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Houston’s pick-6, Poe’s TD run carry Chiefs over Chargers


November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Houston intercepted Philip Rivers’ pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown and 346-pound defensive tackle Dontari Poe leaped over the pile for a 1-yard touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs embarrassed the free-falling San Diego Chargers 33-3 Sunday.

Alex Smith won again at Qualcomm Stadium as the Chiefs (5-5) won their fourth straight game following a five-game losing streak. The Chargers (2-8) lost their sixth straight. Rivers had his worst game of the season, throwing for just 178 yards. Rivers attempted a pass to Danny Woodhead from the Chargers 23 and Houston intercepted it and ran it in for a 19-3 lead with 3:27 left in the third quarter.

Houston sacked Rivers four times in the 2014 season finale in which the Chargers were eliminated from the playoff race. Smith, who led Helix High to consecutive city championships at Qualcomm Stadium, was 20 of 25 for 253 yards.


Women’s college basketball scores from 11/22/15


November 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Drake 73, North Dakota 63

Iowa 80, N. Iowa 65

New Orleans at Iowa St., ppd.


AP Top 25: Iowa up to 3 behind Clemson, Alabama; Ohio St 8th


November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa moved to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking advantage of the first losses by Ohio State and Oklahoma State to slip in behind No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama. Notre Dame is fourth and Oklahoma is fifth. The unbeaten Hawkeyes (11-0) have their best ranking since being No. 3 in 2002. They have clinched the Big Ten West and a spot in the conference title on Dec. 5.

Michigan State jumped three spots to No. 6 after upsetting Ohio State 17-14 on Saturday. The Buckeyes, who began the season as a unanimous No. 1 and slipped to No. 2 earlier this month, fell to eighth. Oklahoma State’s 45-35 loss to Baylor dropped the Cowboys from fourth to ninth and pushed Baylor to seventh.

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads dismissed


November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is out after seven seasons. Iowa State says athletic director Jamie Pollard told Rhoads on Sunday that he’s making a change. Rhoads went 32-54 with the Cyclones. But he won just eight games in his final three seasons as the program slipped back into mediocrity.

Rhoads led Iowa State to just its third bowl win in his first season. But Iowa State is 3-8 this season; blowing a 35-28 lead with 1:31 to go in Saturday’s loss at Kansas State. Iowa State signed Rhoads to a 10-year, $20 million contract before the 2012 season. Rhoads is due a $4.5 million buyout under the terms of that deal.

Rhoads will coach his final game with Iowa State on Saturday at West Virginia.


Northern Iowa beats Southern Illinois 49-28


November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Aaron Bailey threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more as Northern Iowa defeated Southern Illinois 49-28 on Saturday night. Bailey had 181 yards passing and 131 yards rushing for the Panthers (7-4, 5-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Tyvis Smith ran for 166 yards and a score on 23 carries.

Smith ran for a 51-yard score and Bailey hit Michael Malloy from 49 yards for another and Northern Iowa led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter on its way to a 28-7 advantage at the break. In the third quarter, Bailey took the Panthers 91 yards in 10 plays to score on a 21-yard pass to Daurice Fountain, extending their lead to 35-21 with 9:56 left in the period. Six minutes later, he ran it in himself from 25 yards to make it 42-28.

Mark Iannotti finished with 264 yards and two touchdowns for the Salukis (3-8, 2-6).

UMKC rallies to beat Drake 79-73


November 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — LaVell Boyd scored 16 points and shot 4 of 8 from behind the arc and Missouri-Kansas City rallied in the second half to beat Drake 79-73 on Saturday. Martez Harrison scored 13 and Darius Austin added 10 for the Kangaroos (2-2), who got 36 points from their bench compared with 12 for Drake and outscored the Bulldogs 40-22 in the paint.

Trailing 41-37 at halftime, UMKC pulled ahead 45-42 on Boyd’s back-to-back 3-pointers. Thaddeus Smith’s dunk sparked a 17-6 run for a 69-62 lead with 6:18 to play and the Kangaroos led by 10 with 43 seconds left.

Drake led by 10 early, but UMKC went up 15-10 on a 3-pointer by Kyle Steward. Drake’s Kale Abrahamson scored five straight to spark a 15-3 run and the Bulldogs led at halftime. Reed Timmer scored 23 for the Bulldogs (1-2), Abrahamson added 18 and Graham Woodward 14.


Cantele kicks 42-yard FG; Kansas St. beats Iowa St. 38-35


November 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Jack Cantele kicked a 42-yard field goal with three seconds left to cap Kansas State’s 38-35 come-from-behind victory over Iowa State on Saturday.  Kansas State (4-6, 1-6 Big 12 Conference) recovered three Iowa State (3-8, 2-6) fumbles in the final seven minutes and rallied from a 35-14 first-half deficit.

Charles Jones ran for a 5-yard touchdown to tie it at 35 with 42 seconds following two Iowa State turnovers. Marquel Bryant then sacked and forced a Joel Lanning fumble. It was recovered by Charmeachealle Moore on the Cyclone 25 to set up Cantele’s game-winner two plays later.

Joe Hubener had 216 yards passing and a touchdown to lead Kansas State, who needed the win to stay bowl eligible. Lanning threw for 195 yards and three touchdown passes, two to Allen Lazard in the first half. Mike Warren ran for 195 yards with a 76-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Kansas State has won eight straight against the Cyclones.

No. 6 Iowa tops Purdue 40-20, clinches Big Ten West


November 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes and No. 6 Iowa clinched a share of the Big Ten West title and a spot in the league championship game with a 40-20 win over Purdue on Saturday. LeShun Daniels Jr. ran for two TDs for the Hawkeyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 5 CFP), who’ll play at Nebraska next week in search of their first 12-0 regular season.

Iowa let Purdue get within 20-13 in the third quarter. But Beathard’s 22-yard TD pass to Henry Krieger-Coble with 8:40 left sealed yet another victory for the Hawkeyes. Austin Appleby had 259 yards passing to lead Purdue (2-9, 1-6), which will play for the Old Oaken Bucket next week against Indiana.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 11/21/2015

Podcasts, Sports

November 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Ric Hanson.


UI football fans reminded about new screening process at Kinnick today

News, Sports

November 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Hawkeye football fans attending today’s (Saturday) game are being reminded about security changes for entry into Kinnick Stadium. David Visin is the University of Iowa’s interim security director. “The major difference is if you plan to bring a purse or a bag that was normally allowed in the stadium, we are prohibiting that for this game,” Visin said. Tighter security measures have been implemented at many venues around the country after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

“You should bring your items in a gallon-sized ziplock bag or we will allow a small, hand-size, clutch purse for other items as well. But, all those items will be searched, no matter what,” Visin said. Fans will notice an increased law enforcement presence, both inside the stadium and in tailgating areas, according to Visin. This is the final home football game for Iowa this season. The Hawkeyes face Purdue, with kickoff at 11 a.m.Pre-game coverage begins at 9-a.m on KJAN.

In Cedar Falls, the University of Northern Iowa has a sold out basketball game at the McLeod Center with North Carolina at 1 p.m., followed by a football game with Southern Illinois in the UNI-Dome. U-N-I Public Safety Director Helen Haire says there will be an increased number of law enforcement personnel on hand. She says UNI routinely searches bags at these events and that practice will continue today.

(Radio Iowa)