Archive | January, 2012

Hawkeye women close sloppy half strong

The Iowa women’s basketball team couldn’t buy a basket for much of the first half of its showdown with No. 13 Purdue on Saturday — until freshman Virginia Johnson sparked a furious rally to close out the stanza. The Iowa City native scored 6 points and recorded a key defensive rebound to start a 16-6 […]

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Nebraska’s Richardson catches fire against Iowa

By Ben Schuff Brandon Richardson said he’d take an assist over a jump shot any day following Nebraska’s 79-73 defeat of Iowa. His unselfish style could have been predicted from the scouting report, as he led the Cornhuskers with a 1.6 assist/turnover ratio. What couldn’t have been predicted was that his biggest assist against […]

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Iowa can’t deliver knockout blow, falls to Nebraska, 79-73

Click here to view an exclusive photo slideshow. By Jordan Garretson The 10,538 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena stood in anticipation. They watched as Josh Oglesby’s 3-point soared down towards the hoop. They saw the ball’s smooth rotation send it sliding around the inside of the rim. Then they saw Iowa’s last shot at a victory […]

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Hawkeyes squander lead, fall to Nebraska

The Iowa men’s basketball team couldn’t sustain its 11-point first-half lead and fell to Nebraska, 79-73, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday. Nebraska’s 14-4 run as the second half dripped away put the Cornhuskers up by five, and the team converted its free throws down the stretch to seal its 11th win of the year (11-9, […]

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Iowa leads Nebraska at halftime, 38-31

The Iowa men’s basketball team (11-9, 3-4 Big Ten) leads Nebraska (10-9, 2-6), 38-31, at halftime of a Big Ten game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Leading the Hawkeyes thus far is Zach McCabe, who hit his first five shots from the floor. He finished the half with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting while adding 5 rebounds […]

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Full transcript from Obama’s speech in Cedar Rapids Wednesday

Via The White House: Thank you! Hello, Iowa! Hello, Cedar Rapids! (Applause.) All right. Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Please have a seat. It is great to be back in Iowa, although it is a little colder here — (laughter) — than it was in Washington. I want to thank Jeff for the introduction. It’s […]

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Intramural soccer: Persia’s last-minute goal completes comeback

By Patrick Mason Strong play and an organized effort pushed Persia to a 3-2 victory over Sigma Pi on Wednesday night in the Bubble. The match was marred by poor officiating, though. Many calls were missed, and several players said it seemed the officials were not even paying attention to the match. Maysam Takapoo, […]

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Intramural soccer: Man Dimes open season with blowout victory

By Tommy Reinking Just Can’t Get Enough just couldn’t get a goal. The team lost to Man Dimes, 4-0, despite firing 28 shots — including 11 that slapped the goalkeeper’s mitts and four that smashed against the goal post — in an intramural soccer match Wednesday in the Bubble. Man Dimes scored three of […]

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Obama stresses importance of manufacturing jobs at plant in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids — President Barack Obama spoke about job growth and the economy to a crowd of Iowans gathered on the floor of the Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing plant in Cedar Rapids today. “We need to make it easier for businesses to do business here in America and we also need to make it easier […]

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Obama in Cedar Rapids: American manufacturing boosts economy

The country’s tax code must change in order to bring jobs back to America, President Obama said during a speech in Cedar Rapids this afternoon. Speaking to a crowd at Conveyor Engineering & Manufacturing, Obama stressed American manufacturing and the disparity between the wealthy and the rest of the country. Before speaking about the tax code, […]

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