Iowa Sports

Cyclones show signs of progress

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — The focus for Matt Campbell in his first season at Iowa State was about stability more than victories. The Cyclones didn’t win much this season. But there were plenty of signs that they might start winning more as soon as 2017. Iowa State (3-9, ...

Cyclones rally from 18 down before coming up short

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — No. 11 Gonzaga dominated the first half and overcome significant struggles in the final 20 minutes to beat No. 21 Iowa State 73-71 on Sunday in the AdvoCare Invitational championship game. Gonzaga nearly blew an 18-point second-half ...

No. 7 Virginia dominates Iowa in hoops

By BILL KACZOR Associated Press NICEVILLE, Fla. — Jerred Reuter led a well-balanced scoring attack with 14 points and No. 7 Virginia’s stifling trademark defense set the tone for a 74-41 victory over Iowa on Friday night in the semifinals of the Emerald Coast Classic. The Cavaliers (5-0) ...

ISU closes with No. 19 WVU

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — West Virginia blew its shot at the Big 12 title when it lost by four touchdowns to Oklahoma last week. The 19th-ranked Mountaineers still have plenty left to play for — including their best season in the Big 12. West Virginia (8-2, 5-2, No. 18 ...

Cyclones ramp up defense in lopsided win

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Deonte Burton launched soft, feathery jumpers from the perimeter and was just as effective muscling his way to the basket when he found that more to his and No. 21 Iowa State’s advantage. The Cyclones’ burly 6-foot-5 forward is ...

Iowa shucks Cornhuskers for third time in four years

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — With a possible trip to the Big Ten championship game at stake, Nebraska fell flat. C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes and the Hawkeyes pummeled No. 17 Nebraska 40-10 on Friday, knocking the Cornhuskers out of Big Ten title contention ...

Iowa looks for another upset at home

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — With a win and some help from Minnesota, 17th-ranked Nebraska will play for a Big Ten title next week. But the Cornhuskers (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 16 CFP) will have to find a way to beat Iowa on the road Friday without knowing what they have at ...

Cyclones edge Indiana State

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No. 21 Iowa State kept firing away until some of its shots finally began to drop. Monte Morris scored 20 points and Matt Thomas shrugged off a cold shooting performance to make a 3-pointer that put his team ahead for good, and ...

Jewell a self-made star for Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell’s pre-game routine includes a music playlist he dubbed “Kinnick” in honor of the Hawkeyes home stadium. Jewell lined the songs up so that “oldies” from bands like Boston and REO Speedwagon play first, ...

EMERGING THREAT

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State’s Joel Lanning never complained as his hold on the starting quarterback job slowly loosened week after week. Instead, Lanning focused on excelling in the run-based package the coaching staff developed for him — and last week he had ...

UNI falls in title round to No. 11 Xavier

By TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Trevon Bluiett scored 20 points and Edmond Sumner got 11 of his 17 points in the second half, helping 11th-ranked Xavier hold off Northern Iowa 67-59 to win the Tire Pros Invitational on Sunday night. After leading by 16 points ...

Jok continues early dominance

By JASON BRUMMOND Associated Press IOWA CITY — Peter Jok scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half and Iowa cruised to a 95-67 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley on Sunday. Tyler Cook scored 15 points and Isaiah Moss had a career-high 14 for the Hawkeyes (3-1), who shot 51 percent from ...

ISU scores 130 in rout

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — It was hardly a coincidence that Iowa State senior point guard Monte Morris had one his most complete games Sunday. Morris notched the fifth triple-double in school history and No. 20 Iowa State throttled The Citadel 130-63, setting a program record ...

Deep Freeze

By DAVID MERCER Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The wind whipped at a consistent 25 mph Saturday, making the 37-degree temperature at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium feel a good 10 degrees colder and making any ball in the air — punt, pass or kick — an adventure. But Iowa knows how to ...

Cyclones light up scoreboard

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — For weeks, Iowa State had quietly been improving. It all came together on Saturday for the Cyclones, who pummeled Texas Tech in one of the most stunning victories in school history — and left the Red Raiders wondering about their own ...

UNI remains in must-win mode

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa can likely secure itself another berth in the FCS playoffs with a win today over South Dakota State. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. inside the UNI-Dome. Thanks to their win over Iowa State earlier in the year, the Panthers (5-5 overall, 4-3 in Missouri Valley ...

BH/RV pulls away in 2A

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Versatile quarterback Brett Moser accounted for all six of his team’s touchdowns as Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley swept past LaPorte City Union 41-22 on Friday to win the Class 2A state championship. Moser threw four touchdown passes and ran for two others while picking apart ...

Pirates too much for Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Seton Hall no longer has star Isaiah Whitehead to lean on. The Pirates have depth and balance though — and that was enough for them to pass their first road test of 2016-17. Myles Powell scored 26 points off the bench, Desi Rodriguez had 25 ...

Dowling wins its 4th straight title

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — West Des Moines Dowling Catholic rode Jacob Zachary’s power running to yet another championship, defeating Iowa City West 23-10 here on Friday night. Zachary rambled for 194 yards in 27 carries and scored twice as Dowling won its Class 4A-record fourth consecutive ...

Hull Western Christian stops Regina’s long title reign

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Ben Granstra ran for three touchdowns, Tyson Kooima accounted for three more scores and Hull Western Christian beat Iowa City Regina 47-34 on Friday to win the Class 1A state championship and deny the Regals a seventh consecutive title. Granstra ground out 180 yards on 39 ...