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North Texas ‘got a little worn down’ by Iowa

September 16, 2017 - 8:03pm
IOWA CITY — Headed into Saturday’s game, North Texas head coach Seth Littrell said the Air Raid offense his team runs can either level the playing field against Power 5 opponents, or it...
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Hlas: Weird and tedious game, but Iowa Hawkeyes prevail

September 16, 2017 - 7:55pm
IOWA CITY — George Will, columnist, commentator, author and baseball guy, wrote the following for Newsweek in 1976: “Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst things about...
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Iowa tight ends impact North Texas game at opportune times

September 16, 2017 - 7:40pm
IOWA CITY — Two of Iowa’s four touchdowns in Saturday’s 31-14 win against North Texas came from Hawkeye tight ends. Both were interesting plays — but for very different...
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Iowa 31, North Texas 14 — Mostly taking care of business mostly

September 16, 2017 - 7:34pm
IOWA CITY — Nobody every really says exactly what they mean in these postgames. So Parker Hesse’s tone said a lot. The junior defensive lineman still had the game eyes going when he...
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No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier volleyball cranking up the defense for season's second half

September 16, 2017 - 7:26pm
MARION — As the prep volleyball season nears the midway point, Cedar Rapids Xavier identified a vital ingredient if the Saints are to retain their No. 1 ranking in Class 4A. Now is the time to...
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Iowa football Game Report: Hawkeyes 31, North Texas 14

September 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
PLAY OF THE GAME The Setup — The Hawkeyes had a 10-7 lead late in the first half. They had the ball at North Texas’ 47 with a first down and around two minutes left on the clock. In his...
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Watch: Kirk Ferentz, Iowa players on win over North Texas

September 16, 2017 - 6:53pm
Hear from Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz (above) and eight players (below) after the Hawkeyes’ 31-14 victory over North Texas on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa is 3-0 and hosts No. 5 Penn State...
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Grade Iowa football's win over North Texas

September 16, 2017 - 5:29pm
The final score (31-14) shows a 17-point margin, but getting there wasn’t as easy as expected for the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0) at home Saturday against North Texas (1-2). Now is your chance to...
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Iowa State football notes: Joel Lanning coming ‘into his own’ at linebacker

September 16, 2017 - 4:51pm
AKRON, Ohio — The scrapes up and down his arm and across the side of his neck are a sign things are different. Iowa State senior Joel Lanning really is a linebacker. “I felt a lot more...
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Iowa State football not satisfied with 41-14 win at Akron

September 16, 2017 - 3:51pm
AKRON, Ohio — If you do a surface-level examination of the Iowa State football team, it had a pretty good day against Akron. It crossed the 40-point threshold in its third-straight game to...
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The Walk Through — North Texas at Iowa

September 16, 2017 - 12:57pm
FWIW, Max Cooper’s current haircut is way more “Sunshine” than C.J. Beathard’s every was. With his longest hair, Beathard was more Skynyrd. Just in my opinion. Listening to...
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Iowa football vs. North Texas: Live updates, How to watch

September 16, 2017 - 10:13am
The Iowa Hawkeyes return to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday for their final non-conference game before Big Ten play kicks off, hosting the Mean Green of North Texas. Refresh this page throughout the...
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Swift Gage Hazen-Fabor leads explosive Williamsburg to 4-0 start

September 16, 2017 - 8:20am
At 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, you won’t confuse Gage Hazen-Fabor with a bruising power back. “He’s not going to run you over,” Williamsburg football coach Curt Ritchie said....
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Watch: Week 3 college football picks and analysis on On Iowa Gameday

September 16, 2017 - 7:55am
Coming off an overtime thriller, how will Iowa and Iowa State respond as double-digit favorites this week? Marc Morehouse, Mike Hlas and Jeremiah Davis make their picks on On Iowa Gameday, plus...
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UNI focused on slowing down Southern Utah QB Patrick Tyler

September 16, 2017 - 12:00am
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa’s game against Southern Utah at 7 p.m. Saturday night represents the closest thing to normalcy on its three-game non-conference schedule. Iowa State, a...
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Week 4 high school football roundup: Xavier cruises past Charles City

September 15, 2017 - 9:55pm
Quinn Schulte passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more as Cedar Rapids Xavier blanked Charles City, 50-0, Friday night in a high school football game in Charles City. Schulte completed 6 of...
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Balanced West Delaware too much for Center Point-Urbana

September 15, 2017 - 9:49pm
CENTER POINT — West Delaware ended Center Point-Urbana’s early unbeaten run, 33-8, in Class 3A, District 4 action Friday night. The Hawks were led by bruising junior running back Caleb...
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Cyclocross fans praise ‘super hard’ course: World Cup races in Iowa City draw fans, big TV audience

September 15, 2017 - 6:05pm
IOWA CITY — The annual Jingle Cross cyclocross race in Iowa City has come a long way since its inception in 2004. Founded by John Meehan, a pediatric surgeon, the Christmas-themed bike race...
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Former Postville prep Riley Brockway excels as receiver at Wartburg

September 15, 2017 - 5:23pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He’s not one to internally keep track of his stats during a game. So Riley Brockway didn’t really know he had a career game for Wartburg last week. “I’m...
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Jinaya Houston taking leave of absence from Iowa women's basketball

September 15, 2017 - 1:17pm
IOWA CITY — In a University of Iowa release Friday, Hawkeyes women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder said that freshman Jinaya Houston will be taking time away from basketball to deal with...
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