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8AM Sportscast 02-09-2012

Podcasts, Sports

February 9th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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Class 1-A Girls Basketball Post Season Begins Tonight

Sports

February 9th, 2012 by Jim Field

All games at 7:00 pm

Region 7:

  • Martensdale-St. Marys @ Orient-Macksburg
  • Earlham @ Adair-Casey
  • CAM @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
  • Guthrie Center @ Exira/EHK
  • Mormon Trail @ Murray
  • Lamoni @ Mount Ayr
  • East Union @ Diagonal
  • Lenox @ Bedford

Region 8:

  • Sidney @ Fremont-Mills
  • East Mills @ Stanton
  • Corning @ Essex/South Page
  • Nishnabotna @ Villisca
  • Riverside @ Walnut
  • Heartland Christian @ A-H-S-T
  • West Harrison @ Boyer Valley
  • Woodbine @ Ar-We-Va

Mansfield Lead ISU Women Over Missouri

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February 9th, 2012 by Jim Field

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lauren Mansfield hit on 5-of-8 3-point attempts and finished with a season-high 21 points to lead Iowa State (14-8 overall, 5-6 Big 12) to its fifth win in six, 65-52, over Missouri (10-12 overall, 0-11 Big 12) at Mizzou Arena.

Mansfield’s trio of second-half threes kept Missouri at bay, as the Tigers could not get closer than 12 points in the second half after trailing by 17, 39-22, at the half. Mansfield added a career-high eight rebounds for the Cyclones.

Chelsea Poppens had 11 points and 10 rebounds, her league-leading 11th double-double this season. Chassidy Cole had two points and a career-high 11 rebounds for Iowa State.

The Cyclones went inside during the first portion of the first half. Three straight successful jumpers by Anna Prins and two buckets by Poppens were part of a 16-2 run that put the Cyclones up 21-7 with 8:06 left in the half. The Cyclones poured in four more 3-pointers, the last from the corner by Kelsey Harris with 58 seconds left in the half, as Iowa State led by as much as 19 in the first half.

While making 6-of-10 3-point attempts in the first half, Iowa State was holding Missouri to 25 percent shooting from the floor. Kyley Simmons and BreAnna Brock had 14 points each to lead the Tigers.

Iowa State plays at Texas Tech at 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday on ESPN2.

Iowa women prepare for two home games

Sports

February 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa womens basketball coach Lisa Bluder is hopeful that Jamie Printy will be ready for the start of next season. The junior suffered a season ending knee injury last week in a victory at Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes will be on their home court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City for two games this week, beginning with tonight’s matchup against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The game begins at 7-p.m.  Iowa will also host Michigan State, at 2-p.m. Sunday. A 6-5 Big Ten record and 14-10 overall mark this week, gives the Hawks a chance to boost their post-season hopes.

Iowa’s Ferentz introduces defensive coordinator

Sports

February 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Phil Parker could have left Iowa for a defensive coordinator’s job at another major program more than once. Ferentz says that while he appreciated Parker’s loyalty, the reason he made Parker Iowa’s new defensive coordinator was because he the best man for the job. Ferentz announced Parker’s promotion from defensive backs coach Tuesday. Ferentz says Parker has proven himself over his 13 seasons with the Hawkeyes and will be outstanding in his expanded role.

Northwestern hosts Iowa tonight in men’s basketball

Sports

February 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Northwestern will seek its third straight win when it hosts the Iowa Hawkeyes tonight (Thursday) at the Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Hawks are just one game from moving back to .500 in Big Ten play. The Wildcats won both meetings against Iowa last season. The Hawkeyes are 9-1 when scoring 80 or more points under coach Fran McCaffery. Pre-game coverage on KJAN begins at 7-p.m., with the tip-off at 8.

Wichita State beats Northern Iowa 82-57

Sports

February 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Joe Ragland scored 19 points, leading four Wichita State players in double figures, and the Shockers beat Northern Iowa 82-57 Wednesday night. Ragland was 5 of 7 from 3-point range and David Kyles had 16 points, making all five of his shots from the field including four 3-pointers, for Wichita State (21-4, 12-2). The Shockers lead the Missouri Valley race by one game over No. 17 Creighton; they travel to Omaha, Neb., to play the Bluejays on Saturday. Toure Murry scored 12 points and Garrett Stutz had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Wichita State, which never trailed against the Panthers (16-10, 6-8). Seth Tuttle led Northern Iowa with 15 points. Wichita State led by 21 before UNI closed the half on a 13-0 run to trail 43-35 at the break. The Panthers got within three points, but the Shockers later scored 12 in a row to put it away.

Illinois State defeats Drake 64-53

Sports

February 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Tyler Brown scored a career-high 26 points and Jackie Carmichael had 18 points and 20 rebounds Wednesday night, leading Illinois State past Drake 64-53. Carmichael nearly matched Drake’s rebounding total as the Redbirds (16-9, 8-6 Missouri Valley) owned a 45-23 advantage on the boards. Brown made all 12 of his free-throw attempts and Carmichael was 10 of 12 while the Bulldogs overall were 7 for 13 from the foul line. Jeremy Jeffers led Drake with 13 points. Aaron Hawley scored 12 and Rayvonte Rice scored 11 for Drake (13-12, 6-8), which has lost three straight since beating Wichita State in triple overtime on Jan. 28. The Bulldogs never led on Wednesday, but Illinois State never was ahead by more than 13 and didn’t put the game out of reach until the final minutes. Drake shot 39 percent while the Redbirds shot 34 percent.

Dog racing days could be numbered in Iowa

News, Sports

February 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Bills that would end greyhound racing in Iowa are moving on two tracks at the statehouse. Early this morning (Wednesday), a three-member panel in the Iowa House reviewed a plan that would let the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs and the Mystique Casino in Dubuque stop subsidizing the prizes for dog races, effectively ending greyhound racing at those two facilities. Representative Kevin Koester, a Republican from Ankeny, says there are “clear signals” nationally that the days of dog racing are numbered.  “Having spent time listening to both sides, the issue comes down to not if the dog racing by greyhounds will last forever…it’s a matter of when…it clearly is going to end,” Koester says.

Representative Brian Moore, a Democrat from Zwingle, says this proposal violates the “integrity” of the agreement state officials struck in 1983 when they legalized greyhound racing. “I think we need to honor this business,” Moore says. “There’s too many times that a particular side isn’t making out as well as the other side and then we think we have to yank the rug out from under them.” 

Early this month another bill on the subject cleared an initial hurdle in the Iowa Senate. That legislation would have the casinos in Council Bluffs and Dubuque pay the state 70-million dollars over seven years in exchange for ending greyhound racing in their facilities. Casino representatives suggest there are often more dogs than people at the greyhound parks in Iowa, while a lobbyist for the greyhound industry says the casinos have stopped promoting the races, making it difficult for patrons to follow the action. According to a casino lobbyist, 27 greyhound tracks around the country have closed in the past five years, leaving just 23 operating today.

(O.Kay Henderson/Radio Iowa)

8AM Sportscast 02-08-2012

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February 8th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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