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Iowa State holds off Tulsa 38-23


September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Steele Jantz threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23 Saturday to win its ninth opener in 10 years.  Shontrelle Johnson added a career-high 120 yards rushing for the Cyclones, who scored 24 straight points and held off a late rally by the Golden Hurricane. Jantz threw and ran for second-quarter touchdowns to help Iowa State move ahead 24-16 at halftime.  Cody Green’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Keyarris Garrett brought Tulsa within 31-23 in the fourth quarter. But the Golden Hurricane’s final drive fizzled when Deon Broomfield intercepted Green with 2:04 left.  Johnson’s 5-yard TD run on the next play sealed the win for Iowa State.  Green had 198 yards passing and two touchdowns in his first career start for Tulsa.

Bullock TD gives Iowa 18-17 win over NIU


September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) – Damon Bullock ran for 150 yards and scored on a late 23-yard touchdown run to lead Iowa to an 18-17 victory over Northern Illinois in the season opener on Saturday. The Hawkeyes simply got all they could handle from the reigning Mid-American Conference champions but came out on top after trailing most of the way.  They were down 17-12 when Bullock ran untouched around the left end to put them ahead by one. That happened after Iowa downed a punt at the NIU 1, pinning the Huskies against the goal line.  Rather than take a safety, Northern Illinois punted. Iowa took over on the 24 and Bullock ran it in on third down. The 2-point conversation failed, but the defense held its ground, giving Iowa a tense victory at Soldier Field.

No. 12 Wisconsin survive N Iowa scare, win 26-21


September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Montee Ball rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, and No. 12 Wisconsin needed a big defensive play to survive a fourth-quarter scare from Northern Iowa in a 26-21 victory Saturday.  Wisconsin’s defense didn’t allow Northern Iowa on its side of the 50-yard line until the 4:27 mark in the third quarter – but then the Badgers nearly melted down. Leading 26-7 in the fourth quarter, Wisconsin allowed Northern Iowa quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen to throw a pair of long touchdowns to David Johnson, cutting the lead to five. With the Panthers facing fourth-and-1 at the Wisconsin 41-yard line, defensive lineman Ethan Hemer tipped the ball at the line of scrimmage to stop the drive.

Cardinals activate Berkman, recall LHP Freeman


September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals activated OF-1B Lance Berkman from the 15-day disabled list and recalled left-hander Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.  Berkman, out since Aug. 3 with a right knee injury, will initially be limited to a pinch-hitting role, manager Mike Matheny said Saturday before the Cardinals game against the Washington Nationals.  In 28 games this season for St. Louis, Berkman is batting .267 with two homers and 13 RBIs. He finished 4 of 17 (.235) in six games during his rehab stint with Memphis.  In 13 appearances this season for St. Louis, Freeman is 1-0 with 6.00 ERA over 12 innings.

Chiefs sign 8 to practice squad roster


September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs signed eight players to the practice squad Saturday, including wide receiver Junior Hemingway and defensive lineman Jerome Long, their seventh-round picks in April’s draft.  All the players signed to the practice team were waived the previous day, when the Chiefs had to trim their roster from 75 players to 53 by the NFL’s deadline. The Chiefs technically have 54 players under contract because linebacker Tamba Hali, suspended for the opener next Sunday against Atlanta, does not count against the roster limit. Hali will be eligible Week 2 after violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. The other players signed to the practice squad were wide receivers Jamar Newsome and Josh Bellamy, offensive linemen Lucas Patterson and David Mims, fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive back Neiko Thorpe.

Saturday Sports (Podcast) – Sept. 1st, 2012

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September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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Chiefs cut Gordon, Williams to reach 53-man limit


September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have cut defensive tackle Amon Gordon and linebacker Leon Williams, a pair of veterans, while trimming their roster to the 53-man limit. Kansas City also put defensive back De’Quan Menzie, a fifth-round draft pick who missed nearly all of the offseason with a hip injury, and quarterback Alex Tanney on injured reserve. Other players waived by the Chiefs include fullback Patrick DiMarco, offensive linemen Darryl Harris and David Mims, and fourth-year safety Donald Washington. Safe for now is running back Nate Eachus, a rookie out of Colgate. He won over players and fans with his spirited play throughout training camp and the preseason. Still, more roster moves are possible as the Chiefs consider other players who’ve been waived.

Cardinals lose to the Nationals Friday night/Twins-Royals rain-out


September 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Washington Nationals in a 10-0 rout last night. Gio Gonzalez held the Cardinals lineup hitless through four innings. He earned his 17th win and tied Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto and New York Mets starter R.A. Dickey for the major league lead in wins.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Twins-Royals game postponed by rain last night in Kansas City will be made up as part of a doubleheader today. The two teams will meet in a doubleheader starting at 3:10 this afternoon. Last night’s rainout was the first postponement at Kauffman Stadium since 2010.

Friday Football Scores 8/31


August 31st, 2012 by admin

Class 3-A District 1               

  • Atlantic 25, Carroll 20
  • ADM 48, Winterset 20
  • Creston 49, Clarinda 7
  • Thomas Jefferson 28, Glenwood 26
  • Harlan 21, Abraham Lincoln 7
  • Lewis Central 48, St. Albert 0
  • Boone 40,  Perry 14

Class 3-A District 2

  • Kuemper Catholic 45, Denison 6

Class 2-A District 8      

  • East Mills 42, Clarinda Academy 0
  • Treynor 12, Red Oak 8
  • Riverside 12, Shenandoah 6

Class 1-A District 2

  • IKM/Manning 26, Logan-Magnolia 7

Class 1-A District 8

  • West Marshall 33, Panorama 18
  • Tri-Center 49, Underwood 9

Class A District 7

  • Mount Ayr 41, bedford 14
  • Woodward-Granger 35, DM Christian 6
  • West Central Valley 34, Earlham 21
  • Ogden 37, Guthrie Center 6
  • Madrid 24, Van Meter 19
  • Martensdale-St. Marys 46, Pleasantville 14
  • South Hamilton 52, Woodward Academy 12

Class A District 8 

  • A-H-S-T 36, Audubon 20
  • East Mills 42, Clarinda Academy 0
  • Griswold 7, Nodaway Valley 3

8-Man District 6

  • *Adair-Casey 62, east Union 20
  • *Murray 90,  Ankeny Christian 12
  • Colo-Nesco 46, NE Hamilton 22

8-Man District 7

  • River Valley 54, Ar-We-Va 19
  •  Glidden-Ralston 58, Boyer Valley 24
  • *Coon Rapids-Bayard 53, Heartland Christian 24
  • Exira/EHK 27, Woodbine 19

8-Man District 8

  • *CAM 50, Nishnabotna 14
  • *Essex 47, Corning 36
  • Fremont-Mills 62, Whiting 12
  • *Lenox 56, Stanton 18
  • *Sidney 64,  Villisca 20

Iowa-N Illinois Capsule


August 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa (7-6 in 2011) vs. Northern Illinois (11-3 in 2011) at Soldier Field, Chicago, 2:32 p.m. (ESPNU)

Line: Iowa by 10

Series Record: Iowa leads 7-0


This is the only game Iowa will play away from Kinnick Stadium until the middle of October, so the Hawkeyes have a decent shot at a 5-0 start if they can beat the Huskies. For Northern Illinois, taking down a Big Ten team in Chicago would be a major boost for the program.


Iowa’s running game vs. Northern Illinois’s defensive line. The Hawkeyes lost five running backs between the end of 2011 and the start of 2012, so the running game is a major concern entering the season.


Iowa: WR Keenan Davis. With Marvin McNutt off to the NFL, it’s Davis’s time to be the No. 1 receiver. If he can come through with a breakout senior season, Davis and QB James Vandenberg could become the most dangerous duo in the Big Ten.

Northern Illinois: QB Jordan Lynch. Chandler Harnish broke 30 school records as a senior in 2011. Lynch, who is a running threat but a bit unproven as a passer, has huge shoes to fill.


Northern Illinois has won two of its last five games against Big Ten opponents, beating Purdue in 2009 and Minnesota in 2010…Iowa has won 11 straight openers, including a 16-3 victory over the Huskies at Soldier Field five years ago…Northern Illinois has eight new starters on offense…The Hawkeyes have a new offensive coordinator, Greg Davis, and a new defensive coordinator, Phil Parker, after having the same two coaches at that spot for 13 straight seasons.