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Lee named finalist for AAU James E. Sullivan Award

Iowa's 125-pound Spencer Lee grapples with Purdue's  Devin Schroder during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Lee won by major decision 16-2, securing the 125-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee has been named one of 10 finalists for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award, presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. The winner is determined by public vote, media vote, and committee vote. Lee's 2019 season included a NCA...

Lee named finalist for Dan Hodge Trophy

Iowa's 125-pound Spencer Lee grapples with Purdue's  Devin Schroder during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Lee won by major decision 16-2, securing the 125-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 20, 2020

Iowa junior Spencer Lee has been named a finalist for the 2020 Dan Hodge Trophy, awarded annually to the nation's most dominant college wrestler. Fan voting for the award runs from March 23-27 and the winner is announced March 30. Lee was the top-seed at the 2020 NCAA Championships, putting toget...

NCAA postseason events, Big Ten events canceled

Fans leave the game after the men's basketball game against Western Carolina at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Catamounts 78-60.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 is a day sports fans will not soon forget. The sports world seemed to stop spinning Thursday afternoon as NCAA announced that it would not conduct any of its postseason championships, including the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments. The Big Ten Conference then...

Big Ten to conduct winter and spring sporting events without fans

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta dresses Faculty Senate members during a Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 29, 2019.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday evening that fans will not be granted entry to any of its remaining 2020 winter or spring events. Those granted access include student-athletes, coaches, credentialed media, and immediate family members of event participants. Sports affected inclu...

Champions again: Hawkeyes win first outright Big Ten title since 2010

Iowa's 125-pound Spencer Lee grapples with Purdue's  Devin Schroder during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Lee won by major decision 16-2, securing the 125-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Iowa wrestling is back on top of the Big Ten. For the first time since 2010, the Hawkeyes won an outright team title at the Big Ten Championships. Iowa won a share of the title in 2015. This is the 36th Big Ten team title in Iowa history. At the end of competition, Iowa ...

Lee, Lugo take different paths to first Big Ten titles

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli, 125-pound Spencer Lee, and 149-pound Pat Lugo smile for a photo after all three won their respective championships  during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, N.J., on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Spencer Lee had done a lot of things in his career, including winning two national championships, but he had not won a Big Ten title coming into this year’s conference tournament. He quickly took care of that. Lee bulldozed through his three matches at the 2020 Big Ten...

Marinelli doesn’t disappoint in latest dual with Joseph

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli grapples with Penn State's  Vincenzo Joseph during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, N.J. on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Marinelli won by decision 3-2, securing the 165-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Alex Marinelli versus Vincenzo Joseph never disappoints. It certainly didn’t at the 2020 Big Ten Championships. Marinelli secured a takedown with 15 seconds remaining in the third period to take the lead and secure his second consecutive Big Ten title. It is also the second ...

Marinelli repeats as Big Ten Champion

Iowa's 165-pound Alex Marinelli grapples with Northwestern's  Shayne Oster during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Marinelli won by fall in 2:41. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - After securing a takedown in the final 15 seconds of the third period to take the lead, Alex Marinelli is a two-time Big Ten Champion. The match between Marinelli and Penn State's Vincenzo Joseph was tied at 1-1 for most of the bout, until Marinelli got his takedown. Joseph follo...

Lugo defeats Sasso, clinches Iowa the Big Ten team title

Iowa's 149-pound Pat Lugo grapples with Minnesota's Brayton Lee during session two of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Lugo won by major decision, 11-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Pat Lugo avenged his loss to Sammy Sasso from earlier in the season by beating him in the finals of the Big Ten Championships. Lugo's victory clinches Iowa its first conference team title since the 2015 season, and its first outright title since 2010. This is the fifth conference title...

Lee defeats Schroder for first Big Ten title

Iowa's 125-pound Spencer Lee grapples with Rutgers'  Nicolas Aguilar during session one of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Lee won by fall in 2:53. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - After two years of coming up just short, Spencer Lee is a Big Ten Champion. Lee won by a 16-2 major decision over Purdue's Devin Schroder to win his first conference title. The junior tallied four takedowns and a reversal in the match. He also had the advantage in riding time....