Iowa Sports

‘Big Four Classic’ nixed

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — The annual doubleheader between Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Drake will come to an end after next season. The Hawkeyes announced on Thursday that they are pulling out of the Des Moines-based event partly because the Big Ten is moving ...

Cook coming back to Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa forward Tyler Cook will withdraw his name from NBA Draft consideration and return to the Hawkeyes for his junior season. Cook announced his decision on Wednesday, which means the Hawkeyes are getting their best player back after a trying ...

Wigginton returning to ISU

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton says he is withdrawing from consideration for the NBA draft and returning to school for his sophomore season. Wigginton, who averaged 16.7 points and 2.8 assists a game as a freshman, announced his plans on ...

Daniels headed to Chicago

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Bears went back to building their offense on the second day of the draft. Chicago took Iowa center James Daniels and Memphis receiver Anthony Miller on Friday night, giving prized quarterback Mitchell Trubisky more protection and ...

Green Bay picks Jackson

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft. Josh Jackson is joining a revamped cornerback group after the Packers took the Iowa junior with the 45th overall pick in the second round on Friday night. Jackson ...

Iowa holds spring game

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa’s offense was as inconsistent as any in the country last season, capable of hanging 55 points on Ohio State one week and getting shut out by Wisconsin the next. A more reliable attack could help vault the Hawkeyes back atop the Big Ten ...

Drake hires DeVries

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Drake has hired longtime Creighton assistant Darian DeVries as its basketball coach. The Bulldogs announced Thursday that DeVries will replace Niko Medved, who last week left after one season at Drake to take over at Colorado State. DeVries, ...

Two players leaving Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — The dismantling of Iowa’s underperforming roster began Tuesday, as reserves Brady Ellingson and Ahmad Wagner announced that they were leaving the program. The school says Ellingson, a redshirt junior, will graduate in May and seek to play a ...

Hawkeyes rebuilding at linebacker

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — For years, Iowa didn’t have much to worry about at linebacker. The Hawkeyes head into spring workouts with question marks at all three spots after losing a veteran trio keyed by All-American Josey Jewell. Iowa (8-5 in 2017) knew for the past ...

Iowa’s Gustafson still a secret despite All-American numbers

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Judging by her stats, Hawkeyes junior center Megan Gustafson might be the best player in America. Unfortunately for Gustafson, not many people outside of Iowa see it that way. Gustafson leads the nation with 25.6 points a game for the ...

ISU shuffles coaching staff

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES— After losing its offensive coordinator to the NFL, Iowa State is taking a wait-and-see approach to finding a replacement. The Cyclones shuffled their offensive coaching staff Friday, moving three assistants into new positions to compensate for ...

Gustafson scores 48 for Iowa, but Minnesota prevails

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlie Wagner and Kenisha Bell combined for 53 points and Minnesota defeated Iowa 90-89 on Friday despite a school and Big Ten Tournament record 48 points by the Hawkeyes’ Megan Gustafson. Wagner had 27 points and Bell 26, but the fourth-seeded Golden Gophers (23-7) ...

Sooners pull away from Cyclones

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. — Trae Young had 15 points and six assists in what might have been his final home game, and Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 81-60 on Friday night. Young, a freshman who leads the nation in scoring and assists, is projected to be a high draft pick ...

Hawkeyes are at a crossroads

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer After each of coach Fran McCaffery’s first seven seasons at Iowa, it felt as though the program was in position for better things in the future. This year was an unexpected disaster, and no one seems to know where the Hawkeyes are headed this ...

Iowa falls short vs. No. 15 Michigan

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer NEW YORK — With Michigan’s stars saddled with foul trouble, and the shots just not falling, the 15th-ranked Wolverines got a lift from their senior sixth man to survive their Big Ten Tournament opener. Duncan Robinson made Michigan’s only ...

Hawkeye men pass first postseason test

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer NEW YORK — The first Big Ten tournament game at Madison Square Garden featured a couple of teams that were a combined 1,655 miles — give or take — away from home and a kid from Iowa having a blast on the big stage. The Big Ten opened a ...

Oklahoma State too much for Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — After years of getting owned by Iowa State, Oklahoma State exacted some payback in 2018. Jeffrey Carroll scored 21 points, Cameron McGriff had 19 and Oklahoma State cruised past Iowa State 80-71 on Tuesday, sweeping the season series with the ...

A miss for Chris

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Jordan Bohannon’s tremendous 3-point shooting — and the respect he showed in preserving a record held by Iowa legend Chris Street — gave Hawkeyes fans a rare reason to smile at the tail end of a dismal season. Jordan Bohannon scored 25 ...

Ferentz settles road dispute with neighbors

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors settled a bitter legal dispute over the private road they share just hours before trial was set to begin Tuesday, attorneys for both sides confirmed. The deal settles a years-long case in which the nation’s longest-tenured college ...

Iowa gets back on track

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Jordan Bohannon led six Hawkeyes in double figures with 20 points and Iowa rolled past Minnesota 94-80 on Tuesday night, its second straight home win. Tyler Cook scored 17 points with 10 rebounds and Isaiah Moss had 16 for the Hawkeyes (12-12, ...