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    Spartans Receive Votes in D3football Top 25 and Coaches Poll

    The University of Dubuque Football team is beginning to receive national recognition in the polls after their 38-14 win over previously unbeaten Coe College. UD received 14 votes in the D3football Top 25 for Week 7 and 13 votes in the AFCA Division III Coaches Poll. The Spartans are off to a 4-2 start and sit atop the Iowa Conference at 3-0.

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    Bradshaw Named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week

    University of Dubuque senior Bryan Bradshaw was named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week and IIAC Football (Offensive) Performer of the Week. Bradshaw completed 17 of 26 passes for 311 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans 38-14 victory over previously unbeaten Coe College.

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    Spartans Shutout Carthage

    The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team came out on top in a match-up of regionally ranked teams on Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans 1-0 win against Carthage College set a school record for home wins in a single season with eight victories. UD finished with a 22-14 advantage in shots.

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    Spartans Win at Home

    The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team bounced back after a tough loss on Saturday against #14 Wartburg with a 2-1 victory over North Central College (6-6-3). The Spartans victory against NCC came as a result of two second half goals and numerous spectacular stops by the Dubuque defense.

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    Spartans Suffer First IIAC Loss 15-22

    The University of Dubuque Spartans were looking to remain unbeaten in Iowa Conference play on Saturday, but the visiting Wartburg College Knights scored on a 17 yard pass play with :35 seconds left of the game to take the lead and the victory by a 22-15 score.

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    Spartans Score Six Goals on Senior Day

    The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team left little doubt that they would be celebrating a victory on Senior Day. The Spartans came away with a 6-0 victory over Buena Vista on Saturday afternoon at Oyen Field. UD held a 33-3 advantage in shots for the game including a 19-1 lead in the first period.

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    Winkler with Hat Trick in Senior Day Win

    The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team continued its strong finish to the 2013 regular season with a 4-0 victory against Buena Vista. The Spartans have won four of their last five games while outscoring their opponents 10-4 in those games. Senior Cory Winkler scored three goals on Senior Day.

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    Graefen Named Iowa Conference Performer of the Week

    University of Dubuque junior Kelsey Graefen (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central) was named IIAC Women’s Soccer (Defensive) Performer of the Week. Graefen scored the game winning goal on a header against Carthage. The Spartans did not allow a goal last week.

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    UD Wrestling Ranked 25th in NWCA Coaches Poll

    The University of Dubuque Wrestling team is ranked 25th in the NWCA Preseason D-III Poll. The Spartans are coming off a 2012-13 season in which they finished with a 10-8 overall record and tied for third place in the IIAC at 4-3. UD returns three National Qualifiers and four All-Iowa Conference honorees.

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    Spartans Finish Regular Season at 14-4

    The University of Dubuque Women’s Soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 1-0 win against Simpson on Tuesday afternoon. The victory was the fourth straight for the Spartans. Alexandra Watkins game winning goal was the 12th of her career, tying a school record. Dubuque finished the regular season with a 14-4-0 record and tied for second place in the Iowa Conference at 5-2.

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    Spartans Ready for IIAC Tournament

    The University of Dubuque Men’s Soccer team will be forced to make a return trip to Simpson after losing 3-0 on Tuesday night. The loss makes the Spartans the five seed in the upcoming Iowa Conference Tournament and will face the fourth seeded Storm. UD finished the regular season with a 6-10-1 overall record and 3-4 in the Iowa Conference.

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    Spartans Earn #5 Seed in IIAC Tourney

    The University of Dubuque volleyball team overcame a pressure situation on Wednesday night. The Spartans captured set one 25-19 before losing the following two matches (21-25, 22-25). Facing a near end of their conference season, the Spartans responded by taking the fourth set 25-21 and carrying the momentum into the fifth set where they captured the match and the set with a 15-13 score.

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    Spartans Sweep on Senior Night

    The University of Dubuque volleyball team swept past the Aurora University Spartans on Senior Night on Friday by a 3-0 match score. The Spartans set scores were 25-23, 25-18, 25-21.

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    Spartans Lose High Scoring, Record Breaking Day

    The University of Dubuque football began the afternoon looking to hold on to a tie for the conference lead, but for the second week in a row, UD lost the lead in the final seconds. UD led 46-43 with 1:31 left in the contest with the ball on the Simpson 35 yard line. The Storm scored on a touchdown to the corner of the endzone capping off a six play 65 yard drive in just :58 seconds. UD moved the ball ball inside the Storm 48 yard line with just :02 left on the clock. As time ran out the Spartans last pass attempt to the endzone was knocked away by a Storm defender.

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    Men's Cross Country at IIAC Championships

    The University of Dubuque Men's Cross Country team finished in eighth place at the Iowa Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning. The 8,000 meter race at the Central College Cross Country Course proved to be a difficulty course for the group. Payton Nevills led UD with a time of 26:56.0 in 26th place.

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    Spartans Seventh at IIAC Championships

    The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team finished in seventh place at the 2013 IIAC Cross Country Championships, hosted by Central. The Spartans top finisher on the 6,000 meter course was Fabiola Ortiz in 30th place overall at 24:43.2. A total of 120 runners competed on Saturday morning at the Central College Cross Country Course. UD will now begin preparing for the NCAA DIII Central Regional at St. Olaf College on November 16th.

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    Pair of PK's End Spartans Season

    The University of Dubuque Men's Soccer team had its 2013 season come to an end in the 1st Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament. The fifth seeded Spartans loss to fourth seeded Simpson 2-1 with both Storm goals coming on Penalty Kicks. Daniel Morris scored in the 85th minute as UD attempted a late comeback. Dubuque ends the season with a 6-11-1 overall record.

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    Spartans Advance to IIAC Tournament Semifinals

    The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team advanced to the Iowa Conference Tournament Semifinals with a 3-0 victory over Simpson College. Senior Alexandra Watkins had a hand in all three UD goals with a goal and two assists. The Spartans will play at Luther on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in the IIAC Tourney Semifinals.

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    Spartans Fall 85-66 to UNI

    The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team looks to be among the best in Division III in 2013-14. On Friday night, they played one of the top Mid-Majors in Division I in the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The Spartans lost to UNI 85-66 in the Exhibition Game at the McLeod Center in front of 3,278 fans. Chris Frazier and Lucas Ware led UD in scoring with 15 points each.

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    Spartans Travel to Drake

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team faced a tough challenege on Friday night on the road at Division I Drake University. The Spartans were unable to slow the Bulldog offense in the 98-59 defeat. Jessica Goetz and Jenna Kotas led Dubuque on offense with 15 points each. UD is coming off a 2012-13 season in which they won a school record 20 games and advanced to the finals of the Iowa Conference Tournament.

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    Iowa Conference Performer of the Week Honors for Graefen and Watkins

    University of Dubuque junior Kelsey Graefen repeated as the IIAC Women’s Soccer (Defensive) Performer of the Week and senior Alexandra Watkins was named IIAC Women's Soccer (Offensive) Performer of the Week for the second time this season. The Spartans went 2-0 on the week with a 1-0 win at Simpson in the regular season finale and a 3-0 win over Simpson at Oyen Field in the 1st Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament.

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    Spartans Season Ends In IIAC Tourney

    The University of Dubuque volleyball team's season ended on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 2013 Iowa Conference volleyball tournament with a 1-3 loss to the Luther College Norse.

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    Bradshaw Named to D3football.com Team of the Week

    University of Dubuque senior Bryan Bradshaw has been named to the Week 9 (Nov. 1-2) D3football.com Team of the Week. Bradshaw set UD and Iowa Conference records with 500 yards passing and 513 yards of total offense vs. Simpson.

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    Women’s Soccer Headed to IIAC Championship Game

    The University of Dubuque Women’s Soccer team earned a repeat trip to the Iowa Conference Tournament Championship Game with a 1-0 win at Luther. Katie Lynn (Fox River Grove, Ill./Barrington) scored the game winner in the 64th minute as the Spartans and Norse battled temperatures in the low 30’s on Wednesday night. The UD victory set a new school record for wins in a season with 16!

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    Basierak Voted First Team Academic All-District

    University of Dubuque sophomore Klaudia Basierak has been named to the First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District (District #8) Volleyball team. To be selected a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be a sophomore or above. She is an Elementary Education major with a 4.0 GPA. Basierak finished the 2013 season with a team high 366 kills, 1234 attack attempts and 14 double-doubles (Kills-Digs).

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    Spartans Place Four on First Team Academic All-District Team

    The University of Dubuque Football team placed four student-athletes on the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team as selected by CoSIDA for their performance in the classroom, in the community, and on the football field. Spartans selected were Tyson Carter, Doug Lillibridge, Zach Marotta, and Blaine Snitker. The 2013 voting marks the third straight year that the Spartans have placed four individuals on the First Team and 14 total all-district honorees in Head Coach Stan Zweifel’s five seasons at UD.

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    Basierak Named First Team All-IIAC Volleyball

    University of Dubuque sophomore Klaudia Basierak was named First Team All-Iowa Conference for the second straight year while junior Amy Tranel was selected Honorable Mention. Basierak finished the year second in the conference with 95 kills in IIAC only games and second overall with 366 kills. UD qualified for the IIAC Tournament for the third consecutive year.

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    Spartans Blank Duhawks for Second Consecutive Year

    The University of Dubuque Spartan football team kept the key in the 2013 Key City Clash and extended the streak to three consecutive victories. The Spartans have outscored the Duhawks 101-0 the past two seasons (45-0 in 2012 and 56-0 in 2013). The host Spartans converted in all six redzone opportunities in the 56-0 romp on Chalmers Field.

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    Spartans Finish Season with School Record 16 Wins

    The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team had their season come to end on Saturday night in the Iowa Conference Tournament Championship Game. The Spartans were unable to overcome an early deficit in the 2-0 loss to Loras College. UD has made it to the IIAC Tournament Finals in back-to-back years and three of the last five years. Dubuque finishes the 2013 season with a 16-5-0 record.

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    Loras Open Results

    Derek Mizaur paces the Spartans at Loras Open with a fourth place finish at 174 lbs. (Gold Bracket),

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    Travis and Kubica Ranked for Spartans

    The Spartans have two wrestlers ranked individually. Brian Travis (Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla./Northside Ch.) is ranked third in the 141 lbs. class. Joining him is Joseph Kubica (Jr., Lake Park, Ill./Lake Park) who is ranked 10th in the 165 weight class.

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    Edgewood College Tip-off Classic Schedule

    The University of Dubuque women's basketball team kicks off their regular season this week at the 2013 Edgewood College Tip-Off Classic on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 16-17.

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    Men' Basketball At Univ. of Northwestern Tip--Off Touney

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team begins play this weekend at the University of Northwestern ACR Homes Tip-Off Tournament in Saint Paul, Minn. The Spartans face North Central on Friday night and Northwestern on Saturday evening.

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    Men’s Basketball Picked First in IIAC Coaches Preseason Poll

    The University of Dubuque Men’s Basketball team, 2013 Iowa Conference Tournament Champions, have been named the favorite by the conference coaches in the Preseason Poll. The Spartans set a school record with 22 wins last season while qualifying for the NCAA Tournament. UD received four of seven possible first place votes and 53 points.

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    Spartan Softball to Host Camps

    The University of Dubuque softball team will be hosting their annual softball camps for grades 9-12 in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellenss Center on Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Jan. 11, and Feb. 9.

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    Women’s Basketball Picked Fifth in IIAC Coaches Preseason Poll

    The University of Dubuque Women’s Basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Iowa Conference Coaches Preseason Poll. The Spartans set a school record with 20 wins last season while advancing to the IIAC Tournament Championship Game. UD returns four starters from last season record setting team.

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    Spartans Win by 18 in Opener

    The University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team opened the 2013-14 season in convincing fashion on Friday night. The Spartans used a 10-2 run to open the second half to coast to a 88-70 victory over North Central University (Minn) at the Northwestern Tip-Off Tournament. Brandon Ferguson led four Spartans in double figures with 18 points off the bench. UD finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field.

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    Spartans Open Dual Meet Season

    The University of Dubuque wrestling team opened their dual meet schedule on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Spartans dropped the first match to the host Vikings vy a 13-22 score, but rallied back to beat Knox College in the second dual of the afternoon by a score of 40-12.

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    Spartans Bitten by Beavers in Final Minute

    The University of Dubuque football team would like to get three minutes back this season. On the road at the Buena Vista University Beavers on Saturday, the Spartans were feeling confident leading by nine points with 5:22 left of the game 28-19. BV used a nine play 60 yard drive in 2:29 to pull within two points 26-28 on a two yard touchdown run. The Beavers attempted an onside kick and successfully recovered with 2:47 remaining. BV used five plays and moved the ball to the Spartan 15 yard line for the 25 yard field goal and it was good for the lead 29-28. UD would get the ball with just 58 seconds left and moved the ball down to the BV 25 yardline. The Spartans aired it out to the endzone and the pass was incomplete as time ran out, 29-28 favoring BV. For the second week in a row, the host Beavers captured the win in the final minute. The two teams would finish the Iowa Conference 4-3.

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    Giraldi Named Head Women’s and Men’s Tennis Coach

    Claudio Giraldi (C’11) has been named Head Women’s and Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of Dubuque, Director of Athletics Dan Runkle announced today.

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