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Is this heaven? Maybe, once MLB finishes Field of Dreams stadium in Dyersville

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 7:25pm
DYERSVILLE — Thousands of people “will most definitely come” to Dyersville next August to watch the first major league baseball game at the Field of Dreams, and in Iowa, period,...
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Ashton Cook and Alec Wick develop into potent passing combo for Iowa City Regina

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 7:14pm
IOWA CITY — Unbeknownst to the elementary school teachers assigned to playground duty, they had an up close look at the beginnings of a potent passing pair. Among kiddos running, racing and...
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Iowa football practices physically to play physically

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 6:23pm
MADISON, Wis. — Defensive ends A.J. Epenesa and Chauncey Golston are two of Iowa’s better football players. When the Hawkeyes blanked Northwestern heading into last week’s bye,...
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Iowa high school football playoffs 2019: Our area quarterfinal picks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 4:41pm
One more win and the UNI-Dome awaits. Which teams will move on? The Gazette’s Jeff Johnson, K.J. Pilcher and Jeff Linder analyze 10 of Friday’s Iowa high school football quarterfinal...
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Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor looks to get back on track against Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 4:34pm
MADISON, Wis. — As Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor and other players see it, preparing for the Hawkeyes is like “looking at yourself in a sense.” “It’s kind...
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Matt Campbell, Alex Grinch and the coaching tree of Mount Union legend Larry Kehres

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 4:23pm
AMES — Legendary football coach Larry Kehres knew when one of his football players would go on to become a coach after their playing days. Kehres has the highest winning percentage in college...
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Iowa State at No. 9 Oklahoma: The Big Analysis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 4:14pm
My thoughts on Saturday’s Iowa State-Oklahoma game in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma is a dynastic juggernaut. Year in and year out, the Sooners are one of the best teams in America....
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After multiple position switches, UNI’s Christian Jegen finds a home at safety

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 4:06pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa safety Christian Jegen is an example of how unique a career can become in FCS football. With only 63 scholarships compared to its FBS peers’ 85, there are...
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Iowa City West duo carries championship ambitions to girls’ state swimming meet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 4:00pm
IOWA CITY — They are teammates, training partners and best friends. The Iowa City West swimming duo of Aurora Roghair and Scarlet Martin are primed to have something else in common —...
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On UNI Podcast: Illinois State recap, FCS Playoff committee’s first top 10, Indiana State preview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 3:49pm
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier sportswriter Jim Nelson joins episode 36 of the On UNI Podcast to recap No. 5 UNI’s 27-10 win at then-No. 7 Illinois State last Saturday. We also discuss the...
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Hlastradamus Odds Pod: Picks for a big week of college football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 3:36pm
It’s a huge week of college football, with two battles of unbeatens plus big games for the state of Iowa’s FBS programs. Mike Hlas and Tim Sullivan make their picks against the spread...
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On Iowa Podcast: Iowa-Wisconsin preview, Phil Parker interview

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 3:21pm
If this is about championships and the big Big Ten football things, then Iowa has to get right with Wisconsin. That’s been the theme this week. Three straight, six of the last seven, eight of...
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Jaydin Eierman, 3-time All-American, transferring to Iowa wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 3:13pm
IOWA CITY — Jaydin Eierman, a three-time All-American with the Missouri Tigers, who entered the transfer portal one day earlier, has decided to continue his wrestling career with at...
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Oklahoma game is homecoming for Iowa State TE Charlie Kolar

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 9:45am
AMES — Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar grew up in Norman, Okla. He played high school basketball with former Oklahoma star and current Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young. He followed Norman...
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Iowa high school football playoffs 2019: Previewing all 9 area quarterfinal games

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 9:08am
Capsules for Friday’s area Iowa high school playoff football quarterfinal games. All games kick off at 7 p.m. Class 4A Urbandale (7-3) at No. 5 Cedar Rapids Kennedy (9-1) How they got here:...
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Iowa vs. Wisconsin: Fun Facts, the U2 Edition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 8:55am
Despite what the sports propaganda divisions of the University of Iowa or University of Wisconsin may tell you, the road to Indianapolis doesn’t go through Iowa City or Madison. However, there...
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Iowa football mailbag: The question on Big Ten tiebreakers is getting a little ahead of things

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 7, 2019 - 8:39am
My dad is from Wisconsin and my mom is from Dubuque. They actually did go to Iowa-Wisconsin games while they dated. They drove that Dickeyville 151 stretch every time. I wasn’t born yet, so...
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No. 18 Iowa at No. 13 Wisconsin: The Big Analysis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 6, 2019 - 9:06pm
Three straight, six of the last seven, eight of the last 11. Iowa has a Wisconsin problem. The Badgers are starting to pull away from the Hawkeyes. There will be a lot of denial to this notion. The...
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Iowa coaches still highest paid in the state, but median wages stay flat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 6, 2019 - 6:41pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz has seen his total pay increase nearly 40 percent in the last five years from $3.95 million in fiscal 2015 to $5.5 million in...
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Hawkeyes vow to forget their last game at Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 6, 2019 - 4:38pm
IOWA CITY — The play by play was a Halloween scarefest that happened a couple of weeks after Halloween. First possession: Akrum Wadley run for 4 yards, incompleted Nate Stanley pass,...
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