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T-R PHOTO BY ADAM RING • Colo-NESCO’s Jacob Clatt (25) puts up a contested shot by Meskwaki’s Tate Bear (5) in the first half of Tuesday’s night Iowa Star South Conference matchup in Meskwaki Settlement. Clatt contributed 13 points in the 75-36 win.

Royals limit Warriors’ big guns in league win

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Royals jumped out to a 10-point lead by the end of the opening quarter, and extended the lead to 20 by halftime. The key for the Colo-NESCO boys’ basketball team became keeping the pressure on so as to not let the Warriors back into the game. Matthew Hill scored ...

Penn State powers past Hawkeye women, 71-58

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A 17-point run served as the deciding factor as the Penn State women’s basketball team picked up its first Big Ten Conference win of the season, beating Iowa 71-58 on Tuesday night inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions had trailed for most of the first ...

Jefferson drops MCC in return from break

HILLSBORO, Mo. — Playing in its first game in 20 days, the Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team suffered a 71-53 loss at Jefferson College on Tuesday night. MCC used multiple runs to stay within striking distance of the Vikings, but a dismal fourth quarter proved to be ...

SPORTS SHORTS: GMG girls rough up Redhawks, 61-34

GARWIN — Blaire Sonderleiter and McKensie Vaske scored 17 points apiece to lead the GMG girls’ basketball team to a 61-34 rout of North Tama in Tuesday’s Iowa Star Conference South Division showdown. Sonderleiter made it a double-double with 10 rebounds, while Vaske went 10-for-12 from ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard (16) stretches for the goal line in front of Florida defensive back Marcell Harris (26) during the first half of the Outback Bowl on Monday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Beathard was stopped on the 1-yard line, and the Hawkeyes eventually lost 30-3.

Gator Bait

TAMPA, Fla. — No. 20 Florida dominated the Outback Bowl with stingy defense and a persistent offense that did its job, too. Chauncey Gardner, Jr., returned one of his two fourth-quarter interceptions 58 yards for a touchdown, and graduate transfer Austin Appleby threw for 222 yards and ...

David Johnson

Johnson’s knee injury not serious

TEMPE, Ariz. — In what coach Bruce Arians called “great news,” Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson’s knee injury is not serious and will not require surgery. An MRI showed Johnson has a left MCL sprain that would require six to eight weeks of rest and ...

Five Panthers medal at Southern Scuffle

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Five Northern Iowa wrestlers earned medals in the Panthers’ fifth-place finish at the Southern Scuffle in Tennessee during the holiday weekend. Josh Alber (133), Max Thomsen (149), and Bryce Steiert (165) all upset higher-ranked opponents to take third place in their ...

SPORTS SHORTS: 3 Panthers to play in Gridiron game

BEDFORD, Texas — Three Northern Iowa football players have accepted invites to play in the 2017 College Gridiron Showcase in Bedford, Texas on Jan. 7-11. Aaron Bailey, Ray Buchanan Jr. and Tyvis Smith were all selected by a panel of college football experts. Players will receive ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Cyclones can’t mess with Texas, fall 75-68

TIMES-REPUBLICAN AMES — The saying goes, ‘everything’s bigger in Texas.’ On Sunday, the Iowa State women’s basketball team learned just how true that was. With sheer size and strength, the No. 16 visiting Longhorns (8-4, 2-0 Big 12) ...

Huskers’ comeback falls short against Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes held serve, no thanks to a few double-faults along the way. The Iowa women’s basketball team went scoreless over the final 2 minutes, 4 seconds, but managed to hold off Nebraska 75-72 in Saturday’s Big Ten Conference tilt inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Megan ...

AP PHOTO • Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long (15) celebrates at the end of the Cyclones’ Big 12 Conference men’s basketball game against Texas Tech, Friday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Mitrou-Long scored a team-leading 19 points as ISU defeated the Red Raiders 63-56.

Sweet 16

AMES — It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win, and the Cyclones will take it to open the most important part of the season. A 16-0 run ultimately propelled the Iowa State men’s basketball team to a 63-56 win past Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams Friday inside ...

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Hawks, Huskers try to rebound

IOWA CITY — Both the Iowa and Nebraska women will seek to get the New Year’s Eve celebration started early when the two teams meet today in Iowa City. The Cornhuskers (4-9, 0-1) will battle the Hawkeyes (9-5, 0-1) for the first conference victory of the season. Both teams dropped their ...

Ellie Herzberg

Panthers overcome 3-point woes

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Despite shooting a dismal 17.2 percent from the arc, the Northern Iowa women’s basketball team was able to outlast a fighting Missouri State team to grab its first Missouri Valley Conference win of the year in a 61-54 win on the road Friday. Four UNI players had ...

Lizzy Wendell

Wendell leads Drake past Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. — The Missouri Valley Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year started the league slate as a fair representative of the honor. Lizzy Wendell scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Drake women’s basketball team to an 83-78 victory against Wichita State in the MVC opener ...

Hawkeyes win Midlands, crown three champions

EVANSTON, Ill. — The University of Iowa wrestling team won three individual titles and scored 150.5 points to win the 54th annual Midlands Championships on Friday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. In the team standings, Iowa was followed by Nebraska (135.5), Arizona State (106.5), Rutgers (93), ...

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ISU seeking stronger post production in Big 12 play

AMES — Iowa State had always planned to lean on its deep and talented backcourt, and hope that its rebuilt frontcourt would hold its own this season. That hasn’t always been the case so far. Iowa State (8-3) has gotten decent production from senior graduate transfers Darrell Bowie (8.5 ...

Cowgirls ride Jensen past Iowa St

STILLWATER, Okla. — Far from a secret weapon, Oklahoma State’s Kaylee Jensen got hot at the right time for the Cowgirls. Jensen scored 15-straight points for Oklahoma State in the fourth quarter to take her team from down four to up by seven en route to a 71-59, come-from-behind victory ...

De'Antae McMurray

Drake repels late charge, beats Loyola 102-98 in MVC opener

DES MOINES — De’Antae McMurray had a career-high 24 points and Drake held off a late rally to beat Loyola of Chicago 102-98 in the Missouri Valley opener for both teams on Thursday night. Reed Timmer added 23 points for the Bulldogs (3-10, 1-0), who led from the 11:36 mark of the first ...

Hawkeyes send 5 to Midlands semifinals

EVANSTON, Ill. — The University of Iowa advanced five wrestlers to the semifinal round of the Midlands Championship on Thursday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena, while Iowa State sent one. Iowa went 5-4 during quarterfinal competition with both top-seeded wrestlers — Thomas Gilman (125) and ...

Brands brothers into Midlands Hall

EVANSTON, Ill. — Twin brothers Tom and Terry Brands, the head and assistant coaches for the University of Iowa wrestling team, will be inducted into the Midlands Hall of Fame on Friday. The duo combined for 10 Midlands championships as wrestlers and coaches. Tom won the 1990 title while ...