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.

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Iowa QB Beathard cuts his hair for a cause

IOWA CITY — Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard earned the nickname “Sunshine” from Hawkeye fans because his long, flowing h ... »

Iowa football names leadership council

Iowa football named its 16-member leadership council on Friday morning, the program announced. The team votes on its members, and they assis ... »

Podcast: 'On Iowa' talks top 10 lines at I-Clubs, B1G meetings

The “On Iowa” podcast with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman salutes David Letterman with a top-10 list of sayings on the spring I-Cl ... »

B1G inactive but alert over conference title deregulation

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Geography dictated the Big Ten’s recent round of football realignment, and one year into the East-West divide ... »

Northwestern AD: ‘Shame on us’ for allowing NBA to shape eligibility rule

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany unveiled a plan last month called “Education First, Athletics Second” that ca ... »

B1G tourney vital for Iowa’s regional bid

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s dream of a baseball season has included the most wins since 1985, its highest Big Ten finish since 1990 and ... »

Versatility serves Peyton and Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Within days of taking the Iowa baseball job two years ago, Rick Heller identified a player at Iowa Central Community College tha ... »

NCAA rules committee OKs shot clock to 30, wider arc

IOWA CITY — With eyes on increasing pace and reducing physical play, the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee agreed on several prop ... »

PTL opens play June 18, ends July 30

NORTH LIBERTY — The Prime Time League begins a seven-week, 10-game slate June 18 and ends with the championship on July 30.

Eig ... »

Analyst: ‘No question’ NBA team drafts White

IOWA CITY — Aaron White takes a major step toward his NBA goal this week, and at least one analyst believes he’s got a chance ... »

Iowa baseball submits bid to host NCAA regional

IOWA CITY — Iowa officials have submitted a bid to host the first round of the NCAA Division I regional baseball tournament, Athletic ... »

Iowa to face Florida State in Challenge

IOWA CITY — Iowa will play host to Florida State on Dec. 2 as part the annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge this fall.

The teams have m ... »

Longtime Iowa official Fred Mims to retire

IOWA CITY — Longtime Iowa athletics official Fred Mims announced he will retire from the department effective June 30.

Mims ser ... »

Linn County I-Club postpones fun day to August

IOWA CITY — The Linn County I-Club postponed its inaugural family fun day — originally scheduled for this Saturday — un ... »

39 Hawkeyes on NFL rosters

IOWA CITY — Thirty-nine former Iowa football players are listed on NFL rosters as teams transition into offseason team workouts this ... »

Iowa’s Scherff has no position preference but ready for NFL battles

CHICAGO — Brandon Scherff walked on a small, grass football field and was met by a dozen ambitious youngsters as part of the NFL ... »

Iowa safeties seek to play aggressive, not passive

IOWA CITY — Iowa struggled to defend the perimeter in several football games last fall, from a midseason win against Indiana to a pai ... »

The Big Finish: Four undeniables coming out of Iowa spring football

IOWA CITY — The first pass play of Saturday's scrimmage was a near disaster.

Senior defensive end Drew Ott put sophomore left tackle ... »

Iowa notes: Kittle moves up, punter still TBA

IOWA CITY — Tight end George Kittle has become a more complete player, Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday. Not only is that import ... »

Competition strong in Iowa’s secondary

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s secondary returns three starters from last year’s team, but it appears competition is strong at both safety ... »

Iowa’s Meier packs a punch

IOWA CITY — By Big Ten standards, Iowa defensive end Nate Meier is short and light. In his match-up against Wisconsin tackle Rob Havenstein ... »