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Iowa Sports

Hawks look to reach double-digit win total

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Minutes after Iowa clinched the Big Ten West title with a win over Illinois last week, coach Kirk Ferentz said he might not play his starters against Nebraska on Friday so they can rest up for the conference championship game next ...

Cyclone men crush Grambling

AMES (AP) — Tamin Lipsey had 17 points and nine assists and Iowa State led by 34 points at halftime en route to a 92-37 thrashing of Grambling on Sunday. The Cyclones thoroughly dominated the first half, leading 48-14 at the break. Grambling scored first but Iowa State went ahead 15-2 within ...

Iowa women overwhelm Drake

IOWA CITY (AP) — Caitlin Clark had 35 points and 10 assists and Kate Martin had a career-high 25 points as No. 2 Iowa responded from its first loss of the season, beating Drake 113-90 on Sunday. “Coach Bluder challenged us when we came back to practice after the K-State game, and I thought ...

Cyclones can’t catch No. 7 Texas

By ANDREW LOGUE The Associated Press AMES — Texas won a 10th regular-season game for the first time since 2009, and it was an accomplishment Jordan Whittington believes is worth savoring. “I haven’t won 10 games since high school,” the Longhorns’ receiver said after a 26-16 win ...

Big Ten West champ Hawks find a way, again

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Kaleb Johnson’s 30-yard touchdown run with 4:43 to play gave Iowa a 15-13 win over Illinois on Saturday, clinching the Big Ten West Division title for the Hawkeyes. Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) won its third division title, and its second in ...

Hawkeyes rebound with home victory

IOWA CITY (AP) — Ben Krikke scored 25 points, Dasonte Bowen scored 17 and Iowa led by double digits for most of the second half to beat Arkansas State 88-74 on Friday night. Tony Perkins scored 11 points, and reserve Josh Dix and Patrick McCaffrey each scored 10 for Iowa. Freddy Hicks ...

Post-DeJean era begins for Hawkeyes vs. Illinois

IOWA CITY — No. 16 Iowa will play its first game without standout cornerback and punt returner Cooper DeJean on Sunday as the Hawkeyes face Bret Bielema’s Illinois Fighting Illini. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. inside Kinnick Stadium. With a win, head coach Kirk Ferentz’s squad would ...

Cyclones welcome No. 7 Texas for night clash

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press No. 7 Texas has reeled off four straight wins since Oklahoma handed the Longhorns their only defeat, and losing this time of year isn’t an option if they want to accomplish their goals. Same goes for Iowa State, which hosts the Longhorns in Ames, on ...

K-State women upset No. 2 Iowa

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press IOWA CITY — Caitlin Clark struggled through a poor shooting performance and No. 2 Iowa failed to score in the last three minutes Thursday night, falling to Kansas State 65-58. Clark, The Associated Press national player of the week in women’s ...

Creighton pulls away from Iowa

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Creighton’s offense was in a lull to end the first half against Iowa. The eighth-ranked Bluejays were unstoppable to start the second. They made 10 straight shots and 15 of their first 17 coming out of halftime, quickly turned a tie into a ...

Clark becomes Iowa’s all-time scoring leader

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press CEDAR FALLS — Caitlin Clark became Iowa’s all-time career scoring leader and finished with the 12th triple-double of her career as the No. 3 Hawkeyes beat Northern Iowa 94-53 on Sunday. Clark had 24 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, joining ...

Cyclones crush BYU

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Rocco Becht threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 45-13 victory over BYU on Saturday night. Becht has thrown 15 touchdown passes this season, one shy of matching the freshman record set by current San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy. Becht ...

Iowa clinches at least a share of West title

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Drew Stevens kicked three field goals, and Iowa added two fourth-quarter touchdowns on the way to a 22-0 win over Rutgers on Saturday that helped the Hawkeyes clinch a share of the Big Ten West Division title. Iowa’s defense posted its ...

Drake now 6-0 in Pioneer League

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Luke Bailey threw for 205 yards and a touchdown, and the Drake defense forced two turnovers in a 10-3 win over Marist on Saturday. Bailey connected with Trey Radocha early in the second quarter for a 14-yard touchdown to begin the scoring. Shane Dunning added a ...

UNI drubs Western Illinois

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Kicker Matthew Cook became Northern Iowa’s all-time leading scorer in a 50-6 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday. Northern Iowa (6-3, 5-1) beat Western Illinois (0-9, 0-6) for a fifth straight time and nearly earned its most lopsided victory — in a series it ...

Cyclones can’t catch Kansas

AMES (AP) — Jason Bean passed for 287 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown to Lawrence Arnold after Iowa State pulled within three points in the fourth quarter, and the No. 22 Jayhawks held off the Cyclones for a 28-21 victory Saturday night. The Jayhawks (7-2 overall, 4-2 in the Big 12) ...

Hawkeyes find a way again

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Stevens knew as soon as the ball took flight. He got all of that one and in a flash, the celebration was on. Stevens nailed a tiebreaking 53-yard field goal in the closing seconds, and Iowa beat Northwestern 10-7 at Wrigley Field on Saturday. “As soon as I kicked it, I ...

Iowa women’s basketball in its glory days

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press IOWA CITY — To the casual fan, Iowa women’s basketball is all about Caitlin Clark. Lisa Bluder, her staff and the players know better. It could be argued the Hawkeyes wouldn’t be rated as high as No. 3 in the AP Top 25 preseason poll if it weren’t ...

Encore effort from Cyclone men?

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press Considering he took over a program that went 2-22 overall and 0-18 in the Big 12 in 2020-21, it would be fair to say T.J. Otzelberger has overachieved in his first two seasons at Iowa State. His first team made a surprise run to the Sweet 16 and his second ...

Hawkeyes end hectic week at Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. — A tumultous week for the Iowa football team could end on a high note if the Hawkeyes are able to keep pace in the Big Ten Western Division race and take care of Northwestern on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. The game will be televised on NBC’s Peacock streaming ...