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Plant a tree today — for the baby birds

October 4, 2019 - 9:18am
At age 70, I thought my tree-planting days were behind me. Actuarial tables say I can expect to live another 13.7 years — not time enough, from my selfish perspective, for a seedling of my...
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Michigan: Iowa football’s biggest game since end of 2015 season

October 4, 2019 - 9:06am
Iowa’s football team is 7-5 against Michigan under Kirk Ferentz and has won five of the last six meetings. It has been to a Big Ten championship game and Michigan has not. It had a Jim Thorpe...
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The Gazette’s mock pairings for volleyball regionals

October 4, 2019 - 8:43am
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union will release its volleyball pairings sometime next week. In the meantime, here are my mock brackets: CLASS 5A Region 1 Sioux City West at Sioux City North,...
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No. 2 Cedar Falls dominates Cedar Rapids Jefferson a week after close call

October 3, 2019 - 9:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Tested last week. Titanic this week. Cedar Falls looked every bit the second-ranked team in Class 4A in a 28-0 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson Thursday night at Kingston...
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Photos: Cedar Falls vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Iowa high school football Week 6

October 3, 2019 - 9:13pm
Cedar Falls shut out Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 28-0, in prep football at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids
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Iowa City Liberty volleyball harvests another victory in season that’s ‘like a dream’

October 3, 2019 - 8:46pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Liberty High School is in its third year of existence, and LeeAnn Potter has been with the volleyball program since Day 1. “I didn’t expect this at all,”...
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Iowa State facilities head apologized to Hawkeye Marching Band after dramatic Cy-Hawk game

October 3, 2019 - 4:53pm
Just hours after the Hawkeye Marching Band left Jack Trice Stadium in Ames following its physically and emotionally intense participation in the annual Cy-Hawk game — during which the band...
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Jackson Scott-Brown’s toughness makes for perfect fit with UNI football

October 3, 2019 - 4:21pm
CEDAR FALLS — Toughness goes a long way in football. Northern Iowa senior offensive lineman Jackson Scott-Brown can attest. The Council Bluffs St. Albert grad had a choice to make in the...
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Is it ‘Brocktober’ again for Iowa State football?

October 3, 2019 - 3:31pm
AMES — October is back. It’s the magical time of year where Iowa State makes a quarterback switch, beats a ranked team and ends up going undefeated in the month, spurring the team to a...
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Iowa State vs. TCU: The Big Analysis

October 3, 2019 - 3:15pm
My thoughts on Saturday’s TCU-Iowa State matchup in Ames. TCU Horned Frogs Every time Iowa State defensive coordinator Jon Heacock is asked about an exceptionally dynamic opposing player, he...
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Iowa Hawkeyes have been ball hogs so far

October 3, 2019 - 3:12pm
IOWA CITY — These guys have been ball hogs, man. But this isn’t basketball, so that’s not a bad thing. Iowa’s advantage in time of possession the first four games of the...
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On UNI Podcast: What went wrong at Weber State, previewing UNI-Youngstown State

October 3, 2019 - 2:58pm
Jim Nelson of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is back for this week’s On UNI Podcast. We discuss the disastrous first quarter in UNI’s 29-17 loss to Weber State last Saturday, the...
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Hlastradamus Odds Pod: Iowa-Michigan memories and picks

October 3, 2019 - 2:47pm
Considering the historical competitiveness and stakes, Michigan might be Iowa’s best football rivalry. The Gazette’s Mike Hlas and co-host Tim Sullivan share their memories of...
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Iowa high school football predictions: Picks for 10 Week 6 games

October 3, 2019 - 2:38pm
Fall is finally in the air and that can only mean the Iowa high school football season is in the middle of district play. It’s another big week of games, with some potentially determining...
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On Iowa Podcast: Hawkeyes are good enough to win at Michigan

October 3, 2019 - 2:30pm
You probably don’t remember the Al Franken (edit out the politics, I’m making a joke here) character Stuart Smalley from “Saturday Night Live.” The character was a self-help...
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Fresh off successful USHL Fall Classic, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders return for first 2 home games

October 3, 2019 - 1:07pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The process of it hasn’t changed much over the years. The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders conduct a Media Day event sometime during the week before their first home game at the...
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Fun Facts: Iowa-Michigan, the Ken Burns edition

October 3, 2019 - 12:24pm
Games between two Top 25 college football teams are fun, and so are the facts about. Iowa and Michigan. Hey, why don’t we call this Fun Facts? 1. The 2010s are the only decade in which Iowa...
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Gallery: Favorite September Sports Photos

October 3, 2019 - 11:13am
September brought visual journalist Andy Abeyta to The Gazette visuals staff. It also brought the continuation of college and high school football and other fall sports. Enjoy staff selections of our...
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Kirk Ferentz's super secret to success on the road? Do your job

October 3, 2019 - 9:24am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Twenty-plus years in, this is as close as most of us have been to a Kirk Ferentz pregame speech. The scene was Michigan Stadium, 2002. The Hawkeyes were 7-1 (4-0 in the Big...
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Iowa football mailbag: Who are the overachievers and underachievers so far in 2019?

October 3, 2019 - 8:55am
I guess we should call this “hashtag roundup” vs. mail. It’s not mail in any form whatsoever. #oniowapod @marcmorehouse now that we’re 1/4 way through the season, what unit...
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