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On Iowa Podcast: Happy Holiday, Hawkeye football fans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 9, 2019 - 3:44pm
There wasn’t a lot of drama with Iowa and its bowl destination. News started to leak around 11 a.m. on Sunday that Iowa was picked to face USC in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 (7 p.m. Iowa time...
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Pinning Combination: Independence tournament and more Iowa high school wrestling thoughts

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 9, 2019 - 3:35pm
The big Iowa high school wrestling tournament to discuss on this week’s Pinning Combination is Independence, where Cael Lisbon’s Cael Happel took down two nationally-ranked wrestlers...
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Linn-Mar’s Paul James will be head coach in 2020 Iowa Shrine football game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 9, 2019 - 3:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa High School Football Coaches Association announced the coaching staffs for the 2020 Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Classic. The game is July 18, 2020, at the UNI-Dome in...
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Iowa men's basketball vs. Minnesota: Live score updates, how to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 9, 2019 - 2:30pm
The Iowa Hawkeyes’ (6-3, 0-1) Big Ten men’s basketball home opener is Monday night against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-4, 0-0) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Stay tuned for...
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Pinning Combination: Cliff Keen Invite takeways, Iowa vs. Princeton analysis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 9, 2019 - 2:17pm
The college edition of this week’s Pinning Combination Iowa wrestling podcast recaps the Cliff Keen Invite and discusses Iowa’s dual Sunday at Princeton. Join The Gazette’s K.J....
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Minnesota at Iowa men’s basketball at a glance: Time, TV, teams info

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 9, 2019 - 10:22am
What: Minnesota (4-4, 0-0) at Iowa (6-3, 0-1) in men’s basketball When/where: 7:01 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena TV: BTN (Kevin Kugler, Robbie Hummel) Livestream: FoxSports.com Radio/Satellite...
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Bump Elliott: Unassuming leader made Iowa athletics mighty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 9, 2019 - 10:00am
Bump Elliott retired as the University of Iowa’s men’s athletics director in 1991, yet what he molded in his 21 years at that job remain as visible in Iowa City as the Old...
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Tyrese Haliburton puts No. 16 Seton Hall away in frenetic Iowa State basketball win

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 8, 2019 - 9:28pm
AMES — Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton hit the biggest shot of the game against Seton Hall. It was a 3-pointer with 2:30 left that sent Hilton Coliseum into a frenzy and increased Iowa...
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Iowa State football fans elevate Cyclones to Camping World Bowl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 8, 2019 - 6:25pm
AMES — Matt Campbell has led Iowa State to three bowls in three years. First was the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., in 2017, then the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio last season. This year, the...
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Iowa's A.J. Epenesa and Tristan Wirfs ask for NFL draft grades and thus begins the process

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 8, 2019 - 5:12pm
IOWA CITY — A.J. Epenesa prepared for the NFL question and was totally ready. Tristan Wirfs knew it was coming, but was still nervous. Wirfs’ hands were clasped and his fingers...
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Hawkeyes, Cyclones face football royalty this bowl season

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 8, 2019 - 2:46pm
USC and Notre Dame. How’s that for a pair of bowl opponents for our state’s major-university football teams? The games themselves aren’t the Rose and Orange bowls, but you...
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Iowa ships out to San Diego for Holiday Bowl vs. USC

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes and Holiday Bowl got to know each other in the late 1980s and early ’90s. The games were doozies, too. In 1986, the Hawkeyes beat San Diego State on Rob...
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Iowa State will face Notre Dame in Camping World Bowl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 8, 2019 - 1:40pm
For the first time since 2002, Iowa State is bowl bound for the third straight season. The Cyclones’ reward is a marquee opponent. Iowa State (7-5) will face No. 15 Notre Dame (10-2) in the...
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Iowa basketball foes: Single-team Luka Garza at your own risk

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 8, 2019 - 11:13am
The promotion at Michigan’s Crisler Center last Friday was Star Wars Night, with people in costumes from that movie on the concourse and so forth. It would be easy to say Iowa had Luka...
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Bump Elliott, leader of dominant era of Iowa athletics, dies at 94

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 8, 2019 - 9:40am
C.W. “Bump” Elliott, who guided one of the most dominant eras in Iowa athletics history, died Saturday. He was 94. A football player and then coach at Michigan, Elliott became...
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Dan Anderson of MFL MarMac is the 2019 Gazette area football coach of the year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 7, 2019 - 10:13pm
MONONA — Dan Anderson reflected on the coaches who made an impact in his life. He played for Decorah Hall of Fame coaches Dick Wuest, Bill Post and Dennis Olejniczak, learning the toughness...
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C.R. RoughRiders give up 3 goals in 54 seconds of 3rd period to lose heartbreaker to Chicago, 4-3

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 7, 2019 - 9:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One bad minute of hockey spoiled Saturday night for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. One really bad minute of hockey. The Chicago Steel scored three goals in 54 seconds early in...
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Lisbon's Cael Happel downs nation's No. 2-ranked wrestler for title at Independence

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 7, 2019 - 8:13pm
INDEPENDENCE — Cael Happel said he was eating lunch earlier this week when he learned he might cross paths with another of the nation’s top prep wrestlers. Happel was ready to sink his...
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Photos: Cliff Keen Independence Invitational, high school wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Independence High School hosted its invitational wrestling meet. Thirty-two teams from around Iowa and the midwest participated, with local winners at 106, 132, 138, 145, 160, and 285.
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Cedar Rapids Prairie boys' basketball gets feel-good, if not unexpected, win over North Scott

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 7, 2019 - 6:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Different season, different teams, different outcome. That latter a feel-good one for Cedar Rapids Prairie. “Their program, their reputation, they are so well coached,...
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