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Ragin’ Cajuns beat No. 23 Iowa State

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AMES — Perseverance, confidence and two long kick returns propelled Louisiana-Lafayette to one of its biggest wins in program history, 31-14 win over No. 23 Iowa State on Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns beat a Top 25 opponent on the road for the first time, having gone 0-26 against ranked foes ...

AP Source: Big Ten presidents to discuss starting football

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Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all — maybe as soon as late October — amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The ...

Keselowski dominates in playoff win at Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. — Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR's playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He even predicted he'd win at Richmond Raceway. His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Richmond ...

No. 9 Warriors slip past Bobcats

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The rain falling from the sky and the muddy field conditions stole Cedar Rapids Washington’s offensive identity, but the Class 4A No. 9 Warriors still slipped through Marshalltown’s grasp. Cedar Rapids Washington’s vaunted passing attack was limited to just three completions, but one of ...

West Marshall wallops Bulldogs on Homecoming

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STATE CENTER — The weather outside was frightful — but what the Hampton-Dumont-CAL Bulldogs (1-2) really feared Friday night was the West Marshall (2-1) rushing attack. The Trojans ran for 419 yards on 40 carries, controlling the flow of the game from start to finish and taking a 48-12 ...

No. 23 Iowa State facing stiff test with Ragin’ Cajuns

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For the first time since 2012, Iowa State will open its season against an opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Cyclones originally were set to ease into the season against South Dakota of the FCS. But the coronavirus pandemic caused postponements and cancellations across college ...

Comets clobber Hawks for season’s first win

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SULLY — The BCLUW football team picked up its first win of the season on Friday night, blanking Lynnville-Sully 27-0. The Comets (1-2) were led by senior quarterback Jesse Moore, who ran the ball 15 times for 183 yards and three touchdowns. He scored on sprints of 5, 36 and 41 ...

Bobcats show bright signs on dreary day

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It didn’t show up on the scoreboard, but both Marshalltown cross country teams had positive vibes following performances at the Bobcat Classic on Thursday evening. Three separate flights of teams participated in the event on an uncharacteristically cold, mist-filled September day — one ...

Bobcats use depth to sink CR Washington

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The Marshalltown girls’ swimming and diving team was on the wrong side of the ledger for event victories, but on the right side of the final team tally. The Bobcats defeated Cedar Rapids Washington on Thursday night, winning 94-91 in a dual meet that was moved from Cedar Rapids because of ...

Mustang netters climb back to .500

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BROOKLYN — The East Marshall volleyball team moved to .500 for the season with Thursday’s 3-1 win at BGM, beating the host Bears 23-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-23. The Mustangs (4-4) got a team-leading 11 kills and five blocks from senior Clare Veren, while Lizzy Vesely and Jayleigh Pansegrau ...

Ohio State’s Day wants answers from Big Ten

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Ryan Day is pushing the Big Ten for answers about when the conference plans to play a football season. In a statement released by the school on Thursday, Day said he and his players and their families want some details about if and when the conference plans ...

Chiefs top Texans to begin title defense

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just about the only thing that looked familiar about the NFL’s long-awaited return Thursday night was the sight of Patrick Mahomes effortlessly leading the Kansas City Chiefs up and down the field. The Super Bowl MVP thew for 211 yards and three touchdowns, Clyde ...

Bobcat girls’ swim team navigating strange season

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The Marshalltown girls’ swimming and diving team was supposed to have been facing Des Moines North on Tuesday night. When the Polar Bears were caught up in the Des Moines Public School District’s battle with the Iowa Department of Education over their ability to play high school sports ...

MHS boys show grit in runner-up team finish

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ANKENY — Weather can be a great equalizer in sports, but it can also separate the strong-willed from the weak. Marshalltown boys’ golf coach Lucas Johnson liked what Wednesday’s cold and rainy conditions exposed of his squad. The Bobcats finished one stroke shy of the team title at ...

NFL: Texans-Chiefs kick it off

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It has been a mere eight months since Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City from a 24-0 hole to beat Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs, a brutally efficient comeback that ultimately propelled the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title ...

No. 7 Warriors withstand MHS

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On the surface, the Marshalltown volleyball team lost a game where it was a heavy underdog — a 3-1 home decision to the Class 5A No. 7 Waukee Warriors (3-3), a state title contender. But the Bobcats (3-3) didn’t play like the underdogs Tuesday night at home in a Senior Night against the ...

Top-10 runners lead STC at Grinnell Invite

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GRINNELL — The South Tama cross country teams logged a pair of top-10 individual performances at the Grinnell Invitational on Tuesday at the Ahrens Recreation Complex. Trojan freshman Tommy Tyynismaa took eighth place in the boys race in a time of 17 minutes, 50.1 seconds to lead STC to ...

Baylor puts off opener after La Tech outbreak

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WACO, Texas — Baylor became the third Big 12 Conference football team forced to postpone its scheduled season opener this weekend after Louisiana Tech reported multiple positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday, less than two weeks after a hurricane affected its campus. Louisiana Tech athletic ...

Changes certain as Big 12 nears kickoff

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With most Big 12 teams getting ready to play season openers this weekend, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby feels good about where the league is and confident that the best job is being done to ensure the safety of players, coaches and anyone else associated with the games. But the games that won’t ...

Johnson finally collects FexEx Cup

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ATLANTA — Dustin Johnson only looks like he plays without a pulse. Beneath his stoic stare and that swagger as he walked the fairways of East Lake were jangled nerves Monday because it meant so much to him. The $15 million prize for winning the FedEx Cup? That would get anyone’s attention, ...