Iowa fires volleyball coach, cooperating with NCAA
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa fired volleyball coach Bond Shymansky on Wednesday, saying an independent investigation by an outside law firm determined he committed a major NCAA rules...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has agreed to pay an outside lawyer $280 per hour for help investigating serious NCAA violations uncovered in its women's volleyball program,...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa put women's volleyball coach Bond Shymansky on paid administrative leave Monday after reporting what its athletic director called serious rules violations to the...
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery suspended 2 games
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has suspended coach Fran McCaffery for two games for yelling at an official in a hallway heading to the locker room following Tuesday's loss at Ohio...
Iowa’s Gary Barta joins CFP committee, Gene Smith steps down
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is joining the College Football Playoff selection committee, replacing Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.
CFP executive director Bill Hancock on Friday announced Barta would begin a three-year term this spring. Smith is stepping down after two years on the committee.
Barta is in his 12th year at Iowa. He is on the NCAA Division I Council and involved in the NCAA Ad Hoc Committee on Sports Wagering.
Iowa suspends play-by-play broadcaster for hot mic comments
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Learfield Sports has suspended Iowa play-by-play broadcaster Gary Dolphin for two games for negative comments directed at Hawkeyes guard Maishe Dailey that inadvertently made it to the air during a commercial break on Tuesday.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa football player faces a public intoxication charge after police say he drunkenly mistook a police car for an Uber.
University police say 22-year-old Brady Reiff was arrested in Iowa City early Saturday.
According to police, Reiff tried to open the doors of the parked cruiser. When an officer asked what he was doing, Reiff said he was looking for a ride. When the officer asked whether Reiff thought he was an Uber driver, Reiff replied, "Yes."
Iowa’s Big 4 Classic done after ’18
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The annual doubleheader between Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Drake will come to an end after next season.
The Hawkeyes announced on Thursday that they are pulling out of the Des Moines-based event partly because the Big Ten is moving from an 18- to a 20-game schedule, which limits their options in non-conference scheduling.
Iowa A.D. Gary Barta on leave to battle prostate cancer
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is taking an extended medical leave to fight prostate cancer.
The school announced Tuesday that Barta is set to undergo surgery and he intends to return to "as soon as his health and recovery allow." Deputy athletic director Barbara Burke will serve as the department leader in Barta's absence.
The 54-year-old Barta has been Iowa's director since 2006. In 2016, Barta received a contract extension through 2021.
University of Iowa athletics to give university $2 million
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa officials say its athletics department will give $2 million to the school this year.
The announcement comes over a year after university President Bruce Harreld asked the department to find ways to use its revenue to further the institution's core academic goals, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported .
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa athletic department has received a $5 million donation to endow its athletic director position.
The school announced Thursday that boosters Henry and Patricia Tippie made the commitment to create Iowa's first endowed position in athletics. The school also says an annual payout from the Tippie donation will be available to athletic director Gary Barta to spend on top department priorities.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge is declining the University of Iowa's request to delay the upcoming trial in a lawsuit filed by former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum.
Judge Eliza Ovrom told attorneys Friday that Griesbaum's case will keep its June 5 trial date.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa announced plans Friday to hire an outside firm to review its employment practices after a jury ruled that it discriminated against a high-ranking gay female athletic administrator.
President Bruce Harreld said the review would begin in the athletic department and focus on compliance with the Iowa Civil Rights Act. The department was the focus of a three-week trial that cast a harsh light on the management of Athletic Director Gary Barta,
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Monday that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that ultimately led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014.
Griesbaum's termination is a central piece of a lawsuit filed by former top administrator Jane Meyer against the university.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his second-in-command.
Ex-Iowa official’s discrimination lawsuit goes to trial
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator was an outstanding employee on track to head a college program until she was unfairly transferred and later laid off for discriminatory reasons, her attorney argued Tuesday during opening statements of the trial over her lawsuit against the school.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former associate athletic director at the University of Iowa will square off against the school in a trial Monday that centers on her claim that she suffered discrimination as a gay female who fought bias in college sports.
The trial in a lawsuit brought by Jane Meyer is expected to litigate whether Athletic Director Gary Barta's personnel decisions were necessary judgment calls or tainted by discrimination.
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Meyer takes Iowa lawsuit to federal court
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former top-ranked female administrator for the University of Iowa athletic department has taken her lawsuit against the school from state to federal court.
Jane Meyer filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday accusing the school, athletic director Gary Barta and the Iowa Board of Regents of violating her First Amendment and Title IX rights.