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Cedar Rapids Prairie softball a double-winner in Alisha Frese's debut

June 16, 2020 - 9:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Alisha Frese’s blueprint is pretty simple. “We’re going to throw strikes. We’re going to play defense,” she said. “If we do those things, the...
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Gallery: Cedar Rapids Kennedy vs. Cedar Rapids Washington, Iowa high school baseball

June 16, 2020 - 8:59pm
The Cougars defeated the Warriors 10-0 in five innings Tuesday night at Washington High School.
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Chris Doyle’s exit lands fairly quietly among former Iowa players on social media

June 16, 2020 - 8:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Public reaction from former and current Iowa football players about strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle’s resignation Monday has been nearly non-existent. Doyle...
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Iowa high school sports are back — and it feels 'great'

June 16, 2020 - 2:29pm
GARNAVILLO — It looked like high school baseball. It felt like a high school baseball game. And, for the first time in three months, it was a high school sporting event. There wasn’t...
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4 former Hawkeyes on 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

June 16, 2020 - 12:36pm
IRVING, Texas — Four former University of Iowa players were named to the 2021 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation & College Hall...
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Who is Iowa football interim head strength and conditioning director Raimond Braithwaite?

June 16, 2020 - 10:28am
Raimond Braithwaite, University of Iowa football’s interim director of its strength and conditioning program, has spent his career behind the scenes. If he has been interviewed or spoke...
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University of Iowa to pay up to $675 an hour for Athletics investigation

June 16, 2020 - 9:35am
IOWA CITY — The Kansas City law firm that will investigate allegations of racism in the University of Iowa Athletics Department was paid more than $120,000 by Iowa State University in 2017 and...
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It’s still baseball: North Linn sweeps Midland in a season-opener with a different atmosphere

June 15, 2020 - 9:42pm
TROY MILLS — Baseball has returned. The atmosphere was a little different than normal. The bleachers were almost empty with limited family in attendance relocated to lawn chairs beyond the...
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Senior mainstays lift No. 3 Williamsburg in softball season-opening sweep

June 15, 2020 - 9:30pm
WILLIAMSBURG — Aubray Walters provides the speed at the top of the lineup. Jill Holub is a quintessential cleanup hitter. Both were at their best when their team needed a spark in the second...
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Photos: Benton faces Williamsburg in a doubleheader, Iowa high school softball

June 15, 2020 - 8:05pm
The games were among the first in Iowa high school sports in more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic
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As Iowa parts ways with Chris Doyle, AD Gary Barta confident Kirk Ferentz can move forward

June 15, 2020 - 6:28pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa announced Monday what most everyone thought was inevitable. It and its football program are moving on from Chris Doyle. The embattled strength and...
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UNI running backs coach Nick Danielson working on improving Panthers’ attack

June 15, 2020 - 5:18pm
CEDAR FALLS — Whether it’s the head coach or a position coach, the COVID-19 pandemic provoked plenty of day-to-day changes for the Northern Iowa football staff. Running backs coach Nick...
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Bounties pay off for Independence in exciting night of racing

June 15, 2020 - 5:06pm
INDEPENDENCE — Promotions work. Independence Motor Speedway promoter Mick Trier knows that and put bounties on two of the “Olson boys” earlier this week. The result was a large,...
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Iowa football seeks new strength coach for similar results, better environment

June 15, 2020 - 4:08pm
IOWA CITY — Amani Hooker’s name and image are on an outer wall of Kinnick Stadium, part of the celebration of the glories of the University of Iowa’s football program. Hooker was...
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Iowa high school baseball rankings: Preseason coaches poll released

June 15, 2020 - 1:05pm
Two defending state champions begin a shortened 2020 Iowa high school baseball season ranked No. 1. Urbandale in Class 4A and Van Meter in 2A are top-ranked teams in the Iowa High School Baseball...
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Black lives matter more than a stadium and more than sports

June 15, 2020 - 11:56am
Growing up in Eastern Iowa, but specifically Iowa City, the progressive ideals of the community have always been touted as a positive. Iowa City’s acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community was and...
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Hawkeye football failed to create a culture of trust and accountability

June 15, 2020 - 11:02am
As the nation navigates pressing issues of racial justice, so, too, is the University of Iowa football team. Last week, several Hawkeye alumni posted about racism they experienced during their time...
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Iowa announces ‘separation agreement’ with Chris Doyle

June 15, 2020 - 9:58am
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa announced Monday it has reached a “separation agreement” with strength and conditioning Coach Chris Doyle, effective Monday. The athletics...
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Iowa safety Jack Koerner tweets his gratitude, says he’ll be OK after Friday night jet-ski accident

June 14, 2020 - 6:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa football safety Jack Koerner tweeted his gratitude to fans and other well wishers Sunday after a jet-ski accident early Friday evening in Missouri left him and a friend in...
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