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Iowa fires Lickliter after 22-loss season

Updated: March 15, 2010, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa Hawkeyes athletic director Gary Barta saw the Hawkeyes rack up loss after loss in an often half-empty arena and decided he'd seen enough.

Even though coach Todd Lickliter was at Iowa for only three seasons, Barta felt he couldn't afford to bring him back for a fourth.

The Hawkeyes fired Lickliter on Monday, ending a brief and disappointing tenure that included three losing seasons in a row and a parade of players leaving the once-proud program. Barta cited Iowa's ...

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