The Daily Iowan

Men’s tennis downs Drake

AMIE KIEHN

February 26, 2009

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Game. Set. Match. Amid controversy over calls, the Iowa men’s tennis team prevailed and clinched its first win over Drake since 2005. The 5-2 victory displayed the growth and talent of the Hawkeyes this spring. Sickness had...

Five seniors set for last Carver hurrah and en route to major record

JEFF PAWOLA

February 26, 2009

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Five Iowa seniors will say goodbye to Carver-Hawkeye Arena tonight when the Hawkeyes face Illinois. On Senior Night, Nicole VanderPol and Lindsey Nyenhuis as well as the trio of Wendy Ausdemore, Kristi Smith, and Megan Skouby...

Hawks coming in hungry, shaved to swimming/diving Big Ten championships

JON LINDER

February 26, 2009

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The slate has been wiped clean for the Iowa men’s swimming and diving team. The men of the Field House pool have shaved their beard-growths and feel primed for the Big Ten championships, which have been a point of emphasis...

Hawkeye Distance swimmer Divan feeling just divine

JON LINDER

February 26, 2009

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Nick Divan embraces pain, and why shouldn’t he? The Iowa junior is a distance swimmer, and pain is listed in bold on the distance swimming job description. Divan has arguably put himself through even more pain than a typical...

Spartan freshmen sink Iowa

ASSOCIATED PRESS

February 26, 2009

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State’s freshmen are growing up and helping the Spartans stay in first place in the Big Ten. Freshman Delvon Roe scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and classmate Korie Lucious added 12 points...

Tough match ahead as tennis faces foe Drake

AMIE KIEHN

February 25, 2009

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Great rivalries have been a fixture of the sporting scene — Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal, Duke against North Carolina, Celtics versus Lakers. One rivalry that hasn’t dominated the headlines but is still deeply impassioned...

UNI Baseball decision hits home

RYAN YOUNG

February 25, 2009

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Iowa head coach Jack Dahm understands why the question must be asked. In fact, he expects to hear it a lot over the next three months. With Northern Iowa announcing on Monday that its baseball program will be cut at the end of...

Third coach among peers

AMIE KIEHN

February 25, 2009

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Pete Sampras was in his prime while Patrick Dwyer was hitting tennis balls in his hometown of Franksville, Wis. Dwyer watched as Sampras executed his flawless volleying skills that won him Grand Slam after Grand Slam. It’s...

Hawks look for two in a row as Spartans loom

SCOTT MILLER

February 25, 2009

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Twice this year, Iowa has won big games at home — Jan. 21 against Wisconsin and Feb. 7 against Northwestern — only to falter on the road a few days later. After the Wisconsin game, the Hawkeyes suffered a heartbreaker at...

Unsung seniors of women’s basketball

MIKE BROWNLEE

February 25, 2009

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Thursday night’s Iowa women’s basketball game at home against Illinois will be the final contest for the Hawkeye seniors, including three — Wendy Ausdemore, Megan Skouby, and Kristi Smith — who will finish their career...

Hawks’ Wahlin getting the point

MIKE BROWNLEE

February 25, 2009

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Heir apparent. Passing the baton. Next in line. Circle of life. Changing on the guard (literally). Whatever cliché you want to use, it’s going on at point guard on the Iowa women’s basketball team. But while Smith is st...

Basketball women not exactly raining 3’s after men’s line move

JEFF PAWOLA

February 24, 2009

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It’s well-documented how the extra foot added to the 3-point line has affected the men’s game — bringing down the national average for made 3-pointers to its lowest since the 1998-99 season at 34.23 percent, according to...