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Ferentz named Big 10 Coach of the Year

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten offensive awards as voted on by coaches and media:

Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year_Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year (coaches vote)_Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote)_Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year_Connor Cook, Michigan State

Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year_Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State

Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year_Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year_Jake Butt, Michigan

Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year_Taylor Decker, Ohio State

Coaches All-Big Ten

First Team

QB_Connor Cook, Michigan State.

RB_Jordan Howard, Indiana; Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State.

WR_Jehu Chesson, Michigan; Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State.

C_Jack Allen, Michigan State.

G_Jordan Walsh, Iowa; Pat Elflein, Ohio State.

T_Jack Conklin, Michigan State; Taylor Decker, Ohio State.

TE_Jake Butt, Michigan.

Second Team

QB_C.J. Beathard, Iowa.

RB_Justin Jackson, Northwestern; Saquon Barkley, Penn State.

WR_Jordan Westerkamp, Nebraska; Alex Erickson, Wisconsin.

C_Austin Blythe, Iowa.

G_Dan Feeney, Indiana; Brian Allen, Michigan State.

T_Jason Spriggs, Indiana; Alex Lewis, Nebraska.

TE_Dan Vitale, Northwestern.

Third Team

QB_Nate Sudfeld, Indiana.

RB_Josh Ferguson, Illinois; Jordan Canzeri, Iowa.

WR_Michael Thomas, Ohio State; Chris Godwin, Penn State.

C_Jacoby Boren, Ohio State.

G_Donavon Clark, Michigan State; Billy Price, Ohio State.

T_Erik Magnuson, Michigan; Tyler Marz, Wisconsin.

TE_Josiah Price, Michigan State.

Media All-Big Ten

First Team

QB_Connor Cook, Michigan State.

RB_Jordan Howard, Indiana; Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State.

WR_Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State; Alex Erickson, Wisconsin.

C_Jack Allen, Michigan State.

G_Dan Feeney, Indiana; Pat Elflein, Ohio State.

T_Jack Conklin, Michigan State; Taylor Decker, Ohio State.

TE_Jake Butt, Michigan.

Second Team

QB_C.J. Beathard, Iowa.

RB_Justin Jackson, Northwestern; Saquon Barkley, Penn State.

WR_Jordan Westerkamp, Nebraska; Chris Godwin, Penn State.

C_Austin Blythe, Iowa.

G_Jordan Walsh, Iowa; Brian Allen, Michigan State.

T_Jason Spriggs, Indiana; Tyler Marz, Wisconsin.

TE_Dan Vitale, Northwestern.

Third Team

QB_Nate Sudfeld, Indiana.

RB_Josh Ferguson, Illinois; Jordan Canzeri, Iowa.

WR_Michael Thomas, Ohio State; Leonte Carroo, Rutgers.

C_Jacoby Boren, Ohio State.

G_Ted Karras, Illinois; Kyle Kalis, Michigan.

T_Erik Magnuson, Michigan; Alex Lewis, Nebraska.

TE_Josiah Price, Michigan State.

 

Preseason High School Wrestling rankings released by The Predicament

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December 1st, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Wresting coverage website thepredicament.com released their preseason wrestling rankings on Monday. You can follow the links below to check out the top ten team and individual rankings in Classes 1A, 2A, and 3A.

Class 1A Rankings

Class 2A Rankings

Class 3A Rankings

Atlantic Boys Basketball set to open season tonight at home

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December 1st, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Boys Basketball team will get started on a season with lofty goals tonight at home.  The Trojans play host to Winterset to start the 2015-2016 campaign at 7:30pm tonight at the Atlantic High School.

The Trojans hope to improve on a 2014-2015 campaign that saw them finish 12-10 overall and 7-3 in conference play.  The Trojans finished in a second place tie in the Hawkeye 10 Conference standings.  They also saw their season come to a close sooner than they had hoped with a close loss in District play to Glenwood 70-69.  The Rams went on a hot streak to make it to the 3A State Tournament after that win.  The Trojans have sights on trying to do that themselves this season.

The Trojans return many key contributors including Senior Forward Ryan Hawkins who was an All State and Unanimous First Team All-Conference honoree.  Hawkins is a versatile player that can handle the ball and shoot from the outside but also post-up on the block.  Hawkins is slated to play the 4-spot for the Trojans this season and recently signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Wayne State College in Nebraska.

Hawkins will be joined in the starting lineup by All-Conference Second Teamer Garrett Franken, who is going to start the season at the Point Guard position. Franken also brings versatility to the floor because he can handle the ball and shoot the long ball, while his size at 6’7″ allows him to score inside and get rebounds.   All other anticipated starters bring at least some experience with them: Sophomore Austin Alexander and Senior Kyle Nelson are expected to play the 2 and 3 spots, while Sophomore Scott Leonard will fill the post.  Senior Brendan Holmes will come of the bench to start the season as the sixth man and is expected to log significant minutes as well.

We’ll have coverage of the game against Winterset tonight on KJAN AM 1220 and FM 101.1.  Pregame at around 7:20pm and tipoff scheduled for 7:30pm.  You can also listen online or on the KJAN mobile app.  And we will provide live streaming video of the game on the TV page at kjan.com.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 12/01/2015

Podcasts, Sports

December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Chiefs LB Justin Houston has knee strain, outlook unclear

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston appears to have a strained ligament in his left knee, though the team is still awaiting MRI exam results to determine the severity of the injury. Coach Andy Reid said Monday that Houston would be examined later in the day. He was hurt during the first half of Sunday’s 30-22 victory over Buffalo when he tripped over a teammate.

Houston sustained a similar injury a playoff loss to Indianapolis two years ago. The All-Pro pass rusher had 22 sacks last season, which earned him a six-year, $101 million contract this past offseason. He has 7 1/2 sacks through 11 games. Kansas City (6-5) has won five straight heading into Sunday’s game in Oakland.

 

Big 10 Defense Awards: Iowa’s King wins D-back of the year

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Penn State’s Carl Nassib is the Big Ten’s defensive player of the year in a vote of coaches and media. Nassib leads the nation with 15 1/2 sacks and six forced fumbles. The 6-foot-7, 272-pound senior from West Chester, Pennsylvania, started his career at Penn State as a walk-on.

Other award winners: Joey Bosa, Ohio State, defensive lineman of the year; Joe Schobert, Wisconsin, linebacker of the year; Desmond King, Iowa, defensive back of the year; Griffin Oakes, Indiana, kicker of the year; Sam Foltz, Nebraska, punter of the year; Will Likely, Maryland, return specialist of the year; Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, freshman of the year.

The Big Ten announced only its defensive honorees Monday. The offensive award winners will be announced today (Tuesday).

 

Northern Iowa cruises against North Texas, 93-70

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Bennett Koch scored 18 points, including 8 of 10 at the free throw line, to help lead Northern Iowa to a 93-70 win over North Texas on Monday night. Matt Bohannon scored 16 points, Jeremy Morgan had 15 and eight boards, and Wes Washpun added 12 and seven assists for the Panthers (5-1).

Northern Iowa has won five straight by an average of 20.6 points after an opening night loss to Colorado State. North Texas led 43-41 after a back-and-forth first half. But a pair of free throws by Klint Carlson followed by a Koch dunk gave Northern Iowa a 52-49 lead four minutes into the second half, a lead which they did not relinquish.

The Panthers pieced together a 27-9 scoring run over 10 minute stretch which extended their lead to 22 (84-62) and put the game away. J-Mychal Reese led North Texas (2-4) with 19 points.

 

Pena agrees to $5M, 2-year deal as Molina’s backup on Cards

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Free agent catcher Brayan Pena has agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he will be the backup for All-Star Yadier Molina. The 33-year-old switch-hitter receives $2.5 million in each of the next two seasons.

Pena led Reds catchers with 86 games last season while batting .273 with a career-best .344 on-base percentage. His led the NL with a .999 fielding percentage, making one error in 715 chances.

Pena has a .260 career average, with 23 homers and 164 RBIs in 629 games over 11 big league seasons. He spent the last two years with the Reds and has played for Detroit, Kansas City and Atlanta. Tony Cruz had been Molina’s backup in recent seasons.

 

High School Basketball Scores from 11/30/15

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December 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

BOYS BASKETBALL

Bedford 68, Essex 52
Mount Ayr 46, Lamoni 36

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

A-H-S-T-W, Avoca vs. CAM, Anita, ppd.
Southwest Valley vs. Griswold, ccd.
Tri-Center, Neola vs. Adair-Casey, ppd.
Westwood, Sloan vs. Logan-Magnolia, ppd. to Dec 5.
Whiting vs. Woodbine, ppd.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Creston 55, Winterset 31

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

A-H-S-T-W, Avoca vs. CAM, Anita, ppd.
Southwest Valley vs. Griswold, ccd.
Treynor vs. Iowa School for the Deaf, ppd.
Tri-Center, Neola vs. Adair-Casey, ppd.
Westwood, Sloan vs. Logan-Magnolia, ppd.
Whiting vs. Woodbine, ppd.

High school basketball coverage on KJAN cancelled tonight

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November 30th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Our scheduled high school basketball coverage for tonight is off.  The AHSTW @ CAM varsity doubleheader has been cancelled and they are working on a date to make up the missed contests. With no high school hoops coverage we will now be airing Hawk Talk with Iowa Men’s Basketball Coach Fran McCafferey at 7:00pm.