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Iowa’s Epenesa turning pro

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa will enter the NFL draft after two of the most dominant performances of his career. Epenesa posted his decision on his Instagram page Tuesday, writing that his time with the Hawkeyes was everything he hoped it would be. “Over the last three ...

Hawkeyes surge past Northwestern

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press EVANSTON, Ill. — Luka Garza scored 27 points — all but one of them in two spurts —and Iowa beat Northwestern 75-62 on Tuesday night. C.J. Fredrick and Joe Wieskamp each added 11 as the Hawkeyes (12-5, 3-3 Big Ten) won their second straight. Miller Kopp ...

Iowa roughs up No. 12 Maryland

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes were down to eight scholarship players and still outplayed No. 12 Maryland. Joe Wieskamp scored 26 points and Big Ten scoring leader Luka Garza had 21 as Iowa beat Maryland 67-49 Friday night. Garza added 13 rebounds for his ...

Drake extends home-court streak

DES MOINES(AP) — D.J. Wilkins and Roman Penn scored 16 points apiece as Drake extended its home winning streak to eight games, narrowly beating Indiana State 80-76 on Saturday. Liam Robbins added 15 points and Jonah Jackson added 12 while Penn had six assists and Robbins posted six blocks ...

Career game for UNI’s Green

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — AJ Green had a career-high 35 points as Northern Iowa extended its home winning streak to eight games, edging past Bradley 69-64 on Saturday night. Austin Phyfe had 10 points for Northern Iowa (12-2, 1-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Tywhon Pickford added 5 points and 16 ...

Hawkeyes caught, passed in ranked clash

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA — Lamar Stevens punctuated a late bucket that assured Penn State would leave the steamy Palestra triumphant with a yell of “This is my city!” “It was just some emotions that came out,” Stevens said. No sense holding them in, not after a ...

Heartbreaking loss for Cyclones

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — R.J. Nembhard remembered being near the same spot on the floor the first time he rescued TCU with a 3-pointer this season. Nembhard forced overtime by banking in a 3 from near the center court logo with 1.7 seconds remaining and scored the first four points of the ...

Iowa runs roughshod over USC

By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO — A tough month for the Iowa Hawkeyes ended with a rousing Holiday Bowl victory over Southern California that would have made Hayden Fry and Bump Elliott proud. Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored on a 6-yard run, a 98-yard kickoff return and a 12-yard ...

Iowa State can’t stop Notre Dame

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. — So much for the notion that No. 14 Notre Dame didn’t have anything to play for in the Camping World Bowl. A year removed from an appearance in the CFP national semifinals, the Fighting Irish closed out another double-digit win season with ...

Hawks rout Kennesaw State

IOWA CITY (AP) — Sometimes, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said, teams can come back from Christmas break and not be focused. He knew that wasn’t going to happen with the Hawkeyes in Sunday’s game against Kennesaw State. The No. 25 Hawkeyes were sharp in a 93-51 home win to close the ...

Hawkeyes fend off Cincinnati

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO — Despite losing a 15-point second-half lead, the Iowa players say they never had any doubts. They played like it down the stretch. CJ Fredrick had 21 points, Joe Wieskamp had 16 and Luka Garza had 12 points and 13 rebounds as the Hawkeyes pulled ...

Iowa State in the giving mood

AMES (AP) — With Christmas just days away, Iowa State was in a giving mood. The gifts were well received, too. The Cyclones used a hot hand, which turned passes into 26 assists on Sunday and head into the Christmas break off an 89-59 win over Purdue Fort Wayne. Tyrese Haliburton drained a ...

REST IN PEACE, SILVER FOX

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90. Fry’s family announced through the University of Iowa that the former coach died Tuesday with his ...

Hawkeye women extend streak over ISU

AMES (AP) — Seniors Kathleen Doyle, Makenzie Meyer and Amanda Ollinger made certain that they’d leave Iowa without ever losing to the rival Cyclones. Doyle scored 21 points, Monika Czinano had 20 and the Hawkeyes beat Iowa State 75-69 on Wednesday, their fourth straight victory over the ...

Hawkeyes overwhelm Cyclones

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press AMES — Sixteen years, Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp said, is a long time. That’s how long it had been since the Hawkeyes won on the road against in-state rival Iowa State. That changed on Thursday night. Luka Garza had 21 points and 11 rebounds and led ...

Iowa’s Garza taking the reins

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — After losing multiple contributors from last season’s NCAA Tournament team, Iowa planned to lean on junior center Luka Garza more than ever in 2019-20. Garza has responded with an All America-type start to the season. The 6-foot-11 Garza ...

Iowa State bounces back behind Haliburton

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Tyrese Haliburton brought plenty of flair at the helm of Iowa State’s attack, from flashing a hand sign to his ear like he was talking on the phone to another as though he was looking through binoculars after a nifty opencourt ...

Hawkeyes drop No. 12 Texas Tech

By ADAM SOBOLESKI Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Jordan Bohannon had 20 points and six assists, Luka Garza added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Iowa held off No. 12 Texas Tech 72-61 on Thursday in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational. Iowa (5-1) will play in the championship game ...

Iowa looks to extend streak vs. Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. — Iowa’s run of success against Nebraska has been predicated on its ground game. Recently, it hasn’t been working so well. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes have rolled up more than 260 yards rushing in each of the last three meetings with ...

Cyclones rally to shake pesky Kansas

AMES (AP) — With a chance to finish off the surprisingly tough Jayhawks, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell put the game in sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy’s hands. Purdy made Campbell look like a genius, closing the door on Kansas with a fourth-down touchdown pass with 1:09 left. Purdy ...