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Greenway-Hodge was just a beautiful thing, all the way around

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2018 - 1:03pm
Three cool things: 1. I so wanted to invite myself along on the trip Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge took together to Greenway’s home in South Dakota.
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Ricky Stanzi: Good for Iowa, great for America (he's not actually running for office)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2018 - 12:43pm
Three cool things: 1. Ricky Stanzi had a good game here. Let’s explore the tall, longhair dude from the shores of Lake Erie.
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Alaric Jackson, Cedrick Lattimore suspended for Iowa’s season opener

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 8, 2018 - 10:05am
Iowa football announced Wednesday the suspensions of Alaric Jackson and Cedrick Lattimore for violation of team policy and rules. The two will sit out the Hawkeyes’ home opener on Sept. 1 game...
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Everyone punts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 7:14pm
Three cool things: 1. Well, you knew we’d get to punting and here it is. Sort of. Former Iowa punter Ryan Donahue got a Big Ten player of the week out of this game with a 51.0 average on five...
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Wins over Michigan used to get better gas mileage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 6:52pm
Three cool things: 1. Iowa wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos was silenced by himself and his coaches in this one. In part it’s because he’s “speechless” or at least...
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Kyle McCann was definitely standing at the end

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 6:35pm
Three cool things: 1. I’ve been a Kyle McCann apologist for a while now. It wasn’t as easy as just putting Brad Banks in there in 2001. McCann played QB in game 1 of the Kirk Ferentz...
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Iowa vs. Syracuse: Anatomy of a goal-line stand

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 6:15pm
Three cool things: 1. This is that game. The broken punctuation of the official final scoring summary maybe tells it the best. Unadorned and official, it goes straight to the heart of the...
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How Parker Hesse became a Hawkeye up on Teeple Creek

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 5:09pm
WAUKON — Picnic Woods Drive runs up a massive hill that tells you, if you already didn’t know, you are in the Driftless region. Prehistoric icebergs missed this stretch of America in...
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Iowa State football notes: Coaching individuals, defensive leaders and more from media day

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 5:03pm
AMES — Coaching and teaching are very similar professions. Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell recognizes that. But instead of teaching a class of 30, he’s teaching a group of more...
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Iowa State football’s Cedar Rapids pipeline expects to make impact

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 4:33pm
AMES — Iowa State has had an influx of players from the eastern part of the state, specifically the Cedar Rapids area in recent years, which is historically Hawkeye country. It started with...
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Mike Humpal's 50-year-old knee allowed Iowa to stand up straight and upset Illinois

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 3:53pm
Three cool things: 1. I’m 51 and have had two scopes on my left knee. I’m living on maybe a dime’s worth of cartilage for the rest of my life. So far, so good. It gets sore, but...
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When the 2004 Iowa RB thing was happening

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 3:34pm
Three cool things: 1. This was the ugly first cut during the ACL disasters of 2004. Marcus Schnoor, Albert Young and Jermelle Lewis did suffer ACL injuries. Marques Simmons didn’t suffer his...
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When Iowa put on a clinic in blocking kicks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 3:19pm
Three cool things: 1. The 2003-04 seasons were the zenith of Iowa’s special teams under Kirk Ferentz. Kicker was going great. Punter was OK. And the Hawkeyes were blocking kicks like mad...
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5 questions for UNI football entering the 2018 season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 2:56pm
CEDAR FALLS — With fall camp underway and media day on Wednesday, here are the five biggest questions Northern Iowa’s football team needs answers before its Sept. 1 kickoff at Montana. 1....
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It’s Sean McCarty’s “bucket list” week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 7, 2018 - 10:04am
In the alphabetical listing of the players at this week’s PGA Championship, Sean McCarty is immediately after Hideki Matsuyama and immediately before Rory McIlroy. Japan’s Matsuyama is...
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5 questions for Iowa State football entering the 2018 season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2018 - 8:24pm
AMES — Ahead of Iowa State football media day Tuesday, here are five questions for the Cyclones’ 2018 season to ponder. 1. Who takes over at middle linebacker?   Last season, Iowa State...
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Iowa City Liberty's first day of varsity football features quick change of plans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2018 - 4:31pm
NORTH LIBERTY — The first varsity football practice ever for Liberty High School was Monday morning at 6:30. Well, it was supposed to be at 6:30. A deluge of rain forced a late change of...
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Edwar Colina pitches Cedar Rapids Kernels out of 5-game losing streak

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2018 - 4:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — There are games when Edwar Colina looks every bit the part of a major league starting pitcher. One of those games came Monday afternoon. The best way to describe the 21-year-old...
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Tigers believe ‘the best is yet to come’ Prep volleyball: Tipton returns virtually intact after last year’s state-tourney debut

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2018 - 2:07pm
TIPTON — It was a historical season, one with an abrupt ending. “The girls went to the state tournament with really wide eyes, and I did too,” Tipton volleyball coach Amy...
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Preseason volleyball Super 10: Cedar Rapids Jefferson begins 2018 on top

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - August 6, 2018 - 11:56am
The prep volleyball season opens today with practice throughout the state, so here is The Gazette’s preseason area Super Ten: 1. Cedar Rapids Jefferson Last year: 39-7, 6-0 MVC Mississippi...
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