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Iowa ends season on high note

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer For Iowa, 2017 was always going to be remembered as the year of “The Wave,” the heart-warming gesture for ailing children from fans and players alike during home games. It might also be the season where the Hawkeyes established a foundation for ...

Hawkeyes finally end bowl drought

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — Akrum Wadley had never been to Yankee Stadium, even though he grew up about 20 miles across the river in New Jersey. On his first visit, he seemed to bring out all of Newark to cheer him on. His 40 tickets to give away weren’t enough to satiate ...

Hawks look to end bowl hex

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Iowa has gone bust in bowl games. The Hawkeyes have become the worst program in football this decade when it comes to winning bowl games. Coach Kirk Ferentz has lost the late-season mojo of his early years and Iowa has struck out in bowl season since 2010. The ...

Hawkeyes pick up 4th straight win

By MARCUS TRAXLER Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It will be listed as a neutral site game in the record books, but Iowa took full advantage of the heavily partisan crowd in their favor Friday. The Hawkeyes shot 58 percent in the second half to pull away from Colorado late and beat ...

Iowa holds on to beat Colorado

By MARCUS TRAXLER Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Isaiah Moss and Maishe Dailey each scored 16 points, as Iowa pulled away for an 80-73 win over Colorado at the Sanford Pentagon Friday. The Hawkeyes trailed 51-48 with under 12 minutes to play, but Cordell Pemsl converted a key bucket ...

UNI hangs tough with No. 9 Xavier

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer CEDAR FALLS — J.P. Macura scored 15 points and No. 9 Xavier hung on to beat Northern Iowa 77-67 on Friday night for its seventh straight win. Trevon Bluiett scored 12 points with seven rebounds for the Musketeers (12-1), who went on an 11-2 run down the ...

Iowa arrives

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — It took over a month. But the Iowa team most expected to see all season finally showed up in Des Moines. Tyler Cook scored 23 points, Jordan Bohannon had 15 with seven assists and Iowa cruised past Drake 90-64 on Saturday, its sixth straight ...

ISU zoned in

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Northern Iowa had depth, experience and the more impressive resume. Iowa State had freshman Lindell Wigginton — who proved once again how much of an impact player he has become. Wigginton scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and ...

Iowa faces Drake; Cyclones square off with UNI

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa and Iowa State have never been swept in their annual doubleheader against Northern Iowa and Drake. That might change on Saturday in Des Moines. The Hawkeyes (5-6) and Cyclones (7-2) are both at serious risk of dropping their neutral-floor matchups at ...

Iowa’s Jewell and Jackson, ISU’s Lanning named All-Americans

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews of Oklahoma were selected to the Associated Press All-America team, giving the ...

ISU’s Wigginton quickly becoming a star

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — From the moment Lindell Wigginton signed with Iowa State, coach Steve Prohm has tried to manage expectations for the five-star recruit. Wigginton’s recent play has made it impossible for Prohm to keep the true freshman a secret much ...

Iowa State extends streak to seven

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — The Cyclones might remember Sunday’s game as the “Hawkeye Hangover” Iowa State survived anyway, pushing its winning streak to seven games ahead of a key matchup against Northern Iowa. Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high ...

Iowa snaps out of slump

By COURTNEY BAUMANN Associated Press IOWA CITY — Freshman Luka Garza had 23 points and 13 rebounds to help Iowa snap a four-game skid with a 91-60 win over Southern on Sunday. Connor McCaffery made the first appearance of his career Sunday afternoon for the Hawkeyes (5-6) after missing the ...

Cyclones hold off Hawkeyes

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — If Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton’s Cy-Hawk debut was any indication, Iowa might its hands full with the Cyclones’ newest star for years to come. Wigginton scored 24 points, becoming the first Cyclones freshman with at least 20 in three ...

Iowa magic

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES  — Iowa coach Lisa Bluder and Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly have been rivals for nearly two decades. Bluder finally got the best of Fennelly on his home floor on Wednesday night — and fittingly, it was an Iowa-born player who led the way. Mason ...

Jewell tabbed best in Big Ten

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is the offensive player of the year for the second straight season and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday. Wisconsin took ...

Hawkeyes searching for answers

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Collin Hartman dug in Monday night and gave the Indiana Hoosiers everything they needed. He scored 13 points, played defense and helped spur two decisive runs. On a night Juwan Morgan scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, it was ...

Cyclones find their rhythm

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Freshman Lindell Wigginton might already be Iowa State’s most talented player. Whether that’s a good or bad thing will be determined in the weeks to come. But Wigginton’s rapidly-emerging game proved crucial on Monday night for a team needing ...

More trouble for Hawkeyes on the hardwood

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Juwan Morgan scored 15 points and De’Ron Davis added 13, spurring a decisive 18-0 second-half run Monday night to give Indiana a 77-64 victory over Iowa. The Hoosiers (5-4, 1-1 Big Ten) ended a two-game losing streak and gave new ...

Cyclones pull away behind Wigginton

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Freshman Lindell Wigginton poured in a season-high 28 points and Iowa State rallied to beat Northern Illinois 94-80 on Monday night for its fifth straight win. Senior Donovan Jackson added 24 points with six 3-pointers and Nick Weiler-Babb had 12 ...