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Iowa State set to host Wartburg in November wrestling dual

Wartburg has been a perennial NCAA Division III power. The Knights will take on a new challenge next season. Wartburg announced that it will wrestle against Iowa State on Nov. 6 at Hilton Coliseum...
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Iowa’s Tom Brands named NWCA National Coach of the Year

Iowa’s special wrestling season garnered another accolade. Hawkeyes Coach Tom Brands was the recipient this time. The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced Wednesday that Brands...
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Iowa’s Spencer Lee bides time until he can return to the wrestling mat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 8, 2020 - 10:52am
IOWA CITY — Spencer Lee wants to be on the wrestling mat. At the moment, he isn’t able to step inside the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex in University of Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye...
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2020 Hawkeyes Depth Chart — The links

I think there will be some football. Don’t ask me when. I don’t know what the game might look like. During last week’s teleconference, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said he...
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UNI AD David Harris weighing option as athletics budget tightens

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 7, 2020 - 10:23pm
CEDAR FALLS — While weeks of no sports and social distancing have stacked up, Northern Iowa athletics director David Harris, like many other ADs across the country, still is wrestling with a...
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Iowa 2020 depth chart projections: Special teams came right at foes in 2019 and will again in 2020

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 7, 2020 - 10:15pm
In 2017, Iowa special teams pulled out the “Pole Cat,” where the center lined up uncovered as an eligible receiver and caught a pass on a fake field goal to set up a TD against Ohio...
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Addison O’Grady, post from Colorado, commits to Iowa women's basketball

IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes have landed a highly touted junior from Colorado. Addison O’Grady, a 6-foot-3 post, verbally committed to the Hawkeyes on Tuesday. “I’m so...
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NWCA names NCAA Division III All-America wrestling teams

The National Wrestling Coaches Association decided to honor student-athletes, despite the cancellation of the NCAA Division III Championships. Wrestlers from across the country were recognized by...
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Iowa State football takes on ‘brand-new challenge’ in coronavirus era

AMES — Matt Campbell hasn’t seen his football players since they left for spring break three weeks ago. The coronavirus pandemic has all but shut down all in-person meetings and...
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Iowa’s Luka Garza denied the John Wooden Award as national player of the year

Assuming he returns to Iowa for his senior season, Luka Garza will be the preseason favorite for the men’s college basketball National Player of the Year awards. For the season that ended last...
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T.J. Bollers has Iowa State but not Iowa among final 6

CEDAR RAPIDS — Highly touted Clear Creek Amana football defensive lineman T.J. Bollers tweeted out his six college finalists Tuesday afternoon, and the next-door Iowa Hawkeyes aren’t...
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Iowa high school football 2020 offseason rankings: Class 1A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 7, 2020 - 12:13pm
Defending champion. Star quarterback returns. Down a class. For the Falcons of Ida Grove OABCIG, that all adds up to undisputed status as the team to beat in Class 1A football next fall. OABCIG...
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Iowa’s Luka Garza wins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar honor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 7, 2020 - 11:14am
IOWA CITY — The awards keep coming for University of Iowa junior Luka Garza. On Tuesday, the consensus All-American men’s basketball player was named winner of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar...
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Xavier boys’ soccer team waiting, hoping

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 7, 2020 - 10:57am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The COVID-19 pandemic has postponed or canceled many sports-related events such as the 2020 Olympic Games, the NCAA basketball tournaments and Major League Baseball. Its impact...
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Final Iowa Football Ladies Academy postponed until 2021

The Iowa Football Ladies Academy announced earlier this year that 2020 would be the final edition. On Monday, the UI said it will postpone the event until 2021. The new date will be June 12, 2021....
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Jacob Brindle steps down as Cascade boys' basketball coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s a desire to spend more time with his young family. Nothing more and nothing less. That’s why Jacob Brindle planned to turn in a letter to the Western Dubuque...
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No rest for Iowa’s Michael Sleep-Dalton in quest to punt in NFL

Michael Sleep-Dalton had quite the unconventional story when he got to Iowa last summer as a new Hawkeyes punter, and the last month certainly hasn’t put him on a more-traditional path toward a...
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IHSAA, IGHSAU revise Iowa high school spring sports schedule

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 6, 2020 - 12:05pm
The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have redrawn the spring high school sports schedule, with hopes of resuming practice May 1 for track and field,...
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Longtime teacher, coach at Iowa City Regina dies of coronavirus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 6, 2020 - 10:27am
IOWA CITY, Iowa — A beloved teacher and coach at a Catholic high school in Iowa City has died of the coronavirus. Regina High School announced the death of physical education teacher John...
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Iowa high school football 2020 offseason rankings: Class A

It was one of the most prolific passing tandems in Class 1A last season. Iowa City Regina’s Ashton Cook and Alec Wick were a nightmare to opposing secondaries. Cook passed for 2,446 yards and...
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