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Passionate about prep sports and prep sports athletes, I have been with The Gazette sports team since 1995 covering high school sports for The Gazette. I am a proud, lifelong Iowan who grew up reading The Gazette.
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Latest Articles by Jeff Linder
Iowa Basketball Mar. 27, 2023 12:47 am65d ago
NCAA women’s basketball tournament: Iowa advances to the Final Four with a convincing 97-83 win over Louisville. Next stop: Dallas.
High School Basketball Mar. 26, 2023 7:00 am66d ago
Girls’ basketball: Benton Community’s duo of Jenna Twedt and Jeff Zittergruen headlines The Gazette’s 2022-23 all-area team.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 25, 2023 11:05 pm66d ago
NCAA women’s basketball tournament: 40 minutes — and Louisville — stand between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Final Four.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 26, 2023 7:54 am66d ago
NCAA women’s basketball tournament: When Iowa recruit Ava Jones was severely injured last summer, Louisville Coach Jeff Walz stepped up, for Lisa Bluder and for the Jones family.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 25, 2023 11:01 pm66d ago
NCAA women’s basketball tournament: As the Hawkeyes keep winning, Megan Gustafson keeps watching from Greece. ‘The Final Four is history; I think they’re going to get it done.’
Iowa Basketball Apr. 14, 2023 4:02 pm46d ago
NCAA women’s basketball tournament: Iowa’s ability to run in transition, from guards to posts, is “unheard of,” according to Colorado coach JR Payne.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 25, 2023 12:24 am67d ago
NCAA women’s basketball tournament: Caitlin Clark spearheaded a telling 13-0 third-quarter run, propelling the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes to an 87-77 regional-semifinal win over No. 21 Colorado on Friday at Climate Pledge Arena.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 24, 2023 8:21 am68d ago
NCAA women’s basketball tournament: New format and sites force teams and fans to ramp up the travel, especially to Seattle.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 23, 2023 6:19 pm68d ago
NCAA women’s basketball tournament notebook: Cedar Rapids native Shelley Sheetz is comfortable as an assistant at Colorado. “You move over six inches to where the head coach sits, and that seat is on fire.”
Iowa Basketball Mar. 23, 2023 6:25 pm68d ago
When Iowa Coach Lisa Bluder was asked Thursday for a season-defining moment, she didn’t point to any of the Hawkeyes’ 28 victories. The spark for the late-season run came in a lopsided loss at Maryland.
Hawk Off the Press Mar. 22, 2023 12:25 pm69d ago
The Gazette's John Steppe and Jeff Linder break down the Iowa women's basketball team's NCAA second-round win over Georgia and the road to the Final Four on this episode of the Hawk Off The Press podcast.
Iowa High School Volleyball Mar. 22, 2023 6:11 pm69d ago
Prep volleyball: Cedar Rapids Prairie turns to Claude Howard, who won 293 matches and reached eight state tournaments at Springville.
Iowa Basketball Mar. 21, 2023 4:58 pm70d ago
NCAA women’s basketball tournament: ‘Onward we go ... ’ Iowa is the favorite among the remaining Seattle 4 Region survivors. Hawkeyes face Colorado on Friday, then it’s Louisville and giant-killer Ole Miss.
High School Track and Field Mar. 21, 2023 6:25 pm70d ago
Boys’ track and field: Led by high-jumper Derek Weisskopf and a stable full of speedy sprinters, Williamsburg rates as an early favorite in Class 2A
High School Track and Field Mar. 21, 2023 9:57 am71d ago
A Gazette area watch list of top teams and individuals for the 2023 Iowa high school boys’ track and field season.