No. 1 — OT Brandon Scherff

No. 1 ... The Outland Trophy campaign started in April. Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz, a man not given to hyperbole, put down the first coat of paint.

After doing the coach thing and checking off a list of areas he believes [...]

continue »

Cornell determined to keep winning

MOUNT VERNON — The goal was to rebuild a winner at Cornell College.

In three years under head coach Vince Brautigam, the Rams won more than it lost, and the class that earned his first victory looks to keep constructing a successful f [...]

continue »

No. 2 — DT Carl Davis

No. 2 ... Carl Davis walked on the Iowa campus weighing 340 pounds. Strike one.

“I was going through some old pictures on my phone,” Davis said with a laugh. “Man, I had a chubb [...]

continue »

Hlas Podcast:'s Stewart Mandel

A new season of the Mike Hlas Podcast starts with this conversation with national college football writer Stewart Mandel of, the author of the new book “ continue »

Iowa opens B1G play at Ohio State

IOWA CITY — For the first time in six years Iowa will open Big Ten play on the road, Coincidentally, it’s at the same location as it was in 2008.

The Hawkeyes play at Ohio State on Dec. 30 in the teams’ Big Ten opener, w [...]

continue »

Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: August 21


Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions.

Think the list should be different? Tweet him at < [...]

continue »

Cornell continues athletic facility renovation

MOUNT VERNON — Baseball coaches are not usually happy when their baseball fields are torn up and demolished.

Cornell Coach Seth Wing, however, was ecstatic when bulldozers ripped through the Rams’ outfield Wednesday and Thursda [...]

continue »

Big Ten releases women’s basketball schedule

IOWA CITY — Eagerly awaiting an appearance by Brenda Frese or C. Vivian Stringer at Carver-Hawkeye Arena?

Maybe next year.

The Big Ten women’s basketball schedule was released Thursday, and neither conference newco [...]

continue »

Cyclone kicker Netten taking second look at mechanics

Editor’s note: Sixth in a series breaking down the ISU football team, position by position. Saturday: Running backs

By Dylan Montz, correspondent

AMES — Strapped to the front of Cole Netten’s helmet just above the [...]

continue »

Preseason volleyball Super Ten

Ranking the preseason volleyball area Super Ten:

1. WEST DELAWARE (37-6, 4A state qualifier in 2013) — The defending Wamac East champs get a slight nod to repeat, so earn the same on this list. Quick-tempo, jump-serving [...]

continue »

Kernels see win streak halted at 8

CEDAR RAPIDS — If you’re going to have a long winning streak go kaput, it might as well be like this.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels didn’t get blown out or anything Wednesday night, losing to Qua [...]

continue »

Kennedy’s Sutton posts impressive start

Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Davis Sutton opened Mississippi Valley Conference play in the same manner he closed it last year.

He left his conference colleagues settling for second.

Sutton finished atop the MVC Mississippi Division la [...]

continue »

Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 1 Wisconsin

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We started with

No. 12 Ball State. Purdue was No. 11, Northern Iowa No. 10, Iowa State No. 9, Indiana No. 8, Illinois No. 7 [...]

continue »

Defending-champ Prairie opens on top

Defending state champion Cedar Rapids Prairie opens as the top-ranked Class 4A boys cross country team in the Iowa Association of Track Coaches’ first rankings, released Wednesday.

The Hawks return four runners from last year&# [...]

continue »

No. 3 — C Austin Blythe

No. 3 ... Austin Blythe made the Rimington Trophy watch list this summer. It’s the highest honor a college football center can receive, the trophy and not the list. It’s named after Dave Rim [...]

continue »