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Sarah Schmitt commits to Omaha

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 11, 2017 - 4:39pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The offer came in July, on Sarah Schmitt’s birthday. Her response came Friday. It was affirmative. A junior-to-be at Cedar Rapids Prairie, Schmitt confirmed that she has...
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Total of 46 NCAA minor violations last year for UI, ISU and UNI

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 11, 2017 - 4:21pm
Iowa State University reported fewer than half the NCAA violations in 2016-17 it had the previous year, but that wasn’t the goal for Kurt Hunsaker, ISU’s new compliance...
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Hawkeye swimmers’ clothing line causes NCAA violation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 11, 2017 - 4:17pm
IOWA CITY — Chris Dawson and Tom Rathbun launched their company, Trailheads Apparel, Feb. 2, followed a few days later with a GoFundMe page that raised $645 in two days. Not bad for college...
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Time for the Hawkeyes to show some stuff

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 11, 2017 - 4:16pm
IOWA CITY — A ton of attention has focused on Iowa’s offense so far this preseason. It makes sense. Everything is sort of new. New coordinator, new quarterback, a graduate transfer...
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UNI creating competition in defensive backfield

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 11, 2017 - 12:46pm
CEDAR FALLS — On media day, it appeared the question marks in the Northern Iowa defensive backfield lied solely with their cornerbacks. A week ago A.J. Allen and Elijah Campbell were all but...
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A Granny Basketball tale

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 11, 2017 - 10:42am
Editor’s note: A “forever 29” 66-year-old from Cedar Rapids, David Novak is an avid recreational athlete who cross country skis in the winter and shoots hoops in a church...
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Shane Carrier returns to Cedar Rapids Kernels as different hitter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 10:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — This is not the same Shane Carrier that left town in late May. The Cedar Rapids Kernels outfielder has at least one hit in each of the four games he has played upon his return...
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Coralville opens area’s 1st cyclocross course

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 7:47pm
CORALVILLE — An inquiry about a two-day biking event led city officials and volunteers to — in short order — convert woods and grassland on the southwest side into the...
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New York-area high-school football player dies during training involving log carrying

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 7:04pm
A high-school football player on New York’s Long Island was killed on Thursday when he was struck in the head by a log his teammates were carrying on the field during a conditioning drill,...
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Linn-Mar claims second straight MVC Super Meet golf title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 6:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn-Mar golfers were recipients of some good-nature smack talk. The Lions laughed it off and embraced the challenge from former teammates, who texted to say they...
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Luka Garza impresses again as Iowa dominates Swiss All-Stars

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 4:32pm
BADEN, Switzerland — So far, in two games in Europe, Iowa men’s basketball freshman Luka Garza has failed to disappoint. Garza followed up 17 points and 10 rebounds in the...
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Ruby Martin ‘leaning toward’ swimming for I.C. West

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 3:57pm
IOWA CITY — Ruby Martin has a surprise for Iowa City West girls’ swimming coach Byron Butler. And the rest of the state. Maybe. Fresh off a win in the U.S. Open Championships in East...
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NBA preparing to approve ‘rest rule’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 2:55pm
Fans get upset when a healthy superstar sits out a game for a day of rest, and the NBA apparently plans to do something about it this season. In September, the NBA owners are expected to approve...
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Watch: IndyCar tests 2018 aero kit at Iowa Speedway

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 1:25pm
NEWTON — The Verizon IndyCar Series was at Iowa Speedway for a second time in the 2017 season on Thursday — this time for a two-car test. While it wasn’t the enthralling action...
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Riley McCarron is chasing NFL roster spot

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 10, 2017 - 10:33am
The last former Iowa wide receiver to catch a pass in an NFL regular-season game was Tim Dwight in the 2007 season. Many tight ends from Iowa have caught many passes in that time. Dallas Clark, Tony...
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What we learned from UNI football's new assistant coaches: Defense

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 9:30pm
Editor’s note: Last in two-part series looking at UNI’s football coaching staff and their thoughts on their players. Part I featured the offense. CEDAR FALLS — Each of Northern...
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Brother’s death motivates Prairie golfer Ian Johnston to help those battling addiction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 6:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Ian Johnston hopes his tragedy results in someone else’s triumph. The Cedar Rapids Prairie junior is using his gift for golf to help others battle substance abuse after...
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Watch: ‘Inside Track’ talks with IMCA Modified racer Tyler Droste

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 4:36pm
Inside Track Live presented by Albert Auto Service welcomed IMCA Modified driver Tyler Droste this week to discuss his season so far, his run of bad luck last week and breaking through at...
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Iowa State cornerback Arnold Azunna ‘gained a lot’ during redshirt season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 3:20pm
AMES — Every week, the Iowa State football coaching staff had to weigh the pros and cons. Would it be worth the price of burning cornerback Arnold Azunna’s redshirt if they were in a...
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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: Aug. 9

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 9, 2017 - 2:46pm
Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions. Think the list...
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