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BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 5:00 AM

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Iowa jumps into SoccerAmerica poll; Clark honored

The Iowa soccer team (7-1, 2-0) is ranked No. 16 in SoccerAmerica’s lastest poll after a 2-0 weekend.

The Hawkeyes started off conference play hot by beating Illinois, 2-0, in their Big Ten opener on Sept. 11 and then won, 2-0, against Northwestern on Sunday.

The Big Ten has two other teams in poll — Penn State (6-1) is ranked at No. 10, and Wisconsin (7-1) sits a spot behind Iowa at No. 17.

Junior Hannah Clark was also honored for her play this past weekend, being named Big Ten Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

The Hawks will next take the field against Minnesota (4-4) on Saturday.

— by Jordan Hansen

Men’s tennis names new assistant

Iowa men’s tennis interim head coach Ross Wilson named Ty Schaub as the program’s interim assistant coach on Tuesday.

The move is effective immediately; Schaub will take over the job vacated by Wilson after the retirement of longtime coach Steve Houghton last week.

Schaub graduated from Ohio State in 2009, where he enjoyed a decorated career as a teammate of Wilson’s on the men’s tennis team.

Schaub helped the Buckeyes to four Big Ten championships during his time in Columbus, Ohio. As a senior and team captain in 2009, Schaub led his team to a No. 1 national ranking and a position in the NCAA team finals.

The native of Lexington, Ohio, spent the last three years as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Before that he coached as an assistant at Cornell.

“I’m excited to bring energy to the team,” Schaub said. “Getting out there with the guys in practice and doing drills, that’s what I’m going to bring to this program.”

 — by Charlie Green

Big Ten Network, Iowa announce TV schedule

The Big Ten Network and Iowa men’s basketball team announced today the television schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 men’s basketball season. In total, Iowa will appear on the network 10 times.

The Hawkeyes will appear on the Big Ten Network’s digital network three times as well.

Two nonconference games for Iowa will appear on the network — Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Those games will be played Dec. 12 and Dec. 20.

Big Ten road games to appear on the network will be Minnesota (Jan. 13), Purdue (Jan. 24), and Northwestern (Feb. 15). Home games included on the network include Nebraska (Jan. 5), Maryland (Feb. 8), Minnesota (Feb 12), Illinois (Feb. 25), and Northwestern (March 7).

Starting times for the remainder of Iowa’s schedule will be announced later this week.

Men’s golf finishes third to start season

The first week of the Iowa men’s golf team’s season is in the books, and the Hawkeyes finished third at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Burlington. LSU was the team champion, and Tiger Stewart Jolly won the individual title of the three-day, par-72 tournament.

LSU shot 849, Southern Methodist shot 860, and Iowa shot 874 to round out the top three. There was no movement among these teams from Monday to Tuesday.

Iowa finished one stroke better than its result at this tournament a year ago. Sophomore Carson Schaake finished tied for fifth (215), 8 shots behind the leader. Junior Nate Yankovich made a significant improvement to finish tied for 11th (220). Sophomore Raymond Knoll and senior Brian Bullington both finished tied for 13th (221), and senior Ian Vandersee finished tied for 43rd (229).  

At last year’s Golfweek Conference Challenge, the Hawkeyes finished tied for sixth among the15 teams with a team score of 875 (plus-11).

The Hawkeyes will next travel to the Windy City to play in the Windon Memorial, which begins Sept. 21 and is hosted by Northwestern.

— by Nick Vittore

Field hockey drops to No. 9

The Iowa field hockey team dropped to No. 9 in this week’s rankings.

The Black and Gold were previously ranked seventh, but after falling 2-1 in overtime to No. 8 Stanford dropped to spots to No. 9

No. 2 Maryland holds the top spot in the Big Ten, followed by Penn State at No. 6. Northwestern, Michigan State, Indiana, and Michigan round out the league at Nos. 15, 16, 17, and 18.

Iowa will open Big Ten play on Sept. 21 when it takes on Rutgers.

— by Ryan Rodriguez

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