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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

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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Preseason bowl projections

We have a new era in college football, where the complaining and gnashing of expectations will vault to a whole new level. Yes, we’re talking about the College Football Playoff, where people already are stressed about which power five confe [...]

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Podcast: 'On Iowa' welcomes you to Game Week

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' Podcast returns to mark the start of football season. The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman bring in the season's first Game Week with a breakdown of the Hawkeyes' first depth chart released last week. The [...]

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Iowa’s Jok to ‘start fresh’ on Tuesday

IOWA CITY — Iowa sophomore Peter Jok has atoned adequately for his off-season transgressions, and Coach Fran McCaffery will lift the shooting guard’s indefinite suspension at a meeting on Tuesday.

“He’ll start fre [...]

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Field hockey players, interim coach battle through emotions

IOWA CITY — Lisa Cellucci arrived at Grant Field early Saturday afternoon and composed herself. In a month filled with questions, confusion and tears, Cellucci had one more new moment to work through. And it was difficult.

“I&# [...]

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B1G Preview: New era, new teams, new image?

CHICAGO — No league needs a great regular season like the Big Ten. No league needs a great postseason like the Big Ten. And it just might get both this year.

The league has stars on both sides of the ball. Wisconsin touts runni [...]

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