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Iowa football recruiting: Hawkeyes sign 19 with another coming, and now the real work begins

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 7:45pm
IOWA CITY — Yes, college football recruiting staffs do give questionnaires to recruits. Colleges want to know the simple, easy stuff, too. Fill out the blanks with your height and weight and...
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Wrestling notes: Solon’s Blake Williams surpasses 400 career dual wins

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 6:59pm
SOLON — Solon wrestling coach Blake Williams reflected on the last two decades as a head coach. He realized he qualifies as seasoned in the coaching ranks and he has been a part of successful...
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Iowa State football recruiting: Nearly half of 2020 early signees are enrolling early

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 6:04pm
AMES — College football recruits enrolling early has become somewhat of a trend in recent years. It’s not any different at Iowa State. Of the 20 players that signed on Wednesday, nine...
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Hayden Fry tributes: Former Hawkeyes honor celebrated Iowa football coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 5:35pm
Hayden Fry made a tremendous impact on countless Iowans thanks to his 20-year run as Iowa football coach, none more so than his players and coaches. » Bob Stoops: Hayden Fry brought 'swagger and...
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There really wouldn't have been an Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz without Iowa coach Hayden Fry

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 5:00pm
IOWA CITY — Kirk Ferentz’s voice started to shake when he talked about the bigness of Hayden Fry. Maybe “bigness” can be covered with the word “showmanship.” Fry,...
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Iowa high school wrestling: Gazette area individual rankings (Dec. 18, 2019)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 4:27pm
The second 2019-20 edition of The Gazette’s area high school wrestling rankings. 106 1. Brandon O’Brien (Linn-Mar, jr.) 2. Grant O’Dell (Iowa City West, soph.) 3. Quincy Happel...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier's Ethan Hurkett and Josh Volk sign with Iowa football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 4:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Ethan Hurkett was first. Josh Volk followed about a month later. The Cedar Rapids Xavier duo committed last spring to play football at the University of Iowa and signed their...
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UNI football recruiting: Panthers bring in pair of 3-star signees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 4:07pm
CEDAR FALLS — With the sting of a quarterfinal loss to second-ranked James Madison still lingering, Northern Iowa football coach Mark Farley and his staff secured 13 early signing period...
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On Iowa Podcast: Remembering Hayden Fry

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 3:45pm
On a special edition of the On Iowa Podcast, journalists who covered Hayden Fry for The Gazette remember the former Iowa football coach, who died Tuesday at the age of 90. Gazette sports editor J.R....
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Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz chokes up as he talks about Hayden Fry

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 1:54pm
Watch Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz talk about former head coach Hayden Fry on Wednesday. Fry passed away Tuesday at the age of 90. Ferentz is the Hawkeyes’ all-time winningest coach...
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Bob Stoops: Hayden Fry brought “swagger and attitude” to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 12:56pm
The term “coaching tree” has been used extensively about Hayden Fry, but his was more like a coaching redwood. When Fry, who died Tuesday at age 90, was Iowa’s coach in the 1980s,...
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The day Hayden Fry was introduced as Iowa football coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 18, 2019 - 9:19am
The course of Iowa football changed in December 1978. After 17 straight losing seasons, Iowa athletics director Bump Elliott brought in Hayden Fry as head coach. Two more nonwinning seasons...
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How a Hayden Fry idea led to the creation of Iowa’s iconic Tigerhawk logo

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 17, 2019 - 10:08pm
Editor’s note: This story originally ran in The Gazette on Aug. 30, 2009. Hayden Fry died Tuesday at the age of 90. It doesn’t need to be accompanied by words. It’s no exaggeration...
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Hayden Fry timeline: Iconic coach from Texas endeared himself in Iowa hearts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 17, 2019 - 9:47pm
A timeline of former Iowa football coach Hayden Fry’s life and career. Feb. 28, 1929: Born in Eastland, Texas. 1940s: Played football for Odessa High School (Texas). 1947 to 1950: Played...
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Iowa high school basketball roundup: Gazette area scores, stats and more (Dec. 17, 2019)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 17, 2019 - 9:44pm
Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Gazette area high school basketball scores, stats and more from Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Girls 5A No. 7 Cedar Rapids Prairie 61, Linn-Mar 30 Sidney McCrea and Mallory...
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Caden Stoffer’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gives Cedar Rapids Prairie a 45-44 win over Linn-Mar

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 17, 2019 - 9:08pm
MARION — They ended up getting two great looks: one planned and one unplanned. The unplanned one went in. Caden Stoffer had it, a 3-pointer from the high wing with under a second remaining...
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Hayden Fry brought the sizzle and the steak to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 17, 2019 - 9:06pm
His legend was built on winning, of course. Without the three Big Ten championships and three Rose Bowl trips, without the consistent and colorful winning for most of his 20 years as the head...
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‘Fryisms’: Hayden Fry scratched where it itched, and then some

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 17, 2019 - 8:29pm
Hayden Fry, who died Tuesday at the age of 90, was best known as the man who turned the Iowa football program into a winner after decades of losing. But he was equally well known for his turn of a...
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Sidney McCrea, Mallory McDermott keep Prairie girls' basketball clicking along at 5-0

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 17, 2019 - 8:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The clock is ticking, and Josh Bentley knows it. “Sometimes I just want to sit and enjoy it,” said Bentley, the girls’ basketball coach at Cedar Rapids...
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Photos: Cedar Rapids Prairie vs. Linn-Mar, Iowa high school girls' basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 17, 2019 - 7:49pm
The Prairie Hawks tamed the Linn-Mar Lions 61-30
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