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Prohm continues to build Cyclones for future

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — The future is bright for Iowa State. It just might not seem that way in the weeks to come. The Cyclones, who open the season on Friday at Missouri, celebrated the signing of a four-man recruiting class on Wednesday that is considered to be in the ...

“The Wave” at Kinnick offers hope, inspiration

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Nine-year-old Maddox Smith can no longer play football, not after being treated for a golf ball-sized brain tumor and a rare genetic disorder that caused tumors to grow on his nerve cells. Maddox has spent many, many days in the hospital. Like ...

Cyclones deal with a dose of adversity

AMES (AP) — Iowa State is looking at a challenge it hasn’t faced often this season. For the first time in more than a month, the Cyclones are trying to bounce back from a loss. A 20-16 loss at West Virginia on Saturday ended a four-game winning streak that had triggered a national buzz ...

UNI rallies for late victory

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Marcus Weymiller scored on an 8-yard run with 3:02 left and Keelon Brookins sealed the victory with a 29-yard pick-6 as Northern Iowa rallied for a 34-29 upset win over South Dakota on Saturday. South Dakota turned it over on three straight fourth-quarter possessions — ...

Cyclone rally not enough

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A scolding from coach Dana Holgorsen after a double-digit loss a week ago helped West Virginia’s players regain their focus and throw a wrench in No. 14 Iowa State’s magical season. Will Grier threw two touchdown passes, Justin Crawford broke out of a three-game ...

Iowa throttles Ohio State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY— Big Ten teams with national title hopes should know by now to be wary of Kinnick Stadium in November. The Ohio State Buckeyes weren’t — and their playoff aspirations are likely cooked because of it. Nate Stanley threw for 226 yards and five ...

Tall task ahead for Hawkeyes vs. OSU

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Third-ranked Ohio State put itself back in position for a possible playoff berth with a wild comeback win over No. 7 Penn State last week. The Buckeyes (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 6 CFP) only need to look what happened to their biggest rival to ...

Soaring Cyclones head to Morgantown

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — No. 14 Iowa State is ready for its November encore. As if going from two early losses into the national consciousness over the span of a few weeks wasn’t impressive enough, the Cyclones (6-2 overall, 4-1 in the Big 12, No. 15 CFP) want to ...

Iowa’s defense is delivering

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — At 5-3 overall and just 2-3 in the Big Ten, Iowa hasn’t lived up to its annual expectation of competing for the West division title. Just imagine where the Hawkeyes might be if it wasn’t for their defense. Iowa again has made life ...

ISU gets defensive

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State’s rise to the top of the Big 12 standings has been one of the nation’s biggest surprises this fall. The Cyclones can thank their vastly improved defense. No. 14 Iowa State (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) has the league’s top-rated defense through ...

Iowa grinds out another victory

By COURTNEY BAUMANN Associated Press IOWA CITY — There wasn’t a whole lot to get excited about Saturday evening in Kinnick Stadium. Nate Stanley threw for 190 yards in Iowa’s 17-10 win over Minnesota, its eighth-straight in Iowa City over the Gophers. After missing the last game ...

Perfect October for surging Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State will enter November in first place in the Big 12 and in control of its own destiny. The 14th-ranked Cyclones (6-2, 4-1) are tied with TCU (7-1, 4-1), Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1) and Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1) after beating the Horned Frogs 14-7 on ...

Hawks set to face Minnesota for border bragging rights

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — The thought of playing for a 98.3-pound bronze pig usually brings a smile to the faces of Iowa and Minnesota’s players. After dropping a heartbreaker in overtime at Northwestern, Hawkeyes star Akrum Wadley just wants to get a win. “It ...

Huge Top-25 showdown ahead for Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — This year — like every year — Iowa State fans scoured the schedule before the season in hopes of finding a path to the six wins needed for bowl eligibility. It’s such exceedingly low expectations that second-year coach Matt Campbell and his ...

Hawks try to catch their second wind

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Barring a turnaround that doesn’t seem like it’s coming, Iowa’s season will likely come down to one word. Forgettable. Once again, it’s largely the offense that’s to blame. The Hawkeyes (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten) have scored 19 points or ...

Campbell not worried about ISU’s new ranking

AMES (AP) — A week after 23rd-ranked Iowa State struggled to beat Army at home in September 2005, it quietly slipped out of the Top 25. Few knew then that it would take a dozen years — and three different head coaches — for the Cyclones to finally return to the national rankings. Iowa ...

Iowa State hits the road to take on Tech

By MIKE GRAHAM Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas — Iowa State could be considered the biggest surprise among the five teams tied for second in the Big 12. Regardless, the Cyclones already had Texas Tech’s attention, since the Red Raiders’ 66-10 loss in a late-season matchup of also-rans ...

Iowa travels to square off with Wildcats

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer EVANSTON, Ill. — Iowa and Northwestern have underwhelming Big Ten records that can be taken with a grain of salt given the quality of the teams they’ve lost to. The Hawkeyes and Wildcats are about to get closer to finding out how good they truly are in ...

Hawks feeling good at midway point

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa made it to the middle of October at 4-2, right about where most pundits had pegged the Hawkeyes to be halfway through the season. How Iowa finishes over the next six weeks will determine whether 2017 will be a season to remember. The ...

New cast of ISU characters introduced

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State lost the best point guard in school history to graduation in Monte Morris. The Cyclones compensated by signing freshman Lindell Wigginton, one of the biggest recruits in program history. Iowa State will be without Morris, who broke the ...