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Iowa boys’ swimming 2018-19: Area teams, swimmers to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:36pm
A look at Gazette area boys’ swimming teams and swimmers to watch for the 2018-19 season. Teams Cedar Rapids Washington  Chris Cruise has coached the Warriors since 1998 and this year’s...
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This Weekend In Wrestling: UNI opens dual season with East Coast swing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:32pm
Give thanks for wrestling this week. If you see any young men jogging after Thanksgiving meals, the chances are those runners are wrestlers. From an East Coast swing to local tournament titles, this...
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Iowa State football: 5 Things to know about Kansas State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:29pm
AMES — The Iowa State (6-4, 5-3) football teams’s Big 12 championship hopes were dashed last week against Texas. Kansas State (5-6, 3-5) is playing for a bowl berth in Saturday’s 6...
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UNI defense has to be ready for Lamar’s ground attack in FCS playoffs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:22pm
CEDAR FALLS — Given it was 1964 the last time Northern Iowa (6-5) and Lamar (7-4) shared the gridiron, the football offices inside the UNI-Dome are in the midst of long days and short nights...
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#oniowapod talks 63-0, Nebraska, bowls and Iowa's future

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:09pm
The Athletic’s Scott Dochterman and I kept the tight end controversy questions in check on this week’s episode of the On Iowa Podcast. Or tried to. There’s plenty to talk about...
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Iowa all-state volleyball 2018: Tipton’s Sommer Daniel is tops in 3A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 4:10pm
For Sommer Daniel, there is no offseason. A week after the high school volleyball season ended, Daniel was in a beach tournament in the Quad Cities. Actually, it was a sand tournament,...
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Iowa men's basketball team ranked, but not rejoicing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 3:21pm
IOWA CITY — Were he among the 32 coaches of the USA TODAY men’s basketball poll, Fran McCaffery would have included his Iowa team on his ballot. And why not? Iowa’s championship in...
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Iowa all-state football 2018: Cedar Rapids Xavier's Quinn Schulte named 3A captain

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 2:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — He wanted to say something after his team’s semifinal win over Lewis Central. But Cedar Rapids Xavier football coach Duane Schulte bit his lip. He promised himself he...
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Iowa football: 5 Things to know about Nebraska

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 1:50pm
It’s funny what a little winning can do. Nebraska (4-7, 3-5), which visits Kinnick Stadium on Friday (11 a.m., KFXA) for a Big Ten regular-season football finale, was the butt of many jokes...
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Swimmer Jeremy Throndson hopes to turn sour taste sweet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 12:34pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Sometimes, an athlete knows when it might not be their day. Unfortunately for Cedar Rapids Washington distance swimmer Jeremy Throndson, that day last season came at the state...
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Iowa men’s basketball cracks top 25

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 11:53am
An Iowa men’s basketball team carrying few expectations entering the 2018-19 season after last year’s 14-19 campaign is already ranked in the first regular-season top 25. Wins over...
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Iowa State blows out No. 24 Miami in WNIT championship game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 10:35am
AMES — In a battle of gale-force winds between the Iowa State Cyclones and the No. 24 Miami Hurricanes, the Cyclones’ wind blew stronger to the tune of a 75-52 blowout in the championship...
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Stakes are light for Black Friday, but program momentum does mean something

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 18, 2018 - 2:39pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The bats have been wrapped in barbed wire. The tire fires have been set. At least on social media, where the weapons really just amount to air. The Nebraska-Iowa crap talk...
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UNI football team hosting FCS playoff game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 18, 2018 - 2:27pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa’s five-loss football team not only received an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs on Sunday. it also got a home game. The Panthers (6-5, 5-3) will host Lamar...
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Buy all the shares of A.J. Epenesa stock you can afford

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 18, 2018 - 12:11pm
If my mind were a green tomato — and who’s to say it isn’t? — it would be a fried green tomato. Weekend trips to Minnesota, Indiana, Penn State, Purdue and Illinois in a...
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No. 15 Texas 24, No. 16 Iowa State 10: Cyclones eliminated from Big 12 championship contention

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 17, 2018 - 9:37pm
AUSTIN, Texas — Enter David Montgomery. Exit Sam Ehlinger. Advantage ... Texas? Montgomery, the second-leading rusher in the Big 12, returned to 16th-ranked Iowa State after serving a...
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Iowa sets school record for assists in 67-point rout of North Carolina Central

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 17, 2018 - 8:42pm
IOWA CITY — There might not be a basketball coach that values an assist more that Lisa Bluder. Her players obviously have picked up that same vibe. The Iowa women’s basketball team set...
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UNI football shuts out Missouri State, awaits FCS selection show

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 17, 2018 - 8:19pm
CEDAR FALLS — With its playoff hopes dwindling, Northern Iowa took care of the business it needed to Saturday afternoon at the UNI-Dome, defeating Missouri State 37-0. The Bears, much like...
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Iowa-Illinois Game Report: Grades, numbers, notes and more

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 17, 2018 - 8:04pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A closer look at Iowa's 63-0 win over Illinois Saturday at Memorial Stadium.  Play of the game The Set Up: Iowa already had a 14-0 lead. You thought the Hawkeyes would have...
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Epenesa-a-lanche: Iowa's A.J. Epenesa put a season into 2 minutes against Illinois

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 17, 2018 - 7:56pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Some avalanches happen faster than A.J. Epenesa happened Saturday against Illinois. You have to chart this chronologically, because the most impressive thing about the damage...
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