Gary Barta, UI’s embattled Athletics director, abruptly announces retirement

The University of Iowa announced on Friday morning that Athletics Director Gary Barta is retiring. The announcement was a surprise. Barta’s current contract wasn’t set to expire until June 2024, and earlier this year he told the Gazette he hadn’t […]

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Left to ‘completely rebuild’ their team after COVID cuts, UI women swimmers are taking the university to task over Title IX

There were “mixed emotions” when University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta met with the women’s swimming and diving team on Feb. 15 to let them know their program, which the university had cut on Aug. 21, would be fully […]

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