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Sports bar honoring Jackie Robinson open in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sports bars are hardly new concepts, but one opened here about a month ago that has caught a lot of eyes.

Blue 42, at 629 Ellis Blvd. NW, is named for Jackie Robinson, the baseball legend who wa ... »

Wolverines are in Rome. Hawkeyes should go to ...?

This is Monday Mania! A poll is at the bottom of this post for you to vote on the queston asked in this post's headline. Where should Iowa's football team visit to counter the Michigan Wolverines' trip to Rome.

People love polls.

1. I'm ... »

Hlas: Another 63-47, offense-light Friday night in Kinnick

IOWA CITY - The score of Iowa's spring football game Friday night was 63-47, yet there were just three touchdowns.

If you're ever asked to explain that in an IQ or SAT test, good luck. In the meantime ...

1. Running back Akrum Wadley did ... »

Hlas: Jane Meyer vs. University of Iowa trial very trying for all

DES MOINES - If all goes as scheduled Friday, Jane Meyer will continue her ongoing testimony in the Polk County Courthouse and Gary Barta will give testimony of his own.

If you're in Iowa City for the spring football game Friday night and t ... »

Dan Gable wants more opportunities for female wrestlers

It's been 20 years since Dan Gable was the University of Iowa's head wrestling coach, 20 years since the beginning of what Gable calls the promotional phase of his life.

"I wrestled competitively, I coached competitively, and now I promote compe ... »

Signs of spring: Flowers, birds, torn ACLs

Football is rough.

Iowa's football team had two players suffer torn ACLs during this year's spring practice, probably preventing them from participating in the 2017 season. They are starting safety Brandon Snyder and second-team offensive linema ... »

U.S.' top prep basketball player is son of ex-C.R. Jefferson star

In 1983, Lisa Becker scored 58.7 points a game for Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School.

"Fifty-eight points a game my senior year, my kids can't get that," the-now Lisa Porter said with a laugh from her Seattle home recently. The 6-on-6 game that ... »

Ricky Stanzi hits reset on his quarterbacking career

Ricky Stanzi took his last snap at quarterback for Iowa in 2010. He hasn't thrown a pass in an NFL regular-season game, but clearly hasn't given up on getting the chance to do so.

At 29, Stanzi's pro football career has taken a different and unc ... »

Jarrod Uthoff finishes NBA season with a little traction

So now Jarrod Uthoff gets ready for his second-straight NBA summer league, with the league a little more sure of his abilities than it was last fall.

Former Iowa player Uthoff, from Marengo and then Cedar Rapids Jefferson, was an undrafted free ... »

Fred Hoiberg’s Chicago Bulls make NBA playoffs

Nothing has come easily for Fred Hoiberg in his two years as the Chicago Bulls' coach, but the last 10 games of the 2016-17 regular-season are ones he can look at fondly.

The Bulls' clinched an NBA playoff spot on the last night of the regu ... »

U.S.' top prep basketball player is son of ex-C.R. Jefferson star
In 1983, Lisa Becker scored 58.7 points a game for Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. "Fifty-eight points a game my senior year, my kids can't get t ... »
Georges Niang and Abdel Nader battling each other in D-League playoffs
Georges Niang and Abdel Nader went against each other as pro basketball playoff adversaries Monday night, and will do so in a deciding game Wednesday. ... »