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Iowa’s 2020 football schedule: Omigosh, this is strange

8 hours 49 min ago
You wake up to learn the Iowa Hawkeyes have a new 2020 football schedule that starts in a month, and so many thoughts and questions spring to mind. How many tickets will the Hawkeyes sell? Who gets...
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Iowa football schedule: Hawkeyes open Big Ten season on Sept. 5

13 hours 1 min ago
The Hawkeyes will open the COVID-19 football season in Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 5, the Big Ten released this morning. The league unveiled a 10-game conference-only schedule on the Big Ten Network on...
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Big-time track and field coming to Iowa in 2020

13 hours 16 min ago
It’s been a while — too long, actually — since I filled this space with some random news or thoughts on aforementioned random news. So the best way for a return is to take a look...
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Cedar Rapids area high school football teams embrace precautions in return to camp

August 4, 2020 - 10:17pm
The first official day of high school football practice in Iowa is next week. Players and coaches have an early chance to get acclimated to a season impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Programs are...
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American Iron Racing Series in Iowa features ‘just a bunch of old guys’ in old cars

August 4, 2020 - 4:23pm
VINTON — The American Iron Racing Series, which travels Eastern Iowa and southern Wisconsin each summer, could easily borrow Mark Twain’s quote on age. “Wrinkles should merely...
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Photos: Rotary Pribyl Junior Golf Classic

August 4, 2020 - 4:05pm
The second round of the Rotary Pribyl Junior Golf Classic at Cedar Rapids Country Club
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Eventually, quarterback Spencer Petras will drive the Iowa offense

August 4, 2020 - 4:02pm
Let’s allow ourselves to pretend for a moment. Let’s pretend there will be a college football season. And, yes, the news there is bleak. Ohio State announced last week it will play host...
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Kevin Ault, Rob Dickerman win Cedar Rapids men’s golf City Am titles

August 4, 2020 - 3:53pm
The Cedar Rapids Men’s Amateur Golf tournament crowned its Open and Senior division winners Sunday at Ellis Golf Course. Kevin Ault, an obsolete parts buyer for Collins Aerospace who golfed...
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Chris James enjoys family, basketball and, of course, golfing

August 4, 2020 - 3:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — To many, Chris James has his priorities in the right order. James is a husband, father, teacher and coach. He also is a very good golfer. A third grade teacher at...
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Tim Rose enjoys racing for his dad

August 4, 2020 - 9:43am
COLUMBUS JUNCTION — Weekly races will continue to be held each Friday night at Columbus Junction Speedway through Aug 30. But last Saturday night, the dirt track hosted nothing but vintage...
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Depth, talent, experience — now all Iowa men’s basketball needs is a season

August 4, 2020 - 8:48am
With Luka Garza back, it’s time to believe in Iowa as a national championship contender. That was the headline of a story on ESPN.com Monday morning. From the Really, Really Obvious...
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Big 12 plans for 9-conference, 1-nonconference game football schedules in 2020

August 3, 2020 - 7:53pm
AMES — College football schedules have been in flux since the Big Ten was the first conference to announce a conference-only schedule for the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. When other...
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MLB cancels White Sox-Cardinals game scheduled next week for “Field Of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville

August 3, 2020 - 3:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They have built it, but no one will come. At least not this summer. Major League Baseball has cancelled next week’s game between the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis...
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Iowa high school sports in the summer of COVID-19 brought mixed emotions

August 3, 2020 - 9:51am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Our family huddled together in silence and uncertainty. We had discussed this moment many times during the idle spring, but it didn’t seem to help now that it had...
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Blairstown’s Drew Nickell even more helpful after auto racing title

August 3, 2020 - 8:53am
CEDAR RAPIDS — You can talk or you can take action. Blairstown native and local racecar driver Drew Nickell chooses the latter when it comes to building the sport he loves. “I got that...
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Kayaking a great water workout

August 3, 2020 - 8:47am
Boating is popular summer activity, whether you are tubing or skiing or simply heading out on a lake or river to find a bit of sand or “party cove” to park and enjoy fresh air and, from...
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A fishing trip on the wild side

August 2, 2020 - 6:14pm
My waders dated back to the 1980s and my fishing vest was purchased at Long’s Sports Shop in Eau Claire, Wisc., around 1961. The fly rod and reel were recent vintage. My polarized glasses and...
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Photos: Men’s City Am at Ellis Park Golf Course

August 2, 2020 - 3:58pm
Players competed in the final round of the men’s City Am tournament at Ellis Park Golf Course in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, August 2. 2020. Rob Dickerman won among the senior entrants, while...
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Cedar Rapids native Mitch Keller placed on IL by Pittsburgh Pirates

August 2, 2020 - 2:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Pitcher Mitch Keller of Cedar Rapids was removed in the third inning of his start Saturday night for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field and has been...
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Luka Garza stays with Iowa basketball for senior season

August 2, 2020 - 11:15am
Luka Garza, the choice for the 2019-20 men’s basketball National Player of the Year honors by six national media outlets after last season, is remaining an Iowa Hawkeye. On Sunday, the...
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