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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

Iowa notes: Special teams, timeouts, recruiting

IOWA CITY — Placekicking continues to plague Iowa’s special teams the way a dull razor blade scratches a bearded face.

With the team lined up for a game-tying, 44-yard field goal and only 4 minutes, 8 seconds remaining a [...]

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Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ reviews Iowa State loss

The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to talk about what's wrong with the Hawkeye football team. The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman look back at Iowa's loss to rival Iowa State and talk about the many issues that have plagued the Hawkeyes e [...]

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ESPN’s McShay grades Scherff high

IOWA CITY — ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay grades Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff as the No. 2 tackle entering next spring’s draft. But McShay believes Scherff could have an even greater upside at another position.

“He&# [...]

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B1G Rewind: Now middlings take the fall

The Big Ten has no predetermined bowl match-ups with the Big 12, and it’s just as well this year. This week’s three-game jamboree turned into a rout for three Big 12 squads that failed to make bowls last year.

TCU, which [...]

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Iowa football struggles as big favorites

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s struggles against Iowa State are well-documented on the football field. But against the spread, the Hawkeyes’ problems against the Cyclones are even worse.

The Hawkeyes have been favored against ISU in [...]

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Game Report: Iowa State 20, Iowa 17


Iowa State was one inch from cutting its deficit to four points shortly before halftime. Running back DeVondrick Nealy was hit before crossing the goal line, and Iowa cornerback Greg M [...]

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Play of the game: Netten’s kick

TIME: 0:07, fourth quarter

SCORE AT THE SNAP: Tie game, 17-17

DOWN AND DISTANCE: Fourth and 1 at the Iowa [...]

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4 Cy-Hawk Myths: Legislation forced series renewal

IOWA CITY — From the point of inception through moments of contention, legends die hard in college football.

Like many sports rivalries, the Iowa-Iowa State series has witnessed its share of high-profile squabbles. The most pre [...]

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'On Iowa' podcast previews Iowa vs. Iowa State

The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to look ahead to Saturday's Iowa vs. Iowa State rivalry game. The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman break down every phase of the game from every angle, take your Twitter questions, and make their predicti [...]

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4 Cy-Hawk Myths: Bad relations stymied early days of rivalry

IOWA CITY — Iowa and Iowa State failed to meet on the football field after 1934 through until 1977, and relations weren’t always cozy between the institutions.

But in the early years of football, the schools actually were cons [...]

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