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Hawkeyes hammer Illini, 83-62

CHICAGO — Nicholas Baer made five of Iowa’s 12 3-pointers and scored 17 points, helping the Hawkeyes pull away from Illinois for an 83-62 victory on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Iowa turned up its play in the second half to stop a four-game losing streak and ...

Hittner, Bachrodt repeat MVC honors

MOLINE, Ill. — For the second consecutive season, Drake University junior Becca Hittner was selected as the Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year and Bulldog senior Sammie Bachrodt was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Year. Hittner is the ...

Gustafson and Carleton tabbed as All-Americans

University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been selected as a first-team All-American by ESPNW, while Iowa State University senior Bridget Carleton was named to the second team. Gustafson was a unanimous first-team selection along with Napheesa Collier from the University of Connecticut, ...

Bluder semifinalist for Coach of Year

ATLANTA — University of Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2019 Naismith Women’s Basketball College Coach of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Tuesday. Blucer led the Hawkeyes to their first Big Ten Conference Tournament title since ...

From small-town Iowa to the NFL

GREEN BAY — Getting to the office between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. and sometimes not leaving until 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. is the reality for professional coaches. A 1989 West Marshall graduate knows that well. Born in Marshalltown and raised in Melbourne, Shawn Mennenga was recently named the new ...

Musgrave selected to IBCA All-Star team

South Tama County senior Jessica Musgrave has been selected to play in the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games. Musgrave, a three-time all-state selection in her time with the Trojans, will play for the Southeast Iowa Girls team, coached by West Burlington head coach John ...

Drake trio repeat on MVC first team

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Valley All-Conference teams have been announced and headlining that list were three repeat selections from Drake University. Bulldog senior Sammie Bachrodt and juniors Becca Hittner and Sara Rhine were all named to the first team for the second-straight season, ...

SPORTS SHORTS: Iowa Star Conference All-Star games

The Iowa Star Conference All-Star game will be held on March 22 at Dunkerton High School. The girls all-star game will start at 6 p.m. and the boys will follow at 8. There will also be a 3-point shooting contest and a dunk contest between the two games. For the south girls all-star team, ...

Kansas tries to forget regular-season flop in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just about the only good thing that comes with failing to win at least a share of the Big 12 title for the first time in 15 years is Kansas knows its first-round opponent in the league tournament. It’s not much. But it’s something. The No. 3 seed Jayhawks, who were ...

Double-byes sitting pretty for Big Ten Tournament

While it might not land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Big Ten was arguably the nation’s top conference during the regular season. The league’s upper-class depth and middle-class drama could make for a fascinating postseason tournament, which starts Wednesday in Chicago. The ...

Cook, Shayok, McGlynn earn all-district honors

ST. LOUIS — Iowa State University redshirt senior Marial Shayok, University of Iowa junior Tyler Cook and Drake University senior Nick McGlynn have been selected to the all-District VI by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Cook is the fifth Hawkeye to earn the all-district ...

SPORTS SHORTS: NICL all-star game set for Friday

The North Iowa Cedar League East vs West All-Star Game will take place on Friday in Reinbeck, with the girls game starting at 6:15 p.m. and the boys following at 7:45. The two games will feature seniors from the NICL West and East divisions facing off against each other in one last battle at ...

Grin and Bear it

OKLAHOMA CITY — Baylor accomplished its mini-goal. Now the Lady Bears are ready to chase the big one. Kalani Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds to help No. 1 Baylor defeat No. 13 Iowa State 67-49 in Monday night’s Big 12 Tournament championship game. Brown, a 6-foot-7 senior center, ...

Four Hawkeyes given conference accolades

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The University of Iowa had four players represented on the Big Ten All-Conference teams, the league announced Monday. Junior Tyler Cook was named to the all-conference second team by the Big Ten media members and to the third team by the coaches. Junior Jordan Bohannon was ...

Carton and Hilmer split IPSWA Mr. Basketball

DES MOINES — For the first time in 20 seasons, there were two boys selected as Mr. Basketball in Iowa. Of 49 votes cast by sportswriters and coaches in attendance at the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state meetings on Saturday, there was a tie vote for two Mr. Basketball ...

Top Hawks

INDIANAPOLIS — Megan Gustafson kept challenging Maryland inside. One by one, she batted each defender away. Gustafson scored 26 points in the first half, finished with 45 and led No. 10 Iowa past No. 8 Maryland 90-76 on Sunday for the Hawkeyes’ first Big Ten Tournament title since ...

Middleton, No. 19 Cyclones tame No. 21 Texas in Big 12 semis

OKLAHOMA CITY — Alexa Middleton scored 24 points, Bridget Carleton and Ashley Joens had double-doubles and the No. 19 Iowa State women’s basketball team took control down the stretch on Sunday to beat No. 21 Texas 75-69 in the Big 12 Conference Tournament semifinals. The second-seeded ...

Bradley rallies big, beats UNI for Valley title

ST. LOUIS — A huge rally by Bradley resulted in quite a reward — its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006. Down by 18 points with 17 minutes left, Elijah Childs and the Braves surged past Northern Iowa 57-54 Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game. “You ...

Huskers outlast Hawkeyes in OT, 93-91

LINCOLN, Neb. — If this was the farewell to Nebraska coach Tim Miles at Pinnacle Bank Arena, it surely was one he’ll never forget. Neither will the ardent 12,300 fans who showed up to see the Cornhuskers wrap up a regular season in which they badly underachieved. What happened previously ...

COLLEGE WRESTLING: Marinelli wins Big Ten championship

MINNEAPOLIS — University of Iowa sophomore Alex Marinelli won the 165-pound Big Ten title on Sunday, defeating Penn State’s top-ranked Vincenzo Joseph, 9-3, in the finals of the conference tournament at Williams Arena. Marinelli used a six-point move to gain control of the match in the ...