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No. 11-seed Missouri State eliminates Iowa State from NCAA tournament, 69-60

March 25, 2019 - 9:55pm
AMES — Layups skipped across the rim. Passes were errant. Crucial 50-50 rebounds went the other way. The blueprint for an end to the Iowa State women’s basketball season was...
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Patrick McCaffery, D.J. Carton among those participating in Wednesday’s Eastern Iowa All-Star Games

March 25, 2019 - 8:30pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The annual Eastern Iowa All-Star Games prep basketball event is scheduled for Wednesday night at Kirkwood Community College’s Johnson Hall. The girls’ game will...
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UNI doesn’t expect to name starting QB in spring

March 25, 2019 - 6:59pm
CEDAR FALLS — Health and a four-way quarterback battle loom over Northern Iowa’s spring football practices. UNI Coach Mark Farley revealed Monday that Trevor Allen, Mason Neisen, Nick...
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Reality, schmeality: This is the time for Hawkeyes to chase the dream

March 25, 2019 - 5:05pm
IOWA CITY — It’s a simple question, but this is the NFL and potential first-10 draft picks don’t want to look too eager. Noah Fant has been invited to the NFL draft April 25 in...
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Jason Pershing steps down as boys’ basketball coach at Solon

March 25, 2019 - 4:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Jason Pershing has stepped down as Solon boys’ basketball coach to take a position as Mount Mercy University’s first assistant athletics director. Pershing is a...
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Iowa State vs. Missouri State in NCAA Tournament: Live updates, How to watch

March 25, 2019 - 2:46pm
No. 3-seed Iowa State hosts No. 11-seed Missouri State in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Monday at Hilton Coliseum. The winner advances to the Sweet 16 in Chicago....
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Iowa Hawkeyes prove they can defend in NCAA Tournament

March 25, 2019 - 1:27pm
IOWA CITY — You knew that the Iowa Hawkeyes could score. Here’s some news. They can defend, too. Iowa held Missouri — and its All-American, Sophie Cunningham — well below...
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Megan Gustafson, Spencer Lee shine bright on sports-filled weekend

March 25, 2019 - 1:14pm
Like a lot of you. I spent the weekend watching a lot of sports. To be honest, that’s not always the case. Being around sports all day, there are times it feels good to step away during a...
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Competitiveness runs in Benton hurdler Grace Martensen’s genes

March 25, 2019 - 12:05pm
VAN HORNE — When Grace Martensen was beaten in the preliminaries of the Class 3A girls’ 100-meter hurdles at last year’s state track and field meet, Marty Thomae knew what to...
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Girls' track and field 2019: Gazette area individuals and teams to watch

March 25, 2019 - 12:05pm
A look at the top returning area individuals and top projected area teams for the 2019 girls' track and field season, with last year’s state results. Individuals Summer Barthelman, sr.,...
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Iowa men's basketball look-ahead: “We’ll have size, depth and experience”

March 24, 2019 - 8:43pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — They used low expectations from outsiders as a motivational tool this season, but Iowa’s men’s basketball players no longer can plant that chip on their...
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Cedar Rapids Washington freshman Hannah Stuelke commits to Iowa

March 24, 2019 - 4:36pm
IOWA CITY — When Hannah Stuelke was southbound toward Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, this wasn’t part of the plan. “No, not at all,” she said. “This just felt like the...
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Inside the Iowa men's basketball (almost) comeback of the ages

March 24, 2019 - 4:24pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Iowa almost made NCAA men’s basketball tournament history, as well as its Sweet 16. The Hawkeyes nearly became the second team to come from 25 points behind to win a...
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Makenzie Meyer ‘a difference-maker’ again for Iowa women's basketball

March 24, 2019 - 4:13pm
IOWA CITY — Suddenly, it seems Makenzie Meyer can’t miss. It started in Indianapolis. It continued at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Meyer hit 4 of 7 shots from long range and scored 18 points...
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Iowa sprints away from Missouri, marches to the Sweet 16

March 24, 2019 - 3:52pm
IOWA CITY — The buzzer rang, the teams shook hands and Megan Gustafson slapped the floor. Hannah Stewart had another idea, a more amorous way to treat the Carver-Hawkeye parquet. “It...
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Iowa Hawkeyes' rally was everything but enough against Tennessee

March 24, 2019 - 3:17pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. Then it was overtime, and then it was over. "A Tale of Two Halves" is the simplified version of 10th-seed Iowa’s...
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Iowa State turns attention to next season: Which Cyclones will be back?

March 24, 2019 - 2:56pm
AMES — After Iowa State’s 62-59 loss to Ohio State on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, coach Steve Prohm wanted to turn his attention to next season. The Cyclones lose...
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Balanced scoring attack has Iowa State confident before second round of NCAA tournament

March 24, 2019 - 2:40pm
AMES — In its NCAA women’s basketball tournament opener on Saturday, Iowa State was a point away from all five starters scoring in double figures. That balanced attack just might be the...
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Iowa women’s basketball earns Sweet 16 berth

March 24, 2019 - 2:08pm
IOWA CITY — Talk about a Sweet swan song. Megan Gustafson poured in 24 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, and eighth-ranked Iowa dusted Missouri, 68-52, in an NCAA women’s basketball...
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Iowa’s furious comeback against Tennessee comes up short in NCAA Tournament second round

March 24, 2019 - 12:45pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It nearly became one of the greatest comebacks in NCAA men’s basketball tournament history. Iowa erased a 25-point Tennessee lead to force overtime, but ran out of gas...
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