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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 ...

Cyclones face upstart KU in pivotal tilt

Kansas just knocked off its highest-ranked opponent in 15 years, became bowl-eligible a second straight year for only the second time in program history and is in a fifth AP Top 25 over two seasons after not appearing in the rankings since 2009. The No. 22 Jayhawks would add another item to ...

Hawkeye men eager to grow together

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — It’s been a while since Iowa went into a season without a big-name player. Luka Garza was the national player of the year in 2021. Keegan Murray was a first-round NBA draft pick in 2022 and his twin brother, Kris, was a first-rounder in ...

Brian Ferentz out as Iowa O.C. at end of season

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press After withstanding years of criticism about nepotism and a floundering and unimaginative offense, Iowa brought clarity to Brian Ferentz’s status on Monday as interim athletic director Beth Goetz announced head coach Kirk Ferentz’s son will be out as ...

Drake moves to 5-0 in the Pioneer League

DES MOINES (AP) — Dorian Boyland ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns and Christian Galvan added 115 yards and a score as Drake rolled past Stetson 33-7 on Saturday to go 5-0 in Pioneer League play. The Bulldogs held Stetson to 283 yards of total offense, while their ground game churned ...

Big road win for UNI, 24-21

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Amauri Pesek-Hickson ran for two touchdowns and Northern Iowa beat Illinois State 24-21 on Saturday. Theo Day was 20-of-30 passing for 289 yards with a touchdown to Desmond Hutson and an interception. Pesek-Hickson carried the ball 30 times for all of the Panthers’ 107 ...

Cyclones move into first place Big 12 tie

WACO, Texas (AP) — Cartevious Norton ran for two touchdowns, including a 69-yarder early in the second half, Rocco Becht threw for a score and Iowa State held off Baylor 30-18 on a rainy Saturday for its third straight win. The win for Iowa State (5-3, 4-1 Big 12) combined with No. 6 ...

Cyclone football heads to Baylor

By DANA BECKER dbecker@messengernews.net WACO, Tex. — Following a win and a bye week, the Iowa State football team returns to action here Saturday vs. Baylor. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. with the game streaming live on Big 12 Now on ESPN Plus. The Cyclones (4-3 overall, 3-1 in Big 12) ...

Clark embraces role of real-time basketball icon

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Her likeness was sculptured out of butter at the state fair and a tribute to her was a highlight for an Iowa marching band football halftime show. She was the main draw when she played golf in the pro-am event ahead of the PGA Tour’s nearby ...

Iowa’s Clark is again the one

By DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press Caitlin Clark of Iowa is a unanimous pick for The Associated Press preseason women’s basketball All-America team for the second consecutive season. The star guard was on all 36 ballots from the national media panel that selects the AP Top 25 each week. ...

Huge home victory for UNI

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Theo Day threw for two touchdowns and Amauri Pesek-Hickson ran for 180 yards and scored a touchdown and Northern Iowa dominated ninth-ranked FCS North Dakota 27-0 on Saturday. The last time the Fighting Hawks were shut out was Sept. 18, 2021 when Drake beat them 38-0 in ...

Struggling offense, controversial finish dooms Iowa

IOWA CITY (AP) — Dragan Kesich made four field goals and Minnesota won at Iowa for the first time since 1999 to snap an eight-game losing streak in the series, holding the No. 24 Hawkeyes to 12 yards in the second half in a 12-10 victory Saturday. With the Floyd of Rosedale bronze hog statue ...

Iowa’s All out for the rest of the season

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa will be without leading receiver Erick All for the rest of the season because of an injury to his right knee, Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday. All, who was hurt in last week’s 15-6 win at Wisconsin, is the second Iowa tight end to go out with a major injury. ...

Surging Cyclones roll at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rocco Becht threw two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Iowa State defense collected two more interceptions as the Cyclones defeated Cincinnati 30-10 in the teams’ first-ever meeting Saturday afternoon. Becht has now thrown at least one score in each of his first ...

Hawkeyes stuff Wisconsin on the road

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Iowa’s throwback style may not bring many viewers to television sets and certainly doesn’t put many points on the scoreboard. But it just might get the Hawkeyes to the Big Ten championship game. Leshon Williams scored the game’s lone touchdown on an 82-yard ...

Hawkeye women shatter attendance record

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Lisa Bluder’s idea turned into history. The Iowa’s coach came up with the plan for her team to play an outdoor game at Kinnick Stadium, with the hope of setting an all-time women’s basketball single-game attendance record. Iowa did ...

49ers in rhythm behind Purdy, Kittle

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers’ fast start to the season went into overdrive against the Dallas Cowboys. After four relatively convincing wins to open the year, San Francisco thoroughly dismantled Dallas 42-10 on the national stage Sunday night and became the leading ...