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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Volleyball schedule announced First-year Iowa volleyball head coach Bond Shymansky announced the 2014 schedule Monday. Iowa has 10 matches scheduled for Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes will open the season with three tournaments, the first beginning on Aug. 29 in College Station, Texas. Iowa will face off with Iowa State in the Cy-Hawk Series on Sept. 20, and begin its home slate with Nebraska on Sept. 27. The Hawkeyes’ conference schedule will kick off on Sept. 24 at Nebraska and end on Nov. 29 against Michigan State in Carver-Hawkeye. — by Danny Payne



Taylor announced as Hawk deputy AD By DANNY PAYNE

Former North Dakota State Athletics Director Gene Taylor has taken the role of deputy athletics director at Iowa. Taylor served for 13 years at North Dakota State and oversaw the Bison’s transition from competition in NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I. Taylor will be the first person to serve in the

position at Iowa. His responsibilities will include day-to-day oversight of the Athletics Department’s activities. “I would like to thank [Iowa Athletics Director] Gary Barta for this exciting opportunity to be a part of Hawkeye athletics and the University of Iowa. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Gary, the athletics program and the university,” Taylor said

in a release. “Other than the difference in size, the two share a number of similarities, including the very high priority put on stud e n t - a t h - Taylor l e t e s ’ Deputy AD success athletically, academically, and doing things the right way. I look forward

to working with the athletics staff and coaches.” In a press conference held by North Dakota State to announce the transition, Taylor said his eventual goal is to become an athletics director at a Football Bowl Subdivision university. The Bison play in the Football Champion Subdivision. “[Barta] and I talked about this. He said, ‘Gene, I want you to come here and be here for five

to eight years,’ ” Taylor said. “Give me two, at a minimum. I want somebody whose goal is to be a [bowl-subdivision] athletics director.’ “That means they can come in there, work hard, do anything I can to help them … There are a lot of things going on at Iowa. He’s going to see a lot of changes in the near future, and he thought was an opportunity to help guide them through those changes.”


Iowa outside hitter Alex Lovell celebrates a point for Iowa in Carver-Hawkeye on Nov. 15, 2013. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock)

Browning wows crowd

Soccer schedule announced Iowa soccer head coach Dave Dilanni announced the Hawkeyes’ schedule for the 2014 season Monday. His first game at the Hawk helm is an exhibition game in Chicago on Aug. 14 against DePaul. The season-opener is set for Aug. 22 at Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes’ home-opener is one week later against Fresno State at 7 p.m. at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Iowa’s Big Ten schedule includes contests with every conference team, beginning with Illinois in Iowa City on Sept. 11 and ending with Nebraska in Lincoln on Oct. 31. Three games are scheduled to air on the Big Ten Network — Sept. 26 against Maryland, Oct. 8 at Wisconsin, and Oct. 23 at Ohio State. — by Danny Payne

Iowa goalkeeper Hannah Clark kicks the ball at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Oct. 6, 2013. Clark had 3 saves during the game against Michigan State, which the Hawkeyes won, 1-0. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock)

Ali Browning eyes the basket in the Field House during the Game Time tryouts on Sunday. This marked the beginning of the league’s 14th season. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing)

After an injury-plagued college career, Ali Browning will play in the Game Time League this summer. By WILL MCDAVID

Before Sunday morning’s tryout for the Game Time League, a group of coaches, organizers, and participants gathered courtside for player introductions. One-by-one, each prospective team member briefly introduced herself, none yielding much more than a nod of ac-

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knowledgement or short welcome. These formalities went on without interruption until the final athlete stepped forward. Before 22-year-old Ali Browning could utter a word, Game Time Director Randy Larson launched into a speech of commendation, praising the Regina High School alumna for her high skill level and impressive athletics career.

When later asked about Browning, Larson iterated his deep admiration. “I’m so proud of Ali because she had to play center at Regina, and then she worked so hard to develop her game as an outside player,” Larson said. “She’s a tremendous 20-foot shooter. She got to where she could be that great shooter and play the 3 and the 4.”

Though Larson was often quick to remind Game Time hopefuls that their performance at the tryout takes precedence over their “résumés,” even he had to acknowledge the accomplished Browning. After all, as an Iowa Newspaper Associate All-State first-team selection, a McDonald’s All-American Game nominee, and a scorer of more than

1,000 career points, she is one of the most decorated athletes in Regina history. However, after her storied senior year at Regina, the Iowa City native’s career took an unfortunate turn. A series of debilitating knee injuries hampered the talented forward for the majority of her college SEE GAME TIME, 8

Two ex-Hawkeyes head for the pro life The Los Angeles Angels and St. Louis Cardinals drafted former Iowa baseball players Jake Yacinich and Sasha Kuebel. By DANNY PAYNE

The logic is simple, really. More wins means better players, which means some of those players are going to advance, sometimes earlier than originally expected. This is obviously a plus for the draftee, but can also have some negative consequences on his former team. This was the case when now-former Iowa baseball players Jake Yacinich and Sasha Kuebel — who finished their junior seasons with Iowa in May — were taken in the MLB draft, and they signed professional contracts. The Los Angeles Angels took Yacinich, a shortstop from Des Moines, in the eighth round. The St. Louis Cardinals, Kuebel’s hometown team, selected the left-handed pitcher in the 38th round. SEE MLB 8

Iowa shortstop Jake Yacinich throws to first after forcing out the Kansas runner during the second game of a two-game series against Kansas at Banks Field on April 9. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock)

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The Daily Iowan's print edition for Tuesday, June 17, 2014.