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Latest Articles by John Steppe
Iowa has had its fair share of starting free safeties who arrived on campus as walk-ons, including Derek Pagel, Jake Gervase and Jack Koerner. Cedar Rapids Xavier alum Quinn Schulte could be next.
Iowa Basketball Jun. 23, 2022 10:34 am
Moment No. 1 in our series of the top 50 moments in Iowa women’s athletics history: On Feb. 3, 1985, 22,157 fans flocked to Carver-Hawkeye Arena and shattered the women’s basketball attendance record.
Iowa Hawkeyes Jun. 20, 2022 9:27 am
Moment No. 4: The University of Iowa, under leadership of then-president Sandy Boyd, elevated 12 women’s teams to intercollegiate status and hired Christine Grant as the women’s athletics director.
Iowa Hawkeyes Jun. 20, 2022 9:37 am
From the “front lines” of the fight to keep Title IX’s implementation in sports alive to the focus on women’s athletes’ well-being, Christine Grant left quite the legacy both at Iowa and across the country.
Iowa Basketball Jun. 18, 2022 11:24 am
Moment No. 6: Lisa Bluder and Megan Gustafson became the first player-coach duo from the Big Ten to sweep the Naismith National Coach of the Year and National Player of the Year awards.