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Four Downs: Week 4 Iowa high school football questions

September 14, 2017 - 2:07pm
The Gazette's Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson tackle Week 4 prep football questions. 1st and 10 Q: What is the deepest or most competitive district? JL: In terms of depth and...
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Iowa’s Olivia Fiegel getting her kicks on soccer pitch

September 14, 2017 - 11:26am
IOWA CITY — Olivia Fiegel is kicking it into overdrive — literally and figuratively. A sophomore on the University of Iowa women’s soccer team. Fiegel set the bar high for...
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Hlastradamus: Hawkeyes will win you mean green

September 14, 2017 - 10:52am
What’s the best Big Ten game on Saturday? That’s a trick question. There isn’t one. Hlastradamus knew that. Because he sees all and knows all. That’s one of the perks of...
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Bryce Sweeney gives UNI offensive line a boost

September 14, 2017 - 9:39am
CEDAR FALLS — Much was made during the offseason about the Northern Iowa offensive line. Heading into 2017, the unit was seeking to rebound from a 2016 season that left the linemen and their...
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Iowa football #MusterOneUp Mailbag: No love for Morty the Mime

September 13, 2017 - 8:29pm
Don Henley, the "other" or the "main" Eagles guy depending on your point of view, went to North Texas. That’s really all I’ve got. I’m not a big Eagles fan. I have my...
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2-Minute Drill: North Texas Mean Green at Iowa Hawkeyes

September 13, 2017 - 8:27pm
The Hawkeyes probably don’t need their helmets this week. Just punch in and punch out. No biggie. The above sentiment probably has the Iowa coaching staff graying and/or balding by the minute....
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ISU’s Carson Lensing has been a Cyclone from “day one”

September 13, 2017 - 7:23pm
AMES — Just two months before he was supposed to sign a national letter of intent to play football at Iowa State, Carson Lensing had to start from scratch. In the second to last week of...
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Linn-Mar, C.R. Washington seek to rebound Thursday in football game with interesting subplot

September 13, 2017 - 6:37pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Paul James and Maurice Blue randomly bumped into each other at a convenience store Sunday. James, who lives on the southeast side of Cedar Rapids, was on his way over to...
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Eastern Iowa well-represented at IMCA Super Nationals

September 13, 2017 - 6:09pm
BOONE — Expectations are varied when it comes to IMCA Super Nationals. Of course, everyone wants to win, and especially among racecar drivers, showing up to win is often the only goal. But...
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Izzy Steele: Honor. Duty. Volleyball.

September 13, 2017 - 4:47pm
CENTRAL CITY — Izzy Steele is an athlete, a leader, a chatterbox. She’s also a U.S. Army private, second class. A senior at Lisbon High School, Steele didn’t spend a summer...
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MVC divisional races intensify after two rounds

September 13, 2017 - 4:38pm
Linn-Mar and Cedar Rapids Xavier have pulled away from the rest of the field in their division. The gap between the two has closed a little bit with one round remaining. The Saints captured the first...
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Hey Indians, in 1988 a team lost 21 in a row

September 13, 2017 - 3:05pm
Anybody can come back for more when they’ve won 21 straight baseball games, a fantastic feat the Cleveland Indians claimed Wednesday with their 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. But to...
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Area volleyball Super Ten

September 13, 2017 - 9:40am
The Gazette’s area volleyball Super Ten, through Tuesday, Sept. 13:     1. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 14-1 (2-0 MVC Mississippi) Streak: Won 1 Previous: 1st Up next: Iowa City Liberty,...
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UNI volleyball knocks off No. 19 Iowa State in 5 sets

September 12, 2017 - 9:28pm
AMES — The momentum had swung Iowa State’s way. The Cyclone volleyball team had shrugged off an error-laden third set and put away Northern Iowa easily in the fourth. But it was like the...
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Abbey Weideman’s vertical has Center Point-Urbana climbing upward

September 12, 2017 - 9:20pm
MARION — It’s not Abbey Weideman’s size. It’s her springs. “The last time we checked, her vertical (jump) was 32 or 33 inches,” Center Point-Urbana volleyball...
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Akrum Wadley putting in the work so far in 2017

September 12, 2017 - 8:17pm
IOWA CITY — Akrum Wadley wants the ball. Iowa needs him to touch the ball. The first two games have been a bonanza that way. In week 1 against Wyoming, Wadley gained 116 yards on 24 carries,...
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On Iowa Podcast: Gary Barta on 2020, '21 Big Ten schedules; Hawkeyes talk Iowa State film, North Texas prep

September 12, 2017 - 6:27pm
Tuesday’s release of the 2020 and 2021 Big Ten football schedules revealed Iowa will play Wisconsin to end those seasons, instead of Nebraska as it did since the Huskers joined the conference....
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Big Ten coaches trying not to get caught up in first few weeks

September 12, 2017 - 6:05pm
The Big Ten features three programs ranked in the top 10 in the nation. Penn State sits at No. 5, Michigan at No. 7 and Ohio State at No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches poll. Nationally, those teams get...
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Cedar Rapids Rampage tab Jonathan Greenfield third coach in franchise history

September 12, 2017 - 5:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Throughout his indoor soccer career, Jonathan Greenfield has long been considered an attractive coaching candidate. While offers have arrived before, the latest opportunity with...
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Iowa's offensive line shuffle continues

September 12, 2017 - 5:09pm
IOWA CITY — During the last few seasons, the Hawkeyes have built-in some interchangeability on its offensive line. That seemed to be a point of emphasis during fall camp and now that turns out...
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