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Putting the ‘ill’ in Illini
Winter takes aim at water mains
The harsh winter has wreaked havoc on Iowa City’s water mains. By Kevin Svec firstname.lastname@example.org
(The Daily Iowan/James Soukup)
Iowa guard Melissa Dixon shoots a 3-point shot in Carver-Hawkeye on Thursday. Dixon scored 11 points in the game and went 3-of-11 on 3-point shots. Iowa defeated Illinois, 69-50.
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Solar farm nearer to fruition
Lawmakers eye anti-bullying law
Farmers Electric Co-op closes in on constructing a solar farm.
A bill to be discussed in the Iowa Legislature next week could influence policies against bullying.
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“Certainly there would be some challenges there, but that being said, I don’t think it’s something we should shy away from,” he said. “To a degree, I’m not sure how realistic it is to take care of all the cases that are happening outside of
A new farm in the Johnson County area will trade corn for sunshine. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors completed the last requirements on Thursday for a group of individuals to create one of Iowa’s largest solar farms. “Warren McKenna is the solar guru in the state of Iowa,” Supervisor Chairwoman Janelle Rettig said. “This is a very cool project, and I hope it is mimicked throughout the state of Iowa. I hope to see more of it, and we are happy he is here in Johnson County.” The land for the future solar farm was purchased by the Farmers Electric Co-op — a Frytown cooperative — and will plant the solar farm on the Farmers Henhouse site. Warren McKenna, the co-op general manager, said when finished, the project will be the largest solar array in Iowa. “No one has ever put a solar farm
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By Lily Abromeit firstname.lastname@example.org
In the information age, bullying no longer stops when students leave school, which is why Iowa lawmakers are wading into the issue to empower schools to tackle cyber bullying. A bill in both the Iowa House and Senate will be moved to committees next week, potentially influencing the definition of bullying as well as how school administrators and teachers respond to harassment. Although, the specifics of the bill have not been completed, officials said they expect to see cyber bullying added to the definition of bullying, as well as initiatives to better train teachers and administrators how to properly respond to it. “We certainly have to address the issue better than we’re doing now, obviously, because of the technology,” said Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville. “Frankly, it’s a good idea, [but] it’s sad that
Cloudy, 30% chance of snow early, then turning sunny, windy.
The Iowa City winter has stirred up as much trouble underground as it has on the surface. This year has been one of the worst years for water-main maintenance in the city’s history. So far, there have been 34 breaks in the city’s water system. There were 28 water main breaks in January, a number that tied the all-time record for the town. Six breaks have occurred thus far in February. University of Iowa junior Sarah Hadley has experienced the problem firsthand. Hadley, who lives on North Johnson Street, thought the water in her apartment would only be shut off for a few hours after a water main broke. But the problem took longer to repair. The broken main left the tenants
Photo Illustration by Tyler Finchum we have to have legislation … schools should be doing [these things] currently, but if this is a bill that will make them do it, then good.” City High Principal John Bacon said efforts to increase awareness about cyber bullying would be helpful but difficult to accomplish.
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bullying Continued from front school, but it’s important we take it seriously.” Jacoby said one important element should be to educate staff members on how to handle situations that involve bullying. “One thing we should do is train our counselors, because our teachers are pretty busy, so we should train counselors to be even more active with students to recognize [the situations],” he
pipes Continued from front without running water for more than a day and after the problem was fixed, there were lasting problems with a few of the taps. “The water in the kitchen was trickling out brown,” Hadley said. “On the first day, I couldn’t shower or brush my teeth. It was a gum and mouthwash day,” Some of the residents were forced to stay with friends while the water main was repaired.
solar farm Continued from front of this magnitude anywhere in Iowa,” he said. “The project has garnered quite a bit of attention from many environmental groups, and we are hoping to [make] Johnson County to be a solar leader in Iowa.” McKenna said it would provide 750 kilowatts of energy, or the amount of energy used to power 100 to 200 residences, depending on the house
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said. Bacon said he supports additional training for all personnel. “I cannot stand the thought of any one of our students [having] to deal with the fear and stress that goes along with bulling,” he said. “It’s something we try to keep in the forefront of our minds as educators and if the state identified some effective training for us to become better, I’m all for that.” Although Sen. Amy Sinclair, R-Allerton, said she hopes to see cyber bullying as a main focal
point. But she thinks it will be hard to maintain control over situations happening outside the classroom. “I appreciate that there will be a broadening of the definition of bullying so it is not so narrowly defined,” she said. “I would never suggest that students ought not be protected from bullying, I’m just uncertain of how effective this will be practically.” Ryan Roemerman, the executive director of Iowa Pride Network, said conversations surrounding cyber bullying have
built up for a long time, but for anything productive to happen, there will need to be funding included in the bill. “It would mean you would have people who understand how important it is to step in when bullying happens … [and] it’ll ensure that when students report bullying, there is someone who is trained to react well … and ideally, that there would be a safety plan,” he said. “If everybody is really serious about helping the schools, let us actually show that by what we actually fund.”
The water main breaks were caused by frigid temperatures; this winter ranks as the ninth-coldest in Iowa in 121 years. “The low temperatures and deep frost cause the ground to shift, resulting in some of the water mains breaking,” said Carol Sweeting, the information coordinator for the Iowa City Water Department The University of Iowa campus hasn’t been exempt from the problem. Cold temperatures and high winds caused a sprinkler pipe to burst in the Burge Marketplace.
“In our investigation, we found that some insulation had fallen down, allowing extremely cold air to penetrate that area of the building,” said Jeffrey Aaberg, the director of facilities and operations for UI Housing and Dining. The amount of time it takes to fix a water main break varies. Typically, fixing and backfilling the main takes around 12 hours, and replacing the pavement must wait until spring. “The trick is finding enough resources to replace them as they age,” said Rick Fosse, the city’s
Public Works director. More problems could be on the way. With this winter’s heavy snowfall and as warmer temperatures approach, city officials urge citizens who live near storm drains to make sure they are not filled with snow. If they are, the drains will back up and flood. When temperatures drop at night, the flooded drains could refreeze. “There is not much we can do to prevent the mains from breaking,” Fosse said. “All we can do is replace them as quickly as possible.”
size. The energy will most likely be used for the Farmers Henhouse facilities and other buildings nearby. “I’m all behind this,” said Scott Ritter, a member of the co-op. “I’m proud of these guys for having the foresight to pull through with it. A lot of people will benefit from this solar farm.” McKenna said the process of creating the project has been a 1 ½-year process, and the team has experienced only a few delays. He said there are many aspects to take into consideration when looking for a location for
a solar farm. Throughout this process, he said, the team needed to find an area with five to six acres that face the south, have fairly flat ground, and lack tress. In November 2013, the supervisors approved rezoning for the property to be considered as an industrial zone as opposed to an agricultural zone on a 5-0 vote. The farm will provide approximately 15 percent of the power needed by the Electric Co-op while simultaneously creating a significant increase in income. The president of Farmers Electric Co-op, Dean
Miller, said this is a major step for the group to create green energy. He said this will take Iowa one step closer towards being less dependent on fossil fuels. McKenna said the co-op predicts to have energy produced in the community by the end of May. “I think it’s a good thing, and a lot of green energy will be used,” Miller said. “To be one of the smallest co-ops in the state of Iowa and produce one of Iowa’s largest solar farms, we’re excited to see the final stages happening.”
UI students listen to a presentation in the Univesity Capitol Center on Thursday. The talk covered interviewing techniques. (The Daily Iowan/Valerie Burke)
Correction In the story “Lack of blood donations,” The Daily Iowan incorrectly used the zero to describe O-negative and O-positive blood types. The DI regrets the error.
Clarification In the Feb. 11 article “Local physicians reach out to Mexico,” the article stated the Pediatric Arrhythmia Outreach Fund program was provided through the University of Iowa. Rather, the medical mission trip was started by the Pediatric Cardiology in Des Moines, and it is the main organizer of the program.
blotter Sanjuanita Arce-Aranday, 28, 307 N. Corn St., was charged on Wednesday with driving while license was under suspension/canceled. Eric Bigley, 25, 207 Myrtle Ave., Apt 21, was charged on Thursday with second-offense OWI. Monica Greene, 23, 2530 Bartelt Road Apt 2A, was charged on Jan. 17 with forgery by check/document. Corey Johnson, 21, 195
Stephan St., was charged on Feb. 7 with driving while license was under suspension/canceled. Noha Karim, 21, 1801 Brown Deer Trail, was charged on Thursday with second-offense OWI and possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Pedro Lagos, 19, 1208 Tracy Lane, was charged on Jan. 18 with driving while barred. Amy Rees, 32, 436 Southgate
Ave., was charged on Feb. 6 with third-degree theft. Teriany Speers, 36, 604 Franklin St., was charged on Feb. 7 with OWI. Brady Stephens, 18, 636 S. Johnson St. Apt 2, was charged on Feb. 7 with driving while license was under suspension/canceled. Zachary Thompson, 19, 2120 Arizona Ave., was charged on Wednesday with possession of controlled
substance. Vincent Vogelsang, 51, address unknown, was charged on Monday with criminal trespassing. Delandis Wright, 26, 1527 Aber Ave. Apt. 6, was charged on Tuesday with assault on police/fire/emt personnel. Daniel Wren, 56, address unknown, was charged on Wednesday with public intoxication.
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IC schools to expand advanced courses By Chris Higgins email@example.com
A national study says Iowa high-school seniors are behind their peers, but local education officials say they are one step ahead. Iowa City schools are pushing to expand Advanced Placement course offerings for high-school students, which remain inaccessible to many students statewide. According to a recent report by the College Board — a not-for-profit organization that helps students transition to college academics — 11 percent of Iowa high-school seniors scored a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement test last year. This statistic puts these students behind the national average — 20 percent of seniors received 3s. But Jim Flansburg, the Iowa Department of Education interagency liaison, said the numbers do not mean Iowa students are struggling. “It’s not as straightforward as you’d think,” he said. “High-school students are taking community college courses at a higher rate than Advanced Placement courses. That’s their preference. That’s the choice students have taken in the state of Iowa.” He said 36,000 students enrolled in community-college courses for dual credit last year, while 5,700 took Advanced Placement tests. Dual-credit courses are available in every county in Iowa, which is not the
case for Advanced Placement courses. “Advanced Placement is not as widely available,” Flansburg said. “Some schools are very, very small and are just not able to have Advanced Placement offerings.” Michael Barron, the University of Iowa executive director of Admissions, university officials do not distinguish between college credits earned from dual-enrollment courses and ones earned from Advanced Placement tests. “You will find students who are ready for college-level work at any high school in Iowa,” he said. “What is important is that students challenge themselves with appropriate coursework. Both of these methods provide that.” However, local high schools will expand their Advanced Placement offerings at a rapid pace. City High now provides 21 Advanced Placement courses, and West High has 18. “We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of students who take Advanced Placement courses here as more and more students accept the rigor of the program,” said John Bacon, the City High principal. Last year, 980 Advanced Placement courses were taken, and 420 tests were taken at the school. The Advanced Placement program has grown at West High as well. West High Principal Jerry Arganbright said the growth is in response to students
high-school students took a dual-credit community-college course last year, while 5,700 students took Advanced Placement exams.
of students at West High scored a 4 or higher on Advanced Placement tests last year.
of Iowa high-school seniors scored a 3 or higher, compared with 20 percent nationally. in need of “challenging and rigorous” coursework. He said 90 percent of students score 4s or higher on the tests. Last year, 900 exams were taken among 450 students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses. “Our kids are clearly ready for the college-level work, which is reflected by the Advanced Placement courses,” Arganbright said.
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Roomies aren’t for everyone Jon Overton Jon-overton@uiowa
Roommates are like a lottery. Sometimes you get paired with one who becomes your best friend for years to come. Alternatively, your roomie can be an asocial shut-in or an obnoxious jerk who regularly blasts terrible music that’s loud enough to be heard three floors below. There’s been some speculation, however, that the college roommate may soon become a relic of the past, though evidence of this as a nationwide trend is slim. The advent of the super single is upon us — or so the story goes. These rooms are the size of normal dorm rooms but with only one person in them. The University of Northern Iowa is one of a handful of colleges that has adopted the super single, having converted one of its residence halls to only house single rooms. But people such as freelance journalist David Wheeler in The Atlantic have bemoaned the speculative end of the college roommate, suggesting that it will hinder students’ social development. He acknowledges super singles have some benefits, such as privacy and making it easier to concentrate on work. But then Wheeler quotes a number of people who talk up all the great benefits of having a roommate, including learning to live with others, becoming more accepting of diverse people, and generally helping students learn how to make friends. One college student told him “with a private room, it’s very easy to find yourself cut off from a social life. If you just go back to your room as soon as class is over; you’re never going to meet
anyone new or have any experiences beyond those in the classroom.” It smells like one of those pesky, condescending millennial trend stories in disguise. Still, many of Wheeler’s points are basically true, but he overlooks something pretty basic. If I live in a dorm, I can open my door and — alakazam — I’ve found fellow humans. There is a danger of shutting yourself in your room all the time, so you have to be mindful of that, but come on. If you’re in college, you’re an adult. You have to take care of yourself and that means making friends. If you’re not ready for that responsibility, don’t live by yourself. Furthermore, having your own space isn’t necessarily just a convenience. For some people, that private space to be alone is crucial. When I lived in the dorms last year, I had a really nice and easygoing roommate, but when I had to cope with a lot of emotional stress, all I needed was a place where I could really be alone. But it’s hard to get that when you live in a glorified closet with another person, and your only retreat is a public space. There’s no one to blame. I was in an environment that stressed me out at a time of ever-mounting stress. And now that I live alone in my own apartment, I’m happy as can be. Some people need that level of solitude at times. For many, that super single may not be a detriment to social development, but a necessary place to recharge and cope with the very real stress of college life. There are benefits to having roommates, but there are costs too, and for those who truly need their own space, the supposed end of the college roommate (if that ever really happens) is nothing to mourn.
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DAILYIOWAN.COM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
Should we build the pipeline? Late last month, the U.S. State Department issued a report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would ship oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast for refining. The pipeline has become one of the country’s most-debated domestic-policy issues.
Just build the thing
Kill the fossil-fuel culture
It’s not that the opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are wrong, necessarily; it’s just that over the course of the six-year debate, an inconsequential issue has turned into a comically exaggerated pseudo-referendum on the future of Earth. Yes, the issue has roused more environmental activism than usual, but for what end, really? There are bigger proverbial fish to proverbially fry. We ought to move forward with the Keystone pipeline and set our environmental sights on a worthier cause. Some type of fatally doomed-from-the-start cap-and-trade plan, perhaps. Killing the Keystone pipeline simply isn’t a big enough environmental victory to justify the amount of activist-leverage and attention being lavished on the subject. The long-awaited State Department report on the environmental ramifications of the pipeline project dropped a few weeks ago and its findings underwhelmed many — it found that the pipeline would have very little effect on global greenhouse-gas emissions and that its construction would not increase the development of Canadian oil sands. Sure, the pipeline may be a symbolic victory for the near-term viability of fossil fuels, and there’s always the looming specter of a potential spill, but the project would hardly be a silver bullet that destroys the environment. That’s not to say that the green left is solely responsible for hooting and hollering over this pipeline. Consider the widely circulated conservative claim that the Keystone pipeline would create upwards of 20,000 jobs. Well, that’s false. The State Department report projects that construction will require about 42,000 “job years”; after a little bit of math that works out to about 3,900 construction jobs. Respectable, but a far a cry from 20,000. The pipeline would employ about 35 people after its construction. See, everybody’s in on the hyperbole. Perhaps the most consequential aspect of Keystone XL is that it could be used as a bargaining chip for President Obama in some congressional negotiation to be named later, but even its utility in that respect has been reduced by House Speaker John Boenher’s recent swearing off of crisis-to-crisis legislating. In the end, nobody wins, and nobody loses. Let’s move on.
When it comes to the issue of climate change, the news only seems to get more and more dire. A recent study, led by Stanford Assistant Professor Adam Brandt, concluded that methane, a gas key to warming the planet, is far more prevalent in our atmosphere than previous government estimates. A report leaked from the United Nations predicted that greenhouse-gas emissions would triple by 2050. All of this as extreme weather events, spurred on by massive climactic change, continue to wreck havoc, not only in the United States but across the globe. Even as the global warming situation grows more and more apocalyptic, the Obama administration seems to be heavily weighing the option of approving Keystone XL, a major transnational oil pipeline between the United States and Canada. For starters, that the United States continues to invest in significant fossil-fuel projects such as the pipeline is simply depressing. In an era in which fossil fuels have been shown to be almost solely responsible for our dismal environmental conditions, the time and energy put into this pipeline would be better spent on renewable resources such as solar and wind power. The Keystone also has a plethora of environmental issues attached to it, including, but not limited to, contaminating the aquifer that serves much of the central United States and an additional 27.4 million metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. However, the real danger of Keystone doesn’t necessarily lie in particularly pernicious environmental damage rising from the pipeline *specifically* but rather in the symbolism of the operation. Approving Keystone means that the United States isn’t actually serious about combating what is, by far, the most pressing danger to humanity’s continued existence on this planet. The United States can’t claim that it’s committed to reversing climate change while approving a massive pipeline that acts as a shrine to dirty, nasty, filthy energy resources. President Obama has a simple choice. He can either approve the pipeline and continue our civilization’s long slide into the ash heap of history, or he can reject the continued expansion of an energy policy that will eventually kill us all. Stopping Keystone won’t solve our problems, but we can’t afford to continue to accommodate the culture that created Keystone.
Still wearing the mask
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Sunday marked the 108th anniversary of the death of African-American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar, whose poem “We Wear the Mask” explores the necessity for African-Americans to put on a façade to thrive in a white society. Arguably, everyone wears a mask. Individuals are required to sacrifice in order to appeal to those in power and better themselves in a competitive culture. However, the masks African-Americans must wear to persevere in and adapt to a racialized white society are different things altogether. I urge African-Americans to not wear the mask. Thirty years removed from slavery, Dunbar wrote, “We wear the mask that grins and
lies/this debt we pay to human guile.” Much has changed since Dunbar’s time. African-Americans are no longer considered three-fifths of a person. We are allowed in white spaces, and in theory, we have access to the same opportunities as whites. Barack Obama is president, so the “Negro Question” that both black and white intellectuals pondered in the 20th century is supposedly no longer an issue. The past must be forgotten, and all is well because a black man has been in office for not only one, but two terms. And so a smile must override the pain; African-Americans are expected to be proud and forever grateful U.S. citizens. But anti-blackness prevails. In white communities and even among other communities of color, there is a want to uphold and emulate whiteness at the expense of shaming and hiding blackness because the former is synonymous with privilege and power. As suggested in “We
Wear the Mask,” it is not recommended the world know how African Americans really feel. We have trained ourselves be complacent and smile in the presence of the white gaze. One hundred nineteen years later, we still wear the mask. It’s understandable, but it’s also unhealthy and deceiving. Descendants of slaves may appear to be content with regards to progress in race relations, but we still live amid white supremacy. Everyone is encouraged to assimilate in some shape or form in order to have access to the American Dream. For African-Americans to be validated in the eyes of the oppressor, we must submit to a white power structure that simultaneously disenfranchises blackness. The attitudes concerning African-Americans are a paradox — we are feared and criminalized, similar to the way in which murder-victim Jordan Davis has been depicted at a thug in the recent Michael Dunn Trial — while our culture is scrutinized
and appropriated by the mainstream. Part of the reason there is racial insensitivity and so little cultural competency across the spheres of our society is because the mainstream culture has a narrow perception of the voices in the African-American community. Whites and non-black people of color rely on stereotypes, statistics, and colorism, furthering anti-black prejudices. The mask may be convenient to avoid confrontation and controversy, but it’s important African-Americans refrain from wearing it in an effort to be honest with ourselves and for those across racial lines to understand our reality. It’s easy to say America has made immense strides when compared to chattel slavery, so African-Americans should have every reason to be happy. But the fact of the matter is, the past carries well into today. By wearing the mask, we deny what’s real. Instead, we must demand more from ourselves and others who adhere to the status quo.
country a moment to look at some commonly overlooked contributions from history and to recognize those contributions. Those who criticize the celebration and highlighting remind me of American History X and the dad when he says, “So now we have to trade good books for black books?” Like the two can’t be the same thing. It’s this mentality that persists
and causes us to need Black History Month, not just for black students but for all of us. For all the positive contributions black people have made through the centuries on this planet for this country, we should celebrate those accomplishments and use this month to highlight them, not criticize the recognition.
letter to the editor We need Black History Month In response to those who ask, “Why do we need Black History Month,” I point to Texas, the state in which they are attempting to remove mention from history books of the owning of slaves by the Founding Fathers. The very same place where they approved renaming the slave
trade as the transatlantic trade, removing it from textbooks so that people will forget it ever happened. I point to the thousands of black kids who don’t or aren’t taught early on about Fredrick Douglass or about the W.E.B Dubois versus Booker T. Washington debate. Or for those black kids who think that Booker T. was a wrestler. I think that Black History Month allows the
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men Continued from 10 niors were freshmen. Iowa is going to have to respect Penn State and play mistake-free basketball if it’s going to come out of the Lions’ Den (we’re doing this now) with a win. Probasco: Sell. With a week in between games to prepare for this one, there’s no reason Iowa should look past Penn State, especially after seeing what it did against Indiana on the road Wednesday. In conference play thus far, the Nittany Lions have been nothing short of dreadful. At 4-8, they currently hold the 11th spot in the 12-team Big Ten. And honestly, it wouldn’t be sur-
wrestling Continued from 10 A few weeks ago, Penn State’s Cael Sanderson and Ohio State’s Tom Ryan got into it on Twitter. The argument is about how certain members of the National Wrestling Coaches Association are trying to make the National Duals a relevant thing. More specifically, Ryan, among others, wants the National Duals to be the event that crowns the team champion of college wrestling. To put it
prising to see Penn State go winless the rest of the way. After Iowa, the Lions will go to Nebraska, host Ohio State and Wisconsin, then travel to play much-improved Northwestern and Minnesota. Some may chalk this one up as a tough game, but Iowa is the far superior team. I don’t buy that it’s a trap game, not even a little bit.
Ross: Buy. Devyn Marble might not be a household name like Nik Stauskas, Aaron Craft, Gary Harris, or even A.J. Hammons, but he’s been doing his damndest as of late to make an impression on those who watch him.
Marble is the only player in the conference who has scored in the double digits in each Big Ten game and is second in the conference in scoring (17.8 points per Big Ten game). He’s the only player to average at least 16 points a game and have more than 45 steals. Sure, he has a tendency to not show up late in the game and maybe miss a few free throws, but showing up fashionably late is the new thing now, and he’s having his biggest games when Iowa needs him most. Probasco: Buy. And who is saying Marble isn’t showing up late in games? In second halves of Big Ten games, Marble is averaging 10.8 points, hitting 46 percent of his shots from the field and 78 percent from the free-throw line.
bluntly: he wants to inject meaning into an arbitrary event. But doing so would ruin wrestling’s “Crown Jewel” — the NCAA championships, an event that sells out, quite literally, a year in advance. There’s a reason that it does: It’s an individual tournament with team scoring. Wrestlers either win and advance or lose a chance at first. It’s an event that encourages high-risk wrestling because wrestlers will do whatever it takes to reach the title bout — which, in turn, rewards their respec-
tive team with points. The National Duals, on the other hand, would not. Duals are important, don’t get me wrong — there’s a reason an Iowa-Penn State dual garners more fans than the National Duals (which featured the home team in the finals last year). Similarly, the Masters still draws an insane viewing audience every year, while most casual golf fans still don’t understand the importance of the FedEx Cup. But duals naturally lend themselves to low-risk, defensive wrestling — which is why you see a lot of
Devyn Marble is a legitimate Big Ten Player of the Year candidate
Ketelsen a quick learner By Jack Rossi firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant coach Ben Ketelsen may have found his place at Iowa. A former Hawkeye gymnast, Ketelsen obtained numerous accolades, winning letters all four years and setting the school record for pommel horse — an event that is the team’s weakest this season. Head coach JD Reive brought his former gymnast Ketelsen aboard last season amid many changes in the coaching staff. “I had Ben for one year as he finished up his career and after he coached part-time at the club run
by my wife,” Reive said. “He started coaching and liked what he was doing. The next year I offered him a volunteer assistant position here. He made the transition, came in every day, and just worked his way in.” Traditionally, the team sticks with two assistant coaches but Reive has no rush to fill the void. The vacancy has given Reive the control that he wants over the program but also gives Ketelsen the room to grow and mature as a coach and opportunity to display his abilities. “For us as a staff right now, the opportunity of being one person down has allowed me to take
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a little more control over what’s going on. But at the same time, having Ben take on more responsibilities, and it’s a little trial by fire which he’s absolutely responded well to,” Reive said. Ketelsen spends a lot of his time working with the gymnasts on the pommel horse. There is an extra emphasis this week to work on the event after it was the team’s downfall last weekend against Illinois. The squad scored below average with an uncharacteristic mark of 61.050.
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And after the 22-point first half (26 points total) he put up against Michigan, Marble was named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 List on Thursday. The Naismith Trophy is the award given to the top men’s basketball player in the country by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors. If Marble is being considered for the most prestigious individual award in college basketball, he has to be in consideration for Big Ten Player of the Year.
Ross: Sell. Penn State hasn’t seen a team that plays defense as well (at times) as Iowa, and without a true center to bang in the boards, I don’t think the
Nittany Lions are going to know what to do when the shots aren’t falling. Sure, D.J. Newbill and Tim Frazier are studs who average more than 16 points a game, but after that, their scoring options become limited. Graham Woodward is a threat from 3, but that’s about it. Mike Gesell and Marble should have no problem eating those guys up, seeing as Marble just held Stauskas to 10 points and 4 turnovers. If Iowa can hold both Newbill and Frazier to the 10-15 point range, the Hawkeyes should have no problem taking care of business on the long road trip. Probasco: Buy. I’m only buying this because I believe Iowa is going to beat Penn State through a different avenue than its
backcourt strength. Penn State’s bigs are relatively weak. And the Hawkeyes average 8 more rebounds (43-35) per contest than the Nittany Lions do. To counter Penn State’s backcourt duo of Frazier and Newbill, I expect Iowa to pressure the ball handler in hopes of forcing Penn State to rely more on other players. None of Penn State’s topfour scorers are listed above 6-7, whereas six of Iowa’s top seven scorers are at least 6-6. Iowa’s length and depth will give Penn State serious issues, as it has for many Hawkeye opponents. The backcourt of the Nittany Lions may have a prettier stat line when it’s all said and done, but it probably won’t mean much.
matches end 3-1, or 2-0, or 4-3. If you go high-risk and fail, the other team gets 6 points. And that is why another one of wrestling’s problems is the crowd in Carver-Hawkeye booing an opponent who is turtled up because he doesn’t want Tony Ramos to pin him. College wrestling is not where it can be. It can be great. It can be exciting. And to do so, it should get rid of riding time. Riding time is an incredibly silly concept to me, primarily because it encourages non-offensive
wrestling. The top guy doesn’t have to attempt any sort of tilt or turn, but as long as he keeps his opponent on the mat for a minute, he’ll get a point. The Olympic styles of wrestling hardly give wrestlers any time on the mat. After about 10 seconds, the referees bring the wrestlers back to their feet. They want to see action. They want to see offense. And when they do, they reward the wrestlers for it. College wrestling could learn a thing or two from FILA, wrestling’s international governing body, which recently got wres-
tling back into the Olympics for 2020. One of the reasons wrestling was put on its Olympic deathbed was because of the confusing rules and non-offensive wrestling that came from them. FILA saw it as an opportunity and changed the rules. And the response has been overwhelming positive because the sport has become more aesthetically pleasing to the casual fan. Because turning that casual fan into a die-hard fan is what will make wrestling better than what it is right now, which is just, well, good.
Penn State’s backcourt will outplay Iowa’s
Injuries plague Hawks By Jordan Bucher email@example.com
The Iowa women’s gymnastics team has suffered a plethora of injuries this season, and — consequently — the GymHawks have a record of 0-5. The Hawkeyes are a young, inexperienced team with a 14-person roster withseven freshmen, four sophomores, and no seniors. So far this season, Iowa has faced three nationally ranked teams — No. 6 Georgia, No. 9 Nebraska, and No. 17 Illinois. Given the youthfulness of the team and the discouraging number of injuries this season, the Hawks have a long way to go. However, the women’s
gymnastics team looks much better in person than they do on paper, and that 0-5 mark that misrepresents the gymnasts’ ability. That may seem cliché, but there is no doubt whether the talent exists, and frankly, it’s been a year of tough luck. The dawn of “bad luck” appeared at the beginning of the season, when Iowa lost one of its top all-around performers in junior Emma Willis to a career-ending knee injury. That loss leaves four events that had to be filled by an extremely young team. The lack of luck continued as Iowa faced a pair of hiccups in the season-opener matchup against Utah State on
Jan. 11. The Hawkeyes suffered a setback when all-around freshman Lexi Mura suffered an injury warming up for vault. Junior Sydney Hoerr had to quickly step into her place. The Hawkeyes seemed to have come away the win over the Aggies, 191.950-191.750, after the final event. However, the Hawkeyes challenged for a rescore on one of the events, the judges ruled against them, resulting in an automatic 0.30 deduction to Iowa’s team score. What could have been a win instead became a .025 loss to Utah State.
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Notes to Self: •
When an up-to-thatpoint very friendly Walmart sales associate politely informs you of the three-day waiting period Iowa requires one to receive a permit to purchase a handgun, the proper response is not, “Well, that sucks. Where do you keep the chain saws and tarps?” • Next time you’re so worried about intestinal bleeding that you make your boss drive you to the ER in the middle of the workday, consider first that this may be the natural result of eating three massive slices of red velvet cake the previous evening. • When packing for a three-week trip abroad, be sure to label your desperately necessary box full of antibiotics and anxiolytics with “Medications” in small, precise letters — because “MY DRUGS” scrawled out in purple permanent marker raises more than a few flags with the TSA. Andrew R. Juhl often notes how often he notes himself.
today’s events • “Exploring the Cinematic Essay: Wandering in Practice and Presentation,” Jonathan Rattner, 11:30 a.m., E105 Adler • “Who Built the Early Trails of Iowa?,” Office of the State Archaeologist Brown Bag, noon, 700 Clinton Street Building • UI School of Music Presents, Asaf Zohard Piano Master Class, 12:30 p.m., University Capitol Center Recital Hall • Environmental Engineering and Science Graduate Seminar, subject TBA, 3:30 p.m., 3505 Seamans • Anthropology Colloquium, “Conservation and Extinction Genomics of Extant and Giant Subfossil Malagasy Lemurs,” 4 p.m., 27 Macbride • Love, Loss, and What I Wore, City Circle, 7:30 p.m., Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville • Good People, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert
• Makeover, Mainstage Series & Iowa Partnership in the Arts, 8 p.m., Theater Building Thayer Theater • Second City, 8 p.m., Englert, 221 E. Washington • Ten-Minute Play Festival, Gallery Series, 8 p.m., Theater Building Theater B • Faculty/Graduate Concert, 8 p.m., North Hall Space/Place
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Use your information, expertise, and skills to impress people, and you will bypass someone trying to outmaneuver you. Keep emotions tucked away, and remain consistent and confident as you go about your business. Plan to have fun. Spend time with someone special. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take time for the people, places, and things you enjoy. Show how much you care by making special plans or doing little things that you know will please someone, and you will avoid senseless bickering that will weaken your position. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be honest. You may not want to face opposition or hurt someone’s feelings, but in the end, it will make life easier. Making alterations at home or work will play in your favor. Don’t limit what you can do by hiding out. CANCER (June 21-July 22): An important relationship may be strained if you aren’t straightforward about the past, how you feel, and what you want to do to resolve pending issues. Focus on maintaining your reputation and earning the respect of someone you love. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Settle down, and work toward a goal that will help you out financially. Criticism will arise if you are all talk and no action. Avoid divulging your secrets to someone you work with or who can influence your future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A change of plans due to an emotional situation or a debate must not confuse you. Work with whatever you are given to prove you are capable regardless of the circumstances. The result will be improvement and recognition. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Check out new interests and people. If you join forces with people who have similar concerns, you will make a difference. Love and intimate relationships may be confusing or questionable. Consider whether to rekindle or move on. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Refrain from sharing personal secrets or gossip. Question the motives of anyone you are dealing with at work or with matters pertaining to your residence. Focus on making personal changes, but don’t go overboard. At this time, less will be sufficient. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Chat about your accomplishments, share your ideas for the future, and you will draw in the people most likely to give you a helping hand. Get involved in your community, and you will find a way to offer something special at a premium. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put your energy into making work-related changes or letting go of past incidents that have stood between you and your goals. Don’t get angry when the sweetest revenge is your success. Make changes that count. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your innovative way of dealing with money, legal, medical, or contractual issues will take someone skeptical by surprise. Work your magic, and you will get what you want in the end. A change in your financial situation looks promising. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Build a better relationship with someone from your past. Don’t let finances come between you and someone you care about. Pay back debts, or make amends. Once you resolve a pending problem, positive results and a new beginning will lead to success.
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Men’s tennis hosts 2 duals By Jordan Bucher firstname.lastname@example.org
The Iowa men’s tennis team has a busy weekend ahead of it, hosting Northern Illinois at 6 p.m. today and Minnesota at noon Feb. 16. Both duals will take place in the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex. The Hawkeyes enter this weekend undefeated, sweeping every opponent they’ve faced so far. Iowa posted its third-consecutive sweep of the year Tuesday afternoon against Missouri-Kansas City to improve 3-0 overall. Senior Jonas Dierckx has posted sixstraight doubles victories since the fall. This season, Dierckx pairs with senior Juan Estenssoro in the No. 1 spot in doubles. The two are 2-0 for the season. Nils Hallestrand, the only Hawkeye freshman, is now 2-0 in singles play and 3-0 in doubles. So far, it has been pretty easy going for the Hawkeyes. Iowa has coasted its way to three sweeps in as many outings, but it will face tough competition in the matches coming up. Iowa will have to be on the very top of its game in both matches this weekend if it wishes wish to pull off a win. “We know they’re going to be tough,” Dierckx said. “But the thing we need now is to just play a lot of matches.” Northern Illinois is 6-2, with both of its loss-
es coming at the hands of nationally ranked teams. Alex Lagerlof of Northern Illinois upset No. 80 Sven Lalic of No. 57 Indiana in No. 1 singles. The Huskies ultimately fell to the Hoosiers 5-2 with all the matches decided in narrow margins. The Hawkeyes will have short recovery before they take on No. 39 Minnesota, 4-4 overall. The Gophers dropped a pair of duals last weekend against Tulsa and Harvard. In No. 2 singles play, Minnesota’s Ruben Weber defeated No. 81 Shaun Chaudhuri of Harvard in straight sets. Minnesota will be the Hawkeyes’ first conference matchup of the season. The Hawkeyes are one of two teams in the Big Ten this year that do not possess a national ranking. Iowa has not won a conference match in the past two years, but senior Michael Swank is confident that this is the year to end the drought. “It’s always hard to tell until you’re there, but honestly, this is the most confident that I feel about our team,” Swank said. “We have some guys who are still not 100 percent healthy, but we have the best opportunity to win the most matches in the Big Ten since I’ve been here this year.” Iowa has an unusual schedule this year, and
sports Softball to head for Texas Marla Looper and Company will travel to head to Waco, Texas, this weekend to play in the Getterman Classic. Kayla Massey will try to rebound off a disappointing start to the season; she went 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA in two starts on Feb. 7-9 in South Carolina. On the other hand, Shayla Starkenburg will try to build on her great start after throwing a one-hitter in her first college game. Her other two appearances came in relief in which she gave up no hits and no runs. The team will also try to shore up the defense — the Hawkeyes have committed five errors in four games. Iowa scored 17 runs in those four contests. The Hawkeyes start the weekend off against Lipscomb and Missouri on Friday followed by Alabama-Birmingham and tournament host Baylor on Saturday. They will finish on Feb. 16 against Drake.
— by Jack Rossi
Iowa baseball to open with Austin Peay The Iowa baseball team will
open up the 2014 season this weekend when it travels to Clarksville, Tenn., to take on Austin Peay in a three-game series. The games will take place at 3:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Feb. 16 in Raymond C. Hand Park. The weekend’s contests will be a milestone for Iowa baseball —they the first series of new head coach Rick Heller’s tenure. Heller, as well as his entire staff, are in their first season with the Black and Gold. Depending on the outcome, this weekend could also pull Heller to within view of another milestone: 700 career wins. In his 26-year coaching career, Heller has amassed 690 wins, 39th all-time among coaches in the NCAA. Sophomore pitcher Calvin Matthews is the expected starter for Friday night, with transfer student Tyler Peyton scheduled to make his first appearance on the mound for the Hawks. Junior Eric Toole will look to pick up where he left off last season, in which he led the Hawks in batting average (.337), runs (32), hits (59), total bases (67), and steals (22). He was preseason first-team AllBig Ten team selection this year. The Hawks have a 4-6 record against Austin Peay, 1-3 against it last season. — by Ryan Rodriguez
it will not take on another conference foe until March 23. “We like to play some teams that can help get some confidence going early in the season and build on from there,” head
coach Steve Houghton said. “But you also don’t want to have a false sense of security about what’s going to come later on. “Northern Illinois is a very good team, and Minnesota has been one
of the better teams in the Big Ten the past several years. I was happy with the way we played against Missouri-Kansas City but know that we have some challenges ahead.”
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But Iowa weathered the storm, turned a 9-point halftime lead into a 14-point victory, and ground out its 20th win of the season, the eighth 20-win season for Iowa in head coach Lisa Bluder’s tenure. Iowa grabbed 9 offensive rebounds in the first half but was only able to convert that into three second-chance points. No Iowa player made it into double-digit scoring until the second half, when freshman Ally Disterhoft laid in the ball to Iowa guard Theairra Taylor dribbles in Carver-Hawkeye on Thursday. Taylor scored 11-points in the game against the Illini. give the Hawkeyes a 42- (The Daily Iowan/James Soukup) 31 lead. The freshman finished the game with team can afford to have jumpers, and turnovers, for the freshman. The team’s ball moveher second career dou- against a Big Ten bot- the game had its moment in general was a ble-double, 13 points and tom-feeder such as Illi- ments of beauty, too. One happened imme- thing of beauty; it just nois, who didn’t score a 10 rebounds. “A huge focus for our single point on 15 Iowa diately after Bethany didn’t always results team this year is to im- turnovers. Iowa also out- Doolittle won the tip: the in the baskets that it prove the rebounding scored the Fighting Illini center passed the ball to should have. But that’s area,” Disterhoft said. “I in the paint by a wide Melissa Dixon, who stood what good teams do: win at the top of the key games, no matter what think tonight, for us to margin, 36-10. “It was great momen- and found a wide-open it takes, no matter how come out and rebound well they like we did, I think ‘It was great momentum, it let us be able to play without the stress of them p l a y e d overall. we’re all re“No, it ally happy being right there. It was a good momentum boost for us and took a little bit out wasn’t our about that.” of their sails at the same time.’ best shootT h e r e - Lisa Bluder, head coach ing night, was never especially any doubt what the outcome would tum,” Bluder said about Theairra Taylor for the in the first half,” Logic said. “We were actually be. The Hawkeyes opened the Hawks’ start to the game’s first two points. Taylor was again a pretty calm at halftime, the half on a 7-0 run and second half. “It let us be were shooting 41 percent able to play without the highlight later in the first just knowing that we from the field with 9:30 stress of them being right half, when Dixon found were getting open shots remaining in the game. there. It was a good mo- Taylor again cutting un- and weren’t knocking The team still managed mentum boost for us and der the basket for a fast- them down … there to lead the Illini — which took a little bit out of their break lay-up. Logic found wasn’t too much panic Disterhoft streaking that we were going to was shooting 36 percent sails at the same time.” And even despite some down the lane from half grind it out.” — by 13, 49-36. It’s a luxury of sorts a sloppy passes, missed court for an easy lay-up
recap Continued from 10 ond half, and that’s going to help.” The Hawkeyes took the lead and stayed in the lead for the remainder of the game after a Theairra Taylor 3-pointer put Iowa ahead with 16:17 remaining in the first half. But the Hawkeyes were far from playing their best basketball of the season. For a five-minute period in the first half, the Hawkeyes did not score a single point. But during this period, with the help of a little defense and some poor Fighting Illini shooting, Illinois countered with just 4 points. Most of Iowa’s troubles offensively in the first half were a result of Illinois zone defense and its fullcourt pressure. Illinois defenders were jumping in the passing lanes, and the Hawkeyes were turning the ball over with crosscourt passes. But Logic kept her cool and had no turnovers in the game, which she attributed to her familiarity with the zone. “We kind of run that same defense,” she said. “I’ve been running it for a couple of years now. You just know a little bit of what they’re trying to do.” Usually, the Hawkeyes’ shooting from long range can knock most teams out of their zone. But Iowa’s 4-of-18 shooting from downtown enabled Illinois to stay in the zone almost all game. Usual sharpshooter Melissa Dixon was held scoreless in the first half on six attempts from 3-point range. But in the second half, she drained three treys. “I will always encourage Melissa [to shoot],” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “She’s a great shooter. Sometimes they don’t go in for you.” One of Iowa’s advantages over Illinois was in the paint. Even though Iowa is not the biggest team, the Hawkeyes didn’t just out-rebound Illinois 40-23, but they also outscored the Fighting
Illini 36-10 in the paint. “I think these guys did a great job of getting the ball inside,” Bluder said. “And when we got the ball inside, they were wide-open shots.”
Fresh from being named Big Ten Player of the Week, she finished with 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. The Racine, Wis., native also helped the Hawkeyes
‘I think it’s awesome, it’s a goal we set at the beginning of the year. But moving forward, we obviously have to play some pretty good teams.’ - Ally Disterhoft, Iowa guard While that aspect of the game may have been surprising, one area that brought no surprises was the continuation of Logic’s all-around play during the Big Ten season.
extend their lead in the second half with numerous instances of an Illinois turnover leading to a Hawkeye basket. The Hawkeyes turned in 12 fast-break points and 22
points on turnovers. Iowa will play its third game in seven days on Feb. 16, when the Hawks will travel to Purdue to square off against the No. 23 Boilermakers. The Hawkeyes have won their last four Big Ten games on the road. The Hawkeyes’ win also marks the eight time in Bluder’s career that her team has won 20 games in a season. “I think it’s awesome,” Ally Disterhoft said. “It’s a goal we set at the beginning of the year. But moving forward, we obviously have to play some pretty good teams.”
Iowa center Bethany Doolittle shoots a field goal in Carver-Hawkeye on Thursday. Doolittle scored 16 points against Illinois. (The Daily Iowan/James Soukup)
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BULLS CUT DOWN NETS CHICAGO — Taj Gibson scored 16 points, and Carlos Boozer returned from an injury to add 15 in the Chicago Bulls’ 92-76 victory over Brooklyn on Thursday night. Boozer missed the last three games because of a strained left calf. Joakim Noah had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his fifthstraight double-double. The Bulls (27-25) moved two games above .500 for the first time since they were 6-4 on Nov. 21. They have won four of five. Paul Pierce led Brooklyn with 15 points in the teams’ final game before the All-Star break. The Nets are 24-27, going 14-6 since Jan. 1. The Nets pulled within 3 on Andrei Kirilenko’s 3-pointer with 6:29 left. D.J. Augustin answered with a 3-pointer to start a 9-0 Chicago run. The Nets’ Joe Johnson and the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler were called for technical fouls and Johnson for an offensive foul after they exchanged words and had to be separated by their teammates with 5:57 left in the third quarter. Johnson elbowed Butler on the play, and Butler was restrained by his teammates before Johnson poked Butler’s face. The Bulls shot 50 percent to the Nets’ 38.8 percent. Mike Dunleavy and Jimmy Butler each had 14 points for the Bulls. Gibson provided a lift off the bench with Boozer back in the lineup. Gibson has averaged 19.2 points and 9.8 rebounds in eight starts. Deron Williams added 13 points for the Nets, Joe Johnson had 11, and Shaun Livingston 10.
QUOTED “A lot of people feel [Stauskas] the best player in our conference,” Devyn Marble said after his 26-point performance against Michigan on Feb. 8. “I just wanted to put my say in there without having to say a word.” Marble was named one of 30 finalists for the Naismith Award on Thursday.
UPCOMING HAWK SCHEDULE Today Softball vs. Lipscomb, Waco, Texas, 10 a.m. Softball vs. East Carolina, Waco, Texas, 3 p.m. Baseball at Austin Peay, Clarksville, Tenn., 3:30 p.m. Wrestling at Lehigh, Pethlehem, Pa., 6 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Northern Illinois, HTRC, 6 p.m. Women’s Gymnastics vs. Ohio State, Carver, 7 p.m. Track at Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark., TBA Track at Cyclone Classic, Ames, TBA Men’s Golf at Big Ten Match Play Championships, Bradenton, Fla., TBA
Hawks pull off ugly win
Iowa guard Alexa Kastanek goes after a stray ball against Illinois guards Taylor Gleason and Amber Moore in Carver-Hawkeye on Thursday. Kastanek scored 5 points in the game, and Iowa defeated Illinois, 69-50. (The Daily Iowan/James Soukup)
It wasn’t pretty, but the Iowa women’s basketball team managed to earn its 20th win of the season against an over-matched Illinois.
With a strong second half, the Hawkeyes improve to 8-4 in Big Ten play.
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The grind is real, and the Iowa women’s basketball team’s Thursday night win over the Fighting Illini proved it. A win is a win, they say. They never have to be pretty. “You’re always going to take an ugly win over a pretty loss at this point of the season,” junior guard Sam Logic said.
By Jacob Sheyko
“Especially in Big Ten play, you’re always going to take a win.” It seemed like one of those nights when things didn’t quite go the Hawkeyes’ way. Blocking fouls that could have been called charges, fouls that could have been called jump balls, jump balls that could have been fouls. See feature, 8
The Iowa women’s basketball team is the top scoring team in the Big Ten. It’s not even close. Going into the Hawks’ matchup with Illinois, they averaged 80.1 points per game — nearly 5 points more than the second-best scoring team in the Big Ten. That’s why the first half of Iowa’s 69-55 win over Illinois was so out of character for
Spotting a trap game
Saturday Men’s Basketball at Penn State, University Park, Pa., 12 p.m. Softball vs. Alabama Birmingham, Waco, Texas, 12:30 p.m. Men’s Gymnastics vs. Minnesota/ Nebraska, Carver, 12 p.m. Baseball at Austin Peay, Clarksville, Tenn., 2 p.m. Softball at Baylor, Waco, Texas, 5:30 p.m. Women’s Tennis at Marquette, Milwaukee, 9 a.m. Track at Cyclone Classic, Ames, TBA Men’s Golf at Big Ten Match Play Championships, Bradenton, Fla., TBA
NCAAW West Virginia 76, Oklahoma 75 Auburn 68, Vanderbilt 62 Kentucky 108, Mississippi 78 Maryland 67, Miami 52 Notre Dame 82, Boston College 61 Penn State 71, Indiana 63 Nebraska 76, Michigan 68 North Carolina State 69, Clemson 63 Texas A&M 78, Georgia 73 Gonzaga 66, San Diego 48 OLYMPIC HOCKEY (M) Finland 8, Austria 4 Russia 5, Slovenia 2 United States 7, Slovakia 1 Canada 3, Norway 1 NBA Chicago 92, Brooklyn 76 Oklahoma City 107, LA Lakers 103
the Hawkeyes. They scored just 29 points, shot 37 percent from the floor, and turned the ball over 11 times. But the Hawkeyes woke up in the second half, as did the typical Hawkeyes offense. “I think we were a little calmer,” junior Sam Logic said. “We didn’t knock down as many shots as we could in the first half … some of those [shots] went down in the secSee recap, 8
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SCOREBOARD NCAAM Michigan State 85, Northwestern 70 Creighton 68, Butler 63 Wisconsin 78, Minnesota 70
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Iowa guard Devyn Marble shoots a 3 in Carver-Hawkeye on Feb. 8. Marble shot 6-of-10 in 3-point shots, and Iowa defeated Michigan, 85-67. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh)
DI men’s basketball reporters Ryan Probasco and Ben Ross debate to preview Saturday’s game at Penn State. By Ryan Probasco and Ben Ross email@example.com
To preview the Hawkeyes’ game against Penn State on Saturday, men’s basketball reporters Ryan Probasco and Ben Ross answer some key questions surrounding the matchup and Iowa basketball.
Buy or Sell: Playing Penn State on the road is a trap game for Iowa. Ross: Buy, heavy. Iowa should be scared going into this one. Penn State was down
12 points with three minutes left against Indiana and came out with a victory, and you better believe the Nittany Lions are flying high after that one. Penn State has respectable conference wins over Ohio State, Nebraska, and now Indiana; with Iowa coming into the Lions’ Den (Is that what they call Penn State’s basketball arena? If they don’t, they should.) Penn State will be licking its chops to get a signature win in what is being mustered up as a halfway-decent basketball season. Iowa certainly has been
known to play down to its competition and is prone to sloppy play on the road against a lesser team. After Penn State, Iowa is at Indiana, a venue it hasn’t won at since Feb. 5, 2011, when all of Iowa’s seSee men, 5
Iowa men’s basketball at Penn State Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. When: Noon Saturday Watch: ESPNU
One of college wrestling’s biggest problems is the crowd in Carver-Hawkeye Arena booing an opponent who is turtled up because he doesn’t want Tony Ramos to pin him. Another one of college wrestling’s issues is two coaches bickering on Twitter about whether an arbitrary event should have some sort of meaning forced upon it. College wrestling is not perfect. It is not even close to perfect. College wrestling is good, and in the eyes of some rabid wrestling fans, including me, there are days when it is great. But for the most part, it is just good. There are a lot of issues with wrestling, much like how there are issues with every other college sport. College football had the Bowl Championship Series. College basketball has the one-and-done phenomenon. Everybody struggles with something. The difference between those issues and college wrestling’s issues is that college wrestling’s issues, in more ways than one, halt the growth of the sport. See Wrestling, 5