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UNI men’s basketball hopes to build on end of up-and-down 2018-19 season

August 7, 2019 - 2:39pm
CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa men’s basketball team is in the midst of its first overseas trip in six years, following an up and down 2018-19 season. Starting forward Austin Phyfe...
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Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta’s contract extended to 2024

August 7, 2019 - 10:08am
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa announced Wednesday that the contract of athletics director Gary Barta has been extended for another three years, to June 2024. Barta will get a pay raise...
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Trevor Casanova, Albee Weiss together again with Cedar Rapids Kernels, who rally past Burlington, 6-5

August 6, 2019 - 9:01pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Their lockers are side by side in the home clubhouse. They hit sixth and seventh Tuesday night in the batting order again. Albee Weiss and Trevor Casanova just can’t get...
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Brock Barnhart, Ellie Braksiek early leaders in Rotary Pribyl golf tournament

August 6, 2019 - 4:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After Day 2 of the 2019 Rotary Pribyl Junior Golf Classic, two area seniors aspiring to play collegiate golf are leading the pack. Brock Barnhart of Cedar Rapids Kennedy stands...
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Photos: 2019 Cedar Rapids Rotary Prybl Junior Golf Classic

August 6, 2019 - 4:41pm
The 2019 Rotary Pribyl Junior Golf Classic continued Tuesday at the Cedar Rapids Country Club.
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Iowa State football look ahead: Kansas State moves on from the Bill Snyder era

August 6, 2019 - 4:20pm
AMES — Bill Snyder’s reign as Kansas State football coach is officially over. Snyder retired for the second time after last season — he retired once before in 2005 but came back in...
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Departure of Megan Gustafson sends Hawkeyes back to a 4-out attack

August 6, 2019 - 3:37pm
IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder’s conversion to a two-post offense attack was reluctant at first, but necessary. “The last couple of seasons, our posts were some of the best players on...
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UNI football: 5 questions entering 2019 season

August 6, 2019 - 2:28pm
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa football began its 2019 fall camp last Friday with more than 30 newcomers on its roster, 16 returning starters and a four-way quarterback competition. Needless to...
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Iowa lands basketball recruit Ahron Ulis

August 6, 2019 - 12:44pm
The Iowa men’s basketball team got a verbal commitment Tuesday from point guard Ahron Ulis of Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Ill. The 6-foot-2 Ulis, considered a 3-star...
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Another 1-run victory for Cedar Rapids Kernels

August 5, 2019 - 9:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kernels inched their record to a season best Monday night. It came on a one-run victory. Go figure. That’s just how this club has operated. Clutch in...
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Iowa all-state baseball 2019: North Linn’s Jake Hilmer named Class 2A captain

August 5, 2019 - 7:54pm
The numbers are astounding. The feats are almost unfathomable. North Linn’s Jake Hilmer capped a storied five-year prep baseball career with a memorable senior season dotted with state and...
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Football practice kicks off for some Iowa 8-player teams, Springville included

August 5, 2019 - 7:48pm
SPRINGVILLE — Football practice began Monday for seven area teams that will play Week 0 games later this month. Springville, which will open its season at Winfield-Mount Union on Aug. 23, will...
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Iowa State wants steady progression from sophomore stars Brock Purdy and Mike Rose

August 5, 2019 - 4:36pm
AMES — While expectations for Iowa State football continue to soar, Coach Matt Campbell wants to tamper expectations on sophomore stars Brock Purdy and Mike Rose. Purdy was the primary...
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Granny basketball national champs call Cedar Rapids home court

August 5, 2019 - 3:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — When Linda Jennings played basketball in high school, her team had to use electrical tape for the uniform numbers, frequently stopping to make sure the numbers didn’t...
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End of gender discrimination in sports led to great things

August 5, 2019 - 2:13pm
It’s so taken for granted now. Title IX is a civil rights law that mandates gender equity to American schools that receive federal financial aid. But it was less than a half-century ago when...
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On UNI Podcast: 3 questions for UNI football as fall camp begins

August 5, 2019 - 1:32pm
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier sportswriter Jim Nelson joins the On UNI Podcast to preview Northern Iowa football’s fall camp. We have three questions the Panthers will need to find an answer to...
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Iowa’s No. 4 most-interesting football game of 2019: Northwestern

August 5, 2019 - 9:26am
I’ve been counting down the 2019 Iowa football games in order of how interesting I feel they will be. So far it’s: 12. Miami (Ohio); 11. Rutgers; 10. Middle Tennessee State; 9....
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HLV’s Kevin Smith relishes another high school football season

August 5, 2019 - 7:58am
Kevin Smith was a busy man Sunday. On his “last day of summer,” Smith was watching two of his four grandchildren. Both are under 2 years old. That’s no easy task. He also was at...
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Ex-Hawkeye wins Iowa Open

August 4, 2019 - 9:17pm
RIVERSIDE — There were so many Hawkeye Polo shirts roaming the final round of the 86th Iowa Open at Blue Top Ridge golf course Sunday, it looked like a private party for University of Iowa...
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Chad McCarty wins 14th Iowa City Am

August 4, 2019 - 9:16pm
IOWA CITY — Ned Carter said that one year he will put his name on the trophy for the Iowa City men’s amateur golf tournament. To do that, though, he knows he needs to beat Chad...
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