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AP College Football Top 25 10/23/2016


October 24th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (60) 8-0 1524 1
2. Michigan (1) 7-0 1446 3
3. Clemson 7-0 1382 4
4. Washington 7-0 1373 5
5. Louisville 6-1 1276 7
6. Ohio St. 6-1 1143 2
7. Nebraska 7-0 1083 8
8. Baylor 6-0 1063 9
9. Texas A&M 6-1 1007 6
10. West Virginia 6-0 997 12
11. Wisconsin 5-2 980 10
12. Florida St. 5-2 725 13
13. Boise St. 7-0 716 14
14. Florida 5-1 654 15
15. Auburn 5-2 641 21
16. Oklahoma 5-2 626 16
17. Utah 7-1 584 19
18. Tennessee 5-2 572 18
19. LSU 5-2 352 25
20. W. Michigan 8-0 349 20
21. North Carolina 6-2 328 22
22. Navy 5-1 251 24
23. Colorado 6-2 207 NR
24. Penn St. 5-2 193 NR
25. Virginia Tech 5-2 110 NR

Others receiving votes: Washington St. 84, Houston 67, Oklahoma St. 62, Arkansas 14, Troy 6, Southern Cal 5, San Diego St. 2, Pittsburgh 2, SMU 1.


(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/24/2016

Podcasts, Sports

October 24th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


Alex Smith leads Chiefs past mistake-prone Saints, 27-21


October 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in another efficient outing, Daniel Sorensen returned an interception of Drew Brees for another touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs held off the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints 27-21 on Sunday. Spencer Ware ran for 77 yards to go with his 46-yard touchdown reception, and Tyreek Hill made an acrobat 38-yard TD catch to help the Chiefs (4-2) win their ninth straight at home.

Brees got the Saints (2-4) within 24-21 with his touchdown pass to Brandon Coleman with 2:33 left, but the ensuing onside kick went out of bounds. Kansas City added a 41-yard field goal, and the Saints could do nothing in the final 28 seconds to change the outcome.

The Chiefs’ Andy Reid coached his 300th game Sunday. Most of those were over his 14 seasons in Philadelphia, where he was 140-102-1. He is now 36-21 in his fourth season in Kansas City.

Regional Volleyball playoffs continue Monday (10/24) at 7-p.m.


October 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Class 1A – Region 2

Westwood vs. Siouxland Christian @ Sloan

Boyer Valley vs. Ar-We-Va @ Woodbine

Sidney vs. West Harrison @ Sidney

Essex vs. East Mills @ Essex

Class 1A – Region 3

East Union vs. Lenox @ Afton

CAM vs. Grand View Christian @ Anita

Audubon vs. Exira @ Audubon

Stanton vs. Bedford @ Stanton

Class 2A – Region 1

Missouri Valley vs. West Monona @ Missouri Valley

Underwood vs. Logan-Magnolia @ Underwood

Hinton vs. West Sioux @ Hinton

Central Lyon vs. West Lyon @ Rock Rapids

Class 2A – Region 2

Panorama vs. South Hamilton @ Jewell

South Central Calhoun vs. IKM-Manning @ Lak City

Unity Christian vs. Alta-Aurelia @ Orange City/Unity Christian

Ridge View vs. Manson-NW Webster @ Schaller

Class 2A – Region 4

Tri-Center vs. Van Meter @ Neola

Des Moines Christian vs. Madrid @ Dsm Christian

Woodward-Granger vs. Colfax @ Woodward

Grundy Center vs. Ogden @ Grundy Center

Class 2A – Region 5

Council Bluffs/St. Albert vs. Griswold @ St. Albert

Treynor vs. Mt. Ayr @ Treynor

I-35/Truro vs. Central Decatur @ Truro

Pella Christian vs. North Mahaska @ P.C.

Dunne shines in 1st start, N. Iowa beats Missouri St. 61-7


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Eli Dunne threw for 418 yards and two touchdowns in his debut as a starter as Northern Iowa dominated Missouri State 61-7 on Saturday. Dunne, a sophomore, completed 25 of 33 attempts with no interceptions. Northern Iowa has not had anyone throw for 400-plus yards since Pat Grace threw for 445 against South Dakota in 2009. Dunne threw for 308 yards and one score in the first half.

UNI (3-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference), which had lost its last two games by a total of seven points, took control early. Elijah Campbell and Duncan Ferch each intercepted passes, running them back for scores in the fourth quarter. A.J. Allen also picked off a pass as the Panthers had their second game this season with three interceptions. They now have 13 on the year.

UNI had 556 total yards while limiting Missouri State (3-4, 1-3) to 189.

2016 High School Football Playoff brackets


October 22nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

2016 Football Playoff Brackets

Clement carries No. 10 Wisconsin to 17-9 win over Iowa


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Corey Clement ran for 134 yards and a touchdown and 10th-ranked Wisconsin used a stout defense to beat Iowa 17-9 on Saturday and snap a two-game skid. Alex Hornibrook had 197 yards passing for the Badgers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten), who won for the fourth straight time in Iowa City.

Backup Bart Houston threw a touchdown pass for Wisconsin, and Clement’s 1-yard TD run put the Badgers ahead 14-6 midway through the third quarter. But Wisconsin was carried by its defense. The Badgers allowed just 236 yards on 60 plays and held the Hawkeyes (5-3, 3-2) without a touchdown for the first time all season — just a week after Iowa scored 49 points against Purdue.

C.J. Beathard had 153 yards passing for Iowa, which lost its third straight at home. The Hawkeyes offense, which has been inconsistent at times this season, bottomed out. Beathard hardly had any open receivers — and when he did, he missed them more than once. Iowa’s hopes for a run at the West title now seem dim, with Penn State, Michigan and Nebraska still on its schedule.

The Hawkeyes get their bye next week. They open November with a night game on the road against the Nittany Lions. The Badgers brutal stretch in the Big Ten continues next week when they host the Cornhuskers, who entered Saturday ranked eighth in the country. Wisconsin then travels to resurgent Northwestern before its schedule eases considerably in November.

7AM Sportscast 10-22-2016

Podcasts, Sports

October 22nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

w/ Chris Parks


Hawkeyes host No. 10 Wisconsin today (Saturday)


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes try to climb back into the Big Ten West Division title race when they host 10th ranked Wisconsin. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says both teams use a physical style of play. (click on the left side of each audio bar to hear comments)

Ferentz says special teams and field position are magnified when playing the Badgers.

Ferentz says a big play could determine the outcome.

Listen for the game today on KJAN beginning at 9-a.m., with the kick-off from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, at 11.

(Learfield Sports)

High School Football Playoff Qualifiers 2016


October 22nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

High School Football Playoff Qualifiers

Pairings will be released on Saturday morning at 10:00am.


District 1: Harris-Lake Park, Newell-Fonda
District 2: Turkey Valley, AGWSR
District 3: Central Elkader, Don Bosco
District 4: Midland, Iowa Valley
District 5: Twin Cedars, HLV
District 6: Bedford, Lenox
District 7: Fremont-Mills, Exira-EHK
District 8: Ar-We-Va, Audubon

Class A

District 1: West Sioux, Akron-Westfield
District 2: Bishop Garrigan, South O’Brien
District 3: Saint Ansgar, West Hancock
District 4: East Buchanan, Wapsie Valley, Lisbon
District 5: Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Hudson, B-G-M
District 6: Montezuma, Lynnville-Sully
District 7: St. Albert, Earlham

Class 1A

District 1: Western Christian, Hinton, West Lyon
District 2: Denver, South Winneshiek
District 3: Bellevue, Clayton Ridge, West Branch
District 4: Regina, Sigourney-Keota
District 5: Pella Christian, Pleasantville
District 6: Van Meter, Madrid
District 7: Logan-Magnolia, AHSTW

Class 2A

District 1: Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Central Lyon/GLR
District 2: Crestwood, New Hampton
District 3: Dike-New Hartford, Roland-Story
District 4: North Fayette Valley, Union
District 5: Mount Vernon, Williamsburg
District 6: PCM, Central Lee, Centerville
District 7: Kuemper Catholic, South Central Calhoun, Southeast Valley

Class 3A

District 1: Storm Lake, Sergeant Bluff-Luton
District 2: Webster City, Boone
District 3: Xavier, Benton Community, Waverly-Shell Rock
District 4: West Deleware, Assumption
District 5: Solon, Oskaloosa
District 6: Pella, Norwalk
District 7: Carroll, Creston O-M, Glenwood

Class 4A

District 1: Waukee, Johnston
District 2: Dowling Catholic, Ankeny Centennial
District 3: Ankeny, Lewis Central
District 4: West Des Moines Valley, Southeast Polk
District 5: Cedar Rapids Washington, Waterloo West
District 6: North Scott, Western Dubuque
District 7: Bettendorf, Iowa City City High
District 8: Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City West