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Orji sets record at USA Track and Field Championships

DES MOINES — Keturah Orji set a meet record in the triple jump with a leap of 47 feet, 10 1/2 inches, highlighting the opening session Thursday at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Mike Rodgers, at 33 years old, set a world mark for 2018 in the 100 meters at 9.89 seconds in an ...

‘Big Four Classic’ nixed

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — The annual doubleheader between Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Drake will come to an end after next season. The Hawkeyes announced on Thursday that they are pulling out of the Des Moines-based event partly because the Big Ten is moving ...

Cook coming back to Iowa

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — Iowa forward Tyler Cook will withdraw his name from NBA Draft consideration and return to the Hawkeyes for his junior season. Cook announced his decision on Wednesday, which means the Hawkeyes are getting their best player back after a trying ...

Wigginton returning to ISU

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton says he is withdrawing from consideration for the NBA draft and returning to school for his sophomore season. Wigginton, who averaged 16.7 points and 2.8 assists a game as a freshman, announced his plans on ...

Daniels headed to Chicago

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Bears went back to building their offense on the second day of the draft. Chicago took Iowa center James Daniels and Memphis receiver Anthony Miller on Friday night, giving prized quarterback Mitchell Trubisky more protection and ...

Green Bay picks Jackson

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft. Josh Jackson is joining a revamped cornerback group after the Packers took the Iowa junior with the 45th overall pick in the second round on Friday night. Jackson ...

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 ...