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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter

Pete Mills is in his second year as a sports reporter with The Daily Iowan. He currently serves as a football reporter, contributing to Pregame on a weekly basis as well as writing features and notebooks for the section. In 2018-19 he covered women's basketball as it made a run toward a Big Ten Championship.

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USC head coach Clay Helton reacts after yet another personal fopul call against the Trojans in the second quarter at the Coliseum on Saturday night, Nov,. 2, 2019. USC will face Iowa in the Holiday Bowl. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By the Numbers: USC Trojans

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
December 10, 2019
Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle drives to the net during a womens basketball match between Iowa and Clemson at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

Hawkeye women take down Clemson, 74-60

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
December 4, 2019
Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa celebrates tackling Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez during the football game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 27-24. Epenesa had two sacks throughout the game.

Epenesa balls out in win over Nebraska

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
December 1, 2019
Illinois players break up a huddle before the game against Illinois in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 19-10.

Around the Big Ten: Week 14

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
November 26, 2019
Illinois RaVon Bonner runs the ball during the Iowa/Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini, 63-0, to snap a 3-game losing streak.

Week 13 scouting report: Illinois

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
November 21, 2019
Iowa guard Makenzie Meyer drives to the rim during a womens basketball game between Iowa and Princeton at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Tigers, 77-75, in overtime.

Iowa women sneak by Princeton in overtime

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
November 20, 2019
Minnesota head coach, P.J. Fleck, addresses the media during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Gophers, Buckeyes near Indianapolis

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
November 12, 2019
Illinois RaVon Bonner runs the ball during the Iowa/Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini, 63-0, to snap a 3-game losing streak.

Around the Big Ten: Week 9

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
October 24, 2019
Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley (4) gestures at a possible Iowa touchdown from Iowa fullback Austin Kelly (46) during the Iowa/Purdue game at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes, 38-36, with a last second field goal. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Week 8 Scouting Report: Purdue

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
October 18, 2019
Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

New Kinnick back in primetime

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
October 11, 2019
Iowa fullback Brady Ross (36) scores a touchdown during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3.

Iowa’s Ross enters limelight, end zone

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
September 30, 2019
Wisconsins Jonathan Taylor evades tackles during a football game between Iowa and Wisconsin on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The Badgers defeated the Hawkeyes, 28-17. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

College football Week 5: We’re back

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
September 27, 2019
Iowa States offense prepares for a play during a football game between Iowa and Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Hawkeyes retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy for the fifth consecutive year, downing the Cyclones, 18-17. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Column: Let’s rethink Cy-Hawk

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
September 22, 2019
Iowa State players take to the field during the Iowa/Iowa State game for the Cy-Hawk trophy in Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones, 44-41, in overtime.(Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Week 3 scouting report: Iowa State

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter
September 13, 2019
Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley talks to fans at Kids Day at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Takeaways from Kids’ Day at Kinnick

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
August 10, 2019
Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst speaks during the second day of Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago, Ill., on Friday, July 19, 2019.

Iowa trophy games a wild ride in 2019

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
July 23, 2019
Big Ten Commissioner, Jim Delany, speaks during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Highlights from Day 1 of Big Ten media days

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
July 18, 2019
Illinois head coach, Lovie Smith, speaks during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Emerging Big Ten West strengthens conference

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
July 18, 2019
Fans rush the stadium after the Iowa vs. Ohio State game at Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 4, 2017. Iowa defeated Ohio State 55-24.

Recapping Iowa’s success in alternate uniforms

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
July 14, 2019
A Hawkeye spirit squad member waves an I flag after a touchdown during Iowas game against Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Friday, November 23, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers, 31-28.

Hawkeyes recruiting stellar 2020 class

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
June 25, 2019
Iowa coach Bond Shymansky looks on during a volleyball match between Iowa and Michigan State on Friday, September 21, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 3 sets to 0. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Mills: Shymansky drama ends bumpy Hawkeye year

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
June 18, 2019
The Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez hits a two-run home run in first the inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Friday, June 7, 2019. The Cubs won, 3-1. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Big money, big players don’t change NL Central

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
June 11, 2019
Iowa football helmets line the sidelines during a game against Purdue University on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes 24 to 15.

Oliver Martin to transfer to Iowa

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
June 10, 2019
Iowa guard Isaiah Moss is introduced before a mens basketball match between Iowa and Rutgers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The Hawkeyes, celebrating senior night, fell to the Scarlet Knights, 86-72.

Moss decommits from Arkansas

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
June 7, 2019
Iowa players huddle between innings during a softball game between Iowa and Ohio State at Bob Pearl Field on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Hawkeyes, celebrating senior day, fell to the Buckeyes, 5-0.

Hawkeye softball takes on Big Ten Tournament

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
May 8, 2019
Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder shouts during the womens Big Ten tournament basketball game vs. Rutgers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights 72-67 and will be moving on to the championship game against Maryland.

Bluder takes home DI’s Coach of the Year

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
May 7, 2019
Niemann joins Hawkeye football coaching staff

Niemann joins Hawkeye football coaching staff

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
May 1, 2019
Iowa pitcher Sarah Lehman winds up to pitch during a softball game against Western Illinois on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019. The Fighting Leathernecks defeated the Hawkeyes 10-1.

Iowa softball falls to Northern Iowa on the road

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
April 30, 2019
Junior Allison Doocy pitches during the Iowa v Kirkwood softball game at the Pearl Softball Complex in Coralville on Sept 14, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Kirkwood Eagles 10-6.

Hawkeye softball diced up by Gopher bats

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
April 28, 2019
Iowa catcher Abby Lien catches a ball that came off of her glove during a softball game between Iowa and Northwestern on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The Hawkeyes lost to the Wildcats 6-0.

Iowa softball splits doubleheader with Nebraska

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
April 24, 2019
Iowa pitcher Sarah Lehman winds up to pitch during a softball game against Western Illinois on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019. The Fighting Leathernecks defeated the Hawkeyes 10-1.

Pitching gives Hawkeye softball shot at wins

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
April 22, 2019
Iowas Havyn Monteer winds up to connect on a pitch during a softball game against Western Illinois on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019. The Fighting Leathernecks defeated the Hawkeyes 10-1.

Softball edged by Drake despite solid pitching

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
April 17, 2019
Iowa pitcher Allison Doocy brings fresh aggression to the sixth inning during the conference opening softball game at Pearl Field on Friday, March 29, 2019. Doocy had an injury scare during the fourth quarter but continued to pitch the rest of the game. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 5-1.

Iowa softball looks to cool off hot Illini

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
April 11, 2019
Iowa center Megan Gustafson drives to the hoop during the Iowa/Mizzou NCAA Tournament second round womens basketball game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena  on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Tigers, 68-52.

Gustafson taken in second round of WNBA Draft

Pete Mills, Assistant Sports Editor
April 10, 2019
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