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Jason Polin scores club-record 5 goals, 4 in the 3rd period as C.R. RoughRiders beat Fargo

April 12, 2019 - 9:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The greatest individual goal-scoring effort in Cedar Rapids RoughRiders history helped make Saturday night’s regular-season finale really, really important. Jason Polin...
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Zach Johnson’s relatable moment at Masters draws laughs from pros and fans

April 12, 2019 - 8:18pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. — If you’re a golfer, you might have accidentally missed your ball on a swing as a beginner. Or maybe even inadvertently nicked it sideways on the tee box. The latter...
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Coe baseball, Zach Kammin remain hot despite cold conditions

April 12, 2019 - 7:04pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Coe’s Zach Kammin remembered what it was like to bat on cold days. So, when the Kohawk ace took the mound with the temperature about 40 degrees and a sharp 25 to 35 mile...
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Iowa’s special teams will do whatever it takes to beat you

April 12, 2019 - 4:09pm
IOWA CITY — No, LeVar Woods isn’t on the internet all day looking for trick special teams plays. That comes later, during game week preparation. And it’s not so much which trick...
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On UNI Podcast: Linebackers coach D.J. Vokolek talks spring football

April 12, 2019 - 3:11pm
Second-year assistant head coach and linebackers coach D.J. Vokolek joins this week’s On UNI Podcast to talk spring football, replay review, the competition at linebacker and much more. Click...
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Tyler Cook gave Iowa men’s basketball plenty

April 12, 2019 - 2:45pm
Here are things you may or may not have known about Tyler Cook: He cared far more about winning than scoring 25 points. He had great rapport with his Iowa Hawkeyes basketball teammates. He was always...
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Iowa’s Tyler Cook declares for NBA Draft

April 12, 2019 - 2:33pm
IOWA CITY — Iowa basketball junior forward Tyler Cook will be an early entry for the 2019 NBA Draft, with the intention of remaining in the draft and not returning to school for his senior...
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Mount Mercy’s Jump Start program aims to help kids build relationships

April 12, 2019 - 8:44am
Mount Mercy University’s Jump Start program was born a few years ago when the school received a generous investment toward the building of Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex. With these new...
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1A No. 2 Dyersville Beckman blanks No. 3 Solon in Wamac boys’ soccer showdown

April 11, 2019 - 8:18pm
SOLON — The Dyersville Beckman boys’ soccer team was anxious to get back on the field. Two days after letting a 2-0 lead turn into defeat against South Tama, the Class 1A second-ranked...
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Zach Johnson stuck in neutral in first round of Masters

April 11, 2019 - 8:06pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Zach Johnson shot a 2-over 74 Thursday at Augusta National in the first round of The Masters. The 2007 champion had a hard time getting out of neutral on a course that yielded...
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Coe baseball coach Steve Cook gets right back to work after 500th win

April 11, 2019 - 7:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Coe baseball coach Steve Cook reached a personal and professional milestone Saturday. He enjoyed some time with current and former players, his family and a few friends. The...
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Larger Mike Rose preparing for larger role with Iowa State football

April 11, 2019 - 5:06pm
AMES — Much of the talk and questions that surround spring football center around replacing seniors who played key roles. Iowa State has to replace four-year starter Willie Harvey at outside...
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A bouncing punt, a buckled knee, Iowa’s Shaun Beyer survived 2018

April 11, 2019 - 4:32pm
IOWA CITY — Tuesday could’ve been awkward for Shaun Beyer. The junior from Shellsburg and Cedar Rapids Kennedy grad has waited his entire life for this moment. He’s the No. 1 tight...
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Regular season concludes for Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, who seek first-round USHL playoff bye

April 11, 2019 - 3:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — This is it. The marathon known as the United States Hockey League regular season finally concludes this weekend. It all began way back in late September, when the 17 league...
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Cedar Rapids’ Jim Novak makes bowling history

April 11, 2019 - 2:19pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — On a Monday afternoon in February, Jim Novak found his groove. Bowling in the Young at Heart league, Novak started on lanes 17 and 18 knowing one lane hooks more than the other,...
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‘Cultivating’ ducks a bit like gardening

April 11, 2019 - 2:02pm
Gardeners seem to survive a long winter well. They have hope and patience. Their virtues come from participation. Gardeners don’t just want warmer days so they can walk the block in short...
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Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp enters NBA Draft, not hiring agent

April 11, 2019 - 12:48pm
Iowa freshman guard Joe Wieskamp will go through the NBA Draft evaluation process, he announced Thursday. He will not hire an agent. Prospects can still return to school if they withdraw from the...
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Xavier’s Korey Johnson has high hopes for his hurdlers

April 11, 2019 - 12:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Behind every great athlete is a great coach. Behind every Cedar Rapids Xavier hurdler is coach Korey Johnson. Johnson has found ways to motivate his runners on and off the...
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It’s Iowa running game week for the #oniowapod

April 11, 2019 - 12:30pm
This was Iowa running game week. Offensive line coach Tim Polasek and running backs coach Derrick Foster spoke with the media this week. They were honest about where their position groups sit. The...
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No spring football game at UNI in 2019

April 11, 2019 - 10:19am
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa’s spring practice injuries — along with injuries still healing from the end of last season — will prevent an anticipated spring football game from...
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