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Comeback ’Clones

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AMES — If anyone was worried Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy might still be stuck in a rut after the loss at Texas last week, he showed otherwise right out of the gates. He threw three bombs to three different receivers in the first half — Tarique Milton (41-yard gain), Hakeem Butler ...

Cardiac Cats

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CEDAR FALLS — Things didn’t look good for the University of Northern Iowa football team after the first few drives against Lamar University in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs on Saturday in the UNI-Dome. The Panthers allowed the Cardinals touchdowns on their first two ...

FSU beats No. 12 Iowa for Junkanoo Jam title

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BIMINI, Bahamas — Nausia Woolfolk scored 15 of her career-high 25 points in the second half to help Florida State beat No. 12 Iowa 71-67 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Junkanoo Jam. Kiah Gillespie had 13 points and nine rebounds, Valencia Myers added 10 and nine and Nicki ...

Depth powers Iowa past Purdue in B1G opener

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IOWA CITY — Senior 197-pounder Mitch Bowman led off with an upset victory and the No. 3 Iowa wrestling team strung together five-straight wins in the middle of its 26-9 win over No. 14 Purdue on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Bowman was giving away 13 pounds to 11th-ranked Christian ...

Ash will be back as Rutgers coach

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Rutgers football coach Chris Ash is set to return next season. Athletic director Patrick Hobbs said after the team’s 14-10 loss to Michigan State on Saturday night that Ash will be back. The Scarlet Knights finished 1-11 this year. “They never quit and that’s a ...

4 area players named to IGCA All-State teams

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The first state tournament team in 30 years from Gladbrook-Reinbeck was fueled by a first-team all-stater. G-R sophomore outside hitter Saari Kuehl was named to the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association’s all-state first team for Class 1A after helping to lead the Rebels to a 28-10 record and ...

Recinos’ FG lifts Iowa over Nebraska 31-28 at final whistle

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IOWA CITY — The easy field goal that coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t have to fake nearly cost Iowa the game. The kick the Hawkeyes had to make wound up rescuing them from a devastating defeat — and saved Ferentz from getting excoriated from frustrated Iowa fans. Miguel Recinos drilled a ...

UNI faces Lamar in 1st round

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CEDAR FALLS — Before its final regular season game last weekend, the University of Northern Iowa football team knew it needed to come up big to advance to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Come up big is just what the Panthers did by shutting out Missouri State 37-0, and ...

Cyclones host K-State in Big 12 finale

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AMES — Iowa State knocked itself out of the Big 12 title game chase with a dispiriting loss last week at Texas. The No. 25 Cyclones now look to bounce back by ending a surprisingly long losing skid against Kansas State — and finish with its best record in the Big 12. Iowa State (6-4, ...

Scott Frost’s Huskers get their first crack at Iowa

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IOWA CITY — Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini in part because beating Iowa wasn’t good enough. The Huskers canned his replacement, Mike Riley in part because they weren’t good enough to beat the Hawkeyes. New coach Scott Frost will get his first crack at Iowa on Friday in a border rivalry ...

Bandstra, Pinnick 1st-team all-state

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DES MOINES — East Marshall senior linebacker Noah Bandstra and West Marshall sophomore offensive lineman Luke Pinnick have been selected as first-team athletes for the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association All-State Football teams. Bandstra earned his spot as a first-team linebacker on the ...

Hawkeyes’ Hockenson up for national honors

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz caused a stir last week when he intimated that star tight end Noah Fant’s lack of snaps in a loss to Northwestern was due in part because T.J. Hockenson had passed Fant on the depth chart. The Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) corrected ...

Drake hoops travels to stellar debut tournament

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — For a debut tournament, the organizers of the Vancouver Showcase could not have done much better putting together an elite field. The tournament getting underway Thursday includes top-ranked Notre Dame, No. 9 Oregon State and No. 13 South Carolina. But it’s ...

Yanda insists his spit was not directed at Bengals

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda vehemently denies he spit in the face of a Bengals player at the end of a scrum last Sunday. After a video circulated this week that showed spit dropping from Yanda’s face toward prone linebacker Vontaze Burfict, some suggested the ...

Cyclones thrash San Diego State; ISU 2-1 at Maui

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LAHAINA, Hawaii — Marial Shayok scored 21 points, Michael Jacobson added 19 and Iowa State blew out San Diego State 87-57 on Wednesday to win the Maui Invitational fifth-place game. The Cyclones (5-1) lost to Arizona and beat Illinois to open the Maui Invitational, then jumped on the Aztecs ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Iowa’s Gustafson pegged for Big Ten weekly honor

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — For the second straight week, University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Gustafson averaged 24.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and shot 84.6 percent to lead the Hawkeyes to wins over Western Kentucky and ...

Huskies spoil Bobcats’ opener

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After the first quarter of play, the Marshalltown girls basketball team held a 10-point advantage over Des Moines Hoover in the opener at the Roundhouse, with Erica Johnson hitting a 3-point shot at the buzzer to put the Bobcats up 16-6. From that moment on the Huskies began to whittle away ...

Comets bottled up by Knights

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CONRAD — For all the attention BCLUW junior post Madi Ubben garnered with her season-opening double-double, the Comets couldn’t create an opportunity for her encore. The Knights wouldn’t allow it. Union Community collapsed its 2-3 zone down around the low post and the BCLUW girls’ ...

No. 25 ISU in range of milestones, but K-State comes first

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AMES — Its winning streak snapped and no longer in contention for a championship, No. 25 Iowa State now has to focus on something else. That should not be a problem for coach Matt Campbell and his players because they still can go where few Iowa State teams have gone before. The Cyclones ...

MHS boys swimming starts with 2 victories

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DES MOINES — There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the Marshalltown boys swim team to start this season, and on Tuesday night the Bobcats showed why. MHS easily won its triangular against Des Moines East and Oskaloosa, downing the Scarlets 67-27 and beating the Indians 78-16. ...