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Huskers hit stride in time to visit Hawkeyes

Something totally unexpected is happening for Fred Hoiberg’s Nebraska Cornhuskers. They’re getting better. It would have made more sense for them to have gotten worse during the final stretch of the season, given they recently were mired in one of the longest Big Ten losing streaks in ...

Indiana tops Iowa to stay in Big Ten title hunt

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Grace Berger, Mackenzie Holmes, and Ali Patberg each scored 22 points as 10th-ranked Indiana rallied from a seven-point deficit in the third quarter for an 89-80 Big Ten home victory over Iowa on Wednesday. The Hoosiers (17-4, 15-2 Big Ten) pulled to within a half-game ...

Iowa State cruises in 83-53 win over Kansas

AMES — The Iowa State women’s basketball team cruised to an 83-53 win over Kansas on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State (16-9, 12-6) shook off the rust with a decisive 16-2 run in the second quarter and cruised from there. Ashley Joens led the Cyclones with her 11th ...

Ready to resume

IOWA CITY — Running outdoors when the temperature was below zero wasn’t optimal, but it was the only way Iowa wrestlers could stay in shape during their 10-day pause because of positive COVID-19 tests in the program. “When you’re doing that, you think, ‘I don’t know how many ...

Johnston survives OT to make state

Jubilation. Relief. Pride. Those emotions and more were clear as day on the faces of the Johnston boys’ basketball team once the clock struck all zeros in overtime of Tuesday night’s Class 4A Substate 3 Final against Cedar Rapids Kennedy. The Dragons had just knocked off the Cougars ...

4 Bulldogs, 3 Panthers earn all-MVC

ST. LOUIS — Four members of the Drake men’s basektball team and three more from Northern Iowa have been honored in the all-Missouri Valley Conference teams. Drake’s four selections received a total of seven awards, led by conference MVP candidate Roman Penn. Penn, a junior guard, was ...