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8AM Sportscast 04-02-2013

Podcasts, Sports

April 2nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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Exira Native, NFL Coach Jack Pardee has Died

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April 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

HOUSTON (AP) — Jack Pardee, an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, has died, University of Houston spokesman David Bassity said. Pardee was 76.

Bassity said Monday that Pardee’s son Ted confirmed the death to him.

Pardee’s family announced that he had gall bladder cancer that had spread to other organs and that he had six to nine months to live in November.

Pardee was one of Bear Bryant’s “Junction Boys” at Texas A&M. He was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

Iowa plays Maryland in NIT semis tonight

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April 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes bid for a spot in the NIT championship game this (Tuesday) evening when they take on Maryland in the second of two semifinal round games. This is the first time an Iowa team has played in New York’s Madison Square Garden for the NIT semifinals. Maryland is 25-12 and advanced to the semifinals after a one point victory at Alabama. The Terrapins have a standout center in seven-one sophomore Alex Len.

Junior guard Roy Devyn Marble has rebounded from a mid-season slump and is averaging just over 25 points per game during the NIT run. He is also connecting on 49 percent of his shots. Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery says the exposure the Hawkeyes have receiver during the tournament run has been good for the program.

Iowa is 24-12 and with a victory would play either Baylor or BYU in Thursday night’s NIT championship game. You can catch the Iowa versus Maryland game tonight, on KJAN. Pre-game coverage begins at 7-p.m., with the tip-off at 8.

Kennedy, D-backs beat Wainwright, Cardinals 6-2

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April 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) — Ian Kennedy struck out eight in seven strong innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks used 15 hits to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 in their season opener Monday night. Kennedy (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits with one walk. St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright (0-1) went six innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on 11 hits. He struck out six with no walks.

Arizona’s Gerardo Parra matched his career best with four hits, three of them doubles. Rookie A.J. Pollock was 3 for 4, including a two-run double, and Martin Prado doubled twice with an RBI and two runs scored for the Diamondbacks. Matt Holliday had an RBI double and Daniel Descalso a run-scoring single for St. Louis.

Atlantic Boys Hoops Coach Steve Blazek Resigns

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April 1st, 2013 by Jim Field

After 27 years of leading the Atlantic Boys’ Basketball program, Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek has resigned his basketball coaching position. Coach Blazek leaves the program with an overall record of 541-271.
 
Coach Blazek has led the Trojans to seven Hawkeye 10 Conference Championships, including a 3rd place finish in the 2002- 3A State Boys’ Basketball Tournament.

Nearly all Chiefs report for start of offseason

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April 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Franchise left tackle Branden Albert was the only player absent as the Kansas City Chiefs gathered Monday for the start of voluntary offseason workouts. Albert would have become a free agent this offseason had he not received the franchise designation from the Chiefs. He signed the contract worth $9.82 million late last month.

The Chiefs mainly spent their first day of workouts in meetings, where coach Andy Reid laid out the groundwork for the offseason program and the coaching staff handed out playbooks, though several players said they already feel a more positive vibe at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City struggled to a 2-14 finish last season.

The Chiefs also announced they’ve re-signed reserve linebacker Edgar Jones and released linebacker Andy Studebaker, who contributed mostly on special teams.

ISU’s Clyburn Invited to Reese’s College All-Star Game

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April 1st, 2013 by Jim Field

ATLANTA, Ga. – Iowa State senior Will Clyburn is one of 20 players selected to the 2013 Reese’s College All-Star Game held Friday April 5th at the Final Four in Atlanta Ga. The game is sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

Clyburn will get one last chance to play for Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg was selected as one of the two coaches for the game and Clyburn will compete on Hoiberg’s team.

The Reese’s College All-Star game features 20 of the best senior college basketball players from around the nation. The game will be played at the Georgia Dome in conjunction with the festivities of the 2013 Final Four. Tip time is at 4 p.m. CT.

A native of Detroit, Mich., Clyburn led the Cyclones in scoring (14.9) and ranked second on the team in rebounding (6.8) in 2012-13, helping the Cyclones earn their second-straight NCAA Tournament berth.

Clyburn was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, All-Big 12 Second Team and was an All-District pick by both the USBWA and NABC.

All-Big 12 performers Pierre Jackson (Baylor) and Rodney McGruder (Kansas State) will also compete in the event.

Clyburn is the first Cyclone to participate in the College All-Star game since Jared Homan in 2005.

2013 IGHSAU Preseason Soccer Rankings

Sports

April 1st, 2013 by Jim Field

Class 3-A

School
2012 Record
1
Bettendorf
18-3
2
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
17-4
3
Ankeny
20-1
4
Dowling Catholic
11-5
5
West Des Moines Valley
11-6
6
Muscatine
11-6
7
Linn-Mar
13-7
8
Waukee
14-6
9
Johnston
15-4
10
Iowa City West
17-3
Class 2-A
School
2012 Record
1
Cedar Rapids Xavier
18-2
2
North Scott
12-10
3
Sioux City East
18-3
4
Pleasant Valley
12-5
5
Dallas Center-Grimes
15-3
6
ADM
15-4
7
Lewis Central
11-7
8
Pella
16-4
9
Glenwood
18-2
10
Union
15-4
11
Dubuque Wahlert
9-11
12
Independence
12-6
13
Waverly-Shell Rock
13-6
14
Grinnell
13-4
15
Winterset
12-5
Class 1-A
School
2012 Record
1
Davenport Assumption
23-0
2
Waterloo Columbus Catholic
20-1
3
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
17-2
4
Council Bluffs St. Albert
16-5
5
Nevada
15-5
6
Iowa City Regina
14-4
7
Center Point-Urbana
14-6
8
Bondurant-Farrar
11-10
9
Gilbert
15-4
10
Solon
14-4
11
Denver
11-6
12
Hudson
12-7
13
Clear Creek-Amana
11-5
14
Mid-Prairie
9-7
15
Tri-Center
10-6

8AM Sportscast 04-01-2013

Podcasts, Sports

April 1st, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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Iowa Gov. Branstad to honor Harlem Globetrotters

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April 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad will honor the Harlem Globetrotters at the Iowa Capitol. Branstad is scheduled to sign a proclamation Monday declaring April 1 to be Harlem Globetrotters Day. At least one member of the exhibition basketball team will be in attendance.

The Globetrotters are scheduled to appear in Des Moines at the Wells Fargo Arena on April 7.  The sporty entertainers are known as the “Clown Princes of Basketball.”