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Hawkeyes 4th After 1st Session of NCAA Wrestling Championships


March 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

Team Scores
1. Penn State 25.5
2. Minnesota 25.0
3. Oklahoma St. 17.5
4. Cornell 17.0
4. Iowa 17.0
6. Illinois 14.0
7. Nebraska 12.0
8. Edinboro 11.0
8. Ohio St. 11.0
8. Oklahoma 11.0
8. Purdue 11.0

Iowa Hawkeye Results:

  • 125 – Round 2 – Matt McDonough (Iowa) 32-1 won by pin (3:24) over Jared Germaine (Eastern Mich.) 23-10
  • 133 – Round 2 – Tony Ramos (Iowa) 29-3 won by 9-2 decision over Brian Owen (Boise State) 8-2
  • 141 – Round 2 – Montell Marion (Iowa) 28-3 won by 8-4 decision over Mike Morales (West Virginia) 18-3
  • 157 – Round 2 – Derek St. John (Iowa) 18-2 won by 9-1 major decision over Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) 27-6
  • 165 – Round 2 – Michael Evans (Iowa) 26-6 won by 5-2 decision over Kyle Blevins (Appalachian S.) 34-7
  • 174 – Round 2 – Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa) 26-7 won by 7-2 decision over Seth Creasy (Lock Haven) 17-14
  • 184 – Round 2 – Ryan Loder (Northern Iowa) 33-4 won by 2-1 decision over Grant Gambrall (Iowa) 10-11
  • 285 – Round 2 – Bobby Telford (Iowa) 26-7 won by 6-1 decision over Blayne Beale (Northern Iowa) 28-12

ISU’s Sorenson Advances in NCAA Wrestling Tourney


March 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

ST. LOUIS – Iowa State’s Andrew Sorenson advanced to the second round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday, scoring a 9-5 first-round decision over Drexel’s Jon Booth in the Scottrade Center.  Sorenson will wrestle Marshall Peppelman of Cornell in the second round. Sorenson beat Peppelman earlier this season by technical fall, 21-6.  Four Iowa State wrestlers are still alive in the consolation round that begins again this evening.

Penn State leads the team scoring with 25.5 points. Iowa State sits 42nd with two points.

Sorenson gave up a first-period takedown but tallied a three-point near fall in the second period and had 1:17 of riding time in a 9-5 first-round victory.

Ryak Finch scored an early takedown at 125 pounds but got reversed and fell to Tyler Iwamura of Cal-Bakersfield, 13-2. Luke Goettl scored a late takedown at 141 pounds,  but dropped a 6-4 decision to eighth-seeded Darius Little of North Carolina State. Boaz Beard relinquished a 9-3 decision to Victor Avery of Edinboro. At heavyweight, Iowa State’s Matt Gibson lost a 6-5 decision to Peter Capone of Ohio State.

Poppens Earns WBCA All-Region Accolades


March 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

ATLANTA – Iowa State junior forward Chelsea Poppens was named a WBCA All-Region 5 nominee for the 2012 Division I Coaches’ All-America Team Thursday.

Poppens, an Aplington, Iowa native, was one of seven players in the region to be recognized after earning All-Big 12 honors this season. She was one of three players in the conference to earn unanimous recognition this season after posting career-highs of 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds.

Poppens, the only player in the Big 12 to average a double-double, became the first Cyclone since All-American Angie Welle to grab 300 rebounds in a season. She has posted double-digit scoring in 22 games and recorded 10 or more rebounds 16 times.

On Monday, March 19, the selection committee will review the 52 All-Region nominees and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.

Region 5
Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State
Carolyn Davis, Kansas
Angel Goodrich, Kansas
Tyra White, Texas A&M
Brittney Griner, Baylor
Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Destiny Williams, Baylor

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Thursday Men’s NCAA Tourney Schedule


March 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

At Pittsburgh
East Regional:  Kansas State 70, Southern Mississippi 64
East Regional:  Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65
East Regional:  Gonzaga 77, West Virginia 54
East Regional:  Ohio State 78, Loyola (Md.) 59

At Albuquerque, N.M.
East Regional:  Wisconsin 73, Montana 49
East Regional:  Vanderbilt 79, Harvard 70
South Regional:  Baylor 68, South Dakota State 60
South Regional:  Colorado 68, UNLV 64

At Louisville, Ky.
West Regional:  Murray State 58, Colorado State 41
West Regional:  Marquette 88, BYU 68
South Regional:  Kentucky 81, Western Kentucky 66
South Regional:  Iowa State 77, UConn 64

At Portland, Ore.
West Regional:  Louisville 69, Davidson 62
West Regional:  New Mexico 75,  Long Beach State 68
South Regional: VCU 62, Wichita State 59
South Regional:  Indiana 79, New Mexico State 66

Drake, UNI Women Play Post-Season Games Tonight


March 15th, 2012 by Jim Field

Both Drake and Northern Iowa women’s teams will tip-off post-season tourney play tonight.  Drake will play at South Dakota in the first round of the WNIT.  The Bulldogs are 18-15 while South Dakota is 22-7.  The game will be played at the Dakotadome in Vermillion beginning at 7:00 pm.

UNI will face Stephen F. Austin in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational.  The Panthers are 16-14 on the year and Stephen F. Austin is 23-9.  The game will be played in Nacogdoches, Texas beginning at 7:00 pm.

Drake Beats North Dakota 70-64 Wednesday in CIT 1st Round


March 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa–Junior Ben Simons scored a game-high 24 points and sophomore Rayvonte Rice added 19, all in the second half, to propel the Drake Bulldogs to a 70-64 win over North Dakota Wednesday in the first round of the CollgeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) at the Knapp Center. It was Drake’s first win in a postseason tournament beyond a conference tournament since 1975, and improved the Bulldogs’ record to 18-15. It is the highest win total for Drake under head coach Mark Phelps, and best since the 2007-08 team won 28 games. Drake will now play at Rice in the second round of the CIT on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. (CT).

(Courtesy Drake Athletics)

UConn Latest on Iowa State’s List of Grueling Foes


March 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Iowa State has already knocked off Kansas, Baylor and Kansas State. So forgive the Cyclones if they’re not all that fazed at facing defending national champion Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA tournament. True, UConn has three national titles and a roster full of future NBA stars. But as Scott Christopherson said Wednesday, “Kemba Walker’s not coming back, is he?” Fact is, it’s the Cyclones (22-10) who are the higher seed going into Thursday’s game, a No. 8 to UConn’s No. 9. And it was the Huskies (20-13) who struggled down the stretch in the regular season, dropping nine of their last 13 going into the Big East tournament.

Cards’ Lynn Strong in 1st Start in Loss to Astros


March 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis starter Lance Lynn retired the final eight batters he faced in the Cardinals’ 4-3 loss to Houston on Wednesday. Lynn was destined for the bullpen when spring training opened. But the Cardinals said this week Lynn would be treated like a starter until Chris Carpenter shows he can return to the rotation. A 24-year-old right-hander, Lynn made his major league debut in 2011, going 1-1 in 18 appearances (two starts) with a 3.12 ERA. He appeared in 10 postseason games and was 2-0. His two spring appearances before Wednesday came in relief. Lynn allowed a pair of one-out singles in the first Wednesday before striking out Jack Cust and inducing a lazy fly ball from Jimmy Paredes. He cruised through his final two innings without allowing a base runner.

Chiefs Sign Free-Agent RB Peyton Hillis


March 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back Peyton Hillis, giving the team a formidable duo in the ground game with Jamaal Charles. Hillis had a drama- and injury-filled second season in Cleveland after rushing for 1,177 yards in 2010. Terms of the deal weren’t immediately disclosed. He won a nationwide fan vote to be the cover figure for “Madden NFL 12,” but then rushed for just 587 yards last season. Hillis sat out last Sept. 25 against Miami with a bout of strep throat, an incident that didn’t sit well with some teammates. He also missed a treatment for his ailing hamstring when he left during a work week to get married. Hillis, a seventh-round pick out of Arkansas in 2008, also played two seasons with Denver.