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Iowa football notes: Grad transfer Jack Heflin living his dream as a Hawkeye

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 20, 2020 - 5:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For Jack Heflin, it was simple. Really simple. When Iowa showed interest in him as a graduate transfer, that’s where he was going. No doubt. “I had two dreams...
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Iowa State football notes: Why Charlie Kolar stayed committed after Oklahoma State offered

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 20, 2020 - 3:28pm
AMES — Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar wasn’t heavily recruited out of high school. The Norman, Okla., native never got a scholarship offer from Oklahoma, something that still...
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Iowa football players will have the option to kneel or stand for national anthem

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 20, 2020 - 3:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Some Iowa Hawkeyes football players will kneel for the national anthem Saturday at Purdue to call attention to racial inequality and social justice. We don’t know how...
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New Iowa offensive tackle Coy Cronk is a Big Ten old hand

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 20, 2020 - 2:01pm
A starting offensive tackle in Saturday’s Iowa-Purdue football game will be from Lafayette, Ind., which normally wouldn’t be unusual. Except that the player is an Iowa Hawkeye who left...
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Linn-Mar places 3 on 2020 all-Metro boys' golf teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 20, 2020 - 11:56am
Linn-Mar produced a strong finish to the 2020 boys' golf season. The Lions captured a CRANDIC team title, placing sixth in their first Class 4A state tournament team appearance since 2016. Linn-Mar...
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2020 area all-conference volleyball teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 20, 2020 - 10:46am
An ongoing portal for area all-conference volleyball teams. We will add to this as conferences release their teams. RIVER VALLEY Elite Team Ella Caffery, jr., Wilton; Monica Morales, soph., West...
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Balanced and deep, both Solon cross country teams have high postseason hopes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 20, 2020 - 9:44am
A winning hand doesn’t necessarily require a bunch of aces. You won’t find any Solon girls in this week’s Class 3A individual cross country rankings, and you’ll find only one...
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Starmont’s focus in 2A regional volleyball quarterfinal: Neutralize Maquoketa Valley’s big hitter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 20, 2020 - 8:37am
The strategy sounds simple. “We know what we need to do,” Starmont volleyball coach Robert Goedken said. “We need to stop the coach’s daughter.” Simple in theory....
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Lawyer of 8 former Iowa football players asking for money and dismissals of Ferentzes and Barta responds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 10:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Oklahoma civil rights attorney representing eight former University of Iowa football players asking for the dismissal of head coach Kirk Ferentz, assistant coach Brian...
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Lauren Schrock leads pivotal 2nd-set rally; Mount Vernon sweeps Solon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 8:24pm
MOUNT VERNON — Yeah, Lauren Schrock heard it. “I think they were booing me (during pre-match introductions),” Schrock said of the Solon High School student section, the majority...
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Photos: Solon vs. Mount Vernon, Iowa high school volleyball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 8:22pm
Mount Vernon volleyball hosts Solon for their Class 3A regional volleyball match
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University of Iowa athletics spends $230K on hotel stays for coronavirus-positive student-athletes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 5:17pm
The University of Iowa Athletic Department has spent more than $230,000 since June putting about 180 COVID-19-positive student-athletes up in hotel rooms and paying for their food. The total...
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Iowa State football: 5 things to know about Oklahoma State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 4:05pm
AMES — The Big 12 reduced the number of football games played to 10 at the beginning of the season so teams could have more bye weeks. The bye weeks were added, in theory, in case a team had a...
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Iowa football: 5 things to know about Purdue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 3:58pm
It’s officially Week 8 in college football. For the University of Iowa and the Big Ten Conference, this is Week 1. The off-and-on season begins for the Hawkeyes with a trip to West Lafayette,...
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Iowa high school football playoffs: A closer look at area second-round games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 3:19pm
Capsules for Cedar Rapids Metro, Iowa City and select area Iowa high school football second-round playoff games. Games start at 7 p.m. Friday, unless noted. Class 4A Linn-Mar (1-4) at No. 4 Waukee...
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Iowa football depth chart: 2-deeps released for Purdue game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 3:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — We’ve got some answers. As expected, it appears Indiana graduate transfer Coy Cronk has cemented a starting spot for Iowa’s football team going into its season...
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Title IX complaint against University of Iowa demands new women’s sports like wrestling, rugby

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 2:57pm
IOWA CITY — Female athletes pushing — via federal Title IX complaint — for the University of Iowa to reinstate the cut women’s swimming and diving program have expanded...
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Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm out for game against Iowa after testing positive for COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 1:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jeff Brohm said he figured something was up over the weekend. The Purdue head football coach had a few days last week of feeling very tired and exhausted. Tired and exhausted is...
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Rivalry Saturday 2020 girls’ basketball schedule is released for Nov. 28

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 1:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The schedule is locked in. The field is loaded. The 17th girls’ basketball edition of Rivalry Saturday is set for Nov. 28 at Kohawk Arena on the Coe College...
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My college football Top 10 while waiting for the Big Ten

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 19, 2020 - 10:41am
Everyone else can have rankings, so I can, too. And also, I can have ice cream if I want it. So here’s my one-time-only college football Top 10. There are no Big Ten teams because they...
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