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Ryan Mahaffey rejoins UNI football as offensive coordinator

4 hours 47 min ago
CEDAR FALLS — Former Northern Iowa player and coach Ryan Mahaffey has rejoined Mark Farley’s staff as offensive coordinator. Mahaffey, who spent the past two seasons at Western Kentucky...
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North Cedar basketball photos

6 hours 11 min ago
CLARENCE — The North Cedar boys’ and girls’ basketball teams lost to Northeast on Jan. 11, the boys by a slim, 62-58, score and the girls, 53-38. The boys’ team stands...
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For Xavier girls’ basketball team, it’s more than a game

8 hours 19 min ago
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Xavier girls’ basketball team is wearing one red and one blue ribbon on their basketball shoes this season. Freshmen Maddie Steger Steger has ulcerative colitis,...
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Unsurprisingly, Tyler Cook’s status for Penn State is uncertain

9 hours 39 min ago
No matter if Tyler Cook plays at Penn State Wednesday night, Fran McCaffery’s Tuesday statement about Cook’s sprained ankle was promising. “I’m more encouraged than...
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Big second-half effort lifts Iowa women's basketball past Minnesota

January 14, 2019 - 8:07pm
MINNEAPOLIS — Halftime, Lisa Bluder said, “couldn’t come soon enough.” When it did, Tania Davis had something to say. “I told them we had 14 turnovers,” Davis...
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Cedar Rapids to be awarded United Premier Soccer League franchise

January 14, 2019 - 4:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After nearly a year, professional soccer is returning to Cedar Rapids. An official announcement is expected this week from the ninth-year United Premier Soccer League that Cedar...
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Iowa rings in the age of the NCAA transfer portal

January 14, 2019 - 3:09pm
By now you’ve heard about the NCAA transfer portal. It’s not quite free agency, but it’s close enough to make some coaches worry. “We’ve got guys on transfer portals,...
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Wrestling Weekend That Was: Cornell names tournament after late coach Mike Duroe

January 14, 2019 - 2:41pm
Cornell honored late coach Mike Duroe by placing his name on its home tournament and Ben Hewson made sure the Rams could celebrate some gold. Wrestling had marquee matches, controversial finishes and...
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A Cedar Rapids resident for 4 years, Brian Dinkelman gets his chance to manage Kernels

January 14, 2019 - 1:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With a baby girl at home and knowing full well about the grinding lifestyle of minor league baseball, Brian Dinkelman and his wife, Randi, decided to live full time in Cedar...
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Grades come before goals for Lisbon’s Parker Lindsey

January 14, 2019 - 12:42pm
LISBON — Boys’ soccer is coming sooner than many think. Lisbon junior Parker Lindsey knows that better than most. Lindsey has been playing soccer since the age of 5. He started on a...
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Iowa men’s basketball ranked 24th in coaches’ poll

January 14, 2019 - 11:21am
Iowa moved up a spot to 24th in this week’s USA TODAY coaches men’s basketball rankings. The Hawkeyes had wins of 73-63 at Northwestern and 72-62 over Ohio State since last week’s...
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T.J. Hockenson's 2018 season in 27 photos

January 14, 2019 - 10:11am
  Iowa Hawkeye tight end T.J. Hockenson has announced on social media that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft. This announcement comes on the heels of Hockenson finishing his junior season with...
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Chuck Long is a man of many hats

January 14, 2019 - 9:52am
Chuck Long is a lot of things to a lot of people. He’s the CEO and executive director Iowa Sports Foundation, which puts on the winter and summer Iowa Games among many other ventures....
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Iowa's T.J. Hockenson headed to NFL draft

January 14, 2019 - 9:14am
IOWA CITY — T.J. Hockenson announced Monday he is following teammates Amani Hooker, Anthony Nelson and Noah Fant into the NFL. The university also announced the departures. “Amani,...
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Gazette boys’ basketball poll: North Linn is your new No. 1 in its new class

January 14, 2019 - 12:40am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new class, but a familiar spot this week for the North Lynn Lynx. North Linn ascends to the No. 1 spot in Class 2A in the latest Gazette boys’ basketball rankings,...
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UNI men’s basketball relies on defense for win over Drake

January 13, 2019 - 6:10pm
CEDAR FALLS — A pair of late free throws from Spencer Haldeman and a first-half scoreless streak of 9 minutes, 40 seconds from Drake made the difference in Northern Iowa’s 57-54 win...
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Iowa wins marquee matchups, handles Minnesota

January 13, 2019 - 6:01pm
Kaleb Young sparked Iowa with a big move. Alex Marinelli fanned the flames. Fourth-ranked Iowa won seven bouts and scorched No. 8 Minnesota, 24-10, in a Big Ten Conference dual Sunday afternoon at...
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Iowa State wrestling dispatches of Fresno State

January 13, 2019 - 5:53pm
AMES — Iowa State wrestling took care of business Sunday at Hilton Coliseum against Fresno State. The 21st-ranked Cyclones easily disposed of the Bulldogs 31-6. Coach Kevin Dresser said if...
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Linn-Mar boys’ basketball gets by Cedar Rapids Kennedy at Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout

January 12, 2019 - 8:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Even with three wins in a row, Chris Robertson is looking for more out of his team. “We’re just trying to find consistency,” the Linn-Mar boys’...
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Texas edges Iowa State in top-25 women’s basketball matchup

January 12, 2019 - 8:03pm
AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team had a chance against No. 11 Texas with time expiring Saturday at Hilton Coliesum. Iowa State senior Bridget Carleton got the ball at the...
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