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UNI stays hot, hopes for at-large bid

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Colton Howell threw two touchdown passes and Marcus Weymiller ran for two scores as Northern Iowa ran over Indiana State, 41-3 Saturday to secure a second-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Panthers expect to earn the school’s 19th playoff berth, as an ...

Hawks fall flat vs. Purdue

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — First-year coach Jeff Brohm has Purdue’s rebuild ahead of schedule. With a win next week against Indiana, with the Old Oaken Bucket at stake, the Boilermakers will be bowling for the first time since the 2012 season. Sophomore Elijah ...

Cyclones take down Baylor

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas — Hakeem Butler made an over-the-shoulder catch and then broke away from two defenders for an Iowa State touchdown. Butler’s highlight 67-yard catch-and-run score on a pass from freshman Zeb Noland just before halftime put the Cyclones ...

Iowa rolls past Grambling State

By ADAM HENSLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — Jack Nunge scored a career-high 17 points in his third collegiate game and Iowa cruised past Grambling State, 85-74, for its third-straight win Thursday night. Isaiah Moss and Tyler Cook (15 points each) added some scoring help for the Hawkeyes ...

Cyclones pick up first win

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer CONWAY, S.C. — Iowa State gave coach Steve Prohm the response he wanted to see. Donovan Jackson scored a career-high 26 points while the Cyclones overcame their shooting struggles to beat Appalachian State 104-98 in Thursday’s first round of the ...

Jackson having a breakout season for Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — The biggest question surrounding Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson entering 2017 was whether he could live up to the lofty standards set by his predecessors. The biggest question now is whether Jackson will leave for the NFL after the ...

ISU getting its QB situation figured out

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — At one point in time, Iowa State had four quarterbacks. But Joel Lanning is better as a linebacker, Jacob Park is on a leave of absence, and Kyle Kempt is battling through an undisclosed injury, leaving freshman Zeb Noland as the possible starter ...

Rough home debut for Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Everyone connected to Iowa State basketball knew this would be a rebuilding season. Hardly anyone thought things could look as dreadful as they did on Monday night. Brock Stull scored 17 points and Milwaukee thumped host Iowa State 74-56 on Monday, ...

UNI stays hot with road victory

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Weymiller ran 25 times for 131 yards and a touchdown and Northern Iowa scored the first 19 points on its way to a 25-10 win over Missouri State on Saturday. Weymiller scored for the Panthers (6-4, 5-2 Missouri Valley) on a 2-yard run to cap the game’s opening ...

Undefeated Wisconsin too much for Iowa

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Undefeated Wisconsin’s defense keeps getting better as the stakes get higher with every victory. Imagine how good the Badgers could be if they stopped turning the ball over so much. Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on its stifling D to overcome ...

Oklahoma State rallies, then holds off Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — One week after letting Oklahoma break its heart, No. 12 Oklahoma State rallied late to stun 24th-ranked Iowa State — handing the Cyclones one of the most devastating defeats in school history. Mason Rudolph threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns ...

UNI falls to No. 9 North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye knocked down outside jumpers, hit the glass and scored inside — even throwing in a nifty spin move on a post bucket — for the best scoring performance of his career. Ninth-ranked North Carolina needs this version of Maye, too. The 6-foot-8 junior had ...

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. — A chill is in the air at Camp Randall Stadium. Iowa is coming to town, fresh off a stunning rout of Ohio State and eager to hand Wisconsin its first loss of the season. Get ready for a good ‘ol fashioned, Big Ten slugfest when the ...

No. 24 ISU hosts 12th-ranked Oklahoma State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Oklahoma State and Iowa State can still reach the Big 12 title game. But Saturday’s meeting might be an elimination game for two teams coming off losses that altered the trajectory of their season. The 12th-ranked Cowboys (7-2, 4-2 Big 12, No. 15 ...

ISU stumbles at Missouri

By JOE WALLJASPER Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. — The highly anticipated debut of Michael Porter Jr. was brief. The Missouri Tigers did just fine without him Friday night in a 74-59 victory over Iowa State in the season opener. Porter, considered one of the top two recruits in the nation, ...

Iowa wins opener

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa passed its initial test without Peter Jok, rolling past Chicago State and displaying the kind of depth that would make most opponents jealous. Freshman Luka Garza scored 16 points in his debut, Isaiah Moss added 14 points in 13 minutes and ...

Prohm continues to build Cyclones for future

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — The future is bright for Iowa State. It just might not seem that way in the weeks to come. The Cyclones, who open the season on Friday at Missouri, celebrated the signing of a four-man recruiting class on Wednesday that is considered to be in the ...

“The Wave” at Kinnick offers hope, inspiration

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Nine-year-old Maddox Smith can no longer play football, not after being treated for a golf ball-sized brain tumor and a rare genetic disorder that caused tumors to grow on his nerve cells. Maddox has spent many, many days in the hospital. Like ...

Cyclones deal with a dose of adversity

AMES (AP) — Iowa State is looking at a challenge it hasn’t faced often this season. For the first time in more than a month, the Cyclones are trying to bounce back from a loss. A 20-16 loss at West Virginia on Saturday ended a four-game winning streak that had triggered a national buzz ...

UNI rallies for late victory

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Marcus Weymiller scored on an 8-yard run with 3:02 left and Keelon Brookins sealed the victory with a 29-yard pick-6 as Northern Iowa rallied for a 34-29 upset win over South Dakota on Saturday. South Dakota turned it over on three straight fourth-quarter possessions — ...