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Bears waive punter Trenton Gill after drafting Iowa’s Tory Taylor

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears waived punter Trenton Gill on Wednesday after drafting Iowa's Tory Taylor in the fourth round last week. The Bears ranked near the bottom of the NFL in punting last year, with Gill averaging 38 net yards per attempt in his second season. Taylor set ...

Clark gets back to her comfort zone on the court

By MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Caitlin Clark got back to the basics: Working out on a basketball court. Here, as the newest member of the Indiana Fever, she’s learning how she’ll fit into this new offensive system, building chemistry with her new teammates and ...

Cyclones’ 2025 football opener will be in Dublin

By DANA BECKER dbecker@messengernews.net AMES — The 2025 opener for Iowa State will take them some 10-plus hours from home. The Cyclones will meet Kansas State on August 23, 2025 in Dublin, Ireland for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. It will mark the first-ever Iowa State game ...

Iowa’s Clark repeats as Sullivan Award winner

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlin Clark is still picking up trophies. The Iowa Hawkeye basketball star who was recently the No. 1 pick in the 2024 WNBA draft earned the James E. Sullivan Award for the second straight year on Tuesday night. Clark is the first two-time winner in the award’s 94-year ...

Podolak stepping away from live mic

IOWA CITY (AP) — Longtime Iowa football broadcaster Ed Podolak announced Monday he will move out of the radio booth this season and limit his appearances to pregame shows and podcasts. Podolak played quarterback and running back for the Hawkeyes before he became a fixture at running back for ...

Clark’s WNBA start will get her ready for Olympics

By DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Caitlin Clark’s early play in WNBA will serve as her tryout for a spot on the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team. The women’s roster for the Paris Games won’t be determined before June 1. Unable to attend the U.S. ...

Jones returning to the Drake Relays

By DANA BECKER dbecker@messengernews.net DES MOINES — A hometown hero has signed up to return to the Drake Relays. Lolo Jones will compete in the 100-meter hurdles at the upcoming spectacle that brings together athletes from around the state. Jones, a three-time Olympian and the former ...

Iowa women nab elite scorer Olsen

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa added Lucy Olsen, one of the nation’s most productive scorers from last season, to fill the void in the post-Caitlin Clark era. Olsen, a former Villanova star who entered the transfer portal, wrote on social media on Wednesday that she’s joining the Hawkeyes. The ...

Clark arrives in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Caitlin Clark walked to the dais Wednesday in Indianapolis, she looked like a natural. The former Iowa star and WNBA’s No. 1 overall draft pick eagerly discussed the impact a new television deal could have around the league. Clark outlined her goal of helping the ...

Perfect timing for Martin at draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Martin traveled to the WNBA draft to support her Iowa teammate Caitlin Clark and ended up getting drafted by the Las Vegas Aces. Martin was selected 18th overall by the defending champions. “There are a lot of emotions right now,” Martin said in an interview on ...

Clark fever spreads quickly in Indy

By ISABELLA VOLMERT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Michelle Lennis grew up playing basketball in Indiana as a born-and-raised Purdue fan. But this season, Lennis also found herself cheering for the Iowa women’s basketball team led by Caitlin Clark as the college player rocketed her ...

Caitlin Clark taken No. 1 in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, as expected

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlin Clark admitted she was a bit nervous before being chosen with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, even though it was no surprise. "I dreamed of this moment since I was in second grade, and it's taken a lot of ...

As expected, Clark goes No. 1 in WNBA Draft

NEW YORK — Caitlin Clark admitted she was a bit nervous before being chosen with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, even though it was no surprise. “I dreamed of this moment since I was in second grade, and it’s taken a lot of hard work, a lot of ups and downs, but ...

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

IOWA CITY (AP) — Caitlin Clark got a final chance to say goodbye to Iowa fans on Wednesday, and of course there was a big crowd waiting. Clark, who became major college basketball’s all-time leading scorer this season on the way to being the consensus national player of the year, was ...

Clark the headliner for upcoming draft

By DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press NEW YORK — Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink and others make this one of the most anticipated WNBA drafts in recent years. There are several impact players up for grabs, but their talent is nearly eclipsed by their popularity among basketball ...

Clark’s next big move: helping Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Meinen has been an avid Iowa basketball fan for decades. The 61-year-old former hoops player never lost touch with the sport, his home state or his beloved Hawkeyes’ men’s or women’s teams, even after moving to Indianapolis. So with the Indiana Fever expected ...

18.7 million viewers for women’s basketball final

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — South Carolina’s victory over Caitlin Clark and Iowa in Sunday’s women’s NCAA championship game had a preliminary audience average of 18.7 million on ABC and ESPN. The only sporting events in the United States to draw a bigger TV audience since 2019 have been ...