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Balanced Buckeyes rally past Iowa in Top-10 showdown

IOWA CITY — No. 7 Ohio State spent part of its time before its game at No. 8 Iowa stuck in the snow. A blizzard that shut down several highways in the state hit as the Buckeyes were heading to the arena for a late-morning shootaround, and when the team left to head back to its hotel, the ...

No. 11 OSU women hold off Hawks

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jacy Sheldon scored a career-high 29 points, Dorka Juhasz had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 11 Ohio State beat Iowa 92-87 on Thursday. Ohio State swept the home-and-home season series with Iowa for the first time since 2008. On Jan. 13, the Buckeyes erased a 14-point ...

Brands out with COVID

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has tested positive for COVID-19. Brands tested positive during his regularly scheduled rapid antigen test Wednesday, followed by a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis. Brands is asymptomatic and will remain home until Feb. 13. ...

Tigers win 4th straight, top Ellsworth

IOWA FALLS — The Marshalltown Community College men’s basketball team was able to withstand a second-half charge from Ellsworth CC to take a 67-62 win on Wednesday night, the fourth-straight Iowa Community College Athletic Conference win for the Tigers. The Tigers (4-1, 4-1) scored 43 of ...

MHS swimming optimistic about districts

The 2020-21 Iowa high school boys’ swim season on its own is something Marshalltown head coach Mike Loupee described as a “minor miracle” for even taking place. So naturally, he’s excited to reach the point where his Bobcats are on the cusp of a final chance to qualify for ...

Robbins helping Gophers keep up with crowd of Big Ten big men

MINNEAPOLIS — Liam Robbins needed a couple of calculated steps of development before he plunged into major college competition, a late-blooming 7-footer now in his first season with Minnesota who has proven he belongs in one of the toughest conferences in the country. The Davenport ...