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Upper Iowa looking to build on success

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After a successful 2013 campaign, the Upper Iowa Peacocks are back and ready to make some noise. “You're going to get better or you're going to get worse,” says head coach Tom Shea, “We want to get better. It's going to be tough." The Peacocks fueled by an experienced offense, and a much improved defense showed some life last season going 6 – 5, finishing tied for 5th in the 15 team Northern Sun Conference. Six wins may not seem like much until you consider it was the first winning record at ... More>>

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

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An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business. More>>

UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday

UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday Video included

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The UNI Women's soccer team is coming off a disappointing 4 and 15 season marred by injuries and a lot of close losses. In fact the Panthers were either tied of had the lead in the second half of 15 of their 19 games last fall. Despite their efforts uni soccer has been picked to finish in last place in the conference this fall--but the Panthers did have one voter pick them to finish in first place.UNI head coach James Price said, "Well that would be me--but I do that every year--i am a little... More>>

Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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At the end of Waterloo Columbus Sailors football practice on Thursdaynew sailor head coach Brad Schmidt got caught up in a bit of a challenge---as the entireSailor football team dropped a couple of buckets of ice water on him for the ALS Challenge. Friday we will have an interview with the new Columbus head coach. More>>

UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC

UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC Video included

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The University of Northern Iowa volleyball team has been pegged to finish second in the 2014 preseason Missouri Valley Conference coaches' poll. The Panthers nabbed a pair of first-place votes but came up two points short of favorite Wichita State in the poll.Panther head coach Bobbi Petersen believes the conference will be very competitive again--but she's thankful the MVC Postseason tournament will be held in Cedar Falls. "Very pumped that during one of the most competitive conference races... More>>

160 attend the 3rd annual Ladies' Night Out at the UNI-Dome

160 attend the 3rd annual Ladies' Night Out at the UNI-Dome Video included

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Third annual UNI Ladies Night Out football camp attracted a record 160 women to the UNI-Dome. Northern Iowa stars like All-American tailback David Johnson---Panther quarterbacks Sawyer Kollmorgen and Brion Carnes take the women through various drills while brushing up their knowledge of the game of football. Panther head coach Mark Farley says its a fun way for the women to learn the game while also getting to know theUNI football program. It's our Ladies' night out and it's fun. I think our ... More>>

Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award. More>>

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months

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Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. More>>

Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

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Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television viewership for the Little League World Series. More>>

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

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Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family. More>>

5 challengers sign up for next America's Cup

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By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer Only five challengers have signed up for the chance to take on software billionaire Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA in the 2017 America's Cup. More>>

Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

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Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open. More>>

PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

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Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points. More>>

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

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Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job. More>>

Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

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Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. More>>

Kent State starting center dies at 21

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Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday. More>>

Former UNI Panther Ali Farokhmanesh headed to Nebraska

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Former UNI Panther basketball player Ali Farokhmanesh is headed back to the Midwest, but this time in red. More>>

Regina looks to continue record run Video included

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It's become a routine cycle. Opponents come to Iowa City Regina, opponents get dominated, and opponents go home disappointed.The formula has been pretty simple."You've gotta get out on them quick," says senior offensive lineman and UNI recruit Phil Arendt, "and hopefully we get the game over in the first quarter."They've done that a lot beating all 14 opponents last year by an average of more than 30 points. Even more impressive is the streak; 4 straight state championships and 56 straight wi... More>>

All-time wins leader Schultz steps down at Kee

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Kee High baseball coach Gene Schultz is stepping down after 45 years at the helm. Schultz leaves Kee as the nations all-time wins leader with a total of 1,754 in his career. The National Federation of State High School Associations recognizesSchultz's record as1,578 wins as those ones came during the summer baseball season. Under his direction, the Kee Hawks won 9 summer baseball state titles, and 11 total. The school's last state championship came in the 2005 season. More>>

Richardson talks about being named ISU Starting Quarterback

Richardson talks about being named ISU Starting Quarterback Video included

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Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads has nameda starting quarterback for the season-opener against North Dakota Stateand his name isSam Richardson.Rhoads made the announcement after Monday morning's practice.Richardsonentering his junior season was Iowa State's starting quarterback in the first eight games of the 2013 season.However, injuries slowed Richardson's productivity later in the season and he was eventually replaced by Grant Rohach as the Cyclone starter for the final four game... More>>

Jewell set to contribute for the Hawkeyes

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Josey Jewell is ready for his shot in Iowa City.The former Decorah stand-out sits #2 at outside linebacker, but ran some snaps in Saturday's scrimmage with the Hawkeyes' first unit. So far, he's impressed a lot of people, including senior linebacker Quinton Alston."He's very aggressive as you can see," said Alston, "He's just playing fast. That's what I love about Josey."For most spots in the linebacking corps, competition seems to be open following the graduation of 3 all Big 10 linebackers ... More>>

Stone fighting for time at Iowa

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No matter what uniform he's wearing, Iowa receiver Andrew Stone keeps on fighting.Stone began his high school career as a receiver at N.U. High School, helping to lead that program to a pair of playoff appearances. When the Little Panthers' program disbanded, Stone suited up and grabbed 11 touchdowns for the Tigers.After high school, he spent 2 years at Iowa Western, helping the Reivers to a national championship. He left as the school's all-time leading receiver, but still had few division o... More>>

Iowa basketball's Josh Oglesby arrested for public intoxication

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Police in Iowa Cityarrested Hawkeye senior guard Josh Oglesby early Saturday morning. Oglesby was charged with public intoxication according to a release sent our by the University.“I was made aware of the incident involving Josh this morning," said coach Fran McCaffery in a statement, "I will collect all the facts when I return to Iowa City. Once fully informed of the situation, I will visit with Josh and we will operate in accordance with the rules and regulations of our student-athlete Cod... More>>

ND looking at 4 football players in academic probe

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Notre Dame is facing the possibility of losing three starters before the football season has even begun after another embarrassing hit for a university that prides itself on high academic standards. More>>

NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks

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Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers. More>>

Federer, Serena Williams advance to semifinals

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Roger Federer still has his touch in Cincinnati. More>>

Female pitcher leads Philadelphia in LLWS

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Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams. More>>

Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

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Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has... More>>

Iowa St still searching for No. 1 QB

It's become a late summer tradition that Iowa State would like to break. More>>

Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

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They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing flags in his casket. More>>

Redskins appeal trademark decision on team name

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The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise's attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a... More>>

Wolverines look for 4th straight volleyball title

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Winning one state championship is quite the accomplishment. The seniors on the Dike-New Hartford volleyball team will have a chance to go out with 4. "It's just crazy,” says Lizzy Blough, “The tradition here is so strong, and we just feel like it's up to us to keep it going this year." The dominance over the past couple years has been astounding. The Wolverines have won 100 consecutive matches against teams from Iowa. Their only loss in that span came to a team from Lenexa, Kansas, that at le... More>>

Controversial call helps Giants top White Sox, 7-1

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Depending on the clubhouse, the response to the latest overturned call at home under baseball's expanded replay system was as debatable as the rule itself. More>>

Cedar Rapids Titans re-sign Ohm

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The Cedar Rapids Titans announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed quarterback Spencer Ohm. More>>

Commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

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The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote. More>>

Nebraska AD: Football program 'stable' with Pelini

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Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst did his part Wednesday to cool any speculation about coach Bo Pelini entering the season on the hot seat. More>>

Cyclones set sights on winning bowl game

Even Iowa State knows that it probably won't win the Big 12 this year. More>>

Hawkeyes poised for revival in 2014

Most coaches only get one chance to turn around a program. More>>

Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

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Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. More>>

Mount Mercy softball complex gets financial boost

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The Mount Mercy University softball program announced Tuesday that the development of their new softball complex got a big financial boost. More>>

FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

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Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns. More>>

Ohio State good but must patch O-line, secondary

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So Urban Meyer and his wife were coming back from the victory at rival Michigan last season, and he turned and asked a question. More>>

Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

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Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off. More>>

Don Bosco looking for a repeat

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A reloading effort is underway in Gilbertville. The Don Bosco football team opened fall practice on Monday hoping to build a squad that can capture a second straight 8-man state championship.The effort, however, will be anything but easy with some massive graduation losses. Leading rusher and passer Jake Hogan, leading receiver Travis, and leading tackler Mitchell Corkery have all moved on.Taking over at signal caller is senior Mason Svoboda who wants more than anything to go back to back. Ho... More>>

Hawkeyes' Spearman ready to fill big shoes

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A season ago, Iowa featured one of the most talented, experience linebacking corps in the Big Ten. This year features a bit more youth.The trio of James Morris, Anthony Hitchens, and Christian Kirksey have all moved on to NFL camps. That's made way for a new starting 3 in senior Quinton Alston, junior Travis Perry, and sophomore Reggie Spearman.Spearman, who turns 18 on Sunday, will be making his first significant contributions on defense, after spending most of his true freshman year on the ... More>>

Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

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Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear. More>>

Quarterback battle sets the stage at Iowa State Video included

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It almost seems like an annual ritual with Paul Rhoads coached teams. With 20 days remaining until their opening contest, the Iowa State Cyclones still don't know who will be starting under center.The competition comes down to sophomore Grant Rohach and junior Sam Richardson.Rohach appears to be the favorite in the race coming in with some momentum following an impressive late season run. The sophomore led the Cyclones to victories over Kansas and West Virginia in their final 2 games. In the ... More>>

Bucks season ends at Willmar

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Despite finishing with the 3rd best record in the Northwoods League, the Waterloo Bucks will be sitting at home during the postseason. With a playoff bid on the line, Waterloo fell at Willmar 5-1 on Sunday night.The Bucks opened the day trailing first place Mankato by half a game. The Moondogs dropped an afternoon decision at Eau Claire 7-1 to open the door.Waterloo, however, failed to capitalize on a pair of big opportunities at Willmar. The team loaded the bases with no outs in both the 4th... More>>

Iowa State looks to plug holes at defensive line

Iowa State looked relatively set at defensive line at the end of last season. More>>

As probe begins, Stewart steps away from the track

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The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track. More>>

Stewart on Ward death: 'there aren't words'

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Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the collision that killed Kevin Ward Jr. More>>

Bucks' sale to Kernels' ownership nears completion

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The proposed sale of the Waterloo Bucks to the Cedar Rapids Baseball Club Inc. moved one step closer to completion.Sources within the Bucks organization confirmed that the Northwoods League approved the sale over the weekend. CRBC, which also owns the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Midwest League, still needs to obtain a stadium lease agreement from the city of Waterloo.Twin Cities businessmen Steve and John Marso currently own the Waterloo franchise.The Bucks were formed and joined the Northwoo... More>>

UNI ranked number 9 in preseason Sports Network Top 25 Football Poll

UNI ranked number 9 in preseason Sports Network Top 25 Football Poll Video included

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The Northern Iowa football teamis rankedNo. 9in The Sports Network Preseason FCS Top 25.UNI has been voted to the preseason top-10 in the last three seasons. Joining the Panthers in the top 25 from the Missouri Valley Conferenceare North Dakota State (No. 2), South Dakota State (No. 10) and Youngstown State (No. 24). Eastern Washington is ranked number 1. The Panthers were ranked No. 15 ranking in the Preseason FCS Coaches Poll. More>>

Rick Coleman: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Rick Coleman: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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"Okay I've accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Bryan Goettel currently living in Washington DC, former KWWL Sports Anchor and Reporter. And I'm asking to accept the challenge --my good friend Brent Matthias current head baseball coach at Denver High School and Joe Surma who will be joning me this Fall on Friday Heroes and also the Hall-of -Famer--the wrestling official--Mike Allen. so guys you have 24 hours to step up to the challenge--right now I am going to accept a bucket over my he... More>>

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  • UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday

    UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday

    UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:28:42 GMT
    The UNI Women's soccer team is coming off a disappointing 4 and 15 season marred by injuries and a lot of close losses. In fact the Panthers were either tied of had the lead in the second half of 15 of their 19 games last fall. Despite their efforts uni soccer has been picked to finish in last place in the conference this fall--but the Panthers did have one voter pick them to finish in first place.UNI head coach James Price said, "Well that would be me--but I do that every year--i am a little...More >>
    The UNI Women's soccer team is coming off a disappointing 4 and 15 season marred by injuries and a lot of close losses. In fact the Panthers were either tied of had the lead in the second half of 15 of their 19 games last fall. Despite their efforts uni soccer has been picked to finish in last place in the conference this fall--but the Panthers did have one voter pick them to finish in first place.UNI head coach James Price said, "Well that would be me--but I do that every year--i am a little...More >>
  • Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:28:06 GMT
    At the end of Waterloo Columbus Sailors football practice on Thursdaynew sailor head coach Brad Schmidt got caught up in a bit of a challenge---as the entireSailor football team dropped a couple of buckets of ice water on him for the ALS Challenge. Friday we will have an interview with the new Columbus head coach.More >>
    At the end of Waterloo Columbus Sailors football practice on Thursdaynew sailor head coach Brad Schmidt got caught up in a bit of a challenge---as the entireSailor football team dropped a couple of buckets of ice water on him for the ALS Challenge. Friday we will have an interview with the new Columbus head coach.More >>
  • UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC

    UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC

    UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:27:20 GMT
    The University of Northern Iowa volleyball team has been pegged to finish second in the 2014 preseason Missouri Valley Conference coaches' poll. The Panthers nabbed a pair of first-place votes but came up two points short of favorite Wichita State in the poll.Panther head coach Bobbi Petersen believes the conference will be very competitive again--but she's thankful the MVC Postseason tournament will be held in Cedar Falls. "Very pumped that during one of the most competitive conference races...More >>
    The University of Northern Iowa volleyball team has been pegged to finish second in the 2014 preseason Missouri Valley Conference coaches' poll. The Panthers nabbed a pair of first-place votes but came up two points short of favorite Wichita State in the poll.Panther head coach Bobbi Petersen believes the conference will be very competitive again--but she's thankful the MVC Postseason tournament will be held in Cedar Falls. "Very pumped that during one of the most competitive conference races...More >>
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