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Purdue has some fun at Iowa's expense

November 18, 2017 - 7:37pm
IOWA CITY — Earlier this week, Purdue Coach Jeff Brohm said he has tried to make this year fun for his football team. Despite six losses — four of which were one-score games — and...
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Purdue 24, Iowa 15 — Season-maker for the Boilermakers

November 18, 2017 - 7:29pm
IOWA CITY — When Matt VandeBerg fumbled a punt in the fourth quarter he returned to the sideline with one coach offering a hand slap while quarterback Nate Stanley threw an arm around...
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On to FCS playoffs for UNI football after rout of Indiana State

November 18, 2017 - 7:09pm
CEDAR FALLS — With a trip to the FCS playoffs on the line and backup quarterback Colton Howell making the start for an injured Eli Dunne, Northern Iowa made easy work of Indiana State in its...
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Iowa football Game Report: Purdue 24, Hawkeyes 15

November 18, 2017 - 6:35pm
News, notes, grades and more from Iowa's 24-15 loss to Purdue on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.   Play of the game The Setup — Officially, the wind clocked 20 mph out of the northwest. Iowa won...
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Watch: Kirk Ferentz, Iowa players on loss to Purdue

November 18, 2017 - 6:25pm
Postgame video from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz (above) and five Hawkeyes (playlist below) after Saturday’s 24-15 loss to Purdue at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa is now 6-5 overall and 3-5 in the Big...
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Iowa State football sets records, survives at Baylor

November 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
AMES — A record-breaking day nearly ended in disaster for Iowa State on Saturday. Allen Lazard broke Todd Blythe’s career receiving yards record and David Montgomery broke the 1,000-yard...
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UNI men’s basketball warms up for Battle 4 Atlantis by cruising past Chicago State

November 18, 2017 - 1:28pm
CEDAR FALLS — A 13-0 run to begin the game set the tone for Northern Iowa men’s basketball’s dominant 82-44 win over Chicago State Saturday afternoon at McLeod Center. After that...
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Iowa football vs. Purdue: Live updates, Highlights

November 18, 2017 - 12:30pm
It’s Senior Day at Kinnick Stadium as the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-4, 3-4) host the Purdue Boilermakers (4-6, 2-5) in the penultimate regular-season game. Refresh this page throughout the game for...
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Hlas: Lid won’t stay on Boilers much longer

November 18, 2017 - 9:20am
The three most-common point totals in Big Ten football games this season are 24, 17 and 10. Eleven times, teams have scored exactly 24 points in a Big Ten conference game. They landed on 17 on 10...
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Xavier opens girls' basketball season with a convincing win

November 17, 2017 - 9:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Xavier Saints didn’t stand still, didn’t stand pat. Not when the ball was bouncing off the rim. And not when it was in the hands of their point guard. Class 4A...
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Iowa State holds off Tulsa to reach Puerto Rico Tip-Off final

November 17, 2017 - 8:37pm
Nick Weiler-Babb came close to recording a triple-double and Iowa State hung on after seeing a 16-point, second-half lead nearly evaporate to beat Tulsa 80-78 Friday night in a Puerto Rico Tip-Off...
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Video: First female drum major for the Hawkeye Marching Band since 1940s takes attention in stride

November 17, 2017 - 8:09pm
It may be a surprise to Analisa Iole, but people have taken notice of her presence as the drum major for the Iowa Hawkeyes Marching Band. Even though Iole, a human physiology major from...
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Watch: Week 12 college football picks on On Iowa Gameday, including Iowa-Purdue

November 17, 2017 - 8:04pm
Iowa is a 7.5 point favorite for Senior Day against Purdue at Kinnick Stadium. After an unusual two weeks that saw the Hawkeyes beat Ohio State 55-24 before losing at Wisconsin, 38-14, what’s...
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Hawkeye Marching Band leader directs his swan song

November 17, 2017 - 7:39pm
IOWA CITY — Among all the saxophone players in the 260-person University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band, Melissa Myers assumed she’d be just another bobbing yellow plume. She, like many...
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New names, ‘no drama’ for Iowa wrestling in sweep at Iowa City Duals

November 17, 2017 - 5:19pm
IOWA CITY – Kaleb Young exemplifies the mental makeup of the new-look Iowa wrestling team. After narrowly missing a spot atop the lineup at 174 pounds, the redshirt freshman stepped in for the...
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Iowa women's basketball making hay at the free-throw line

November 17, 2017 - 3:58pm
IOWA CITY — The sample size still is relatively small, but the numbers jump off a stats page. Iowa’s free-throw rate — in terms of both volume and accuracy — is...
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3 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders selected for U.S. team at World Junior ‘A’ Challenge hockey tournament

November 17, 2017 - 3:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Three members of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have been selected to be part of a United States team participating in December’s World Junior ‘A’ Challenge...
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Watch: Deflected pass leads to crazy Van Meter touchdown against Regina in 1A state football championship

November 17, 2017 - 3:05pm
In terms of turning points in a football game, the one in Friday’s Class 1A state championship between Van Meter and Iowa City Regina was particularly memorable. Up 7-0 in the second...
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UNI football can’t afford to take winless Indiana State lightly in regular-season finale

November 17, 2017 - 2:42pm
CEDAR FALLS — With two sub-.500 opponents lined up to cap their regular season schedule, the red carpet was essentially rolled out for Northern Iowa to make its way into the 24-team FCS...
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Iowa high school girls' basketball rankings: Marion, North Linn, Springville start season at No. 1

November 17, 2017 - 1:26pm
Three area teams begin the season at the top of their respective classes in the first girls’ basketball rankings, released Friday afternoon by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic...
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