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Iowa State QB Kyle Kempt is always calm, cool and collected

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 11, 2017 - 10:21pm
AMES — Not even Kyle Kempt could believe how calm he was on Saturday as he took the field at then-No. 3 Oklahoma. The backup quarterback was thrust into the spotlight when starter Jacob Park...
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Iowa's defense crunches some numbers, working on others

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 11, 2017 - 5:31pm
IOWA CITY — It’s kind of amazing how coaches can zoom in on the one thing that irritates the headphones off them. Three weeks ago at Kinnick Stadium, you saw Penn State running back...
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Iowa athletics brought in $115 million in 2017

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 11, 2017 - 3:57pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Board of Regents released its annual fiscal report for 2017 on Wednesday, including those for the athletic departments of the three state schools. The University of Iowa...
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Iowa football will be more Hawkeye-like when running game hits

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 11, 2017 - 3:41pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa football has been very Iowa football-like the first half of the 2017 season. Defensively, the Hawkeyes (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) are 25th in the nation in keeping points off the...
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Volleyball conference-tournament week is in full swing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 11, 2017 - 12:19pm
There weren’t many moments of reckoning during Center Point-Urbana’s run to the Wamac Conference West Division title. The Stormin’ Pointers faced a big one in preliminary play of...
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What can't Joel Lanning do? His Iowa State teammates deliberate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 11, 2017 - 12:18pm
AMES — Iowa State middle linebacker Joel Lanning has become a national story after playing in three phases of Saturday’s Big 12 football win at then-No. 3 Oklahoma. The Cyclone senior...
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Joe Yegge steps down as Prairie softball coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 11, 2017 - 10:24am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Joe Yegge took the Cedar Rapids Prairie program to unprecedented heights. “Every coach says they want to leave a program in a better spot than when they started, and I...
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Prep volleyball Super Ten

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 11, 2017 - 9:51am
The Gazette’s area volleyball Super Ten, through Tuesday, Oct. 10: 1. CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON Record: 32-5. MVC Mississippi: 6-0. Streak: Won 4. Previous: 1st. Up next: at Mississippi Valley...
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Warriors ready for swimming’s postseason run

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 11, 2017 - 9:41am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Megan Lewis always has a plan at the start of each season. The veteran Cedar Rapids Washington girls’ swimming coach always wants to have her team functioning as...
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Landon Cassill out at Front Row Motorsports after 2017

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 10, 2017 - 6:12pm
Landon Cassill has been in this position before. Unfortunately, that position on Tuesday was uncertainty, and for now, no ride in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the end of this...
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State-qualifying assignments released

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 10, 2017 - 5:51pm
The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released state-qualifying meet assignments for next Thursday, Oct. 19. The top three teams and top 15 individuals...
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Carleton looks to lead Cyclones

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 10, 2017 - 5:30pm
AMES — Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly doesn’t have to look up to know who’s in the gym when he’s in his office and he hears the ball bouncing...
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Area prep football capsules, Week 8

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 10, 2017 - 3:51pm
Area football capsules for Week 8: WEST DELAWARE at MARION * Time and site — 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Thomas Park Field * Records and rankings — No. 8 West Delaware is 6-1 overall, 5-0...
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Xavier volleyball striving to improve

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 10, 2017 - 1:22pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the Xavier volleyball team is looking to use every opportunity available to get better. After winning the Dubuque...
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Prep football playoff projections

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 10, 2017 - 10:08am
The following are Iowa high school football playoff projections, through games played in Week 7. Future results, both win/loss and margin, are projected solely on BC Moore rankings. Pairings were...
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Gary Barta to take medical leave for cancer treatment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 10, 2017 - 10:07am
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta will take a leave of absence to undergo treatment for prostate cancer, the UI confirmed Tuesday morning. “Gary Barta will...
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Linn-Mar announces Kyle Rodenkirk will be new head baseball coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 9, 2017 - 9:05pm
Linn-Mar has filled its baseball head coaching position, leaving Cedar Rapids Jefferson with a new opening. Kyle Rodenkirk will be Linn-Mar’s new head baseball coach, according to a Twitter...
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What UNI football has to fix as the schedule gets even tougher

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 9, 2017 - 8:17pm
CEDAR FALLS — After a heartbreaking 38-29 loss to Western Illinois on Saturday, Northern Iowa (2-3, 1-1) is facing an all-too-familiar situation. The Panthers will need to win at least four of...
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5 Things: Iowa football bye week edition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 9, 2017 - 7:15pm
It’s the bye week, and like most everyone, the Iowa football team can use it to get some guys healthy and address more than a few issues. The Hawkeyes enter at 4-2 and 1-2 in the Big Ten after...
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Iowa State football notes: How will the Cyclones handle quarterback moving forward?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 9, 2017 - 4:09pm
AMES — When Iowa State’s depth chart was released Monday morning, it read Kyle Kempt or Jacob Park at the starting quarterback position. Coach Matt Campbell reiterated at his Monday...
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