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Monday, January 15, 2018
Iowa basketball: Making the Grade, Big Ten Week 3
After three straight losses overall and five straight Big Ten losses to begin conference play, the Iowa men's basketball team broke through for its first victory at Illinois - thanks to a second half in which the Hawkeyes found a solution, even if just for ...
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Iowa women's basketball searching for a more balanced approach
IOWA CITY - The Iowa Hawkeyes are best when they're balanced, Coach Lisa Bluder said. "My dream team is when we have five (players) in double figures," Bluder said in a teleconference Monday morning. "I don't like games when we have a player with 37 poin ...
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Iowa got stung by Stefon Diggs in 2014
Iowa knows what it's like to be tormented by Stefon Diggs. The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver made NFL lore Sunday with his walk-off, 61-yard touchdown reception that gave his team a 29-24 NFC playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints. It was, quite s ...
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Iowa-Oklahoma State wrestling just needs a mat
IOWA CITY - Observations from an old wrestling writer standing on the Carver-Hawkeye Arena concourse:l The last time Oklahoma State's wrestling team came to town, an NCAA-record 42,287 fans piled into Kinnick Stadium for the Grapple on the Gridiron on an u ...
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Iowa drops third-ranked Oklahoma State, 20-12
IOWA CITY - Iowa wrestling faced a defining moment in its season. The Hawkeyes have been grouped with second-tier teams, chasing some of the recent powers in college wrestling. Rival Oklahoma State represented an opportunity to show they belonged in the ...
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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Joe Wieskamp and North Linn Lynx shine in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - Joe Wieskamp played his first basketball game here since last February. Here's the updated scouting report on him: He's still really good. The 2018-19 Iowa Hawkeyes freshman-to-be and his Muscatine team with a 76-57 win over Iowa City High ...
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Saturday, January 13, 2018
‘Megan Show’ not enough for Iowa women's basketball in loss to Purdue
IOWA CITY - Megan Gustafson "got everything she wanted," according to Purdue Coach Sharon Versyp, posting a career-high in scoring. Purdue's No. 10 ... well, she can play, too. Andreona Keys nearly tripled her season average, scoring 34 points and leadin ...
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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Improving Iowa faces toughest test in rival Oklahoma State
IOWA CITY - Iowa's wrestling season opened with some questions and outsiders' predictions of a rebuilding year. Hawkeyes Coach Tom Brands said the lineup could be different and stronger in the second half of the season. As Brands suggested, Iowa's stock h ...
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Friday, January 12, 2018
Iowa basketball facing challenge of replicating winning performance
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Once is not enough. The Iowa men's basketball team played quality basketball on Thursday night in a 104-97 overtime win at Illinois, picking up the first Big Ten Conference win of the season. Especially in the second half, the stagnation ...
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Saturday, January 13, 2018
On Iowa Podcast: How can the Hawkeyes build on their first Big Ten win?
Iowa is in the win column in Big Ten play after beating Illinois in overtime Thursday. What can the Hawkeyes take from that performance moving forward? What is repeatable, and what lessons were learned? The Gazette's Jeremiah Davis and Nathan Ford break it ...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Iowa 104, Illinois 97 (OT): 3 takeaways, highlights
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It looked for 20 minutes like Thursday night was going to be yet another frustrating, pound-your-head-against-a-wall game for the Iowa men's basketball team. But less than three minutes into the second half, the Hawkeyes changed that tune ...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Iowa offers an answer to losing streak in comeback road win
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - There was a lot about Thursday night that was familiar for the Iowa men's basketball team in a 104-97 overtime victory at Illinois. There were the first 16 or so minutes, where the Hawkeyes (10-9, 1-5) found themselves down 20 while play ...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Mike Duroe earns Lifetime Service to Wrestling award
IOWA CITY - Cornell College Coach Mike Duroe has made an impact on various levels of wrestling. He has coached at the collegiate level, including the last 13 years for the Rams. Duroe has been a constant at USA Wrestling and the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, he ...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Points in Transition: Iowa vs. Illinois preview
Iowa is a five-point underdog (as of Wednesday afternoon) for the second straight road game in conference play, this time going to an old rival's home floor in Illinois. Neither have won a conference game yet, and both have looked less than impressive in t ...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Pinning Combination: Spencer Lee, Iowa-Oklahoma State and more wrestling talk
The Pinning Combination podcast is back in 2018 with reaction to Spencer Lee's Carver-Hawkeye Arena debut, Kevin Dresser's first dual win at Iowa State and an Iowa-Oklahoma State preview.Plus, there's plenty of high school wrestling conversation as well, i ...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Quick Slants: Iowa backup quarterback is 'wide open' for 2018
IOWA CITY - Here's another example of the graduate transfer being one of the best things the NCAA has thought of in recent years. Quarterback Tyler Wiegers did everything Iowa asked him to do as a backup quarterback for four years. Wiegers never made it t ...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Kirk Ferentz counting on Iowa offensive line to take a ‘big step’ in 2018
IOWA CITY - Classes don't start at the University of Iowa until next Tuesday, so Alaric Jackson didn't have to be in the Iowa weight room Wednesday morning, but he was. Yes, Jackson, a sophomore offensive tackle, was suspended for the Hawkeyes' Pinstripe ...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
‘Antsy’ Makenzie Meyer remains sidelined
IOWA CITY - Not yet. The best-case scenario for Makenzie Meyer's return to the Iowa women's basketball team was two weeks. It's going to be a little longer. "She won't play Saturday," Coach Lisa Bluder said in a press conference Wednesday at Carver-Hawkey ...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Iowa basketball searching for intangible answers
IOWA CITY - Pride. Desire. Determination. Patience.Iowa men's basketball head coach Fran McCaffery talked about those four things Tuesday when discussing offensive and defensive struggles for the Hawkeyes. At 9-9 and 0-5 in the Big Ten, it's evident things ...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Iowa's Fran McCaffery discussed officiating with Big Ten
IOWA CITY - Following his ejection in the first half of Iowa's game at Maryland on Sunday, head coach Fran McCaffery had a discussion with the Big Ten's associate commissioner Rick Boyages about the officiating in that game. McCaffery was ejected for two ...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Hey Alabama, how about a real thank-you to Iowa?
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a late-game, 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd on Dec. 31 that gave his team a win over the Baltimore Ravens in the last game of the NFL regular season. That put the Buffalo Bills in the AFC playoffs inst ...
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Monday, January 08, 2018
Wrestling Weekend That Was: Kevin Dresser gets first Iowa State victory
To say 2018 has had an interesting, if not downright memorable, start is an understatement. We've seen debuts with the possibility of more to come, extended title runs, a notable victory and some upsets, even though we haven't even reached Martin Luther Ki ...
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Monday, January 08, 2018
Iowa basketball: Making the Grade, Big Ten Weeks 2 & 3
Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery was ejected from Sunday night's game against Maryland, but not much changed from the outcome of the game. The Hawkeyes weren't better or worse. Things played out pretty much the same. That's telling in terms of where these pl ...
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Monday, January 08, 2018
Stat Graphs — Charting the 2017 Iowa football chartable
Hope you can at least get a point of reference for what Iowa football numbers are good and bad in the Kirk Ferentz era.   QB numbers Premise: Should give you an idea on what numbers work for Iowa. Of course, there are outliers. These are the numbers for ...
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Monday, January 08, 2018
Hlas: Men’s basketball misery has Iowa-wide company
Maybe this year's Iowa gubernatorial candidates should promise exorcists for our state universities' men's basketball programs. What's going on is what Dr. Hunter S. Thompson would have diagnosed as bad craziness. The men's hoops teams of Iowa, Iowa State ...
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Sunday, January 07, 2018
Fran McCaffery ejected, Iowa loses physical game at Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - At first it appeared the Hawkeyes had picked a good night to face host Maryland - students are still on holiday break and a bitterly cold night left the normally electric Xfinity Center about two-thirds full. Another good omen for the ...
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Sunday, January 07, 2018
Highlights: Maryland Terrapins 91, Iowa Hawkeyes 73
Maryland scored 56 points in the paint and pulled away in the second half for a 91-73 win in a game full of tension Sunday at Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Iowa (9-9, 0-5) head coach Fran McCaffery was ejected in the final minute of the first half f ...
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Sunday, January 07, 2018
Megan Gustafson’s 34 points carry Iowa to bounce-back win at Illinois
The stars shined bright as the Hawkeyes bounced back from their first Big Ten loss with a 84-71 victory over Illinois on Sunday at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Junior post Megan Gustafson recorded her 16th double-double of the season with 34 point ...
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Sunday, January 07, 2018
Iowa State running backs coach Louis Ayeni joins staff at alma mater Northwestern
AMES - Iowa State associate head football coach and running backs coach Louis Ayeni has accepted a job at Northwestern to be its running backs coach. The move was first reported by Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel.Ayeni played for Northwestern from 1999-2003. He ...
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Saturday, January 06, 2018
Hlas: With Spencer Lee and more, Iowa wrestling may get big again
IOWA CITY - Rayvon Foley picked a bad night to weigh 125 pounds. The Michigan State wrestler came to Carver-Hawkeye Arena Friday night with an 18-3 record, but with 8,486 fans expecting and wanting to see him be the designated victim all the same. His 125 ...
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Saturday, January 06, 2018
Iowa's recent turnover rash 'very alarming' to Lisa Bluder
IOWA CITY - Heading into the Big Ten women's basketball season, the Iowa Hawkeyes owned the best assist-to-turnover ratio in the nation. It's not a coincindence that the numbers have flipped the other way since Iowa suffered its second major injury. In t ...
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Saturday, January 06, 2018
On Iowa Podcast: Examining what is going wrong for Iowa men’s basketball
Two losses in three days followed a pretty similar script for the Iowa men's basketball team, and the frustration is mounting with an 0-4 start in the Big Ten. What is going wrong, and is there any way this team can turn it around? The Gazette's Jeremiah D ...
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Saturday, January 06, 2018
Points in Transition: Iowa vs. Maryland preview
There's nothing like following up an 0-4 start to Big Ten play - three of those losses coming at home - with three straight conference games on the road. The Iowa men's basketball team starts a 16-day gap between games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday nig ...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Spencer Lee electrifies Carver-Hawkeye Arena with pin in Iowa varsity debut
IOWA CITY - Forty-six seconds.The highly-anticipated debut of freshman Spencer Lee that was promoted and publicized heavily during the week lasted less than a minute.None of the 8,486 fans in attendance sounded like they felt cheated by his brief appearanc ...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Jordan Bohannon biggest target for growing criticisms of Iowa basketball
IOWA CITY - After the Iowa men's basketball team lost to Ohio State on Thursday night, head coach Fran McCaffery was asked about criticism his team has received - specifically, that on social media. McCaffery's initial answer was pretty simple. He then fo ...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Iowa's James Daniels declares for NFL draft
The NFL draft advisory board's measure of a player matters. It probably mattered a lot for James Daniels. The idea for the center to leave the University of Iowa a year early for the NFL probably was something the junior from Warren, Ohio, had in the back ...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Hlas: Green means “Stop” for Iowa men's basketball this winter
IOWA CITY - In case you hadn't noticed lately, winter is hard here. This particular winter has already been particularly trying, especially for Iowa men's basketball fans. Here, in the first week of January, it's been made abundantly clear the Hawkeyes ar ...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Iowa falls in familiar fashion, this time to Ohio State
IOWA CITY - Ohio State guard Kam Williams left a message for the Iowa men's basketball team midway through the first half Thursday night. "This is easy," Williams exclaimed in the direction of Hawkeyes head coach Fran McCaffery and the rest of the team on ...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Iowa falls at Maryland in top-20 women’s basketball showdown
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 13 Maryland proved an inhospitable host Thursday night, handing the 17th-ranked Iowa women's basketball team an 80-64 defeat in Big Ten action at Xfinity Center.The Terrapins (14-2, 3-0 Big Ten) took control early on, storming out t ...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Ohio State 92, Iowa 81: 3 takeaways, highlights
IOWA CITY - It was more of the same for the Iowa men's basketball team on Thursday night against Ohio State. The Hawkeyes struggled in the first half and couldn't overcome that poor start en route to a 92-81 loss, remaining winless in Big Ten Conference pl ...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Iowa's Spencer Lee ready to step into starting lineup
IOWA CITY - Spencer Lee attended a University of Iowa home dual in junior high. The longtime Hawkeye fan was with his club coach, Jody Strittmatter, a two-time All-American and Big Ten champion for Iowa in 2000 and 2001. When Tony Ramos pinned his Penn S ...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Points in Transition: Iowa vs. Ohio State preview
There's no time to dwell on frustration for the Iowa men's basketball team. A one-day prep for another home Big Ten Conference game means not having a usual buffer to be able to mentally flush the negatives of a loss. For every conference game, we'll look ...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Freed Spencer Lee ready to wrestle for Iowa Hawkeyes
IOWA CITY - The real question may not have been if but more when Spencer Lee would shed his redshirt. Iowa wrestling followers received their answer Wednesday. Lee and Iowa Coach Tom Brands confirmed that Lee will make his official debut when the seventh ...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Iowa QB Tyler Wiegers transfers
Junior quarterback Tyler Wiegers announced Wednesday that he is transferring to Eastern Michigan. Wiegers pushed sophomore Nate Stanley for the starting job early this fall. Stanley settled in and should have a three-year run at the position. Wiegers grad ...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
No-brainer: Iowa's Josh Jackson goes to the NFL
You just didn't know if THIS was going to happen for Josh Jackson. He ended spring practice of his freshman year dropping what would've been a long TD pass. Last year, when it was legitimately "his time," Jackson lost his spot on the depth chart to a true ...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Josh Jackson: Iowa meteor now orbits NFL
Josh Jackson had one career start for Iowa before the 2017 season. He was on no one's preseason All-Anything teams. Eight games into the season that just ended - that's two-thirds of the regular season - Jackson had two interceptions. He was playing a gre ...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Iowa faces Maryland in battle of Big Ten women's basketball co-leaders
IOWA CITY - A business-and-pleasure women's basketball trip is strictly business now. Mechanical issues with their airplane set the departure back a day for the Iowa Hawkeyes. They had planned to do some sightseeing, including the viewing of the national ...
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Iowa takes 'step backward' in loss to Michigan
IOWA CITY - Give the Iowa men's basketball team credit for at least one thing Tuesday night: to a man, the Hawkeyes who met with media after losing to Michigan, 75-68, acknowledged the snapping of a five-game win streak came with a step backward in the are ...
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Hlas: Michigan was open, Hawkeyes were closed
IOWA CITY - Late in the first half Tuesday night, Iowa men's basketball Coach Fran McCaffery pounded the edge of the Carver-Hawkeye Arena scorer's table and shouted something angrily because the Wolverines had been credited with 50 points on the scoreboard ...
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Michigan 75, Iowa 68: 3 takeaways, highlights
IOWA CITY - Iowa resumed Big Ten Conference play Tuesday night, and with it returned many of the issues that plagued the Hawkeyes during the stretch where Coach Fran McCaffery's team lost six out of seven. Iowa fell to Michigan, 75-68 to drop to 0-3 in con ...

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