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College Football Playoff rankings: Iowa, Iowa State in first Top 25 of 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2018 - 5:18pm
Iowa and Iowa State are not in the conversation for College Football Playoff berths at the end of the season. But both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones have resumes good enough to occupy spots in...
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Iowa high school volleyball regional finals: Tuesday's 1A, 2A live updates, scores

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2018 - 4:42pm
We know 24 Iowa high school volleyball state qualifiers. By the end of Tuesday night, 16 more will have punched their tickets. Regional finals are 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) Tuesday in Classes...
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Nate Stanley’s thumb, confidence under the microscope going into Purdue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2018 - 3:48pm
IOWA CITY — It’s gamesmanship for everyone. Nate Stanley said very little about his thumb on Tuesday. He mostly kept his hands in his hoodie pocket. “I’m just going with the...
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DJ Durkin and Damon Evans will retain jobs at Maryland after months of controversy; former Iowa provost Wallace Loh to retire in 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
Maryland football coach DJ Durkin, who has been on administrative leave since Aug. 11, is expected to return to the sidelines on the recommendation of the University System of Maryland Board of...
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From Iowa to glory: Ahmad Wagner, Monte Morris, Rocky Lombardi

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2018 - 2:48pm
Unlike the news cycles in news, the news cycles in sports have a considerable amount of positive stories. Please allow me to name a few. That’s an effort at civility, by the way. Ahmad Wagner...
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Iowa State football notes: Enyi Uwazurike out for the season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2018 - 2:09pm
AMES — Defensive end Enyi Uwazurike injured his leg early in Iowa State’s win over Texas Tech and will miss the rest of the season. Cyclones Coach Matt Campbell announced Tuesday that...
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Iowa football Quick Slants: No 100-yard rusher yet, Noah Fant's usage and more

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2018 - 1:41pm
IOWA CITY — We’re heading into November, and the Iowa Hawkeyes still don’t have a 100-yard rusher in a game. That’s so un-Iowa like. Ivory Kelly-Martin has come the closest,...
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North Cedar volleyball photos

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2018 - 1:07pm
CLARENCE — The North Cedar volleyball season ended last week with a regional loss to West Branch. The Knights finished the season 21-18, losing their final three matches. Here are some photos...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier powers its way to third straight state volleyball berth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 8:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Xavier started fast and didn’t let up on the throttle much at all. The Saints are now revved up and ready to return to the state volleyball tournament for the...
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Independence displays quickness, experience in return to state volleyball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 8:51pm
INDEPENDENCE — Independence has its opportunity to take another step. One year after being swept out of the first round at the volleyball state tournament, the fifth-ranked Mustangs earned a...
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Linn-Mar outlasts Pleasant Valley to return to state volleyball for third straight year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 8:43pm
MARION — Anything but Game 5. Anything. “Of course, yes,” said Linn-Mar’s Tori Niemeyer. “We wanted to get it done there.” Which the fifth-ranked Lions were...
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson makes it back-to-back state volleyball appearances

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 8:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A state-tournament return. And a first-round rematch. Sydney Kloubec can’t wait. “I’m ready,” she said. “We want them. Bring them...
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Iowa high school state volleyball tournament: 2018 pairings, schedule

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 8:26pm
The Iowa high school volleyball tournament comes to the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids again from Nov. 6-9. Forty teams around the state qualify, eight in each of the five classes. Class 3A,...
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Iowa State football: 5 things to know about Kansas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 6:05pm
It wasn’t long ago Iowa State (4-3, 3-2 Big 12) and Kansas (3-5 1-4) battled for the bottom of the Big 12. But under the direction of Matt Campbell, the Cyclones have removed themselves from...
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UNI women’s basketball has postseason aspirations again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 5:50pm
CEDAR FALLS — Three WNITs and one NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years have entrenched Northern Iowa women’s basketball as a consistent player in the Missouri Valley...
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Iowa high school volleyball regional finals: Monday's 3A, 4A, 5A live updates, scores

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 4:47pm
By the end of Monday night, 24 Iowa high school volleyball teams will have punched their tickets to next week’s state tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Regional finals...
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UNI football: Loss to Western Illinois came down to missed opportunities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 3:35pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa football’s 37-17 loss Saturday to Western Illinois was a classic game of “what could have been.” Entering Saturday’s tilt, the Panthers...
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Iowa football: 5 Things to know about Purdue

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 2:24pm
What now? That seems to be the question heading into Week 10 of the college football season, Iowa’s ninth game and second straight road tilt. The Hawkeyes (6-2, 3-3) couldn’t get the...
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Ed-Co, HLV, Montezuma seeking state volleyball breakthroughs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 12:52pm
Eileen Bergan admits to superstition. “We were in a regional final a few years ago, we practiced on the Sunday before, and we lost our big hitter (to injury),” the Edgewood-Colesburg...
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Zeb Noland to transfer from Iowa State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2018 - 12:10pm
Iowa State quarterback Zeb Noland has left the team and will transfer after the semester, head coach Matt Campbell announced Monday. Noland, a sophomore from Watkinsville, Ga., started four games and...
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