Despite pandemic deficit, Kirk Ferentz collected full salary, bowl-game bonus for 2020

As the University of Iowa Athletics Department was facing a massive financial shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the summer of 2020, a number of the department’s employees accepted, voluntarily or otherwise, reduced salaries and bonuses. Among these employees were head coach of men’s basketball Fran McCaffrey (who volunteered for a $255,000 salary cut), […]

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Eight former Hawkeyes demand firing of Ferentzes and Gary Barta, $20 million in restitution

Uncertainty over whether the Big 10 conference would compete this fall football season has dominated conversations in the past few months. But this week, with the Iowa Hawkeyes preparing for a postponed season opener in West Lafayette, Indiana on Saturday, a potential lawsuit has shifted focus back to allegations of racial discrimination within the University […]

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University of Iowa cuts swimming and diving programs, men’s gymnastics and tennis, citing COVID-19 losses

On Friday afternoon, University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld and Director of Athletics Gary Barta released a statement containing “some extremely difficult news.” Harreld and Barta said that due to COVID-19 financial losses in the Athletics Department, four of the university’s 24 intercollegiate varsity sports programs will be cut: men’s and women’s swimming and diving, […]

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University of Iowa announces it will resume in-person classes in the fall, begins calling coaches and athletes back to campus

The University of Iowa plans to resume in-person classes in the fall, according to a statement posted on UI’s COVID-19 information page. The University of Iowa plans to resume face-to-face instruction for the fall 2020 semester. The university is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff and will implement recommended […]

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Photos: University of Iowa Homecoming Parade

Zak Neumann, Homecoming Parade

The annual University of Iowa Homecoming parade had to take a bit of a detour this year, but that certainly didn’t stop people from turning out to see over a hundred different floats featuring local businesses, university student groups, university faculty and alumni. Parade watchers decked out in black and gold enjoyed lively music and […]

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Hawkeye Daniel Dennis grapples for Olympic gold

Iowa City

This Friday in Rio de Janeiro, former University of Iowa wrestling stand-out (2010 NCCA national runner-up) Daniel Dennis will compete for Olympic gold in the 57kg men’s freestyle event. Back in April, in front of a crowd of over 11,000 fans at the US Olympic trails in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Dennis’ hand was raised the victor […]

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Iowa predicted to repeat as Big Ten West champions

Iowa Hawkeye fans

Iowa City’s hometown Iowa Hawkeyes are predicted to win the Big Ten West, according to the annual sports writers poll. They were chosen by a staggering margin: The Hawks received 32 of the 39 total votes. Nebraska came in second with three votes, Wisconsin was third with two and a single vote cast for Northwestern. […]

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