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Kurt Warner gets his gold jacket

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2017 - 6:56pm
CANTON, Ohio — Iowa places its first native in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night, and Kurt Warner may bring a lot of friends from the state along during his induction speech. That...
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Cedar Rapids Senior City Am off to windy start

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2017 - 4:23pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The wind was blowing upward of 20 miles per hour Friday morning at Twin Pines Golf Course. The gusts didn’t bother Cedar Rapids native Scott Carnes, though. It was just...
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Hawkeyes answers still in camp

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2017 - 1:53pm
Quarterback, new running back, defensive tackle and, oh man, those wide receivers. Let’s leave the Hawkeyes’ media day storylines sit for a moment. There’s another month until we...
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Jenni Fitzgerald promoted to associate head coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2017 - 11:53am
IOWA CITY — The heirarchy of command on the University of Iowa women’s basketball staff has changed, but just a little. Coach Lisa Bluder announced Friday that longtime assistant Jenni...
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Tendinitis likely is wrong diagnosis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 4, 2017 - 10:01am
Editor’s note: Cody Scharf is owner of Thrive Spine and Sport, a chiropractic and soft tissue clinic in Cedar Rapids focusing on sport and overuse injuries. Scharf is a graduate of Palmer...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Tyler Watson not surprised by being traded, just where he went

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2017 - 10:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When you’re 20 years old, in low-Class A and playing just your third season of professional baseball, you wouldn’t think you’d have much worry about being...
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Lone Tree adjusted to 8-man football, ready to push forward

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2017 - 6:24pm
LONE TREE — Last season, Lone Tree made the move to 8-man football, beginning what is undoubtedly a tough transition. It didn’t take long for the Lions to adjust, though. After a few...
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#oniowapod — There’s Hawkeye stuff, but lineup change coming to the podcast

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2017 - 6:19pm
I talk the sticky points of Iowa football with the Land of Ten’s Scott Dochterman. Of course, a ton of you know that Scott worked at The Gazette for 10 years before becoming a Land of Ten-ner...
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From Australia to Iowa State, Matt Leo following football dream

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2017 - 2:12pm
AMES — Matt Leo didn’t understand what he was watching. All he knew was he liked it. American football doesn’t have much prominence in Leo’s native Australia, but once he...
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Iowa State football players, coaches ‘on the same page’ for 2017

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2017 - 1:31pm
AMES — In the days that followed Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell’s arrival, he wanted individual meetings with every member of the team. Those meetings yielded a variety of...
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Preseason college football coaches poll: 4 Big Ten teams open in top 10

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2017 - 1:08pm
The Alabama Crimson Tide begin the college football season atop the coaches poll for the second straight year. The Crimson Tide were picked first by 49 of the 65 coaches on this year’s panel...
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson wins regional 7th grade basketball title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 3, 2017 - 10:33am
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Cedar Rapids Jefferson seventh-grade boys’ basketball team won the Pacesetter Great Four-State Championships last weekend at the Xcel Center. The tournament...
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Newest C.R. Kernel Jordan Gore didn't play but was still a NCAA baseball champion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 2, 2017 - 9:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jordan Gore watched the championship game last summer at home on television. “But it felt like I was right there with them,” he said. The newest Cedar Rapids Kernel...
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UNI offense seeks identity, improvement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 2, 2017 - 7:17pm
CEDAR FALLS — The Mark Farley era at Northern Iowa has largely been headlined by top-tier defenses. Many times those defenses have led the Panthers into the FCS playoffs, and while the 2017...
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Expectations for UNI football not changing with host of new coaches

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 2, 2017 - 6:39pm
CCEDAR FALLS — With seven new coaches on staff, a new quarterback under center, and four Missouri Valley Football Conference teams besides UNI in the preseason top 25, one might think...
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Iowa hoops practicing at high level ahead of European trip

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 2, 2017 - 5:47pm
IOWA CITY — The chance to do game preparation in July isn’t all that common for college basketball teams, so Coach Fran McCaffery and the rest of Iowa’s men’s team have...
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Linn-Mar football teams from 80s, former coach Greg Purnell to be honored

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 2, 2017 - 5:06pm
MARION — A pair of events involving former Linn-Mar football coach Greg Purnell will be held the last weekend in August. The school will be honoring football teams from 1981 to 1987 at...
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5 questions for Iowa State football entering 2017

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 2, 2017 - 3:14pm
AMES — On the surface, the Iowa State football team finished another 3-9 campaign last year and missed a bowl game for the fourth straight season. Look a little closer, though, and you might...
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Logan Cook commits to the Hawkeyes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 2, 2017 - 2:18pm
IOWA CITY — Her father starred at the University of Iowa. Her brother is working his way through the ranks. And now, Logan Cook will follow them. A 6-foot-1 all-state forward from Iowa City...
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Photos from Iowa Open tennis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 2, 2017 - 10:33am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Baird Iowa Open tennis tournament wrapped up Sunday at Veterans Memorial Tennis Center with adults finals. Among the winners was Jose Marval of Cedar Rapids, who captured...
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