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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...

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.

Opinion | Iowa women’s basketball is just getting started

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 28, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — It was a Cinderella story finish for Iowa women’s basketball in the 2020-21 season. In November, after losing 2020 Big Ten Player of the Year Kathleen Doyle, the Hawkeyes were...

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.

Iowa women’s basketball overwhelmed by No. 1 seed UConn

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — Iowa women’s basketball has not made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four since the 1992-93 season, and after a 92-72 loss to top-seeded UConn in the Sweet 16 Saturday,...

Iowa guard Gabbie Marshall fights for the ball during the second quarter of the Sweet Sixteen NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 1 UConn on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes are trailing behind the Huskies, 49-35 at halftime.

Social media reactions: Iowa women’s basketball loses to UConn in Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — The Elite Eight dreams of Iowa women's basketball were dashed by UConn Saturday afternoon, as the Hawkeyes were defeated by the Huskies in blowout fashion, 92-72. With Iowa's 2020-21...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark reaches for a pass during the first quarter of the Sweet Sixteen NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 1 UConn on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes are trailing behind the Huskies, 49-35 at halftime.

Rapid recap: Iowa women’s basketball bounced by UConn in Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — The Elite Eight dreams of Iowa women's basketball did not become reality Saturday, as the fifth seeded Hawkeyes fell to the top-seeded UConn Huskies, 92-72, in the NCAA Tournament's...

Iowa guards Caitlin Clark and Gabbie Marshall block UConn guard Christyn Williams during first quarter of the Sweet Sixteen NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 1 UConn on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes are trailing behind the Huskies, 49-35 at halftime.

UConn holds strong lead over Iowa at halftime

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – At halftime of Iowa women's basketball's Sweet 16 game, fifth-seeded Iowa is trailing No. 1 UConn by 14 points, 49-35. After the first ten minutes of the game, UConn only held a...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark looks to pass the ball 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.

Scouting report | Iowa women’s basketball matches up with No. 1 UConn in Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — After taking down its first two opponents by double digits — 12th seeded Central Michigan, 87-72, and fifth-seeded Kentucky, 86-72 — Iowa women’s basketball is back in the Sweet...

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.

Iowa women’s basketball set for nationally televised showdown with UConn

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 25, 2021

When the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket was released on March 15, Iowa women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder wasn’t surprised to see the University of Connecticut at...

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.

‘We knew that she was the special one’: Caitlin Clark dominating in her first season with the Iowa women’s basketball team

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 23, 2021

Caitlin Clark grew up in the Hawkeye State, and now wears the Black and Gold for the Iowa women’s basketball program, but her childhood bedroom in West Des Moines is still painted baby blue. The...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark goes for a layup 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.

Clark’s heroics propel Hawkeyes to Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 23, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – Iowa women’s basketball freshman point guard Caitlin Clark fully demonstrated her offensive prowess Tuesday, leading the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16...

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