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No. 23 Iowa holds off Purdue 26-20

Oct. 19, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's defense might be as good as any in America. The Hawkeyes' offense is lagging way behind though, and that inconsistency is threatening to submarine their season. Mekhi Sargent ran for a 14-yard score with 2:16 left and 23rd-ranked Iowa held off Purdue 26-20 on Saturday,...

No. 23 Iowa looks for bounce back vs. banged-up Purdue

Oct. 18, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — No. 23 Iowa could use a boost after agonizing back-to-back losses to Michigan and Penn State. For once, Purdue might be exactly the kind of team the Hawkeyes are looking to play. Yes, the Boilermakers (2-4, 1-2 Big Ten) have won two straight over the Hawkeyes (4-2, 1-2) and are...

Correction: Bike Ride-Iowa story

Oct. 16, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about the resignations of organizers of a popular Iowa bike ride, The Associated Press reported that Gannett, the Des Moines Register's parent company, didn't immediately respond to inquiries. That sentence should have been removed once Gannett's chief marketing...

No. 23 Iowa tries to spark offense after 2 straight losses

Oct. 15, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alaric Jackson knows Iowa's problems on offense are frustrating. Jackson, the junior left tackle on the No. 23 Hawkeyes' offensive line, wasn't about to point fingers Tuesday. He knows there is plenty of blame to go around and figures there are ways to solve things. "Just be a team....

No. 10 Penn State holds off No. 17 Iowa 17-12

Oct. 13, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On the road against one of the best defenses in America, 10th-ranked Penn State won the turnover battle and converted on third downs to survive yet another tough trip to Iowa. Noah Cain ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 5:17 left and Penn State held off the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes 17-12...

Penn State players asked to remove message-based T-shirts

Oct. 12, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Penn State players were asked by team staff to remove T-shirts reading "Chains, Tattoos, Dreads, & WE ARE" before their game Saturday at No. 17 Iowa. The handful of Nittany Lions who displayed the shirts in pregame warmups was responding to a letter that safety Jonathan...

Iowa teacher out after Facebook post about climate activist

Oct. 11, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa high school science teacher has resigned after an investigation into a social media post that appeared to threaten Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Waterloo Community Schools spokeswoman Tara Thomas said Friday that teacher Matt Baish resigned effective Thursday. The...

Court: Boarding school owner can question accuser's history

Oct. 11, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an Iowa boarding school for troubled youth will get another chance to try to discredit a student whose testimony helped convict him of sexual abuse charges, under a court ruling issued Friday. The Iowa Supreme Court ordered a hearing that will allow Midwest Academy...

No. 10 Penn State kicks off tough stretch at No. 17 Iowa

Oct. 11, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Penn State has beaten its first five opponents by nearly 40 points per game. The Nittany Lions' next three games may not be quite so easy. No. 10 Penn State's playoff hopes will likely hinge on how it performs during a brutal stretch that begins Saturday at 17th-ranked Iowa. The...

Iowa F Jack Nunge back after unique redshirt season

Oct. 9, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In an era when many college players want to speed up their careers in hopes of going pro, Iowa's Jack Nunge took an unusual step back last season. The sophomore redshirted for the Hawkeyes, and they hope that will help him blossom into an impact post player this winter. The 6-foot-11...