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Hlastradamus: Hawkeyes bounce back against Boilers

November 16, 2017 - 9:56am
Hey, Hlastradamus is back. The prophet will understand if you don’t pelt him with roses and chocolates. Picking Iowa to cover at Wisconsin last week wasn’t the most-clairvoyant thing he...
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Out of a coaching job after his school closes, Waukon’s Chad Beermann lands on his feet

November 15, 2017 - 9:32pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He’s not necessarily one of those people who believes everything happens for a reason. Chad Beermann still wonders, for instance, why his Waukon football team lost the...
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Iowa football #MusterOneUp Mailbag: Throwing back 8-4? Maybe take another look

November 15, 2017 - 9:22pm
The theme this week is "putting your finger on the problem." Good luck with that. That was one 38-14, historically bad offensive output against a College Football Playoff contender a week after...
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2-Minute Drill: Purdue Boilermakers at Iowa Hawkeyes

November 15, 2017 - 9:20pm
IOWA CITY — The faint Big Ten West Division title chase officially ended for the Hawkeyes last week at Camp Randall. Now what? Keep Purdue (4-6, 2-5 Big Ten) down. Most improved team in the...
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Hawkeyes just miss scoring record in win over NIU

November 15, 2017 - 8:49pm
IOWA CITY — Had she known, Lisa Bluder would have faced a moral dilemma. Hit the brakes, or pursue a record? “Ah, you hate to do that to a team, but when you have an opportunity like...
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University of Iowa honors Nile Kinnick, Hayden Fry, other veterans

November 15, 2017 - 7:38pm
IOWA CITY — They may be two of the Hawkeyes’ biggest football names, but Nile Kinnick and Hayden Fry were honored by the University of Iowa for a different kind of role Wednesday...
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Watch: Iowa high school football state championship picks

November 15, 2017 - 6:37pm
It all comes down to Thursday and Friday at the UNI-Dome for 12 Iowa high school football teams competing for state championships. Watch The Gazette’s Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff...
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Inexperienced Iowa State offensive line shows it’s capable

November 15, 2017 - 6:19pm
AMES – Iowa State’s offensive line doesn’t get a lot of love. People criticize it for not opening up big enough holes for star running back David Montgomery and not pass...
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Pella and Cedar Rapids Xavier meet again in football postseason

November 15, 2017 - 5:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The saga between Pella and Cedar Rapids Xavier will continue Thursday. The two football powers will write another chapter of their postseason encounters that date back to the...
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Hans Brase, Cameron Lard bolster Iowa State frontcourt for Puerto Rico Tip-Off

November 15, 2017 - 5:36pm
AMES – Iowa State’s men’s basketball season couldn’t have gotten off to a rougher start. After a 15-point road loss to Missouri and an 18-point home loss to Milwaukee, Iowa...
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Iowa basketball's Ryan Kriener an unafraid 'nasty dude'

November 15, 2017 - 4:16pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa sophomore Ryan Kriener isn’t afraid of you. He’s not afraid of anyone, really. During an AAU game once, Kriener said an opponent “kept talking trash,”...
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Mount Vernon seniors reflect on football season, careers

November 15, 2017 - 2:29pm
MOUNT VERNON — The football careers of 15 seniors came to a sad end Nov. 3 in the Class 2A state quarterfinal game against Williamsburg, but their hard work and dedication for the Mount Vernon...
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Springville Orioles 'want to cherish every moment'

November 15, 2017 - 1:19pm
SPRINGVILLE — The natural thing — from an outsider, at least — is to call this a Victory Tour of sorts, the coronation of one of the best small-school girls’ basketball runs...
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Prep football area state championship capsules

November 15, 2017 - 12:45pm
CLASS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier (12-0) vs. No. 4 Pella (11-1) * When/Where — 7 p.m. Thursday, UNI-Dome * How they got here — Xavier blitzed Solon with five first-half...
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Mount Vernon girls’ basketball excited for new direction, coach

November 15, 2017 - 12:25pm
MOUNT VERNON — The players of the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team are in for a new perspective this year, with Matt Haddy taking over the head coaching position. Haddy has been...
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Seniors paced Xavier cross country team

November 15, 2017 - 10:12am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The 2017 journey has ended, and goodbyes can be tough. The Cedar Rapids Xavier boys’ cross country team finished its season on Oct. 28 at the state meet in Fort Dodge....
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Fun Facts: Purdue-Iowa, the Cardi B Edition

November 15, 2017 - 10:08am
Purdue and Iowa. Let’s make our own fun. With facts. 1. Iowa running back Akrum Wadley averaged 11.7 yards per carry (15 for 176 yards) at Purdue last year. 2. Purdue passed 61 times at...
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Iowa high school girls’ basketball 2017-18 preseason rankings

November 15, 2017 - 9:36am
The Gazette’s preseason state rankings for 2017-18:  CLASS 5A 1. Iowa City West (21-4, 5A state semifinalist) 2. Iowa City High (22-2, 5A state quarterfinalist) 3. Cedar Falls (23-2, 5A...
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Girls’ basketball: Area conference predictions

November 15, 2017 - 9:24am
The Gazette’s area conference predictions for 2017-18:  MVC MISSISSIPPI DIVISION 1. Iowa City West 2. Linn-Mar 3. Cedar Rapids Xavier 4. Waterloo West 5. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 6....
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Girls’ basketball: Area players to watch

November 15, 2017 - 9:19am
Top area girls basketball players to watch for 2017-18:  Logan Cook, 6-1, sr., Iowa City West — Averaged 15.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season. Class 5A 1st-team INA all-state....
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