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Jeremiah Davis

Hi, I'm Jeremiah Davis. I grew up in northwest Iowa, went to Iowa State, then spent a year living in Phoenix before coming to Cedar Rapids in May 2013. I cover Iowa Hawkeyes football and men's basketball, as well as auto racing for the Gazette.


Iowa basketball: Making the Grade, Week 2

There have been better weeks of Iowa men's basketball. Coupled with the last few weeks of football, and Monday and Tuesday were downright miserable for most of you. While the Hawkeyes are showing much the same growing pains as this time last year, there ... »

Jordan Bohannon, Tyler Cook boost Iowa to Cayman Islands win

The Iowa men's basketball team didn't have the Cayman Islands Classic it wanted.

But while the losses to Louisiana and South Dakota State left the Hawkeyes with plenty to work on, they did manage to leave there with one win - a 95-85 triumph agai ... »

Iowa football working through frustration of last few weeks

IOWA CITY - The Hawkeyes get that you're frustrated.

Truth be told, the things fans and followers of the Iowa football team have verbalized - on call-in shows, through email, Twitter and Facebook - are probably, in some form or another, running ... »

5 Things: Iowa football vs. Nebraska

The national cachet of having Iowa vs. Nebraska on Black Friday was kind of predicated on both teams being nationally relevant at the time of the game. When ... »

Iowa's defensive focus lies on-ball

It might feel redundant, the answer Iowa players give when asked on what they need to improve most.

Defense, defense, defense.

That's been the story for the last year-plus. It was the biggest question most of the 2016-17 season, and whil ... »

Iowa struggles to find efficiency against Purdue

IOWA CITY - Two weeks ago, Iowa succeeded as well as it ever has and the Hawkeyes were about as efficient as they've ever been through the air and on the ground against a team of such a high caliber in Ohio State. Two games later, and the opposite has b ... »

Purdue has some fun at Iowa's expense

IOWA CITY - Earlier this week, Purdue Coach Jeff Brohm said he has tried to make this year fun for his football team. Despite six losses - four of which were one-score games - and remnants of the last few years of struggles, the Boilermakers have remain ... »

Iowa football Game Report: Purdue 24, Hawkeyes 15

News, notes, grades and more from Iowa's 24-15 loss to Purdue on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.


Play of the game

The Setup - Officially, the wind clocked 20 mph out of the northwest. Iowa won the toss and gave ... »

Iowa overcomes slow start to beat Grambling State

IOWA CITY - It took until 10:58 to go in the game, but whatever daze the Iowa men's basketball team was in finally cleared.

The Hawkeyes (3-0) were down, 59-56, to Grambling State - a Tigers team that entered the game ranked 346th out of 351 teams ... »

Purdue 'definitely more competitive' than last year headed into Iowa game

IOWA CITY - Purdue football is a long way from a sinkhole.

The water pipe that burst in the end zone at Ross-Ade Stadium last year was sadly apropos. The Boilermakers were on their way to 3-9 and the firing of Darrell Hazell as head coach halfwa ... »