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Cyclones shake Drake in surprising slugfest

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State insisted on playing 12 games, cycling through a pair of FCS opponents before settling on tiny Drake. That decision nearly resulted in the most embarrassing loss in school history. David Montgomery ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and ...

ISU men drub Omaha

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State will likely get back star forward Cameron Lard and key reserve Zoran Talley back from suspensions for their next game next Monday. The Cyclones largely survived their absences. But the biggest question for the week ahead for coach Steve ...

Drake gets one more chance vs. Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — When the Drake Bulldogs walked off the field in Morehead, Kentucky, on Nov. 17, their seniors were sure their football careers were over. A random series of events that began in September and ended two days after that supposed finale has given ...

Drake women knock off No. 13 South Carolina

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sara Rhine scored 25 points and Drake overcame a slow start in overtime to beat No. 13 South Carolina 90-85 in the third-place game of the Vancouver Showcase on Saturday night. Rhine had 13 points in the fourth quarter and overtime when the Bulldogs (6-1) ...

Cyclones end years of frustration with improbable comeback

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — For Iowa State, it felt like yet another inexplicable loss to Kansas State might be inevitable. Then a fumble flipped in the air and fell right into Mike Rose’s hands, and the Cyclones’ bad luck against the Wildcats seemed to wash away. David ...

Hawkeyes hold off Nebraska

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — The easy field goal that coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t have to fake nearly cost Iowa the game. The kick the Hawkeyes had to make wound up rescuing them from a devastating defeat — and saved Ferentz from getting excoriated from frustrated Iowa ...

UNI advances in FCS playoffs

CEDAR FALLS, (AP) — Marcus Weymiller rushed for 128 yards, Trevor Allen ran for 112 and Austin Errthum kicked three field goals as Northern Iowa edged mistake-prone Lamar 16-13 in a first-round FCS playoff game on Saturday. The Panthers (7-5), making their 20th appearance in the FCS ...

Cyclones finally exorcise K-State demons

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — David Montgomery ran for three touchdowns, including the winner with 4:34 to go, and 25th-ranked Iowa State rallied from 17 down in the fourth quarter to stun Kansas State 42-38 on Saturday night and snap a 10-game skid against the ...

Cyclones place 5th in Hawaii

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Marial Shayok scored 21 points, Michael Jacobson added 19 and Iowa State blew out San Diego State 87-57 on Wednesday to win the Maui Invitational fifth-place game. The Cyclones (5-1) lost to Arizona and drubbed Illinois to open the Maui Invitational, then jumped on the ...

Iowa ready for Nebraska

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini in part because beating Iowa wasn’t good enough. The Huskers canned his replacement, Mike Riley in part because they weren’t good enough to beat the Hawkeyes. New coach Scott Frost will get his first crack at ...

Hawks clear 100

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa freshman Joe Wieskamp had something to prove after back-to-back bad showings. The Hawkeyes’ newest star was brilliant on Wednesday night, a display that showed why he earned the starting spot he’s had since the opener. Luka Garza ...

Cyclones move past frustrating Austin performance

AMES (AP) — Its winning streak snapped and no longer in contention for a championship, No. 25 Iowa State now has to focus on something else. That should not be a problem for coach Matt Campbell and his players because they still can go where few Iowa State teams have gone before. The ...

Hockenson a valuable asset for Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz caused a stir last week when he intimated that star tight end Noah Fant’s lack of snaps in a loss to Northwestern was due in part because T.J. Hockenson had passed Fant on the depth chart. The Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4 Big ...

Cyclones pull away from Illinois

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Talen Horton-Tucker had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Michael Jacobson added 23 points and Iowa State ran away from Illinois in the second half for an 84-68 victory Tuesday in the Maui Invitational. Down to eight scholarship players due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa ...

Iowa travels to Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois offense can run, but its porous defense can’t hide. And Iowa knows it. The Hawkeyes hope to slow the Illini running game and take advantage of one of the nation’s worst defenses to end a three-game skid when Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) travels to Champaign ...

Showdown in Austin: Cyclones vs. Texas

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas — Ask Texas about Iowa State’s young quarterback Brock Purdy and the answers, from head coach to players, come quick. “He’s undefeated,” Longhorns coach Tom Herman said. “He’s mobile. He can throw,” defensive end Charles Omenihu ...

All Hawkeyes in 2K Classic final

By DENIS P. GORMAN Associated Press NEW YORK — Iowa learned a lot last season. The Hawkeyes are putting those lessons to good use right now. Tyler Cook scored 26 points, Luka Garza had 22 and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night. The Hawkeyes ...

Hawks pick up statement win

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 77-69 upset of No. 13 Oregon in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic on Thursday night. Luka Garza added 12, and Ryan Kriener finished with 11. The Hawkeyes (3-0) will play UConn in the championship game on Friday, while ...

Fant fade has fans flummoxed

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is one of the most talented players that Kirk Ferentz has ever coached in his 20 years. So why isn’t Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) getting Fant the ball more? It is a perplexing question in an increasingly disappointing season in ...

Texas-sized tussle ahead for Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — No. 18 Iowa State will be without junior David Montgomery, one of its best players, for the first half of one of the bigger games in school history. How the Cyclones (6-3, 5-2 Big 12) fare for 30 minutes without their star running back could decide ...