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9 former Chiefs players join brain injury lawsuit


December 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two NFL Hall of Famers are among nine former Kansas City Chiefs players who have joined a lawsuit that contends the team hid the risks of permanent brain injuries from repeated concussions.

Cornerback Albert Lewis and defensive end Art Still were added Saturday to the lawsuit initially filed this month on behalf of five former Chiefs players. Also joining the suit are Dino Hackett, Todd McNair, Fred Jones, Tim Barnett, Walker Lee Ashley, Emile Harry and Chris Smith.

All 14 plaintiffs were on the team between 1987 and 1993, a period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL.  The amended lawsuit also adds claims that artificial-surface fields during part of that time contributed to concussions.

8AM Sportscast 12-23-2013

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December 23rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

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No. 17 Iowa State beats George Mason 79-67


December 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

HONOLULU (AP) — Georges Niang scored 22 points and Number 17 Iowa State beat George Mason 79-67 on Sunday in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic. The Cyclones (9-0) had their second-lowest scoring game of the season but still managed to extend their winning streak. Iowa State was one of 10 undefeated teams in Division I at the start of Sunday.

Three minutes into the second half, Niang stole the ball from Marko Gujanicic and his layup gave Iowa State its first 10-point lead at 40-30. After that, George Mason (5-5) pulled no closer than five points with 6:18 left.

Iowa State made just three of 14 3-point attempts in the first half (21 percent) but the Cyclones used a 10-2 run to avoid their worst half in any game this season.

No. 25 Iowa beats Arkansas-Pine Bluff 85-61


December 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Josh Oglesby scored 13 points in his season debut and No. 25 Iowa rolled to an 85-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday. The Hawkeyes (11-2) opened their final non-conference game with a 39-5 run. Jarrod Uthoff scored 16 points and Adam Woodbury added 10. Oglesby missed Iowa’s first 12 games with a broken foot. He made his first four 3-pointers during a 6-minute stretch in the first half— drawing a loud ovation from the fans in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Tevin Hammond scored 19 points for Pine Bluff (2-9), which lost its ninth straight. The Hawkeyes shot 75 percent from the field in taking a 52-15 halftime lead. Iowa committed a season-worst 27 turnovers but dominated the rebounding 42-27. The Golden Eagles shot 33 percent from the field overall.

Iowa opens Big Ten play on Dec. 31 against Nebraska. Iowa held a moment of silence before the game for Pam Culver, the school’s longtime basketball secretary who died Saturday.

Luck, Brown lead Colts past Chiefs 23-7


December 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andrew Luck threw for 241 yards and a touchdown, Donald Brown ran 51 yards for another score and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Kansas City Chiefs 23-7 on Sunday in a potential preview of an AFC wild-card playoff game.

The Colts (10-5) took advantage of four turnovers by the Chiefs (11-4) to win for the fifth time in their last six tries against Kansas City. If Indianapolis ends up as the No. 4 seed and the Chiefs the No. 5 for the playoffs, they’ll meet again at Lucas Oil Stadium in two weeks.

Alex Smith threw for 153 yards for Kansas City, but he also lost a fumble and was picked off twice. He had thrown just six interceptions in the first 14 games.

Jamaal Charles ran for 106 yards and the game’s opening touchdown, but Kansas City failed to keep him involved as the Colts scored the final 23 points.

Mustang Dual Wrestling results


December 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Wrestlers from Westwood/Sloan took first place Saturday, at the 2013 Mustang Duals held in Shenandoah. The Rebels outlasted a East Mills 48-30 in the championship dual while Red Oak defeated Shenandoah 51-27 to take home 3rd place honors.

Saint Albert, Southwest Iowa (a combination of Sidney and Fremont-Mills), Clarinda Academy and Friend, Nebraska rounded out the field of eight.

Atlantic-CAM Trojan Wrestlers take 2nd place in Central IA event Saturday


December 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic-CAM Trojans placed second in a wrestling event held Saturday, in Des Moines. The Trojans and Glenwood Rams participated in the Red Owens Holiday Tournament at Southeast Polk High School. Glenwood took fourth place. Both Hawkeye 10 schools finished with 3-2 records on the day.

Atlantic-CAM defeated Knoxville (43-30), Des Moines East (57-18) and Glenwood (45-22) and suffered losses to Creighton Prep (39-34) and Southeast Polk (66-11).Glenwood’s wins came against Knoxville (38-37), Des Moines East (48-36) and Creighton Prep (40-34) while their losses were to Atlantic-CAM and Southeast Polk (62-12).

Atlantic-CAM’s Darrian Schwenke was a perfect 5-0 between 126 and 132 while Marshall McDermott (126 & 132), Dillion Cox (120), Reid Nichols (145) and Tyler Christensen (220) all went 4-1 on the day.

Glenwood’s Matt Malcom was 5-0 on the day between 132 and 138 pounds while Nate Nebel and Hunter Ackerson were both 4-1 at 106 and 113, respectively.

Western IA Saturday High School basketball Scores (from 12/21/13)


December 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson


MAC Shootout

Lewis Central 38, Bellevue East, Neb. 35

Omaha South, NE. 59, Sioux City, North 46

Ralston, NE 49, Council Bluffs/Abraham Lincoln 42, OT

Sioux City, East 60, Papillion-LaVista, Neb. 44

South Sioux City, NE. 65, Council Bluffs/Thomas Jefferson 32

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 53, Tri-Center, Neola 43

Valley, West Des Moines 57, Omaha Westside, Neb. 48


Bishop Heelan Catholic,75, Sioux City, East 52

Grand View wins NAIA football title


December 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Derek Fulton threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to help Grand View win the NAIA championship in the Iowa school’s sixth year of football, 35-23 over the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday.

Fulton, a sophomore, completed 19 of 39 passes for 300 yards and ran 13 times for 74 yards as second-ranked Grand View completed a 14-0 season at the expense of top ranked Cumberlands (13-1). Fulton was selected the most outstanding offensive player, and Grand View senior linebacker Jason Gladfelder, who was in on 15 tackles, took defensive honors.

Cumberlands rushed for 309 yards, with D’Angelo Jordan gaining 128 yards on 17 carries, and Adam Craig getting 94 yards on 30 attempts. But the Kentucky school had only 60 yards passing, as Craig went 5 for 11 with an interception in Rome, Georgia.

Complaint alleges gender bias in U. Iowa track job


December 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A discrimination complaint alleges that qualified male candidates were repeatedly passed over for an assistant job in the University of Iowa track program after athletic department administrators mandated that a woman be hired. The complaint filed by former Iowa assistant Mike Scott says that track and field director Larry Wieczorek joked during the hiring process that Scott should consider having a sex change operation to improve his prospects.

Scott alleges that, in their quest to hire a woman, administrators rejected a committee’s recommendation to offer the job to a highly qualified male candidate and twice rewrote the position description to try to attract more females. After three postings spanning more than one year, the university hired Molly Jones in September.

A university spokesman declined to respond to Scott’s allegations.