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Iowa pulls away from UNI late, defeats Panthers for first win Video included

Jake Rudock threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa hung to beat Northern Iowa 31-23 on Saturday.
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Muskies earn bronze medal at Junior Club World Cup Video included

The Sioux City Musketeers earned the bronze medal at the Junior Club World Cup with a 4-3 overtime win over Dynamo Shinnik of Belarus Saturday.
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22nd-ranked Nebraska clobbers Florida Atlantic in opener

Ameer Abdullah rushed for a career-high 232 yards in Nebraska's 55-7 win over Flordia Atlantic. Ameer Abdullah rushed for a career-high 232 yards in Nebraska's 55-7 win over Flordia Atlantic.

Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 232 yards, Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for a career-high 271 yards and two TDs, and No. 22 Nebraska defeated Florida Atlantic 55-7 Saturday.
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North Dakota State scores 34 unanswered, downs Iowa State in 2014 opener Video included

Iowa State gave up over 500 yards of offense to North Dakota State Saturday. Iowa State gave up over 500 yards of offense to North Dakota State Saturday.

John Crockett ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns and FCS power North Dakota State opened the season with its 25th straight victory, beating Iowa State 34-14 on Saturday. More>>

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SportsFource Extra highlights and scores Video included

Sgt. Bluff-Luton lost to Lewis Central, 35-28, on Friday night. Sgt. Bluff-Luton lost to Lewis Central, 35-28, on Friday night.

Watch highlights of 11 Siouxland football games and see the SportsFource scoreboard from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
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Musketeers fall in Junior World Cup semifinal Video included

The Musketeers lost to Toplar of Russia, 6-4, in the Junior World Cup semifinals on Friday. The Musketeers lost to Toplar of Russia, 6-4, in the Junior World Cup semifinals on Friday.

The run for the gold medal in the 2014 Junior Club World Cup for the Sioux City Musketeers hit a snag on Friday night as they fell 6-4 to the tournament host Tolpar Ufa in semifinal action
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East tops arch-rival Heelan in football season opener Video included

Austin Ahrendt scores a touchdown in East's 31-21 win over Bishop Heelan on Thursday. Austin Ahrendt scores a touchdown in East's 31-21 win over Bishop Heelan on Thursday.

In one of Iowa's best rivalries, Bishop Heelan and East met for the 77th time on Thursday. The Black Raiders never trailed, winning 31-21.  See the highlights and the SportsFource scoreboard.
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O'Neill St. Mary's tops Allen in football opener Video included

O'Neill St. Mary's beat Allen, 28-15, on Thursday night. O'Neill St. Mary's beat Allen, 28-15, on Thursday night.

The first football game in Northeast Nebraska was in Allen as the Eagles were hosting O'Neill St. Mary's. Both teams missed the Class D2, eight-man playoffs last season and the Cardinals beat the Eagles 28-15.
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Pint-sized fantasy football fan dominates her league's draft

In what has become a tradition, the success or failure of each league member's draft lies in the tiny hands of their 3rd party picker. More>>

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Line play should be intense between Hawkeyes & Panthers Video included

Xavier Williams is a three year starter in the defensive line for Northern Iowa. Xavier Williams is a three year starter in the defensive line for Northern Iowa.

The college football season starts for most teams on Saturday. Northern Iowa makes the short trip to Kinnick Stadium to play the Hawkeyes. Both teams are loaded with returning starters and loaded with native Iowans.It should be intense at the line of scrimmage. More>>

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X's playoffs chances end with loss to Gary Video included

Brock Kjeldgaard hit a two-run homer in the X's loss to Gary on Wednesday. Brock Kjeldgaard hit a two-run homer in the X's loss to Gary on Wednesday.

The Explorers slim playoff hopes ended Wednesday with a 15-8 loss to Gary-Southshore. The final home game of the season is Thursday at 7:05 at Lewis and Clark Park.
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Muskies drop final pool play game; advance to semi's Video included

The Musketeers lost to Spartak Moscow 4-3 on Wednesday. (Courtesy S.C. Musketeers) The Musketeers lost to Spartak Moscow 4-3 on Wednesday. (Courtesy S.C. Musketeers)

The Sioux City Musketeers lost for the first time at the 2014 Junior Club World Cup in Ufa, Russia as they dropped a 4-3 decision to Spartak Moscow in the final game of Group B play. More>>

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Veteran broadcaster Meacham back on the air Video included

Tim Meacham will be back on the air Thursday to call the East-Heelan football game. Tim Meacham will be back on the air Thursday to call the East-Heelan football game.

After six years away from the microphone, one of Sioux City's most recognizable voices will be back on the air. Health problems forced Tim Meacham off the air but he'll call one of the biggest games of the season on Thursday. More>>

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East looks to continue playoff streak Video included

Sioux City East is looking for a school-record sixth straight playoff appearance. Sioux City East is looking for a school-record sixth straight playoff appearance.

Sioux City East made their fifth straight playoff appearance last season and beat Johnston in round one. A sixth straight trip would set a school record. East lost their top two rushers and top receiver from last year's 7-4 team.
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Explorers keep playoff hopes alive by beating Gary Video included

Tim Colwell scores a run in the X's 8-6 win over Gary on Tuesday night. Tim Colwell scores a run in the X's 8-6 win over Gary on Tuesday night.

The Sioux City Explorers kept their slim American Association playoff hopes alive with an 8-6 win over Gary-Southshore on Tuesday at Lewis and Clark Park. The X's are 16-7 in August. More>>

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Bishop Heelan aims for championship repeat Video included

Bishop Heelan had 15 seniors graduate from last year's 14-0 team. Bishop Heelan had 15 seniors graduate from last year's 14-0 team.

Last year was a dream season for the Bishop Heelan football team. The Crusaders went undefeated and were the Class 3A state champions. Fifteen seniors graduated, which may lead to a different-looking Heelan offense.
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Hawkeyes & Panthers meet in Saturday's season opener Video included

UNI running back David Johnson says Iowa "lost a good player" when they didn't recruit him. UNI running back David Johnson says Iowa "lost a good player" when they didn't recruit him.

Iowa and Northern Iowa meet Saturday in the opener for both teams. This in-state rivalry has been one-sided but close.Iowa is 15-1 against Northern Iowa and the Panthers only win in the series came in 1898.
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Iowa State hosts defending FCS champs from NDSU in opener Video included

Head Coach Paul Rhoads is 4-1 in season openers at Iowa State. Head Coach Paul Rhoads is 4-1 in season openers at Iowa State.

For teams like Iowa State, who went 3-9 last year, there's no such thing as an easy game. The Cyclones start the season Saturday the three-time defending FCS national champs from North Dakota State. The Bison come to Ames with a 24-game winning streak. More>>

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Northwestern looks for third straight NAIA playoff berth Video included

Northwestern College is ranked 13th in the NAIA preseason poll. Northwestern College is ranked 13th in the NAIA preseason poll.

For the first time in 17 years, Northwestern College has made the NAIA football playoffs in back to back years. The Red Raiders seemed primed for three in a row. Northwestern is ranked 13th in the NAIA preseason poll and is picked to finish second in the GPAC. More>>

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