Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) reacts after her third foul against the Connecticut Sun in the second quarter at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Opinion | Women’s basketball fans will watch Team USA in Paris, but Clark’s absence still hurts

Colin Votzmeyer, Managing Summer Editor June 18, 2024

The dust has settled, and Caitlin Clark has officially been excluded from the Team USA women’s basketball squad in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics making two things clear. First and foremost, it...

Apr 15, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Kate Martin poses with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected with the number eighteen overall pick to the Las Vegas Aces in the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Former Hawkeye guard Kate Martin trades ‘regular Joe Schmoe’ for Las Vegas Aces

Brad Schultz and Colin Votzmeyer June 18, 2024

Amid the 2024 NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Hawkeye guard Kate Martin predicted she would be a “regular Joe Schmoe” at her career’s conclusion. Instead, she’s now in an energetic role...

Iowa guard Molly Davis waves to fans during a season celebration to honor the Iowa women’s basketball team’s historic run in the NCAA tournament at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. No. 1 South Carolina defeated No. 1 Iowa, 87-75, during an NCAA Championship game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The Gamecocks finished the season undefeated with 38 wins. The game marks Iowa’s second straight runner-up finish for the title.

Former Iowa women’s basketball guard Molly Davis named graduate assistant at Evansville

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter June 12, 2024

The Iowa women's basketball program continues to see former players succeed. On Wednesday, former guard Molly Davis was named a graduate assistant at the University of Evansville under head coach Robyn...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark celebrates during an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 LSU at MVP Arena in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, April 1, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Tigers, 94-87.

Clark ‘snubbed’ from 2024 Summer Olympics roster

Colin Votzmeyer, Managing Summer Editor June 9, 2024

The Team USA women’s basketball roster for the approaching 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris has been announced, and Caitlin Clark is not on it, sources told basketball insider Shams Charania and The...

Iowa forward AJ Ediger and Iowa forward Ava Jones walk off the court during an exhibition women’s basketball game between Iowa and Clarke University at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. The matchup marks Iowa’s first game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the 23-24 season. Ediger was out for the game after sustaining a foot injury. Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said it is a non-contact injury to her foot and Ediger will be back. The Hawkeyes defeated the Pride, 122-49.

Iowa women’s basketball forward Ava Jones medically retires from basketball

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter June 7, 2024

Iowa women's basketball second-year forward Ava Jones has medically retired from the sport, per an announcement on Friday. Jones will remain on scholarship and continue to attend the University of Iowa...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark smiles at guard Kate Martin after a NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The Gamecocks defeated the Hawkeyes, 87-75.

Caitlin Clark and Kate Martin reunite for the first time in a WNBA early-season clash

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter May 26, 2024

After losing their second straight national championship game, Iowa women’s basketball guards Caitlin Clark and Kate Martin walked off the court not knowing if they would ever play on the same floor...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark and Iowa guard Kate Martin celebrate a win during a women’s basketball game between No. 5 Iowa and Nebraska in a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 92-73.

Former Hawkeyes Caitlin Clark and Kate Martin go head-to-head in Fever-Aces matchup tonight

Colin Votzmeyer, Managing Summer Editor May 25, 2024

Former Iowa women’s basketball teammates Caitlin Clark and Kate Martin will reunite on the basketball court tonight — this time as opponents.  For the first time this 2024 WNBA season, the...

Iowa Associate Head Coach Jan Jensen chats with Iowa Special Assistant to the Head Coach Jenni Fitzgerald 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.

Longtime Iowa women’s basketball assistant coach Jenni Fitzgerald announces her retirement

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter May 22, 2024

The Iowa women's basketball coaching staff continues to change. On Wednesday, longtime assistant coach Jenni Fitzgerald announced her retirement after 38 seasons of coaching, with 32 of those years...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark smiles at fans during a season celebration to honor the Iowa women’s basketball team’s historic run in the NCAA tournament at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. No. 1 South Carolina defeated No. 1 Iowa, 87-75, during an NCAA Championship game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The Gamecocks finished the season undefeated with 38 wins. The game marks Iowa’s second straight runner-up finish for the title.

Former Iowa women’s basketball star Caitlin Clark signs multi-year partnership deal with Wilson

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter May 21, 2024

Former Iowa women's basketball superstar and current Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark continues to grow her sponsorship deals. On Tuesday, Wilson Sporting Goods announced that it had signed Clark to...

Iowa head coach Jan Jensen listens as Beth Goetz speaks about her during an introductory press conference for Head coach Jan Jensen at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday  May 15, 2024. The conference marks Jensen’s first as head coach of the Hawkeyes. Jan Jensen and Beth Goetz answered questions from the media about Jensen’s new position as head coach.

Iowa women’s basketball head coach Jan Jensen ready to continue program success

Isaac Elzinga, Sports Reporter May 15, 2024

Iowa athletic director Beth Goetz closed her opening statement during the introductory press conference for new women’s basketball head coach Jan Jensen saying, “How amazing is it when the easy...

A double exposure photo shows a member of the media live tweeting during an introductory press conference for Head coach Jan Jensen at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday  May 15, 2024. The conference marks Jensen’s first as head coach of the Hawkeyes. Jan Jensen and Beth Goetz answered questions from the media about Jensen’s new position as head coach.

Photos: Head coach Jan Jensen introductory press conference

Isabella Tisdale, Photojournalist May 15, 2024

The Iowa Women’s Basketball team hosted an introductory press conference at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday. The conference marks Jan Jensen’s first as head coach of the Hawkeyes. Jensen answered...