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Central Michigan's top scorer Molly Davis transfers to Iowa

May. 18, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — All-Mid-American Conference first-team pick Molly Davis of Central Michigan is transferring to Iowa, Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder announced Wednesday. The 5-foot-7 guard from Midland, Michigan, was a three-year starter for the Chippewas and led the team last...

Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire after 43-year career

May. 11, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire on June 30 after 43 years coaching college basketball, head coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday. Speraw began his career as a graduate assistant under Lute Olson on Iowa’s 1980 Final Four team and ended it as a...

Perry police chief shot in leg after struggle with man

May. 10, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PERRY, Iowa (AP) — The police chief of the central Iowa city of Perry was shot in the leg Tuesday morning while trying to apprehend a man with a gun, police said. Police Chief Eric Vaughn was shot in the upper leg after he and officers from several agencies responded to a call of...

Let's play 2: Baseball, football combo tests few who do both

Apr. 22, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Brody Brecht's schedule is so full, sometimes he writes notes to himself to make sure he's where he needs to be and when. The Iowa freshman is working double-duty this spring. He's a pitcher on the baseball team and a wide receiver on the football team. ...

Iowa QB Petras fighting for job after offense underperforms

Apr. 19, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When a team is coming off a season in which it had one of the worst offenses in the nation, all options are open to fix it. For Iowa, that means opening the competition at quarterback. The battle this spring is between veteran starter Spencer Petras and Alex...

Ex-officer latest among officials charged in Iowa town

Apr. 18, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

ARMSTRONG, Iowa (AP) — A former Armstrong police officer has been charged with dozens of crimes, making him the latest in a string of former town officials to face criminal charges in the last 14 months in a wide-reaching corruption case. Former Armstrong officer Benjamin Scheevel...

Hawkeyes' Austin Ash announces he's entered transfer portal

Apr. 06, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa men's basketball player Austin Ash has entered the transfer portal and will take advantage of the bonus year of eligibility granted to athletes who were on rosters during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I couldn’t be more grateful for my time at the...

Hawkeyes' Keegan Murray announces he's entering NBA draft

Mar. 29, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa All-American Keegan Murray has announced he will declare for the NBA draft. Murray tweeted on Tuesday that he would leave the Hawkeyes after a sophomore season in which he was the Big Ten scoring leader, a consensus All-American and unanimous pick to The...

Jury awards more than $97M to family of boy injured at birth

Mar. 24, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The family of a boy whose brain was severely injured during birth at an Iowa City hospital has been awarded $97.4 million — believed to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in Iowa's history. A Johnson County handed down the award on Monday following...

Jensen leads Creighton past Iowa in NCAA second round

Mar. 20, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lauren Jensen found a new place last spring when she transferred from Iowa to Creighton. She came back into her former home on Sunday and knocked her ex-teammates out of the women's NCAA tournament. Jensen scored 19 points, including the...