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    ISU’s McKay: ‘It’s only Cinderella if we allow them to be’

    DENVER, Colorado — Iowa State cruised past Iona on Thursday, knocking them out of the NCAA Tournament 94-81. On Saturday, the Cyclones take on Little Rock, which some are calling a Cinderella game. “It’s only Cinderella if we allow them to be,” Jameel McKay said. “We’re playing them as if they’re Kansas or North Carolina.” It’s something the Cyclones can all agree on. “They have nothing to lose, so they’re going to put it all out there. So as long […]

  • Georges Niang #31 of the Iowa State Cyclones signals three after scoring a three point basket in the second half of play against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Hilton Coliseum on December 10, 2015 in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State defeated Iowa 83-82. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

    Georges Niang’s Career One to Remember Ahead of Final Home Game

    AMES, Iowa — A guy like Georges Niang doesn`t come around often. For four years, he`s been the face of the Cyclones. “I don’t want to fast forward my senior year too fast because as you guys say, the real world isn’t that cool right?” Niang said prior to the season. Niang`s style is his own. The coaches praise it and players envy it. “He’s been so underappreciated and undervalued,” former Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg said. “People realize […]

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    Despite Kobey Pritchard’s Loss, He Was a Fan Favorite

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Fan-favorite Kobey Pritchard was just two wins away from his dream of becoming a state champion Friday afternoon. During the 2016 state wrestling tournament, Pritchard has been in control of his opponents from the opening whistles.  Pritchard is in the 106-pound 3A class. Pritchard was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, when he was 5-years-old and lost his leg to save his life. He brought the crowd to their feet Friday afternoon in […]

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    Dick Vitale Tells 13’s Michael Admire What He Thinks about the Hawkeyes

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Legendary ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale talks to Channel 13’s Michael Admire about whether Iowa is a legitimate national title contender. No. 4 Iowa plays Indiana Thursday at 8 p.m.

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    Loss at Hilton a Disappointment for Cyclones

    The Cyclones loss to West Virginia in frustrating fashion Tuesday night. The rare Hilton-home loss disappointed Iowa State, but it’s a long season. Michael Admire caught up with the ISU men’s basketball team for their thoughts on the loss and the season.

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    Jim Kelly Visits Patients at the John Stoddard Cancer Center

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Room by room, Jim Kelly saw something he knows too well: people fighting cancer. Most of the patients knew about Kelly, others didn’t. That’s part of what makes Kelly the perfect person to have in Des Moines for the John Stoddard Cancer Center’s Rally Against Cancer. He’s been through it all. “It puts everything in perspective,” said Kelly. “Nobody knows what tomorrow brings, but it’s the attitude you have to get you through tough times.” The […]

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    No. 9 Iowa Shrugs Off Rutgers in Milestone Making Win

    PISCATAWAY, New Jersey – The mostly empty arena could have something to do with the impending winter storm, but not likely. Rutgers has lost 20 straight conference games and after Thursday night Iowa made it 21. No. 9 Iowa got contributions all over the court in the 90-76 win. Peter Jok hit a career high 29-points, Anthony Clemmons set a career make with 20 points, and Jarrod Uthoff’s double-digit night put him over 1,000 career points.

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    Southeast Polk Continues Mind-Blowing Streak

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Current freshmen were in 3rd grade the last time Southeast Polk wrestling lost to a CIML opponent. Thursday night against No. 12 Waukee was no different. The Rams started the dual with back-to-back pins en route to a 47-24 win.

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    Ferentz Talks About Building on Progress

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Kirk Ferentz scheduled press conferences the past two years after the Iowa Hawkeyes’ bowl games. Both times, the Hawks had been blown out by halftime. But this year everyone feels much better about the future of the football program, including the head coach.

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    Waukee’s Michael Jacobson is Learning on the Job

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – Twenty-one friends and family members watched former Waukee standout, Michael Jacobson make his 7th career start Tuesday night. Jacobson was back in his home state, but wearing red. Nebraska lost its four top post players. Jacobson found himself immediately collecting valuable minutes as a true freshman.

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    A Father, Son and Their Hawkeyes

    PASADENA, Calif. — Steve Cox, of Clive, is a lifetime Hawkeye fan, and like most fathers, he passed his passion for the black and gold to his sons. “We used to watch basketball and football games when we were kids. And we would string out Hawkeye gear all across the family room,” said Spencer Cox, of West Des Moines. So when Iowa made its first Rose Bowl in 25 years, Spencer Cox knew what he had to do. “We decided […]

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    USS Iowa More Than Meeting Place for Hawkeye Fans

    SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Officials say they expect thousands of Iowa Hawkeye fans to board the USS Iowa on Thursday for a Hawkeye-centered pep rally. David Way, curator of the battleship, said that with a valid ID, Iowans can visit the USS Iowa all week long, thanks to a $3 million grant from the state of Iowa. Way said the grant was to help refurbish the ship to allow it to open for the public. The ship won a total […]