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UNI gets on the board

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Theo Day threw three touchdowns passes to lead Northern Iowa to its first win of the season, a 52-17 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday. Day was 23-of-29 passing for 260 yards. He threw a pair of touchdown passes to Desmond Hutson and one to Quan Hampton, each ...

Baylor holds off Cyclones

AMES (AP) — A tough loss two weeks ago prepared No. 17 Baylor for Saturday’s Big 12 opener at Iowa State. After a double-overtime defeat at BYU, Bears quarterback Blake Shapen was ready for a rowdy Jack Trice Stadium crowd and was the catalyst for a 31-24 victory over the Cyclones. “We ...

Hawks shut down Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — In a game featuring two outstanding defenses, Iowa won the turnover battle by a wide margin. Cooper DeJean scored on a 45-yard interception return and Keavon Merriweather returned a fumble 30 yards for another first-half touchdown as Iowa rode its defense to 27-10 ...

Cyclones rout Ohio, move to 3-0

AMES (AP) — Hunter Dekkers threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Iowa State rolled past Ohio 43-10 and improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2012. Dekkers completed 28 of 36 passes and ran for a touchdown. The first-year starter now has thrown for eight touchdowns and 748 ...

Iowa burns the midnight oil – and then some

IOWA CITY (AP) — Kaleb Johnson rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns, and Iowa endured a night of lightning delays for a 27-0 win over Nevada on Saturday night. The game, which was delayed three times for 3 hours, 56 minutes, started at 6:40 p.m. CDT, and ended at 1:39 a.m. “Three rain ...

Hodge finds his niche for Iowa

The Associated Press Abdul Hodge was a three-time, all-Big Ten linebacker who played the position in the NFL and spent the last three years coaching future linebackers at South Dakota. Yet the former Iowa star now is working on the other side of the ball as he returns to his alma mater and ...

UNI can’t catch North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Schuster passed for 275 yard and two touchdowns, Tyler Hoosman rushed for 101 yards and a score and North Dakota held off Northern Iowa 29-27 on Saturday for its 36th straight home-opening win. Hoosman scored on a 6-yard run early in the fourth quarter and ...

Cyclones end Hawkeye hex

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Xavier Hutchinson caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Dekkers in the fourth quarter, completing a 99-yard drive to lead Iowa State past Iowa, 10-7, on Saturday. The 21-play possession that started in the third quarter took 11 ...

Defense again anchors Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s defense came up with two second-half safeties, and the Hawkeyes opened the season with a 7-3 win over South Dakota State on Saturday. Neither team could do much offensively. Iowa finished with 166 yards of offense, while South Dakota State had 120. The two teams combined ...

Dekkers impressive as Cyclones open with victory

AMES (AP) — Hunter Dekkers made his debut as Iowa State’s starting quarterback Saturday and threw for 293 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-10 rout of Southeast Missouri. Dekkers, who completed a total of 25 passes in two seasons as the Cyclones’ backup, finished 25 of 31 against the ...

Iowa knows it must be better this week vs. ISU

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa and Iowa State head into Saturday’s Cy-Hawk Game at Kinnick Stadium off season-opening wins, but the moods in Iowa City and Ames are decidedly different this week. Hawkeye fans watched their team sputter offensively against South ...

Defense the catalyst again for Hawkeyes

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa’s defense was one of the best in the nation at forcing turnovers and turning them into points. With seven starters back on that side of the ball, the Hawkeyes would appear set to build on what it accomplished while leading the ...

Cyclones ready to move forward

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press It’s long been a foregone conclusion that Hunter Dekkers would be Iowa State’s next starting quarterback. His teammates praise him for his leadership skills and physical tools, and his coach says he’s earned the trust of everyone in the program. For ...

DARE TO DREAM: MLB’s return to Dyersville a rousing success

DYERSVILLE — After the Griffeys played catch in Iowa, Drew Smyly took over. Smyly struck out nine in five scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Thursday night in Major League Baseball’s second annual “Field of Dreams” game. Seiya Suzuki reached three ...

Where should baseball’s next special location be?

DYERSVILLE (AP) — Egypt. Australia. A hot dog place in Pennsylvania. A junior college in Chicago. If Major League Baseball is looking for another place for a game, oh man, do we have some fun ideas. The second “Field of Dreams” game is Thursday night in the cornfields of eastern Iowa, ...

Magic still prevalent as MLB comes back to Dyersville

DYERSVILLE (AP) — David Bell’s grandfather, father and brother played in the majors. Bell spent 12 years in the big leagues himself and worked as a coach and front office executive before taking over as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. So yeah, “ Field of Dreams,” a movie about family ...

Hutchinson ready to make the most of fresh start

AMES (AP) — A broken thumb suffered last season may prove to be a blessing for the Iowa State football team and receiver Xavier Hutchinson. The Jacksonville, Fla., native established himself as one of the Big 12’s premier pass catchers in 2020 and 2021, but his hopes of entering the NFL ...

Newgarden crashes, collapses; O’Ward pulls through in Newton

NEWTON (AP) — Josef Newgarden collapsed in the motorhome lot following his late crash Sunday at Iowa Speedway and was taken to a Des Moines hospital by helicopter for evaluation. IndyCar medical director Dr. Geoffrey Billows said Newgarden was transported by helicopter to Mercy One Des ...

Barta: more immediate Big Ten changes unlikely

IOWA CITY (AP) — The Big Ten has no additional expansion plans even though schools interested in becoming members have reached out to the conference in the week since the additions of Southern California and UCLA were announced, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said. “I know the Big Ten ...

Iowa’s Campbell ready to make the most of senior year

IOWA CITY — Wearing a T-shirt and shorts instead of a uniform and pads, Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell paced the field during the Hawkeyes’ open practice in April. It’s the way he was dressed the whole spring, when he was held out of practices as he rested and rehabilitated nagging ...