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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

Stringer’s love for Iowa knows no bounds

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Pain still grips C. Vivian Stringer’s face when she thinks of her time in Iowa City.

The 67-year-old Hall of Fame coach held court at a basement table in a hotel outside of Chicago. Her Rutgers squad enters the [...]

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B1G basketball teams prepare to play each other less, not more

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Four years ago, Big Ten men’s basketball teams played 80 percent of their league opponents twice. Beginning this season, that number plummets to 39 percent.

With an 18-game league slate and 11 squads through 2 [...]

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Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ reviews Maryland loss

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to break down an ugly Hawkeye performance in a 38-31 loss to Maryland.

The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman look back at what went wrong for Iowa, and how Maryland outplayed the Ha [...]

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B1G Rewind: Nebraska stays strong in West Division race


Nebraska's Big Ten match-ups with Northwestern previously have produced highlight-reel moments, from a Wildcat upset in 2011 and a double-digit fourth-quarter comeback by Nebraska in 2012 to the Cornhuskers' Hail Mary touchdown pass on t [...]

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Play of the Game: Maryland pick-6

DOWN AND DISTANCE: Iowa faced third down and 6 at its 38

SCORE AT THE SNAP: Maryland led 24-21, 12:38, fourth quarter


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Game Report: Maryland 38, Iowa 31


Entering the fourth quarter, Iowa had run on six of its previous eight downs and gained 54 yards. Facing third-and-two at the Maryland 44, Iowa instead chose to throw. Quarterback Jake [...]

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McCaffery: Competition fierce at guard


ROSEMONT, Ill. — Iowa's competition at both guard spots have been fierce since camp opened nearly two weeks ago, but Coach Fran McCaffery likes what he sees so far.

Mike Gesell, a junior, started every game at point guard l [...]

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Delany touts B1G hoops

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany described his conference “on an uptick” when it comes to recent men’s basketball.

“I don’t care what metric you look at,” Delany said Thursday [...]

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The Franscript: McCaffery at B1G Media Day

Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery met with the media for about eight minutes Thursday morning in the Chicagoland area for Big Ten Media Day. Here’s what he had to say:

FRAN MCCAFFERY: I think what you just said kind of summarizes our [...]

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B1G coaches tab Iowa women for third, Logic first team

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Iowa's women's basketball team was tabbed for third by Big Ten coaches and guard Samantha Logic picked up preseason honors by both coaches and media.

The Hawkeyes finished 27-9 last year and Logic was a crucial reaso [...]

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