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At Iowa, ‘Punting is winning’

IOWA CITY — Tory Taylor is selling a T-shirt for charity that bears the three-word slogan “Punting Is Winning.” Yes, it is. No. 2 Iowa enters its home game against Purdue on Saturday with records of 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten in large part because of the field-position advantage ...

Foster no longer a Cyclone

AMES (AP) — Iowa State has officially announced that center Xavier Foster is no longer a member of the team as police investigate a sexual assault claim. Coach T.J. Otzelberger said the program holds its athletes to “high standards” on and off the court, the Des Moines Register reported. ...

Renewed optimism at Grinnell

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press GRINNELL — Football is back at Grinnell College. There’s a new coach and lots of new players. The Division III Pioneers have traveled a long way in a short time. Grinnell, which didn’t play in 2020 because of the pandemic, drew national attention in ...

Iowa earns dramatic win over Penn State

IOWA CITY — Iowa was in victory formation and the emotion was about to spill over as dusk settled over Kinnick Stadium. Spencer Petras took the last snap, took a knee and took off, apparently thinking he could get off the field before the students and other fans pouring out of the end zone ...

Test awaits Iowa defense

IOWA CITY — Iowa leads the nation in interceptions, and Penn State features one of the most dynamic passing combinations in Sean Clifford and Jahan Dotson. How the third-ranked Hawkeyes fare in their showdown with No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday could hinge on whether they ...

Iowa picks Maryland apart

By NOAH TRISTER The Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Spencer Petras threw for three touchdowns and ran for two and No. 5 Iowa took advantage of seven Maryland turnovers in a 51-14 victory Friday night. The Hawkeyes (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) intercepted five of Taulia Tagovailoa’s passes, ...

Hawkeyes move up to No. 3

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press Iowa is gearing up for its biggest home game since the 1980s, Cincinnati has its highest ranking in 12 years and Clemson is on the outside looking in at The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2014. Alabama and Georgia are the ...

Cyclones wipe out Kansas

By ANDREW LOGUE The Associated Press AMES — Brock Purdy threw four touchdown passes in the first quarter as Iowa State rolled past Big 12 Conference rival Kansas 59-7 on Saturday night. The 28 points was the most ever scored by the Cyclones in an opening period, helping coach Matt ...

Iowa’s Campbell proving doubters wrong

IOWA CITY — Jack Campbell remembers the questions about him when he was being recruited. Some coaches were worried about the height of the Iowa linebacker. “Like, ‘A 6-5 linebacker? Oh, you must not be able to move,’” Campbell said. One coaching staff had a different concern. “I ...

Cyclones tripped up at Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said his defense was just a little bit off with its detail early in Saturday’s game against Baylor. The Bears took full advantage with a fast start, then held on as their special teams and defense handled the rest. Gerry Bohanon threw for ...

Hawks get the job done vs. CSU

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa made it through September undefeated with the remainder of the Big Ten schedule looming. But it wasn’t easy for the No. 5 Hawkeyes to get to this point. They opened the season with wins against ranked teams Indiana and Iowa State. ...

Iowa will offer women’s wrestling

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa announced Thursday it will become the first Power Five school to add a women’s wrestling program and it will begin competition in the 2023-24 season. “Being the first is huge,” Iowa men’s wrestling coach Tom Brands said. ...

Hawks run over Kent State

IOWA CITY (AP) — Tyler Goodson ran for a career-high 153 yards and three touchdowns and No. 5 Iowa beat Kent State 30-7 on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (3-0) have won nine straight games. They have won 14 consecutive nonconference games, the second-longest current streak in the nation. Goodson ...

Iowa State lights up UNLV

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After two lackluster offensive performances in its first two games, No. 14 Iowa State flew into Las Vegas with a sense of urgency. The Cyclones are flying back to Ames, Iowa, with some pep back in their step. Brock Purdy completed 21 of 24 pass attempts for 288 yards and ...

Goodson becoming a steady force for Hawks

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Tyler Goodson’s emergence as Iowa’s main running back started early in his career, but it took time for him to develop. It was clear after Goodson’s performance in the No. 5 Hawkeyes’ 30-7 win over Kent State what he means to the ...

ISU searcing for offensive rhythm

A ho-hum win over an FCS opponent and a crushing loss to rival Iowa have left Iowa State looking for answers as it prepares to go on the road to play UNLV. “I just feel like we’re pressing too much and we’re not having fun like we were,” running back Breece Hall said Tuesday. “In a ...

No. 5 Hawkeyes seeking more balance

IOWA CITY — Thanks to a strong defense, No. 5 Iowa has its highest ranking since 2015. The Hawkeyes need more production from their offense if they’re going to stay there. “Obviously we haven’t done as (well) as we think we can as an offense,” left tackle Mason Richman said. “And ...

Hawkeyes still the Iowa gold standard

AMES — Iowa defensive end Zach VanValkenburg and offensive lineman Jack Plumb marched across the end zone with the Cy-Hawk Trophy perched on their shoulders, showing it off to the Hawkeyes fans who had come to Jack Trice Stadium to see the biggest game in the history of the rivalry with Iowa ...

A magical time to be a Cyclone

AMES — Two big rigs were parked next to Reiman Plaza, the green space that leads to the south end zone entrance of Jack Trice Stadium, home to a most unlikely success story. The trucks were delivering sound and lighting equipment to go with the stacks of metal bleachers, piles of plywood, ...

Ferentz knows what it’s like to be in Campbell’s shoes

AMES (AP) — Kirk Ferentz has been where Matt Campbell is in his career. Successful college coach in his 40s, sought after by other schools and the NFL. Ferentz decided to stay at Iowa and has become an institution in Iowa City, currently the longest-tenured head coach at one school in major ...