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Scott Dochterman
I'm originally from Burlington, and I'm a 1997 Western Illinois University graduate. I've worked in Burlington, Muscatine, Fort Dodge and St. Joseph, Mo., before coming to The Gazette in 2006 with my wife, Meredith, and our two children. I enjoy sports, politics and history.At The Gazette, I cover Iowa men's basketball, Iowa's athletics department and assist with Iowa football.

Blog Posts

Podcast: 'On Iowa' reviews UNI game

The 'On Iowa' podcast returns after the Hawkeyes' season-opening football victory over UNI. The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman share their reactions to the game and break down all the action.

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B1G Rewind: Oh, Wisconsin

It’s not easy for Big Ten fans to accept the theme their teams are inferior on the national stage, especially to the almighty SEC.

So when Wisconsin took a 17-point lead against LSU, the Badgers held the narrative of Big Ten f [...]

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Play of the game: Smith’s TD grab

TIME: 10:17, third quarter


DOWN AND DISTANCE: Third down and 5 at the UNI 6< [...]

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Connor McCaffery picks Iowa

IOWA CITY — Fran McCaffery picked up his first recruit in the class of 2017 and the Iowa men’s basketball coach didn’t break the recruiting budget to make it happen.

McCaffery’s son, Connor, a current sophomore at [...]

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Game Report: Iowa 31, UNI 23


Once again Northern Iowa came to Kinnick Stadium and gave the Hawkeyes all they could handle before Iowa held on for the victory.

It was a different type of loss for the Panthers than t [...]

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Barta calls coach’s firing ‘very difficult’

IOWA CITY — In his first public comments since dismissing field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta stands by his decision but called it “very difficult.”

Griesbaum, who coached Iowa for 14 [...]

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Iowa ticket sales brisk as season approaches

IOWA CITY — Iowa still has tickets available for all games, but the numbers have stabilized in a positive direction for the athletics department.

Five of Iowa's seven games are selling ahead of pace from a year ago, associate athleti [...]

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Iowa marketing, football staffs collaborate on music

IOWA CITY — Iowa football will sound different at Kinnick Stadium this year, and it’s not just because of its $1 million sound system.

Yes, public address announcer Mark Abbott’s voice will be more recognizable over the [...]

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Derby, Sokol to start for new teams

Two former Iowa football players will have prominent roles with different teams this weekend.

Former Iowa quarterback/linebacker A.J. Derby (6-foot-5, 255 pounds) is listed as a starter at tight end for Arkansas. Derby, who was an all-stat [...]

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Iowa notes: LB spots are open, so is kicker/punter

IOWA CITY — Two Iowa linebacker positions remain in flux as the team nears its opener against Northern Iowa.

Entering fall camp, true sophomore Reggie Spearman was listed as the starter at weakside linebacker and junior Travis [...]

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