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Iowa football 2018 depth chart projection: Defense

May 24, 2018 - 5:38pm
Twenty years of Kirk Ferentz now and not a lot has changed since 1999. We’re talking Ferentz, his approach and core football beliefs. Ferentz holds defense way up there, maybe No. 1, as far as...
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Frank Lindwall, Iowa State men’s golf ready for NCAA Championships

May 24, 2018 - 4:46pm
AMES — Iowa State men’s golfer Frank Lindwall went home to Cedar Rapids after the NCAA Regionals. He played a round of golf with Iowa Golf Hall of Famer Larry Gladson. Gladson was...
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Iowa State basketball assistant Neill Berry joining Texas staff

May 24, 2018 - 2:43pm
AMES — Iowa State men’s basketball assistant coach Neill Berry is on the move. Berry is headed to Texas to be an assistant under Shaka Smart, Texas announced Thursday. Berry had just...
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Iowa baseball crashes out of Big Ten tournament as offense disappears

May 24, 2018 - 2:02pm
OMAHA, Neb. — The team-wide slump wasn’t supposed to last, especially not in a win-or-go-home showdown just 24 hours after maybe the worst hitting day of the year. Iowa knew what...
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Class 2A Iowa high school boys’ state tennis meet looks wide open

May 24, 2018 - 12:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For the first time since 2015, there is an air of uncertainty surrounding the Class 2A boys’ state tennis tournament. Iowa City West’s Jiung Jung, one of only four...
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Cedar Rapids Jefferson adds to tradition with Metro baseball tournament title

May 23, 2018 - 9:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Jefferson received a reminder of the program’s baseball history every time they practice or arrive for a home game. The J-Hawks knew they had a chance to add...
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Iowa City High shuts out Linn-Mar in boys’ soccer substate semifinals

May 23, 2018 - 9:06pm
IOWA CITY — After a long and hard battle, Iowa City High propels onward after beating Linn-Mar, 3-0, Wednesday night in the Class 3A boys’ soccer substate semifinals. No. 4 City High...
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Goal by Dylan Anderson delivers Cedar Rapids Kennedy boys’ soccer to substate final

May 23, 2018 - 8:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With 4:30 left in the game, Dylan Anderson nearly scored his first goal of the season, but his strike only found the crossbar. Twenty-five seconds later, opportunity knocked...
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Cedar Rapids Prairie boys’ soccer benefits from postseason experience

May 23, 2018 - 8:47pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The swarms were relentless Wednesday night at John Wall Field. Gnats surrounded fans and coaches. Cedar Rapids Prairie’s attack blitzed Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s...
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Undefeated Marion boys' soccer scores substate semifinal win over Clear Creek Amana

May 23, 2018 - 8:36pm
MARION — Marion boys’ soccer head coach Marco Fichtner was on the outside looking in when his team squared off again Clear Creek Amana in a Class 3A substate semifinal Wednesday. What he...
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Exchange student Andrija Mijatovic boosts Cedar Rapids Xavier boys' soccer

May 23, 2018 - 7:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Xavier boys’ soccer team already had high postseason expectations. After seeing the season-long impact of Croatian foreign-exchange student Andrija...
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UNI men’s track hoping to carry MVC success to NCAA qualifier

May 23, 2018 - 4:29pm
CEDAR FALLS — Fresh off its first Missouri Valley Conference men’s outdoor track and field championship since 2009, Northern Iowa has 20 athletes — 15 men and five women —...
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Cascade’s Race Cuckler playing his best golf, shooting for state meet medal

May 23, 2018 - 2:55pm
CASCADE — Race Cuckler was 4 years old when his stepdad introduced him to golf. They would venture to a small par-3 course among the rural acres of Jones County before advancing to Fillmore...
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Iowa baseball has uncharacteristic performance in Big Ten tournament first-round loss to Michigan

May 23, 2018 - 2:39pm
OMAHA, Neb. — It’s not often that Iowa’s hitters have stepped to the plate with the wind blowing in from center field at a pitcher-friendly ballpark while the early morning sun...
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Colin and Kaye Cole trying to help tackle cancer

May 23, 2018 - 1:49pm
Colin Cole came to Iowa in 1999 and made a difference. The defensive tackle from south Florida was one of Kirk Ferentz’s first high school recruits after Ferentz became the Hawkeyes’...
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Coaching role reversal

May 23, 2018 - 1:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Sally Hart walked up to the coaches meeting before a soccer match and the officials looked to Hart’s assistant coach for information. Kayla Kregel contacted a recruit and...
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Cedar Rapids’ Zach Ralston chasing NASCAR dream

May 23, 2018 - 1:25pm
Zach Ralston has a full-time job, actually owns his own tiling business. He also is a racecar driver from Cedar Rapids with a dream — a very expensive dream, he admits. “My goals is to...
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Are sports participation medals a good thing?

May 23, 2018 - 1:14pm
I attended my 8-year-old grandson’s first track meet a couple weeks ago — a meet that, because of our last spring, had the kids competing against each other rather than competitors from...
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Iowa high school softball preseason rankings: 4 defending champions start at No. 1

May 23, 2018 - 11:27am
Four defending state champions, including the two-time Class 1A queens from Lansing Kee, are the top-rated teams in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s first softball rankings, released...
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NFL to fine teams if players on field refuse to stand for anthem

May 23, 2018 - 10:48am
NEW YORK, May 23 — National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday announced a new policy that will fine teams an undetermined amount if players on the field fail to stand...
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