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Jordan Bohannon says Iowa will climb 2 more rungs — to No. 1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 2, 2020 - 2:52pm
It was a Zoom conference call with Iowa men’s basketball players and head coach Wednesday, and it looked like the topic of the day would be how unfamiliar the Hawkeyes would be with their...
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Former Cedar Rapids Kennedy prep Shaun Beyer finding his way at tight end for Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 2, 2020 - 2:06pm
He smiled at the comparison but immediately dismissed it. “I don’t know about Odell Beckham,” Shaun Beyer said. The Iowa tight end was asked to describe the Beckham-esque leaping...
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A walking (winter) wonderland

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 2, 2020 - 1:24pm
Experienced trail walkers and park visitors noticed an amazing change last March. Normally, few people venture outdoors in that gloomy, slushy month. Not this year. With the outdoors seemingly...
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The family ties that bind Xavier football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 2, 2020 - 1:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The love of Xavier football runs deep in many families. Five seniors on the 2020 team — Nick Tobin, Xander Eberle, Lincoln Oakley, Jack Lux and Nick Lemke — found...
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Area girls’ basketball Super Ten

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 2, 2020 - 10:21am
This week’s area girls basketball Super Ten, including games played Tuesday, Dec. 1. Upcoming schedules, of course, are strictly guesswork, based on preseason schedules. 1. IOWA CITY WEST *...
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Western Dubuque opens wrestling season with win over Marion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 1, 2020 - 9:38pm
MARION — Look no further than Dakota Lau for a tangible example of Western Dubuque’s “next man in” mantra. Two years ago, Lau was the 132-pound starter. He served as a 152...
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PHOTOS: Western Dubuque at Marion prep wrestlinng

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 1, 2020 - 7:47pm
Western Dubuque defeated Marion Tuesday night in a WAMAC Conference dual, 58-18.
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Still at less than full strength, CPU bounces back

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 1, 2020 - 7:33pm
MANCHESTER — They’ve been hampered by the coronavirus quarantine. They lost their first game by 27 points and have been missing their star for more than a week. Don’t worry. The...
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Knock on wood: Iowa football hopes to play all 8 scheduled games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 1, 2020 - 3:55pm
Wisconsin was first. Then it was Maryland. Now it’s Ohio State, Minnesota and maybe Michigan. The Wolverines didn’t practice Tuesday. Only six teams in the Big Ten Conference have...
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Landen Akers: The “glue” of Iowa State football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 1, 2020 - 3:48pm
Iowa State’s football team has something big to pursue Saturday that transcends any individual matters. Namely, to clinch sole possession of first place in the Big 12’s final...
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Iowa State football notes: Some fans allowed at West Virginia game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 1, 2020 - 3:45pm
AMES — Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard announced in a letter to fans on Monday that fans would be allowed back for the West Virginia football game on Saturday. Pollard cited a...
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Iowa State freshman Darlinstone Dubar’s energy needed against South Dakota State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 1, 2020 - 10:59am
AMES — Darlinstone Dubar was maybe the most unheralded member of Iowa State’s 2020 men’s basketball recruiting class. Xavier Foster and Dudley Blackwell were four-star prospects...
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UNI men’s basketball not panicking after 0-3 start

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 1, 2020 - 9:40am
CEDAR FALLS — After receiving votes in both the Associated Press and coaches men’s basketball preseason polls, Northern Iowa going 0-3 in last week’s Crossover Classic in Sioux...
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Former Hawkeye Tyler Cook signs with Minnesota Timberwolves

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 1, 2020 - 8:24am
Former Iowa basketball player Tyler Cook is back in the NBA, and ex-Hawkeye Jarrod Uthoff appears to be headed that way as well. Cook signed a camp deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Uthoff...
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Caitlin Clark returns to Des Moines for Wednesday’s Iowa-Drake matchup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 6:46pm
IOWA CITY — Divide and conquer. That, according to Caitlin Clark, will be the attendance strategy later this week for her parents, Brent and Anne. It’s also the game that Caitlin and...
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Iowa football: 5 things to know about Illinois

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 4:27pm
Iowa, newly minted as the 24th-ranked team in the country, hits the road this week for a quick trip to Champaign, Ill. The Illini haven’t played since a 41-23 win at Nebraska on Nov. 21, the...
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Monticello, North Linn seek boys’ state basketball returns ... only in different classes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 4:19pm
The boys’ basketball season officially began Monday with some games around Iowa. Here’s something we already know. Monticello and North Linn will not be qualifying for the state...
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Iowa State football: 5 things to know about West Virginia

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 4:15pm
AMES — West Virginia had an unscheduled bye week last week because of COVID-19. The Mountaineers were scheduled to play Oklahoma on Saturday, but because of problems within Oklahoma’s...
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Iowa football depth chart: Jack Plumb listed as starter at right tackle

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 1:29pm
Back when he committed to the University of Iowa in late June of 2017, Jack Plumb was a 6-foot-8, 240-pounder rated as a three-star tight end recruit. On the Hawkeyes’ depth chart released...
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Iowa high school boys’ basketball 2020-21: Gazette area players to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 30, 2020 - 12:17pm
Here’s a look at a Fine 14. We’ll take our chances with this team. Among others, these Gazette area boys’ basketball players should have good seasons. Ashton Cook, Iowa City Regina...
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