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Could potential Texas/Oklahoma move tip realignment dominos?

INDIANAPOLIS — Big 12 leaders held a call without Texas and Oklahoma on Thursday to discuss how to keep the league’s flagship schools from bolting to the Southeastern Conference — and contingency plans to survive without them. “There was no panic,” a person familiar with the meeting ...

Neuroth, Ellenbecker named IGCA All-District

Two members of area teams were selected for the 2021 Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association All-District softball teams, it was announced earlier this week. East Marshall freshman pitcher/shortstop Morgan Neuroth reached this milestone as part of the Class 2A Northeast District in her first full ...

Iowa to name football field after Slater

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa plans to name the field at Kinnick Stadium for Duke Slater, a trailblazing Black player who was an All-American tackle a century ago, two people familiar with the proposal said Wednesday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...

MHS holding free, week-long youth soccer clinic

The Marshalltown High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams are hosting a free youth soccer camp this summer for boys and girls going into grades 2-8. The Marshalltown Area Soccer Club will host this free event, which will focus on soccer basics in a fun and engaging environment for ...

Garza named Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

ROSEMONT, Ill. — University of Iowa men’s basketball player Luka Garza has been named the 2020-21 Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, the conference announced on Wednesday. Garza is the first Hawkeye men’s basketball player to earn the Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the ...

Kopriva collects conference’s top honor

An all-conference performer in one way or another for each of his four seasons, North Tama junior Gabe Kopriva has now reached the peak. Kopriva was named the Player of the Year by the coaches of the Iowa Star Conference’s South Division, adding to his list of league accolades with the top ...