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Jalen Rima looks to build on breakout freshman season at UNI

August 26, 2017 - 11:01am
CEDAR FALLS — It wasn’t until week five of the 2016 season that UNI football fans started to get their first glimpses of Jalen Rima — and it wasn’t until weeks six and...
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Iowa football look ahead: Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck can sell, the coaching part is up next

August 26, 2017 - 10:36am
You might’ve noticed that Minnesota has a new football coach. You might also notice that prolonged exposure to P.J. Fleck might burn off your eye brows. Fleck comes with antics. I’m...
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Justin Kay makes IMCA history with pair of track titles

August 26, 2017 - 1:02am
FARLEY — More and more, Justin Kay’s name is written in the IMCA record books. Friday night at Farley Speedway, the Wheatland driver added his name to a short list: racers who have won...
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2 2nd-half TDs from explosive Zach Jones lifts City High past Linn-Mar, 26-13

August 25, 2017 - 11:21pm
MARION — It’s a team rule, and Zach Jones absolutely loves it. “No fair catches at City High. No fair catch,” the super senior wide receiver said, after his punt return...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy racks up 50 points at Muscatine: Week 1 prep football roundup

August 25, 2017 - 10:55pm
Cedar Rapids Kennedy had about every advantage possible over Muscatine: experience, size, strength, athleticism and roster size. It showed Friday night as Kennedy pounded Muscatine on the road,...
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Center Point-Urbana cruises past Vinton-Shellsburg in opener

August 25, 2017 - 9:36pm
CENTER POINT — Rarely does a gain of zero yards elicit a cheer from the crowd. Or a touchdown for that matter. Both happened in Center Point during Week 1, and what’s more, it all...
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Xavier to host hoops skill trainer Mike Lee for October clinic

August 25, 2017 - 5:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Xavier is hosting a Thrive 3 Basketball Clinic for boys and girls in grades 6-12 on October 21. Top skills trainer Mike Lee will cover “offensive play and the...
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Iowa State DB Mackenro Alexander arrested for assault with injury

August 25, 2017 - 2:29pm
AMES — Iowa State defensive back Mackenro Alexander was in the Story County Jail on Friday after he was arrested on counts that included assault with injury, according to online records. The...
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A closer look: Iowa quarterbacks 2017

August 25, 2017 - 1:31pm
IOWA CITY — This isn’t the first “who’s going to be the quarterback” rodeo for Iowa football under Kirk Ferentz. Oh my goodness, it’s not even close. Junior...
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Iowa State’s Allen Lazard ‘focused on winning’ in final season

August 25, 2017 - 11:53am
AMES — Three years have come and gone. Allen Lazard can see the end. The memories that flood his mind when he thinks about those quick three seasons vary. There are some good ones and more bad...
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Iowa high school football Week 1: Who the ranked teams face

August 25, 2017 - 11:39am
Here’s who The Gazette’s ranked prep football teams face during Week 1. Class 4A No. 1 Ankeny Centennial vs. Johnston No. 2 West Des Moines Dowling vs. No. 8 Ankeny No. 3 West Des...
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Watch: Week 1 high school football picks and analysis on Iowa Prep Sports Gameday

August 25, 2017 - 10:42am
The first full Friday night of high school football in 2017 is upon us, and we’re breaking down 10 games on Iowa Prep Sports Gameday. Tune in as Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Johnson give...
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USA, Mexico national arena soccer teams return to Cedar Rapids for World Cup tune-up

August 25, 2017 - 10:01am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two months from now, the World Minifootball Federation will stage its World Cup in the Northern African country of Tunisia. The United States is the defending champion, and...
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Iowa football look ahead: Everything is coming up Pat Fitzgerald

August 25, 2017 - 8:29am
We sometimes throw the phrase “Statue Coach” in when talking college football. Every school has one or has had one or is looking for one. Who are the statue coaches in the Big Ten West?...
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Iowa’s Cole McDonald tosses no-hitter for Team USA

August 25, 2017 - 8:17am
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Cole McDonald pitched the game of his life on Friday, 7,300 miles from home at the World University Games. With Team USA across his chest, the University of Iowa junior from...
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Ex-Hawkeye Thomas Gilman going for gold

August 25, 2017 - 7:32am
PARIS — Former University of Iowa wrestler Thomas Gilman is going for gold today. A three-time All-American for the Hawkeyes, Gilman will wrestle Yuki Takahashi of Japan for the World...
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Jimmy Kerrigan’s huge triple in 9th gives Cedar Rapids Kernels win at Kane County

August 24, 2017 - 10:23pm
GENEVA, Ill. — Jimmy Kerrigan’s two-out, bases-clearing triple with two outs in the top of the ninth inning scored the winning runs in the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ 6-3 win over the...
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Iowa City West’s transition smooth, so far

August 24, 2017 - 8:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Six starters have moved on. So has the head coach. But there’s no panic — and no reason for it — with the Iowa City West volleyball program. “Once we...
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A closer look: Iowa secondary 2017

August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
IOWA CITY — The default mode here is to write about how great everyone is. That’s always the easy story, especially now before the Hawkeyes have played a down in 2017. The reality is...
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Live updates: Iowa City High at Linn-Mar

August 24, 2017 - 6:25pm
Time and site — 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Linn-Mar Stadium Records and rankings — City High was 8-3 last season; Linn-Mar was 3-6. Overview — Paul James starts his new job at Linn-Mar,...
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