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IOWA CITY — For years, Iowa didn’t have much to worry about at linebacker.

MOUNT VERNON — A school-record performance in Friday’s pentathlon at Waverly propelled Cornell senior Libby Schnoor into the NCAA Division III Track & Field Indoor Championships for the second straight year.

DES MOINES — Drake hired men’s basketball coach Niko Medved in the offseason with the hope that he could eventually lead the Bulldogs to Missouri Valley Conference titles.

AMES, Iowa — As Iowa State coach Steve Prohm watched a practice this summer with Monte Morris, the fabulous point guard he had to replace this season, he seemed to have only two options.

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AMES (AP) — Asked about his future following a brutal 20-19 loss at Kansas State on Saturday, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said he and his staff are “in it for the long haul.”

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Northern Iowa focused on playing tough defense and avoiding mistakes that could give North Carolina State’s pressure defense momentum-producing turnovers.

CONWAY, S.C. — Donovan Jackson scored a career-high 26 points while Iowa State overcame its shooting struggles to beat Appalachian State 104-98 in Thursday night’s first round of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

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IOWA CITY — The biggest question surrounding Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson entering 2017 was whether he could live up to the lofty standards set by his predecessors.

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IOWA CITY — Iowa’s free throw woes continued Sunday, as the Hawkeyes went just 17-of-33 behind the line against Alabama State. That didn’t matter too much, though, as the Hawkeyes put on a show in their 92-58 rout of the Hornets.

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AMES (AP) — Iowa State is looking at a challenge it hasn’t faced often this season.

IOWA CITY — Big Ten teams with national title hopes should know by now to be wary of Kinnick Stadium in November.

AMES — A week after 23rd-ranked Iowa State struggled to beat Army at home in September 2005, it quietly slipped out of the Top 25.

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Iowa almost made the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last season despite playing without a traditional center.

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AMES — Iowa State senior quarterback Kyle Kempt’s first career start produced the biggest upset in school history.

IOWA CITY — Once again, Iowa was letting a supposedly overmatched opponent hang around.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Iowa defensive lineman Parker Hesse calls his teammate Josey Jewell “obnoxiously competitive,” he means it as a compliment.

DES MOINES — Sioux City East started out the fourth quarter on a 10-2 run that helped the Black Raiders defeat Bettendorf 61-53 in a Class 4A state quarterfinal on Wednesday.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The historic and longtime rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will be the subject of an exhibit at Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum starting next month.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Malcolm Hill scored 18 points to lead Illinois to a 66-50 men’s basketball win over Northwestern on Tuesday night.

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LUBBOCK, Texas — It was pointed out to Iowa State Coach Steve Prohm that his team won at Kansas earlier this year.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Gophers were overdue for a tight-game victory like this. The Iowa Hawkeyes made them work extra for it.

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EVANSTON, Ill. — Malcolm Hill scored 14 points and Illinois beat Northwestern 68-61 on Tuesday night in Big Ten men’s basketball.

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois football coach Lovie Smith signed 10 in-state players in his 23-man recruiting class Wednesday, the most from the Land of Lincoln since 2008. For fans who have watched some of the best homegrown talent migrate to other Big Ten schools, that is a victory in itself.

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former Rockridge High School standout Ethan Happ scored 14 points and led the way in No. 10 Wisconsin’s 57-43 rout over Illinois on Tuesday night.

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AMES (AP) — Nathan Adrian scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 7 West Virginia overwhelmed Iowa State 85-72 on Tuesday night for its third straight men’s basketball win.

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Check out the newest episode of our sports podcast, "After the Press," to begin the month of February. 

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Jon and Zach recap a busy weekend of conference-championship prep wrestling, prep basketball and ponder whether Clinton QB Johnny Sullivan made the right choice in picking Northern Iowa.

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Jon and Zach review the prep scoreboard from a busy Tuesday night. They also talk to Danville Commercial-News (CNHI newspaper) Sports Editor Chad Dare previewing Wednesday's Big Ten men's basketball game between Iowa and Illinois.

NORMAN, Okla. — After 48 minutes of golden opportunities to put away Iowa State, Oklahoma ran out of them in the last two minutes of double overtime.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Not many, if any, Big Ten teams are going to win on the road allowing 90 points per game.

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Maverick Morgan scored 16 points, leading Illinois to a dominating 85-69 win over Michigan on Wednesday night in Big Ten men’s basketball.

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IOWA CITY — Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz named offensive line coach and son Brian Ferentz as his new offensive coordinator Monday, less than a week after Greg Davis announced his retirement.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ohio State made it to the College Football Playoff without winning the Big Ten championship, and on Saturday night did very little to show it deserved to be there.

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DES MOINES — Billy Wampler hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 27 points and Drake snapped an eight game losing streak with a 101-69 win over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night.

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IOWA CITY — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery walked off the court after the win and waved for his team to follow him to the locker room without shaking hands with North Dakota’s players and coaches.

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IOWA CITY — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery walked off the court after the win and waved for his team to follow him to the locker room without shaking hands with North Dakota's players and coaches.

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As news about a football player boycott at Minnesota broke, Northern Illinois Athletic Director Sean Frazier quickly realized his Huskies might have a chance to play in the Holiday Bowl.

DES MOINES — Iowa State’s Naz Mitrou-Long broke out of a season-long slump with the best game of his career.

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NEW YORK — Villanova remained on top of The Associated Press college basketball poll on Monday while Southern Cal made its first appearance this season and Florida State returned to the rankings.

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IOWA CITY — University of Iowa All-Americans Thomas Gilman, Brandon Sorensen, and Sammy Brooks led the third-ranked Hawkeye wrestling team to a 26-9 win over Iowa State on Saturday in the Cy-Hawk Series.

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Jon and Zach reviewed Friday's prep basketball scoreboard, and then Jon gave his thoughts on tonight's Iowa vs. Iowa State wrestling dual.

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OMAHA, Neb. — Ohio State and Michigan dominated the selections for The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team, and Iowa cornerback Desmond King made the first team for the second year in a row.

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