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Will the Field of Dreams MLB game happen? Coronavirus plans still not certain

DYERSVILLE — Spurred by a voice telling him, “If you build it, he will come,” the Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner dutifully carved a baseball field out of his cornfield and...
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Iowa high school baseball 2020: Gazette area players and teams to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 12, 2020 - 12:39pm
Gazette area players and teams to watch for the 2020 Iowa high school baseball season, which begins Monday. Players Calvin Harris, Western Dubuque, jr. — Iowa High School Baseball Coaches...
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It’s time to rename Kinnick Stadium

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 12, 2020 - 11:01am
Kinnick Stadium is one of Iowa’s greatest treasures. It is also one of the greatest tragedies in our journey toward racial equality and social justice in the state. When it was first proposed,...
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Families of black former Hawkeyes are starting to organize

The Iowa football program is in the midst of finding out who and what it actually is. A lot of voices are going to be heard in this. Wednesday, Sharonda Phelps, mother of former Iowa running back...
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Cedar Rapids firefighter set to mark 30th season racing at Hawkeye Downs

CEDAR RAPIDS — Brian Gibson relies on people every day of his life. “The brotherhood of the fire department runs very, very deep,” said Gibson, one of three battalion chiefs for...
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IMCA president on auto racing’s return to Iowa: ‘It’s a little bit of back to normalcy’

Fans were just starting to return to tracks across Eastern Iowa and already one local promoter put a bounty on two of the more successful drivers in the area earlier this week. Tony Olson and Kaden...
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Highly touted Clear Creek Amana football recruit T.J. Bollers picks Wisconsin

CEDAR RAPIDS — As many expected all along, T.J. Bollers will play college football in the Big Ten Conference. Just at a different school than many might have expected. The Clear Creek Amana...
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What’s the best high school football helmet in the country? We’re about to find out

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 11, 2020 - 12:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They have their own Twitter page. That’s how big time this thing has become. Maquoketa Valley football coach/activities director Trevor Arnold is one of seven guys from...
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Iowa football allegations: What former players said, when they played, which coaches they named

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 11, 2020 - 10:48am
At least 51 former Iowa football players — most of whom are African American — have made allegations on social media about a culture of racism and bullying in the program. With strength...
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Former Iowa football player Dace Richardson's daily goal: Be a good cop

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 11, 2020 - 10:05am
He is an African American police officer, and he played football in Kirk Ferentz’s University of Iowa program. That makes Dace Richardson, at least indirectly, connected to the biggest ongoing...
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North Linn softball is poised for another championship run

TROY MILLS — You could say that North Linn’s transformation into state softball powerhouse began in a shed. Located at the Flanagan residence, northwest of Coggon, the structure...
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Iowa high school softball 2020: Gazette area teams to watch

Area softball teams to watch for the 2020 season, which begins Monday: Anamosa 2019 record: 31-5 overall, 16-3 River Valley (1st, North Division) 2019 postseason: Class 3A regional finalist Coach:...
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Iowa high school softball 2020: Gazette area players to watch

Top returning area players for the 2020 softball season, with last year’s statistics and honors: Austyn Crees, sr., West Liberty — Batted .462 with 10 doubles, 4 triples and 3 home runs....
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Iowa State volleyball well positioned for another successful season in 2020

AMES — Iowa State volleyball coach Christy Johnson-Lynch believes her team is primed to be in good shape to start the 2020 season despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Big 12...
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MVC releases coronavirus prevention guidelines for baseball, softball

The Mississippi Valley Conference released the following COVID-19-related guidelines for the 2020 baseball and softball season Wednesday. Competition begins Monday.Admission Limited capacity to three...
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Iowa men’s basketball may play Oregon State in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Iowa may play Oregon State in a men’s basketball game at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. According to The Oregonian, the date would be Dec. 22, but the paperwork to make the game...
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A Hawkeye you probably didn’t know who saved American lives

A former Iowa football offensive lineman named Bob Schmitt died of a heart attack on May 10. He was 54. He was with the Hawkeyes from 1984 to 1988 on five bowl teams. He lettered in 1987 and 1988 and...
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Podcast: What's next for Iowa football after racism allegations

This is an important episode of the On Iowa Podcast. The last week or so has sent everyone in the Iowa football program and everyone who follows the Hawkeyes into some introspection on what their...
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Iowa LB Dillon Doyle, son of strength coach Chris Doyle, will transfer

Dillon Doyle, a redshirt sophomore linebacker on the Iowa football team and the son of embattled strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle, announced Tuesday on Twitter he is leaving the...
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