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Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool (83) catches a pass in the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

No. 14 Notre Dame routs Iowa State in Camping World Bowl

Dec. 28, 2019 6:03 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — So much for the notion that No. 14 Notre Dame didn't have anything to play for in the Camping World Bowl. A year removed from an appearance in the CFP national semifinals, the Fighting Irish closed out another double-digit win season with arguably their best all-around performance in a...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book passes against Stanford in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Notre Dame eyes strong finish vs Iowa State in bowl matchup

Dec. 27, 2019 2:12 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No team coming off an appearance in the College Football Playoff semifinals begins the next season with a goal of reaching the Camping World Bowl. No. 14 Notre Dame (10-2, No. 15 CFP) welcomes the opportunity to play Iowa State (7-5) on Saturday, though, and the upset-minded Cyclones...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) throws against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 14 Notre Dame and Iowa State meet in Camping World Bowl

Dec. 27, 2019 1:58 PM EST

Camping World Bowl: No. 14 Notre Dame (10-2, Independent) vs. Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12), Saturday at noon EST (ABC). Line: Notre Dame by 3 1/2. Series Record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Notre Dame is looking to the end the season with a six-game winning streak following a 45-14 loss at Michigan on...

Kelly: No. 14 Notre Dame focused on Iowa State

Dec. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly need not worry that No. 14 Notre Dame isn’t focused on Iowa State, its opponent next Saturday in the Camping World Bowl. After a week of final exams, his Fighting Irish (10-2) aren’t taking Matt Campbell’s Cyclones (7-5) lightly. “I think...

Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell calls a timeout during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Iowa State extends Campbell through 2025

Dec. 3, 2019 12:38 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State and coach Matt Campbell have agreed on a one-year contract extension through 2025. The Cyclones announced Tuesday that Campbell has been locked up for the next six seasons, ending speculation he would be a candidate for any number of job openings. Terms were not disclosed. Iowa...

Kansas State placekicker Blake Lynch (10) boots a field goal during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

K-State holds off Iowa State 27-17 in ‘Farmageddon’

Nov. 30, 2019 11:41 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman gathered his players in the locker room after a heart-stopping win at Texas Tech and challenged not his seniors, who soon would be playing their final game for Kansas State, but the rest of the guys who would be around for years to come. The first-year coach wanted his...

Kansas State's Malik Knowles (4) runs with the ball during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)

Iowa State-Kansas State to help decide Big 12 bowl order

Nov. 29, 2019 4:01 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Iowa State and Kansas State are both headed to bowl games after they play Saturday. Which ones could depend heavily on the outcome. The Cyclones (7-4, 5-3 Big 12) could be the best four-loss team in the nation, the defeats having come by a combined 11 points to teams that all have...

Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell looks to the scoreboard after Kansas scored a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 41-31. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

Kansas State in way of Iowa State drive for milestone win

Nov. 26, 2019 6:57 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State can achieve another milestone in the Matt Campbell era on Saturday, but the opportunity comes with a complication. The opponent. The Cyclones (7-4, 5-3 Big 12) visit longtime nemesis Kansas State with a chance to win eight regular-season games for the second straight year,...

Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy drops back to pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

Iowa State rallies to top Kansas 41-31

Nov. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — With a chance to finish off the surprisingly tough Jayhawks, Iowa State coach Matt Campbell put the game in sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy’s hands. Purdy made Campbell look like a genius, closing the door on Kansas with a fourth-down touchdown pass with 1:09 left. Purdy threw...

Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy celebrates with teammates after an NCAA college football game against Texas, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 23-21. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa State seeks 5th straight win over Kansas

Nov. 22, 2019 1:08 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The last-second win over Texas was cathartic for an Iowa State team that had suffered a series of heartbreaking defeats. The Cyclones (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) will look to capitalize on that momentum — and clinch a third consecutive winning season — when they host Kansas (3-7, 1-6)...