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Deja vu for ISU

April 29, 2014 Before Aaron Craft, there was Bruce Schnabel. And before Georges Niang, there was Tom Goodman. more »»

Outside looking in

April 29, 2014 Back before pre-NCAA Tournament talk was fixated on RPI, BPI, Bracketology and tracking Joe Lunardi’s every tweet, a relatively simple checklist almost always determined a team’s fate for the Big... more »»

Time of reflection

April 29, 2014 DES MOINES — It’s easy — almost natural — for Newell-Fonda fans to look back after Friday’s championship loss and think about what could have been, or look forward and start to wonder what might be. more »»

Pieces to the puzzle

April 29, 2014 Every NFL roster tells a story. The Baltimore Ravens, freshly-minted as Super Bowl champions, are more than just Ray Lewis’ last ride or John Harbaugh’s sibling rivalry. Much more. more »»

A lasting legacy

April 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — You didn’t have to be a Hawkeye fan to root for Chris Street. And you don’t have to bleed black and gold to remember the exact details from the night of Street’s tragic death. more »»

Reality check

April 29, 2014 Timing brought Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o together under the same microscope this week. more »»

Cohesive unit

April 29, 2014 Barrett Jones. Chance Warmack. D.J. Fluker. Anthony Steen. Cyrus Kouandjio. more »»

The art of simplicity

April 29, 2014 He built it so that we would come — like our own field of dreams. more »»

Proper sendoff

April 29, 2014 Jontel Clayton emerged from the locker room and gave his field one final look after Iowa Central’s victory over North Dakota Science on Saturday. ‘‘I’m going to miss this place,’’ Clayton admitted. more »»

Number crunching

April 29, 2014 Homecoming week arrives at a perfect time for the St. Edmond football team. The second-ranked (Class 1A) Gaels expect to face their toughest test of the season thus far when No. more »»

Never saw him coming

April 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa fullback Mark Weisman did his best Sam Brownlee impersonation in Iowa’s 27-16 win over Northern Iowa at sun-splashed Kinnick Stadium here Saturday. more »»

Embracing the imperfection

April 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — Rules dictate there had to be a winner in Saturday’s Iowa-Iowa State clunker at Kinnick Stadium. It’s hard to come up with a better conclusion to this comedy of errors. more »»

Dead heat

April 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — Last year’s Iowa-Iowa State contest didn’t carry the pomp and circumstance of its predecessors beforehand, but it stood tall as one of the more memorable games in series history when all... more »»

Extra, extra

April 29, 2014 Our sports department just put the finishing touches on the Messenger’s 2012 college football preview edition, which will be released into circulation this Friday. more »»

Next man in

April 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — Former Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O’Keefe wore many hats of perception during his tenure with the Hawkeyes. O’Keefe was oftentimes labeled boring. Predictable. Vanilla. more »»

True to her roots

April 29, 2014 We were scrambling to complete Lisa (Koll) Uhl’s story following her Olympic debut on Friday. The race was a late one in London. more »»

The more the merrier

April 29, 2014 If the local establishments seem a bit crowded in the days to come — even by traditional state softball week standards — it stands to reason given the new look of this year’s tournament. more »»

Strength in numbers

April 29, 2014 For the third consecutive season and the fourth time in the last five summers, Fort Dodge and St. more »»

Time well spent

April 29, 2014 We could all use more wiffle ball in our lives. The thought crossed my mind as I stood for the final time in the backyard of our grandfather’s home in Albia over the weekend. more »»

The healing cycle

April 29, 2014 Bo Jackson used to be an idol of mine. As a 12-year-old, I remember reading his book ‘‘Bo Knows Bo’’ cover to cover a few times. more »»



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