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Iowa men's basketball mourning loss of Jack Nunge’s father

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 23, 2020 - 1:55pm
Iowa Hawkeye basketball hearts are heavy, and so are many in the southwestern Indiana city of Newburgh. Dr. Mark Nunge of Newburgh died suddenly last Saturday. He was 53. He was the father of five,...
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Projected Iowa women’s basketball lineup is full of youth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 23, 2020 - 1:50pm
IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder has a tentative starting lineup for Wednesday’s season opener. Emphasis on tentative. “I have it in pencil, and there are a lot of erasers being used this...
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MLB sets tentative August date for Yankees-White Sox game at “Field of Dreams” near Dyersville

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 23, 2020 - 12:56pm
Major League Baseball announced Monday it will attempt to play a game at the “Field of Dreams” movie site near Dyersville in August, 2021. The regular season game will be the first ever...
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Iowa State football: 5 things to know about Texas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 23, 2020 - 12:24pm
AMES — Texas’ football team has done a good job up to this point of the season mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, their most recent opponent, Kansas,...
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Benton Community bowling teams hoping for chance to compete in first season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 23, 2020 - 9:22am
VAN HORNE — You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Author and motivational speaker Zig Zaglar once uttered those words and now Erin Janss is living it as...
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Historic position for Iowa State football provides greatest challenge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 23, 2020 - 9:11am
AMES — Iowa State has had a historic football season to this point. The Cyclones were 5-1 in Big 12 play for the first time ever and are now 6-1 in conference play and atop the Big 12...
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Iowa javelin thrower Marissa Mueller named Rhodes Scholar

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 23, 2020 - 7:26am
University of Iowa javelin thrower Marissa Mueller was named Monday one of 11 Canadian Rhodes scholars, launching her graduate study in surgical sciences at Oxford University in England. Mueller,...
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Iowa’s improvement up front defensively plays big role in 3-game win streak

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2020 - 3:49pm
Admit it, you were worried about this Iowa defensive front after the first two games. It wasn’t producing any quarterback pressure. No one was close to getting home. Purdue wore it out in the...
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Iowa City High will hire Mitchell Moore as new head varsity football coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2020 - 10:34am
IOWA CITY — Iowa City High announced Sunday the hiring of Mitchell Moore as its new varsity head football coach, pending school board approval. Moore will be just the fifth head coach at the...
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AJ Green meeting high expectations entering junior season at UNI

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2020 - 8:30pm
CEDAR FALLS — Being a program’s highest rated recruit in history comes with high expectations. Add to that being the hometown standout and son of the assistant coach, and it becomes...
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Iowa DT Daviyon Nixon Euro-steps his way to ‘amazing’ pick-6 against Penn State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2020 - 8:21pm
He called it a basketball move, a Euro-step. What a ludicrous play Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon made to cap off Saturday’s 41-21 win at Penn State. That’s ludicrous, as in...
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Iowa State football notes: O-line leads the way against Kansas State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2020 - 7:53pm
AMES — Iowa State’s offensive line has been overshadowed by the dynamic play of running back Breece Hall. That happened again in Iowa State’s 45-0 win over Kansas State on...
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Kirk Ferentz gets 100th Big Ten win in ‘special’ place: At Penn State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2020 - 7:44pm
Woody Hayes. Bo Schembechler. Amos Alonzo Stagg. Kirk Ferentz. Those, folks, are the only football coaches in Big Ten Conference history to win 100 league games. That’s pretty good company....
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No. 17 Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0: ‘A positive step,’ but Cyclones won’t say perfect

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2020 - 7:30pm
AMES — Iowa State and Kansas State traditionally play football games that end with margins that are within one score. That didn’t happen Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. No. 17 Iowa...
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Iowa 41, Penn State 21: Hawkeyes win third straight, sending Lions to 0-5

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2020 - 7:20pm
Turns out it really does add up. The talk this week from the Iowa football camp was about how Penn State’s winless record coming into Saturday’s game at Beaver Stadium didn’t...
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Breece Hall’s artistry showcased in Iowa State’s masterpiece against Kansas State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2020 - 6:52pm
AMES — Come on, man! This was no way for Iowa State to get its ace running back in the Heisman Trophy discussion. The Cyclones have this sophomore named Breece Hall, you see, and he’s...
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Game Report: Iowa Hawkeyes 41, Penn State Nittany Lions 21

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2020 - 5:18pm
A closer look at Iowa’s 41-21 win over Penn State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Turning point Season trends are season trends for a reason. They have a way of repeating themselves. So while...
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Iowa football at Penn State: Live score updates, how to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2020 - 11:51am
Penn State is 0-4 for the first time since 2001. Will it be 0-5 for the first time ever? Well, Saturday’s betting line has gone from Iowa as a narrow favorite to Penn State being favored by a...
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Cornell, Midwest Conference working on return of sports in 2021

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2020 - 9:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Presidents from Midwest Conference schools, including Jonathan Brand of Cornell College, have been trying to work out a plan to return to competition in 2021 after officially...
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Hawkeyes try to continue tearing down East elites

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2020 - 9:52pm
The American impulse has always been to go west. There’s always been something in our genetics pulling us away from the Eastern Seaboard, beyond the fertile farmland of the Midwest, over the...
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