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Iowa volleyball coach Bond Shymansky fired due to NCAA violation

University of Iowa volleyball coach Bond Shymansky has been fired due to “a major violation of NCAA rules,” Iowa athletics director Gary Barta announced Wednesday. An independent...
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Endangered species in Iowa, around the globe, can be saved

ANAMOSA — Across the world, animals are becoming endangered, including several in Iowa. “The best things Iowans can do to help with our endangered species is to become educated on which...
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Hawkeye football’s most-interesting 2019 games: No. 12 Miami (Ohio)

Ranking the games of the Iowa 2019 football schedule in terms of being interesting is something I started doing a few years ago (here’s the 2017 example), and it got plenty of disagreement...
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North Linn responded after getting ‘our butts beat’

Despite the mounting win total, Marv Porter didn’t like everything he was seeing. “We were getting a nonchalant attitude, thinking we didn’t have to work too hard,” said...
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Marion’s Sydney Nielsen has become a leader for softball team

MARION — Teams with ambitious goals need strong leaders. The Marion varsity softball team’s goal is to make state this year, and they have senior Sydney Nielsen to lead the way. Nielsen...
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Area softball Super Ten

This week’s area softball Super Ten, through games played Tuesday, June 18: 1. CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY * Record: 19-1. MVC: 16-0. * Streak: Won 15. * Last week: 1st. 2. IOWA CITY HIGH * Record:...
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Addy Alber takes advantage of opportunity for Cedar Rapids Kennedy softball

CEDAR RAPIDS — If teams are going to intentionally walk Kaylin Kinney, somebody else needs to step forward if Cedar Rapids Kennedy is going to meet its lofty goals in July. Why not Addy...
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Oliver Martin's first steps with Iowa football

IOWA CITY — Maybe at some point, we’ll all look back at this and laugh. But for right now, tracking incoming transfer wide receiver Oliver Martin is a little like getting a glimpse of Big...
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For Iowa’s A.J. Epenesa, knowledge is power

IOWA CITY — The Hawkeye fire department doesn’t ask questions. It sees the fire and it runs straight into it. This particular fire happened in the fourth quarter of the Outback Bowl. On...
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Austin Phyfe ready to get UNI basketball career restarted after medical issue

CEDAR FALLS — Despite adding four scholarship freshmen to its 2019-20 roster, Northern Iowa likely will see Austin Phyfe’s return as the most impactful addition in 2019-20. Phyfe, who...
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Iowa football schedule 2019: Early look at opponents, point spread predictions and more

This summer’s Iowa football look ahead series previewing all 12 of the Hawkeyes’ 2019 opponents has wrapped up. Here’s an overview, with links to every in-depth post.   Miami...
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Lok Wur narrows college choices to 5, and Iowa ...

Lok Wur, we hardly knew ye. Last week brought the news that a 6-foot-9 wing with skills from suburban Omaha had been deemed academically eligible by the NCAA and wouldn’t be playing junior...
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Iowa women's basketball will face Clemson in 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

IOWA CITY — The first piece of Iowa’s 2019-20 women’s basketball scheduling puzzle has been placed. The Hawkeyes will host Clemson as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Dec. 4 at...
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Garrett Bormann helps lead Iowa City High to sweep over Cedar Rapids Washington

CEDAR RAPIDS — Garrett Bormann is listed as the smallest player on Iowa City High’s baseball roster. At 5-foot-7 and 130 pounds, the Little Hawks junior plays much bigger than his frame,...
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Iowa high school baseball rankings: Iowa City West moves up to No. 3 in 4A

Iowa City West has been a fixture in the Iowa high school baseball rankings since the start of the season. The Trojans have been a bit streaky this season, winning their first six games, dropping...
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The epitome of consistency, Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Josh Winder becomes an all-star

CEDAR RAPIDS — Consistency for a starting pitcher is taking the baseball every fifth day. Or sixth day, in the case of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. They employ a six-man rotation to limit...
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Iowa announces women’s basketball staff reassignments

IOWA CITY — Jenni Fitzgerald has been by Lisa Bluder’s side for the better part of the past three decades. She isn’t going away. But her role is changing. Fitzgerald, who —...
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Women’s softball league offers players opportunity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - June 17, 2019 - 11:03am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Haley McFarlane calls the Iowa Women’s Softball League “one in a million.” That’s because it’s an opportunity college softball players in the...
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David Olberding relishes 2 holes-in-one in 5 days

According to Golf Digest, there are 150,000 holes-in-one per year from an estimated 490 million rounds of golf. The odds are 2,500-to-1 for a pro golfer to score an ace, 5,000-to-one for someone with...
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Engine issues spoil Joey Gase's homecoming at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON — Joey Gase went into Sunday’s NASCAR CircuitCity.com 250 race hoping to accomplish a lifelong dream — win at Iowa Speedway — with at least 50 or 60 family members...
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