Iowa Sports

Replacing stars will be key for Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa expected to lose cornerback Josh Jackson to the NFL after his standout junior season. The Hawkeyes also weren’t surprised to see junior center James Daniels go — and he might be just as hard to replace as Jackson. Iowa (8-5 in 2017) ...

Cyclones hang tough with 12th-ranked Jayhawks

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. — Malik Newman scored a career-high 27 points, Svi Mykhailiuk added 23 and No. 12 Kansas staved off an upset bid by Iowa State, pulling away in the closing minutes for an 83-78 victory Tuesday night. Devonte Graham added 11 points for the ...

Iowa losing star players to NFL

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson and center James Daniels are leaving to enter the NFL draft. The school made the announcement on Friday. Eastern Michigan said this week that reserve quarterback Tyler Wiegers would join its program as a graduate ...

Dubuque coach saves the day

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer A quick-thinking coach averted what could have been a terrible bus accident for the University of Dubuque women’s basketball team. The Division III team from Iowa was driving back from a tournament in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday morning. About 90 ...

Hawks fall to 0-3 in Big Ten

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Michigan has leaned heavily on its starters all season. But Big Blue got a huge lift from its bench on Tuesday night — an encouraging sign now that Big Ten play has resumed. Zavier Simpson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each scored 15 points ...

ISU falls short against Texas

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — After dropping its first two overtime games, Texas finally survived an extra session thanks to a career-best shooting effort from Dylan Osetkowski. Osetkowski scored a career-high 25 points with seven 3-pointers — including the go-ahead bucket ...

Cyclones close memorable season in style

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer It might have been the most satisfying 8-5 season in the history of college football. Iowa State, which had gone five years without reaching a bowl game and seven without a winning record, capped an exhilarating 2017 by beating No. 14 Memphis 21-20 on ...

Cyclones win Liberty Bowl

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Iowa State proved its season-long bid to raise its standards was more than just a slogan. Allen Lazard tied a Liberty Bowl record with 10 catches and put Iowa State ahead with a remarkable 5-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter ...

Six Hawks in Midlands semifinals

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois — Seven Hawkeyes advanced to the semifinals following the quarterfinal round of the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Friday night at the Sears Centre Arena. Defending champion Michael Kemerer pinned his fourth straight opponent to advance at 157, and Brandon ...

Iowa rolls past NIU

IOWA CITY (AP) — Luka Garza scored 25 points and Iowa cruised past Northern Illinois 98-75 for its fifth straight win. From the game’s opening tip, Iowa (9-6) controlled the tempo and jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in the first three minutes thanks in part to Tyler Cook’s aggressive ...

Iowa State struggles in Big 12 opener

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Junior Dean Wade poured in a career-high 34 points, Kamau Stokes added 23 and Kansas State opened Big 12 play by pounding Iowa State 91-75 on Friday night for its first win in Ames since 2011. Barry Brown Jr. had 21 points for the Wildcats (11-2, ...

Cyclones ready for the cold

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis will be playing the Liberty Bowl in familiar territory, but the chilly weather could have Iowa State feeling right at home. Saturday’s forecast calls for highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper teens at Liberty Bowl ...

Iowa ends season on high note

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer For Iowa, 2017 was always going to be remembered as the year of “The Wave,” the heart-warming gesture for ailing children from fans and players alike during home games. It might also be the season where the Hawkeyes established a foundation for ...

Hawkeyes finally end bowl drought

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — Akrum Wadley had never been to Yankee Stadium, even though he grew up about 20 miles across the river in New Jersey. On his first visit, he seemed to bring out all of Newark to cheer him on. His 40 tickets to give away weren’t enough to satiate ...

Hawks look to end bowl hex

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Iowa has gone bust in bowl games. The Hawkeyes have become the worst program in football this decade when it comes to winning bowl games. Coach Kirk Ferentz has lost the late-season mojo of his early years and Iowa has struck out in bowl season since 2010. The ...

Hawkeyes pick up 4th straight win

By MARCUS TRAXLER Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It will be listed as a neutral site game in the record books, but Iowa took full advantage of the heavily partisan crowd in their favor Friday. The Hawkeyes shot 58 percent in the second half to pull away from Colorado late and beat ...

Iowa holds on to beat Colorado

By MARCUS TRAXLER Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Isaiah Moss and Maishe Dailey each scored 16 points, as Iowa pulled away for an 80-73 win over Colorado at the Sanford Pentagon Friday. The Hawkeyes trailed 51-48 with under 12 minutes to play, but Cordell Pemsl converted a key bucket ...

UNI hangs tough with No. 9 Xavier

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer CEDAR FALLS — J.P. Macura scored 15 points and No. 9 Xavier hung on to beat Northern Iowa 77-67 on Friday night for its seventh straight win. Trevon Bluiett scored 12 points with seven rebounds for the Musketeers (12-1), who went on an 11-2 run down the ...

Iowa arrives

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — It took over a month. But the Iowa team most expected to see all season finally showed up in Des Moines. Tyler Cook scored 23 points, Jordan Bohannon had 15 with seven assists and Iowa cruised past Drake 90-64 on Saturday, its sixth straight ...

ISU zoned in

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Northern Iowa had depth, experience and the more impressive resume. Iowa State had freshman Lindell Wigginton — who proved once again how much of an impact player he has become. Wigginton scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and ...