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North Scott dampens Andy Courtney’s debut at Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 9:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The first chapter of the Andy Courtney era has been written. “I’m just glad it’s over and out of the way,” Courtney said. “This gives us an...
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Iowa wrestling still looks to put best pieces all together

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 7:41pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa Coach Tom Brands has options and that has been a good thing to start this season. The third-ranked Hawkeyes have not had all their key components to the lineup in through the...
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College Football Playoff rankings: Iowa State remains in top 25

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 6:26pm
Iowa State’s Big 12 championship hopes were dashed with a 24-10 loss to Texas last week, but the College Football Playoff committee still has the Cyclones among the top 25 teams in the...
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Iowa tight ends continue to put on a show

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 5:25pm
IOWA CITY — It’s the time of year to enjoy the sleepy traits of turkey and ask really good football players if they plan to make the jump to the NFL. So, will the world be drafting Iowa...
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Iowa football bowl projections ahead of final regular-season game

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 4:20pm
If you’re hoping a Holiday Bowl appearance is on the Hawkeyes’ New Year’s Eve agenda this year, you’ll like the look of this week’s bowl projections. Seven of the eight...
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Iowa State football to host Drake in regular-season finale

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 3:13pm
Iowa State has replaced Incarnate Word with Drake for its rescheduled non-conference game Dec. 1. Kickoff is 11 a.m. at Jack Trice Stadium. The game is a replacement for the original season-opener...
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Iowa football seniors near finish line with heads high

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 2:49pm
IOWA CITY — Parker Hesse wore a black pullover to media interviews Tuesday that said “Own The Rose Bowl Game.” I wondered if it was something issued to Iowa’s football...
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Dancing is a sport to this sophomore

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 2:44pm
ANAMOSA — Imagine a person who spends countless hours a day working on stretching, routines, postures, correct facials and being told “one last time” every time. She is able to...
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Iowa football Quick Slants: T.J. Hockenson a Mackey Award finalist

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 2:32pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa defensive lineman Matt Nelson said he hasn’t gotten any grief from his younger brother, Kevin ... yet. Kevin Nelson was part of a Cedar Rapids Xavier football team that...
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Iowa State football notes: Matt Campbell wants to see how Brock Purdy responds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 1:52pm
AMES — Iowa State true freshman quarterback Brock Purdy lost his first game as the primary quarterback Saturday against Texas. Purdy struggled, completing just 10 of his 23 pass attempts for...
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Bloodlines give Iowa Hawkeyes some basketball oxygen

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 12:47pm
Last week, Patrick McCaffery of Iowa City West signed a national letter of intent to play men’s basketball at Iowa in 2019. Among those at his signing ceremony were Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery...
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Iowa women's basketball schedule about to make a turn

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 11:40am
IOWA CITY — The beginning of the Iowa women’s basketball season has been hijacked by some big, big numbers. Such as 100 points per game. Like 62 percent from the field. And 30.7 assists...
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Rivalry Saturday marks its 15th year in 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 20, 2018 - 8:50am
The transition to Thanksgiving weekend and Coe College was somewhat random. But the combination worked well enough to repeat. “You don’t have to worry about weather as much in November...
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Iowa boys’ swimming 2018-19: Area teams, swimmers to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:36pm
A look at Gazette area boys’ swimming teams and swimmers to watch for the 2018-19 season. Teams Cedar Rapids Washington  Chris Cruise has coached the Warriors since 1998 and this year’s...
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This Weekend In Wrestling: UNI opens dual season with East Coast swing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:32pm
Give thanks for wrestling this week. If you see any young men jogging after Thanksgiving meals, the chances are those runners are wrestlers. From an East Coast swing to local tournament titles, this...
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Iowa State football: 5 Things to know about Kansas State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:29pm
AMES — The Iowa State (6-4, 5-3) football teams’s Big 12 championship hopes were dashed last week against Texas. Kansas State (5-6, 3-5) is playing for a bowl berth in Saturday’s 6...
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UNI defense has to be ready for Lamar’s ground attack in FCS playoffs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:22pm
CEDAR FALLS — Given it was 1964 the last time Northern Iowa (6-5) and Lamar (7-4) shared the gridiron, the football offices inside the UNI-Dome are in the midst of long days and short nights...
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#oniowapod talks 63-0, Nebraska, bowls and Iowa's future

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 5:09pm
The Athletic’s Scott Dochterman and I kept the tight end controversy questions in check on this week’s episode of the On Iowa Podcast. Or tried to. There’s plenty to talk about...
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Iowa all-state volleyball 2018: Tipton’s Sommer Daniel is tops in 3A

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 4:10pm
For Sommer Daniel, there is no offseason. A week after the high school volleyball season ended, Daniel was in a beach tournament in the Quad Cities. Actually, it was a sand tournament,...
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Iowa men's basketball team ranked, but not rejoicing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - November 19, 2018 - 3:21pm
IOWA CITY — Were he among the 32 coaches of the USA TODAY men’s basketball poll, Fran McCaffery would have included his Iowa team on his ballot. And why not? Iowa’s championship in...
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