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Is third place in Big Ten wrestling the new normal for Iowa?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2019 - 2:19pm
How do you define success? I think we all can agree the Iowa women’s basketball team had a wildly successful weekend in Indianapolis, capturing its first Big Ten tournament title since 2001....
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UI ordered to pay millions in another contractor dispute — this time about the football practice facility

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2019 - 1:33pm
IOWA CITY — Another contractor has won millions in a spat with the University of Iowa over payment for campus construction — although UI representatives, again, are fighting the award and...
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Iowa’s Sam Stoll receives at-large berth

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2019 - 1:24pm
University of Iowa heavyweight Sam Stoll received an at-large berth to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The NCAA released the at-large selections Tuesday afternoon, rounding out the...
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Xavier’s Ollie Ruffalo finds passion in paintball

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2019 - 10:49am
CEDAR RAPIDS — One fun activity led a Cedar Rapids youth to an international team. Xavier freshman Ollie Ruffalo is on Team USA for paintball and will be traveling to Amsterdam for a...
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Ex-Cyclone Monte Morris enjoying life in the NBA

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2019 - 10:06am
DALLAS — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser once said success is where preparation and opportunity meet. It’s a quote which is especially apt for former Iowa State star...
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Iowa State’s upset bid comes up short in Big 12 women’s basketball championship

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2019 - 10:28pm
OKLAHOMA CITY — No. 19 Iowa State gave top-ranked Baylor its best shot in the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament championship game Monday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, but the...
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Hurdler Trent Davis ready to chase state gold for Linn-Mar boys’ track and field

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2019 - 9:05pm
CEDAR FALLS — Trent Davis has put in the work. The Linn-Mar senior toiled throughout the summer and into the winter with a strenuous training regimen with the goal of claiming an elusive track...
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UNI’s Ben Jacobson reflects on critical call in MVC championship loss to Bradley

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2019 - 6:29pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson said Monday that he has yet to watch the film of his team’s 57-54 loss to Bradley in Sunday’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament...
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Iowa State vs. Baylor in Big 12 women's basketball championship: Live updates, How to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2019 - 6:13pm
No. 19 Iowa State (25-7) takes on No. 1 Baylor (30-1) in the championship game of the 2019 Big 12 women’s basketball tournament Monday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla....
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Iowa’s Tyler Cook, Jordan Bohannon get All-Big Ten recognition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2019 - 3:49pm
Iowa juniors Tyler Cook and Jordan Bohannon got All-Big Ten men’s basketball recognition Monday, as did freshman Joe Wieskamp. Cook was named second-team all-conference in the media voting. He...
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Iowa all-state boys' basketball 2019: Jake Hilmer, DJ Carton named Mr. Basketball co-winners

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2019 - 3:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It was three years ago in late February, and North Linn’s boys’ basketball team had just been upset by Alburnett in a district game. Mike Hilmer was despondent,...
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Wrestling Weekend That Was: Iowa, Iowa State, UNI open postseason

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2019 - 2:41pm
College wrestling’s postseason has reached full throttle. Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa competed in qualifiers. Loras produced its best national finish, while Wartburg had its worst...
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Our 20 favorite photos from the 2019 Iowa state basketball tournaments

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2019 - 12:16pm
I spent the last two weeks in Des Moines covering the Iowa high school girls’ and boys’ state basketball tournaments. We had nine Gazette area girls’ teams over the five classes and...
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5 prime candidates for Iowa Mr. Basketball 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 11, 2019 - 12:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association will reveal its 2019 boys’ basketball all-state teams Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. That’s also when the 2019 Iowa Mr. Basketball...
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Iowa State earns shot at No. 1 Baylor in Big 12 women’s basketball championship

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 10, 2019 - 8:47pm
OKLAHOMA CITY — No. 19 Iowa State built a big lead and held on to top No. 22 Texas 75-69 on Sunday in the semifinal round of the Big 12 Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Cyclones...
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‘Unbreakable’ Hawkeyes bent, but never buckled

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 10, 2019 - 8:06pm
INDIANAPOLIS — Hannah Stewart took a hard dive into the Iowa bench. Tania Davis took a shot to the head and landed under the basket, not moving for moments before finally getting up. Stewart,...
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Iowa trips Maryland for Big Ten women's basketball tournament championship

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 10, 2019 - 7:31pm
INDIANAPOLIS — When she was driving her car around campus, Megan Gustafson saw confetti. When she was walking to class, she imagined cutting down a net. “I have visualized this for four...
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Prairie’s Keegan Murray named all-Metro boys’ basketball player of the year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 10, 2019 - 7:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Keegan Murray of Cedar Rapids Prairie has been named Metro boys’ basketball player of the year in a vote of Metro coaches, it has been announced. Murray, a 6-foot-8...
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Celebrate Iowa Hawkeye Megan Gustafson's senior year in 22 photos

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 10, 2019 - 6:58pm
Megan Gustafson has just finished a performance for the ages against Maryland in the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament championship. The Hawkeye senior scored 45 points en route to a 90-76...
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Big Ten wrestling 2019: Final team scores, championship results

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 10, 2019 - 6:44pm
Penn State wrapped up its sixth Big Ten wrestling championship Sunday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., with 157 1/2 points, 35 more than Ohio State. Jason Nolf (157) of the Nittany Lions and...
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