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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.

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Podcast: 'On Iowa' presents Hall of Ferentz

The "On Iowa Podcast" with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman takes a hard look into the Hall of Ferentz. Who's a better defensive end, Adrian Clayborn or Matt Roth? What about at safety behind Bob Sanders? Has C.J. Beathard vaulted into the top spot? ... »

Iowa's McCaffery likes newcomers' enthusiasm, work ethic and potential

NORTH LIBERTY - In a poignant final scene of the movie "Friday Night Lights," Coach Gary Gaines - actor Billy Bob Thornton - selects player magnets from a board and slowly drops them into a basket. Those names were special, but the split second the name ... »

Uhl, Ellingson look to make strides with Hawkeyes

NORTH LIBERTY - Brady Ellingson and Dom Uhl quickly have shifted from complementary roles to key contributors for the Iowa men's basketball team.

If they don't adapt in an open and competitive environment, they'll get passed over. And they both ... »

Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ with football interviews

The "On Iowa Podcast" with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman has audio from Iowa football player interviews. The interviews include wide receiver Matt VandeBerg, tight end George Kittle, wide receiver Riley McCarron, center Sean Welsh, defensive end M ... »

Iowa coaches push Matt Nelson to ‘get a little more Nate Meier in you’

IOWA CITY - Matt Nelson has six inches and 30 pounds on former Iowa defensive end Nate Meier. But Meier's motor is legendary around the Hawkeye football complex, and defensive line coach Reese Morgan often invokes Meier's name to get a rise out of Nelso ... »

Strong ticket sales fuels Iowa’s 2017 athletics budget

IOWA CITY - For the first time in school history, Iowa's athletics department projects an annual budget exceeding $100 million.

According to a Regents document unveiled on Wednesday, Iowa athletics' 2017 fiscal year budget grew to $102.1 million ... »

Podcast: 'On Iowa' talks football recruiting surge

The "On Iowa Podcast" with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman discusses Iowa's surge in football recruiting, especially in Texas. We also dissect Iowa's PTL players and answer Twitter questions ranging from with which Big Ten coach would we like to dri ... »

Iowa officials announce details in visual Carver-Hawkeye Arena renovation

IOWA CITY - Iowa athletics officials unveiled a partial reveal of the Carver-Hawkeye Arena's new video system, which includes a four-sided video board that hangs over center court.

The project, which is slated for a $1.2 million price tag accord ... »

Former Iowa QB earns CFL team award

Former Iowa quarterback Kenny Ploen will be inducted into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ring of Honour, the Canadian Football League team announced Monday.

Ploen, 81, becomes the second member of the team's Ring of Honour, joining Chris Walby. Ploen ... »

Purdue quarterbacks are pendulum of instability

IOWA CITY - Purdue's football program carries the moniker "The Cradle of Quarterbacks." The better-fitting label in recent times would be "Pendulum of Instability," especially at quarterback.

The Boilermakers have fallen from erstwhile Big Ten c ... »