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Past articles by Steve:

Hawkeyes, Illini, Cyclones get assignments

Iowa and Illinois will enter NCAA men's basketball tournament play with opponents from the Southeastern Conference. → Read More

Hawkeye GameDay: Ohio State vs. Iowa

* The defending Big Ten tourney champions, Iowa begins this year’s postseason run in the same spot where it started a year ago in Indianapolis as the tournament’s fifth seed. The Hawkeyes finished in a tie for fifth in the conference standings, becoming the only team in the Big Ten with five straight upper-division finishes in the league. * Iowa is one victory away from a fifth consecutive… → Read More

Hoops in the Heartland Fan Guide

Today's games: (8) Murray State vs. (9) Evansville, noon; (5) Missouri State vs. (12) Bradley, 2:30 p.m.; (7) Southern Illinois vs. (10) Indiana State, 6 p.m.; (6) Illinois-Chicago vs. (11) Valparaiso, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s games: (1) Illinois State vs. Murray State/Evansville winner, noon; (4) Drake vs. Missouri State/Bradley winner, 2:30 p.m.; (2) Belmont vs. Southern Illinois/Indiana State… → Read More

Hawkeye depth will be tourney factor

IOWA CITY – It takes a village. → Read More

Four in four? Hawkeyes have 'been here before'

IOWA CITY — The situation has a familiar look to the University of Iowa basketball team. → Read More

The final four: Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers

IOWA CITY - Four things to think about following the Iowa basketball team's 81-77 loss to Nebraska on Sunday: → Read More

Hawkeye GameDay: Nebraska at Iowa

* With a win against Nebraska, Iowa would extend its home win streak to seven games and will earn a double bye for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. A victory would also secure the Hawkeyes’ fifth consecutive upper division finish in the Big Ten and the program’s 10th upper division finish in the last 11 seasons. * Nebraska, with a 66-50 win over Iowa on Dec. 29, is playing for its first sweep of… → Read More

It's 'go time' for Hawkeyes' Warner

IOWA CITY – It’s March and this is when it matters to Jacob Warner. → Read More

Hawkeyes' Czinano welcomes tourney homecoming

IOWA CITY — For Monika Czinano, the road to a Big Ten tournament championship follows a familiar path. → Read More

The final four: Hawkeyes and Hoosiers

Four things to think about following the Iowa basketball team's 90-68 win at Indiana on Tuesday night: → Read More

Big Ten player of the year is a Hawkeye

IOWA CITY — It’s almost become an Iowa tradition. → Read More

Rocky alum Rice leads UIS on late-season surge

The best part of any game for Jordan Rice is watching his teammates succeed. → Read More

Hawkeye GameDay: Iowa at Indiana

* Indiana is currently one of four teams tied for second in the Big Ten, one game in front of Iowa which begins the week in a three-way tie for sixth in conference standings. The Hawkeyes’ NCAA resume includes 12 combined Quad 1 and 2 victories, second only to Purdue’s 14 among Big Ten programs. Iowa currently has four Quad 1 victories. * Coming off of a 79-71 win at Purdue, the Hoosiers’ first… → Read More

Never say never, Hawkeyes rally to stun Spartans

IOWA CITY — Take a tip or two from Tony Perkins. → Read More

Despite shooting woes, Hawkeyes keep the faith

IOWA CITY — Connor McCaffery isn’t sweating it. → Read More

Hawkeye GameDay: Michigan State at Iowa

* Michigan State leads the Big Ten in defending the 3-point shot, limiting opponents to 29.3-percent shooting from behind the arc. Iowa has is shooting 33.2 percent on the year from 3-point range, but has toiled in its last two games. The Hawkeyes are a combined 6-of-52 in losses at Northwestern and Wisconsin earlier this week, 11.5 percent. * The Hawkeyes are attempting to achieve a rarity… → Read More

The final four: Hawkeyes and Badgers

Four things to think about following the Iowa basketball team's 64-50 loss at Wisconsin on Wednesday: → Read More

Defensive different lifts Augustana

Everything started on defense for the Augustana College women’s basketball team Tuesday night at the Carver Center. → Read More

Hawkeye GameDay: Iowa at Wisconsin

* Injuries have impacted the Badgers in a major way this season. Wisconsin is 15-6, including 7-4 in the Big Ten Conference, when it has been at full strength. When missing at least one starter due to injury, the Badgers are 0-5 including 0-3 when leading scorer Tyler Wahl was out and 0-2 without Max Klesmit. * Iowa was without starters Kris Murray and Ahron Ulis when Wisconsin won a 78-75 game… → Read More

Defensive cohesion is Hawkeyes' focus

There weren’t any four-hour workouts on Monday, the day following a sour performance at Northwestern. → Read More