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Trump aims to lock down supporters in Iowa counties that he flipped from Democrats in 2016

Oct. 01, 2023 14:16 PM EDT

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will be in southeast Iowa on Sunday in the middle of a fall campaign push aimed at locking in supporters with large organizing events. As he has with his other recent travels to the leadoff caucus state, Trump will campaign in an...

DeJean's fourth-quarter punt-return TD lifts Iowa over Michigan State 26-16

Oct. 01, 2023 00:23 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cooper DeJean’s 70-yard punt return with less than four minutes to play helped give Iowa a 26-16 win over Michigan State on Saturday night. Iowa’s Ethan Hurkett recovered a fumble by Michigan State wide receiver Tre Mosley on the Spartans’ next...

Northern Iowa holds off Youngstown State late, 44-41 in Missouri Valley opener

Sep. 30, 2023 20:13 PM EDT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Theo Day accounted for five touchdowns and Northern Iowa allowed a pair of touchdowns in the final two minutes but held off Youngstown State 44-41 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools on Saturday. Northern Iowa's defense allowed 418...

Iowa's two campaigns: Donald Trump's rivals search for paths to stop him as he blazes his own trail

Sep. 30, 2023 12:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Having stood out in two presidential debates, Nikki Haley has booked her largest venue in Iowa since launching her campaign. She's hoping to fill a 600-person hall in a western Des Moines suburb on Saturday. That would be a huge number for most of her...

Iowa book ban prompts disclaimers on Little Free Library exchanges

Sep. 29, 2023 13:59 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State restrictions on books that can be made available to Iowa students have prompted some Des Moines-area school districts to post disclaimers on Little Free Libraries. Earlier this year the Iowa Legislature approved a law that bans books that describe...

Rutgers will try to rebound from its first loss of the season when it plays host to Wagner

Sep. 28, 2023 14:19 PM EDT

Wagner (2-2) at Rutgers (3-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network) Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Rutgers leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Rutgers needs the win to stay on track to become bowl eligible....

No. 6 Penn State looks to stay on dominant run when the Nittany Lions visit Northwestern

Sep. 28, 2023 11:36 AM EDT

No. 6 Penn State (4-0, 2-0 Big Ten) at Northwestern (2-2, 1-1), Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network) Line: Penn State by 27 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Penn State leads 15-5 WHAT’S AT STAKE? Penn State has won...

No. 6 Penn State is rolling as it heads to Northwestern. Its coach would like to see more big plays

Sep. 28, 2023 11:25 AM EDT

It's not easy to find flaws with No. 6 Penn State. The Nittany Lions come into Saturday's game at Northwestern with the nation's stingiest defense and an 11-game streak of scoring at least 30 points. They've outscored their opponents by a combined 127 points. They held...

No. 14 Oklahoma trying to keep focus on Iowa State and its stingy defense before showdown with Texas

Sep. 28, 2023 11:14 AM EDT

Oklahoma should know better than to get ahead of itself. The Sooners have had several seasons crippled by plucky underdogs in recent years, and Iowa State has been one of their biggest nuisances. The Cyclones defeated Oklahoma in 2017 and 2020 and have pushed the Sooners several...

Hawkeyes will test Michigan State acting coach's claim that his team is on verge of a breakthrough

Sep. 28, 2023 06:16 AM EDT

Michigan State (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) at Iowa (3-1, 0-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBC) Line: Iowa by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Iowa leads 24-22-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Michigan State acting coach Harlon Barnett said...