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    Norris Named IIAC Performer of the Week for Third Time

    University of Dubuque sophomore Andre Norris (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central) was named IIAC Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week for the third time this season. Norris averaged 22.0 points per game as UD improved to 13-0 on year and 2-0 in the Iowa Conference. The Spartans are one of seven undefeated teams remaining in Division-III and 1 of 18 in the NCAA All-Divisions.

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    Spartans Set to Host Solomon W. Butler Classic

    The University of Dubuque Track and Field program is set to host the 2014 Sol Butler Classic on Saturday, January 18th inside the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center on the A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track. Teams scheduled to complete against the Spartans are: Augustana, Coe, Cornell, Loras, and Monmouth. Field events begin at 10:00 am with Track events starting at 11:00 am.

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    Spartans Remain Only Unbeaten Basketball Team in Iowa

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team remains the only unbeaten basketball team among Iowa colleges and are one of just 18 men's teams in all divisions to have not suffered a loss in the 2013-14 season. The Spartans are one of seven colleges in NCAA Division III to remain with a perfect basketball record and improved to 14-0 overall and 3-0 in the IIAC after posting a 79-69 victory on Wednesday night over the Luther College Norse.

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    Spartans Sit Atop the IIAC at 3-0

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team remained atop of the Iowa Conference standing with a victory at home on Wednesday night. The Spartans 66-60 win against Luther moves their record to 3-0 in league play. UD was led by Emily Brinker with 14 points including seven in the final four minutes of the game. Dubuque is now 10-4 overall and 5-1 on Jon Davison Court this season.

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    Hanus Named Duane Schroeder IIAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

    The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today that former University of Dubuque football player Wyatt Hanus has been named the Duane Schroeder IIAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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    #28-ranked Spartans Battle #3-ranked UW-Whitewater in Wrestling

    The #28-ranked University of Dubuque wrestling team battled a road tested #3-ranked UW-Whitewater Warhawks and came up short, losing 41-0 on senior night in Stoltz Sports Center.

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    Wheaton College Duals Results

    The University of Dubuque #28-ranked wrestling team finished the Wheaton Duals with a 2-1 record. The Spartans improved to 6-5 overall.

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    Spartans Off to Best Start Ever 15-0!

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team is off to it's best start in school history with a 15-0 record and a perfect 4-0 record in league play. Saturday's match-up of unbeatens in Iowa Conference play with Buena Vista University and UD entered the contest both with 3-0 records. The Spartans faced a strong test in the Beavers and the game swapped leads 13 times and was tied another nine times with neither team leading by more than a handful of points. UD took the lead with 11 seconds remaining on a lay-up and foul 65-63. The Beavers had an open three for the win, but it fell short and the long rebound landed in the hands of the Spartans to remain unblemished with the 65-63 victory.

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    Spartans Remain Perfect in IIAC Action

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team continued its strong start to the Iowa Conference season with a 26 point victory on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans 91-65 victory against Buena Vista University was their seventh straight IIAC regular season victory. Stephany Remakel finished the game with 12 points on six of seven shooting while also pulling down four rebounds and blocking two shots.

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    Breimon and Herbig Set School Records at Sol Butler Classic

    The University of Dubuque Women's Track and Field team set a pair of school records at the 2014 Sol Butler Classic. The Spartans also picked up an individual win and relay victory on Saturday on the A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track inside Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center. The UD women finished third of six teams.

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    Zurbuchen Wins 55m Hurdles at Sol Butler Classic

    The University of Dubuque Men's Track and Field team put together a strong performance in the field events with 43 total points coming in the six field events. Senior Evan Zurbuchen won the 55m Hurdles for the lone UD men's victory. The Dubuque men finished in fourth place of six teams with 85 points.

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    UD Hurdlers Named IIAC Performers of the Week

    The University of Dubuque Track & Field program swept the Iowa Conference Track & Field (Track) Performer of the Week awards with Evan Zurbuchen and Taylor Cary earning the honor. Zurbuchen and Cary each won the 55m Hurdles at the Sol Butler Classic. Men's Basketball player Andre Norris was named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week/Men's Basketball Performer of the Week.

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    IIAC Athlete of the Week Honors for Norris

    The University of Dubuque forward Andre Norris was named IIAC Athlete of the Week. Norris was also named Men's Basketball Performer of the Week for the fourth time this season. Norris averaged 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as UD improved to 15-0. The Spartans are one of five undefeated teams remaining in Division-III.

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    Spartans Ranked 25th by D3hoops

    After six weeks of receiving votes, the University of Dubuque Men's Basketball team has jumped into the national rankings at #25 in the D3hoops.com Top 25. The 15-0 Spartans are one of five undefeated teams remaining in Division-III. UD has used a balanced scoring attack with four individuals averaging double digit points per game to rank 33rd in D-III in scoring offense at 83.3 points per game.

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    Sweet 16-0 for #25-ranked Spartan Men's Basketball

    The #25-ranked University of Dubuque men's basketball team earned a hard fought road victory on Wednesday night, beating the host Coe College Kohawks in Eby Fieldhouse by a 66-56 score. The Spartans never trailed in their 16th win of the season and improved to 5-0 in the IIAC.

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    Spartans Suffer First Loss

    The University of Dubuque men's basketball team suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday by a 66-76 score to the Loras College Duhawks.

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    Spartans Fall on the Road

    The scoreboard did not tell the entire story for the University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team on Wednesday night. Despite an eight point loss, UD was within one as late as the four minute mark of the second half while the game also featured nine lead changes and 13 tied game situations. The Spartans 85-77 loss to Coe was their first of the conference season.

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    Valcin Chosen IIAC Performer of the Week

    University of Dubuque pole vaulter Rick Valcin was named IIAC Men's Indoor Track & Field (Field) Performer of the Week. Valcin vaulted himself into the number one spot on the Division-III performance list in the pole vault by clearing 4.95m (16' 2.75") at the Prairie Wolf Indoor Invitational at Nebraska Wesleyan. The junior vaulter broke his own school record by 9.75" at Nebraska Wesleyan, home of the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships.

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    Simmons Named Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach

    The University of Dubuque has named Tyler Simmons as Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Simmons has been part of the Spartans football staff for three seasons and first as a graduate assistant. Simmons served as the linebackers coach in 2013 after being an assistant linebacker coach the previous two seasons.

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    Iowa Conference Duals Hosted by Buena Vista

    The #28-ranked Spartans finished 2-1 in dual meets at one half of the Iowa Conference Duals hosted by Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. UD edged out Central College 23-15 in the first round. UD beat the host Beavers in the second round by a 24-18 score and lost to the #1-ranked Wartburg in the third round 0-43.

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    Spartans Drop Rivalry Game

    The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team dropped the first of two rivalry games against crosstown foe Loras College. The Spartans 72-64 road loss on Saturday afternoon was their second straight loss. Down 11 at halftime, UD outscored the Duhawks 38-35 in the second half. Jenna Kotas was the leading scorer for UD with 19 points. Dubuque is now 11-6 overall and sits in third place in the Iowa Conference at 4-2.

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    Valcin Vaults to Top of Division III

    The University of Dubuque Track & Field team was busy competing in two meets over the weekend. The Spartans began the weekend with a Friday night meet at the Prairie Wolf Invitational at Nebraska Wesleyan, home of the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. UD then competed in the Monmouth Midwest Invitational on Saturday. Rick Valcin vaulted his way to the top of the D-III performance list on Friday night with a final clearance heigth of 4.95m (16' 2.75") in the pole vault.

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    Spartans Pull Double Duty on the Track

    The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team was busy competing in two meets over the weekend. The Spartans spent Friday at the Prairie Wolf Invitational, home of the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. UD then competed on Saturday at the Monmouth Midwest Invitational. Taylor Cary broke her own school record in the 60m Hurdles.

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    UD Basketball - LIVE on KCRG 9.2

    The University of Dubuque Men's and Women's Basketball doubleheader against Simpson College will air LIVE on KCRG 9.2 on Wednesday, January 29th. The games are a part of an ongoing agreement between the Iowa Conference (IIAC) and the Cedar Rapids Television Company (CRTC) to televise IIAC games live. KCRG 9.2 is a digital subchannel of KCRG-TV9, the ABC affiliate in Eastern Iowa which is owned by CRTC. The women's game tips off at 6:00 pm with the men to follow.

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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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