42 Facts About Iowa Hawkeyes


Iowa Hawkeyes are the athletic teams that represent the University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, Iowa.

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The Hawkeyes have varsity teams in 22 sports, 8 for men and 14 for women; a 15th women's sport will be added in 2023.

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Historically, Iowa Hawkeyes has been very successful in wrestling, with 37 team Big Ten championships and 24 team national championships.

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The Iowa Hawkeyes have won national championships in five other sports: men's gymnastics, football, field hockey, rifle and women's track and field.

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Iowa Hawkeyes had the tying run thrown out at the plate in the 9th inning, and left another runner at third as the final out was made.

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Iowa Hawkeyes had threatened in the 7th with a lead-off double, but could not score.

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The Iowa Hawkeyes then played in the losers' bracket the next day against Temple.

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The Hawkeyes featured several Iowans in the starting lineup, including Tom Hurn, Mike Kielkopf, Brad Trickey, along with the top two starting pitchers, Mark Tschopp and Bill Heckroth.

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Iowa Hawkeyes plays its home games at Duane Banks Field, whose namesake is the winningest baseball coach in school history.

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Men's basketball as a varsity sport at the University of Iowa Hawkeyes began in 1902, but it was on January 18,1896, that Iowa Hawkeyes played the University of Chicago in the first five-on-five college basketball game.

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Iowa began competing in Big Ten games in 1909, and since then the Hawkeyes have won eight regular season Big Ten championships, the last in 1979.

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Under O'Connor, the Iowa Hawkeyes played in two Final Four events, while winning two unshared Big Ten championships.

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Iowa Hawkeyes played in the national championship game against San Francisco in 1956, but lost by 12 after taking an early double-digit lead.

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The Iowa Hawkeyes played in a third Final Four in 1980, and have won the Big Ten tournament thrice since its 1998 inception, in 2001,2006, and 2022.

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The Iowa Hawkeyes have played their home games in Carver–Hawkeye Arena since 1983; the arena can currently hold up to 15,500 people.

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The next year, Iowa got its first win against Iowa Wesleyan, and since then, the Hawkeyes have won 11 Big Ten championships and have played in 30 post-season bowl games.

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In nineteen seasons under Ferentz, the Iowa Hawkeyes have won a BCS bowl, two Big Ten titles and have played in fifteen bowl games.

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Since Iowa began competing in men's golf, the Hawkeyes have won the Big Ten team title once, in 1992.

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Iowa Hawkeyes was preceded only by John Jacobs, who achieved the individual conference championship in 1946.

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This, in turn, allowed the University of Iowa Hawkeyes to become the last of all the Big Ten schools to have won a national championship in an NCAA-sponsored sport.

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The Iowa Hawkeyes have won seven Big Ten team titles, the last coming in 1998.

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Iowa Hawkeyes was followed by Robert Allen, who coached the Hawkeyes until 1975.

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Glenn Patton was next in the line of coaches, and during his tenure, the Iowa Hawkeyes won two Big Ten championships and finished as high as eighth on the national level.

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Iowa Hawkeyes later won the Big Ten Player of the Year Award twice, in 2000 and 2001.

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In indoor track, the Iowa Hawkeyes have won three team Big Ten titles, the last coming in 1963.

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In outdoor track competition, Iowa Hawkeyes has won team Big Ten titles in 1963,1967,2011,2019, and 2021.

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Iowa Hawkeyes jumped Minnesota on the last day of the tournament by placing ahead of the Golden Gophers in the 4x400 – the last event of the tournament.

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Since 1902, the Iowa Hawkeyes have had 92 separate individual Big Ten championships.

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Schroeder, the Iowa Hawkeyes wrestled and lost to one opponent that season: Nebraska.

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The Hawkeyes finished third on the national level in Gable's first year, but with another national championship in 1978, Iowa began a streak that, at that time, was only matched by Yale's golf team and Southern California's track team.

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Gable's 355 dual wins at Iowa Hawkeyes make him the university's all-time winningest wrestling coach.

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Iowa Hawkeyes was replaced by Tom Brands, who in 2008 led Iowa to its first team national title since 2000.

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In that time, the Iowa Hawkeyes won six Big Ten championships, played in nine NCAA Tournaments, and reached the Final Four in 1993.

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Under Lee, Iowa Hawkeyes won another Big Ten title in 1998, but success began to wane soon thereafter.

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Under Bluder, the Iowa Hawkeyes have won two regular season Big Ten championship and three Big Ten tournament championships, most recently winning both titles in 2022 with a team led by superstar guard Caitlin Clark.

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Iowa Hawkeyes was a 4-time US National Champion in individual and synchronized springboard events.

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Iowa Hawkeyes placed 8th on the 3 meter springboard at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

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Iowa Hawkeyes will become the first Power Five school to sponsor varsity women's wrestling.

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Iowa Hawkeyes rugby has had some success in recent years, finishing second at the 2014 Big Ten 7s tournament, and the 2015 Big Ten West 7s tournament.

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Iowa Hawkeyes would go on to make the USA Rugby 7s National Championships in back-to-back years, 2015 and 2016, moving on as runners-up in their group in 2015 before falling in the elimination round.

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Iowa Hawkeyes plays its matches at the University of Iowa Hawkeyes Rugby Fields on Hawkeye Park Road.

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University of Iowa Hawkeyes borrowed its nickname from the state of Iowa Hawkeyes years ago.

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