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Scott Dochterman

I'm originally from Burlington, and I'm a 1997 Western Illinois University graduate. I've worked in Burlington, Muscatine, Fort Dodge and St. Joseph, Mo., before coming to The Gazette in 2006 with my wife, Meredith, and our two children. I enjoy sports, politics and history.At The Gazette, I cover Iowa men's basketball, Iowa's athletics department and assist with Iowa football.





B1G predictions, bowl projections and Iowa opponent capsules

IOWA CITY - When predicting league standings and bowl match-ups, introductions are pretty much worthless.

You can write all you want about why you think this team will beat that one and blah, blah, blah. In the end, most people don't want to rea ... »

Ben Niemann becomes Iowa's hybrid threat at OLB

IOWA CITY - Iowa's outside linebacker has become the defense's ultimate hybrid position.

Not only does the position fill gaps in run support, he also must cover tight ends, running backs and slot receivers. It takes a special athlete to fill tha ... »

A closer look: Iowa linebackers


MLB - 1. Josey Jewell, jr., 6-2, 235; 2. Angelo Garbutt, fr., 6-2, 230 OR Jack Hockaday, so., 6-1, 227;

WLB - 1. Bo Bower, jr., 6-1, 235 OR Aaron Mends, so., 6-0, 223; 3. Amani Jones, true fr., 6-0, 215

OLB - 1. B ... »

Podcast: 'On Iowa' chats QB race, Doyle's importance, depth chart moves

The "On Iowa Podcast" with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman discusses true freshman quarterback Nathan Stanley's climb to Iowa's two-deep, the importance of strength coach Chris Doyle and how close the Hawkeyes are to solidifying their depth chart. ... »

Strength program forms pillar of Iowa football

IOWA CITY - Cole Croston walked on at Iowa in 2012 with a basketball frame but a work ethic that separated him from most try-hard athletes.

Croston, now a fifth-year senior left tackle, called himself "super-skinny" when he weighed 225 pounds on ... »

A closer look: Iowa's WRs, TEs


FIRST UNIT: WR - Matt VandeBerg, sr., 6-1, 190; Jerminic Smith, so., 6-1, 187; Riley McCarron, sr., 5-9, 186 OR Jay Scheel, so., 6-1, 185; TE - George Kittle, sr., 6-4, 250; Peter Pekar, jr., 6 ... »

Kittle, VandeBerg serve as Hawkeye mentors for 2016

IOWA CITY - George Kittle was touted as college football's best returning tight end this summer by the metrics gurus at Pro Football Focus.

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Iowa announces two games sold out, as is student section

IOWA CITY - Iowa's home football games against Michigan and Iowa State are sold out, as is its 8,200 student season-ticket allotment, the school announced Friday.

With the sellout status, Iowa's athletics department will stop selling season tick ... »

Pattern emerges in B1G cross-divisional scheduling

IOWA CITY - Geographical realignment ended the league's permanent cross-divisional series except for the Indiana-Purdue rivalry.

But over the next four football seasons, every Big Ten team is assigned a permanent opponent in the opposite divisio ... »

B1G Preview: Who you play matters in league title chase

IOWA CITY - From the Gulf of Mexico to the Fox Sports 1 studios, fans and media howled like wolves outside a fenced-in chicken farm in real-life viewing of Iowa's football 2015 schedule.

The Hawkeyes kept winning. And winning. And winning some m ... »

Big Ten's Delany confirms six-year TV deal, offers clue on retirement
CHICAGO - Jim Delany has led the Big Ten Conference more than a quarter-century, but the iconic commissioner gave a clue Tuesday that his reign has an ... »