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Lester brings new hope, different perspective to Iowa

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — A resume illustrating a wide range of experiences is what led coach Kirk Ferentz to hire Tim Lester as Iowa’s new offensive coordinator. Now Lester’s task is to remodel one of the worst offenses in the country. “In my mind, he’s ...

Purdy’s ascension helps 49ers reach new levels

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Minutes after the San Francisco 49ers finished off a stunning comeback to win the NFC championship, star defender Nick Bosa pulled aside quarterback Brock Purdy and marveled at his journey. Purdy has undergone a meteoric rise from “Mr. Irrelevant” as the final pick of ...

Cyclone men stave off Texas

By JIM VERTUNO The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Iowa State had watched a 18-point lead dwindle to three in the final minutes. Texas’ Dylan Disu could not miss and the roaring Longhorns’ home crowd was on its feet. Three days after a crushing loss at Baylor, the No. 14 Cyclones ...

Cyclone men come up just short

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jayden Nunn made the go-ahead layup with 2 seconds remaining and 18th-ranked Baylor overcame coach Scott Drew’s first career ejection to beat No. 12 Iowa State 70-68 on Saturday night. The Bears hung on for the victory when Milan Momcilovic’s banked 3-pointer by the ...

Hawkeye women hold off Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Caitlin Clark faked the defender off her feet, took a dribble to her left and then released a 3-pointer. It was no surprise when the ball dropped in, and Iowa was ahead to stay. “That was probably the loudest the crowd was at that point, all night,” Clark said ...

Iowa women back to No. 2

By DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press Caitlin Clark and Iowa climbed back to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll Monday as the star guard moved within striking distance of the NCAA career scoring record. It’s the second time in a few weeks that the Hawkeyes have ...

Iowa’s Clark moves to No. 2 on all-time scoring list

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Caitlin Clark cruised right by Jackie Stiles and Kelsey Mitchell. Next up is Kelsey Plum. That’s the only name above Clark on the NCAA women’s basketball career scoring list. Clark collected 35 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in front a sellout crowd at ...

Iowa names Lester new OC

IOWA CITY (AP) — Former Western Michigan coach Tim Lester was hired Wednesday to turn around Iowa’s underperforming offense. Lester replaces coach Kirk Ferentz’s son, Brian Ferentz, who finished this past season on the staff after athletic director Beth Goetz told him in late October ...

Iowa’s comeback effort falls just short

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Kel’el Ware scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds,reserve Anthony Leal scored a career-high 13 points, and Indiana withstood Iowa’s second-half rally and held on to beat the Hawkeyes 74-68 on Tuesday night to end a three-game losing streak. Indiana entered ...

Iowa’s Clark hones in on record

IOWA CITY (AP) — Caitlin Clark of Iowa is approaching the all-time scoring record in women’s basketball of 3,527 points, held by Kelsey Plum. The star has 3,389 points and is averaging 32.0 points a game this season. She is on pace to break Plum’s mark in mid-February. LAST TIME ...

DeVries leads Drake past UNI

DES MOINES (AP) — Tucker DeVries’ 29 points helped Drake defeat Northern Iowa 77-63 on Saturday night. DeVries added seven rebounds and six assists for the Bulldogs (17-4, 8-2 Missouri Valley Conference). Conor Enright scored 14 points and added four steals. Darnell Brodie shot 4 of 9 from ...

Road win for Iowa men

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Payton Sandfort scored 26 points and Tony Perkins added 24, leading Iowa to an 88-78 victory over Michigan on Saturday. Sandfort scored 21 points in the second half. For the game, he made 6 of 8 3-pointers and added six rebounds with three assists. Perkins made 9 of ...

Iowa women get back on track

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP The Associated Press IOWA CITY — Caitlin Clark had 38 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to lead No. 5 Iowa over Nebraska 92-73 on Saturday. Clark, the nation’s leading scorer at 31.7 points per game, had the 53rd double-double of her career. She was 12 of 22 from the ...

Cyclones top Kansas in showdown

By ANDREW LOGUE The Associated Press AMES — Tre King had 21 points and nine rebounds, and No. 23 Iowa State knocked off No. 7 Kansas 79-75 on Saturday. Iowa State (16-4, 5-2) improved to 13-0 at home this season while enhancing its status as a Big 12 contender. Keshon Gilbert scored 16 ...

Goetz officially Iowa’s new AD

IOWA CITY (AP) — Beth Goetz has become Iowa’s athletic director after serving in an interim role since August, the school announced Thursday. Goetz joined the Iowa athletics staff in September 2022 as deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer. She succeeds Gary Barta, who ...

Cyclone men can’t stop BYU

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Spencer Johnson scored a career-high 28 points to lead No. 20 BYU to a 87-72 victory over No. 24 Iowa State on Tuesday night. Johnson shot 62% from the field and also had nine rebounds and five assists. Noah Waterman added 18 points and Jaxson Robinson chipped in 15 for ...

Iowa women steamroll Wisconsin

IOWA CITY (AP) — Caitlin Clark scored 32 points, moving into fourth place on the all-time NCAA Division I women’s basketball scoring list, to help No. 2 Iowa beat Wisconsin 96-50 on Tuesday night. Clark now has 3,306 career points and passed Baylor’s Brittney Griner (3,283 points) on the ...

Hawkeyes drub Nebraska

IOWA CITY (AP) — Owen Freeman put up 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, one of three Hawkeyes to post a double-double, as Iowa used a big second-half surge to beat Nebraska 94-76 on Friday night. The victory is the fifth for Iowa in its last six games, with only a loss to No. 21 Wisconsin to ...

ISU throttles Oklahoma State

AMES (AP) — Tamin Lipsey scored 17 points to propel Iowa State to a 66-42 romp over Oklahoma State on Saturday night. The start was delayed by more than two hours because of weather-related travel delays for the Cowboys. The Cyclones (13-3, 2-1 Big 12 Conference), who handed No. 2 Houston ...

Iowa rips No. 14 Hoosiers

IOWA CITY (AP) — Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes fed off a crowd of more than 13,000 who showed up Saturday night when travel wasn’t recommended throughout most of the state because of blizzard-like conditions. Clark had 30 points and 11 assists before a national audience on Fox, and ...