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Sports Fan Weekend Planner


Wondering what to do with your time this weekend? Here’s a few things you can check out around Iowa City or in your living room.

On Campus:

The Hawkeyes say goodbye to Jarryd Cole and TJ Sayre on Senior Day Saturday in Carver. Jarryd Cole stayed consistent through some of the toughest years of Hawkeye basketball, while  playing under Steve Alford, Todd Lickliter and Fran McCaffery. Throughout his tenure he remained a steady interior presence and never complained, fussed, or talked about transferring.   Tip off is at 3:05 pm and the game can also be seen on ESPN.

Women’s gymnastics host Northern Illinois.  It’s another senior day event as the Gym-Hawks welcome the Huskies to the UI Field House for the final home event of the winter.  Iowa is undefeated at home this year and will say goodbye to three seniors at 5:00 on Saturday night.

Sunday showdown for Hawkeye men’s tennis team. Iowa will open the Big Ten schedule against #4 Illinois at high noon on Sunday. The Fighting Illini have three nationally ranked singles player and own a 55-21 all-time lead in the series.  Iowa, however, will not be a pushover, as they are perfect at home and has won three in a row.

Off Campus:

The CR Rough Riders challenge Indianapolis on Friday night. The Riders have won three in a row, are currently 44-29, and will look to  close the gap on Green Bay, who has already clinched a playoff berth.  The puck drops in The Stable at 7:05. 

Watch and Listen:

Winter sports are starting to wind down, and a couple of teams are ready for the Big Ten championships.

Wrestlers look for four in a row. Starting Saturday at 10 am the Iowa wrestling team will attempt to win their third Big Ten championship.  The tournament, which is held in Evanston, Illinois on Northwestern Campus, will feature four top 10 teams according to Intermat’s rankings.  Penn State will have five top seeded wrestlers, while Iowa will send out one: NCAA champion Matt McDonough, who lost in the Big Ten championship last year in the Big Ten championship final.

Bluder’s Bunch in Indy. The Iowa Hawkeye’s womens basketball team won five in a row to finish the regular season and will now be greeted in Indianapolis by the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Iowa and OSU split the series as each team won at home and will now make it best of three for the right to move on.  Tip off is Friday night at 7:30; the game can be seen on the Big Ten Network and can also be heard on AM 800.