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Sister Jean holds a Final Four news conference and it’s ‘like Tom Brady at the Super Bowl’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2018 - 2:06pm
SAN ANTONIO — Of all the gatherings in all the rooms at all the 80 Final Fours to date, one of the most unforeseen came to pass Friday morning, when Media Breakout Room 3 filled to its walls...
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Work on Wapsipinicon will reduce flooding, aid wildlife

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2018 - 10:55am
Construction is expected to begin later this year on a project intended to reduce flood impacts and improve water quality in the Wapsipinicon River. “The main focus is flood control, which...
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Former Cyclone Georges Niang on ‘great’ path

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2018 - 10:27am
DALLAS — Georges Niang has been a two-way player for the Utah Jazz for just more than two months, and it’s been all positive for the former Iowa State standout. “It’s been...
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‘Honor the Game’ by setting good example

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2018 - 10:09am
Editor’s note: Nancy Justis is a former competitive swimmer and college sports information director. She is a partner with Outlier Creative Communications. By Nancy Justis,...
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Catching up with former Gazette-area preps

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2018 - 9:39am
Iowa college — Nathan Fitzgerald of Elkader (Central) is a member of the Central men’s track and field team, along with Tanner Rathje of Marion (Linn-Mar) and Steve Adkins of...
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Jefferson sprinters are fast, and motivated

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2018 - 9:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Jefferson J-Hawks hoped to do some big things at last year’s state track and field meet. Then, well, stuff happened. “Some stuff happened in the hotel (after...
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Despite injury misery, Marc McLaughlin leads the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders ... and well

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2018 - 5:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Daily 2 p.m. practice begins, and Marc McLaughlin assumes his usual position at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. It’s in a chair above center ice at one of the media...
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Ferentzes, neighbors ordered to court

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2018 - 2:46pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz and his wife have been ordered to appear in court, along with their neighbors, after a settlement in a lawsuit apparently fell...
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Drake names Darian DeVries men’s basketball coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2018 - 1:58pm
DES MOINES — Drake University Director of Athletics Brian Hardin today named Darian DeVries head men’s basketball coach. A veteran coach with experience in the Big East and Missouri...
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Iowa DH Chris Whelan comes back from Tommy John surgery with a flourish

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2018 - 1:22pm
IOWA CITY — Chris Whelan actually struck out. It came late in Wednesday night’s game against Bradley at Duane Banks Field and with the bases loaded. The biggest significance...
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Doubts raised if Russian wrestlers will make it to Iowa City for United World Wrestling World Cup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2018 - 12:29pm
IOWA CITY — While Iowa City prepares for a wrestling World Cup event next week expected to draw thousands from around the world, the Russian Foreign Ministry claims the United States is...
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UNI wants Loyola to take Valley to the top

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2018 - 10:06am
The Northern Iowa Panthers could have messed things up for their conference and America. The Panthers were tied with Loyola Chicago with seven minutes left in their Missouri Valley Conference...
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Xavier boys’ track team looks for better finish

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2018 - 9:49am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The 2018 boys’ track and field season and is in full force. The members of the Xavier team are looking to have an exciting year and to finish well at the state...
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Iowa baseball team walks off Bradley on Tyler Cropley grand slam

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 28, 2018 - 9:12pm
IOWA CITY — The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees would have proud of this one. A little envious, too. Iowa and Bradley played a nine-inning college baseball game Wednesday afternoon/evening...
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Maddy Ryan pitches in to help Coe sweep Cornell

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 28, 2018 - 8:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Whether it is the pitching circle or the batter’s box, Maddy Ryan is willing to step in either and contribute for her Coe softball teammates. She doesn’t have a...
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Kailee Smith pitches Drake to 3-1 win over Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 28, 2018 - 6:52pm
IOWA CITY — Kailee Smith dominated without overpowering. “I don’t strike out a lot of batters. I just work on my spin and lean on my defense,” she said after scattering...
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Fully healthy, Scott Schebler ready for good season with Cincinnati Reds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 28, 2018 - 3:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Scott Schebler is good to go. The Cincinnati Reds outfielder and Cedar Rapids Prairie grad had a breakout 2017 season sabotaged in early June by a left shoulder injury incurred...
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Front-office reshuffle could mean the end for the Cedar Rapids Rampage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 28, 2018 - 3:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The press conference had the same hopeful tone, the same optimism for the shiny new sports product coming to town. Nearly three years ago, Cedar Rapids Rampage General Manager...
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Hawkeyes embrace the spring grind

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 28, 2018 - 1:42pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa football is six months from counting, but you wouldn’t know that by the amount of clacks going on in the Hansen Performance Center on Wednesday morning. Iowa’s...
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Xavier’s Jon Lansing aims high on tennis court

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 28, 2018 - 12:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Hard work results in successful endings. This is something Cedar Rapids Xavier senior Jon Lansing knows well. Lansing and 2017 graduate Charlie Esker won the Class 1A...
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