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NIACC women place 5 players on all-region teams

NIACC women place 5 players on all-region teams

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team landed three players on the all-NJCAA Region XI first team. NIACC’s Mandy Willems, Jada Buford and Autam Mendez all earned first-team all-region…

NIACC men land 4 players on all-region teams

NIACC men land 4 players on all-region teams

MASON CITY – For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the NIACC men’s basketball team has landed at least one player on the all-NJCAA Region XI first team. Freshmen…

Wrestling: Iowas finishes distant 3rd at Big Ten Championship

Wrestling: Iowas finishes distant 3rd at Big Ten Championship

MINNEAPOLIS – University of Iowa sophomore Alex Marinelli won the 165-pound Big Ten title on Saturday, defeating Penn State’s top-ranked Vincenzo Joseph, 9-3, in the finals of the conference tournament…

Women’s college basketball: Iowa wins Big Ten Championship, beats Maryland 90-76

Women’s college basketball: Iowa wins Big Ten Championship, beats Maryland 90-76

INDIANAPOLIS – The Iowa women’s basketball team won its third Big Ten Tournament Title and first since 2001 Sunday by beating regular season champion Maryland, 90-76. It is the second…

Women’s college basketball: No. 19 Cyclones to play No. 1 Baylor for Big 12 Title Monday night

Women’s college basketball: No. 19 Cyclones to play No. 1 Baylor for Big 12 Title Monday night

OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 19 Iowa State women’s basketball team (25-7, 13-5 Big 12) will take on No. 1 Baylor (30-1, 18-0 Big 12) for the Phillips 66 Big 12…

Women’s College Basketball: No. 19 Iowa State advances to Big 12 Championship Semifinals over Kansas

Women’s College Basketball: No. 19 Iowa State advances to Big 12 Championship Semifinals over Kansas

OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 19 Iowa State advanced to the semifinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship with a 75-58 win over Kansas Saturday evening at Chesapeake…

College Basketball: Iowa State drops conference game to Texas Tech, 80-73

College Basketball: Iowa State drops conference game to Texas Tech, 80-73

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a close home loss to #8 Texas Tech, 80-73. Texas Tech (26-5, 14-4 Big 12) made…

Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard to join NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee

Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard to join NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee

AMES – Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard will join the 10-member NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee beginning Sept. 1, 2019. He will serve a five-year term. The…

Iowa State Athletics unveils 2019 Hall of Fame Class

Iowa State Athletics unveils 2019 Hall of Fame Class

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Letterwinners Club announced today Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2019. Six former Cyclone stars will be inducted into the Iowa State…

Iowa State’s Shayok one of five finalists for Julius Erving Award

Iowa State’s Shayok one of five finalists for Julius Erving Award

AMES – Iowa State senior Marial Shayok has been named one of five finalists for the 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. A national committee of top…

College athletics: Iowa State’s Pollard named Athletic Director of the Year

College athletics: Iowa State’s Pollard named Athletic Director of the Year

AMES – Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard has been named a 2018-19 Under Armour AD of the Year by NACDA. Pollard will be honored at the NACDA Convention…

College football: Iowa’s defensive line coach retires

College football: Iowa’s defensive line coach retires

IOWA CITY – Reese Morgan, a member of the University of Iowa football coaching staff for 19 years, has announced his retirement. The announcement came Wednesday from head coach Kirk…

Women’s college basketball: Iowa’s Gustafson named B1G Player of the Year

Women’s college basketball: Iowa’s Gustafson named B1G Player of the Year

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, as voted on by the coaches and media, the conference…

Hawkeyes prepare to face Rutgers Saturday afternoon

Hawkeyes prepare to face Rutgers Saturday afternoon

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Basketball Media Conference held Friday, March 1, 2019 with Fran McCaffery, men’s basketball head coach: Q. Did Dolph take you up on your offer?…

Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery suspended 2 games for ripping refs

Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery suspended 2 games for ripping refs

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta announced on Wednesday a two-game suspension of head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery for unsportsmanlike comments directed at an…

Newman’s Steven Ringo to run cross country at NIACC next season

Newman’s Steven Ringo to run cross country at NIACC next season

MASON CITY – Newman Catholic’s Steven Ringo signed a national letter of intent to run cross country at NIACC next season. The NIACC men’s cross country team placed 25th at…

Basketball: Iowa pummeled by Ohio State, 90-70

Basketball: Iowa pummeled by Ohio State, 90-70

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Iowa was dominated Tuesday night in a Big Ten road game against Ohio State, losing the contest 90-70. Freshman Joe Wieskamp led Iowa’s effort with a team-high…

Wrestling: Missouri defeats Iowa State, 23-15

Wrestling: Missouri defeats Iowa State, 23-15

AMES – No. 5 Missouri (16-1, 7-0 MAC) defeated No. 11 Iowa State (10-4, 6-2 Big 12), 23-15 Sunday afternoon in wrestling action at Hilton Coliseum. The two teams split the…

Wrestling: #3 Iowa beaten by #2 Oklahoma State, 27-12

Wrestling: #3 Iowa beaten by #2 Oklahoma State, 27-12

STILLWATER, OK – The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team fell to No. 2 Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon, 27-12, in front of a sold-out crowd at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The…

Basketball: Iowa State drops conference road game at TCU, 75-72

Basketball: Iowa State drops conference road game at TCU, 75-72

FORT WORTH, TX – Iowa State dropped a conference road game at TCU, 75-72, Saturday. Forward Michael Jacobson led Iowa State with 17 points in just 22 minutes of action.…

Women’s basketball: #1 Baylor defeats #20 Iowa State, 73-60

Women’s basketball: #1 Baylor defeats #20 Iowa State, 73-60

AMES – No. 1 Baylor (25-1, 15-1 Big 12) defeated No. 20 Iowa State (20-7, 10-5 Big 12) 73-60 Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum. The Bears had three players in…

Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

IOWA CITY – The voice of Iowa Hawkeye basketball and football, Gary Dolphin, has been suspended once again this season, this time after praising an opposing player for soundly defeating…

Hawkeye football team picks up graduate transfer defensive lineman

Hawkeye football team picks up graduate transfer defensive lineman

IOWA CITY – Graduate transfer defensive lineman Zach VanValkenburg has signed a national letter of intent to join the University of Iowa football program. VanValkenburg joins the program with two…

Wrestling: Northern Iowa topples Iowa State, 22-13

Wrestling: Northern Iowa topples Iowa State, 22-13

CEDAR FALLS – The No. 11 Iowa State wrestling team (10-3, 6-2 Big 12) fell to in-state foe No. 17 Northern Iowa (7-5, 7-1 Big 12) Thursday night, 22-13. The…

NIACC’s Buford earns ICCAC weekly honor

NIACC’s Buford earns ICCAC weekly honor

MASON CITY – For the second time this season, NIACC’s Jada Buford has been selected as the ICCAC women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Feb. 11-17.…

Basketball: Iowa drops home conference game to Maryland, 66-65

Basketball: Iowa drops home conference game to Maryland, 66-65

IOWA CITY – Maryland’s Bruno Fernando tipped in the game-winning basket with 7.8 seconds remaining to lead the Terrapins over the Iowa Hawkeyes, 66-65, Tuesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The…

Wieskamp’s buzzer-beater lifts Iowa past Rutgers, 71-69

Wieskamp’s buzzer-beater lifts Iowa past Rutgers, 71-69

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Iowa and Rutgers traded three-pointers in the final seconds of their Big Ten Conference matchup, but it was Iowa who got the win with Joe Wieskamp’s buzzer…

Wrestling: Iowa crushes Indiana, 37-9

Wrestling: Iowa crushes Indiana, 37-9

IOWA CITY – The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team closed its home schedule with a 37-9 thumping of Indiana on Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won eight-of-10 bouts,…

Wrestling: No. 12 Iowa State Takes Out Oregon State 23-14

Wrestling: No. 12 Iowa State Takes Out Oregon State 23-14

CORVALLIS, Ore. – No. 12 Iowa State (10-2, 6-1 Big 12) went on the road and took out Oregon State (4-7, 0-1 Pac 12), 23-14 in a late night Monday…

NIACC set to host district wrestling tournament

NIACC set to host district wrestling tournament

MASON CITY – The No. 19 NIACC wrestling team will host the NJCAA Central District Tournament on Sunday in the NIACC gym. The district tournament, which includes Ellsworth, Iowa Central,…

NIACC wrestlers place third at districts, qualify 7 for nationals

NIACC wrestlers place third at districts, qualify 7 for nationals

MASON CITY – The NIACC wrestling team placed third at the NJCAA Central District Tournament on Sunday in the NIACC gym. NIACC qualified seven wrestlers for the NJCAA Division I…

Mason City High School announces new head football coach

Mason City High School announces new head football coach

MASON CITY – Mason City High School announced that Brandon Krusey has been selected as its Head Football Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.  His hiring is subject to school board…

College basketball: #20 Iowa shoots past Indiana, 77-72

College basketball: #20 Iowa shoots past Indiana, 77-72

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The Iowa men’s basketball team picked up an important road victory in Big Ten Conference play Wednesday night, defeating the Indiana Hoosiers 77-72. Iowa had three players…

Iowa’s Ferentz excited about new recruiting class, walk-ons

Iowa’s Ferentz excited about new recruiting class, walk-ons

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz held a media conference Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Kirk Ferentz COACH FERENTZ: Thanks to everybody for being here. Good afternoon.…

Iowa State’s Shayok named to Julius Erving Award Top 10

Iowa State’s Shayok named to Julius Erving Award Top 10

AMES, Iowa – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 10 candidates for the 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award and Iowa State’s Marial…

Iowa State football team finalizes 2019 recruiting class

Iowa State football team finalizes 2019 recruiting class

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell has made incredible strides in recruiting since taking over the program three years ago. His Cyclone classes have ranked among…

Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa forward Joe Wieskamp has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, it was announced Monday by the conference office. The honor is the second…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes beat Nebraska, 20-13

Wrestling: Hawkeyes beat Nebraska, 20-13

LINCOLN, NE – The order of appearance was flipped but the script stayed the same as the third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 9 Nebraska, 20-13, on Sunday…

College wrestling: No. 14 Iowa State blanks South Dakota State, 47-0

College wrestling: No. 14 Iowa State blanks South Dakota State, 47-0

AMES, Iowa – No. 14 Iowa State (8-2, 5-1 Big 12) blanked South Dakota State (2-6, 1-3 Big 12), 47-0 Friday night in wrestling action in Hilton Coliseum. It marked…

College basketball: Iowa defeats #5 Michigan, 74-59

College basketball: Iowa defeats #5 Michigan, 74-59

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team defeated the fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines 74-59 Friday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa has recorded four wins over nationally-ranked opponents (#13 Oregon;…