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Iowa hopes to break out of ‘survival’ mode this week with injuries

October 1, 2019 - 4:37pm
IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes started their No. 5 cornerback on the road at Iowa State. Also, their No. 3 safety and their No. 3 offensive tackle who also happens to be one of their better...
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Iowa State football notebook: Multiple running backs still getting opportunities

October 1, 2019 - 4:14pm
AMES — Iowa State’s five running backs have accounted for just 447 yards on 88 carries through four games. Quarterback Brock Purdy is Iowa State’s leading rusher, not counting...
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Grinnell College cancels remainder of 2019 football season

October 1, 2019 - 3:40pm
GRINNELL — Grinnell College announced Tuesday is was ending its 2019 football season “to protect the health and safety of its student-athletes.” Only 28 players are available...
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Days of NCAA denying players individual rights are dwindling

October 1, 2019 - 1:32pm
IOWA CITY — When change has momentum, all the fear and loathing about it usually yields and then subsides. Same-sex marriage, medical marijuana, sports betting — those things went from...
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Iowa football notebook: Michael Ojemudia back to The Big House, this time as player

October 1, 2019 - 12:58pm
IOWA CITY — Not only is Michael Ojemudia going back to his home state for a big football game Saturday, the Iowa senior cornerback is going back to a stadium he has frequented as a...
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Charlie Allen a ‘bright spot’ on Xavier boys’ golf team

October 1, 2019 - 12:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With most things in life, practice makes perfect. Freshman Charlie Allen practiced golf for three hours a day during the summer. He practices two hours every day with the Cedar...
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Carson King’s Children’s Hospital campaign reaches $2.95 million

October 1, 2019 - 12:11pm
IOWA CITY — The spontaneous fundraiser for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital that emerged and took the state and nation by storm after an Iowa man issued a whimsical appeal for...
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Iowa football Tuesday Takeoff: Iowa could use the secondary dudes back this week

October 1, 2019 - 12:02pm
IOWA CITY — As you guys know, injury talk in the Hawkeyes camp is strictly forbidden. Everyone saves it for head coach Kirk Ferentz to reveal. That’s fine. Chain of command is important,...
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Iowa football: 5 Things to know about Michigan

September 30, 2019 - 4:50pm
Now things get serious. The Iowa football team is 4-0 and ranked 14th nationally in the AP and coaches polls. The Hawkeyes to Michigan on Saturday to take on the 19th-ranked Wolverines (18th in the...
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Three Hawkeye Marching Band members file criminal complaints related to Cy-Hawk game in Ames

September 30, 2019 - 4:26pm
IOWA CITY — The same day Iowa State University Athletic Director Jamie Pollard issued a public appeal that any Hawkeye Marching Band members who were assaulted during the recent Cy-Hawk game...
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Iowa State football: 5 Things to know about TCU

September 30, 2019 - 4:08pm
AMES — TCU’s biggest question mark heading into this season was who was going to line up under center. Was it going to be Kansas State transfer Alex Delton, former top prospect Justin...
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Iowa State needs to make more plays in close games to have winning October

September 30, 2019 - 3:33pm
AMES — Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell has seen a common thread in the Cyclones’ 2019 season. In its two wins, Iowa State was able to make plays. In their two losses, the...
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UNI football takeaways: Panthers have no easy answers for slow starts

September 30, 2019 - 3:25pm
CEDAR FALLS — After a 29-17 loss at Weber State on Saturday night featured an abysmal first quarter, 13th-ranked Northern Iowa (2-2) return home to host 18th-ranked and unbeaten Youngstown...
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Iowa football Depth Chart Monday: No. 14 Hawkeyes should get some pieces back this week

September 30, 2019 - 2:46pm
In regular Sunday interview with University of Iowa media, Kirk Ferentz said offensive tackle Alaric Jackson and safety Kaevon Merriweather should return to action this week at Michigan. Cornerback...
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North Liberty planners to consider new indoor facility for Diamond Dreams Sports Academy

September 30, 2019 - 2:35pm
A sports academy that offers baseball, softball and football lessons and programs for young athletes is on deck in building a new facility in North Liberty. The city planning commission Tuesday is...
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Iowa high school football rankings: Little movement (again) in Gazette/KGYM poll

September 30, 2019 - 1:50pm
It’s another non-volatile week at the top of the Gazette/KGYM Iowa high school football poll. The top three teams in each class remain the same after victories last week. West Des Moines...
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California to let college athletes make money, defying NCAA

September 30, 2019 - 9:50am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Defying the NCAA, California’s governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements —...
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Penn State-Iowa football game will be in prime-time

September 30, 2019 - 9:41am
The Oct. 12 Penn State-Iowa game at Kinnick Stadium will be at 6:30 p.m. It will mark the second-consecutive time a game between the two in Iowa City is in prime-time. The Nittany Lions scored on the...
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Long, winding road appears to be leading Daviyon Nixon to success for Iowa Hawkeyes

September 29, 2019 - 7:04pm
IOWA CITY — They brought him into the special interview room postgame Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium. The one that is reserved for Coach Kirk Ferentz and the player or players of the...
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Hawkeyes bringing Detroit defensive goodness to Michigan

September 29, 2019 - 11:30am
IOWA CITY — We who cover college sports love to lean on the storylines of players going home to play in front of their families and friends, showing everyone there what they’ve become...
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