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No. 5 Hawkeyes seeking more balance

IOWA CITY — Thanks to a strong defense, No. 5 Iowa has its highest ranking since 2015. The Hawkeyes need more production from their offense if they’re going to stay there. “Obviously we haven’t done as (well) as we think we can as an offense,” left tackle Mason Richman said. “And ...

Hawkeyes still the Iowa gold standard

AMES — Iowa defensive end Zach VanValkenburg and offensive lineman Jack Plumb marched across the end zone with the Cy-Hawk Trophy perched on their shoulders, showing it off to the Hawkeyes fans who had come to Jack Trice Stadium to see the biggest game in the history of the rivalry with Iowa ...

A magical time to be a Cyclone

AMES — Two big rigs were parked next to Reiman Plaza, the green space that leads to the south end zone entrance of Jack Trice Stadium, home to a most unlikely success story. The trucks were delivering sound and lighting equipment to go with the stacks of metal bleachers, piles of plywood, ...

Ferentz knows what it’s like to be in Campbell’s shoes

AMES (AP) — Kirk Ferentz has been where Matt Campbell is in his career. Successful college coach in his 40s, sought after by other schools and the NFL. Ferentz decided to stay at Iowa and has become an institution in Iowa City, currently the longest-tenured head coach at one school in major ...

Hawks shut down Indiana in Top-20 clash

IOWA CITY — Iowa cornerback Riley Moss wasn’t sure what happened. Moss’ 30-yard interception return for a touchdown, the first of his two scores in the game, helped start No. 18 Iowa on the way to a 34-6 victory over No. 17 Indiana on Saturday in the opener for both teams. Iowa ...

Cyclones fight off UNI

AMES — After another struggle with Northern Iowa, No. 7 Iowa State can turn its attention to its top in-state rivalry. Datrone Young had a big interception with 2:05 left in the fourth quarter and the Cyclones staved off upset-minded Northern Iowa 16-10 Saturday to avoid becoming just the ...

Iowa emrbacing early challenges

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — The way its schedule sets up, Iowa is going to learn a lot about itself the next two weeks. The 18th-ranked Hawkeyes open with back-to-back ranked opponents for the first time since 1974. Up first is No. 17 Indiana on Saturday at Kinnick ...

Cyclones focus on better start to the season

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press AMES — For all the energy Matt Campbell has brought to Iowa State, the Cyclones have been notoriously slow starters his first five years. Northern Iowa from the FCS ranks is the opening opponent at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, and a sharp ...

Cyclones target elite status

By ERIC OLSON The Associated Press AMES — Iowa State’s coaches and players didn’t listen to prognosticators when they were picked near the bottom of the Big 12, and they sure aren’t going to start now that they’re picked near the top. “If we ever worried about what everybody said ...

Hawkeyes anxious to get started

By JOHN BOHENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — The move from defensive line to center pushed Iowa’s Tyler Linderbaum out of his comfort zone. You wouldn’t know it now. Linderbaum has started all 21 games at center the last two seasons and is considered the top player on a Hawkeyes ...

Petras ready to take significant step forward for Iowa

IOWA CITY — Spencer Petras was the one who organized the summer workouts with the players at Iowa’s offensive skill positions. That’s what a good quarterback does, receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. said. “He had us come in, do walk-throughs, run routes, three times a week,” Tracy said at ...

Field of Dreams game, atmosphere was one for the ages

DYERSVILLE — Tim Anderson recently admitted he has never watched “Field of Dreams.” Well, he just submitted a pretty good script for a sequel. Anderson hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning into the cornfield to end the Field of Dreams game in cinematic fashion, as the ...

Cyclones could be on the brink of something special

AMES (AP) — The arc of Mike Rose’s college football career is a microcosm of Iowa State under Matt Campbell. Rose was an afterthought for most major-college recruiters when he was coming out of high school, and now he might be the best linebacker in the Big 12. The Cyclones were an ...

Players soak up Field of Dreams atmosphere

DYERSVILLE (AP) — As the bus carried the New York Yankees through the cornfields blanketing this serene, rolling farmland of northeast Iowa, Aaron Judge noticed a difference from the usual arrival in the next city. The ride to the Field of Dreams site to play the Chicago White Sox on ...

Perfect night for MLB, Iowa in Dyersville

DYERSVILLE (AP) — Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning into the cornfield to end the Field of Dreams game in cinematic fashion, as the Chicago White Sox outslugged the New York Yankees 9-8 Thursday night in the first Major League Baseball game in Iowa. Anderson, who was ...

DREAM SEQUENCE: Major League Baseball comes to Iowa

More than three decades after “Field of Dreams” seeped into the country’s cultural consciousness, with a one-year delay caused by the pandemic, one of the most famous cornfields in Hollywood history finally gets the opportunity to host real major league ball. “Is this heaven?” the ...

Iowa State finalizes Otzelberger contract

AMES (AP) — New Iowa State men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger will be paid $1 million per year with an additional $500,000 in supplemental benefits under terms of his five-year contract released this week. Otzelberger’s base pay is $300,000, and he receives $700,000 for public ...

Bohannon sustains injury in assault

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon was recovering Monday after sustaining a serious head injury while being assaulted, the university’s athletic department announced. The assault occurred early Sunday, according to a release from the school. Iowa City police did not immediately ...

Full steam ahead for Cyclones

Most college football teams use the spring to experiment with schemes, initiate position battles and work on fundamentals. Coming off the best season in program history, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell sees no need to tinker with the offense or defense, and with 20 starters returning, ...

Bohannon back for sixth season

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon announced Monday he will return to the Hawkeyes for his sixth season in 2021-22. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA granted eligibility relief to winter sport athletes in 2020-21. Bohannon is Iowa’s career record holder in assists (639), ...