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Cyclones pull away behind Wigginton

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Freshman Lindell Wigginton poured in a season-high 28 points and Iowa State rallied to beat Northern Illinois 94-80 on Monday night for its fifth straight win. Senior Donovan Jackson added 24 points with six 3-pointers and Nick Weiler-Babb had 12 ...

ISU headed to Liberty Bowl; Iowa in Pinstripe Bowl

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa State’s brutal loss to Kansas State to end the regular season dimmed the program’s bowl prospects. But after five years of staying home in December, the Cyclones are thrilled to go anywhere — including Memphis. That’s where Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 ...

Campbell named Big 12 Coach of Year

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell was named the 2017 Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year, selected by the league’s coaches and announced Thursday by the conference office. Campbell’s 2017 Cyclones, picked to finish ninth in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll, ...

Campbell signs on dotted line

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State took a chance on Matt Campbell when they made him the nation’s youngest Power Five coach two years ago. Now Campbell is betting he and the Cyclones can compete for the Big 12 championships for years to come. Iowa State announced late ...

Hokies surge past Hawks

By JIMMY ROBERTSON Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — Ahmed Hill scored 18 points to lift Virginia Tech to a 79-55 victory over Iowa on Tuesday night. Hill hit 6 of 13 from the floor, including three 3-pointers, for the Hokies (6-1), who blew open a tied game at halftime with a big run ...

Campbell re-commits to Iowa State

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Asked about his future following a brutal 20-19 loss at Kansas State on Saturday, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said he and his staff are “in it for the long haul.” One of the sport’s rising stars has backed up his words with action, as the ...

Iowa State loses at Kansas State

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. — Skylar Thompson wanted to hit Isaiah Zuber on the final play of the game, only the Kansas State wide receiver was so tightly covered that the young quarterback had to scramble to his left. Then, he turned around and scrambled to his ...

Iowa State rolls past WIU

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State is going to need its freshmen to play older than they are this season. The Cyclones’ newcomers more than came through on Saturday night, keying a blowout that gave them their first win at Hilton Coliseum. Freshman Lindell Wigginton ...

UNI rolls in FCS playoffs

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Eli Dunne threw for 260 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions, Nikholi Jaghai caught two of Northern Iowa’s four interceptions, and the Panthers cruised past Monmouth 46-7 in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday. Northern Iowa (8-4) had no turnovers and ...

Iowa State looks for win No. 8

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. — Iowa State and Kansas State have each played more quarterbacks this season than most coaches would want in a decade, a combination of injuries and circumstances leading to unprecedented upheaval. The Cyclones lost starter Jacob Park to ...

UNI falls short vs. Villanova

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Villanova coach Jay Wright loves playing in November tournaments, from the chance to learn how his team responds to early challenges and experiment with which lineups work best. Of course, it helps that the fifth-ranked ...

Iowa rolls past Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. — With a 42-point second half, Iowa did its part to put the finishing touches on the worst football season at Nebraska in six decades. Akrum Wadley ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa scored 28 points in less than a 7-minute span ...

Hawks end frustrating trip with victory

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Jordan Bohannon made six 3-pointers and scored 30 points, Tyler Cook added 29 points and Iowa snapped a two-game losing streak at the Cayman Islands Classic with a 95-85 victory over UAB on Wednesday. The sophomores set career highs in scoring to help Iowa ...

Iowa heads to Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON AP Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. — The predicament in which Nebraska coach Mike Riley finds himself started in earnest with last year’s game against Iowa. The Cornhuskers went into Iowa City 9-2, ranked No. 17 and with an ailing quarterback. Tommy Armstrong Jr. was awful, ...

UNI shuts down NC State, reaches finals

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Northern Iowa focused on playing tough defense and avoiding mistakes that could give North Carolina State’s pressure defense momentum-producing turnovers. The Panthers did it just well enough to secure a trip to the Battle 4 ...

In the Nick of time

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer CONWAY, S.C. — Nick Weiler-Babb flirted with triple-doubles. Donovan Jackson found his lost shooting touch and played with freedom on the wing. And a once-wobbly Iowa State team has found a new dash of confidence, too. Turns out, a championship run in ...

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 ...