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Ex-Cyclone Purdy now key to 49ers’ hopes

By JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The challenge facing the San Francisco 49ers after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a season-ending foot injury is all too familiar. The hope in San Francisco is a more talented roster will be enough to help carry fearless ...

Jimmy V Classic personal to McCaffery

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press Iowa’s meeting with No. 15 Duke at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night is more than just another game to Patrick McCaffery. The game opens the Jimmy V Classic doubleheader, which raises funds for cancer research through the V Foundation. The second ...

Campbell makes changes to Cyclone football staff

AMES (AP) — Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning and strength and conditioning coach Dave Andrews will not return next season after the Cyclones finished 4-8 and last in the Big 12. “Decisions such as these are never easy because of the impact they have on the lives of individuals ...

Iowan Duggan leads TCU into Big 12 title game

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Without Max Duggan, the fourth-year quarterback who had lost his starting job going into this season, third-ranked TCU might not be undefeated, getting ready for the Big 12 championship game and on the verge of making the College Football Playoff. “It’s just our ...

Hawks, Cyclones in Top-10 dual on Sunday

By DANA BECKER dbecker@messengernews.net IOWA CITY — The battle for the Dan Gable Trophy features a Top-10 dual on Sunday, as second-ranked Iowa welcomes in No. 7 Iowa State. Action begins inside Carver Hawkeye Arena at 1:30 p.m. The dual will air live on Big Ten Network and is a ...

No. 23 Cyclone men pull away

AMES (AP) — Caleb Grill scored 16 points as No. 23 Iowa State shook off a sluggish first half and defeated North Dakota 63-44 on Wednesday night. Grill connected on 4 of 5 3-point tries for the Cyclones (6-1), while the Fighting Hawks (5-4) went 7 of 26 (26.9%) from behind the arc. “We ...

Hawkeye Campbell named Big Ten’s best

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh has been named Big Ten coach of the year and Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell is defensive player of the year, the conference announced Tuesday. Harbaugh has the second-ranked and unbeaten Wolverines positioned for a second straight appearance in ...

Cyclone women crush SIU-Edwardsville

AMES (AP) — Lexi Donarski scored 22 points as No. 8 Iowa State routed SIU-Edwardsville 93-43 on Tuesday night. The Cyclones (6-1) were playing just 48 hours after suffering their first loss - to North Carolina in Portland, Ore. on Sunday - and returning home around 5:45 a.m. ...

Murray explodes for Iowa

IOWA CITY (AP) — Kris Murray had career highs of 31 points and 20 rebounds and Iowa defeated Georgia Tech 81-65 on Tuesday night in a ACC/Big Ten Challenge game. Murray was 11-of-18 shooting, including 4 of 8 on 3-point attempts. Filip Rebraca added 13 points and seven rebounds. Tony ...

Iowa State men persevere vs. Villanova

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Freshman Tamin Lipsey made four free throws, his only points of the game, in the last 20 seconds of overtime, when he also had a key steal, and Iowa State defeated Villanova 81-79 in the Phil Knight Invitational on Thursday. The Cyclones (4-0), who face top-ranked North ...

Cyclone women roll

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stephanie Soares matched her season-high with 23 points and added 11 rebounds and six blocks as No. 5 Iowa State rolled past Michigan State 80-49 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Phil Knight Invitational. Soares, a 6-foot-6 transfer from The Master’s where ...

Newly-ranked Hawkeyes hit century mark

IOWA CITY (AP) — Kris Murray scored a career-high 30 points as No. 25 Iowa defeated Omaha 100-64 in an Emerald Coast Classic preliminary game Monday night. Murray, coming off matching his previous career high with 29 points in the Hawkeyes’ 83-67 win at Seton Hall last Wednesday, had his ...

DeVries powers Drake men

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands (AP) — Tucker DeVries had 29 points in Drake’s 61-56 win over Wyoming on Sunday night. DeVries was 10 of 14 shooting, including 4 for 6 from distance, and went 5 for 5 from the line for the Bulldogs (4-0). Sardaar Calhoun scored nine points in the win. ...

Drake women upset ranked foe

DES MOINES (AP) — Katie Dinnebier had 18 points and six assists, Maggie Bair added 17 points and nine rebounds, and Drake beat No. 22 Nebraska 80-62 on Saturday. Sarah Beth Gueldner had 16 points and four 3-pointers for Drake (2-1). Dinnebier, who scored a career-best 24 points on Sunday in ...

Drake men post shutout

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Luke Bailey threw two touchdown passes, including an 80-yarder to Brandon Langdok, and Dorian Boyland ran for 33-yard TD to help Drake beat Valparaiso 24-0 Saturday. On second-and-10 from the 20, Langdok slipped under the coverage, caught a short pass as he raced ...

5 TDs for Day as UNI cruises

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Theo Day threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading Northern Iowa’s 58-14 rout of South Dakota on Saturday. The six total touchdowns — all in the first half — were Day’s career high. He completed 21 of 30 passes for 280 yards. His touchdown ...

No. 7 Cyclone women move to 4-0

AMES (AP) — Ashley Joens had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 7 Iowa State rolled past Columbia 99-76 on Sunday to improve to 4-0. Joens made 9 of 14 shots, including 7 of 10 from 3-point range, while recording the 52nd double-double of her college career. “She’s showing she’s ...

ISU men drop Milwaukee

AMES (AP) — Jaren Holmes scored 19 points and Caleb Grill scored 11 points and Iowa State beat Milwaukee 68-53 on Sunday. The Cyclones (3-0) never trailed playing in their third home game of the season. Aljaz Kunc and reserve Robert Jones each scored 10 for the Cyclones. Kunc’s 3-pointer ...

Cyclones edged again in heartbreaking fashion

AMES (AP) — Tyler Shough put together two long scoring drives and Texas Tech defeated Iowa State 14-10 on Saturday night. Shough gave the Red Raiders (6-5, 4-4 Big 12 Conference) the lead on a 4-yard touchdown pass to Baylor Cupp with 6:10 remaining in the game, capping a 13-play, 77-yard ...

Hawkeyes freeze Minnesota to retain Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa’s normally dominant defense was challenged all afternoon in a timeless and tireless performance by Mohamed Ibrahim and the Minnesota offensive line. Jack Campbell and the Hawkeyes just kept fending off any feeling of defeat and focused on finding the ball. Drew ...