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    Spartans Capture "Live" Victory

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team's fans showed up in full force on Wednesday evening as KCRG 9.2 were on hand to showcase the game live in the tri-states. The near capacity crowd witnessed a very exciting NCAA Division III contest with the Spartans taking the win 76-66 over the Simpson College Storm.

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    Spartans Lose at the Buzzer

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team put on quite the show on Wednesday night in front of the nearly sellout crowd and the viewers at home watching live on KCRG 9.2. The Spartans led throughout the game before a jumper by Simpson at the buzzer made the score 55-54. In her first start of the year, Meggie Schmidt scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Dubuque is 11-7 overall and tied for fourth in the Iowa Conference at 4-3.

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    Spartans Face #18 Cornell in Wrestling

    The University of Dubuque wrestling team took an early lead over the #18-ranked Cornell College Rams on Friday night, but the host Rams captured the final four matches to claim the dual 24-14 over the Spartans. UD falls to 8-7 overall in dual meets. The Spartans continue their conference season on Saturday, Feb. 1 with a dual at Simpson College at 1:00 p.m.

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    Spartans Protect Home Court

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team avenged their loss at Coe from 10 days ago. The Spartans protected their home court with a 65-56 victory against Coe on Saturday afternoon. All five starters for UD scored at least seven points in a winning effort. Dubuque improves to 12-7 overall and are tied for third place in the Iowa Conference at 5-3.

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    Spartans Quiet Storm in 35-14 Dual Meet Victory

    The University of Dubuque wrestling evened its' Iowa Conference mark on Saturday to 3-3 in IIAC with a 34-15 victory over the Simpson College Storm. The Spartans will finish their conference dual season at Loras College on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m.

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    Spartans Hold Court at Home, Improve to 18-1

    A team with just one loss on the season enters every contest with a large target on its' back, the University of Dubuque men's basketball team has been that target in 2013-14. Saturday night was no different, the Coe College Kohawks threw everything they had and fell short as the Spartans captured the contest 71-65.

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    Spartans Set a Pair of School Records at Cornell

    The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team set two school records on Saturday. Each of the records set were improvements on records set this year. Taylor Cary lowered her 60m Hurdles record to 9.45 seconds while Brenda Breimon raised her Pole Vault record to 3.35m (10' 11.75"). The UD women also won two individual events. As a team, the Spartans finished in fourth place.

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    Men's Track Finishes Second at Cornell

    The University of Dubuque Men's Track & Field team won two events on Saturday at the Hilltop Invitational on the campus of Cornell College. Included in the wins was Rick Valcin's performance in Pole Vault, which places him atop the NCAA Division-III performance list. Kebba Bojang earned the victory in the Triple Jump as UD finished 1-2-4 in the event. UD finished in second place as a team.

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    Heffernan Named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week

    University of Dubuque basketball player Gage Heffernan has been named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week and Men's Basketball Performer of the Week for the week ending Sunday, February 2nd, 2014. Heffernan averaged 22.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.5 steals in two games as UD improved to 18-1 on the year.

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    Hot Shooting Spartans Clinch IIAC Tourney Berth

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball time began the week with the final four out of six games on the road. Wednesday night UD used hot shooting to overtake the Wartburg College Knights on their home court 83-65 and clinched a spot in the Iowa Conference Tournament.

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    Spartans Strong on Defense in Road Victory

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team played its best defensive game of the year on Wednesday night. The Spartans held Wartburg College (8-12, 2-7) to a season low 40 points in the 60-40 victory. UD held the Knights to 26.1% shooting from the field. Dubuque improves to 13-7 overall and is tied for third in the Iowa Conference at 6-3.

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    Spartans Lose, But Win Right To Host IIAC Dual Championship

    The University of Dubuque wrestling team may have lost their final conference dual of the season to the Loras College Duhawks by a 15-29 score, but the loss opened up the opportunity for the Spartans to host the 2014 Iowa Conference Dual Meet Championship on February 14. Vs. the Buena Vista University Beavers at 7:00 p.m. for 5th and 6th place in the IIAC. The Spartans will host the UD Open on February 15. beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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    20 Wins for Spartan Men's Basketball

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team never trailed for the second consecutive game when they captured their 20th win of the season in a 86-75 road victory over the Simpson College Storm on Saturday. UD improved to 20-1 overall and 9-1 in the Iowa Conference and will return to the comforts of Stoltz Sports Center next week. The Spartans will attempt to avenge their lone loss of the season when they host the Loras College Duhawks (11-10 overall, 4-6 in IIAC) on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8:00 p.m.

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    Spartans Lose on the Road to Simpson

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team drove through a snow storm to get to Simpson and faced a storm on the court as well. Simpson jumped out to an early 14-2 lead and did not look back en route to a 73-36 loss. The UD bench outscored the starters 20-18 for the game.

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    Spartans Lose to Alum Stewart

    The University of Dubuque Men's Tennis team began the 2014 season on Saturday morning inside the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center. UD lost 5-4 to former Spartan Austin Stewart and his St. Ambrose team in Head Coach Claudio Giraldi's first match at the helm. Nick Garcia and Nikolay Gospodinov went 2-0 on the day.

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    School Records by Breimon and Cary Spark Spartans

    The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team once again broke two school records on Saturday at the Grinell College Invitational. The two records had stood for exactly one week as Brenda Breimon and Taylor Cary each broke their own records set last week at Cornell. UD finished sixth as a team.

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    Valcin Wins Pole Vault for 4th Time

    The University of Dubuque Men's Track & Field team won three events at the Grinnell College Invitational on Saturday. UD won the pole vault, high jump, and 4x200m Relay. Rick Valcin won the pole vault for the fourth time in five meets this season. The Spartans finished in second place as a team with 87 points.

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    Spartans Down IIAC Leaders

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team took down the Iowa Conference leading Loras College Duhawks on Wednesday night. The Spartans 57-51 victory on Jon Davison Court inside Stoltz Sports Center was the first loss of the conference season for Loras. The UD starters accounted for 53 points with Jenna Kotas leading the way with 18 points. UD held Loras scoreless for the final 4:13.

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    #23-ranked Spartans Lose a Heartbreaker at Home

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball gave the fans in attendance Wednesday night a thriller not soon to be forgotten in Stoltz Sports Center. A near capacity crowd on hand witnessed a heartbreaking loss for just the second time this season for the Spartans to rival Loras College Duhawks. Down by two points in the final seconds, UD's Chris Frazier connected for a three pointer off the right side to put the #23-ranked Spartans ahead 70-69. The Duhawks called a time out with seven seconds remaining. Loras inbound the ball and pushed it quickly up court. The Duhawks Nathaniel Smith broke free and pulled up for a 10 foot jumper off the right lane and the ball quietly swished through the net with 1.7 seconds left on the clock giving the lead to Loras 71-70. The Spartans with no timeouts, tossed the ball to Brandon Ferguson who made a last shot attempt from over half court and the ball bounced off the right side of the backboard ending the Spartans with just their second loss of the 2013-14 season.

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    Spartans Send Seniors Out on High Note

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team came out fired up with three seniors in the starting lineup for their last regular season game in Stoltz Sports Center. The Spartans shot a red hot 53.3% (24-45) while holding Central to 32.1% (17-53) from the field in the 68-53 win. The top scorer for UD with 15 points was Jenna Kotas for the 11th straight game.

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    2014 University of Dubuque Wrestling Open

    The University of Dubuque hosted the 2014 UD Open on Saturday. The Spartans Adrian Collier and Nathan Cristion won their weight classes. Dubuque also had numerous second place finishers with Nic Rivera, Brian Travis, Manny Mendoza, and Drew Lattner advancing to the finals.

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    Men's Basketball Fall a Game Back in IIAC

    The University of Dubuque #23-ranked men's basketball team held their fate in their hands on Senior Day, but the visiting Central College Dutch snatched away the contest late by a 80-74 score. The loss dropped the Spartans to a game out of the IIAC lead over the league leading Dutch.

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    Herbig Wins Weight Throw with School Record Toss

    The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team competed at the 2014 UW-Platteville Invitational on Saturday. The Spartans won two events and finished second in two others. The highlight of the day came when Katelyn Herbig won the weight throw with school record toss of 15.34m (50' 4.0").

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    Valcin Does it Again

    The University of Dubuque Men's Track & Field team made the short trip across the Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge for the 2014 UW-Platteville Invitational on Saturday. The Spartans Rick Valcin won the pole vault for the fifth team in six tries this season. There were no team scores.

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    Football Honors Student-Athletes at Season Banquet

    The University of Dubuque football team held their end of the season banquet on Sunday, Feb. 16 and awarded several special awards. The 2013-14 senior class helped set 33 school records, finished their four years at UD with an Iowa Conference winning percentage of .589, and finished with 58 Academic All-Iowa Conference selections.

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    Cross Country Repeats as All-Academic Team

    The University of Dubuque Men’s and Women's Cross Country teams earned the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team Award. The UD men earned the award for the second straight year. The Dubuque women tied for the 18th best Grade Point Average in Division-III at 3.63. A team must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.1 to earn the award.

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    Spartans XC Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Award

    The University of Dubuque Men’s and Women's Cross Country teams earned the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team Award. The Dubuque women tied for the 18th best Grade Point Average in Division-III at 3.63. The UD men earned the award for the second straight year. A team must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.1 to earn the award.

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    Spartans #2 seed in IIAC Tourney

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team lost on the road Wednesday night to the Buena Vista University Beavers 75-77. UD managed to claim the #2 seed for the Iowa Conference Tournament which begins next week.

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    Noll with Career Win #100, Spartans Move Into Second Place

    University of Dubuque Head Women's Basketball Coach Mark Noll Earned his 100th Career Victory on Wednesday night at Buena Vista. As a result of the Spartans 85-78 win and losses by Coe and Simpon, UD is now tied for second place in the Iowa Conference with one game remaining in the regular season. Jenna Kotas once again paced the Dubuque offense with 19 points, her 12th straight game as the leading scorer.

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    UD Women Win the UD Spartan Invite

    The University of Dubuque Women's Track team defended its home turf on Friday night with a win at the 2014 UD Spartan Invite. The UD women finished with 176 team points. The Spartans had seven wins and six second place finishes. Brenda Breimon, Rachael Busjahn, and Nickolette McKenzie all set new school records.

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    Spartans Finish Second at Home Meet

    The University of Dubuque Men's Track team hosted the 2014 UD Spartan Invite in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday night. The Spartans won five events and were runner up in four more. UD also set two school records and tied a facility record. Dubuque took second as a team with 155 points.

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    Spartans Close Regular Season on Winning Streak

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team closed the 2013-14 regular season on a four game winning streak. The Spartans 83-76 victory over Luther on Saturday afternoon helped UD to a program best second place finish in the Iowa Conference (IIAC). UD was lights out from the free throw line, shooting a season best 87.1% (27-31) from the charity stripe including making 14 straight the end the game.

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    #2 Seed Men's Basketball Prepares for IIAC Tourney

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team stopped a three game skid on Saturday to finish a game out of the IIAC title with a 10-4 conference mark. The #2 seeded Spartans beat the Luther Norse 72-66 and will host Tuesday's winner of the #3 seed Loras Vs. #6 seed Luther game in Stoltz Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m.

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    Spartans Begin Year Two of Women's Lacrosse

    The University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse team began its second season with two games over the weekend inside the Augsburg College Athletics Air Structure (Augsburg Dome). The Spartans opened on Saturday night with an 11-8 loss against the hosts for the weekend, Augsburg College. UD finished the trip against third year NAIA Midland University and a 23-10 defeat. The ten goals for first year head coach Kendall Loggins' squad ties a school record for goals in a game.

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    Garcia Claims IIAC Performer of the Week Honors

    University of Dubuque senior Nick Garcia was named IIAC Men's Tennis Performer of the Week. Garcia went 4-0 on the week at #1 Singles and #1 Doubles as UD went 1-1 as a team. He extended his winning streak at #1 Singles to five games and ten sets with 6-4, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-1 wins on Saturday at Knox. In doubles play, he teamed with Dishon Deering to win 8-5 vs. Ripon and 8-6 vs. Knox.

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    Kotas Named IIAC Female Athlete of the Week

    University of Dubuque Women's Basketball player Jenna Kotas has been named Iowa Conference Female Athlete of the Week and Women's Basketball Performer of the Week. Kotas averaged 19.0 points per game as UD went 2-0 and finished the year on a four game winning streak.

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    Spartans Upset in IIAC Tourney

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team was upset in the First Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament. The Spartans 63-59 loss to Buena Vista on Tuesday night proved the old saying that the hardest thing in sports to do is beat a team three times in a season. Jenna Kotas recorded a double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. UD finishes the year with a 17-9 overall record.

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    Men's Basketball Stunned by #6 Seed

    The University of Dubuque #2-seeded men's basketball team lost to the #6-seeded Luther College Norse in the IIAC Tournament semi-finals by a 83-87 score. The Spartans led by as much as 18 points with eight minutes left of the game before the Norse shot their way back into the game. Luther made all eight of their final free throws with under four and a half minutes to play as the Spartans missed two out of three attempts at the line.

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    Spartans Set for Iowa Conference Indoor Championships

    The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams are set to compete in the 2014 Iowa Conference Indoor Championships on the campus of Luther College. The championships are set to begin on Friday, February 28th with the Heptathlon and Pentathlon at 10:0 am. Field Events begin at 11:00 am with the Pole Vault. Track Events get started with the Women's 5,000m Run at 6:00 pm. Action continues on Saturday, March 1st at 9:00 am.

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    Softball Begins in Dome

    Plenty of Iowa Conference softball teams start their season this weekend, including the University of Dubuque Spartans. Not many teams competing outside in the single digits, UD begins under the warm confines of the Rochester Regional Stadium on the campus of Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minn.

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