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Podcast: A look back at the 2020 Iowa high school state basketball tournaments

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2020 - 5:29pm
It was a surreal scene on Friday, March 13 at Wells Fargo Arena as the Iowa high school boys’ state basketball championship games were played with limited fans in attendance due to the COVID-19...
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Early 2020-21 outlooks for Iowa, Iowa State and UNI wrestling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2020 - 3:38pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes produced a memorable season that propelled them back atop college wrestling. Iowa rolled to an unbeaten dual season, a Big Ten Conference dual crown and...
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Iowa State 2020 position preview: Linebackers Mike Rose and O’Rien Vance should help bring along new starter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2020 - 3:21pm
AMES — Iowa State has a pair of juniors who will be anchors in the second level of the Cyclones’ defense in 2020. Mike Rose and O’Rien Vance both are all-Big 12 caliber...
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Video: Iowa’s 1980 win over Georgetown to reach the Final Four

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 22, 2020 - 10:42am
This weekend, I posted this story about Iowa’s run to the 1980 men’s basketball Final Four. A few people have asked me where they could watch the game. Well, it’s on YouTube. What...
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Iowa basketball’s “Fabulous Few” Final Four 40-year anniversary

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 21, 2020 - 9:31am
Forty years ago Sunday, Iowa played in the men’s basketball Final Four. That ended disappointingly, with the Hawkeyes falling to Louisville in the semifinals in Indianapolis on March 22, 1980,...
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Nick Reid of Central City is the Gazette boys' basketball player of the year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 21, 2020 - 9:28am
CEDAR RAPIDS — If you’re looking for the defining moment of Nick Reid’s did-things-few-others-did basketball career, don’t look at last winter’s outrageous scoring game...
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Aubrey Joens of Iowa City High is the Gazette girls' basketball player of the year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 21, 2020 - 9:28am
IOWA CITY — Everybody is dealing with hardships these days. If you’re a gym rat and the gyms are closed, that’s rough. “Most of them are closed here now,” Aubrey Joens...
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Iowa’s Spencer Lee named Hodge Trophy finalist

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 20, 2020 - 12:29pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa’s Spencer Lee dominated competition this season. The junior 125-pounder won everything he could and has a chance for one more triumph. Lee was named a...
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Luka Garza is Iowa’s 1st AP 1st-team All-America men’s basketball player since 1952

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 20, 2020 - 10:38am
For the first time since 1952, Iowa has a first-team Associated Press men’s basketball All-America player. Hawkeye junior center Luka Garza earned 63 first-team votes from the 65-person media...
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Tales of Iowa’s rarest stone

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 20, 2020 - 8:25am
Iowa’s oldest, rarest and most fearsome stone — the meteorite — has in ancient times left marks on the landscape detectable only by scientists and in modern times frightened...
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Brandon Clubb of Clear Creek Amana is the Gazette boys' basketball coach of the year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2020 - 11:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Brandon Clubb’s first clubb (club) at Clear Creek Amana three years ago wasn’t successful. The Clippers won twice. They lost 20 times. “The thing is we were...
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Brian Wheatley of North Linn is the Gazette girls' basketball coach of the year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2020 - 11:14pm
TROY MILLS — As the tone gradually quieted on a euphoric ride home March 7, North Linn girls’ basketball coach Brian Wheatley and assistant Kevin Goedken chatted quietly in the front of...
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UNI football 2020 position preview: Secondary poised to rank among FCS’ best

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2020 - 10:41pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa’s defense led the way toward a FCS Playoffs semifinal appearance against eventual runner-up James Madison last season. In its 17-0 semifinal loss to the...
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UNI football hires Shawn Watson as offensive assistant

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2020 - 3:10pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa football coach Mark Farley confirmed to The Gazette Thursday afternoon that former Georgia offensive quality control coach Shawn Watson has been hired as an...
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Here are the 2020-21 enrollment figures of Iowa high schools

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2020 - 12:22pm
For one year, Waukee will supplant West Des Moines Valley as the largest high school in the state. The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the 2020-21 BEDS Documents, the file from which...
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Kathleen Doyle is an AP 3rd-team All-American

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2020 - 10:46am
IOWA CITY — For the third consecutive year, the University of Iowa has an Associated Press women’s basketball All-American. Senior guard Kathleen Doyle was tabbed to the third team. Each...
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MACR Sharks shine at state YMCA swim meet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2020 - 10:01am
More than 700 swimmers from across Iowa packed the Marshalltown Natatorium for the 2020 YMCA State Championship Swim Meet earlier this month. Four individuals and three relay teams representing the...
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Photo gallery from a season following Iowa men’s basketball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 19, 2020 - 8:04am
I’m no photographer. I admire photography, enjoy it, and value the great work of the many photographers I’ve worked with in my career. But I like taking pictures of offbeat stuff, and...
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Meet the 2019-20 Gazette all-area boys' basketball team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2020 - 10:39pm
CEDAR RAPIDS – We’ll call this the Dandy Dozen. Of course, more than just 12 guys deserve to be on the 2019-20 Gazette all-area boys’ basketball team. So many good players, so few...
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Meet the 2019-20 Gazette all-area girls' basketball team

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 18, 2020 - 10:37pm
The roster is expanded this year. And very, very experienced. The Gazette releases its 2019-20 all-area girls’ basketball team today, a 12-player roster that features 10 seniors. In past...
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