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University of Iowa pays $35,000 so far for Bond Shymansky NCAA probe

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 9:24am
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa Athletic Department has paid nearly $35,000 to a Kansas City-area law firm whose investigation of former Head Volleyball Coach Bond Shymansky ended in the...
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Jerry Carstens, 10th winningest coach in Iowa high school girls' basketball, dies at 79

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 31, 2019 - 9:02am
Jerry Carstens was hard to coach against, and not always easy to play for. “He was very demanding,” said Cindy McCarthy, a six-on-six girls’ basketball forward for Carstens at...
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Levi Weldon, Kaden Wetjen lead surging Williamsburg football into playoff opener

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 10:11pm
WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg football is in a good place right now. After a rugged non-district slate replete with playoff teams produced a 1-3 record, the Class 2A ninth-ranked Raiders rolled...
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Spencer Lee will compete for Iowa with eyes set on 2020 Olympics

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 9:06pm
MOUNT VERNON — One of the biggest questions surrounding University of Iowa’s wrestling program concerned Spencer Lee’s availability for the upcoming season. The Hawkeyes’...
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Iowa wrestling looks to return to top with talented and balanced lineup

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 7:40pm
MOUNT VERNON — University of Iowa has not won a national team championship since 2010. The Hawkeyes have had opportunities during that span, but the NCAA title haul stalled at 23 with Penn...
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Photos: Iowa wrestling media day

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 7:11pm
Hawkeye wrestlers hold media day at Kroul Farms in Mount Vernon
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North Tama volleyball's #RevengeTour hits the regional-semifinal stage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 3:15pm
What’s a good motto without a hashtag? Stopped in the regional-final round last year, the North Tama Redhawks are “playing with a little chip on our shoulders,” according to Coach...
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Commitment of first full Iowa City Liberty football senior class leads to playoff reward

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 2:55pm
NORTH LIBERTY — The goal entering the season was “pretty simple” for the Iowa City Liberty football team. After all, the Lightning were entering just their second year as a...
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Lots of big races set for Iowa high school girls’ regional swimming and diving meets

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 2:51pm
The big names already have punched their tickets to state. With the change to swimmers in individual events being able to post state qualifying times during the regular season in 2018, the top girls...
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State of Iowa's D-line and linebackers: The future is fun, but time of the attack of the knee braces

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 2:10pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa football assistant coaches on Tuesday opened the hood of the car and talked a little bit about the engine and what makes it go. It’s always fascinating. If you listen,...
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Multisport athletes important at Iowa City West — and good for those doing it

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 1:50pm
IOWA CITY — It was the golden era of West High athletics. From 2010 to ’14, “Dynasty High” won 19 state championships across 10 different sports, including seven in the...
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Linn-Mar football returns to playoffs under veteran coach Paul James

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 11:12am
MARION — Marcus Orr recalled the team dinner before Linn-Mar’s season-opener against Dubuque Senior. Third-year Linn-Mar Coach Paul James addressed the team and then questioned their...
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Jordan Bohannon is a go ... for now

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 10:18am
Iowa men’s basketball point guard Jordan Bohannon is slated to play for the Hawkeyes Monday night when they play Lindsey Wilson College in a 7 p.m. exhibition game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena four...
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Man falls from upper deck onto fans below at ISU’s Jack Trice Stadium

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 9:28am
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State officials say they’re still investigating the fall of a man onto other football fans below at Jack Trice Stadium. The university says the fan tumbled from the...
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North Cedar football photos

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 8:21am
CLARENCE — The North Cedar football season ended last Friday with a 39-20 loss to Northeast at Doug Jackson Field. The Knights finished season at 4-5, losing their final four games after...
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Bowling season off and rolling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 30, 2019 - 7:50am
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s that time of year once again with bowling leagues already underway. Bowlers are needed, so please check with your nearest bowling center to sign up. You are sure to...
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Big 12 is wide open after crazy, upset-filled Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2019 - 11:12pm
AMES — Saturday was a nutty day in the Big 12. It started with Kansas State upsetting No. 5 Oklahoma, then Oklahoma State knocked off No. 23 Iowa State, TCU beat No. 15 Texas and the day ended...
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NCAA opens door to student-athletes earning pay

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2019 - 8:48pm
Amid rising pressure from lawmakers including two in Iowa to let college athletes profit from their fame, the NCAA announced Tuesday it would consider rule changes giving college athletes “the...
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Iowa City High conquers West, moves to 5A regional volleyball final

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2019 - 8:14pm
IOWA CITY — If Iowa City West had an advantage, it was its blocking game. “They have tall blockers, and if they were able to read where we were going, it gave us trouble,” said...
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Iowa Hawkeyes’ Gary Barta warns of pay-for-play ‘unintended consequences’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - October 29, 2019 - 8:09pm
IOWA CITY — Hours after the NCAA took the first step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to profit from use of their names and images, University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta told...
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