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Henson picks up a point for Iowa

Singles matches in a match-play format constitute some of the most intense, pressure-packed golf there is — a one-on-one battle for up to 18 holes with each hole more important than the last. Twelve singles matches took place Friday morning on the second day of the 54th Junior Girls’ ...

JT Poston opens 4-stroke lead in John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. — J.T. Poston took a four-stroke lead into the weekend in the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic, following an opening 9-under 62 with a 65 on Friday at TPC Deere Run. Coming off a second-place tie last week in Connecticut after also opening with a 62, Poston got to 15 under with ...

Iowa, Seton Hall to play in Gavitt Games

IOWA CITY — The Big Ten and Big East Conferences jointly announced on Friday the pairings and dates for the 2022 Gavitt Tipoff Games, which include Iowa traveling to New Jersey to face Seton Hall on Nov. 16. The Gavitt Tipoff Games, featuring eight games between the two historic conferences ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Lynnville-Sully uses fast start to eliminate GMG softball

SULLY — A five-run first inning was all the Lynnville-Sully softball team needed to advance in the postseason. The fast start pushed the Hawks into the Class 1A Region 6 quarterfinals following a 10-0, five-inning win over GMG here Friday night. Aliya James limited the Wolverines to two ...

Henson’s hole-out helps Iowa

Match play is a unique and historic style of tournament golf, and Elmwood Country Club got to play host to the first day of a historic Ryder-Cup-like event in the 54th Junior Girls’ Four-State Championship. The battle between teams of junior girls’ golfers from Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and ...

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA in 2024

In a surprising and seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024. The expansion to 16 teams will happen after the Pac-12’s current media rights contracts with Fox and ESPN expire and make the Big ...