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Alburnett advances past North Mahaska

There was no sweeter sight for the substantial chunk of Alburnett fans who made the trip from Linn County than the 12th run of the night crossing home plate. The Pirates turned an early 2-0 deficit into a convincing 12-2 victory over North Mahaska in the Class 1A Substate 4 final Tuesday ...

Buffalo signs UNI’s Brown to 4-year deal

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have their entire eight-member draft class under contract after signing offensive tackle Spencer Brown to a four-year contract on Tuesday. Brown was selected in the third round, 93rd overall, out of Northern Iowa, where he started 32 games. The signing ...

Purdy named to Davey O’Brien Award watch list

AMES — Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy has been named to the Davey O’Brien Award watch list, given annually to college football’s best quarterback. Purdy is one of three players listed as a two-time semifinalist for the award. Purdy has set virtually every passing record in Iowa ...

Dresser, ISU agree to extension through 2026

AMES — Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Dresser, the 2019 NWCA National Coach of the Year, has agreed to a contract extension through June 30, 2026. “We are thrilled to know coach Dresser will be leading our wrestling program for another five years,” ISU Director of Athletics Jamie ...

Four Cyclones on Maxwell, Bednarik Award watch lists

PHILADELPHIA — The 2021 football season is right around the corner and two of the top college football individual awards — The Maxwell Award and Chuck Bednarik Award — announced their preseason watch lists today. Four Cyclones made the cut, as senior quarterback Brock Purdy and junior ...