Group picks Iowa City for Olympic wrestling trials

DES MOINES, Iowa — USA Wrestling chose tradition-rich Iowa City to host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling. The group announced that Iowa Citys bid beat out those from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio. The trials will determine which athletes will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. …

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University of Iowa wants $19.5M football practice field

The Bubble might soon pop. The University of Iowa on Thursday released a proposal to demolish the football teams 25-year-old indoor practice facility, known as the Bubble, and build a $19.5 million replacement nearby. The Board of Regents will be asked next week to approve the design and budget of the new indoor practice field. …

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Iowa falls late to Ohio State, 20-17

When Terrelle Pryor scrambled left and, in a few quick strides, converted a game-deciding fourth-and-10, this all looked vaguely familiar for the 20th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. The opponent, the jerseys, the atmosphere were different, but the situation — another late-game lead being erased all too easily — was similar. So was the result. For the fourth …

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UI, Iowa City bid to host US Olympic trials

The University of Iowa, Iowa City and Coralville plan to submit a bid to host the U.S. Olympic Trials for wrestling in 2012. The area will compete to host the trials with Council Bluffs, Columbus, Ohio, Oklahoma City, Hampton, Va., and Greensboro, N.C. The Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is using the University …

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University of Iowa cuts 6 graduate programs

The University of Iowa has closed six graduate programs and as many as six more could be eliminated by next summer. The universitys dean of graduate programs tells the Iowa City Press-Citizen that the programs were cut either because they attracted few students or because they duplicated others. The cuts were based on a task …

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Northwestern dashes Hawkeyes hopes-again.

Evanston, Ill. — There should be no more talk of Iowa’s football team making a repeat appearance in the Bowl Championship Series. For all practical purposes, those lofty dreams faded Saturday when Northwestern delivered a 21-17 reality check. “We can still play for a lot of things,” offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde said. “Pride, first of all. …

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IOWA JAZZ GROUP UNDER GRAMMY CONSIDERATION

Off the Record, by fusion/jazz group James Kennedy and Friends has been submitted and accepted for consideration at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards under the category Best Instrumental Album (non-classical). The album features Mt. Vernon musicians, James Kennedy on 6- and 12-string guitars, Catherine Lawson on violin, Matt Alles on bass and Iowa Citys Eric …

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Iowa-Chicago trains on track for 2015

Its been more than 40 years since travelers between Chicago, Des Moines and Omaha heard a conductor shout all aboard, but decades-long dreams of restoring that passenger rail route moved a bit closer toward becoming a reality on Monday. The Federal Railroad Administration promised Iowa and Illinois $230 million to help cover costs of establishing …

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