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Hawkeyes no match for Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Zach Edey was dominant, but Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said the rest of Purdue’s team deserves credit too. Edey scored 25 points and had 12 rebounds as No. 4 Purdue bounced back from its first loss of the season and blew past Iowa 87-68 on Monday ...

Parker is nation’s top assistant coach

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Iowa defensive coordinator Phil Parker has been named winner of the Broyles Award, which is presented annually to the top assistant coach in college football. The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation presented the award during a ceremony Tuesday. Parker had been a ...

Iowa State women host No. 4 Hawks

By DANA BECKER dbecker@messengernews.net AMES — Caitlin Clark and the No. 4 Iowa women head to Hilton Coliseum to face in-state rival Iowa State Wednesday night. Tip is set for 6 p.m., with the game being aired live on ESPN2. Over the last seven matchups, the Hawkeyes (8-1 overall) have ...

Iowa State will meet Memphis

By DANA BECKER dbecker@messengernews.net AMES — Following an offseason filled with turmoil, Iowa State is headed to Memphis to close out the season. The Cyclones will face Memphis in the 65th AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Friday, Dec. 29. Kickoff from Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium is set for ...

Iowa headed to Florida

By DANA BECKER dbecker@messengernews.net IOWA CITY — Iowa is headed back to Florida for the bowl season, as the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes will face No. 21 Tennessee in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl. Kickoff from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida is set for Monday, Jan. 1 at noon. The game ...

Wolverines too much for Hawkeyes

INDIANAPOLIS — No. 18 Iowa won the Big Ten West by mucking things up for everyone else. The Hawkeyes’ strategy failed them Saturday night. While the defense did its part by holding one of the nation’s best offenses to two touchdowns and four field goals, their offensive struggles ...

Hawkeyes pull away from North Florida

IOWA CITY (AP) — Ben Krikke and Tony Perkins scored 21 points each and Iowa rode a 56-point second half to a 103-78 victory over North Florida on Wednesday night. Patrick McCaffery and Owen Freeman added 16 points each and Payton Sandfort scored 10 for Iowa (5-2). A hook shot by Dorian ...

Iowa’s Higgins forges his own path

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press Jay Higgins was never going to make anyone forget Jack Campbell. What he did instead was make a name for himself that, same as Campbell’s, will be long remembered in Iowa Hawkeyes lore. Higgins was the next man up at middle linebacker when the consensus ...

Hawkeyes comfortable flying under the radar

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press Other than the people inside the Iowa football building and the team’s most optimistic fans, few expect the Hawkeyes to pose much of a challenge to Michigan in the Big Ten championship game. Doubts that the No. 18 Hawkeyes (10-2) can upset the ...

Cyclone men can’t hold 21-point lead vs. No. 12 A&M

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Solomon Washington had 18 points, Wade Taylor IV scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 12 Texas A&M rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat Iowa State 73-69 in the third-place game at the ESPN Events Invitational on Sunday night. Taylor, who ...

Iowa does it again, reaches 10 wins

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. — Marshall Meeder was within days of walking away from football when Iowa special teams coordinator LeVar Woods texted him to see if he wanted to become a Hawkeye. Meeder had entered the transfer portal last spring after kicking three ...

Hawkeye women exact revenge vs. K-State

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press ESTERO, Fla. — Caitlin Clark scored 32 points, and No. 5 Iowa survived wasting a pair of double-digit leads before rallying to finally beat No. 16 Kansas State 77-70 in the championship game of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Sunday night. Clark made seven ...

Sama, Cyclones put on a show in the snow

By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press MANHATTAN, Kan. — There was nothing that could stop Abu Sama III, Rocco Becht and the rest of the Iowa State offense on Saturday night. Not heavy snow that turned “Farmageddon” into “Snowmageddon.” Not the roaring Kansas State student section, ...

Iowa men no match for Oklahoma

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jalon Moore made 6 of 7 from the field, 5 of 5 from the free-throw line and finished with 18 points to help Oklahoma beat Iowa 79-67 Thursday at the Rady Children’s Invitational. Javian McCollum scored 14 points, Otega Oweh 13 and Sam Godwin added 11 points on 5-of-7 ...

Cyclones rally to tip VCU

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Tamin Lipsey and Keshon Gilbert combined to score 30 of their 44 points in the second half as Iowa State rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat VCU 68-64 Thursday night in an opening-round game at the ESPN Events Invitational. Max Shulga hit two free throws to give ...

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 ...