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Fun Facts: Buckeyes-Hawkeyes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2017 - 9:08am
Ohio State and Iowa. Neither team scored a point in last season’s College Football Playoff semifinals, but at least the Hawkeyes had an excuse. They weren’t in the CFP semis. Here are...
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Jefferson lands 3 on all-Metro first team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2017 - 8:07am
State qualifiers Cedar Rapids Jefferson (three), Linn-Mar (two) and Cedar Rapids Xavier (one) accounted for six of the eight first-team selections on the all-Metro volleyball team, released...
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No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier volleyball brings confidence, a target into state tournament

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 9:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A lofty ranking has placed a target squarely on the back of the Cedar Rapids Xavier volleyball team all season long. The Saints will officially get the chance to back it...
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Carly Spies regaining form, helps Linn-Mar return to state volleyball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 9:05pm
MARION — It’s been a slow, steady climb back to health for Linn-Mar’s Carly Spies this volleyball season. The 6-foot-2 senior underwent foot surgery over the summer and has been...
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Iowa high school state volleyball tournament pairings: 5A, 4A, 3A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 8:53pm
The Iowa high school state volleyball tournament is a week away, and teams in Classes 5A, 4A and 3A punched their tickets to the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids with regional victories...
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson sweeps Johnston, ends 20-year state volleyball drought

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 8:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Yeah, they had it covered. Cedar Rapids Jefferson snagged its first state-tournament berth in 20 years, brushing aside Johnston in straight sets (25-16, 25-19, 25-16) in a Class...
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5 Things: Iowa football vs. Ohio State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 7:26pm
The shine on the Floyd of Rosedale should carry Iowa through at least a couple days. Well, at least until the Hawkeyes start looking at film to prepare for what’s coming to Kinnick Stadium on...
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UNI offense got out of sync in loss to North Dakota State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 6:35pm
CEDAR FALLS — Before Saturday, Northern Iowa’s previous two games had all three phases, offense, defense and special teams contributing and in sync. Outside of the first half on...
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Area football capsules: The quarterfinals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 2:56pm
Capsules on area football playoff quarterfinals (all kickoffs, 7 p.m.): CLASS 4A No. 6 CEDAR FALLS (9-1) at No. 1 IOWA CITY WEST (10-0) * How they got here — Cedar Falls pulled away in the...
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C.R.’s Mitch Keller selected for Arizona Fall League all-star game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 2:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Cedar Rapids Xavier prep Mitch Keller has been selected to play in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Star Game. The 12th edition of the game is Saturday at 7 p.m. at...
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Iowa State football notes: Next man up on offensive line with Bryce Meeker out

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 2:10pm
AMES — Iowa State has had a relatively injury-free football season so far. Players have had a few bumps and bruises but no serious injuries. On Saturday, offensive tackle Bryce Meeker went...
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Small-but-mighty Starmont seeks state volleyball return

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 1:07pm
When the Starmont Stars look across the net, they invariably look up at their opponents. “That’s the way it has always been with this group,” Starmont Coach Robert Goedken said....
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Cedar Rapids Titans to name Marvin McNutt general manager, Billy Back head coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 12:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A flurry of free-agent signings signaled change was afoot for the Cedar Rapids Titans. Five members of the 2017 Wichita Falls Nighthawks have signed to play for the Titans in...
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Tomi Taiwo rounds out Iowa's senior recruiting class

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 11:12am
IOWA CITY — The final piece is in place for the University of Iowa women’s basketball recruiting class of 2018. Tomi Taiwo, a 5-foot-10 guard from Carmel, Ind., committed to the Hawkeyes...
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Dilly, dilly! B1G’s best plays Hawkeyes Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2017 - 10:29am
The Big Ten had its Game of the Year Saturday. Ohio State 39, Penn State 38. Reportedly, it was exciting. Which brings us to this week’s Big Ten performance rankings. 1. Ohio State (5-0 Big...
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Iowa football reveals alternate uniforms for blackout game vs. Ohio State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2017 - 7:39pm
Alternate uniforms were a matter of when, not if, for an Iowa football game this season. Sunday night, we found out when: the Hawkeyes will wear “blackout” uniforms for Saturday’s...
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Junior guard from Ohio commits to Iowa women's basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2017 - 5:26pm
IOWA CITY — For Gabbie Marshall, the third visit was the charm. A 5-foot-9 junior guard from Mason, Ohio, Marshall gave an oral commitment Sunday to play for the University of Iowa...
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Legendary Dyersville Beckman Tom Jenk Jr. loses battle with brain cancer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2017 - 4:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Legendary Dyersville Beckman baseball coach Tom Jenk Jr. died Sunday, losing his battle with brain cancer. Jenk, who was 64, didn’t lose much in a career that included...
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Iowa State’s focus narrows as games get bigger

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2017 - 2:23pm
AMES – Iowa State is a consensus top-20 football team eight games into the season. The Cyclones are 6-2 overall and 4-1 in Big 12 play. They checked in at No. 16 in the coaches poll and No. 14...
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Hlas: Ames-to-Dallas caravan in December?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2017 - 12:02pm
Remember when we were younger, and the best-case scenario we saw for Iowa State football this season was winning enough games (six) to become bowl-eligible. Me, neither. Where does one begin to wrap...
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