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8AM Sportscast 03-16-2012

Podcasts, Sports

March 16th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Penn State Leads NCAA Wrestling Tourney After Day 1


March 16th, 2012 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Defending champion Penn State got two pins each from top seeds David Taylor and Ed Ruth and had the lead over Minnesota after the first two rounds of the NCAA wrestling tournament on Thursday night.

Penn State advanced seven of its nine entrants to the quarterfinals of the championship bracket, including a trio of unbeaten No. 1 seeds. Combined, the 157-pound Taylor, 174-pound Ruth and 149-pound Frank Molinaro, who survived a 6-5 squeaker over Scott Sakaguchi of Oregon State, are 90-0.

Penn State had 38½ points, followed by Minnesota with 33, Oklahoma State with 28½, Cornell with 27½ and Iowa with 26.

Iowa Women Prepare for NCAA Tournament


March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeye women head to South Bend, Indiana this weekend for the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes are the ninth seed in the Raleigh Region and play eighth seeded California on Sunday morning. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says the Hawkeyes must be able to guard the (24-9) Golden Bears, to have a chance. Iowa is 19-11 on the season.

(Radio Iowa/Learfield)

Paddlers Warned: Iowa Waterways Ice Cold Despite Recent Warm Spell

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The record warm temperatures in recent days have likely spurred water enthusiasts to break out their boating or canoe gear.

Todd Robertson

Todd Robertson, river programs outreach coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is reminding paddlers to dress for the water, not the air. “Even though air temperatures are nice and warm and all cozy, the water is a completely different story,” Robertson says. “The water temperatures are in the low 40s, which mean it is ice cold.” The general rule, according to Robertson, is that if the water and air temperatures do not equal 120 degrees, anyone dumped in the water is at risk for hyperthermia.


“I have already seen quite a few people going out paddling who don’t have a lot of experience. I’ve seen people on Gray’s Lake (in Des Moines) without life jackets and in cotton sweat shirts and jeans,” Robertson says. “I mean, God forbid if they were to ever dump their boat in the water, they’d run into a lot of trouble.” He says dry suits or wet suits are recommended for all paddling until the water temperatures hit safer levels in late April or early May.

Robertson also suggests taking a bag with plenty of dry clothing. A properly fitted lifejacket is always important, regardless of the water temperatures, but Robertson notes hypothermia causes the loss of coordination and movement becomes limited – so a lifejacket is necessary to stay afloat and keep the head above water.

(Pat Curtis/Radio Iowa)

Iowa State Beats Defending Champs in NCAA Tournament


March 15th, 2012 by Chris Parks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chris Allen led four Cyclones in double figures with 20 points, and Iowa State scored their final 14 at the free throw line Thursday night to beat Connecticut 77-64.

It’s the first time since UCLA in 1996 that the defending champs have lost in the opening game and only the second time the Huskies have lost their first game of the NCAA tournament. UConn coach Jim Calhoun was already on his feet before the final buzzer, walking to congratulate Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg.

Scott Christopherson tallied 15 and Melvin Ejim scored 11 for the Cyclones.  Royce White finished with a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Iowa State will now play overall #1 seed Kentucky on Saturday in Louisville, KY.

Bard Hit Hard, Cardinals Beat Boston


March 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Bard was hit hard, with Shane Robinson’s bases-loaded triple in the eighth inning chasing the Boston pitcher Thursday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Red Sox 9-6. Bard allowed seven earned runs in 2 2-3 innings. Dustin Pedroia and Darnell McDonald hit home runs that gave Boston a 4-1 lead going into the sixth, and Bard took over. Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves struck out four in four innings while allowing one run. St. Louis starter Kyle Lohse gave up three earned runs in 3 2-3 innings. Rafael Furcal had two hits for St. Louis. Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits for the Red Sox.

Hawkeyes 4th After 1st Session of NCAA Wrestling Championships


March 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

Team Scores
1. Penn State 25.5
2. Minnesota 25.0
3. Oklahoma St. 17.5
4. Cornell 17.0
4. Iowa 17.0
6. Illinois 14.0
7. Nebraska 12.0
8. Edinboro 11.0
8. Ohio St. 11.0
8. Oklahoma 11.0
8. Purdue 11.0

Iowa Hawkeye Results:

  • 125 – Round 2 – Matt McDonough (Iowa) 32-1 won by pin (3:24) over Jared Germaine (Eastern Mich.) 23-10
  • 133 – Round 2 – Tony Ramos (Iowa) 29-3 won by 9-2 decision over Brian Owen (Boise State) 8-2
  • 141 – Round 2 – Montell Marion (Iowa) 28-3 won by 8-4 decision over Mike Morales (West Virginia) 18-3
  • 157 – Round 2 – Derek St. John (Iowa) 18-2 won by 9-1 major decision over Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) 27-6
  • 165 – Round 2 – Michael Evans (Iowa) 26-6 won by 5-2 decision over Kyle Blevins (Appalachian S.) 34-7
  • 174 – Round 2 – Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa) 26-7 won by 7-2 decision over Seth Creasy (Lock Haven) 17-14
  • 184 – Round 2 – Ryan Loder (Northern Iowa) 33-4 won by 2-1 decision over Grant Gambrall (Iowa) 10-11
  • 285 – Round 2 – Bobby Telford (Iowa) 26-7 won by 6-1 decision over Blayne Beale (Northern Iowa) 28-12

ISU’s Sorenson Advances in NCAA Wrestling Tourney


March 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS – Iowa State’s Andrew Sorenson advanced to the second round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday, scoring a 9-5 first-round decision over Drexel’s Jon Booth in the Scottrade Center.  Sorenson will wrestle Marshall Peppelman of Cornell in the second round. Sorenson beat Peppelman earlier this season by technical fall, 21-6.  Four Iowa State wrestlers are still alive in the consolation round that begins again this evening.

Penn State leads the team scoring with 25.5 points. Iowa State sits 42nd with two points.

Sorenson gave up a first-period takedown but tallied a three-point near fall in the second period and had 1:17 of riding time in a 9-5 first-round victory.

Ryak Finch scored an early takedown at 125 pounds but got reversed and fell to Tyler Iwamura of Cal-Bakersfield, 13-2. Luke Goettl scored a late takedown at 141 pounds,  but dropped a 6-4 decision to eighth-seeded Darius Little of North Carolina State. Boaz Beard relinquished a 9-3 decision to Victor Avery of Edinboro. At heavyweight, Iowa State’s Matt Gibson lost a 6-5 decision to Peter Capone of Ohio State.

Poppens Earns WBCA All-Region Accolades


March 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

ATLANTA – Iowa State junior forward Chelsea Poppens was named a WBCA All-Region 5 nominee for the 2012 Division I Coaches’ All-America Team Thursday.

Poppens, an Aplington, Iowa native, was one of seven players in the region to be recognized after earning All-Big 12 honors this season. She was one of three players in the conference to earn unanimous recognition this season after posting career-highs of 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds.

Poppens, the only player in the Big 12 to average a double-double, became the first Cyclone since All-American Angie Welle to grab 300 rebounds in a season. She has posted double-digit scoring in 22 games and recorded 10 or more rebounds 16 times.

On Monday, March 19, the selection committee will review the 52 All-Region nominees and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.

Region 5
Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State
Carolyn Davis, Kansas
Angel Goodrich, Kansas
Tyra White, Texas A&M
Brittney Griner, Baylor
Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Destiny Williams, Baylor

8AM Sportscast 03-15-2012

Podcasts, Sports

March 15th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field