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8AM Sports, Friday Nov. 18, 2011 (podcast)

Podcasts, Sports

November 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Sports report with KJAN Sports Director Jim Field.


No. 2 Cowboys Face Final Road Test at Iowa State


November 18th, 2011 by Jim Field

     AMES, Iowa (AP) – It is easy to look ahead to Dec. 3 and envision second-ranked Oklahoma State hosting rival Oklahoma with a spot in the BCS championship game on the line.  To get to the Bedlam game unbeaten, Oklahoma State must first beat Iowa State. The Cowboys (10-0, 7-0 Big 12) will face the Cyclones (5-4, 2-4) on Friday night in their final road game.  Iowa State has won two straight and is coming off a bye. Coach Paul Rhoads says the Cyclones will need some help to upset the high-scoring Cowboys.

State Championship Football Games Begin Today


November 18th, 2011 by Jim Field

Championship Games at the UNI-Dome

Friday, November 18th:

  • 8 Player @ 10:35 am – Murray (12-1) vs. Fremont-Mills (12-0)
  • Class A @ 2:05 pm – Lisbon (13-0) vs. West Hanock (12-1)
  • Class 4A @ 7:05 pm — Bettendorf (12-1) vs. WDM Valley (13-0)

Saturday, November 19th:

  • Class 1A @ 10:05 am – St. Ansgar (11-2) vs. St. Albert (13-0)
  • Class 2A @ 1:05 pm – Iowa City Regina (13-0) vs. Spirit Lake (13-0)
  • Class 3A @ 4:05 pm – Union (11-2) vs. Decorah (11-2)

Hawkeyes 3-0 With Rout of Northern Illinois


November 17th, 2011 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Josh Oglesby scored 16 points off the bench and Matt Gatens had 15 as Iowa beat Northern Illinois 88-55 Thursday night.

Eric May added 14 points for the Hawkeyes (3-0), who have won three straight games for the first time since December 2008. Bryce Cartwright chipped in nine assists with no turnovers.

Gatens moved into the top 25 on Iowa’s all-time scoring list with a fade-away 3-pointer just before the buzzer in the first half. The Hawkeyes shot 54 percent from the field, including 13 of 21 on 3-point attempts.

Abdel Nader had 18 points for Northern Illinois (0-3), which allowed 28 points off turnovers.

Iowa center Andrew Brommer did not play after reinjuring his knee Monday against North Carolina AT&T.

Class A, District 8 All-District Football Picks


November 17th, 2011 by Jim Field

First Team Offense
QB: Deven Moore, SR, Riverside
QB: Spencer Smith, SR, Exira/EHK
RB: Cody Morris, SR, Bedford
FB: Jeremy Loghry, SR, Corning
WR: Tyler Robinson, JR, A-H-S-T
TE: Josh Cooper, SR, Corning
OL: Brandon Sleep, SR, Bedford
OL: Brady Drees, JR, Exira/EHK
OL: Preston Waymire, SR, Exira/EHK
OL: Cray Weirich, SR, A-H-S-T

First Team Defense
DL: Rick Williams, JR, Riverside
DL: Kodie Haas, JR, Exira/EHK
DL: Kory Schmelzer, SR, Corning
DL: Troy Rowan, SR, Bedford
LB: Nick Peppers, SO, Exira/EHK
LB: Jake Larson, JR, A-H-S-T
DB: Ben Jacobsen, SR, A-H-S-T

Second Team Offense
QB: Kolten Sefrit, JR, Bedford
QB: Josh Bryant, SR, A-H-S-T
RB: Trey Sander, SO, Exira/EHK
WR: Dayton Rasmussen, SR, Exira/EHK
TE: Cole Bonde, JR, Bedford
OL: Garrett Graves, SO, Riverside
OL: Lucas Nicholson, SR, Corning
OL: Alex Long, SR, A-H-S-T

Second Team Defense
DL: Clint Marshall, SR, Bedford
LB: Beck Benton, JR, Exira/EHK
LB: Lucas Mortensen, SR, Exira/EHK
LB: Austin Fink, SO, A-H-S-T
DB: Josh Cross, SR, Corning

Special Teams
P: Dustin Sleep, SR, Corning – 1st team
P: Preston Waymire, SR, Exira/EHK – 2nd team
KO: Troy Rowan, SR, Bedford – 1st team
KO: Jake Olesen, JR, A-H-S-T – 2nd team
PK: Colton Townsend, JR, Bedford – 1st team

Honorable Mention
A-H-S-T: Andy Redinbaugh, SR – Bill Price, SR – Dylan Zornes, SR – Dillon Kelley, JR – Nick Starr, SR
Bedford: Cole Strong, SR – Will Crum, SR – Dylan French, JR
Corning: Logan Carlson, SR
Exira/EHK: Casey Drees, SR – Cody Jens, JR
Riverside: Kody Stowell, SR – Michael Bertacini, SO – Travis Henningsen, SO – Mack Housman, SR – Jessie McMillin, SR

8AM Sportscast 11-17-2011

Podcasts, Sports

November 17th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Iowa Hosts Northern Illinois Tonight on KJAN


November 17th, 2011 by Jim Field

N Illinois-Iowa Capsule
By The Associated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Northern Illinois (0-2) at Iowa (2-0);
Thursday, 7 p.m.; Carver-Hawkeye Arena
On The Air: No TV, KJAN Radio

Northern Illinois-Iowa Probable Starters:

Iowa Hawkeyes:
G- Bryce Cartwright: 7 ppg., 5 apg.
G- Matt Gatens: 17 ppg., 3.5 rpg.
F- Eric May: 16 ppg. 5 rpg.
F- Melsahn Basabe: 14.5 ppg. 7.5 rpg.
C- Devon Archie: 2 ppg. 4 rpg.

Northern Illinois Huskies
G- Antone Christian: 2 ppg., 4.5 rpg.
G- Marquavese Ford: 1 ppg., 1 rpg.
G/F – Aksel Bolin: 7.5 ppg., 6 rpg.
G/F – Abdel Nader: 7.5 ppg., 5 rpg.
F- Tim Toler: 11 ppg., 4.5 rpg.

Iowa looks to move to 3-0 when it hosts Northern Illinois on
Thursday night. The Hawkeyes pounded North Carolina A&T 95-79 on
Monday night…Northern Illinois is 0-2 under first-year coach Mark
Montgomery. The Huskies lost to Purdue 96-34 in their opener and
59-57 to UW-Milwaukee…Melsahn Basabe, Eric May and Zach McCabe
have scored in double figures in both games for the Hawkeyes so

McDermott Leads Creighton Past UAB in 70-60 Win


November 17th, 2011 by Jim Field

     BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Doug McDermott scored 27 points to lead Creighton past Alabama-Birmingham 70-60 on Wednesday night.  The Bluejays (3-0) trailed 48-44 in the second half before scoring six straight to take the lead on Austin Chatman’s layup with 8:15 to play.  The Blazers (0-1) tied it on Jekore Tyler’s jumper with 5:55 left, but they wouldn’t lead the rest of the way.  Creighton answered with a 14-3 run capped by Antoine Young’s jumper with 2:29 left for a 64-53 lead.  McDermott was 11 of 18 from the field as the Bluejays made 27 of 63 from the field (42.9 percent). Creighton outrebounded the Blazers 41-35, led by Gregory Echenique’s 10 boards.  Tyler and Jordan Swing led UAB with 14 points apiece. Ovie Soko added 10 points and Cameron Moore also chipped in 12 rebounds for the Blazers, who outscored Creighton 21-2 off the bench.

Iowa State Reaches 50,000 Attendance Plateau Setting School Records


November 17th, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State fans have cleared an unprecedented hurdle in Cyclone history. More than 50,000 tickets have been purchased for Friday’s 7 p.m. game against No. 2 Oklahoma State.  Iowa State drew more than 50,000 fans at every home game this season, a Cyclone first. Iowa State has drawn more than 50,000 fans to Jack Trice Stadium in November eight times, including twice this season in the Cyclones’ win over Kansas Nov. 5. Iowa State is assured of topping the former single-season per game attendance average of 51,906 in 1982. If another ticket for the game was not sold, the Iowa State record stands 53,309 this season.

In addition the following offers are still available:

The Iowa State Four pack is available through 5 p.m. Thursday.  For $40, fans get four hillside tickets, four sodas and four hot dogs.

The $10 Faculty/Staff appreciation tickets are on sale through 5 p.m. Thursday.

Lil Clone Club kids and their parents can sit in reserved seats for this game (first come – first serve basis – select sections).  In addition, Lil Clone Club kids can bring a friend to the game free of charge.

College students from any school can get a $5 ticket by presenting their college ID.

Gold towels will be given away to the first 30,000 who enter the game (while supplies last).  Gates open 90 minutes before kickoff.

Iowa State Season Football Average

2011 – 53,309  ( if ISU doesn’t sell another ticket before kickoff)
1982 – 51,906
1981 – 50,114
1980 – 50,097
2007 – 49,462

McGwire, Duncan stay with Cardinals under Matheny


November 17th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – New Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is keeping most of Tony La Russa’s coaching staff. Mark McGwire and Dave Duncan are staying on for 2012, but first base coach Dave McKay and bench coach Joe Pettini were both dropped from their positions on Wednesday. Both will remain in the organization and assist in baseball operations. McGwire will enter his third season with the club. The 66-year-old Duncan was La Russa’s pitching coach with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and the Cardinals. They were announced Wednesday as coaches for 2012 under Mike Matheny, who succeeded La Russa as manager following the team’s World Series title.

Bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist returns, and assistant hitting coach Mike Aldrete was elevated to bench coach. Chris Maloney, the manager at Triple-A Memphis the past five seasons, replaces McKay. The 66-year-old Duncan will enter his 17th season with the Cardinals and 33rd overall, most among major league pitching coaches. He had been the only member of La Russa’s staff under contract for next year. Duncan missed several weeks last season tending to his wife, Janine, who had surgery in August to remove a brain tumor. The Cardinals beat a self-imposed deadline of having a staff in place by the end of the week, just as they did when announcing they had hired the 41-year-old Matheny to a two-year contract with a club option for a third season on Sunday.