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Iowa holds spring game

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa’s offense was as inconsistent as any in the country last season, capable of hanging 55 points on Ohio State one week and getting shut out by Wisconsin the next. A more reliable attack could help vault the Hawkeyes back atop the Big Ten ...

Drake hires DeVries

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer DES MOINES — Drake has hired longtime Creighton assistant Darian DeVries as its basketball coach. The Bulldogs announced Thursday that DeVries will replace Niko Medved, who last week left after one season at Drake to take over at Colorado State. DeVries, ...

Two players leaving Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — The dismantling of Iowa’s underperforming roster began Tuesday, as reserves Brady Ellingson and Ahmad Wagner announced that they were leaving the program. The school says Ellingson, a redshirt junior, will graduate in May and seek to play a ...

Hawkeyes rebuilding at linebacker

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — For years, Iowa didn’t have much to worry about at linebacker. The Hawkeyes head into spring workouts with question marks at all three spots after losing a veteran trio keyed by All-American Josey Jewell. Iowa (8-5 in 2017) knew for the past ...

Iowa’s Gustafson still a secret despite All-American numbers

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Judging by her stats, Hawkeyes junior center Megan Gustafson might be the best player in America. Unfortunately for Gustafson, not many people outside of Iowa see it that way. Gustafson leads the nation with 25.6 points a game for the ...

ISU shuffles coaching staff

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES— After losing its offensive coordinator to the NFL, Iowa State is taking a wait-and-see approach to finding a replacement. The Cyclones shuffled their offensive coaching staff Friday, moving three assistants into new positions to compensate for ...

Gustafson scores 48 for Iowa, but Minnesota prevails

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlie Wagner and Kenisha Bell combined for 53 points and Minnesota defeated Iowa 90-89 on Friday despite a school and Big Ten Tournament record 48 points by the Hawkeyes’ Megan Gustafson. Wagner had 27 points and Bell 26, but the fourth-seeded Golden Gophers (23-7) ...

Sooners pull away from Cyclones

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. — Trae Young had 15 points and six assists in what might have been his final home game, and Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 81-60 on Friday night. Young, a freshman who leads the nation in scoring and assists, is projected to be a high draft pick ...

Hawkeyes are at a crossroads

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer After each of coach Fran McCaffery’s first seven seasons at Iowa, it felt as though the program was in position for better things in the future. This year was an unexpected disaster, and no one seems to know where the Hawkeyes are headed this ...

Iowa falls short vs. No. 15 Michigan

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer NEW YORK — With Michigan’s stars saddled with foul trouble, and the shots just not falling, the 15th-ranked Wolverines got a lift from their senior sixth man to survive their Big Ten Tournament opener. Duncan Robinson made Michigan’s only ...