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UNI earns 10th seed in NCAA women’s basketball tournament

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2017 - 6:39pm
CEDAR FALLS — The UNI women’s basketball team is dancing at the “Big Dance.” The 10th-seeded Panthers were selected to the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament...
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Cyclones have ‘a lot of respect’ for Nevada

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2017 - 6:08pm
AMES — In the moments after the Iowa State men’s basketball team learned where it would go for its sixth-straight NCAA tournament, a collective groan could be heard. CBS analyst Seth...
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Hawkeyes out of NCAA; ISU, Drake, UNI in

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2017 - 6:06pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes are the odd team out. Three women’s basketball teams from the state were called for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Iowa State. Drake....
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Iowa State sending Harrington, seniors Hall and Weatherspoon to NCAA wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2017 - 1:57pm
AMES — Marcus Harrington is a bit unique. Bigger wrestlers typically rely on timely attacks in low-scoring matches. Harrington isn’t one to wait around. Iowa State’s 197-pounder...
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Hawkeyes, beware! NIT No. 1 seeds often fall early

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2017 - 1:10pm
You knew the NIT isn’t the NCAA tournament, but maybe not for a reason I’m about to share with you. Never has a No. 1 seed lost a first-round NCAA tournament game since the tourney...
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Hawkeyes ready for ‘valuable’ NIT

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2017 - 8:46pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa men’s basketball team wasn’t sweating whether or not it would be playing in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. While the NCAA Selection Show was airing, Coach...
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Hlas: Home NIT game for Hawkeyes, “home” NCAA game for ISU

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2017 - 7:41pm
For its fans who can track down tickets, Milwaukee works great as Iowa State’s NCAA tournament opening-round destination. Step 1: Get in the car. Step 2: Go. But those who overanalyze such...
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UNI's Max Thomsen ready to cement spot with nation's best

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2017 - 5:42pm
  Max Thomsen owns memories of watching college wrestling’s marquee tournament. He was inspired by the wrestlers he witnessed win titles and dominate the field. As he grew in his own...
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Drake outlasts UNI in OT, wins MVC tournament

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2017 - 4:57pm
MOLINE, Ill. — It took a comeback from a double-digit deficit and a clutch shot from Caitlin Ingle, but the Drake Bulldogs lived up to their top seed at the Missouri Valley Conference...
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Michigan goes from plane crash to Big Ten champs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2017 - 4:57pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Michigan men’s basketball team started its Big Ten Tournament week being evacuated from an airplane at the end of a runway. The Wolverines ended their week in...
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Iowa State not taking 6 straight NCAA tournament appearances for granted, will face Nevada

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2017 - 3:53pm
AMES — When the only thing you know is ending your season in the NCAA tournament, it’s a little easier to take it for granted. Iowa State shooting guard Matt Thomas grew up dreaming of...
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Hawkeyes probably on wrong side of bubble again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2017 - 3:50pm
IOWA CITY — If the Iowa Hawkeyes could have a mulligan, they would have taken it in late December. “I would love to take the Illinois game back,” women’s basketball coach...
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Iowa State’s Bill Fennelly on women’s NCAA tournament chances: ‘I think we’ve earned that’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2017 - 1:57pm
AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team could do nothing but sit and wait. Iowa State won six of its last seven games to end the regular season, but was eliminated in the Big 12...
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No. 1 Kirkwood books spot in national tournament with 90-61 win over NIACC

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2017 - 11:00am
CEDAR RAPIDS — During Kirkwood’s first two games of the NJCAA Region XI tournament, head women’s basketball coach Kim Muhl wasn’t happy with the play of his bench. He got...
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Iowa City West is best again in Class 4A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2017 - 9:37pm
DES MOINES — Not this year, Valley. Not this year. It’s Iowa City West’s season. The top-seeded and top-ranked Trojans wanted nothing to do with another upset loss Saturday night...
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Monte Morris powers Iowa State to Big 12 tournament title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2017 - 9:04pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monte Morris often speaks of leaving his jersey in a better place. When his brilliant Iowa State career ends, his No. 11 jersey will be positioned as well as any in program...
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Ex-Hawkeyes unite to cheer Marvin McNutt, Cedar Rapids Titans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2017 - 8:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When former University of Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt was hired to coach the Cedar Rapids Titans, one had to expect the club to adopt a black-and-gold flavor. In what the...
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Cornell’s Engle, Luther’s Kreiter earn runner-up finish; Wartburg claims team title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2017 - 8:37pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. — Cornell’s Aaron Engle is the mirror image of his twin brother, Trevor Engle. The only thing as identical as their appearance is how they closed their wrestling...
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Hlas: Cyclones shoot and steal, snap up another title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2017 - 8:19pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was 2:30 Saturday afternoon, the weather in downtown Kansas City was raw, and a ticket-scalper outside Sprint Center was pleading with a silver-haired woman wearing Iowa...
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Thousands flock to Iowa City for Special Olympics Mid-Winter Tournament

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2017 - 8:01pm
IOWA CITY — Thousands of athletes had the chance to feel like an Olympian during the Special Olympics Mid-Winter Tournament Saturday. Due to their intellectual or physical disabilities,...
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