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No. 1 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley vs. No. 5 Waukon: 2A semifinal preview, predictions

November 11, 2017 - 10:05am
Previewing Saturday's Class 2A state football semifinal between No. 1 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (10-1) and No. 5 Waukon (10-1). When/Where — 4 p.m. Saturday, UNI-Dome How they got here —...
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How America is picking Iowa-Wisconsin

November 11, 2017 - 7:59am
Wisconsin is favored by double-digits to beat Iowa Saturday. That doesn’t always mean something, as lasty week’s Iowa game showed. What do your fellow countrymen think about this game?...
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No. 3 Iowa City Regina vs. No. 4 Pella Christian: 1A semifinal preview, predictions

November 11, 2017 - 12:33am
Previewing Saturday's Class 1A semifinal between No. 3 Iowa City Regina (9-2) and No. 4 Pella Christian (11-0). When/Where — 10 a.m. Saturday, UNI-Dome How they got here — Regina...
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Michael Porter Jr. limited, but Iowa State falls at Missouri

November 10, 2017 - 10:09pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — When Iowa State agreed to a two-year basketball series against Missouri back in November 2016, the Tigers featured a much-maligned roster in the midst of an eight-win...
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UNI men’s basketball overwhelmed inside in season-opening loss to North Carolina

November 10, 2017 - 10:03pm
North Carolina Coach Roy Williams had been impressed with how Luke Maye played during the Tar Heels’ recent preseason outings. The 6-foot-8 junior forward then carried that good work over into...
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Iowa dismantles Chicago State in opener

November 10, 2017 - 9:13pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa men’s basketball did what it was supposed to do Friday night against Chicago State in the season-opener at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes’ 95-62 victory...
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Janesville remains the small-school volleyball standard

November 10, 2017 - 8:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Janesville Wildcats don’t have to travel far to find quality regular-season competition. “There are so many great teams around our area,” Bree Thompson...
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Lisa Bluder gets win No. 700 as Iowa beats Quinnipiac

November 10, 2017 - 7:03pm
IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder is no stranger to milestones. Six times before Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, she was presented with a commemorative basketball and recognized postgame. Yet with...
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Dike-New Hartford sweeps Western in Petersen twins’ finale

November 10, 2017 - 6:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — They have one more club season together. But as for interscholastic competition, Friday was the swan song for Baylee and Sydney Petersen. “I know, it’s...
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Williamsburg’s Gage Hazen-Fabor has thrived as feature back

November 10, 2017 - 6:16pm
WILLIAMSBURG — Gage Hazen-Fabor recalled meeting with Williamsburg Coach Curt Ritchie last spring. Ritchie checks in with his players, discussing their goals and role. This conversation was...
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Waterloo Columbus sweeps top-ranked Sioux Center for first state volleyball title

November 10, 2017 - 5:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Hanna Nuss sensed it on the first day of practice. The Waterloo Columbus volleyball coach noticed it again Friday when she called timeout in the first set, her team down 11-5 in...
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Cedar Rapids RoughRiders center Nathan Smith comes north from Florida to further hockey career

November 10, 2017 - 3:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You have to consume his statistics with some context. Nathan Smith played 13 hockey games for Mitchell High School in the Tampa, Fla., area last year. He scored 21 goals and...
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Dubuque Wahlert makes it back-to-back 4A state volleyball titles

November 10, 2017 - 2:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Dubuque Wahlert had a big hole to fill when 2016 state player of the year Makenzie May graduated. Enter Aliyah Carter. A sophomore transfer from Dubuque Hempstead, Carter set a...
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UNI hoping to avoid ‘trap’ football game Saturday

November 10, 2017 - 2:11pm
CEDAR FALLS — After facing four consecutive opponents ranked inside the top-10 and emerging 3-1, the Northern Iowa football team is due for an easy win, right? Think again. Missouri State...
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No. 1 Iowa City West vs. No. 4 Bettendorf: 4A semifinal preview, predictions

November 10, 2017 - 11:42am
When/Where — 4:06 p.m. Friday, UNI-Dome How they got here — West has rolled in the first two rounds, using two fourth-quarter scores to pull away from No. 6 Cedar Falls for a 27-9...
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Watch: On Iowa Gameday picks Iowa vs Wisconsin and others

November 10, 2017 - 11:35am
Marc Morehouse, Mike Hlas, and Jeremiah Davis come together to talk the big slate of games for this week's College Football season. The trio pick against the spread, and are tracking their results...
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Cedar Falls earns its first state volleyball title

November 10, 2017 - 11:26am
CEDAR RAPIDS — For a year, the Cedar Falls Tigers held a vision. “We remembered watching the other team celebrate last year,” Tayah Mahi said. “We sure didn’t want that...
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Wisconsin transfer Keelon Brookins steps up in versatile role for UNI defense

November 10, 2017 - 9:47am
CEDAR FALLS — Take a deep dive into Northern Iowa’s defensive turnaround and Keelon Brookins’ name will come up. A graduate transfer from Wisconsin, Brookins is excelling at a...
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Super Ten: Linn-Mar tops final area volleyball rankings

November 10, 2017 - 9:08am
The Gazette’s final area volleyball Super Ten for 2017:     1. Linn-Mar 31-11, 3-3 MVC Mississippi (4th) MVC tournament: Semifinalist Postseason: 5A state semifinalist Streak: Lost 1 ...
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Hlas: Barry Alvarez’s bright red blueprint still works at Wisconsin

November 10, 2017 - 8:45am
Twin sons of different bulls? “It feels like looking in a mirror sometimes when I see Iowa,” said Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez. “Kirk Ferentz is a solid football...
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