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Iowa travels to Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois offense can run, but its porous defense can’t hide. And Iowa knows it. The Hawkeyes hope to slow the Illini running game and take advantage of one of the nation’s worst defenses to end a three-game skid when Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) travels to Champaign ...

Showdown in Austin: Cyclones vs. Texas

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas — Ask Texas about Iowa State’s young quarterback Brock Purdy and the answers, from head coach to players, come quick. “He’s undefeated,” Longhorns coach Tom Herman said. “He’s mobile. He can throw,” defensive end Charles Omenihu ...

All Hawkeyes in 2K Classic final

By DENIS P. GORMAN Associated Press NEW YORK — Iowa learned a lot last season. The Hawkeyes are putting those lessons to good use right now. Tyler Cook scored 26 points, Luka Garza had 22 and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night. The Hawkeyes ...

Hawks pick up statement win

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 77-69 upset of No. 13 Oregon in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic on Thursday night. Luka Garza added 12, and Ryan Kriener finished with 11. The Hawkeyes (3-0) will play UConn in the championship game on Friday, while ...

Fant fade has fans flummoxed

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant is one of the most talented players that Kirk Ferentz has ever coached in his 20 years. So why isn’t Iowa (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) getting Fant the ball more? It is a perplexing question in an increasingly disappointing season in ...

Texas-sized tussle ahead for Cyclones

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — No. 18 Iowa State will be without junior David Montgomery, one of its best players, for the first half of one of the bigger games in school history. How the Cyclones (6-3, 5-2 Big 12) fare for 30 minutes without their star running back could decide ...

Hawks use size to out-muscle WGB

By ADAM HENSLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY — Iowa’s offense struggled with turnovers early on, but thanks to its determination to feed the post, the Hawkeyes dominated down low in a 93-82 win over Green Bay on Sunday. Luka Garza and Tyler Cook muscled Phoenix defenders in the paint all ...

Montgomery will miss first half

By The Associated Press Iowa State running back David Montgomery and Baylor defensive end Greg Roberts will miss the first half of their teams’ games this week after the scuffle that led to their ejections in the second half of a testy game between the Cyclones and Bears. Cyclones coach ...

Cyclones move to 3-0 before Hawaii trip

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Iowa State’s thin roster survived its opening home stand with three straight wins. Next up for the Cyclones, down four regulars because of injuries and suspensions, is a trip to Hawaii that should really test their mettle. Marial Shayok scored a ...

Cyclones go for five in a row

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES — Once an afterthought, No. 23 Iowa State is now the hottest team in the Big 12. How the Cyclones handle their recent success will help determine if they can overcome a 1-3 start and be in the mix for a conference title. Iowa State (5-3, 4-2 Big 12, ...