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Girls' basketball reset: In the MVC, 6 teams stand above the rest

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 5:08pm
The upper tier of the Mississippi Valley Conference is an undisputed — and unbalanced — Group of Six. Undisputed, because this group is far superior to the other 10 teams. Unbalanced,...
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Iowa 27, Mississippi State 22: Hawkeyes throw down with the 'big dog of the whole country'

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 4:58pm
TAMPA, Fla. — Iowa is a program that has chips on both shoulders. It probably wasn’t a great idea for Mississippi State players to carve those any deeper. The Bulldogs did exactly that....
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Ex Iowa football walk-ons walk off in glory at Outback Bowl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 4:32pm
TAMPA, Fla. — In a perfect Iowa football world, the Hawkeyes would have more Noah Fants and A.J. Epenesas. As Alabama and Clemson prove every year, a wealth of sheer talent and athleticism is...
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The most-read Iowa high school sports stories of 2018 on TheGazette.com

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 3:59pm
The Gazette sports staff has already voted on its top 10 stories of 2018. But what prep sports stories were read the most by our audience? There are stories of tragedy and triumph, and breaking news...
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Iowa vs. Mississippi State: Outback Bowl live updates, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 9:17am
Iowa (8-4) and No. 18 Mississippi State (8-4) will try to start 2019 with a win when they meet in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Stay tuned for live updates. Pregame...
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Forrest Frazier of Iowa City High has eyes on 2020 Olympics

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 31, 2018 - 3:00pm
IOWA CITY — For Forrest Frazier, realizing his ultimate swimming goal is a process. And the Iowa City High junior doesn’t shy away from the subject — earning a spot on the 2020...
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Iowa football vs. Mississippi State: Outback Bowl predictions, TV, live stream

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 31, 2018 - 2:32pm
No. 18 Mississippi State (8-4) is a 7-point favorite Tuesday against Iowa (8-4) in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Here are predictions, pregame links and TV, radio and...
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The Gazette's top 10 Eastern Iowa sports stories of 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 31, 2018 - 1:59pm
Before we take a giant leap into 2019, let’s reflect. Isn’t that what we do this time of year, other than set those resolutions we break in two or three weeks? A new year will bring new...
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Outback Bowl No. 6 is all about status for Iowa football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 31, 2018 - 12:03pm
TAMPA, Fla. — The Hawkeyes had just punched out Texas Tech in the 1996 Alamo Bowl. Iowa dominated, putting the Red Raiders and running back Byron Hanspard, who was a 2,000-yard rusher that...
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Iowa football #PaintedTower mailbag: Aw man, we’re never getting into practice again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 31, 2018 - 11:38am
Hey, last #PaintedTower of the season. Tampa has been cool. They have seafood here. Some good breweries. Mostly seafood.   Hi Marc! First time twitter user here. Website is weird! Anyway, will Iowa...
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Steve Alford out as UCLA basketball coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 31, 2018 - 11:11am
Apparently a 15-point loss at home was the last straw for UCLA and head basketball coach Steve Alford. UCLA athletics director Dan Guerrero has fired Alford, the school announced Monday morning....
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If ‘18 Hawkeyes are to have a memorable win, Outback is it

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 31, 2018 - 9:21am
The Iowa football team has been on national television a lot in its history. Certainly not as much as “The Big Bang Theory,” but a lot more than “Young Sheldon.” So it...
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Iowa's Alex Marinelli avenges loss for second straight Midlands title

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2018 - 9:07pm
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Iowa’s Alex Marinelli had this date in his sights. The 165-pound All-American wanted an opportunity to face Wisconsin’s Evan Wick. He earned his chance to...
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Mississippi State looks in mirror and sees ... Hawkeyes?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2018 - 6:43pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Is Mississippi State’s football program the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Deep South? This isn’t a Florida or an LSU the Hawkeyes are playing unlike in five of...
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Outback Bowl Play Action: Iowa vs. Mississippi State analysis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2018 - 5:39pm
The Hawkeyes (8-4) enter their sixth Outback Bowl against No. 18 Mississippi State (8-4) looking to end a three-game losing streak against the SEC. The collective scores in those game is 96-44, but...
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No. 16 Iowa falls to No. 21 Michigan State on historic day for Megan Gustafson

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2018 - 5:31pm
It was a record-setting day for senior Megan Gustafson but a tough-start afternoon in Big Ten play for the Iowa women’s basketball team. Gustafson broke the program record for career points,...
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UNI secures best Midlands finish in program history

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2018 - 5:09pm
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — The discussion at Northern Iowa’s wrestling media day was the need to transfer potential into production. The Panthers demonstrated signs of it this weekend. UNI...
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The Gazette's best sports photos of 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2018 - 1:16pm
A contest between two teams is more than a battle for the best score, it is actually a collection of stories: stories of teams and players, of parents and children, stories of hardwork, triumph,...
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Fun Facts: Mississippi State-Iowa, the John Grisham edition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2018 - 12:29pm
The most-fun thing about 11 a.m. on New Year’s is the Outback Bowl. At noon? We’ll see. Here are Fun Facts about the Outback Bowl: 1. The smallest crowd at Iowa’s five previous...
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Iowa Hawkeye fans, meet the Outback Bowl’s millon-dollar man

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - December 30, 2018 - 12:26pm
Thousands of Iowa Hawkeye fans are headed to Tampa, Fla., to soak up some sun and revel in the signature accomplishment that one man is paid more than $1 million each year to pull off — the...
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