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Iowa, Wisconsin are mirror images of each other

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Kirk Ferentz used the Wisconsin football program as his template when he started building Iowa’s program in 1999. Good choice. The Badgers of that period were in the top 10 and going to Rose Bowls, and they’ve been the dominant team in the Big Ten ...

Hawkeyes blitz Cyclones

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press IOWA CITY — Luka Garza was angry as he sat, and it showed in the second half. Garza surged after halftime and finished the game with 34 points in just 17 minutes, lifting No. 3 Iowa over Iowa State 105-77 on Friday night. Garza missed nearly 11 minutes ...

Iowa, ISU ready to square off

IOWA CITY — Third-ranked Iowa takes on rival Iowa State on Friday night in men’s basketball action inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tip is set for 8 p.m. The contest will be broadcast live by the Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes (4-0 overall) defeated No. 16 North Carolina at home on Tuesday ...

Duncan’s memorable career winds down

Keith Duncan was Iowa’s starting kicker as a freshman, didn’t kick in a game the next two years and then became a consensus All-American with a record-setting season in 2019. He in all likelihood will make his final appearance at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday when No. 25 Wisconsin visits the ...

Hawkeyes put on a show in Top-20 matchup

IOWA CITY — Jordan Bohannon said he could have been much better. Given what he’s been through in the last year, he’ll take the night he had on Tuesday. Bohannon scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures for No. 3 Iowa, and the Hawkeyes beat No. 16 North Carolina 93-80 in ...

Hawkeyes shake off slow start, win again

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Spencer Petras threw three touchdown passes and No. 24 Iowa scored 35 straight points after trailing by two touchdowns early to beat Illinois 35-21 on Saturday. Petras was 18 of 28 for 220 yards for Iowa (5-2) and Tyler Goodson had 19 rushes for 92 yards. “I think ...

Cyclones are Big 12 champions

AMES (AP) — Moments after No. 12 Iowa State finished a 42-6 rout of West Virginia on Saturday, Cyclones coach Matt Campbell said he walked into a subdued locker room. “Obviously, this team is very proud of what they were able to do,” Campbell said, “but there’s also a sense of ...

Gable awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump presented the nation’s highest civilian honor to Dan Gable, a renowned wrestler and coach from Iowa who won a gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics. “He’s the greatest wrestler, probably ever,” Trump said. “He’s made our country very proud and ...

Joens dominates for ISU women

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ashley Joens scored 33 points and had 11 rebounds to lead No. 23 Iowa State to a 91-68 victory over TCU on Wednesday night in a Big 12 Conference opener. Joens, who was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 Watch List on Wednesday, was 10-of-15 shooting and ...

Walden enjoying Cyclones’ success

Jim Walden once said if a football coach stays at Iowa State, two things will happen: he will lose and he will get fired. Walden predicted in the early 1990s that the Cyclones might be headed toward dropping to Division I-AA, now known as the Football Championship Subdivision. Weeks before he ...

Smith-Marsette tries to redeem his reputation

IOWA CITY — Ihmir Smith-Marsette knew he messed up when Iowa City police pulled him over after clocking him driving 74 mph in a 30 mph zone in the wee hours of Nov. 1. “I was thinking my football career was probably done,” the Iowa receiver said. Smith-Marsette’s blood-alcohol content ...

Garza dominates again for Hawks

IOWA CITY — Luka Garza expects perfection every time he shoots. The Iowa center came close to that in the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes’ 103-76 win over Southern on Friday. Garza scored 41 points, missing just one shot early in the second half. He was 14 of 15 from the field, making all three of ...

Iowa’s dominance over Nebraska continues

IOWA CITY — Tyler Goodson ran for 87 of his 111 yards in the second half and Zach VanValkenburg recovered Adrian Martinez’s late fumble to secure Iowa’s 26-20 win over Nebraska on Friday. The Hawkeyes (4-2, 4-2 Big Ten) extended their win streak to four games and have beaten the ...

Iowa State closes in on Big 12 title

AUSTIN, Texas — Iowa State didn’t fret or panic while trailing Texas for nearly an entire game Friday. Instead, the Cyclones looked like a program with championship DNA in the fourth quarter, despite not having won a conference title in more than 100 years. Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard ...

Cyclones pull away in opener

AMES (AP) — Newcomer Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 17 points, Rasir Bolton added 16 and Iowa State took over in the second half to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 80-63 on Sunday. The Cyclones, in their season opener, trailed 37-34 at the break before Coleman-Lands, a graduate transfer from DePaul, ...

Iowa looks to build more momentum

Nebraska knows what’s coming whenever it plays Iowa. The hard part is stopping it. “They’re going to try and run it down our throats,” linebacker JoJo Domann said. “They’re going to try to out-physical us in all three phases of the game. They’re going to try to punch us in the ...

Cyclones chasing history

An Iowa State program that has alternately been an underdog and overachiever in its modest football history is on the cusp of going somewhere it’s never gone before. Beat No. 20 Texas (5-2, 4-2) on Friday, and the 15th-ranked Cyclones (6-2, 6-1) are in the Big 12 championship game. Under ...

All Hawkeyes in opener

IOWA CITY — No shot Luka Garza makes surprises Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. Not even the new fadeaway that Garza unveiled Wednesday in a 97-67 victory over North Carolina Central. Garza had 26 points and 10 rebounds to help the Hawkeyes win their 10th consecutive opener. “Whenever it ...

Cyclones stay atop Big 12

AMES — Brock Purdy passed for 236 yards and three touchdowns and No. 17 Iowa State extended a historic start in Big 12 play, beating the Wildcats 45-0 on Saturday. The Cyclones (6-2) cruised to their most-lopsided win over Kansas State in 77 years. They remain in first place in the Big 12 ...

Hawkeyes rough up Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Spencer Petras smiled and admitted he’s not the strongest runner when he has the football in his hands. But Iowa’s quarterback doesn’t have to be, especially when the 300-pounders in front of him do most of the hard work like they did on Saturday in Iowa’s 41-21 ...