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Hawkeye sports shave millions from budget; Ferentz and Barta take pay cuts

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa’s Athletics Department on Tuesday announced $15 million in budget cuts for the new fiscal year — including one-year 15-percent pay cuts to its...
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Tyler Cook signs with Denver Nuggets for season restart

Tyler Cook is going back to where it started for him, NBA-wise. The former Iowa Hawkeyes forward has signed a substitute two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets and will be eligible to play for the...
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New Cyclone basketball player left Ole Miss because of state flag

This offseason, men’s college basketball players have transferred from Southern Utah to Boston College, from Georgetown to Arizona, from Kansas City to Maine. That’s just three of the...
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Teenage brothers team up as driver and crew chief at Eastern Iowa race tracks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 29, 2020 - 10:52pm
INDEPENDENCE — Racing needs youth and Independence Motor Speedway is restocking its pool with local talent like Logan and Landon Duffy. Logan, the driver, is 16, and crew chief Landon recently...
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Iowa State football: Who’s the next Zach Petersen primed for a breakout season on the D-line?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 29, 2020 - 10:48pm
AMES — Zach Petersen’s name got tossed around like a hot potato before last season as a player who could break out for the Iowa State football team. Petersen played in eight games as a...
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson baseball finds 1st win of season with huge late rally

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 29, 2020 - 10:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The top of the third inning of the nightcap rolled around Monday night, and, unexpectedly, all of the sprinklers on Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s baseball diamond popped out of...
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Missouri Valley Football Conference 2020 power rankings: NDSU, UNI are 1-2

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 29, 2020 - 10:18pm
CEDAR FALLS — With less than 70 days until the college football season begins Missouri Valley Conference preseason power rankings are here. 1. North Dakota State 2019: 16-0, 8-0 There are no...
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1A No. 6 Alburnett sweeps 2A No. 2 North Linn in Tri-Rivers baseball doubleheader

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 29, 2020 - 10:03pm
ALBURNETT — Alburnett’s Kale Rose was good. Very good. Teammate Hunter Caves was even better. Both produced quality starts, including a shutout from Caves in the nightcap, helping the...
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Brielle Bastian’s hustle play sparks Cedar Rapids Xavier in an MVC softball split

CEDAR RAPIDS — One little burst of energy caused one big swing in momentum. Brielle Bastian scored from second base as part of a two-run infield single by Maggie Conrad, and that set the tone...
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Iowa high school baseball rankings: Iowa City Liberty cracks Class 4A rankings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 29, 2020 - 12:18pm
Iowa City Liberty received votes in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association preseason poll. The Lightning recorded three victories over ranked teams that were state tournament qualifiers...
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2 big Iowa men’s basketball games remain unannounced

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 29, 2020 - 10:27am
The dates and pairings for the 2020 Gavitt Games and ACC/Big Ten Challenge men’s college basketball events have yet to be announced. The Gavitt Games matches teams from the Big Ten and Big East...
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Area softball Super Ten

The Gazette’s area softball Super Ten, through games played Saturday, June 27: 1. NORTH LINN * Record: 14-0 * Tri-Rivers: 8-0 * Streak: Won 20 * Previous: 1st 2. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY *...
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Racing at home

Stephanie and Nathan Ballard have a love story born in auto racing. So it’s only natural that the two — now the parents of two young children — are planning on opening their own...
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Robert Taylor happy to be helpful, just enjoying life at Hawkeye Downs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 27, 2020 - 10:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Something we all have in common is second chances. We’ve all received them and many of us have even dished out third and fourth opportunities to friends and family we...
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Advocates: Double standard in ousters of Chris Doyle and Tracey Griesbaum

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa’s $1.3 million deal to obtain the resignation of former football strength coach Chris Doyle is “different” from the UI’s 2014...
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How to get started in water skiiing, from a Five Seasons Ski Team member

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 27, 2020 - 11:07am
Eastern Iowans love outdoor sports and water skiing is an endeavor that ranks near the top. Part of that passion comes from having the Five Seasons Ski Team perform locally since 1978. The club began...
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Adrianna Katcher of Center Point-Urbana is the 2020 Gazette Female Athlete of the Year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 27, 2020 - 10:11am
URBANA — Your secret is safe with her. It’s an annual request of recipients of this award to keep a low profile as long as possible. Keep that circle of knowledge tight. Adrianna...
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Calvin Harris of Western Dubuque is the 2020 Gazette Male Athlete of the Year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 27, 2020 - 10:11am
FARLEY — They take baseball seriously up in Dubuque County. Way seriously. High school programs in the county always represent. Just about every small town has a semi-pro team. There are the...
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Some longtime Hawkeye football attendees say they’ll sit this season out

Last week, I asked you to tell me if you would be comfortable going to college football games this fall. Thanks to all who replied. Each of the following excerpts were from people who attached their...
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Chase Becker helps power Iowa City Regina to 9-4 victory over West Branch

IOWA CITY — Bigger, strong and better. At least that was the goal for Iowa City Regina’s Chase Becker. The University of Minnesota commit devoted offseason time in the weight room to...
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