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Wirfs taken 13th by Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs with the 13th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, trading up one spot in the selection order to ensure they secured more protection for recently acquired quarterback Tom Brady. Bolstering the offensive ...

Largest Iowa school district could extend distance learning

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa’s largest public school district has a plan to extend its distance-learning program into next fall if a second wave of the new coronavirus hits the state. Des Moines Public Schools students are starting their first day of distance learning this week and will continue ...

Garza to enter draft, but doesn’t hire agent

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa All-America center Luka Garza announced he’ll enter the NBA draft process without an agent so he can maintain his college eligibility. “This year was one I could never have imagined,” Garza said Friday. “None of the awards or accolades could have happened ...

Cyclones edged, ousted

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oklahoma State’s Isaak Likekele silenced an arena full of Iowa State fans by going coast-to-coast for the go-ahead lay-up with 3.8 seconds left, lifting his eighth-seeded Cowboys to a 72-71 victory over the No. 9 seed Cyclones in the first round of the Big 12 ...

Hawks drop finale at Illinois

By TERRY TOWERY Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The rivalry between Illinois and Iowa is heating up. Ayo Dosunmu scored 17 points to lead No. 23 Illinois past No. 18 Iowa 78-76 on Sunday, securing the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten tournament for the Illini. “I mean, there’s a respect ...

Cyclone women stun No. 2 Baylor

By ROB GRAY Associated Press AMES — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey threw herself on the scorer’s table in disbelief after the whistle blew. Less than one second remained in Sunday’s tenser-than-usual Big 12 season finale at Iowa State. Her No. 2 Lady Bears were locked in a 56-56 tie. Didi ...

West Virginia holds off Cyclones

By ROB GRAY Associated Press AMES — Derek Culver and Miles McBride scored 17 points apiece and West Virginia outlasted Iowa State for a 77-71 victory Tuesday night. McBride hit four free throws in the final 16 seconds left to help quell the Cyclones’ last -gasp rally. Iowa State’s ...

Purdue completes season sweep of Iowa

IOWA CITY (AP) — Eric Hunter Jr., scored a career-high 19 points, and Evan Boudreaux had 14 points and 14 rebounds to help Purdue beat No. 18 Iowa 77-68 on Tuesday night. The Boilermakers (16-14, 9-10 Big Ten) swept the two games against the Hawkeyes this season. Purdue had already handed ...

Joens is toughness defined

By ROB GRAY Associated Press AMES — When Ashley Joens squared off with her sisters in basketball, one ground rule existed. No fouls. The future Iowa State star and her four talented siblings would simply compete — no holds barred — as their father, Brian, looked on. “He wouldn’t ...

UNI men secure outright MVC title

DES MOINES (AP) — Austin Phyfe scored 17 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Northern Iowa rolled past Drake 70-43 on Saturday to capture the Missouri Valley Conference championship. AJ Green and Isaiah Brown added 15 points each for the Panthers (25-5, 14-4) and Noah Carter scored ...

Oklahoma State too much for Cyclones

By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. — The Oklahoma State seniors each had lots of friends and family in attendance Saturday on Senior Day and their three most experienced players stepped up in the spotlight. Cameron McGriff scored 19 points and had seven rebounds to help ...

Iowa handles Penn State

IOWA CITY (AP) — Luka Garza knew he missed plenty of chances to score in the first half of Saturday’s game against Penn State. The Iowa junior center made sure that didn’t happen in the second half, and he got some help from his teammates. Garza scored 25 points and had 17 rebounds as ...

Spartans catch, pass Iowa

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. — Cassius Winston scored only one point in the first half and it looked like his team’s slim shot to win another Big Ten title was vanishing. The All-America point guard bounced back and scored 19 of his 20 points in the second half, ...

Cyclones top TCU

By ROB GRAY Associated Press AMES — What’s one explanation for Iowa State guard Tre Jackson’s career night Tuesday against TCU? “I had the mask off,” the 6-1 freshman joked. Jackson — who had been wearing the protective gear since breaking his nose a month ago — scored a ...

Hawkeyes drub Ohio State

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa used just two players off its bench in Thursday’s 85-76 win over No. 25 Ohio State. Those two players, coach Fran McCaffery said, made the difference in the game. Luka Garza scored 24 points, and the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes got strong ...

Cyclones thump Texas

By ROB GRAY Associated Press AMES — It’s been a disappointing season for Iowa State and its three seniors. Two — forward Michael Jacobson and guard Prentiss Nixon — are transfers. One, forward Solomon Young, has battled injuries his entire career. But Saturday afternoon, the ...

Green powers UNI men

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — AJ Green had 27 points and surpassed the 1,000-point milestone and Northern Iowa topped Illinois State 71-63 on Wednesday night. Trae Berhow scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Panthers (22-3, 11-2 Missouri Valley Conference), who earned their sixth straight ...

Iowa extends Brands’ contract

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands and two of his assistants have agreed to contract extensions through the 2026 season. Athletic director Gary Barta on Wednesday announced the extensions for Brands and assistants Terry Brands and Ryan Morningstar. “We have great confidence ...

Oklahoma pulls away from Cyclones

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. — Kristian Doolittle scored 20 points to help Oklahoma defeat Iowa State 90-61 on Wednesday night. Brady Manek scored 18 points and Alondes Williams scored all 14 of his points in the second half for the Sooners (16-8, 6-5 Big 12), who ...

Haliburton out for the season

AMES (AP) — Iowa State star guard Tyrese Haliburton will miss the rest of the season with a fractured left wrist. Coach Steve Prohm announced Monday that an MRI revealed the fracture. Haliburton was injured late in the first half of the Cyclones’ win over Kansas State on Saturday when he ...