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Eastern Iowa ski resort gets early start thanks to colder-than-normal temps

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 23, 2018 - 8:04am
The magic number is 28 degrees. That’s how cold it needs to be for the machines at Sundown Mountain Resort to whir on and blast man-made snow onto its 21 ski runs. Colder-than-normal November...
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Elerson Smith finds his place on UNI’s deep defensive line

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2018 - 11:53pm
CEDAR FALLS — When Northern Iowa has played its best football this season, as many as eight defensive linemen have played an integral part. One of the eight defensive linemen in position...
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Iowa football vs. Nebraska: Predictions, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2018 - 11:29pm
Iowa (7-4, 4-4) is a 9-point favorite on Black Friday as it hosts Nebraska (4-7, 3-5) in the regular-season finale at Kinnick Stadium. Here are predictions, pregame links and TV, radio and streaming...
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College football TV guide: Thanksgiving weekend schedule, top games to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2018 - 9:26pm
Warm up the leftovers and find a spot on the couch. Thanksgiving weekend brings us two straight days of wall-to-wall college football, with plenty of conference championship and playoff implications...
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New faces, same early success for Kirkwood men’s basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2018 - 1:46pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In junior-college basketball, significant roster turnover is a yearly expectation. Unless they red-shirt, players have two seasons to make an impact and hopefully earn a...
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Nebraska, Iowa, everybody: Hype is part of the game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2018 - 8:47am
Back in June, a Las Vegas sports book posted over/under numbers on 2018 regular-season win totals for college football teams. For instance, the number on Maryland was 4.5 wins. If you bet the over,...
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Prospect Meadows prepares for home stretch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 22, 2018 - 7:52am
MARION — In the world of sports, November usually is dominated by football and basketball. But for those with the Prospect Meadows project, baseball is on their minds. Despite the chilly...
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Iowa's perfect blend at defensive end

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 10:51pm
IOWA CITY — The story of Iowa’s 2018 defensive ends begins with the fact that Chauncey Golston isn’t good at basketball. The are other, more important things, of course. The...
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Hawkeyes catch their breath in a breather against Alabama State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 9:59pm
IOWA CITY — Wednesday was a night for building confidence, sustaining momentum, and getting playing time for walk-ons at the end of the bench. After playing like money in New York last week...
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Iowa football #PaintedTower mailbag: If Iowa's bowl were a Thanksgiving dinner ...

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 8:43pm
I need to rock today, so Drive-By Truckers. “It’s a straight shot, all it took was luck to not get caught.” It’s going to be a short #PaintedTower mailbag this week. I...
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Iowa State football still has plenty to play for

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 1:17pm
AMES — Iowa State’s football team let the biggest game in program history slip through its hands last Saturday against Texas. The Cyclones (6-4, 5-3) were in control of their own...
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Iowa high school bowling 2018-19: Area teams and bowlers to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 1:08pm
The West Delaware boys’ bowling team has won back-to-back Class 1A state championships. But, the program has a new challenge ahead of it this winter — a move to Class 2A. Head coach Bob...
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Play Action: Kansas State Wildcats at Iowa State Cyclones

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 12:53pm
AMES — Iowa State (6-4, 5-3 Big 12) has a chance to bounce back after its first loss in six games against Kansas State (5-6, 3-5 Big 12) on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Kickoff is 6 p.m.,...
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Play Action: Nebraska Cornhuskers at Iowa Hawkeyes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 12:42pm
Nebraska (4-7, 3-5 Big Ten) comes to Kinnick Stadium to face the Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4) on Black Friday. After dropping their first six games in Scott Frost’s first season as Huskers head coach,...
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Pinning Combination: A closer look at Iowa wrestling’s 2018-19 start

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 11:58am
The Pinning Combination gives thanks to wrestling this week. Join The Gazette’s K.J. Pilcher, The Predicament’s Wyatt Schultz and former Cedar Rapids Jefferson coach Dick Briggs to talk...
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Coaching connections aplenty as Iowa and Nebraska meet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 11:57am
IOWA CITY — Nebraska might have one up on the Iowa Hawkeyes going into their regular-season finale Friday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium. A one up you might not have even considered. Cornhuskers...
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On Iowa Gameday: Our Iowa-Nebraska prop bets and picks

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 11:33am
The season finale of On Iowa Gameday comes to you a day early, ahead of Iowa and Nebraska meeting on Black Friday. This game is about bragging rights more than anything, with Iowa having clinched...
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Fun Facts, Nebraska-Iowa: Stephen King edition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 10:43am
Does “Black Friday” sound fun to you? What’s next, “Morbid Monday?” “Woeful Wednesday?” “Traumatic Thursday?” Well, let’s not get...
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Coe basketball squads adjusting style of play to match personnel strengths

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 9:53am
CEDAR RAPIDS — At Coe College, the start of the college basketball season has revealed a bit of a metamorphosis. Key graduation losses have necessitated a change in direction for both...
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At a Glance: Alabama State-Iowa men’s basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 21, 2018 - 8:28am
What: Alabama State (2-2) vs. Iowa (4-0) in men’s basketball When/where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, 7:30 p.m. TV: BTN (Jeff Levering, Jess Settles) Series: Iowa leads, 2-0. Hornets data:...
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