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3-0 and Pitt is something again

Pitt has a cannonball running back, a decent defense and is 3-0 for the first time since 2009.

Head coach Paul Chryst has a team on the rise. Now, the Panthers (3-0) have to deal with attention, but the opposite kind of attention Iowa [...]

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USHL announces rules changes for Fall Classic, regular season

The United States Hockey League has announced rules experimentations that will be used in the league’s annual Fall Classic, which began Monday. It also announced rules that will be in effect for the 2014-15 regula [...]

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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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Driver in fatal Hawkeye Downs crash identified

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department has identified the driver of the RV who was killed at Hawkeye Downs Speedway during a race event.

Police said John Pickart, 68, of Norway, Iowa, was fatally injured during the “ [...]

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Cheap heat: Selected stats about Iowa’s offense

Like almost everyone, I live with self-contradictions.

For instance, I believe with all my heart in eating right. Yet, my ice cream-to-kale intake is roughly 888 million-to-1.

To me, sports writing should primarily be writing, n [...]

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Depth Chart Monday: Gair starting at safety

Free safety Jordan Lomax will have to sit out the first half of Iowa’s game at Pittsburgh this weekend.

Lomax, a junior, was ejected from the second half of Iowa’s 20-17 loss to Iowa State after he was called for a targe [...]

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Xavier’s Martin made putting routine

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sam Martin owns a detail-oriented and specific approach when he prepares to putt.

Once on the green, the Cedar Rapids Xavier sophomore surveys the putting surface from all angles. He takes his time and occasionally glan [...]

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The Hlists: 8 unbeatens in Pac-12, SEC; 2 in Big Ten

THREE GAMES I WISH I’D ATTENDED

1. South Carolina 38, Georgia 35

2. Florida 36, Kentucky 30 (3 OT)

3. Rose-Hulman 74, Illinois College 68 (2 OT)

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Dowling a unanimous No. 1 in Class 4A

West Des Moines Dowling has gone from consensus No. 1 to unanimous No. 1 in the Gazette/KCRG/KGYM high school football poll.

By virtue of a convincing 45-14 victory over then-No. 2 Waukee, the Maroons (3-0) claimed all seven votes fro [...]

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Take steps in right direction

Editor’s note: Daren Schumaker of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Lee of Walford are attempting to run across Iowa’s 99 counties to raise money for the American Heart Association. They have completed 63 counties. This is No. 63. Next: Hancoc [...]

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Panthers take no moral victory after Hawaii loss

CEDAR FALLS — Two weeks into the season, and the Northern Iowa football team is a painful 0-2.

A 31-23 loss to Iowa at Kinnick Stadium in Week 1 was followed by a 27-24 loss on Saturday at Hawaii. Both could easily be describe [...]

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Junior guard from Michigan chooses Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Alexis Sevillian made up her mind, and told her older sister the news.

The response?

“She said, ‘Are you ready to get beat?’” Sevillian said Monday, after confirming that she has or [...]

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Gazette/KCRG/KGYM football top 10: Week 4 schedule

Who the Gazette/KCRG/KGYM ranked football teams face in Week 4:

CLASS 4A

1. West Des Moines Dowling (3-0) is at No. 7 West Des Moines Valley (2-1).

2. Bettendorf (3-0) hosts Davenport Central (2-1).

3. Cedar R [...]

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