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Iowa State’s Mike Warren using ‘tough times’ last season as motivation

AMES — Mike Warren subscribes to the idea that you finish what you start. His sophomore season with the Iowa State football team didn’t go as planned, and it was a source of...
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Iowa hoops: Making the Grade, Big Ten Week 10

If the Iowa men’s basketball team makes the NCAA Tournament, the last two weeks — and this coming one in Washington, D.C. — will be a significant reason why. Coach Fran...
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Iowa’s Peter Jok named First Team All-Big Ten

IOWA CITY — The Big Ten Conference’s scoring leader is a First Team All-Big Ten player. Iowa guard Peter Jok was named among the Big Ten’s five best on Monday, joining conference...
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Richard Pitino didn’t out-coach Fran McCaffery, and vice versa

OK, this isn’t an Iowa writer saying Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery should have been the Big Ten men’s basketball Coach of the Year. But it is an Iowa writer saying you could make an argument...
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Monday’s boys’ state basketball roundup

DES MOINES — Joe Smoldt wasn’t the usual Joe Smoldt on Monday afternoon at the boys’ state basketball tournament. But he was still pretty good. Good enough, anyway, to help...
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North Linn finally gets a close game, handles it well

DES MOINES — You wondered how they’d react to a close game. They kind of did, too. But these kids did fine Monday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena. Just fine. “We’re young, so...
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Iowa State’s Monte Morris earns All-American honors

AMES — Monte Morris continues to stack up postseason accolades. Iowa State’s senior point guard garnered third-team All-America honors from USA Today and NBCSports.com on...
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Iowa State’s Jacob Park adding to QB skills

AMES — Intangibles of a quarterback are almost as important as the on-field performance. Iowa State’s Jacob Park has all the physical tools, and really grew into his role as the starter...
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Podcast: Community Corner sits down with Team 99 Counties

Gazette Sports Editor JR Ogden sits down with Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford to discuss their attempt to run across each of Iowa's 99 counties. They are nearing completion...
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All-state girls' basketball: Honor leaves Xavier's Lexi Noonan 'in shock'

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 6, 2017 - 12:17pm
DES MOINES — For some, an all-state honor is an anticlimatic formality. Then, there’s Lexi Noonan. “I’m in shock,” the Cedar Rapids Xavier senior said after learning...
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A 10-8 Big Ten mark guarantees Hawkeyes zip

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 6, 2017 - 10:15am
Iowa has winning left to do if it is to be admitted into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Just how much winning, who knows? But it obviously has to start Thursday against Indiana. Lose to...
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Monday at the Iowa boys' state basketball tournament: Live stream, schedule, scores

The 2017 Iowa high school boys’ state basketball tournament tips off Monday with Class 1A quarterfinals and a pair of games in 2A. You can watch the games via the Iowa High School Sports...
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Iowa football recruiting: Offensive linemen

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 5, 2017 - 10:30pm
Iowa — Kirk Ferentz, Chris Doyle, Brian Ferentz and, now, Tim Polasek — can and always will be able to "make" offensive linemen. Kirk Ferentz coached the position at Iowa for nine years...
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Taylor Lujan leads 7 UNI Panthers headed to NCAA wrestling

CEDAR FALLS — As Taylor Lujan came off the mat, he cracked a bit of a smile. The 174-pound Northern Iowa wrestler had just won an individual title against Northern Illinois’ Trace...
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Iowa's Thomas Gilman and Sam Brooks capture Big Ten wrestling titles

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Iowa’s Thomas Gilman and Sam Brooks provided nice bookend final-round victories. Gilman finally grabbed conference gold in his second finals appearance in three...
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Iowa fifth-year senior Topher Carton earns NCAA berth

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — University of Iowa’s Topher Carton turned the Hawkeyes’ cheering section and briefly pumped two fists in the air. The reaction was a little different the...
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Desmond King’s 2017 might be as cool as his 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The 2015 season was just better than the 2016 for everyone Iowa, including defensive back Desmond King. Let’s face it, it was going to be extremely difficult of the...
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Hlas: Peter Jok goes from empty half to full heart

IOWA CITY — Peter Jok was irritated. It wasn’t from being benched after he picked up his second foul in Sunday’s Penn State-Iowa basketball game with 15:25 left in the first half....
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Iowa's Dale Jones gets his Senior Day moment

IOWA CITY — Star-crossed is probably the best way to describe the basketball career of Iowa senior Dale Jones. The Waterloo native has dealt with multiple ACL tears — one in junior...
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North Linn’s Jake Hilmer is the king of dish

TROY MILLS — Jake Hilmer just won’t do it. He refuses. He loves his baby sister, Jori. Loves holding her and playing with her. But when it comes to changing diapers, that’s where...
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