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Cyclones overwhelm UNI

By ANDREW LOGUE The Associated Press AMES — Jeremiah Cooper’s two first-half interceptions set the tone for Iowa State’s 30-9 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday, easing the pressure on a Cyclones offense rocked by suspensions and departures. Cooper returned his first career ...

Hawkeyes handle Utah State

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — The play call wasn’t designed to help Cade McNamara make a big debut as Iowa’s quarterback. “We’re not that cerebral,” coach Kirk Ferentz joked. “We were just trying to score.” McNamara’s first pass for the No. 25 ...

Hawkeyes eager for offensive influx

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — New Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara wants complete command of the offense, right down to how the Hawkeyes break a huddle. “I definitely want to start every play with a good break,” he said. “If we’re not in sync, it looks a little ...

Record set at Nebraska volleyball match

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska’s fight song begins, “There is no place like Nebraska.” When it comes to volleyball, those words never rang more true than Wednesday night. The Cornhuskers laid claim to the world record for largest attendance at a women’s ...

Goetz knows challenges lie ahead at Iowa

IOWA CITY (AP) — Beth Goetz wasn’t around for most of the lawsuits, settlements and football controversy that shed a negative light on the Iowa athletic department in recent years. As interim athletic director, her job is to get the department moving in a positive direction and make sure ...

Ex-Cyclone Hall eager to get back on the field

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Breece Hall never doubted he’d be back on the practice field this summer. His confidence and optimism were certainly tested during his 10-month journey from a surgically repaired knee. “It was definitely bittersweet, really frustrating, like a little bit of ...

Ferentz: integrity of the game can’t be compromised

IOWA CITY (AP) — Kirk Ferentz has known for weeks that several of his Iowa football players were under investigation for illegal gambling. He said Friday at the team’s media day he didn’t know until recently that some were accused of wagering on their own games. “It can’t be ...

Iowa targets single-game attendance record

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa will attempt to set the all-time women’s basketball attendance record when it hosts DePaul in an outdoor exhibition at 69,000-seat Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 15, the school announced Thursday. “I know if anyone can do it, Hawkeye fans can and will,” coach Lisa Bluder ...

More gambling trouble for Iowa, ISU

Jirehl Brock and three other Iowa State football players, along with three current or former Iowa football players and a student assistant, were charged Thursday in connection with the state’s investigation into illegal sports wagering at the two schools. A total of 15 football and ...

Purdy getting back into a rhythm

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brock Purdy knows the process of getting ready for the season after major elbow surgery in the offseason is a deliberate one with each day providing a new test. The former Iowa State star got an unexpected one earlier this week when teammate Clelin Ferrell hit his ...

Uncertainty surrounds ISU camp

AMES (AP) — A gambling scandal has left Iowa State with a quarterback quandary. Hunter Dekkers, last year’s starter, is among three current or former Cyclones players facing criminal charges. He is not participating in preseason camp. That leaves redshirt freshman Rocco Becht, true ...

Ex-Cyclone Uwazurike suspended by NFL

DENVER (AP) — The NFL indefinitely suspended Denver Broncos defensive end Eyioma Uwazurike on Monday for betting on league games during the 2022 season. Uwazurike, a fourth-round draft pick from Iowa State in 2022 who played in eight games as a rookie, becomes the 10th player this offseason ...

Purdy cleared for start of training camp

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has been cleared to take part in training camp after undergoing surgery on his throwing elbow in the offseason. General manager John Lynch said Tuesday that Purdy has been given the green light from doctors to practice after ...

Cyclones out to prove naysayers wrong

By DANA BECKER dbecker@messengernews.net ARLINGTON, Tex. — Despite being picked 10th in the new and expanded Big 12 preseason poll, Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell believes his team is ready to rebound from a 4-8 finish in 2022. The Cyclones started last year off winning three ...

Young in prime position for breakthrough at Deere

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Cameron Young shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead halfway through the John Deere Classic and put himself into position to erase an unwelcome distinction from his PGA Tour resume. Young was at 13-under 129 at TPC Deere Run, with Garrick Higgo (66), Adam ...

Clark named the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark was honored as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year on Monday night. She received the Honda Cup in a ceremony at UCLA. It’s the second consecutive year that a women’s basketball player won the award as South Carolina’s Aliyah ...