July 20, 2024

The latest buzz on the 2025 front for Iowa.

Iowa football will host its big official visit weekend the weekend of June 21-23.

The Hawkeyes will be hosting a majority of their top targets that weekend and Iowa has a strong chance of landing a couple of big-time commitments.

Watch: Caitlin Clark drills dagger three-pointer to give Indiana Fever first win

Former Iowa and current Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark continues to be must-watch TV this summer. Fans have been driven to the WNBA– in large put due to Clark’s style of play. The Fever have been close to a few wins this season, but haven’t been able to get over the hump. They did last night.

DALLAS– Former Iowa and current Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark continues to be must-watch TV this summer. Fans have been driven to the WNBA– in large put due to Clark’s style of play. The Fever have been close to a few wins this season, but haven’t been able to get over the hump. They did last night.

With more than 19,000 in Crypto.com Arena, Clark struggled from the field through the first three quarters. When the Fever needed her most, she shined. Clark drilled two deep three-pointers in the final minutes, including one with 39 seconds left to clinch the win for the Fever.

Despite the 4-of-14 shooting from the field, Clark’s play-making and all-around impact were on full display. She was finding players in transition, ran the half-court offense efficiently and had a team-high 10 rebounds. She also came up with a block on the other end following her dagger three-pointer.

“Yeah, I thought I honestly played a really good game,” Clark said. “Some nights the shot’s gonna fall, some nights it’s not. I stayed in it, I found my teammates that were open, rebounded the ball well, was active on defense and I made some big shots when we needed it. I’m proud of myself.”

Clark’s transition to the WNBA didn’t take long. She’s in elite company while averaging 16.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.2 assists per outing. If there’s a good shot to take, Clark will take it. Fans saw it countless times throughout her college career. That unshaken confidence has transferred over to the best league in the world.

“I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I seriously think every shot I shoot is going to go in. Some nights are absolutely amazing and some nights you struggle to shoot it a little bit, but I want to take those shots at the end of the game. I think it’s a mindset and a confidence that you have to have about yourself.”

The Fever have a brutal opening start to the season. The Fever are the only team this season scheduled to play 11 games in 20 days. It has happened only one other time since 2007. The 2011 Mystics went 1-10 in their similar stretch and finished the season 6-28 (last in the East), per Rebecca Lobo’s Twitter account.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” said Clark, now six games into her WNBA career. “This is my job, this is what I love to do, but I never want to lose the fun of the game, and nights like tonight remind me why I love playing basketball.”

Clark returns to action tonight in Las Vegas as she takes on her best friend Kate Martin, former Hawkeye Megan Gustafson and the Las Vegas Aces.

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