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Iowa high school football Week 4: Who the ranked teams face

7 hours 37 min ago
A pair of Class 4A top-five matchups highlights the Iowa high school football Week 4 schedule, but every other class has at least one game between unbeaten teams. Here’s a look at who the...
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Get ready for Hockey Night in Coralville

September 17, 2020 - 5:13pm
CORALVILLE – In a year filled with bad tricks, two new treats have come our way. One is Xtream Arena, a 5,100-seat arena here in the Iowa River Landing mixed-use development just off I-80. The...
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Podcast: Takeaways from an unusual Iowa high school football season, 3 weeks in

September 17, 2020 - 4:35pm
When Friday night’s games reach halftime, the Iowa high school football regular season will be halfway over. That was fast. With an expanded playoffs this year, there are only seven...
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Iowa football talks about getting to the field and staying there

September 17, 2020 - 3:24pm
Yes, Big Ten football is back and on track for an Oct. 23-24 return. The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going anywhere and so you need to remember the colors and the numbers. The Big Ten developed a...
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Together at English Valleys in the beginning, best friends Curt Ritchie and Tom Wilson forge great coaching careers

September 17, 2020 - 2:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You all thought the “Cradle Of Coaches” was Miami University in Ohio, but that’s the wrong answer. It’s actually English Valleys High School. Let’s...
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Coralville announces it is getting a professional hockey team

September 17, 2020 - 2:01pm
CORALVILLE — The Corridor is getting its first professional hockey team. An announcement was made Thursday afternoon that an agreement has been made to bring a club in the minor league ECHL to...
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On Iowa Podcast: Big Ten football is coming back

September 17, 2020 - 1:16pm
The Big Ten football spigot has been turned on. Let’s rephrase, the Big Ten football spigot has been allowed to trickle during this COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, the Big Ten said yes to football on...
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Who benefits when football returns with no fans?

September 17, 2020 - 12:09pm
IOWA CITY — The return of Hawkeye football — even without fans in the stands — should be a boon to some businesses, especially those serving food. The Big Ten on Wednesday...
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Prep golf notes: C.R. Xavier hosts loaded district with local flavor

September 16, 2020 - 8:26pm
The postseason picture is beginning to come into focus for area golf teams. Their path to the state tournament is set. Iowa High School Athletic Association has released Class 4A district hosts and...
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Gazette Area Fab 5: Defending state champions Mount Vernon volleyball, Mid-Prairie cross country among top teams

September 16, 2020 - 5:57pm
Eastern Iowa’s sports landscape is splattered with successful programs and teams, regardless of sport or class. Successful teams can emerge anywhere. Here are some notable programs of this...
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Former Hawkeye swimmers say they’re getting no answers from University of Iowa on dropped sports

September 16, 2020 - 4:30pm
Former University of Iowa swimmers and parents of current Hawkeye swimming and diving team members continue to fight for the reinstatement of men’s and women’s swimming at that school,...
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UNI Athletics launches fundraising effort as it faces $2.5 million revenue shortfall

September 16, 2020 - 4:08pm
CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa athletics department took its fundraising efforts public Wednesday to help overcome losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UNI’s athletics development...
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Iowa high school football Week 4: A closer look at the top Cedar Rapids area games

September 16, 2020 - 4:05pm
Week 4 capsules for Cedar Rapids Metro, Iowa City and select area high school football games. Cedar Rapids Washington at Dubuque Senior Site and time: 7:15 p.m. Friday, at Dubuque (Dalzell...
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What is antigen testing? Daily coronavirus test is key to Big Ten football’s return

September 16, 2020 - 2:50pm
In its plan to resume football games next month, the Big Ten Conference announced new protocols for those on the field during practices and games. Among these measures are stringent testing for...
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Gov. Kim Reynolds notes Iowa City’s ‘trend in the right direction’ as Big Ten announces football return

September 16, 2020 - 2:40pm
During a Wednesday news conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds said she was not familiar with the criteria the Big Ten was using for resuming football but believed students in the Iowa City community were...
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Westfield Tennis Club in Cedar Rapids may be closed a year after derecho damage, owner says

September 16, 2020 - 2:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A private indoor tennis facility in southwest Cedar Rapids was so significantly damaged by the Aug. 10 derecho storm that it likely will be closed for at least a...
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Book chronicles Cedar Rapids Prairie golfer's effort to help people fight substance abuse, honors brother

September 16, 2020 - 1:27pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In the face of great personal loss, they opted for an opportunity to help others make gains. Jeff Johnston recalled the moment he presented directions his sons, Ian and Roman...
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Iowa Hawkeyes' long road to 2020 fall football season is in sight

September 16, 2020 - 1:11pm
The University of Iowa athletics department wanted football all along. On Wednesday, the Hawkeyes got their season. The Big Ten announced return to play on Oct. 23-24 with an eight-game schedule in...
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Iowa wrestling assistant coach Ryan Morningstar treated for stroke

September 16, 2020 - 12:26pm
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa confirmed Wednesday that Hawkeyes assistant wrestling coach Ryan Morningstar was treated for a stroke last month. The two-time All-American and former Lisbon...
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Volleyball notes: Independence gets a crucial early Wamac West win

September 16, 2020 - 11:52am
It’s far too early to use a Sharpie, declaring Independence as the Wamac Conference West Division volleyball champion. But if you want to scribble in the Mustangs, lightly with a pencil for...
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