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Hawkeye men’s basketball to play Gonzaga in Sioux Falls this year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 6, 2020 - 8:50pm
According to a CBSsports.com story Tuesday night, Iowa will play Gonzaga in men’s basketball on Dec. 19 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Gonzaga is ranked No. 1 and Iowa No. 5 in...
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Photos: High school cross country—West Delaware Invitational

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 6, 2020 - 8:10pm
West Delaware High School hosted an invitational cross country meet at the Hart Ridge Golf Course in Manchester on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.
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Talented trio sends CPU boys to title at Manchester

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 6, 2020 - 7:59pm
MANCHESTER — Eli Larson prefers the quiet life. “I like it when we’re under the radar,” said Larson, a junior member of the Center Point-Urbana boys’ cross country...
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Players insist Iowa football program has changed, except for the “smart, tough and physical” part

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 6, 2020 - 7:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Things are different, yet they also are the same. That’s what Iowa football players said during a nearly two-hour Zoom conference with reporters Tuesday afternoon that is...
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Iowa State football notes: Cyclones staying grounded after win over Oklahoma

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 6, 2020 - 5:01pm
AMES — Iowa State has seven wins over top-25 teams since 2017 under head coach Matt Campbell. The Cyclones have won their next game in every instance except one, in 2017 when Iowa State beat...
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Newlywed Joel Rust makes time for racing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 6, 2020 - 4:42pm
TIPTON — You can’t blame Joel Rust for smiling all the time. For the most part, things are going his way. The 2012 Grundy Center graduate spent two years at Hawkeye Community College,...
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Iowa men's basketball eager to battle other teams instead of COVID-19

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 6, 2020 - 2:18pm
The Iowa men’s basketball team doesn’t know which nonconference teams it will play this season or when it will play them, but expects to face seven of them. So said Hawkeyes Coach Fran...
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Iowa high school football Week 7: A closer look at the top Cedar Rapids area games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 6, 2020 - 11:56am
Week 7 capsules for Cedar Rapids Metro, Iowa City and select Gazette area Iowa high school football games. Cedar Rapids Kennedy at Iowa City West Site and time: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Trojan...
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Iowa State football: 5 things to know about Texas Tech

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 5, 2020 - 8:19pm
AMES — Matt Wells is in his second season as the coach of Texas Tech and he’s still trying to build up his program. Here are five things to know about the Red Raiders, who visit Iowa...
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C.R. Xavier earns fourth straight state golf berth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 5, 2020 - 8:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Fore isn’t a term associated with cheer on a golf course. Four, on the other hand, was a perfect reason to celebrate for Cedar Rapids Xavier. The Saints earned their...
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Djimon Colbert, Taajhir McCall opt out of 2020 Iowa football season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 5, 2020 - 4:44pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa announced late Monday afternoon that Djimon Colbert and Taajhir McCall have officially opted out of the 2020 football season because of the COVID-19...
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Iowa State football notes: Kene Nwangwu gives Cyclones game-changing special teams play

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 5, 2020 - 12:12pm
AMES — Oklahoma had just marched down the football field and scored a touchdown with 8:17 left in Saturday’s game against Iowa State to take a 30-23 lead. On the ensuing kick off, Kene...
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Iowa high school football rankings: Xavier leapfrogs DCG for No. 1 spot in Class 3A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 5, 2020 - 11:49am
Style points translated to poll points for Cedar Rapids Xavier in this week’s Gazette/KGYM football poll. While Dallas Center-Grimes needed a late field goal to edge a three-loss Adel ADM team...
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Floating and fishing with a steady bite

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 5, 2020 - 9:20am
Most anglers don’t like to leave a spot until the fish have stopped biting, which is seldom a problem since they almost always quit biting before an angler tires of catching them. Either there...
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Running for a virtual ‘record’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 4, 2020 - 3:18pm
I didn’t know a “fun run” included a sprint at the end. So much for finishing together. There went my first-place overall medal. At least I got first in the men’s division...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels are hopeful they’ll remain in affiliated professional baseball, and with Minnesota Twins

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 4, 2020 - 2:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — If you read between the lines, you get the impression the Cedar Rapids Kernels feel pretty confident about their chances to remain in affiliated professional baseball next...
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ISU starts October with a bang

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 3, 2020 - 10:17pm
AMES — Iowa State led Oklahoma, 37-30, with 1:02 left in the fourth quarter and Oklahoma was driving. On first down, Sooners’ quarterback Spencer Rattler heaved one toward the end zone...
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Victorious Cyclones outplay Sooners in second half ... as usual

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 3, 2020 - 9:39pm
AMES — Iowa State has beaten Oklahoma, in football, in Ames. Iowa State is two games ahead of Oklahoma, in football, in the Big 12. These aren’t things that happen any old decade....
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It’s a 38-7 loss to North Scott in Marion’s final “home” game of the season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 3, 2020 - 5:35pm
MARION — As is tradition, every senior player and cheerleader lined up in the back of the end zone Saturday afternoon. That’s what happens after Marion’s final home game each...
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UNI women’s soccer getting to know new faces while awaiting possible spring season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 3, 2020 - 4:01pm
CEDAR FALLS — Similar to other sports at Northern Iowa, the women’s soccer team is doing its best to stay prepared while experiencing the cancellation of its fall season. “You had...
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