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BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 5:00 AM

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Jok begins four-day sentence

Iowa basketball player Peter Jok has begun his four-day sentence in the Johnson County Jail. The 6-6 forward has not been charged with any new offense; the sentence stems from his arrest on July 14 for driving with a revoked license.

The Iowa Athletics Department released the following statement Thursday:

“Coach McCaffery and the administration are aware of the legal obligations that Peter Jok has been ordered to fulfill by the court in regards to this summer’s incidents. Nothing has changed in regards to Peter’s status with the team. He rejoined the team the first week of school after completing the team obligations that he needed to during his suspension. This decision completes his legal requirements.”

Jok was booked at 1:05 p.m. on Thursday and will be released on Sept. 22.

Jok pled guilty to an OWI charge on May 2 after an April 26 arrest. After his second arrest, he was suspended indefinitely from the team but has since been reinstated.

— by Danny Payne

Hawkeyes take on Match-Play Challenge

The Iowa women’s golf team is set to compete in its second tournament of the season Saturday through Sept. 22. The Hawkeyes will head to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the East & West Match Play Challenge, hosted by Michigan and Wisconsin at Radrick Farms Golf Course.

Because of changes in the NCAA Finals format, the two universities teamed up to host a tournament that mirrored the new match-play rules.

The seven-team field the Hawkeyes will face consists of Miami, Southern Methodist, and California-Davis, as well as Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, and Wisconsin.

Two rounds of 18 holes will be played Saturday in order to determine seeding for match play, which is set to begin Sept. 21 and continue through Sept. 22.

Live scoring for the event can be found at golfstat.com beginning at 9 a.m.

— by Courtney Baumann

Men’s tennis set to open fall season

The Iowa men’s tennis team will begin the fall season today — half of the team will compete in the Purdue Fall Invitational, and the other half will play in the Princeton/Farnsworth Invitational. Both run from today through Sept. 21.

Nils Hallestrand, Andres Estensorro, and Jake Jacoby will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana, where players from 18 schools will compete in the Purdue tournament.

Matt Hagen, Dominic Patrick, Josh Silverstein, and Lefteris Theodorou will head to Princeton, New Jersey, for their tournament.

For freshmen Theodorou, Silverstein, and Jacoby, it will be their first chance to face off with college competition.

It will also be the coaching début for Ross Wilson, who was named interim head coach of the program two weeks ago after Steve Houghton retired.

“For the younger guys, it’s going to be good for them to see the level of college tennis,” Wilson said. “We’ll be playing against some Big Ten and nationally ranked opponents, so they’ll get to see what the top level looks like.”

— by Charlie Green

Men’s golf preps for Windon Memorial

The Iowa men’s golf team finished third out of 12 teams at the Golfweek Conference Challenge to start the new season. The squad seeks another strong result at the Windon Memorial Classic, to be held Sept. 21 and 22, at Northwestern’s Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Illinois.

This year’s competition consists of 15 teams: Iowa, defending champion Northwestern, Ohio State, Minnesota, Michigan, Purdue, Wisconsin, Marquette, North Texas, Lamar, Tulsa, Notre Dame, St. Johns, Tennessee, and California.

— by Nick Vittore

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