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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

Toughness defines Northwestern’s Jackson


IOWA CITY — Justin Jackson's moderate size belies the power he displays when he runs between the tackles.

Northwestern's 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back is physical at the point of attack, yet he finds a way to slither pa [...]

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Playing forward ‘a transition’ but fits Olaseni

IOWA CITY — Center Gabe Olaseni has increased his playing time by nearly six minutes in each of his first three seasons at Iowa. For Olaseni to make a similar stride this year, his extra minutes likely will come at a different positi [...]

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Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ previews Northwestern

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to preview Iowa's game against Northwestern.

The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman look at the matchup from all facets and make their predictions. They also talk about the upcoming [...]

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Legendary coach to face Iowa men, grandson in exhibition

IOWA CITY — Rollie Massimino engineered one of college basketball’s greatest upsets when he guided Villanova past Georgetown to win the 1985 NCAA basketball championship.

The 79-year-old Hall of Fame coach performed that task [...]

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Competition remains open in Iowa’s backcourt

IOWA CITY — There’s neither pressure on nor panic from Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery as to who opens his team’s exhibition against Northwood (Fla.) at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The coach places less value on starting lineups th [...]

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Iowa rookies at different stages

IOWA CITY — Graduation hit Iowa at key areas last spring, and the Hawkeyes brought in three scholarship newcomers to help alleviate those departures.

Gone is first-team all-Big Ten guard Devyn Marble, who now plays for the NBA& [...]

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Iowa notes: Beathard was ready; 40-plus throws net a Hawkeye loss

IOWA CITY — There’s a reason why Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz prefers a balanced offensive attack. When the Hawkeyes are forced to pass more than 40 times, they generally lose.

Over Ferentz’s 16 years and 194 games as [...]

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Bowl projections: B1G’s Orange/Citrus dilemma

When the Bowl Championship Series was discarded like a four of clubs in a game of two-card guts, college football commissioners were out to make the best deals as possible for their leagues. Bowl officials thought likewise.

After a st [...]

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Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ returns from bye week

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns from a bye week. The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman take stock of what the Hawkeyes have shown so far this season, talk about Iowa's top-25 drought, look around the Big Ten, and take ple [...]

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BIG Rewind: Officiating woes, Michigan Stakement

Video replay is designed to erase officiating errors, not amplify them. But in the last few weeks, Big Ten officials have made several head-scratching calls that are wrong on the field and somehow remain after television replays.

Two [...]

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