Chad Leistikow, The Des Moines Register

Chad Leistikow

The Des Moines Register

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Past articles by Chad:

NBA Draft 2021: San Antonio Spurs select Iowa's Joe Wieskamp in the second round

Joe Wieskamp is the highest drafted Hawkeye since 1998. → Read More

Iowa men's track: Hurdles duo leads Hawkeyes to best NCAA finish since 1967

The Hawkeyes logged three top-five finishes Friday night to charge up the team standings. → Read More

Leistikow: 5 topics with Iowa AD Gary Barta, who says 'all systems go' for full Kinnick Stadium

Barta addressed mask requirements, season-ticket sales, whether the Penn State game will be at night and more in an interview with Chad Leistikow. → Read More

Tyler Cook grateful for NBA chance with Detroit Pistons: 'A lot of people don’t get that'

In a solid half-season with the Detroit Pistons, Tyler Cook has already become the most successful NBA Hawkeye of the Fran McCaffery era. What's next? → Read More

1-on-1 with Iowa wrestling's Tom Brands on overcoming extreme NCAA adversity, bold future plans

Coach Brands shares how Spencer Lee pulled it off, talks Alex Marinelli's injury and has plans for "the next 40 or 50 years" of Iowa wrestling. → Read More

1-on-1 with Iowa wrestling's Tom Brands on overcoming extreme NCAA adversity, bold future plans

Coach Brands shares how Spencer Lee pulled it off, talks Alex Marinelli's injury and has plans for "the next 40 or 50 years" of Iowa wrestling. → Read More

Iowa resumes football practice after COVID-19 outbreak, clearing big hurdle to play in Music City Bowl

The 6-2 Hawkeyes had not practiced since Dec. 15. They're scheduled to face 5-5 Missouri in Wednesday afternoon's bowl game in Nashville. → Read More

Amid COVID-19 pause, Iowa hopes to play Music City Bowl. But is it realistic?

With six Iowa football coaches and several players having tested positive for COVID-19, can a bowl game be played? And is it the right thing to do? → Read More

How to watch Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball showdown on TV and livestream

A quick glance at the top nonconference college basketball matchup of the season. → Read More

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has tested positive for COVID-19; bowl preparations will continue

The Hawkeyes' head coach is 65 years old, which puts him in the higher-risk category, but the UI says he is asymptomatic. → Read More

Iowa basketball: Hawkeyes' No. 3 AP ranking matches best of Fran McCaffery era

The third-ranked Hawkeyes (2-0) have tests ahead, with No. 14 North Carolina coming to Carver next week and a date with No. 1 Gonzaga on Dec. 19. → Read More

Ed McCliment, a University of Iowa professor for four decades, traveled the world studying high-energy physics

In 1985, Ed built a house on Iowa City's Hickory Trail, an idyllic street centered on love and community. He was a neighborhood fixture ever since. → Read More

Leistikow: Hawkeyes 'raring to go' in tall challenge to play, complete Big Ten football season

Kirk Ferentz hopes rapid-testing is the "game-changer" for the Big Ten to execute an aggressive nine-game, nine-week schedule. → Read More

University of Iowa cuts four sports in wake of COVID-19 pandemic, loss of fall football

Expected lost revenue of $100 million this academic year led to Friday's announcement of three men's sports and one women's sport being cut. → Read More

Iowa football parents seek answers and restoration of fall football in letter to Big Ten

Disappointed by the Big Ten's decision to shut down fall football, the parents of Iowa football players sent letter to league with list of grieveances. → Read More

A spring football season is possible, but it requires a great plan – and some luck

"For sure, it can be done," Iowa's Kirk Ferentz says of a spring season for Big Ten teams. But what issues must be solved first? Let's examine. → Read More

Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle placed on administrative leave

Chris Doyle has been placed on administrative leave following accusations of racism in the Iowa football program, head coach Kirk Ferentz announced. → Read More

Leistikow: Got questions about Iowa football tickets for 2020? Here are some answers.

For now, the Iowa athletics department is operating as if there will be no fan restrictions at Kinnick Stadium this fall. → Read More

All-Big Ten teams: Cassius Winston or Luka Garza for Big Ten Player of Year? Here's how we voted

MSU's Cassius Winston and Iowa's Luka Garza were unanimous All-Big Ten selections according to USA TODAY Sports writers. → Read More

Cassius Winston or Luka Garza for Big Ten Player of Year? Here's how we voted

Michigan State basketball's Cassius Winston and Iowa's Luka Garza were unanimous All-Big Ten selections according to USA TODAY Sports writers. → Read More