Doc's Office by Scott Dochterman

5 questions for Iowa basketball

Iowa’s men’s basketball team didn’t do anything halfway last year.

The Hawkeyes finished 20-13 and claimed its first NCAA tournament berth since 2006. Iowa was ranked for 16 consecutive weeks and reached the top 1 [...]

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Savor the moment Royals fans

I once covered a Kansas City Royals game in October ... but that was a rescheduled series because of the 9-11 attacks.

Only once in the six-plus years I covered Kansas City-area sports did a Royals’ season have value after the [...]

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Griesbaum’s attorney accuses Iowa of double standard

IOWA CITY — An attorney representing fired University of Iowa field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum accuses the athletics department of discrimination, according to correspondence obtained by The Gazette on Wednesday.

Des Moines attorne [...]

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Michigan A.D.: QB suffered “probable, mild concussion”

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris suffered a “probable, mild concussion” Saturday after a fourth-quarter hit against Minnesota and continued to play in the game, the school announced early Tuesday morning.

Michigan Athle [...]

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Iowa notes: Parker makes plays

IOWA CITY — Iowa running back Jonathan Parker has shown enough position flexibility to make things happen from anywhere on the field.

Parker (5-foot-8, 180 pounds) finished with a team-high 94 all-purpose yards in a 24-10 win against [...]

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Bowl projections: First season edition

The College Football Playoff has dominated all discussion about the sport in both the off-season and during the season’s first month.

At times it gets overwhelming, but in two months the daily rhetoric will intensify out of co [...]

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Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ reviews Purdue win

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to break down Iowa's 24-10 win over Purdue.

The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman talk about the state of the quarterback competition between Jake Rudock and C.J. Beathard, and the [...]

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B1G Rewind: Minnesota’s Juggling act

Minnesota’s historical series against Michigan these last few decades bear little resemblance to the high-profile battles of eras long ago.

Michigan had won 22 of their previous 23 meetings and taking the Little Brown Jug out o [...]

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McCabe signs pro basketball deal

IOWA CITY — Former Iowa basketball player Zach McCabe announced Friday he has signed to play for BC Batumi in the Republic of Georgia.

Batumi is one of nine teams in Georgia’s Superleague. Batumi advanced to the semifinals.

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Game Report: Iowa 24, Purdue 10

OPENING SALVO

Iowa safety John Lowdermilk had a clear path to the end zone after intercepting an Austin Appleby pass at the Purdue 49 with 1:10 left in the game. Lowdermilk ran 16 yards, then fell t [...]

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Play of the Game: Foot down, touchdown

TIME: 0:50, third quarter

SCORE AT THE SNAP: Game tied, 10-10

DOWN AND DISTANCE: First down and 15 at the Purdue 23

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Iowa athletes get more food, officials get fewer headaches

IOWA CITY — The choice between a plain bagel and one with cream cheese, so innocuous to millions of Americans every morning, gave athletics compliance officials fits when straddling the line between NCAA compliance and providing for scholars [...]

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Resources keep Purdue 1 step behind, but climb not impossible

IOWA CITY — Purdue’s upward climb out of the Big Ten cellar begins off the field, where the Boilermakers are two steps behind their competition.

The league’s West Division doesn’t have the financial dispari [...]

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Podcast: 'On Iowa' previews Purdue

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to preview the Hawkeye football team's game against Purdue. The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman break down the match-up in all phases of the game, and make their predictions on all [...]

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Iowa notes: Fullback, kickoffs and tattoos

IOWA CITY — John Kenny never played fullback in high school. So the Iowa red-shirt freshman never gave much consideration to moving from linebacker to blocking back, even as the injuries mounted in training camp.

But when Adam [...]

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