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UNI men’s basketball looking for consistency on defense

February 6, 2018 - 5:40pm
CEDAR FALLS — While the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team’s current situation couldn’t be much worse — it currently shares the bottom of the Missouri Valley...
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Lindell Wigginton adjusting to Iowa State’s point guard role with Nick Weiler-Babb out

February 6, 2018 - 4:51pm
AMES — In his first two games at point guard, Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton faced two unique defenses. First, it was the relentless pressure of West Virginia; Wigginton handled it well...
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Georgia LB Jayden McDonald commits to Iowa

February 6, 2018 - 4:50pm
As the second national signing period nears for the Class of 2018, Iowa picked up a commitment from Suwanee, Ga., linebacker Jayden McDonald on Monday. McDonald, 6-foot-2 and 219 pounds, is a 3-star...
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Midseason about-face has Midland riding high

February 6, 2018 - 4:14pm
When Midland’s schedule flipped, its fortunes changed. Floundering at 4-10 in the first week of January, the Eagles did an about-face and won their final eight regular-season games. “We...
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Watch: Iowa's Tom Brands, Spencer Lee preview Penn State dual

February 6, 2018 - 4:13pm
No. 3 Iowa travels to No. 1 Penn State for a Saturday night Big Ten dual (7 p.m., BTN). Watch Iowa Coach Tom Brands and 125-pounder Spencer Lee discuss the challenges of facing the Nittany Lions and...
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Cedar Rapids Kennedy wrestling finally at full strength

February 6, 2018 - 3:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy is finally at full strength. Injuries and illness were among the reasons the Cougar didn’t have that luxury during the regular season. Kennedy...
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Iowa men's basketball vs. Michigan State: Live updates, how to watch

February 6, 2018 - 3:26pm
Despite continued struggles on the road, the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-13, 3-9) have won their last two home games. This Tuesday presents a much more signifcant challenge as the No. 4-ranked Michigan State...
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Prairie trio sparking girls’ basketball hopes

February 6, 2018 - 11:23am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Guards Sarah Schmitt, Mallory McDermott and Sid McCrea have led the Prairie girls’ basketball team to the best season in recent history. The Hawks have a 13-6 record...
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Injuries continue to mount for Iowa State men’s basketball

February 6, 2018 - 11:13am
AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball team has been bit by the injury bug many times this season. Hans Brase was out the first two games recovering from his second ACL tear, Jakolby...
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Video: Tristan Wirfs’ journey from Mount Vernon to Iowa football

February 6, 2018 - 10:11am
MOUNT VERNON — Tristan Wirfs was an extremely successful athlete at Mount Vernon High School and recently finished his first season as an offensive lineman at the University of Iowa. In...
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Ferentzes settle lawsuit before trial

February 5, 2018 - 9:25pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz and his wife have settled a lawsuit brought by neighbors just before the case was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday, court...
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Kanen Storr speaks out, Iowa State wrestling wants to move forward

February 5, 2018 - 8:31pm
AMES — Kanen Storr’s departure from Iowa State’s wrestling program hasn’t been a quiet one. It’s involved alleged tampering, a tweet alleging wrong-doing on Iowa...
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They did it! Eastern Iowa’s Deb Carneol, Sarah Lacina run 7 marathons in 7 days

February 5, 2018 - 7:33pm
With some emotional help from their friends, two Eastern Iowa women finished a marathon of marathons Monday. Deb Carneol of North Liberty and Sarah Lacina of Marion were among 50 people from around...
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Solon is solid again, returns to regional duals

February 5, 2018 - 7:16pm
SOLON — Solon Coach Blake Williams wasn’t sure what the Spartans would do as an encore, following last year’s traditional state team title and runner-up finish at State Duals. The...
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Wrestling Weekend That Was

February 5, 2018 - 5:36pm
General observations from the wrestling weekend that was. * COWBOYS WRANGLE PANTHERS: UNI Coach Doug Schwab and the Panthers were enthusiastic about the move to the Big 12 Conference. The switch...
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Jordan Bohannon iffy for Tuesday against No. 4 Michigan State

February 5, 2018 - 4:18pm
IOWA CITY — The prospect of the Hawkeyes facing No. 4 Michigan State without Jordan Bohannon is real. The junior point guard was held out of practice Monday after having his minutes reduced in...
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Xavier’s Carter Kramer excited for state swim meet in Iowa City

February 5, 2018 - 3:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The boys’ state swimming meet will return to Iowa City after 13 years. In the past, the meet has been held at the Marshalltown YMCA, but Saturday will be held at the...
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Rick Hartzell finds happy home at Upper Iowa

February 5, 2018 - 1:42pm
Rick Hartzell is back in the game. And he’s loving it. Hartzell is the new athletics director at Upper Iowa University, overseeing 15 NCAA Division II sports. It seems a far cry from his days...
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Gazette boys’ basketball rankings: Cascade, Des Moines Hoover are new No. 1s

February 5, 2018 - 1:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Three of the four No. 1 teams in last week’s Gazette boys’ basketball poll lost, which means we’ve got some changes. Des Moines Hoover is the new top-ranked...
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Mount Vernon’s Vance Light a Hall of Fame coach

February 5, 2018 - 8:51am
MOUNT VERNON — Vance Light is the head wrestling coach at Mount Vernon High School. He was inducted into the wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016. He has coached 60 state qualifiers, three...
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