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Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon, ISU’s Breece Hall and JaQuan Bailey announced FWAA 1st-team all-Americans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2020 - 1:18pm
Another day, another all-America honor for Daviyon Nixon and Breece Hall Nixon, Iowa’s junior defensive tackle, and Hall, Iowa State’s sophomore running back, have been named first-team...
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Daviyon Nixon goes pro, Zach VanValkenburg stays a Hawkeye

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2020 - 11:59am
Iowa junior defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon announced Wednesday that he is entering the 2021 NFL draft. Nixon had little if anything left to prove as a pro prospect, becoming a consensus first-team...
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UNI opens MVC women’s basketball play against Illinois State after COVID-19 forces schedule adjustments

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2020 - 11:15am
CEDAR FALLS — Due to COVID-19 cases within the Missouri State and Valparaiso women’s basketball programs Northern Iowa is now scheduled to play its back-to-back Missouri Valley...
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Iowa men's basketball is so much better when Luka Garza gets scoring help

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2020 - 10:55am
Some observations/factoids about the Iowa men’s basketball team and the Big Ten itself between the Hawkeyes’ 87-72 win over No. 19 Northwestern Tuesday and their game at No. 14 Rutgers...
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Iowa Hawkeyes, Jordan Bohannon bounce back with 87-72 win over Northwestern

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 29, 2020 - 9:42pm
Jordan Bohannon was the old Jordan Bohannon, and Iowa was the same old Iowa when it came to playing Northwestern. The 10th-ranked Hawkeyes got their fifth-straight men’s basketball win over...
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10 most memorable moments covering Iowa wrestling and other sports in 2020

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 29, 2020 - 9:31pm
2020 has been a year filled with memorable moments, while being one that many want to forget. High schools managed to finish winter sports, while most colleges were denied to compete in pinnacle...
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Iowa State football notes: Bowl prep is a little different this year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 29, 2020 - 9:12pm
AMES — The 2021 Fiesta Bowl isn’t just another bowl game for Iowa State — for a couple of reasons. First, it’s Iowa State’s first New Year’s Six bowl...
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Photos: Iowa men's basketball vs. Northwestern

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 29, 2020 - 9:04pm
#10 Iowa Hawkeyes beat #19 Northwestern Wildcats 87-72 in Big Ten Conference men’s basketball
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Luka Garza leads Luka Doncic by 1.1 points per game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 29, 2020 - 12:33pm
It’s possible the college basketball Player of the Year and the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2020-21 could both be named Luka. Possible, not probable. But possible. Betonline.ag has...
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Iowa’s Daviyon Nixon, ISU’s Breece Hall are TSN All-Americans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 29, 2020 - 10:28am
University of Iowa junior defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon and Iowa State running back Breece Hall were named first-team All-America by Sporting News on Tuesday. The Sporting News All-America team is...
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Say hello to our new Iowa football writer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 29, 2020 - 8:32am
Say hello to Leah. The last time I used this space to write about one of our staff members it was to say goodbye to Marc Morehouse. who spent more than 20 years covering University of Iowa football...
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Iowa State football: 5 things to know about Oregon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 28, 2020 - 9:56pm
AMES — The winner of the Pac-12 Conference championship game automatically qualified for the Fiesta Bowl, which will be Saturday in Glendale, Ariz. No. 25 Oregon (4-2), which will play No. 10...
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UNI men’s basketball bounces back in a big way against Missouri State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 28, 2020 - 9:51pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa flipped the script Monday night against Missouri State, running past the Bears, 85-75. After losing to the Bears (4-1, 1-1) by 20 a day prior, the Panthers (2-5,...
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Northwestern vs. Iowa men’s basketball glance: Time, TV, live stream, team data

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 28, 2020 - 7:50pm
What: No. 19 Northwestern (7-1, 3-0 Big Ten) at No. 10 Iowa (7-2, 1-1) in men’s basketball When/where: 8:07 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena TV: BTN (Kevin Kugler, Jess Settles) Live stream: Fox...
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Iowa’s Alaric Jackson officially says he’s moving on to NFL, Hawkeyes pick up UNI transfer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 28, 2020 - 5:35pm
This one is not a surprise. Iowa offensive tackle Alaric Jackson said Monday via Instagram that he will not be returning to the University of Iowa and will prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Jackson is...
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This is not a misprint: First-place Northwestern plays Hawkeyes Tuesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 28, 2020 - 2:20pm
Unlikely as it may have seemed not many days ago, the bigger pregame story of Tuesday night’s Northwestern-Iowa men’s basketball game is the Wildcats, not the Hawkeyes. Northwestern is...
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Mock girls basketball regional brackets for 2020-21

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 28, 2020 - 1:33pm
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is expected to release its 2021 girls basketball regional pairings sometime in January. In the meantime, here are our mock brackets, through all games played...
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Iowa State’s Austin Gomez retires from wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 28, 2020 - 11:57am
AMES — Instead of stepping back on the mat, Iowa State’s Austin Gomez is stepping away from competition. Gomez and the school announced Monday he will medically retire from wrestling...
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Owls of winter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 28, 2020 - 11:06am
Despite Iowa’s lowest bird diversity in the winter months, there are many hidden treasures still to be found. Owl diversity is at its height during the coldest months. In fact, all of...
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Iowa's Daviyon Nixon, Iowa State's Breece Hall are AP first-team All-Americans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 28, 2020 - 10:36am
Iowa State and Iowa are well-represented on Associated Press’ 2020 All-America football teams. Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon and ISU running back Breece Hall are on the first team. Nixon...
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