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Iowa’s Kaleb Young provides strong depth and flexibility in lineup

IOWA CITY — Kaleb Young welcomes another opportunity in the lineup against a ranked opponent. Alex Marinelli anxiously awaits his first official chance to walk to center mat for the University...
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UNI downs SMU in Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 11:35pm
A 21-2 first-half run sparked the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team to a 15-point lead and eventual 61-58 win over SMU Wednesday in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals in Paradise Island,...
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Iowa basketball: Making the Grade, Week 2

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 6:38pm
There have been better weeks of Iowa men’s basketball. Coupled with the last few weeks of football, and Monday and Tuesday were downright miserable for most of you. While the Hawkeyes are...
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Iowa football #MusterOneUp Mailbag: Important recruiting date coming up

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 3:37pm
One little bit of business before we get to the interaction. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz was asked Tuesday if he expected the Hawkeyes’ currently committed 2018 class to jump on board during...
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Look up and enjoy the view while outdoors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 3:05pm
Editor’s note: John Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., of Marion teaches U.S. history with an emphasis on environmental issues at Linn-Mar High School and sits on the Linn County Conservation Board. By...
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Men’s basketball notebook: “Young” Kirkwood off to 5-2 start

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 2:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s a young team. In junior college basketball, it’s always a young team. But these Kirkwood Eagles are young by JUCO standards. There are only four sophomores on...
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Jordan Bohannon, Tyler Cook boost Iowa to Cayman Islands win

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 2:18pm
The Iowa men’s basketball team didn’t have the Cayman Islands Classic it wanted. But while the losses to Louisiana and South Dakota State left the Hawkeyes with plenty to work on, they...
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Hlastradamus takes Hawkeyes in his final picks ever

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 1:21pm
This is it for Hlastradamus. You’ll be left to your own devices for the Army-Navy game. The seer suggests you call in the Marines. The prophet has sent word he’s focusing his future...
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Boys' swimming 2017-18: Swimmers and teams to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 12:33pm
Gazette area boys’ swimmers and teams to watch this winter. Teams Cedar Rapids Washington — The Warriors’ amazing streak of 53 consecutive district championships came to an end...
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Eldon Miller represents what's right in coaches

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 12:21pm
Editor’s note: Nancy Justis is a former competitive swimmer and college sports information director. She is a partner with Justis Creative Communications.  I have been coached by, worked for...
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Linn-Mar’s Matt Peng a student of swimming

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 10:53am
MARION — Matt Peng underwent a transformation of sorts last year. The Linn-Mar senior became more than just a swimmer. “I noticed last year that Matt became more of a student of the...
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Fun Facts: Iowa-Nebraska, the Bowie/Sinatra edition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2017 - 10:16am
Fun Facts. Iowa-Nebraska. They may not all be fun, actually. This is something I’ve done the last few years to have fun, and to force myself to pore over game notes and try to learn a few...
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2-Minute Drill: Iowa Hawkeyes at Nebraska Cornhuskers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2017 - 10:52pm
No one promised Iowa and Nebraska was always going to be a championship trophy presentation. Nebraska fans thought it would be. Iowa fans hoped it would be. Let’s retrace the steps since the...
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CPU smothers Mount Vernon, 53-30

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2017 - 8:46pm
MOUNT VERNON — Shooting comes, and shooting goes. But, as Center Point-Urbana Coach Philip Klett said, “If we play defense the way we did tonight, we’re always going to give...
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Iowa needs to find that ‘tough, smart, physical, together’ thing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2017 - 5:49pm
IOWA CITY — This is a players’ week. Instead of home with their families, the Hawkeyes have a movie night on Wednesday, the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and one last regular-season...
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Iowa football working through frustration of last few weeks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2017 - 4:51pm
IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes get that you’re frustrated. Truth be told, the things fans and followers of the Iowa football team have verbalized — on call-in shows, through email,...
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Iowa football bowl projections: Where the Hawkeyes are picked after loss to Purdue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2017 - 4:05pm
A 24-15 loss to Purdue certainly wasn’t expected last week, but the bowl projections don’t look much different for Iowa football this week. The Pinstripe Bowl in New York is now the...
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Iowa State football bowl projections: Where the Cyclones are picked after win over Baylor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2017 - 3:56pm
A 23-13 win over Baylor last week assured Iowa State (7-4, 5-3) its first winning season since going 7-6 in 2009. A win in Saturday’s regular-season finale at Kansas State and the Cyclones...
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Iowa's Josh Jackson: No bluster, just belief

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2017 - 3:28pm
IOWA CITY — Josh Jackson is full of self-confidence, but lacking in self-promotion. In a seemingly bold admission Tuesday by someone who had one career start before this season, the Iowa...
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Iowa ‘not connected offensively’ in Cayman Islands Classic loss to South Dakota State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2017 - 2:21pm
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands — The effort was better. The result was the same. The Iowa men’s basketball team struggled to put together a complete performance in its second game of the...
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