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New Iowa volleyball coach Bond Shymansky is aiming for 20 wins

By Evan Buhler, 21 hours 5 min ago
Despite the Iowa volleyball team winning no more than 13 matches in a single season since 2009, new coach Bond Shymansky is aiming for the 20-win level this fall as the program begins a transition under the Iowa City native. Hired away from Marquette in January, Shymansky takes over one of the Big Ten’s worst […]

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, BTN’s Dave Revsine rave about Hawkeyes

By Evan Buhler, 23 hours 21 min ago
Why not Iowa? When the discussion turns to contenders for the inaugural College Football Playoff, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit says the Hawkeyes deserve at least a mention. “At the end of the day, I look at Iowa with all those positives. And you look at their schedule,” Herbstreit explained. “They don’t play Ohio State. They […]

Iowa’s 12th-best football victory of the past 50 years

By Evan Buhler, 1 day 20 hours ago
Iowa won its school-record eighth straight game to start a season on Oct. 24, 2009, at Michigan State. The streak remained alive because of the most famous slant pattern in school history. It was run by sophomore wide receiver Marvin McNutt, and it came on the final play. Michigan State had taken a 13-9 lead […]

McCaffery defends program: “We have great kids. We don’t have thugs.”

By Evan Buhler, 1 day 23 hours ago
Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery is not worried about the public perception of his program in the wake of several player arrests. “Not at all,” McCaffery told the Register at a charity-golf appearance Monday in Des Moines. “Not in the least. We have great kids. We don’t have thugs.” McCaffery has issued four press-release statements […]

Fired Iowa field hockey coach denies bullying players

By Evan Buhler, 2 days 45 min ago
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Longtime Iowa women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum tells The Associated Press that her firing was unwarranted and based on false claims by former players that she bullied and mistreated them. Speaking for the first time since her Aug. 4 firing, Griesbaum said she did nothing to justify the abrupt end of […]

Iowa’s 13th-best football win of the past 50 years

By Evan Buhler, 2 days 16 hours ago
Iowa’s surprising 1981 march to the Rose Bowl included a defensive masterpiece. Wisconsin had an edge in that race to Pasadena when it hosted Iowa on Nov. 14, 1981. Madison had been awash in Rose Bowl hype the week of the game. But the Hawkeyes jumped out to a 17-0 halftime lead, on a Tom […]

Harty: Despite pluses, Hawks still vulnerable

By Evan Buhler, 2 days 17 hours ago
What started as a feel-good moment for the kids on Saturday ultimately turned into a warning to Iowa football fans. Your team, as solid as it appears on paper with arguably the Big Ten’s top offensive line, a sturdy defensive line, a stable of running backs and a favorable schedule, still is vulnerable. That was […]

Iowa’s 14th-best football win of past 50 years

By Evan Buhler, 3 days 16 hours ago
When Texas native Hayden Fry took the Iowa job in 1979, “Hook ‘Em Hawks” became a popular bumper sticker. The phrase was borrowed from the University of Texas, where “Hook ‘Em Horns” is part of the culture. So you can understand why Fry, who had a 2-11 record against Texas as the coach at SMU […]