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Hlas: Unlike America, Hawkeye fans nuts for NIT

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 15, 2017 - 9:23pm
IOWA CITY — Some see a berth in the National Invitational Tournament as half-empty, others view it as half-full. Iowa considers it filled nearly to the brim. Iowa is the NIT’s great...
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Iowa State-Nevada NCAA tournament matchup a chance for rivals to reunite

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 15, 2017 - 6:56pm
MILWAUKEE — Sometimes it’s funny the way things work out. More than 2,000 miles from home in a snow-covered state on the shores of Lake Michigan, Solomon Young and Cameron Oliver...
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Iowa men's basketball vs. South Dakota, NIT first round: Live updates, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 15, 2017 - 6:04pm
Top-seeded Iowa hosts No. 8 seed South Dakota in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament Wednesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Keep it here for live updates. The Hawkeyes (18-14)...
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Missouri’s J’Den Cox hopes St. Louis serves as “Home Sweet Home”

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 15, 2017 - 6:04pm
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Missouri’s J’Den Cox hopes this experience at the Scottrade Center is more like “Home Sweet Home” than the performance two years ago. Cox, a senior...
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Iowa seniors will be vital to overcome top teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 15, 2017 - 5:09pm
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Penn State is the defending national champion. Ohio State dethroned the Nittany Lions as conference champions. Oklahoma State has a fully-loaded team, qualifying all 10...
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No ‘flop’ repeat, Hawkeyes insist

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 15, 2017 - 11:21am
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes are in the same postseason women’s basketball tournament as last year, but with a different mindset. “Last year, we were so disappointed, we just...
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A wrestler’s ‘small trophy’ is worn proudly

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 15, 2017 - 11:05am
CLARENCE — Every wrestler’s goal is to end the match with a pin and, at North Cedar High School, those pins don’t go unnoticed. Whenever a Knight wrestler pins his opponent, the...
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Confidence a key to youth sports participation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 15, 2017 - 9:37am
Editor’s note: Nancy Justis is a former competitive swimmer and college sports information director. She is a partner with Justis Creative Communications. By Nancy Justis, correspondent How...
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Anderson takes a shot at the 600, and nails it

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2017 - 7:47pm
CEDAR FALLS — Autumn Anderson found a new race she loved, a race she may never run again. “I did (the 600 meters) at track camp last year,” said Anderson, a senior at Cedar...
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Mustangs banking on hot shooting to advance in NAIA tournament

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2017 - 7:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Mount Mercy men’s basketball team loves to shoot. Fast-paced, up-tempo basketball is the creed the Mustangs live by, and by scoring 84.7 points per game,...
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On Iowa Podcast: Hawkeyes’ NIT prospects

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2017 - 6:55pm
The basketball version of the On Iowa Podcast returns to discuss the last two weeks of the regular season, Iowa’s short stay at the Big Ten tournament and the Hawkeyes’ NIT...
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Iowa State’s Milwaukee players avoiding distractions in homecoming

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2017 - 6:40pm
MILWAUKEE — Deonte Burton, Donovan Jackson and Darrell Bowie are back in the city that raised them. They know this homecoming won’t be like any other. The fifth-seeded Iowa State...
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Iowa balancing motivators for NIT run

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2017 - 5:19pm
IOWA CITY — Sometimes it’s OK to play angry. The Iowa men’s basketball team has a little anger at the moment. Sure, the Hawkeyes are more than a little frustrated they won’t...
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Bluder to Big Ten: Schedule better

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2017 - 3:39pm
IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder has a clear message to her Big Ten comrades: “Schedule better,” she said Tuesday as the Hawkeyes prepared for their first-round WNIT game with Missouri...
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Points in Transition: Iowa vs. South Dakota NIT preview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2017 - 3:09pm
The Iowa men’s basketball is a No. 1 seed in the NIT, so the Hawkeyes get at least one more game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season. The first of which welcomes the Summit League’s South...
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Iowa’s Thomas Gilman eyes last shot at national title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2017 - 3:01pm
Many trained five years for one shot at a national title. Some may have intensified their approach for this season, this postseason or even this last week. For Thomas Gilman, he has devoted himself...
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North Linn’s Jake Hilmer has message for his dad, coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2017 - 9:52am
TROY MILLS — Every athlete’s dad is their coach. Whether it’s in high school sports or just while sitting on the couch with their son, every dad coaches their kid. Some more than...
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All-state boys' basketball: Xavier's Mims, North Linn's Hilmer, West's McCaffery and Lane among those honored

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2017 - 11:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The name Mims and baseball just seem to go together. Larry Mims was an all-stater at Cedar Rapids Washington in the 1980s, played collegiately at Nebraska and professionally for...
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New last name, same old speed for Joah Banks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2017 - 8:12pm
CEDAR FALLS — Since last track season, Joah Wallace became Joah Banks. “It was just a bunch of confusion, so I changed it,” he said. “To get my license and stuff, I had to...
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Cyclones earn NCAA date Syracuse

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2017 - 8:06pm
AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team barely sat down before it heard its NCAA tournament destination. The team was at Coach Bill Fennelly’s house eating upstairs when he...
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