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Most high school basketball coaches want a shot clock in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2019 - 10:24am
It’s about time. That’s how the majority of area high school basketball coaches feel about adding a shot clock to the sport in Iowa. “It would promote faster-paced and more fun...
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Iowa at Purdue men's basketball: TV, time, data

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 3, 2019 - 8:50am
What: No. 20 Iowa (11-2, 0-2) at Purdue (8-5, 1-1) When/Where: 6 p.m. (CT), Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Ind. TV: BTN (Dave Revsine, Stephen Bardo) Live streaming: BTN2Go Satellite radio: XM 81,...
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UNI open Missouri Valley play with win at Bradley

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2019 - 10:00pm
PEORIA, Ill. — The UNI men’s basketball team got off to a 1-0 start in Missouri Valley Conference play on Wednesday night, defeating Bradley University, 65-47. The Panthers and Braves...
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Coe men’s basketball winning games in a variety of ways

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2019 - 9:58pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Coe men’s basketball team is beginning to string a few wins together. More importantly, they are finding varied paths to victory. Four days after setting a school...
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Lindell Wigginton powers ISU men to Big 12 basketball win

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2019 - 9:36pm
STILLWATER, Okla. — Lindell Wigginton scored 17 points off the bench, and Marial Shayok added 16 points, including four key free throws in the stretch run, as Iowa State outlasted Oklahoma...
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Iowa State women open Big 12 play with win at home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2019 - 8:15pm
AMES — Iowa State women’s basketball team opened conference play where it left off non-conference play on Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum. when it played Kansas State (9-4, 0-1 Big...
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Luther women’s basketball clamps down on Coe in overtime victory

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2019 - 8:14pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For the Luther women’s basketball team, the new year brought renewed commitment. Through the first month of the season, various lineup combinations yielded just two Norse...
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Iowa Hawkeyes join salute to life of Tyler Trent

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2019 - 4:34pm
Before Iowa competes against Purdue in men’s basketball Thursday night at the Boilermakers’ Mackey Arena, the two teams will be united in sentiment. Both clubs will wear #TylerStrong...
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Michelle Goodall steps down as Cedar Rapids Kennedy volleyball coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2019 - 2:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Not so long ago, Cedar Rapids Kennedy was a regular at the state volleyball tournament. At the height of Michelle Goodall’s tenure, the Cougars advanced to the semifinal...
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Nick Drahozal back at Xavier, now a coach

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2019 - 12:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — There is no place like home. Just ask former Cedar Rapids Xavier wrestler Nick Drahozal. A 2014 graduate, Drahozal has returned to the Xavier wrestling program as an assistant...
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Hawkeyes relish ‘chance to fix’ last year’s losses to Nebraska

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 2, 2019 - 12:57pm
IOWA CITY — It was one of the low points in recent Iowa women’s basketball history. “Very embarrassing,” Makenzie Meyer recalled. It came last season, just three days...
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Iowa football look ahead: NFL will take a bite, but the chase begins for the 2019 Hawkeyes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 11:29pm
TAMPA, Fla. — The confetti stays in the air only so long. The Outback Bowl trophy will go into the two-story case at the Hansen Center before the week is over. Vital seniors will say goodbye....
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MVC men’s basketball preview: This is likely a 1-bid league in 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 8:11pm
CEDAR FALLS — With non-conference play over, the Missouri Valley Conference has likely fallen short of securing consideration for an at-large bid when Selection Sunday rolls around in March....
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Big 12 men’s basketball preview: What is Iowa State’s ceiling?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 7:59pm
AMES — Iowa State men’s basketball opens Big 12 play Wednesday against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. (ESPNews). The Big 12, once again, is one of the — if not the —...
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Iowa-Mississippi State Game Report: Outback Bowl grades, stats, notes and more

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 6:19pm
TAMPA, Fla. — A closer look at Iowa’s 27-22 win over No. 18 Mississippi State in Tuesday’s Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Play of the Game The Setup: If we can personify...
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Nick Easley’s ‘right on time and out of nowhere’ Iowa football career

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - January 1, 2019 - 5:48pm
TAMPA, Fla. — The math added up quickly for Nick Easley. At one point during the Outback Bowl run-up, he realized that, whoa, he was up to 95 receptions in just two seasons. Asked if he wanted...
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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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