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Wieskamp will test NBA draft

Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp will take what he learned in his freshman season and take a look at the NBA.Wieskamp announced on Thursday that he will enter his → Read More

Bees roll through opening weekend

The train is starting to roll, Jack Howell figures.Getting the Burlington Bees on a consistent track is the next step.The Bees finished the first week of → Read More

Bees ready to 'play ball'

Due to flooding in Davenport games scheduled for Thursday and Friday will be played in Burlington. → Read More

IOWA 79, CINCINNATI 72: Hawkeyes advance in NCAA tournament

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The start was ugly.But all that mattered for Iowa was the finish.A second-half rally bolstered by hot shooting lifted the Hawkeyes → Read More

Iowa faces difficult test

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Luka Garza admitted he’s looked around and appreciated the moment.Iowa is back in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2016, so, with the exception of senior forward Nicholas Baer, showing up at Nationwide Arena on Thursday for the open practice and all of the media availabilities was a new experience for the Hawkeyes.“You show up, and all of the stuff around us, it’s a… → Read More

THE MONDAY TIPOFF: Momentum or slumps haven't always mattered for Iowa heading into Big Ten Tournament

It’s easy to think that Iowa’s skid will continue heading into this week’s Big Ten Tournament in Chicago.The Hawkeyes have lost their last four games — three by double digits, one by wasting a double-digit lead. There is no momentum to this team, which is seeing its NCAA tournament hopes teeter (we’ll get to that in a little while).Fran McCaffery’s previous eight teams haven’t stayed very long… → Read More

Gustafson has answered every question

IOWA CITY — Hannah Stewart was perplexed.Stewart, part of the 2015 recruiting class for Iowa’s women’s basketball team, roomed with one of her freshman teammates in the summer before their first season would begin.Stewart is outgoing, always talking, always laughing.The roommate was quiet.Maybe too quiet.“I’m just like, ‘Who is this girl?” Stewart said, laughing now at the memory.Then she got on… → Read More

Iowa's magic continues

IOWA CITY — Devonte Green’s hand was just inches from Jordan Bohannon’s eyes when Bohannon took his final shot of the night.When the 3-pointer dropped through, Green’s hand was still in the air. But the Indiana guard just dropped his head in disbelief.Bohannon’s shot with 20 seconds left in overtime capped Iowa’s comeback. The 3-pointer he hit near the end of the second half saved the… → Read More

Bloodhounds learn their lesson

Burlington High School played Fort Madison in a regular-season game nine days ago and won by six points.That may not have been a good thing.The two teams → Read More

Another Bohannon big shot, and Hawkeyes stun Northwestern

IOWA CITY — He bent over as he took his position on the inbounds play, not interested in absorbing the tension that had filled an arena that had → Read More

Luckett commits to Iowa as a walk-on

Keontae Luckett is ready to finish his high school career now that he's made his college decision.The New London High School senior has committed to be a → Read More

Hawkeyes' shooters scorch Illini

IOWA CITY — It was 121 seconds of 3-point sorcery.Isaiah Moss hit one.Jordan Bohannon buried one in transition.Joe Wieskamp made one — well, he made everything on this day.Moss added a second one.Bohannon added a second one.Five shots. Fifteen points. A lead that was 11 points had become 19, a hole Iowa’s inexperienced opponent was not going to fill.“That,” Moss said, “was very exciting for us… → Read More

Bohannon's shots fall, and Hawkeyes respond

IOWA CITY — Jordan Bohannon’s first made shot in his best game of the season didn’t come until right before the horn sounded at the end of the first half.Bohannon had driven from the north end of the Carver-Hawkeye Arena to approximately 25 feet from the south basket in three seconds, a twisting route through the Nebraska defense.Just before the clock hit zeroes, Bohannon tossed up a… → Read More

OUTBACK BOWL NOTES: Hawkeyes feed the giraffes, and take a scary ride

TAMPA, Fla. — Feeding the giraffes?“Pretty cool,” Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette said.Falling 335 feet in the Falcon’s Fury ride?Well…“At least I didn’t chicken out,” wide receiver Brandon Smith said.Several Hawkeye players took part in a Saturday afternoon visit to Busch Gardens as part of the Outback Bowl week. The tour, that also included players from Mississippi State, took the… → Read More

Hawkeyes make a haul

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s football recruiting shopping list was, for the most part, filled on Wednesday on the opening day of the December signing → Read More

Hawkeyes avoid a trap

IOWA CITY — The last thing the Iowa basketball team needed before the holidays was to get caught in a trap, and Iowa coach Fran McCaffery knew that. → Read More

THE MONDAY TIPOFF: Remember, it's November, but it's a good month for Iowa

The Monday Tipoff has always subscribed to the “Remember, it’s November” theory — never get too high or too low on a college → Read More

THE MONDAY KICKOFF: Being wrong about the Hawkeyes turns into being right

I was asked during a radio interview a day before Iowa played at Penn State what, in hindsight, did I get wrong about the Hawkeyes.That day, they were 6-1 → Read More

Hawkeyes facing a thorn

IOWA CITY — The Big Ten West Division leader is at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.It’s not Iowa. Instead, it’s Northwestern, a thorn for the Hawkeyes in the last few seasons.The Wildcats aren’t exactly the opponent the Hawkeyes, on a two-game losing streak, want to see. Northwestern (5-4 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) has a four-game winning streak in conference play, has won nine consecutive games over… → Read More

No. 3 Crusaders sweep past WACO

FORT MADISON — It's now at the point of the volleyball postseason when Holy Trinity will face some unfamiliar teams.The Crusaders are back in the → Read More