May 25, 2005

The Iowa baseball team opens action in the 2005 Big Ten Conference Tournament at 3:30 p.m., today, against Minnesota. The Hawkeyes, winners of 19 league games in 2005, are the No. 3 seed behind regular season champion Illinois – a team they beat three times last weekend in Champaign, Ill. – and Purdue.

“I don’t think making the Big Ten tournament or finishing third is anything to celebrate too much about. If we get too excited aboaut that or become satisfied with that, we’re going to go backward in a hurry. You can never become satisfied.”
Jack Dahm in today’s editions of the Iowa City Press-Citizen

The Hawkeyes’ appearance in this year’s Big Ten’s post-season party marks only the second appearance in 15 years and the first appearance under second-year head coach Jack Dahm, who was the subject of an article written by Andy Hamilton that appeared in today’s editions of the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

“On the even of his introduction as Iowa’s baseball coach, Jack Dahm sat in his hotel room with a pen and a notebook, scribbling down the various thoughts that entered his mind,” writes Hamilton.

“And as the night turned into early morning and the pages filled with ink, Dahm’s ideas developed into a blueprint for building from the ground floor of the Big Ten.

“Somewhere amid his thought about changing the perception of a program that hasn’t had a winning season since 1996, Dahm jotted down the Big Ten tournament as a mile marker on the lengthy journey to where he wants to take the Hawkeyes – back to where he came from.”

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