November 18, 2002 |
Just two weeks after winning a state tennis title, Bensalem's Hillary Mintz gave an oral commitment to play for the University of Iowa next season. Mintz won her second straight PIAA Class AAA singles crown Nov. 3, capping off a stellar high school career. The senior had won three District 1 titles before finishing second this year. Mintz, who plans to major in communications, earned the Hawkeyes' last available scholarship for 2003. Contact Shannon Ryan at 610-313-8097 or sryan@phillynews.
April 10, 2007
ZACH JOHNSON IS the Masters champion you did not know 48 hours ago. He's not Tiger. He's not Phil, or Retief or Ernie or Vijay. You know those guys. Zach? Well, he won his first major and he is the pride of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He's down to earth, a regular guy. He might be the most famous guy from Iowa since the fictional Radar O'Reilly. "He's like an Iowa kid.Kind of naive, very humble, and just a cool guy," said Ryan Hartman, Johnson's former teammate at Drake University in Des Moines and one of his closest friends.
April 30, 2011 |
Soul (1-5) at Iowa (2-4) When: Tonight, 8:05 Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines TV: WMCN Radio: None Series: This is the first meeting between the teams. Iowa was not in the AFL from 2001-09. About the Soul: Riding a five-game losing streak since opening up the season with an overtime win in Pittsburgh . . . Despite the skid, the Soul entered the weekend just 2 1/2 games back of Cleveland in the East Division . . . Ryan Vena is the likely starter at quarterback as Justin Allgood continues to shake off the effects of a concussion sustained last season.
November 30, 1987 |
Rollie Massimino learned some things about this year's edition of his Villanova basketball team during the three-game Maui Classic, which concluded with 11th-ranked Iowa's 97-74 win over the Wildcats. He learned that his young team can come up big at important moments against good teams, as sophomore Tom Greis did Saturday night, hitting a game-winning shot with seven seconds left in a semifinal win over Illinois. He learned that they can put teams away, as they did Friday night in coasting to a first-round victory over Nebraska.
July 11, 2012 |
DES MOINES, Iowa — It took only two seasons for Fran McCaffery to take the downtrodden Iowa program and make it a respectable one. On Tuesday, the university showed it believes McCaffery can turn the Hawkeyes into the Big Ten contenders they used to be. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced that the Philadelphia native has signed a new, 7-year deal with a raise. McCaffery will be paid at least $1.66 million a year with a base salary of $1.3 million starting next season.
January 9, 2009 |
Lawrence Westbrook and Travis Busch each scored 10 points and No. 22 Minnesota rallied from a 13-point deficit then hung on to beat host Iowa, 52-49, last night. The Golden Gophers (14-1, 2-1 Big Ten) shot only 33.9 percent from the field and nearly let the game slip away in the closing seconds. Minnesota led 50-44 with 24.5 seconds left. Jake Kelly of Iowa (11-5, 1-2) scored and Al Nolen of Minnesota missed two free throws. Jeff Peterson buried an open 3 from the corner with 5.3 seconds left to make it a one-point game, but Westbrook hit two free throws.
March 18, 2006 |
Stuck in the corner with time running out, all Jermaine Wallace could do was heave the ball and hope. Swish! Wallace hit a fadeaway three-pointer with a split second left, and little Northwestern State, the No. 14 seed, pulled off a shocker with a furious rally, beating Iowa, 64-63, yesterday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the Atlanta Regional. Down by 17 with 8 1/2 minutes left, the 14th-seeded Demons from Natchitoches, La., stormed back to down the Big Ten Tournament champions in the Atlanta Regional.
January 7, 2013 |
MICHIGAN'S TREY Burke rushed into the frontcourt, trying to take advantage of a 2-on-1 break. At the last moment, he softly lobbed the ball toward the rim, where Glenn Robinson III slammed it through the hoop. That was the beginning of Michigan's latest offensive clinic, a highlight reel of dunks, three-pointers, and smart passing that overwhelmed visiting Iowa in a 95-67 rout Sunday. Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists for the second-ranked Wolverines. Robinson had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
June 18, 2004 |
Marcus Wilson, a second-team all-South Jersey wide receiver from Camden Catholic in Cherry Hill, has made an oral commitment to Iowa. Wilson, who is entering his senior year, made his decision after attending Iowa's football camp over the weekend, Camden Catholic coach Dennis Scuderi said. According to Scuderi, Wilson had received offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Syracuse, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Louisville and Iowa. "He said he really felt comfortable there," Scuderi said.
September 14, 1996 |
A Los Angeles high school football player pulled from a game by a doctor because of exhaustion died in his sleep hours later, authorities said. And in Muscatine, Iowa, a player died after collapsing on the sideline during a game. Eric Michael Hoggatt, 18, a senior, of South Central Los Angeles, was found dead at 5:45 a.m. yesterday when his mother, Verna Hoggatt, noticed he was not up at the customary time to catch the bus to Reseda High School in the suburban San Fernando Valley.