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iowa coach ferentz faces an unusual rival: his neighbors


iowa city, iowa (ap) — iowa coach kirk ferentz is facing a challenge from an unlikely opponent: his neighbors. a feb. 6 trial is scheduled in a lawsuit that pits the nation’s longest-tenured college football coach and his wife against the three other families who live along a private road outside iowa city. a judge […]






iowa assistant coach questions p.j. fleck's recruiting tactics


brian ferentz, iowa's new offensive coordinator, noted the flurry of early offers iowa state and "the new guy in minneapolis" have been making. "what does an offer really mean?" he asked.






uw women’s coach mike neighbors faces a friendly foe


neighbors and mississippi state coach vic schaefer share an 18-year friendship that began when they were at arkansas on coach gary blair’s staff






known for political temperance, iowa moves sharply right


des moines, iowa (ap) — after decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, iowa has suddenly become solidly republican like many of its midwestern neighbors. it was one of four states — along with kentucky, missouri and new hampshire — that flipped to complete gop control in the november election, but iowa’s […]






ap exclusive: iowa drops inmate sanctions in ‘unusual’ case


iowa city, iowa (ap) — ending a case that’s been called a remarkable injustice, prison officials have dropped all sanctions imposed on an iowa inmate for his role in an alleged 2009 gang rape that he says never happened. the surprise decision by the iowa department of corrections is a victory for joe byrd, who […]






big ten picks: michigan state still an unknown, but take the under vs. notre dam


we open this column with a salute to kirk ferentz, who had his iowa team take a knee at the end of its 31-14 takedown of north texas. a punch-in from the 2-yard line would have pleased his constituents, many of whom surely had the hawkeyes minus 21 1/2 points. but for those of us who had the mean...






known for political temperance, iowa moves sharply right


after decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, iowa has suddenly become solidly republican like many of its midwestern neighbors.






iowa to pay $6.5m to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits


iowa city, iowa (ap) — the university of iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator jane meyer and her partner, former women’s field hockey coach tracey griesbaum, according to settlements their attorneys called historic friday. iowa will pay $2.33 million to meyer and $1.49 million to griesbaum to […]






fairfax claims western league title with victory over westchester


steve baik was the national coach of the year last season at chino hills, when his team went 35-0 and scored 100 or more points 18 times. now he’s the head coach at fairfax, and he’s starting to understand what happens when his team faces rival westchester in the city section. “this is what high...






broncos reach agreements with rookies de’angelo henderson, chad kelly; waive jam


the denver broncos reached agreements with sixth-round pick de'angelo henderson and seventh-rounder chad kelly, according to multiple league sources. to make space on the roster, the broncos waived backup center james ferentz.






lawsuit over house modeled after kinnick stadium dismissed


iowa city, iowa (ap) — neighbors who had sued to try to prevent an iowa city couple from building a nearly 7,500-square-foot home modeled after the university of iowa’s kinnick stadium say they will not appeal last week’s dismissal of the lawsuit. the press-citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/2o86l0z ) that the lawsuit was dismissed on march 16 […]






athletic director says complaints led to iowa coach's firing


university of iowa athletic director gary barta said monday that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that ultimately led to the firing of coach tracey griesbaum in 2014.






iowa trail to have lights turned off earlier due to noise


woodward, iowa (ap) — a trail bridge in central iowa will go dark 90 minutes earlier in hopes of curbing loud noises and vandalism, a move welcomed by neighbors but that some cyclists say is disappointing. kcci-tv reports that the boone county conservation board decided to start turning off the lights on the high trestle […]






who hates iowa? not the gophers as p.j. fleck praises hawkeyes


with the 111th meeting between the gophers and rival iowa on tap saturday at kinnick stadium, the lead-up to the battle for the floyd of rosedale trophy has been tame.






scuffling iowa, minnesota square off for floyd of rosedale


the thought of playing for a 98.3-pound bronze pig usually brings a smile to the faces of iowa and minnesota's players.






iowa to pay $6.5m to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits


iowa city, iowa (ap) — the university of iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator jane meyer and her partner, former women’s field hockey coach tracey griesbaum. the school agreed in settlements released friday to pay meyer $2.33 million, griesbaum $1.49 million and $2.68 million to the des […]






iowa supreme court to hear woman’s $75 speeding ticket case


des moines, iowa (ap) — an iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn’t speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state supreme court to consider her $75 small-claims case. for marla leaf, 67, it’s not about money, but about constitutional rights. her attorney, james […]






ex-iowa official says she took "don't ask, don't tell" stand


the former top female athletic administrator at the university of iowa says she functioned with a "don't ask, don't tell" mentality while maintaining a decade-long relationship with the hawkeyes' field hockey coach that ultimately led to her dismissal from the department.






iowa man charged in child’s death faces new charges


waterloo, iowa (ap) — a waterloo man charged with killing a toddler now faces two counts of violating a no-contact order after authorities say he phoned and sent letters to the child’s mother from jail. the courier reports 23-year-old walter cordell williams was charged tuesday. police say he wrote letters to danielle nicole harris on […]






harper college professor charged after shooting at i-80 motorists and cops in io


a longtime harper college psychology professor faces charges of attempted murder after, authorities said, he fired shots along interstate 80 west of the quad cities in iowa before engaging in a shootout with police. iowa state police said friday that charles johnston, 60, a belvidere resident,...






lawsuit over house modeled after kinnick stadium dismissed


neighbors who had sued to try to prevent an iowa city couple from building a nearly 7,500-square-foot home modeled after the university of iowa's kinnick stadium say they will not appeal last week's dismissal of the lawsuit.






$75 speeding ticket from cedar rapids automated cameras goes to iowa supreme cou


an iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state supreme court to consider her $75 small-claims case.






back to iowa, trump faces some disgruntled independents


iowa independents who helped donald trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace.






iowa governor signs 20-week abortion ban amid legal challenge


iowa governor terry branstad on friday signed into law a 20-week abortion ban that faces a legal challenge in the midwestern state’s supreme court. the law, passed by iowa’s republican-controlled house and senate last month, bans abortions once a pregnancy reaches 20 weeks and stipulates...






would-be french first lady an unusual presence in campaign


as french presidential candidate emmanuel macron prepares for a sunday runoff against far-right rival marine le pen, his wife is pondering the prospect of a prominent job herself. that's unusual for france, as is the fact that throughout the campaign brigitte macron has been her husband's closest collaborator.






gophers react to big double-overtime win against iowa


gophers coach richard pitino, jordan murphy and nate mason talk after exhausting double ot win against iowa






iowa agency that challenged farm runoff faces elimination


des moines, iowa (ap) — for years a utility that supplies drinking water to iowa’s capital city has spent millions of dollars to rid its water supply of pollutants that run off farm fields upstream. finally, exasperated officials filed a lawsuit to force the agricultural counties to clamp down on the runoff. but the state […]






mike neighbors recaps no. 11 uw women’s 79-46 win over colorado


after chantel osahor scored 24 points and collected 20 rebounds, uw coach mike neighbors said: 'everybody just realized this is chantel take-over mode.'






arizona state fires todd graham: right move at right time with stalled trajector


so the answer is, yes: yes, you can fire a coach who wins seven games. you can fire a coach who finishes second in his division. you can fire a coach who beats his rival and upsets a top-10 team. you can fire a coach whose seems to meet the standards the university president and […]






iowa man charged with killing mother, father and sister


bondurant, iowa (ap) — a 20-year-old man has been charged in the killing of his mother, father and sister in their suburban des moines home. iowa court records say chase nicholson faces three counts of first-degree murder and is being held on $3 million bail in the polk county jail. the records don’t list the […]






justin jackson helps northwestern top iowa 17-10 in overtime


for a while, this iowa-northwestern affair was so mundane, it made game 5 of the dodgers-cubs series look like a party. the wildcats went almost nowhere in the first half – and got no points, retreating to their lockers to some boos at ryan field. and then things got fun. and weird. nu coach pat...






iowa to pay $6.5m to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits


the university of iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator jane meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach tracey griesbaum.






back to iowa, trump faces some disgruntled independents


des moines, iowa (ap) — iowa independents who helped donald trump win the presidency see last year’s tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he’d show more grace. unaffiliated voters make up the largest percentage of the electorate in the midwest state that backed trump in 2016, after lifting democrat barack obama to […]






rising gop figure tom cotton in iowa as trump faces turmoil


council bluffs, iowa (ap) — arkansas sen. tom cotton was meeting friday with republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of iowa, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for donald trump’s white house. the 40-yer-old freshman republican senator was scheduled to headline the pottawattamie county […]






iowa justice blocks des moines register from reporting court records


an iowa supreme court justice has taken the unusual step of temporarily ordering the state's largest newspaper not to publish the contents of court records legally obtained by one of its reporters. press freedom advocates protested the order against the des moines register and investigative reporter...