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For Iowa State and Iowa, elusive satisfaction is within reach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 4, 2020 - 7:57pm
Hawkeye fans, with whom I’ve spent many a dangerous hour in some of the darker corners of Eastern Iowa, have restored my faith in them as something other than rogues and rascals. This week via...
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Iowa City West's Marcus Morgan decides to play baseball at Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 4, 2020 - 2:54pm
Baseball. That’s what Iowa City West’s Marcus Morgan has decided is his future. The senior multi-sport athlete announced Friday he is committing to the University of Iowa as a...
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More complete and more comfortable, McKenna Warnock readies for another Wisconsin encounter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 4, 2020 - 11:00am
IOWA CITY — One of the most underappreciated — and apparently, unorthodox — facets of McKenna Warnock’s game is her passing. “She’s a remarkably good...
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Winter sports are hit and miss in Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 4, 2020 - 7:59am
Winter is coming. Maybe. With apologizes to “Game of Thrones” fans, what lies ahead on the sports calendar in Eastern Iowa appears to be a little treacherous at best. And this...
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Lisbon’s Cole Clark sets sights on state wrestling title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 10:20pm
WILLIAMSBURG — Cole Clark is determined to finish the mission he expected to accomplish all last season. When everything settled, he fell one victory shy of that elusive state title and earned...
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Jack Nunge inspires Iowa men's basketball in 99-58 win over Western Illinois

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 9:20pm
IOWA CITY — The obvious thing here is to immediately look ahead. Iowa’s triad of designated men’s basketball victims have come to Carver-Hawkeye Arena and left, the Hawkeyes got...
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Iowa football student managers play vital roles in program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 8:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They love football. As young boys in the Metro Youth Football Association in town, they dreamed of playing someday for their favorite college and/or NFL team. But high school...
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Young, inexperienced UNI men’s basketball team working to improve in 3 areas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 8:09pm
CEDAR FALLS — After an 0-3 start to the season, UNI men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson didn’t have to look hard to identify what needs corrected. Throughout his news conference...
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PHOTOS: Iowa men’s basketball vs Western Illinois

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 7:33pm
Iowa Hawkeyes mens basketball defeated the Leathernecks at Carver-Hawkeye on Thursday night, Dec. 3.
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Iowa AD Gary Barta says football bowl trips will be reimagined for 2020

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 6:19pm
Bowl game trips this year likely will be shorter and more about fun for the players than money for the universities, University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta said Thursday. Despite...
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UNI star AJ Green getting hip injury evaluated

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 6:03pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson revealed on his weekly radio show Thursday night that junior guard AJ Green will miss Friday’s game against St....
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Iowa State seniors brought hope, vision to football program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 3:09pm
AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell doesn’t show much emotion in public. In his news conferences, he’s very stoic and matter-of-fact. When the Iowa State football...
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Iowa football at Illinois breakdown: Pregame analysis, prediction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 2:14pm
A closer look at Saturday afternoon’s Big Ten Conference football game between No. 19 Iowa (4-2) and Illinois (2-3) at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (2:30 p.m., FS1). Iowa offense After...
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Iowa State football vs. West Virginia breakdown: Pregame analysis, prediction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 2:03pm
AMES — A closer look at Saturday’s Big 12 Conference football game between No. 9 Iowa State (7-2, 7-1) and West Virginia (5-3, 4-3) at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames (2:30 p.m., ESPN). Iowa...
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Girls’ basketball notes: North Linn starts transition season with a win

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 10:26am
Tradition, meet transition. North Linn has been the poster child for consistent excellence in girls’ basketball for the past decade. The Lynx have won 20-plus games in each of the last 10...
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Fun Facts: Iowa-Illinois, the REO Speedwagon edition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 8:00am
Both teams’ most-recent games were wins over Nebraska. 1. Iowa is 1-1 in games played on Dec. 5. It beat Kansas on that date in 1891, and lost to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship...
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Western Illinois-Iowa men’s basketball glance: Time, TV, data

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 3, 2020 - 7:59am
What: Western Illinois (0-0) at No. 3 Iowa (2-0) in men’s basketball When/where: 7:03 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena TV: BTN (Jeff Levering, Jess Settles) Livestream: FoxSports.com Radio: Hawkeye...
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Flat first half dooms Iowa State against South Dakota State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 2, 2020 - 8:42pm
AMES — Iowa State hoovered around a nine-point deficit against South Dakota State for most of Wednesday’s men’s basketball game. The Cyclones tried to mount a comeback in the...
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Iowa women’s basketball spreads out the points late, rallies past Drake, 103-97

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 2, 2020 - 8:31pm
DES MOINES — For three quarters, Iowa was a one-trick pony. It was one great trick, mind you, but it wasn’t enough. Then Caitlin Clark took off her scoring cap, became solely a...
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Sean Foster is emblematic of Matt Campbell’s ‘process’ at Iowa State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 2, 2020 - 4:52pm
AMES — Iowa State senior left tackle Sean Foster is Coach Matt Campbell’s “process” incarnate. Foster started for the Cyclones as a redshirt freshman, but the 6-foot-8...
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