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Who benefits when football returns with no fans?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 17, 2020 - 12:09pm
IOWA CITY — The return of Hawkeye football — even without fans in the stands — should be a boon to some businesses, especially those serving food. The Big Ten on Wednesday...
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Prep golf notes: C.R. Xavier hosts loaded district with local flavor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 8:26pm
The postseason picture is beginning to come into focus for area golf teams. Their path to the state tournament is set. Iowa High School Athletic Association has released Class 4A district hosts and...
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Gazette Area Fab 5: Defending state champions Mount Vernon volleyball, Mid-Prairie cross country among top teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 5:57pm
Eastern Iowa’s sports landscape is splattered with successful programs and teams, regardless of sport or class. Successful teams can emerge anywhere. Here are some notable programs of this...
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Former Hawkeye swimmers say they’re getting no answers from University of Iowa on dropped sports

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 4:30pm
Former University of Iowa swimmers and parents of current Hawkeye swimming and diving team members continue to fight for the reinstatement of men’s and women’s swimming at that school,...
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UNI Athletics launches fundraising effort as it faces $2.5 million revenue shortfall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 4:08pm
CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa athletics department took its fundraising efforts public Wednesday to help overcome losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UNI’s athletics development...
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Iowa high school football Week 4: A closer look at the top Cedar Rapids area games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 4:05pm
Week 4 capsules for Cedar Rapids Metro, Iowa City and select area high school football games. Cedar Rapids Washington at Dubuque Senior Site and time: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Dubuque (Dalzell...
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What is antigen testing? Daily coronavirus test is key to Big Ten football’s return

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 2:50pm
In its plan to resume football games next month, the Big Ten Conference announced new protocols for those on the field during practices and games. Among these measures are stringent testing for...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds notes Iowa City’s ‘trend in the right direction’ as Big Ten announces football return

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 2:40pm
During a Wednesday news conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds said she was not familiar with the criteria the Big Ten was using for resuming football but believed students in the Iowa City community were...
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Westfield Tennis Club in Cedar Rapids may be closed a year after derecho damage, owner says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 2:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A private indoor tennis facility in southwest Cedar Rapids was so significantly damaged by the Aug. 10 derecho storm that it likely will be closed for at least a...
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Book chronicles Cedar Rapids Prairie golfer's effort to help people fight substance abuse, honors brother

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 1:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In the face of great personal loss, they opted for an opportunity to help others make gains. Jeff Johnston recalled the moment he presented directions his sons, Ian and Roman...
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Iowa Hawkeyes' long road to 2020 fall football season is in sight

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 1:11pm
The University of Iowa athletics department wanted football all along. On Wednesday, the Hawkeyes got their season. The Big Ten announced return to play on Oct. 23-24 with an eight-game schedule in...
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Iowa wrestling assistant coach Ryan Morningstar treated for stroke

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 12:26pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa confirmed Wednesday that Hawkeyes assistant wrestling coach Ryan Morningstar was treated for a stroke last month. The two-time All-American and former Lisbon...
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Volleyball notes: Independence gets a crucial early Wamac West win

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 11:52am
It’s far too early to use a Sharpie, declaring Independence as the Wamac Conference West Division volleyball champion. But if you want to scribble in the Mustangs, lightly with a pencil for...
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Big Ten goes from pacesetter to putz, and back

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 11:17am
Never doubt the power of football in America. You want access to immediate COVID-19 testing with rapid results? Assume a bit more physical risk and join a Big Ten football team. Wisconsin Athletics...
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Kluver: Restarting Big Ten football is best play for student-athletes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 9:06am
The Big Ten announced Wednesday that football will resume on October 23 and 24. After a roller-coaster ride over the past few months that was highlighted by an unprecedented lack of transparency by...
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Gazette area volleyball Super 10: Unbeaten West Liberty climbs to No. 3

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 8:36am
The Gazette’s area Super 10 volleyball rankings, including matches played Tuesday, Sept. 15. 1. Mount Vernon 11-0 (2-0 Wamac East) Streak: Won 22 Previous: No. 1   2. Cedar Rapids Xavier 9-1...
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From ‘Big When’ to kick the tires and light the fires, Big Ten football returns to action

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 16, 2020 - 8:10am
In just over a month, the Big Ten Conference went from “no football” and “we’re not revisiting no football” to turning the stadium lights on Wednesday morning for...
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Linn-Mar volleyball brings the energy, and a big block in win over Prairie

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 15, 2020 - 8:39pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Morgan Mammosser is Linn-Mar’s volleyball coach. And cheerleader. “When we’re going crazy on the court, she’s right there next to us, going crazy on...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Prairie vs. Linn-Mar, Iowa high school volleyball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 15, 2020 - 7:51pm
Prairie hosts Linn-Mar for prep volleyball on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
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C.R. Kennedy edges C.R. Xavier in first round of MVC Valley Division play

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 15, 2020 - 6:04pm
IOWA CITY — Hard work has paid dividends for Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Carter Vander Zee. The junior golfer has made gains and has cashed in on some of the rewards. Vander Zee earned...
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