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Help celebrate Iowa women’s basketball at homecoming today in Coralville

April 2, 2019 - 8:25am
The University of Iowa women’s basketball team will be welcomed home early Tuesday afternoon at a homecoming event in Coralville. The Hawkeyes are expected to land at The Eastern Iowa Airport...
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2018-19 Iowa women's basketball team reached its potential, and then some

April 1, 2019 - 11:05pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Through the tears, Megan Gustafson spoke with honesty and perspective. Despite Monday’s loss to Baylor in the NCAA regional finals, Gustafson believed the Iowa...
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Megan Gustafson’s Iowa jersey — sure to be retired — stayed on extra long Monday night

April 1, 2019 - 9:17pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Megan Gustafson vowed to wear her jersey “extra long” Monday night. “I’m just so thankful to wear an Iowa uniform, to compete at this level,”...
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No. 1 Baylor cuts Iowa’s dream short in Elite Eight

April 1, 2019 - 8:42pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. — They guard. And they guard hard. “Nobody likes to be guarded for 40 minutes,” Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey said. “It’s work. It’s...
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Iowa women's basketball players can keep their heads raised high

April 1, 2019 - 7:38pm
It’s hard, impossible really, not to hang your head when your dreams get crushed. And, let’s be honest. That’s what happened to the Iowa women’s basketball team Monday night...
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No. 1 Baylor ends Iowa’s NCAA women’s basketball tournament run

April 1, 2019 - 6:59pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Too big. Too good. Top-ranked Baylor held No. 8 Iowa to 32-percent shooting and overwhelmed the Hawkeyes, 85-53, in an NCAA women’s basketball regional final Monday...
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Iowa vs. Baylor in NCAA Tournament: Live updates, How to watch

April 1, 2019 - 2:04pm
A trip to the Final Four in Tampa, Fla., is on the line Monday night in Greensboro, N.C., as No. 2-seed Iowa (29-6) takes on No. 1-seed Baylor (34-1) in an NCAA women’s basketball tournament...
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Iowa State’s Talen Horton-Tucker declares for NBA Draft

April 1, 2019 - 1:50pm
Iowa State freshman Talen Horton-Tucker is declaring for the NBA Draft, he announced Monday. Horton-Tucker averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 2018-19 as the Cyclones went 23-12 and...
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Iowa’s Megan Gustafson. Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton earn AP All-American honors

April 1, 2019 - 11:29am
Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press Monday, the first Hawkeye women’s basketball player to earn that honor. Iowa State senior Bridget...
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Girls’ soccer 2019: Gazette area teams and players to watch

April 1, 2019 - 10:52am
A look at Gazette area Iowa high school girls' soccer teams and players to watch in 2019.  Teams (2018 record; postseason finish) Cedar Rapids Kennedy (11-3, 3A regional finalist) — Annie...
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Linn-Mar girls’ soccer looks to make program history in 2019

April 1, 2019 - 9:54am
MARION — Last season, a young-but-talented Linn-Mar girls’ soccer team got a taste of the state tournament. An early exit and a ton of returners have created a group of hungry Lions...
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Girls’ tennis 2019: Gazette area teams and players to watch

March 31, 2019 - 10:33pm
Gazette area Iowa high school girls’ tennis teams and players to watch for the 2019 season. Teams Cedar Rapids Xavier — Coach Matt Foxhoven’s team finished third last season in...
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Iowa City West expected to be one of top girls’ tennis teams despite injury to No. 1 player

March 31, 2019 - 10:28pm
IOWA CITY — Adversity can bring a team closer together. Amie Villarini has seen that with her Iowa City West girls’ tennis team as the Women of Troy prepare to defend their Class 2A...
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Cedar Rapids Kernels in town, roster not announced, but it looks like a lot of returning players

March 31, 2019 - 5:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You don’t have to get to know them, because you already do. At least most of them. The Cedar Rapids Kernels flew into town in two shifts Sunday afternoon. The parent...
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Iowa's Tania Davis and Kathleen Doyle: Distinct personalities and a common goal

March 31, 2019 - 4:32pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. — One is fire. One is ice. “We have two different personalities,” Kathleen Doyle said. “(Tania Davis) brings the calm, and I bring the energy.” They...
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Iowa women's basketball is '40 minutes away from every kid's dream'

March 31, 2019 - 3:38pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Lisa Bluder channeled her inner Herb Brooks on Sunday, taking a line from his “Miracle on Ice” pregame speech. “If we play (Baylor) 10 times, maybe they...
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Sheldon Croney has grown into a leader for Iowa State running backs

March 31, 2019 - 12:07am
AMES — In May 2015, a high school running back named Sheldon Croney accidentally shot himself in the left hand when he and a couple of friends found a handgun that belonged to one of the...
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Dixie Wooten, Iowa Barnstormers still undefeated in defense of their IFL title

March 30, 2019 - 8:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In a league that has largely been dominated by the Sioux Falls Storm, the Iowa Barnstormers have staked their claim as the best team in the Indoor Football League. Last year,...
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Alexis Sevillian's 3-pointer key to Iowa slowing NC State's run in Sweet 16

March 30, 2019 - 2:30pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Turnovers were mounting, and Iowa’s lead was shrinking. “Basketball is a game of momentum, and (North Carolina State) had just made their run,” Iowa Coach...
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Prairie grad, Cincinnati Reds OF Scott Schebler feel healthy thanks to live-in physical therapist

March 30, 2019 - 2:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Some professional athletes have personal chefs. Scott Schebler has a personal physical therapist. A live-in personal physical therapist, as a matter of fact, who he says has him...
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