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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Fans celebrate the win during the women’s basketball Final Four watch party inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Iowa fans fill Carver-Hawkeye Arena to watch Final Four game

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

Despite being 550 miles away from the actual NCAA Tournament game, the classic “Let’s go Hawks!” chant echoed through the Carver-Hawkeye Arena as the team notched the 71-69 Final Four victory...

Iowa forward Hannah Stuelke goes in for a layup during a 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.

Iowa WBB’s win over LSU shatters women’s basketball viewership record

Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter April 2, 2024

Caitlin Clark and Iowa women’s basketball have been the driving force to historic viewership throughout the past two seasons, and have now added another record-breaking turnout to its resume. The...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark signs autographs during a welcome home event for the Iowa women’s basketball team’s NCAA national championship runner-up finish outside of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Coralville on Monday, April 3, 2023. The Hawkeyes were welcomed home by hundreds of fans following a loss to LSU in the title game.

Photos: Iowa women’s basketball welcome home event

Ayrton Breckenridge, Films editor April 3, 2023

Hundreds of Iowa fans gathered outside of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Coralville on Monday to welcome home the Iowa women’s basketball team after its NCAA national championship runner-up finish. Upon...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark hugs center Monika Czinano during the NCAA Tournament national championship game against LSU on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes lost to the Tigers, 102-85.

Monika Czinano, McKenna Warnock finish Iowa women’s basketball careers in national championship game

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 2, 2023

DALLAS — When fifth-year senior center Monika Czinano fouled out of the national championship game with six minutes remaining, she made sure to give junior guard Caitlin Clark a long hug before leaving...

LSU forward Amani Bartlett embraces Angel Reese after the 2023 NCAA women’s national championship game between No. 2 Iowa and No. 3 LSU at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The Tigers defeated the Hawkeyes, 102-85.

Angel Reese hits ‘you can’t see me’ celebration after LSU’s win over Iowa in national championship game

Chris Werner, Assisant Sports Editor April 2, 2023

As the clock neared zero and an LSU win was certain in the national championship game Sunday afternoon in Dallas, Tigers forward Angel Reese walked toward Hawkeye guard Caitlin Clark and hit the same...

Iowa players wave to the fans during a 2023 NCAA First Round women’s basketball game between No. 2 Iowa and No. 16 Southeastern Louisiana in sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, March 16, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Lions, 95-43.

Iowa women’s basketball finds ways to celebrate historic season after loss in national title game

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 2, 2023

DALLAS — Head coach Lisa Bluder doesn’t want her team to define its season by a national championship loss.  Instead, she wants them to think about everything they accomplished. "I'm just...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark signs autographs after a 2023 NCAA women’s Final Four game between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Iowa at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, March 31, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gamecocks, 77-73, to advance to the title game.

Where to watch Iowa women’s basketball take on LSU in the national championship

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 1, 2023

DALLAS — Iowa women's basketball will appear in its first-ever title game on Sunday afternoon. Second-seeded Iowa will take on third-seeded LSU in the national championship at the American Airlines...

The Iowa women’s basketball team celebrates after a 2023 NCAA women’s Final Four game between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Iowa at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, March 31, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gamecocks, 77-73, to advance to the National Championship Game.

‘Why not us?’: Inside the mentality that’s taken Iowa women’s basketball through the NCAA Tournament

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 1, 2023

DALLAS — Throughout the Hawkeyes’ NCAA Tournament run, Iowa women’s basketball has a recurring manta: Why not us? Head coach Lisa Bluder came up with the phrase — offhandedly — one day,...

Iowa guard Gabbie Marshall eyes the ball during a 2023 NCAA women’s Final Four game between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Iowa at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, March 31, 2023. Marshall completed two assists. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gamecocks, 77-73, to advance to the National Championship Game.

Final Four notebook | Gabbie Marshall works through cold, Hawkeyes bring a piece of Christine Grant to national championship

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 1, 2023

DALLAS — Iowa women’s basketball freshman Hannah Stuelke sat at the podium in place of starting senior guard Gabbie Marshall on Saturday morning at American Airlines Center in Dallas. In what...

Iowa associate head coach Jan Jensen talks to the media during the NCAA Elite Eight press conferences at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA, on Sat., March 25, 2023.

‘They have gotten every angel on the fence on our side’: Through loss, Jan Jensen keeps coaching in NCAA Tournament

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 1, 2023

DALLAS — Iowa women’s basketball associate head coach Jan Jensen hasn’t had time to process anything other than basketball in the past week. But she’s been coaching through the NCAA Tournament...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark  during a 2023 NCAA women’s National Championship press conferences at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

Photos: 2023 NCAA women’s National Championship press conference – Iowa vs. LSU

Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Photojournalist April 1, 2023

The two-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes and three-seeded LSU Lady Tigers held press conferences at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Friday. Both teams will play in the national championship for the first...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark acknowledges the crowd during a 2023 NCAA women’s Final Four game between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Iowa at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, March 31, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gamecocks, 77-73, to advance to the National Championship Game.

‘Gosh, she’s special’: Kim Mulkey, LSU women’s basketball players praise Iowa’s Caitlin Clark

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 1, 2023

DALLAS — LSU head coach Kim Mulkey has ample experience in the NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship. Mulkey has been coaching for 23 years and has won the national title three times...

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