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Cyclones take down Oklahoma State

By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. — Lindell Wigginton, playing just his second game since missing 10 with a foot injury, scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to help lead Iowa State to a 69-63 victory over Oklahoma State Wednesday night in the Big 12 Conference opener ...

Hawks handle Mississippi State in Outback Bowl

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. — The Iowa Hawkeyes lost a yard on the last play of the Outback Bowl, pushing their final rushing total to minus 15 yards, and didn’t mind a bit. They ran the play from victory formation. Safety Jake Gervase’s interception in the end zone ...

Cyclones suffer painfully-close bowl loss

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO — Gardner Minshew II and that glorious mustache conjured up a final bit of magic in a grand finale for Washington State. The graduate transfer quarterback whose whiskered upper lip was loved and mimicked by Cougars fans all season, threw two ...

Cyclones play for grand finale

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO — Back in September, Iowa State was sitting at 1-3, a record that looked like the Cyclones of old. A season of big expectations — at least bigger than most years in Ames — was on the brink of collapse with a canceled game, an injured senior ...

Hawks top Western Carolina

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa opened its final nonconference homestand by slogging its way to victory over a team that didn’t play like it came in with nine losses. Tyler Cook scored 18 points, Luka Garza added 15 and No. 23 Iowa beat Western Carolina 78-60 on ...

Morningside wins national title

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) — Trent Solsma threw four touchdown passes, including an 16-yard scoring strike to Connor Niles with 1:29 to play, to help Morningside beat Benedictine 35-28 on Saturday night at Daytona Stadium for its first NAIA championship. Solsma, the NAIA player of the year, was ...

Cyclones pull away from Drake

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — With an ugly defeat staring them in the face, the Cyclones finally found their defense and put away the pesky Drake Bulldogs. Michael Jacobson scored 22 points, Marial Shayok had 16 of his 18 in the second half and Iowa State rallied to beat ...

Hawkeyes dunk UNI

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — No. 22 Iowa can unofficially declare itself state champion after bulldozing Iowa State and Northern Iowa. In likely the last matchup between the Hawkeyes and the Panthers for the foreseeable future, Iowa showed how good it can be when it plays ...

Extension announced for Cyclone coach Campbell

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State and coach Matt Campbell have agreed to a contract extension through 2024, a sign that one of the hottest names in the annual coaching carousel is staying put. The Cyclones announced Campbell’s extension on Sunday, also saying they will ...

Haliburton breaks school record in ISU win

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Freshman Tyrese Haliburton has been a fixture in Iowa State’s lineup all season, quietly filling up the stat sheet while his high-scoring teammates grabbed the spotlight. There wasn’t anything quiet about what Haliburton did on a record-setting ...

Clutch moment becomes memorable for Hawkeye Davis

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa State played defense about as well as it could on the night’s penultimate possession. In a game destined to be decided on a big-time shot, Iowa’s Tania Davis stepped up with a step-back 3 that neither side of this in-state rivalry will ...

Iowa responds with big win over Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — A 22-point loss at Michigan State left many wondering if the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes were for real. Iowa answered its critics on Thursday night by stomping archrival Iowa State — almost literally — to snap a two-game losing streak. Tyler Cook ...

Hawks tip Cyclones on late three-pointer

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Tania Davis drilled the game-winning 3 with 2.3 seconds to go and 16th-ranked Iowa held off Iowa State 73-70 on Wednesday night, giving the Hawkeyes three straight wins in the series for the first time in over two decades. Kathleen Doyle scored ...

Cyclones shake Drake in surprising slugfest

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State insisted on playing 12 games, cycling through a pair of FCS opponents before settling on tiny Drake. That decision nearly resulted in the most embarrassing loss in school history. David Montgomery ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and ...

ISU men drub Omaha

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State will likely get back star forward Cameron Lard and key reserve Zoran Talley back from suspensions for their next game next Monday. The Cyclones largely survived their absences. But the biggest question for the week ahead for coach Steve ...

Drake gets one more chance vs. Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — When the Drake Bulldogs walked off the field in Morehead, Kentucky, on Nov. 17, their seniors were sure their football careers were over. A random series of events that began in September and ended two days after that supposed finale has given ...

Drake women knock off No. 13 South Carolina

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sara Rhine scored 25 points and Drake overcame a slow start in overtime to beat No. 13 South Carolina 90-85 in the third-place game of the Vancouver Showcase on Saturday night. Rhine had 13 points in the fourth quarter and overtime when the Bulldogs (6-1) ...

Cyclones end years of frustration with improbable comeback

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — For Iowa State, it felt like yet another inexplicable loss to Kansas State might be inevitable. Then a fumble flipped in the air and fell right into Mike Rose’s hands, and the Cyclones’ bad luck against the Wildcats seemed to wash away. David ...

Hawkeyes hold off Nebraska

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — The easy field goal that coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t have to fake nearly cost Iowa the game. The kick the Hawkeyes had to make wound up rescuing them from a devastating defeat — and saved Ferentz from getting excoriated from frustrated Iowa ...

UNI advances in FCS playoffs

CEDAR FALLS, (AP) — Marcus Weymiller rushed for 128 yards, Trevor Allen ran for 112 and Austin Errthum kicked three field goals as Northern Iowa edged mistake-prone Lamar 16-13 in a first-round FCS playoff game on Saturday. The Panthers (7-5), making their 20th appearance in the FCS ...