No. 18 — TE Jake Duzey

No. 18 ... In recruiting, you don’t know if it’s going to work. You don’t know if today’s letter of intent will end up being tomorrow’s all-Big Ten star.

Sometimes [...]

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Why we race: the owners

Editor’s note: this is the second in a three-part series focusing on why people take part in auto racing. Part I continue »

Minnesota players love to hate Iowa

CHICAGO — Big Ten schools usually place their century-long rivalries on hold and sing “Kumbaya” when their basketball teams compete in the annual challenge against the ACC. But not Minnesota.

During an innocuous second-h [...]

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Three-peat within Beckman’s reach

DES MOINES — Dyersville Beckman’s reign continues for at least one more game.

Van Meter gave its best effort to dethrone the defending champions.

Second-seeded Beckman defeated No. 3 Van Meter, 8-5, last night in the Iowa [...]

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Daniels follows Daniels to Iowa

At some point in the next couple of seasons, a Daniels could be blocking for a Daniels for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

There are mitigating factors — one being Iowa center Austin Blythe is pretty good and will be Iowa’s No. 1 at [...]

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Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 12 Ball State

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

Sept. 6 — Ball State:

That's right. An oppon [...]

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No. 19 — TE Ray Hamilton

No. 19 ... Whoa! Isn’t that low for a player who should be Iowa’s No. 1 tight end? Yes, but here’s what went into the ranking:

Senior Ray Hamilton (6-5, 252) does have a chance [...]

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Kernels’ Stewart hopes to be back soon

CEDAR RAPIDS — The MRI came back clear, which made Kohl Stewart’s mind the same way.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher and top Minnesota Twins prospect admitted he was sc [...]

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Clemmons seals victory for team in Prime Time League Championship

NORTH LIBERTY — For the past three seasons, Anthony Clemmons has been able to call himself a Prime Time League champion.

But the Iowa junior’s team was down 101-96 with three minutes left last night in this season’s titl [...]

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Hu is the man again for first-place Kernels

CEDAR RAPIDS – That haircut. Oh, that haircut.

Chih-Wei Hu has the sides and back of his head shaved. The rest of his hair is long, flopping from side to side over the shaved parts, kind of like a comb-over gone badly wrong.

Let [...]

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Starting early a key to success

From eighth-grade varsity players to sophomore all-staters. That’s been the path for Alburnett catcher Maddison Volesky and shortstop Taylor Huber.

“Both kids, they started hot and just kind of stayed hot,” Alburn [...]

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Podcast: “On Iowa” talks media days, football tickets

The “On Iowa” podcast with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman breaks down the topics from Big Ten media days in Chicago and also discusses the situation surrounding Iowa football tickets.

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Disterhoft turns challenges into success, named Game Time League MVP

NORTH LIBERTY — Before the tip-off of Wednesday night's Game Time League championship game, Commissioner Randy Larson paused to talk about Iowa sophomore Ally Disterhoft.

Larson recalled how she wasn't afraid to go against bigger, ol [...]

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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: July 30

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 < [...]

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Raffensperger sparks West to win

DES MOINES — Devin Raffensperger has led Iowa City West in home runs each of the last two years.

The Trojans’ senior power hitter has belted 16 total home runs, so you would think he’d get a pass when he comes up short o [...]

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