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10 questions as Iowa high school football practice begins this week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2020 - 3:13pm
Football season begins Monday. Iowa High School Athletic Association programs across the state will begin practice. Like summer sports, this fall will be a different experience as coaches, players,...
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For 15-year-old Rylie Mullin, racing at Hawkeye Downs started ‘as a joke,’ but is now a passion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2020 - 2:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Although she missed part of the season getting her car in order, 15-year old Rylie Mullin is back racing each Friday night at Hawkeye Downs. “It’s cool because...
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Backyard fun: ‘Let the children play’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2020 - 2:05pm
One of the positives during this time of COVID-19, lockdowns and isolation has been families playing together. We’ve all seen it — mom, dad and children taking walks, riding bikes and...
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Photos: Racing at Hawkeye Downs Speedway

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2020 - 11:33am
Action from the night’s races at the Cedar Rapids racetrack.
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Iowa football program and those who cover it need open eyes, ears

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2020 - 9:13am
It was just a sliver in the external review of the University of Iowa’s football program culture. It was something I admittedly skimmed right past on July 30 while hurriedly unpacking...
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Prospect Meadows busy again with baseball and softball this summer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2020 - 4:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The next couple of weeks will allow Steve James and his staff an opportunity to catch their collective breath. The new Prospect Meadows baseball and softball complex in Marion...
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Iowa State developing, using technology to mitigate spread of COVID-19 in athletics

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2020 - 4:23pm
AMES — Iowa State’s equipment operations staff was searching for face shields for football players to wear on their facemasks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. They searched...
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Missouri Valley Football Conference to cancel 2020 fall season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2020 - 3:17pm
CEDAR FALLS — The Missouri Valley Football Conference will announce the cancellation of its 2020 fall season, a source told The Gazette on Friday. An official announcement is expected later...
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On Iowa Podcast: The external review, the new schedule and a few predictions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2020 - 2:09pm
The Athletic’s Scott Dochterman sat down with Kirk Ferentz and had a one-on-one interview after his July 30 news conference on the review of his program for racial disparities and mistreatment...
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Iowa wide receiver Oliver Martin back in the transfer portal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2020 - 1:35pm
IOWA CITY — His transfer almost exactly a year ago was the hot topic of the summer. His apparent transfer now feels more like a footnote. Iowa junior wide receiver Oliver Martin has re-entered...
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An avid angler in life — and in death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2020 - 10:21am
Demographic studies show as people age, they are increasingly likely to read online or newspaper obituaries. That is because older people are more likely to know people who have died and (in my case,...
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FCS college football season inching closer toward postponement to spring

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2020 - 9:13pm
CEDAR FALLS — The reality of NCAA Division I FCS playing its season in the spring grew considerably Thursday. The Big Sky, one of the subdivision’s preeminent conferences, voted to opt...
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Zach Johnson off to a good start in first major of 2020

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2020 - 9:09pm
Zach Johnson started off golf’s first major championship of the year Thursday at the PGA Championship with a resounding 4-under 66, one stroke behind the leaders in a tie for third. Starting...
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Dallas Hobbs, Cedar Rapids Washington grad, at the forefront of Pac-12 football player movement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2020 - 7:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He did an interview for a segment on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines.” ABC interviewed him for its “Good Morning America” show, though he’s not sure...
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Photos: Final round of the Pribyl Rotary Classic

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2020 - 6:24pm
The final round of the Pribyl Rotary Classic was held at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids
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Eastern Iowa race official happy to be waving flags — and occasionally arguing — again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2020 - 6:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Some things are universal. Death, taxes and waving an imaginary checkered flag at the end of a race. If you’ve attended a race at Hawkeye Downs, Independence Motor...
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Kaitlin Hotchkiss continues Cedar Rapids Xavier’s run of Pribyl golf titles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2020 - 5:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Kaitlin Hotchkiss recalled early visits to the golf course. She accompanied her grandfather, Craig, who introduced her to the sport. Those moments served as seeds that helped...
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Iowa announces plans for some fans to attend football games this season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2020 - 3:29pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa athletics department announced Thursday plans for 10,000 to 15,000 fans to attend home football games this fall, with only single-game tickets for sale and face coverings...
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Iowa 23rd, Iowa State 25th in college football preseason coaches poll

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2020 - 12:06pm
For the second-straight year, Iowa and Iowa State are both ranked in the college football preseason USA TODAY Amway Coaches Poll. The Hawkeyes are 23rd and the Cyclones are 25th. Last year was the...
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Did Wisconsin Badgers bribe Big Ten football schedule-makers with bratwurst?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2020 - 8:07am
Iowa’s football team needs to beat Wisconsin in Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 14. That kind of goes without saying. The Badgers have played in six of the Big Ten’s nine championship games, the...
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