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Latest Articles by Mike Hlas
Hawkeye Sports May. 19, 2022 12:48 pm
Iowa AD Gary Barta says he’s a supporter of NIL for student-athletes, as well as a supporter of the NCAA transfer portal. But he says the NIL should be for current student-athletes, not recruits.
Sports May. 18, 2022 5:15 pm
Sean McCarty, Brown Deer Golf Club’s head pro, tackles the PGA Championship Thursday. It will be the third appearance in a major championship for the Iowa grad and Solon resident.
Iowa Basketball May. 11, 2022 10:29 am
Iowa forward Kris Murray won’t participate in next week’s NBA Draft Combine but will remain an early entry in the draft. He’ll wait until the June 1 deadline to decide his future plans.
Hawkeye Wrestling May. 10, 2022 12:49 pm
The highest spring-semester cumulative grade-point average among University of Iowa male athletic teams belonged to its wrestling squad. The highest fall-semester cumulative GPA of UI men’s teams did, too.