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UNI football 2020 position preview: D-line has high expectations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 1, 2020 - 10:13pm
Editor’s note: Third in a series looking at the Northern Iowa football team before the start of the 2020 season. By Cole Bair, correspondent CEDAR FALLS — After looking at the talent...
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UNI tight end Briley Moore enters transfer portal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 1, 2020 - 10:06pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa All-Missouri Valley Football Conference tight end Briley Moore confirmed to The Gazette on Wednesday night that he has entered the NCAA’s transfer...
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Kirk Ferentz repeats curve-flattening message and waits and watches as college football sits in limbo

Yes, the thought of no college football season has crossed Kirk Ferentz’s mind. There’s time for just about everything to cross just about everyone’s mind. That is the opponent in...
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Local minor leaguers adjust to postponed baseball season, appreciate getting paid during break

CEDAR RAPIDS — You talk about an early test for your marriage. Cole McDonald and his wife, Cassidy, were wed in January. The couple was in sunny and warm Florida just three weeks ago as Cole...
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A post-graduate year at DME Sports Academy a home run for C.R.’s Murray twins

CEDAR RAPIDS – It has come down to this. “I’ve started doing puzzles, actually, to pass the time,” Kris Murray said Monday. Puzzles instead of non-stop video games...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels accepting Adenhart scholarship applications, deadline nears

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 1, 2020 - 12:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The application deadline for the Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship is Friday, April 10, the Cedar Rapids Kernels reminded Wednesday. Adenhart was a pitcher for the Anaheim...
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Landon Cassill finding success in virtual NASCAR events

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - April 1, 2020 - 12:19pm
Landon Cassill had been spending a lot of time in Iowa recently. That’s not a bad thing, of course, but it’s also not ideal for a guy who still harbors dreams of racing — and...
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Tom Brands: Iowa wrestlers might appeal for extra year, but now is not the time

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 31, 2020 - 6:59pm
IOWA CITY — On the heels of Monday’s announcement that Spencer Lee won the Hodge Trophy as the nation’s most dominant college wrestler, the NCAA put a damper on the celebration...
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Early Big Ten women's basketball predictions: Focus turns to Indiana, Ohio State in 2020-21

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 31, 2020 - 12:34pm
Who’s perfect? Not this guy. The University of Iowa women’s basketball team made that abundantly clear last season. Last summer, once the Hawkeyes’ schedule was released, I...
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Eastern Iowa auto racers are ready to wait

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 31, 2020 - 12:09pm
With the future of many sporting events at the mercy of uncertainty, it’s business as usual for many Eastern Iowa racetrack operators. At least for now. “When you’re dealing with...
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“Distance” suddenly means something different in golf

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 31, 2020 - 11:55am
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s golf season in Iowa. You can’t say that everywhere. Not in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin. It varies from state to state. You can’t play in England,...
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Brylee Bastian back at Xavier as girls’ soccer assistant

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 31, 2020 - 10:14am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A good coach is defined as a “positive, enthusiastic, supportive, trusting, focused, goal-oriented, knowledgeable, observant, respectful, patient and a clear...
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Kathleen Doyle’s focus shifts toward WNBA Draft

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 31, 2020 - 8:43am
IOWA CITY — Kathleen Doyle’s residence of isolation is her Iowa City apartment. Carver-Hawkeye Arena is closed. So what was she doing Monday afternoon? “Crafts, mostly,”...
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NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2020 - 5:12pm
The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of...
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Iowa’s Spencer Lee named Hodge Trophy winner

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2020 - 11:58am
IOWA CITY — Iowa’s Spencer Lee has earned college wrestling’s top honor. Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine announced Monday that Lee was voted the recipient of the Hodge Trophy,...
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Iowa softball had rounded third before getting stop sign

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2020 - 9:03am
For the people in sports who had their seasons prematurely ended by the COVID-19 pandemic, the trick is to leave behind the what-might-have-been and go straight to focusing on the future. Easier...
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Mark Ironside wants us to unite, find hope through wrestling mind-set

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 30, 2020 - 7:11am
Mark Ironside has a lot going on in his life. He is a husband and father to three teenage girls who are active in athletics and their church. He is a small-business owner. He is the passionate voice...
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Iowa State 2020 position preview: Matured secondary looks to improve

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2020 - 10:34pm
AMES — Time is unrelenting. No matter what happens, time marches on and people get older — and hopefully mature. For Iowa State’s secondary, that’s a good thing. The...
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For top Iowa high school soccer seniors, state tournament dreams are on hold

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2020 - 3:34pm
In a few months, Alan Kim, Abigail Santana and a number of other high school soccer players in the area hope to begin a new journey at the NCAA Division I level. It sounds like a comforting thought...
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Canceling NCAA III wrestling tournament hit too close to his home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 29, 2020 - 2:16pm
As I pen this, it’s dark and early the morning of March 13, a day that was full of excitement and anticipation. Instead, I woke up to a deep feeling of utter disappointment. It was supposed to...
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