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Sports Columns

BALL SECURITY

We are in the golden era of college football scoring, where programs from across the country put up video-game like totals for points and yardage on a regular basis. Average team scoring eclipsed 30 points per game for the first time ever five years ago and hasn’t looked back since. In 2004, ...

Heavyweight showdown

The focus for Saturday’s historic Iowa-Iowa State football game is on everything these Hawkeyes and Cyclones are. The narrative makes sense, given this will mark the first time in the history of the rivalry both programs are ranked in the Top-10 at kickoff. The buzz is both justified and ...

A LESSON IN BENEVOLENCE

Customer service has almost become a lost art in today’s society. Companies rely on technology and automation to make experiences “easier” for the consumer. In reality, businesses often turn their backs on what built them in the first place: taking care of workers and clientele, first ...

Dream big

The Field of Dreams game was an absolute spectacle. A living, breathing painting. For one night, Iowa was the center of the baseball universe. And in many ways, Thursday may be identified as another turning point in the ebbs and flows of the sport’s popularity. It has the potential to be that ...

HISTORY LESSON

The national media will tell you that Thursday’s “Field of Dreams” contest between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa. Technically, that’s true. A regular-season Major League Baseball game has never been played in our state. But ...

LIFE LESSONS

Long after the celebration reached its crescendo and most of the crowd had filed out of Rogers Sports Complex late Friday night, Fort Dodge softball coach Andi Adams was saying her final goodbyes to friends and family members who have been a part of her inner circle all along. The park sat in ...