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Iowa AD named playoff selection committee chairman

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has been chosen as the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Barta will replace Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens, who served as chairman and de facto spokesman for the committee the last two seasons. Barta was appointed to the ...

Bobcats stifle Railsplitters 56-38

The turnovers kept coming. A missed pass here, a steal there. Marshalltown girls basketball was all over the court Tuesday night, and the Bobcats’ persistence paid off with a 56-38 victory against the Des Moines Lincoln Railsplitters. With the win, the Bobcats move to 3-11 on the year. ...

Huge night from Thomas not enough for MHS

Marshalltown was right there all game long. After falling behind early and struggling to score in the first period, the Bobcats had scratched, clawed and rode the back of a 29-point effort from sophomore guard Armonniey Thomas to take the lead in heading into the fourth quarter. With two ...

Young’s 27 points powers Iowa St. past Oklahoma St.

AMES — Iowa State senior Solomon Young speaks softly, but his voice carries weight. The 6-foot-8 forward added a much-needed crescendo to his game Tuesday night against Oklahoma State, scoring a career-high 27 points in an 89-82 win. Young — who also had nine rebounds and two blocked ...

Tigers’ homestand off to a rough start

The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team lost at home for the second time in three days, falling 57-44 to the William Penn junior varsity on Tuesday night at the Student Activity Center. The visiting Statesmen shot 58 percent from the field (18-for-31) and dominated the ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Wolverines fall in rematch with C-M

MAXWELL — The GMG girls’ basketball team succumbed to Collins-Maxwell for the second time this season, falling victim of the Iowa Star Conference South Division sweep in Tuesday’s 57-24 win for the host Spartans. GMG was led by Belle Duncan, who made three 3-pointers on her way to a ...

Mustangs mount a comeback

LE GRAND — The deficit was 42-25 with three minutes left in the third quarter. East Marshall was on the ropes — and with each passing Belle Plaine basket, the path to victory got more and more narrow. Trailing 43-29 after three quarters, the Mustangs had to play near-perfect basketball to ...

West Marshall’s Wilder joining the Storm

West Marshall High School senior Qwinton Wilder, seated center, recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Simpson College in Indianola next year. Wilder starts at guard for the Trojan boys’ basketball team. Joining Wilder for his signing ceremony were his parents, ...

Iowa’s Garza, Frederick sweep Big Ten honors

IOWA CITY — It was a clean sweep of the Big Ten’s weekly player honors for No. 19 Iowa men’s basketball players Luka Garza and CJ Frederick. Garza was given Player of the Week, while Frederick was named Freshman of the Week. This is Garza’s second honor, having won Player of the Week ...

UNI’s Green gains MVC weekly honor

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa sophomore AJ Green was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week Monday after averaging 27 points per game in wins over Valparaiso and Bradley. Green has hit 43 straight free throws, a school record, while going 5-for-10 from 3-point range in the ...

Joens earns third Big 12 Player of the Week honor

AMES — Iowa State sophomore guard Ashley Joens is the Big 12’s Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Joens was given the award for a third time after averaging 24 points and 12.5 rebounds per game against TCU and Oklahoma State. Joens had two double-doubles and scored 31 ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Comets clip Colo-NESCO’s win streak

COLO — The BCLUW girls’ basketball team ended Colo-NESCO’s nine-game winning streak with a 49-48 victory over the host Royals in a non-conference game here Monday. Allison Engle led the Comets with 18 points and five assists to go with seven rebounds in the win. Payton Pekarek added 11 ...

Tigers end 11-game cold spell

The appearance was that of a team working toward a common goal. The result reflected it. The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team ended an 11-game losing streak in anticlimactic fashion, scoring the final 16 points of Sunday’s 77-54 triumph over Northeast CC in an Iowa ...

MCC can’t hang with high-scoring Hawks

The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team was missing an integral part of its apparatus for Sunday’s Iowa Community College Athletic Conference clash with Northeast: its engine. Sophomore forward Laurin Lyons wasn’t in the Tigers’ starting lineup for the first time in ...

Iowa women rally past Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Monika Czinano scored 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and No. 22 Iowa pulled out an 85-78 win over Wisconsin on Sunday after trailing by 17 points in the third quarter. Makenzie Meyer led the Hawkeyes (15-4, 6-1 Big Ten Conference), who have won six straight, with ...

Red Raiders compound ISU’s road woes

LUBBOCK, Texas — The two highest-scoring games of Kyler Edwards’ career came at a good time for Texas Tech. The sophomore guard scored 22 points coming off a career high, and the No. 23 Red Raiders pulled away from Iowa State in the second half of a 72-52 victory Saturday. Edwards was ...

Hawkeyes hammer No. 7 Nebraska in return home

IOWA CITY — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 7 Nebraska, 26-6, on Saturday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. In its first appearance at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in seven weeks, Iowa (7-0, 4-0) won 8-of-10 bouts, including three-of-four top-10 matchups. Spencer Lee ...

Green’s 25 points leads Panthers past Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. — AJ Green had 25 points as the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team topped Bradley 86-71 on Saturday. Austin Phyfe had 15 points for Northern Iowa (16-2, 5-1 Missouri Valley Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Tywhon Pickford added 11 points and six rebounds. ...

Cyclones put Assalley on scholarship

AMES — Iowa State placekicker Connor Assalley was rewarded for his contributions to special teams the last two years when head football coach Matt Campbell announced on Saturday he was placing Assalley on scholarship for his senior season. In 2019, Assalley connected on 78.9 percent ...

Attention to detail

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — No tight end in NFL history has been as productive as George Kittle at catching the ball over the first three years of a career. A player that skilled as a receiver might be expected to ask, or even demand, for the ball to come his way plenty of times on offense. But ...