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Iowa will have to replace valuable seniors next season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2017 - 4:10pm
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Iowa wrestling has won 23 NCAA team titles. The Hawkeyes haven’t added to that total in the last seven seasons. With defending champion Penn State returning a loaded...
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Hawkeyes host Colorado in WNIT Round 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
IOWA CITY — It’s Colorado. It’s Thursday. And it’s at home. The WNIT announced late Sunday afternoon that the Iowa women’s basketball team will host Colorado in a...
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Iowa men's basketball vs. TCU, NIT second round: Live updates, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2017 - 1:02pm
Carver-Hawkeye Arena is sold out for the second round of the NIT as No. 1 seed Iowa (19-14) takes on No. 4 seed TCU (20-15). Follow it live here. 11:42 1st: TCU 22, Iowa 20 Getting streaky. A 7-0...
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Hlas: Deonte Burton departs with a flair

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2017 - 12:32am
MILWAUKEE — The interaction between seniors Deonte Burton and Monte Morris on their way to their NCAA men’s basketball tournament postgame press conference late Saturday night was more of...
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Iowa State’s comeback falls short against Purdue in NCAA second round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 10:39pm
MILWAUKEE — The Iowa State men’s basketball team knocked on the door of its third Sweet 16 in four years. Its comeback against Purdue ultimately fell just short. The No. 4 seed...
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Iowa’s Cory Clark captures elusive NCAA crown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 9:21pm
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Cory Clark tortured himself at the end of the last two seasons, retreating to his basement with his headphones blaring to try and drown out thoughts of disappointment falling...
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Iowa State men's basketball vs. Purdue, NCAA tournament second round: Live updates, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 5:45pm
A spot in the Sweet 16 is on the line Saturday night at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis., as No. 5 seed Iowa State takes on No. 4 seed Purdue. Follow live updates here. The Cyclones beat Nevada...
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Megan Gustafson's career effort helps Hawkeyes advance in WNIT

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 5:15pm
IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder called Megan Gustafson "one of the best posts in the Midwest." By the time Gustafson is done here, that may be a major understatement. The sophomore logged her best...
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Landmark season rolls on for Mount Mercy women’s bowling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 4:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The lights flip on early at May City Bowl. The venerable southwest Cedar Rapids bowling alley has long been the preferred practice locale for the Mount Mercy women’s...
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Iowa State’s Jadda Buckley to forgo final season, end basketball career

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 4:47pm
AMES — Hours after the Iowa State women’s basketball team suffered a first round loss to Syracuse in the NCAA tournament, its point guard announced her intentions to end her collegiate...
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Iowa’s Thomas Gilman shows maturity to rebound for third-place finish

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Thomas Gilman wasn’t enthused with a bronze medal. The way he earned it proved more to the University of Iowa senior 125-pounder than the actual finish. “Bronze...
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Illinois hires Oklahoma State’s Brad Underwood as men’s basketball coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 3:52pm
A day after Oklahoma State’s season ended with a one-point loss to Michigan in the NCAA Tournament, head coach Brad Underwood took the vacant position at Illinois on...
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Cedar Rapids Titans hope defensive strides yield first victory

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 2:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Through three games, the bright spots have been hard to find for the Cedar Rapids Titans. The sixth-year Indoor Football League franchise has lost all three games by an average...
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Early deficit dooms Iowa State women against Syracuse in NCAA first round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 1:42pm
Brittney Sykes scored 28 points as No. 8 seed Syracuse routed No. 9 Iowa State 85-65 in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament’s Bridgeport bracket on Saturday at...
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A new sport for Dan Gable: Author

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2017 - 11:32am
Wrestling legend Dan Gable is thrilled his book — “A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable” — has been picked up as this year’s Linn Area Reads...
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Iowa's Cory Clark returns to NCAA wrestling finals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 17, 2017 - 9:51pm
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — On a day that started with promise that fizzled by its conclusion, Cory Clark provided a positive for the Iowa wrestling team. The senior 133-pounder will hope to add one more...
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Iowa State’s Naz Mitrou-Long aspires to coach when playing career ends

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 17, 2017 - 6:07pm
MILWAUKEE — Darkness fell across the sky and Naz Mitrou-Long still wasn’t home. As a kid in Mississauga, Ontario, Mitrou-Long would stay out late at the local park playing basketball....
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Hlas: Against Purdue, Monte Morris must be the best

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 17, 2017 - 5:48pm
MILWAUKEE — For as delightful a circus the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is for America, it can feel like a frontal lobotomy behind the scenes. The tournament sends media people a...
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Kevin Dresser ready to work to restore Iowa State wrestling tradition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 17, 2017 - 5:03pm
  ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Kevin Dresser huddled with the masses to enter the arena. He had to arrange for a pass to meet with media in the corridors he’s roamed the last decade as a coach at...
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Points in Transition: Iowa vs. TCU NIT preview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 17, 2017 - 3:57pm
Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery said the night the Hawkeyes were awarded a No. 1 seed to the NIT that his team wasn’t going to take anyone in the tournament lightly. While...
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