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Ranking Iowa’s 2017 football games (Part 2 of 2)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 2, 2017 - 8:34am
One month from today. That’s when Iowa’s football season starts. One month. One. Yesterday, I began ranking the 12 games on the Hawkeyes’ schedule, starting with the...
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Passed ball in 11th gives Kernels an 8-7 win over Clinton

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 1, 2017 - 9:56pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A passed ball in the 11th inning, of all things, officially won it Tuesday night. Travis Blankenhorn’s triple into the right-field corner with two outs in the ninth tied...
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Showcase summer basketball league finds success among Eastern Iowa high school hoopers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 1, 2017 - 9:07pm
WALKER — The AAU basketball circuit dominates the summer months, with thousands of high school kids traveling to play in basketball tournaments all across the country. But AAU can get...
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Former Linn-Mar prep Marcus Paige signs 2-way NBA deal with Charlotte Hornets

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 1, 2017 - 6:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Linn-Mar prep Marcus Paige has signed a two-way contract with the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, the Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday. A point guard from the...
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Georges Niang, Naz Mitrou-Long, Monte Morris weigh in on overhauled Iowa State basketball roster

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 1, 2017 - 4:08pm
AMES — When Georges Niang and Naz Mitrou-Long arrived five years ago, they wanted to leave their marks on Iowa State basketball. The wins, of course, would take care of their legacy. But they...
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Four Downs, previewing Iowa football 2017 — The Links

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 1, 2017 - 2:00pm
Camp started last weekend, so it’s time to begin wondering about how this is all going to work for Iowa football this season. Iowa players will move up and down the depth chart during camp. By...
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Cedar Rapids Rampage United boosted by year-round chemistry in 9-win PLA campaign

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 1, 2017 - 10:45am
CEDAR RAPIDS — For the second year in a row, the outdoor soccer season ended one step from the championship match for the Cedar Rapids Rampage United. While Saturday’s 2-1 Premier...
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Ranking Iowa’s 2017 football games (Part 1 of 2)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 1, 2017 - 10:21am
As this is published, Iowa’s football season starts in a month and a day. Time flies, eh? Well, enjoy August. The Internet is full of a lot of things, and lists are certainly among them....
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All-state baseball 2017: Beckman's Riley LeGrand captain of INA Class 2A team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 31, 2017 - 11:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Riley LeGrand was just grand for Team Jenk this season and has been rewarded for it. The senior infielder from Dyersville Beckman is the captain of the Class 2A all-state...
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Four Downs: Iowa's 2017 Special Teams

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 31, 2017 - 10:17pm
Taking a look at the 2017 Hawkeyes. We’re on special teams today, a subject that Kirk Ferentz gave a lot of thought to during the offseason. Returning punters — Colten Rastetter (6-2,...
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5 questions for UNI football entering the 2017 season

CEDAR FALLS — After falling short of expectations last season and going through yet another offseason of coaching staff turnover, the Northern Iowa football team has a number of questions to...
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'Changeup Charlie' Barnes fares well in Cedar Rapids Kernels debut

CEDAR RAPIDS — One of the main Twin Cities newspaper beat writers for the Minnesota Twins has referred to him as “Changeup Charlie,” which fits Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Charlie...
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Springville kicks off Week 0 football practices

SPRINGVILLE — The Iowa high school football season officially starts next Monday, when teams across the state can host their first official practices of 2017. A few teams, though, get a...
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Watch: ‘Inside Track’ catches up with IMCA Modified racer Joel Rust

Inside Track Live presented by Albert Auto Service welcomed IMCA Modified driver Joel Rust this week to discuss his season so far and what it’s like racing against a legend for a...
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IMCA racer Jeremiah Hurst back at the track, eager to race again

DUBUQUE — Ask any dedicated racer, and they’ll tell you: watching your car race without you is tantamount to torture. Dubuque driver Jeremiah Hurst, who was sidelined from racing last...
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Gerdin family gives again to support University of Iowa student athletes

IOWA CITY — Fifteen years after giving $5 million to the University of Iowa for what would become the Gerdin Athletic Learning Center, the Ann Gerdin family is doing it again — giving...
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Big Ten releases women’s basketball matchups

IOWA CITY — The 2017-18 Big Ten women’s basketball schedule figures to be both attractive and favorable for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes (20-14 overall, 8-8 Big Ten last season) will...
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Iowa State’s Matt Campbell sees progress after revamping summer football workouts

AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell took the opportunity to make some changes this summer in how his players trained. Even through the offseason conditioning and one day of fall...
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Iowa hoops announces 2017-18 Big Ten opponents

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - July 31, 2017 - 12:06pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa men’s basketball team got one more step in figuring out its 2017-18 schedule on Monday. Iowa and the Big Ten announced opponents for the upcoming season’s...
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Donovan Jackson ready to be an Iowa State men's basketball leader

WEST DES MOINES — Things will be different, and the approach the Iowa State men’s basketball team makes this offseason has to reflect that. The void left by the likes of Monte Morris,...
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