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Oskaloosa’s Cole Henry picks UNI men’s basketball

1 hour 41 min ago
CEDAR FALLS — Cole Henry, a 6-foot-9 forward from Oskaloosa announced his commitment to Northern Iowa on Monday night via Twitter. He held offers from Furman, American, Florida Atlantic,...
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Walk-on power at Iowa is always fueled by shoulder chips

2 hours 24 min ago
Three cool things: 1. Reggie Roby is Iowa’s greatest special teams player ever. Or maybe Nate Kaeding. Or Tim Dwight. They’re close. I think you have to lean Roby, because he was...
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Iowa City West attempts to reload after back-to-back 4A runner-up finishes

2 hours 46 min ago
IOWA CITY — A lot of talent has walked out the door following two straight trips to the Class 4A state championship game and there are less kids on hand to fill those spots, but you won’t...
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When Iowa football turned the corner

August 13, 2018 - 9:31pm
Three cool things: 1. After this one, Kirk Ferentz made the most definitive statement I’ve seen him make about the direction the Hawkeyes were headed. I’d love to say Ferentz and I...
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Trevor Larnach makes it another first-round pick in Cedar Rapids Kernels clubhouse

August 13, 2018 - 9:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Trevor Larnach has been going at this baseball thing for, well, a really long time without a break. He can fill you in on most of the specifics. “You start in September in...
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Mike Zadick responds after dismissal from Iowa State wrestling staff

August 13, 2018 - 7:55pm
AMES — Former Iowa State associate head wrestling coach Mike Zadick was given the opportunity to either resign or be terminated, he told The Gazette on Monday via text message. Iowa State head...
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Linebackers Willie Harvey and Marcel Spears bring experience to Iowa State’s defense

August 13, 2018 - 7:31pm
AMES — Iowa State football’s middle linebacker spot is still hotly contested. The coaches have narrowed the search to three players, Cedar Rapids native O’Rien Vance, redshirt...
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Marion looks to “super seniors” in attempt to reach playoffs

August 13, 2018 - 7:07pm
MARION — Marion Coach Tim Lovell inherited a winless program and led it to the cusp of the postseason in each of his first two seasons. In Lovell’s first season at the helm, a group of...
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Solon is the smallest 3A football school, but maintains big goals

August 13, 2018 - 5:09pm
SOLON — Many names are missing from last season’s historic defense, but expectations at Solon do not change. The Spartans head into 2018 with designs on making another run to the...
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#oniowapod reviews Iowa football’s Kids Day scrimmage

August 13, 2018 - 3:50pm
We decided this week’s On Iowa Podcast couldn’t wait. With media day and Iowa’s Kids Day open scrimmage last weekend, we chucked Thursday and went with the podcast today. So,...
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8 years removed, Julian Vandervelde trumpets Iowa football

August 13, 2018 - 2:10pm
August. When football training camps are in session, and retired players don’t miss the sweat, strain and drudgery a bit. Yet, former Iowa offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde tweeted the...
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Dallas Clark mowed and then he owned Kinnick

August 13, 2018 - 1:31pm
Three cool things: 1. I like Glen Mason. He was pretty fired up after this one. I think he thought the Gophers should’ve been able to squeeze a few more wins out of Iowa and third-year coach...
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Iowa's first Norm Parker game

August 13, 2018 - 1:15pm
Three cool things: 1. There’s a lot to unpack here, but, in my opinion, there are two games that unequivocally state Norm Parker’s role in Kirk Ferentz’s 20 years as Iowa’s...
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Cedar Rapids Xavier looks at 2018 as a new step

August 13, 2018 - 12:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Last year was last year. Celebrate in the moment, but now it is on to the next one. While the Cedar Rapids Xavier football team is the defending state champion in Class 3A, any...
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Monday football stuff: Akrum Wadley can’t afford more August fumbles

August 13, 2018 - 10:34am
Football is happening. August and Everything After, as Counting Crows would say. Here are a few unrelated Monday morning items: 1. To me, the most-interesting NFL training camp story involving a...
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Dubuque County wins twice Sunday to advance to American Legion Baseball World Series

August 12, 2018 - 8:10pm
DICKINSON, N.D. — Dubuque County is a historically baseball-esque part of the state. They love the sport there, have semi-pro teams and always strong high school teams. It was the site of the...
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New and views from Iowa football’s Kids Day

August 11, 2018 - 6:08pm
IOWA CITY — No, your football team didn’t win the Super Mega Bowl today. Context is important when it comes to August open scrimmages and college football. Saturday’s Kids Day at...
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Minor league notebook: C.R. Jefferson’s Spencer Van Scoyoc waits and waits for his 1st pro outing

August 11, 2018 - 3:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The monotony has to be excruciating, though Connor Van Scoyoc is doing his best to disguise it. The former Cedar Rapids Jefferson prep is in his third month as a professional...
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How area, local and former Hawkeye players are doing in pro baseball

August 11, 2018 - 1:02pm
HOW THEY’RE DOING l Jake Adams (Iowa) — A six-hit week for the first baseman from high-Class A Buies Creek (Astros) bumped his batting average to .190 in 47 games, with five home runs...
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Bittersweet PGA Championship for Sean McCarty

August 11, 2018 - 9:25am
ST. LOUIS — Sean McCarty beat Phil Mickelson. That isn’t how Solon’s McCarty will remember the 2018 PGA Championship, but he could take some solace in shooting 3-over-par over 36...
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