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Gary Barta weighs in on NCAA players’ union issue

[ 0 ] April 4, 2014

By Sara Agnew, Iowa City Press-Citizen Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said he doesn’t think student-athletes are employees and finds the recent ruling allowing Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize to be misguided. “The core of this discussion is student-athlete welfare,” Barta said Thursday during a meeting of UI’s Presidential Committee on Athletics. “I […]

Rick Brown: Iowa’s Big Ten title climb just got steeper, no matter the makeup date

[ 0 ] February 18, 2014

DANVILLE, Ill. — Tuesday’s game at Indiana was to be a big contest, on a national stage, a chance for Iowa’s men’s basketball team to take another step closer to an elusive Big Ten title. Instead, the steel beam that fell from the ceiling in the northwest corner of Assembly Hall in Bloomington, about 6 […]

Pat Harty: Shymansky hiring is a good thing

[ 0 ] February 3, 2014

Bond Shymansky is correct in saying that timing is everything.

Fran McCaffery: ‘I don’t want to ever do anything to embarrass the school’

[ 0 ] January 6, 2014

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery was contrite and apologetic today, less than 24 hours after he got two technical fouls and was ejected from Sunday’s 75-71 loss at No. 4 Wisconsin. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta also weighed in, releasing a statement that said his coach “knows he crossed a line of acceptable behavior […]

Fran McCaffery, Gary Barta issue statements in wake of ejection

[ 0 ] January 6, 2014

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery and athletic director Gary Barta issued statements this morning in the wake of McCaffery’s ejection during a 75-71 loss at Wisconsin on Sunday night. Fran McCaffery “I want to apologize for my emotional reaction during Sunday night’s game at Wisconsin. I have great passion and respect for the game […]

Fan power, play on field help Iowa edge bluebloods for Outback berth

[ 0 ] December 8, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. It happened three decades ago — a slight that Kirk Ferentz hasn’t forgotten. “I do have a pretty good memory,” Iowa’s football coach said Sunday. “In 1983, we did beat a pretty good opponent here in Kinnick, then got bumped by them in a bowl game. It would have been a warmer […]

Brown: Program hasn’t turned corner; work to be done

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Iowa became bowl-eligible Saturday, which sure beats the alternative. “I don’t know if I’ve ever had a longer holiday break,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday after a businesslike 38-14 victory over Purdue. “You can only sit in front of the fireplace so long.” A bowl-free 4-8 season leads to a […]

Harty: Bluder does everything right at Iowa

[ 0 ] October 24, 2013

Lisa Bluder is to the Iowa women’s basketball program what Tom Davis was to the Iowa men’s basketball program. And that is meant as praise.

Iowa men’s basketball season ticket sales surging

[ 0 ] October 4, 2013

Season ticket sales for Iowa men’s basketball home games have exceeded last season’s totals and could surpass 10,000 for the first time since the 2002-03 season, the Hawkeye athletics department said Friday. The Iowa Athletics Ticket Office has processed orders and assigned seats of more than 8,700 for the 2013-14 season, which is more than […]

Items stolen from Iowa locker room during Cy-Hawk game

[ 0 ] September 15, 2013

By Randy Peterson and Rick Brown sports@dmreg.com Iowa football players and staff gained a Cy-Hawk trophy Saturday night, but lost some personal belongings. Someone looted their locker room while a sellout crowd of 56,800 fans watched the Hawkeyes’ 27-21 victory against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State University Police Chief Jerry Stewart, through […]