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Surging Illinois faces stern test on the road vs No. 19 Iowa

Nov. 22, 2019 12:54 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Illinois takes its stirring run in the Big Ten this season to another house of horrors on Saturday. No 19 Iowa has dominated the Fighting Illini over the past decade and has not lost to Illinois at home since 1999. Iowa also handed Illinois a 63-0 loss in Champaign a year ago, a...

Garza leads Iowa in 83-68 win over North Florida

Nov. 21, 2019 9:58 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza missed his first five shots in the first six minutes. But the Iowa junior center knew it was still early, and he could find spots in and around North Florida’s zone defense. Garza then scored 29 points as Iowa beat North Florida 83-68 in a Las Vegas Invitational...

Letter shows psychologist broke rules with Iowa sex predator

Nov. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A psychologist in charge of treating Iowa’s most dangerous sex offenders violated policies by developing an improperly close relationship with a violent predator who became obsessed with her, The Associated Press has learned. Shannon Smith Sanders, who directed the treatment...

Freshmen Tracy, Goodson emerge as playmakers for No. 19 Iowa

Nov. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Longtime Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has been more open to giving freshmen a shot at playing time in recent years. The shift might have saved the Hawkeyes’ offense this fall. Redshirt freshman receiver Tyrone Tracy and true freshman running back Tyler Goodson, both third options...

No. 23 Iowa hands No. 7 Minnesota its first loss, 23-19

Nov. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota’s undefeated season came to an end in a place where the Gophers have struggled for a while. Nate Stanley threw two touchdown passes and Tyler Goodson ran for a score to help No. 23 Iowa beat No. 7 Minnesota 23-19 on Saturday, handing the Gophers their first loss...

Garza scores 30, Iowa defeats Oral Roberts 87-74

Nov. 15, 2019 11:33 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza has played against double-teams throughout his basketball career, so what he has seen in the first three games this season is nothing new. It wasn’t a problem for Garza on Friday night, when the Iowa junior center scored a career-high 30 points and added 10 rebounds...

Iowa public defender quits side police job after criticism

Nov. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A supervisor in the Iowa public defender’s office quit his longtime side job as a police officer after critics said his dual roles created a conflict of interest, according to a resignation letter released Friday. Mike Adams, supervisor of the special defense unit, resigned...

No. 7 Minnesota takes its perfect season to No. 23 Iowa

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota proved it was for real by beating No. 9 Penn State last weekend. The next challenge for the seventh-ranked Golden Gophers (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) will be to knock off yet another ranked opponent Saturday — in a stadium where they haven’t won in 20 years. No. 23...

No. 7 Minnesota continues playoff push at No. 23 Iowa

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

No. 7 Minnesota (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) at No. 23 Iowa (6-3, 3-3), Saturday at 4:05 p.m. EDT (FOX). Line: Iowa by 3. Series record: Minnesota leads 62-48-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? For once, more than a pig. Minnesota has much bigger things to play for than the “Floyd of Rosedale” hog trophy, as it seeks to win...

No. 23 Iowa seeking to play spoiler vs. No. 7 Minnesota

Nov. 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After a bitter loss to Wisconsin, No. 23 Iowa has been reduced to playing spoiler in the Big Ten race. The Hawkeyes have often excelled in that role in recent years. Iowa (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten) has thwarted the national title hopes of four different teams with late-season wins at Kinnick...