No. 21 — LB Reggie Spearman

No. 21 ... Hawkeyes fans who are brave enough to closely follow the roller-coaster world that is college football recruiting know that the “hat game” usually doesn’t favor the Hawkeye [...]

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Delany rests his case

CHICAGO — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany offered neither rebuttals like his peers nor new initiatives as he had in the past at the annual Big Ten media day event. But like a final summation in a court of law, Delany called for NCAA restruc [...]

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Regina drops 2-1 toughie to Van Meter

DES MOINES – Andy Gahan has impeccable handwriting, very legibly and neatly filling out his lineup card pregame Monday night. Copies are made by the Iowa High School Athletic Association and distributed to media covering the state tournamen [...]

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Roland-Story ends South Winn’s strong season

DES MOINES — South Winneshiek has produced a memorable season.

It may have ended a couple games sooner than the Warriors had hoped, but it didn’t put a damper on what they accomplished.

A strong campaign came to a close M [...]

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Quick Slants: Two departures and an injury

CHICAGO — Iowa is officially in the market for a No. 3 quarterback.

Head coach Kirk Ferentz announced Monday that redshirt freshman quarterback Nic Shimonek has decided to transfer. Also, linebacker Laron Taylor also will trans [...]

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Kernels drop 3-2 decision at Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio — Nothing like a 10-hour bus ride home after a loss.

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Kennedy’s Daniels, Hoyer honored by MVC

Cedar Rapids Kennedy junior pitcher-infielder Zach Daniels has been selected Athlete of the Year in the Mississippi Division of the Mississippi Valley Conference, it was announced Monday.

Daniels hit .471 with 32 RBIs and 22 stolen bases th [...]

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B1G peers notice Scherff’s lifts

CHICAGO — Iowa senior tackle Brandon Scherff caught the college football world’s attention last week when a video surfaced of him hang cleaning 443 pounds three times. His Big Ten peers also were paying attention.

Wisconsin tac [...]

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No. 22 — G Sean Welsh

No. 22 ... Sean Welsh has yet to play a down for the Hawkeyes, and here is the 6-3, 285-pounder listed as No. 22 in a top 45 Hawkeyes countdown. That happened because 1) Welsh started spring as the No. 1 [...]

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Being there isn’t everything for college football fans

I have a neighbor who read Scott Doctherman’s recent Gazette story about Iowa’s inability to sell out its 2014 home foo [...]

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Klostermann’s comeback helps Beckman advance

DES MOINES — Conner Klostermann deserves a big thumb’s up.

The Dyersville Beckman junior returned from a broken thumb that was expected to sideline him the rest of the season. He helped the Blazers take a step closer to a third [...]

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Kernels OF Kanzler promoted

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Kernels officially lead the Midwest League in outfielders named Murphy.

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Perceptions, opportunities as Big Ten gets geographical

CHICAGO — The former Northwestern linebacker briefly showed his game face when the question about the Big Ten West vs. the Big Ten East came up Monday during Big Ten media days.

“Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, I t [...]

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Welcome to the brave, new Big Ten world

CHICAGO — The entrance of Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten has been difficult to embrace since it became reality 20 months ago, at least for those of us west of Pennsylvania.

To some, Maryland and New Jersey might as well have be [...]

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It’s Coe day at Iowa Open

CEDAR RAPIDS — The final day of tennis Sunday at the Baird Iowa Open had a distinct Kohawk feel to it — past, present and future.

Former Linn-Mar standout and incoming Coe freshman Brady Anderson battled through 25-mile- [...]

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