Category Archives: Hawkeye Sports

Win the Ultimate Game Day Experience!

The Hawkeyes are headed back to Chicago this month for the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, and we hope to see you there. Join the National I-Club and the University of Iowa Alumni Association at Park Tavern for our next Hawkeye Huddle. Enjoy a number of different pre-game activities before the Hawkeyes take on their first-round opponent in the United…

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Where Are They Now? Brittany Weil

Brittany Weil, 09BA
Iowa softball star, 2006-2009

Brittany Weil, 09BA, bounced back from a life-threatening head injury to become one of the most decorated softball players in Hawkeye history.

As a UI sophomore, Weil was hit in the head during practice by a line drive that nearly ended her softball career. After spending a week in the hospital and another five weeks relearning…

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Where Are They Now? Bo Porter

BO PORTER, 94BA
Iowa baseball and football player, 1990-1994

Marquis “Bo” Porter, 94BA, dominated the baseball and football fields at Iowa. As the baseball team’s starting centerfielder in 1993, he hit .318 with 33 RBIs, eight doubles, four home runs, and nine stolen bases. On the gridiron as a senior, the defensive back became a three-year letterman and the Hawkeyes’ most valuable…

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A Tribute to Street

The Iowa men’s basketball team will never forget the legend of Chris Street. On January 19, 1993, an unprecedented wave of sorrow swept across Iowa. Chris Street, a gifted Hawkeye basketball player from Indianola, died that evening when his car collided with a snowplow following a team dinner in north Iowa City.

The tragedy left an entire state in shock. The…

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Swish!

Are you ready for some basketball? We hope to see you in Des Moines this Saturday for the Hawkeye Huddle at the Iowa Events Center’s Hy-Vee Hall, 730 Third St., Des Moines. Admission is free and highlights include special guest speakers, door prizes, the Iowa cheerleaders and dance team, Herky, cash refreshments and concessions, and the Hawkeye Marching…

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Hawk & Husker Heroes

 

Before the first snap of today’s football game, three special citizens of Iowa and Nebraska will be recognized for their extraordinary acts of service. This is the spirit of the Heroes Game, a new Big 10 tradition that began just last year.

This year, representing Nebraska, Jason Parks of Omaha will be honored for his courage in rescuing a…

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Big House Battering

In the 57 Iowa vs. Michigan football matchups so far, Michigan holds a 40-13-4 record over the Hawkeyes. But, in recent years, Iowa has ruled the series. It’s fair to say Michigan might be out for revenge tomorrow.

In 2002, a season we all know and love, the Hawks’ recorded their first road win against Michigan since…

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Huddle Up, Hawks!

 

We invite you to join us for football’s final Hawkeye Huddle from 9 to 11 a.m. EST on Saturday, November 17, at the Kensington Court hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd., in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Iowa River Landing has proudly presented the 2012 Iowa Football Hawkeye Huddle receptions at away football games this season. These free pregame parties, hosted by the…

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Hoops Season Begins

 

Ready for some Iowa basketball? Head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena tonight for a double helping of the Hawkeye hoopsters.

First up, watch the women take on Northern Illinois at 5:30 p.m. in their season opener. Then stay to watch the men’s home opener at 8 p.m. against Texas-Pan American. Fans with a ticket for the men’s basketball game that evening…

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A New Home for the Hawks

Iowa golfers anticipate a state-of-the-art practice facility.

The classic saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Iowa, wait five minutes.” But when it comes to gaining an edge over spring competition, the Hawkeye men’s and women’s golf teams don’t have time to spare.

In the past, snow and freezing temperatures have put the Hawkeyes at a disadvantage against southern schools…

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