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Tag: "Pat Harty"

Harty: Tragic loss of sportswriter Susan Denk leaves big void

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014

No matter what happens on the field this fall, it won’t feel the same covering the 2014 Iowa football team without Susan Denk on the beat. This week started under horrible circumstances as word spread Monday morning that Susan had died suddenly at the age of 39. Nearly four days later, I still have to […]

Steve Waite returns to UI a success off the court

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

As the maker of arguably the greatest 3-point play in the history of the Iowa men’s basketball program, Steve Waite is a source of pride for Hawkeye fans. It’s been that way for more than 34 years, ever since Waite made a basket and a free throw in the closing seconds to defeat Georgetown 81-80 […]

Pat Harty: There’s a fine line between ‘good’ and ‘great’

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — The 2014 Iowa football team, which held its media day Monday, is hard to label. On one hand, you have a large number of fans who are convinced that Iowa, which finished 8-5 last season, is destined for greatness this season. They’re offended by the mere suggestion that Iowa could lose […]

Harty: Barta says “sky is not falling” with slow ticket sales

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

Lunch with Gary Barta on Friday included sandwiches, soft drinks, pasta salad, a brownie, a pep talk and finally an important message to fans: Tickets still remain for the Iowa football team’s seven home games. That’s always a concern, but especially with the Aug. 30 season opener against Northern Iowa barely a month away. “I’m […]

Hawkeyes agree: Too many watch lists in college football

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — They are as much a part of summer as trips to the beach and the Chicago Cubs playing below .500. They are among the first signs that another college football season is approaching. And they seem to be multiplying — they being college football preseason watch lists. Name the position and […]

Harty: Players taking accountability for behavior should help wayward Hawks

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

Something tells me that members of the Iowa football team will be on their best behavior for the foreseeable future. Actually, it’s what three of the team’s senior leaders said on Wednesday — and how they said it — that has me believing that. “We’ve got to step up our leadership,” all-Big Ten left tackle […]

Iowa men’s basketball hosting potential forward transfer

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

The Iowa men’s basketball program is hosting potential transfer Tim Williams on a recruiting visit today and Marc Condotti believes it could be an ideal match. “I think their style of play fits his play,” said Condotti, who is an assistant coach at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, which is near Chicago and the school from which […]

Harty: Departing Hawkeye track coach Wieczorek a class act

[ 0 ] June 5, 2014

The world would be a better place if more people took Larry Wieczorek’s approach to living in it. You’ll never hear anyone say anything bad about Wieczorek, who will retire as the University of Iowa director of track and field/cross country after this season, because there isn’t anything bad to say. In more than two […]

Harty: Close your books, today is Hawkeye quiz day

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014

This pop quiz is a chance for readers to test their knowledge about Hawkeye football and men’s basketball. Of course, all the answers can be found by searching on the Internet or by skimming to the end of this column. But that would be cheating, and there is no room in sports for cheaters. Question […]

Harty: Uthoff shouldn’t be considered a disappointment

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

Nearing the end of his first season playing for the Iowa men’s basketball team, Jarrod Uthoff is perhaps best described as an extremely gifted work in progress. Soft-spoken and humble, Uthoff is content for now just blending in with his teammates and playing a support role away from the spotlight. It’s maybe not what some […]