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Iowa brings back Ken O’Keefe as QB coach


February 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has brought back former offensive coordinator Ken O’Keefe as its quarterbacks coach. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz announced Friday that O’Keefe, who was his coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 1999-2011, will return next season to work with Iowa’s signal callers.

O’Keefe spent the past five seasons with the Miami Dolphins in a variety of offensive coaching roles. Before that, he was crucial in the successful careers of Hawkeyes quarterbacks Brad Banks, Drew Tate and Ricky Stanzi.

O’Keefe will work under offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, who played on Iowa’s offensive line when O’Keefe was coordinator in the mid-2000s.

Class 1A and 2A boys basketball brackets released


February 3rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

  • The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the postseason boys basketball brackets today for classes 1A and 2A.  Check out the full brackets by following the links below.

2016-2017 Basketball Postseason Brackets:



Substate 1 Bracket

Substate 2 Bracket

Substate 3 Bracket

Substate 4 Bracket

Substate 5 Bracket

Substate 6 Bracket

Substate 7 Bracket

Substate 8 Bracket

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 2/3/2017

Podcasts, Sports

February 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Iowa women beat Rutgers 71-57, Thursday night


February 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Hawkeye Senior Ally Disterhoft and sophomore Megan Gustafson combined for 45 points and 21 rebounds as the University of Iowa defeated Rutgers for a fifth consecutive time Thursday, 71-57, at home in front of 3,884 on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Gustafson posted her 11th double-double of the season with 25 points and 12 rebounds (six offensive); she made 10-of-13 field goals. Disterhoft poured in 20 points with nine rebounds; she was 7-of-11 from the field. The Hawkeyes improved to 14-8 overall, 5-4 in the Big Ten Conference by winning their third game in the last four outings. Rutgers is 6-17, 3-7.

Aliyah Jeune paced the Scarlet Knights with 17 points. Up next for Iowa is a game at Michigan on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. The Wolverines (18-5, 7-2) are undefeated in 11 home games this season and have won three in a row and five of their last six.


Area boys/girls basketball scores from Thursday, 2/2/17


February 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson


Ar-We-Va, Westside 75, West Harrison, Mondamin 29Central Decatur, Leon 62, Lenox 39

Clarinda 63, Red Oak 50

Clarinda Academy 68, Heartland Christian 26

Essex 70, West Nodaway, Mo. 55

Glidden-Ralston 60, CAM, Anita 53

IKM-Manning 66, Audubon 51

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 72, Atlantic 56

Logan-Magnolia 73, Missouri Valley 48

Treynor 66, Griswold 29

Tri-Center, Neola 55, Riverside, Oakland 25

Underwood 63, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 47

Western Valley Conference Tournament

Kingsley-Pierson 70, West Monona, Onawa 50

OA-BCIG 59, Westwood, Sloan 45

Ridge View 69, River Valley, Correctionville 26

Woodbury Central, Moville 65, Lawton-Bronson 53


CAM, Anita 60, Glidden-Ralston 50IKM-Manning 42, Audubon 38

Logan-Magnolia 73, Missouri Valley 48

Treynor 75, Griswold 39

Tri-Center, Neola 46, Riverside, Oakland 36

Underwood 61, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 27

AP Source: Cardinals, RHP Martinez agree to $51M extension


February 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The St. Louis Cardinals and right-hander Carlos Martinez have agreed to a $51 million, five-year contract extension that buys out his arbitration years and includes two team options, according a person direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because terms have not been released.

The contract breaks the record for a pitcher reaching arbitration for the first time. The Indians signed Corey Kluber to a $38.5 million, five-year deal in 2015. The 25-year-old Martinez made 31 starts a year ago, posting a 3.04 ERA and assuming the role of staff ace. That lowered his career ERA to 3.32 over parts of four seasons in St. Louis.

Pitcher Michael Wacha is the Cardinals’ only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player.

Atlantic boys cagers face tough road test at Kuemper Catholic


February 2nd, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic boys basketball team faces a tough Hawkeye 10 road test tonight at Kuemper Catholic.  The Trojans will be trying to avenge an earlier loss for the second time this week. On Tuesday night the Trojans were able to beat Harlan 72-49, a team they lost to on the road by three. The Kuemper Catholic Knights won the first meeting of the season in Atlantic back on December 20th 73-66.

Matt Dentlinger is averaging 19 points per game for the Knights and he dropped in 23 in the first meeting with the Trojans.  The Knights are 14-2 on the season and have won two straight since a setback at Harlan last Friday.

Atlantic has been lead by Senior Garrett Franken averaging 24 points per game and he had 31 against the Knights in December.  The Trojans are 12-4 and have won their last 4 contests.

The game was originally scheduled to be played on January 17th but was moved due to weather conditions. Chris Parks and Mike Smith will have the broadcast for you tonight on KJAN. Catch it on AM1220, FM101.1, kjan.com, the KJAN mobile app, or live video on KJANTV. Pregame at 7:20pm with tip-off scheduled for 7:30pm.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 2/2/2017

Podcasts, Sports

February 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Wichita State earns its 20th win, 77-69 over Drake


February 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Landry Shamet and Conner Frankamp combined to score 33 points and Wichita State earned a 20th win for the eighth straight season as the Shockers eased past Drake, 77-69 on Wednesday night. Wichita State (20-4, 10-1 Missouri Valley) pushed its win streak to five straight and has won 11 of its last 12 games.

Drake led by as many as eight points in the second half. Rashard Kelly dunked with 8:09 left to put the Shockers in front for good, 59-58. Shamet converted a layup and Frankamp hit a 3-pointer to push the lead to 64-58. The Bulldogs rallied and got within three, 68-65, on Reed Timmer’s 3-pointer with 4:09 left, but got no closer.

Shamet hit 6 of 10 from the field and 3 of 4 from long range to finish with 17 points. Frankamp had 16. De’Antae McMurray scored 28 points to lead Drake (7-16, 5-6).

No. 2 Baylor rolls past Iowa State 83-52


February 2nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Alexis Prince scored 22 points and second-ranked Baylor beat Iowa State 83-52 Wednesday night for its 20th straight win. It was the second time in three games that Prince topped 20 points for the Lady Bears (22-1, 11-0 Big 12), who overcame a shaky start with a 13-0 run that put the game out of reach.

Iowa State (12-10, 3-8) started strong at home, pulling to 34-31 late in the first half. But Baylor opened the second half with nine straight points and pushed its lead to 57-36 midway through the third quarter.

The Lady Bears outscored Iowa State 45-21 in the second half. Nina Davis scored 13 points and Alexis Jones had 12 for Baylor.