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Cyclones close memorable season in style

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer It might have been the most satisfying 8-5 season in the history of college football. Iowa State, which had gone five years without reaching a bowl game and seven without a winning record, capped an exhilarating 2017 by beating No. 14 Memphis 21-20 on ...

Cyclones win Liberty Bowl

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Iowa State proved its season-long bid to raise its standards was more than just a slogan. Allen Lazard tied a Liberty Bowl record with 10 catches and put Iowa State ahead with a remarkable 5-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter ...

Six Hawks in Midlands semifinals

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois — Seven Hawkeyes advanced to the semifinals following the quarterfinal round of the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Friday night at the Sears Centre Arena. Defending champion Michael Kemerer pinned his fourth straight opponent to advance at 157, and Brandon ...

Iowa rolls past NIU

IOWA CITY (AP) — Luka Garza scored 25 points and Iowa cruised past Northern Illinois 98-75 for its fifth straight win. From the game’s opening tip, Iowa (9-6) controlled the tempo and jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in the first three minutes thanks in part to Tyler Cook’s aggressive ...

Iowa State struggles in Big 12 opener

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Junior Dean Wade poured in a career-high 34 points, Kamau Stokes added 23 and Kansas State opened Big 12 play by pounding Iowa State 91-75 on Friday night for its first win in Ames since 2011. Barry Brown Jr. had 21 points for the Wildcats (11-2, ...

Cyclones ready for the cold

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis will be playing the Liberty Bowl in familiar territory, but the chilly weather could have Iowa State feeling right at home. Saturday’s forecast calls for highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper teens at Liberty Bowl ...

Iowa ends season on high note

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer For Iowa, 2017 was always going to be remembered as the year of “The Wave,” the heart-warming gesture for ailing children from fans and players alike during home games. It might also be the season where the Hawkeyes established a foundation for ...

Hawkeyes finally end bowl drought

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — Akrum Wadley had never been to Yankee Stadium, even though he grew up about 20 miles across the river in New Jersey. On his first visit, he seemed to bring out all of Newark to cheer him on. His 40 tickets to give away weren’t enough to satiate ...

Hawks look to end bowl hex

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Iowa has gone bust in bowl games. The Hawkeyes have become the worst program in football this decade when it comes to winning bowl games. Coach Kirk Ferentz has lost the late-season mojo of his early years and Iowa has struck out in bowl season since 2010. The ...

Hawkeyes pick up 4th straight win

By MARCUS TRAXLER Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It will be listed as a neutral site game in the record books, but Iowa took full advantage of the heavily partisan crowd in their favor Friday. The Hawkeyes shot 58 percent in the second half to pull away from Colorado late and beat ...

Iowa holds on to beat Colorado

By MARCUS TRAXLER Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Isaiah Moss and Maishe Dailey each scored 16 points, as Iowa pulled away for an 80-73 win over Colorado at the Sanford Pentagon Friday. The Hawkeyes trailed 51-48 with under 12 minutes to play, but Cordell Pemsl converted a key bucket ...

UNI hangs tough with No. 9 Xavier

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer CEDAR FALLS — J.P. Macura scored 15 points and No. 9 Xavier hung on to beat Northern Iowa 77-67 on Friday night for its seventh straight win. Trevon Bluiett scored 12 points with seven rebounds for the Musketeers (12-1), who went on an 11-2 run down the ...

Iowa arrives

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — It took over a month. But the Iowa team most expected to see all season finally showed up in Des Moines. Tyler Cook scored 23 points, Jordan Bohannon had 15 with seven assists and Iowa cruised past Drake 90-64 on Saturday, its sixth straight ...

ISU zoned in

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Northern Iowa had depth, experience and the more impressive resume. Iowa State had freshman Lindell Wigginton — who proved once again how much of an impact player he has become. Wigginton scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and ...

Iowa faces Drake; Cyclones square off with UNI

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa and Iowa State have never been swept in their annual doubleheader against Northern Iowa and Drake. That might change on Saturday in Des Moines. The Hawkeyes (5-6) and Cyclones (7-2) are both at serious risk of dropping their neutral-floor matchups at ...

Iowa’s Jewell and Jackson, ISU’s Lanning named All-Americans

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews of Oklahoma were selected to the Associated Press All-America team, giving the ...

ISU’s Wigginton quickly becoming a star

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — From the moment Lindell Wigginton signed with Iowa State, coach Steve Prohm has tried to manage expectations for the five-star recruit. Wigginton’s recent play has made it impossible for Prohm to keep the true freshman a secret much ...

Iowa State extends streak to seven

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — The Cyclones might remember Sunday’s game as the “Hawkeye Hangover” Iowa State survived anyway, pushing its winning streak to seven games ahead of a key matchup against Northern Iowa. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high ...

Iowa snaps out of slump

By COURTNEY BAUMANN Associated Press IOWA CITY — Freshman Luka Garza had 23 points and 13 rebounds to help Iowa snap a four-game skid with a 91-60 win over Southern on Sunday. Connor McCaffery made the first appearance of his career Sunday afternoon for the Hawkeyes (5-6) after missing the ...

Cyclones hold off Hawkeyes

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — If Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton’s Cy-Hawk debut was any indication, Iowa might its hands full with the Cyclones’ newest star for years to come. Wigginton scored 24 points, becoming the first Cyclones freshman with at least 20 in three ...