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    Bre Cera will transfer from the Hawkeyes:

    Iowa women's basketball was already in a bit of an odd spot with two open scholarships for next season. Now, that number has jumped to three.

    The Hawkeyes have granted rising sophomore guard Bre Cera a transfer release, the team announced Tuesday. Cera, from Mukwonago, Wis., played in 31 games this year and started 18, but her minutes dwindled as the season wore on. She averaged two points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

    "We appreciate the contributions Bre has made to our team on and off the court as a Hawkeye," head coach Lisa Bluder said in a release. "We wish her the best as she pursues a career closer to home."

    Playing time would've been hard to come by next year for Cera. Kathleen Doyle, Tania Davis and Makenzie Meyer are all locks for big-time minutes in the backcourt. Alexis Sevillian is no longer a redshirt. And coaches expect a lot from their lone incoming freshman, Davenport North wing Jinaya Houston.

    Per NCAA rules, Cera will have to sit out one season at her new school.

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    Christina Buttenham's time as a Hawkeye isn't over. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for her time as a Hawkeye basketball player.

    The Big Ten Conference granted Buttenham a medical noncounter waiver for the 2017-18 season, Iowa announced Thursday. Translation: The rising senior will still receive athletic financial aid while she finishes her degree, but her basketball career is over. She will remain a part of Iowa's team from the sidelines.

    Buttenham suffered a concussion during practice in early February and played just 23 minutes in Iowa's final 11 games.

    "Injuries are an uncontrollable and unfortunate part of the game of basketball, but with the national discussions and information that we now have about concussions, we feel that Christina’s long-term well-being is more important than a few more months on the basketball court," Iowa's Lisa Bluder said in a news release. "We are glad that Christina will remain a part of our program from the sidelines as she completes her degree."

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    Iowa released its non-conference schedule:

    Hawkeye Challenge
    Nov. 10 Quinnipiac, Iowa City, Iowa
    Nov. 11 Missouri/Western Kentucky, Iowa City, Iowa

    Nov. 15 Northern Illinois, Iowa City, Iowa
    Nov. 19 Western Michigan, Iowa City, Iowa

    Puerto Rico Classic
    Nov. 22 vs. Morgan State, Puerto Rico
    Nov. 23 vs. Elon, Puerto Rico
    Nov. 24 vs. UNC Charlotte, Puerto Rico

    Nov. 29 Florida State (Big Ten/ACC Challenge), Iowa City, Iowa
    Dec. 3 Samford, Iowa City, Iowa
    Dec. 6 at Iowa State (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series), Ames, Iowa
    Dec. 9 Arkansas Pine Bluff, Iowa City, Iowa
    Dec. 17 at UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa
    Dec. 21 Drake, Iowa City, Iowa

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    Last season's RPI for this seasons Hawkeye opponents:

    11 Florida State
    22 Missouri or 38 Western Kentucky
    27 Elon
    28 Drake
    29 Quinnipiac
    60 Northern Iowa
    71 Iowa State
    86 Northern Illinois
    120 UNC Charlotte
    164 Western Michigan
    227 Samford
    287 Arkansas Pine Bluff
    329 Morgan State

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    Did I stumble onto the Iowa board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by #2Gopher View Post
    Did I stumble onto the Iowa board?
    Now I wish the Game Time League was still operating.

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    Iowa pre-season observations from Hawk Central: The most important is that Tania Davis should be ready for the season opener.

    With this year’s Iowa women’s basketball team, it’s hard to predict much of anything.

    Its offseason was … tumultuous, let’s say. Bre Cera transferred to Milwaukee. Christina Buttenham’s career was shortened by concussions. Jinaya Houston left the program two months before her college career began.

    But Megan Gustafson and her Associated Press All-American potential returned. So did Kathleen Doyle, Tania Davis and a roster that, despite losing three pieces, somehow retained depth.

    Tania Davis ahead of schedule

    Iowa worried it wouldn't have Davis until Christmas or Big Ten play after she tore her right ACL last February. But there she was, playing with a right knee brace on Tuesday afternoon.

    Davis is active for about 75 percent of practice, Bluder said in the team’s media guide. She said Davis should be ready to go for Iowa’s opener Nov. 10 against Quinnipiac.

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    For the second time in less than two weeks, the Iowa Hawkeyes have been dealt a devastating blow.

    Makenzie Meyer suffered a broken bone in her left (non-shooting) hand toward the end of women’s basketball practice Wednesday, The Gazette has learned.

    A sophomore from Mason City, Meyer is out “indefinitely,” according to a source close to the program. She could be back within two weeks, or it could be longer.

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