Iowa sports coverage

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  1. CyofClive

    CyofClive Member

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    What's with all the Iowa sports coverage, almost daily in the Des Moines Register for the last two months. From Spring football and basketball to Chris Street and Jim Zabel. A lot of there stories get up to two pages of coverage. ISU got a lot of negative coverage when they had the telephone scandal going on. Am I the only one seeing this? I think I am ready to drop the Register!
     
  2. KFitzy87

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    The Rag may indeed have a bit of a bias. But newspapers report the news... For awhile, Iowa's basketball team was the only one still playing (albeit in the NIT), Chris Street gets coverage every year, and Zabel passing away is of course going to get coverage.
     
  3. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    The Des Moines Register is still around?
     
  4. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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    No worries, ISU has had a better on-field/court performance the past year, so that's all that matters.
     
  5. MissouriCyclone

    MissouriCyclone Well-Known Member

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    You haven't already?
     
  6. azepp

    azepp Well-Known Member

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    You're about 10 years behind.
     
  7. casey1973

    casey1973 Well-Known Member

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    I dropped THAT paper about a month ago. I stopped a Dahl's yesterday and they're giving away the paper away and offering a cheap subscription and $10 gift card to Dahl's. That'll teach them for treating the Cyclones more times than not in negative reporting unlike that eastern university.
     
  8. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    What do you need the Register for? Seriously.
     
  9. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    Potty training the dog
     
  10. Clone83

    Clone83 Well-Known Member

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    Register circulation plummets (again).

     
  11. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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    According to Iowa coaches and fans, they had the better season because they played in the NIT national championship.
     
  12. Let's Go State

    Let's Go State Well-Known Member

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    How offending Iowa, and Iowa businesses, along with total bias to 1 of the state's universities can impact the register's performance.... Journalism professors said that media bias shouldn't matter or have a business impact though......
     
  13. intrepid27

    intrepid27 Well-Known Member

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    I live in CR and the Gazette coverage has been comical this summer. The are constantly covering Iowa's "Glory Days" with gripping headlines like "Ex- Hawks in NFL" or "Top 10 Ferentz coached games". The only coverage the upcoming season is getting is when they announce kick off times. The casual Iowa fan is as disinterested as I've ever seen them.
     
  14. cycophagus

    cycophagus Well-Known Member

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    majorcyfan Well-Known Member

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  16. RoseBowlBound

    RoseBowlBound Member

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    To be fair a lot of that stuff is offseason blog work much like you'd find in the Ames Trib.
     
  17. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    People still buy the Register?
     
  18. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    The RAG blows, but I have no problem with Zabel getting the coverage he did
     

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