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Trash talk at Solon-Union football game led to weekend investigation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 15, 2020 - 5:13pm
Officials from Solon and Union Community high schools spent much of the weekend investigating “inappropriate comments” directed toward Union players during Friday night’s football...
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Report: Big Ten football set to return this fall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 15, 2020 - 3:02pm
On Aug. 11, Big Ten football for fall of 2020 was postponed because of COVID-19 uncertainties. On Aug. 19, league commissioner Kevin Warren said the decision to postpone would not be revisited. So,...
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University of Iowa Athletics projecting $75 million deficit, and that’s with winter sports

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 15, 2020 - 11:41am
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa Athletics Department is projecting a $96.9 million drop in revenue this budget year — and that’s if its winter sports do compete and generate...
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Tristan Wirfs, Michael Ojemudia make good first impressions in NFL games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 15, 2020 - 10:58am
While waiting for the Big Ten’s big announcement Tuesday or no announcement at all, my mind drifted to Iowa players of the recent past. It wasn’t much of a drift. The NFL’s first...
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Breece Hall, like Iowa State football team as a whole, has room for improvement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 14, 2020 - 4:57pm
AMES — Iowa State’s running game mirrored much of what happened on the field Saturday as the Cyclones lost, 31-14, to Louisiana. Breece Hall looked good for much of the first half,...
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Big Ten football inches toward possible return in a COVID-19 world that won’t be a smooth ride

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 14, 2020 - 4:33pm
You’ve certainly read by now that the Big Ten is contemplating a return to football. As with everything Big Ten right now, the details are sketchy. The Big Ten Council of Presidents and...
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On Iowa Podcast: Will Big Ten football return this fall?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 14, 2020 - 4:23pm
At least Big Ten leaders are talking about the possibility of playing football this fall. That’s something. Can it happen? The league soon will tell us when it might happen. The Big...
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Cedar Rapids Prairie football team likely with a bye this week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 14, 2020 - 3:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It doesn’t appear Cedar Rapids Prairie will have a football game this week. Activities Director Rocky Bennett said Monday the school has not been able to find another...
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Iowa high school football rankings: Southeast Polk takes over as a unanimous No. 1 in Class 4A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 14, 2020 - 12:40pm
Two events, both somewhat unexpected, changed the landscape in the Class 4A list in this week’s Gazette/KGYM football poll. First, Johnston knocked off former No. 1 West Des Moines Dowling,...
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‘No panic’ for Iowa State football after season-opening loss to Louisiana

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 14, 2020 - 10:11am
AMES — Iowa State’s season opener against Louisiana went poorly. All three phases had their issues and no one on the Cyclones hid from that fact in the postgame press conference. The...
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Enjoying a little normal football in these abnormal times

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 14, 2020 - 7:44am
It’s feeling a little normal. And in a year that will be unforgettable in that we all want to forget it, a little normal is saying something. For the third Friday night in a row, there was...
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Iowa State football notes: Brock Purdy struggles in loss to Louisiana

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
AMES — Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy has been “the guy” in Ames for nearly two full seasons. He’s led the Cyclones to two bowl games and has broken numerous...
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Louisiana 31, No. 23 Iowa State 14: Special teams doom Cyclones

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 12, 2020 - 4:13pm
AMES — The third phase in football — special teams — is often overlooked and underappreciated. Louisiana made Iowa State appreciate its special teams Saturday at Jack Trice...
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For Iowa State football, 2020 opener was surreal, not special

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 12, 2020 - 3:55pm
AMES — Well, at least the misery here was caused by something trivial like football for a change. A derecho and COVID-19 have run roughshod over Ames this summer, so what’s an...
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Iowa high school football rewind: Springville keeps scoring and scoring and scoring

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 12, 2020 - 2:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Numbers in 8-player football can be crazy. Beyond crazy. Springville’s numbers in its first three games have been beyond crazy. The Orioles pummeled Clarksville on Friday...
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Fall dual-sporter Bethany Smeed of Kennedy strikes gold at Benton Invitational

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 12, 2020 - 2:42pm
WILLIAMSBURG — When it comes to fall sports, let’s just say that Bethany Smeed has a full backpack. “I go to cross country, then I go to swimming right after,” said the...
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Iowa City businesses brace for fall with no Hawkeye football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 12, 2020 - 1:20pm
IOWA CITY — Danny Standley was expecting to have Iowa football’s home opener Sept. 5 on the television screens at Big Grove, not the Eastern Kentucky vs. Marshall college game. There...
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Photos: Prep Cross Country: Benton Invitational

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 12, 2020 - 12:07pm
Teams gathered in Williamsburg for the Benton Bobcats Invitational
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Bluegills have plenty to offer on fishing outing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 12, 2020 - 8:24am
WABASHA, Minn. — Almost anybody who enjoys the sport of fishing has an affection for the bluegill. It’s not the largest or most glamorous species, but bluegills can be found in most...
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Southeast Polk football team brings derecho relief funds to Cedar Rapids before game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - September 11, 2020 - 9:52pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Not often does the most impactful moment of a football game take place before the opening kickoff. But at Kingston Stadium Friday evening, that’s exactly what...
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