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Cardinals Unveil New Uniforms for the 2013 Season

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November 16th, 2012 by Jim Field

St. Louis Cardinals New Uniforms

The St. Louis Cardinals today unveiled new uniforms for the 2013 season, the first update to the teams’ wardrobe in more than a decade. For the first time in more than 80 years, the team will wear an alternate uniform on Saturdays that will feature “St. Louis” in place of “Cardinals” on the jersey.

“We are excited about the new uniforms,” said Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III, who led the design efforts. “We think the design improvements will be popular with both players and fans — particularly the addition of the alternate jersey on home Saturdays.”

The Cardinals will be the 27th team in MLB to add an alternate jersey to their lineup and the fourth to use off-white. The home alternate jersey will be worn on home Saturdays and will feature “St. Louis” in place of “Cardinals” under the iconic birds on the bat. The jersey and matching pants feature an off-white color, red piping, and the player number on the front.  All the team’s jerseys (home, road, home alternate) will feature more detail in the embroidery, consistent with the graphical logo used by the club since 1998. The richer detail is made possible by advances in the manufacturing process. In addition to being one of the most
recognized logos in baseball, the iconic Cardinals Birds on Bat logo is one of the highest quality logos in MLB. It is produced using chenille stitching directly embroidered onto the jersey, a more painstaking method than the traditional twill patch application used by other teams.  It takes over an hour to stitch each individual jersey, with nearly 40,000 stitches required for the home and road jerseys. Majestic uses the latest embroidery technology and most talented sewing staff at their Pennsylvania facility to produce the uniforms.

With the 2013 jerseys, fans will notice much more detail in the birds. Additional changes include a slight modification to the size of the numbers on the front of the jersey (dropping from 4 inches to 3 ½”). All jerseys are available in both the traditional double knit and the Cool Base, a lightweight moisture wicking performance fabric that is popular with players. In addition to the jersey changes, the team will wear red caps with their road uniforms, while the blue cap will remain a road alternate. The team will also wear a new batting practice cap this season.  Fans may purchase the 2013 authentic jerseys at the Cardinals Official Team Store at Busch Stadium exclusively through Thanksgiving and at other local outlets thereafter. While supplies last, the Cardinals Official Team Store at Busch Stadium is offering a free set of pint glasses featuring the new St. Louis logo with the purchase of the 2013 home alternate jersey. The store is also offering, for a fee, on-site jersey customization to accommodate holiday shoppers looking for a unique personalized gift. The team store is open 10 AM – 6 PM seven days a week, except holidays. The store will have extended hours on Black Friday (8AM – 6PM) and will have a number of Black Friday Specials.

No. 23 Michigan Hopes to Beat Iowa in Home Finale

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November 16th, 2012 by Jim Field

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan defensive tackle Will Campbell wishes he was wrapping up a fourth season with coach Brady Hoke.

Two years, though, have been better than none for Campbell.

He came to campus during the Rich Rodriguez era and is finishing up under Hoke. Campbell and the other fourth-year players were one game under .500 during their first two seasons and have a combined 18-5 record this year and last.

The 23rd-ranked Wolverines (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten) hope to 23 seniors out with a win against Iowa (4-6, 2-4) in their home finale Saturday.

After losing four straight, Iowa needs to beat Michigan and then Nebraska to qualify for a bowl.

U. of Iowa Leader Issues Apology in Athletics Case

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November 16th, 2012 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa President Sally Mason is apologizing for the school’s failure to protect athletes and employees in its handling of a former athletics department official accused of sexual harassment.

Mason said in a statement Friday that the university will make changes to avoid a repeat of what she called an “isolated breakdown” in the case of Peter Gray, who resigned last week after working as associate director of athletics student services since 2002.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen published an internal report that accused Gray of violating the school’s sexual harassment policy through improper touching that included shoulder massages, hugging and rubbing. The report says the behavior dated back to Gray’s earlier employment at Iowa in the 1990s and continued despite complaints from colleagues, coaches and at least one athlete.

2012 Iowa Girls High School Preseason Basketball Rankings

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November 16th, 2012 by Jim Field

Class 5-A
School
2011-12 Record
1
Southeast Polk
24-2
2
Mason City
21-3
3
Iowa City High
17-7
4
Muscatine
19-4
5
Waukee
20-6
6
Iowa City West
25-1
7
Ames
16-7
8
Des Moines East
15-6
9
Cedar Rapids Prairie
12-10
10
West Des Moines Valley
14-9
Class 4-A
School
2011-12 Record
1
Bishop Heelan
24-2
2
Winterset
19-5
3
Benton
24-1
4
Cedar Rapids Xavier
18-6
5
Dallas Center-Grimes
18-6
6
Waverly-Shell Rock
17-6
7
Dubuque Wahlert
20-5
8
Western Dubuque
13-9
9
Indianola
11-12
10
Washington
18-5
11
Ballard
19-7
12
North Scott
11-11
13
Perry
11-11
14
Lewis Central
20-3
15
Denison-Schleswig
15-9
Class 3-A
School
2011-12 Record
1
Davenport Assumption
25-2
2
MOC-Floyd Valley
27-1
3
Estherville-Lincoln Central
24-3
4
Spirit Lake
18-6
5
Mediapolis
22-2
6
Union
19-3
7
Cascade
18-5
8
Central Lee
20-5
9
Mid-Prairie
17-6
10
North Polk
16-7
11
Camanche
16-8
12
Bondurant-Farrar
22-3
13
Center Point-Urbana
15-8
14
New Hampton
16-8
15
Clarke
17-4
Class 2-A
School
2011-12 Record
1
Western Christian
25-3
2
IKM-Manning
24-3
3
Panorama
22-2
4
Bellevue
25-1
5
Aplington-Parkersburg
18-5
6
Maquoketa Valley
23-1
7
West Hancock
25-1
8
Lawton-Bronson
18-6
9
Missouri Valley
22-2
10
North Butler
21-2
11
North Linn
22-4
12
Central Decatur
19-5
13
West Branch
14-9
14
Iowa Valley
13-9
15
Manson-NW Webster
18-5
Class 1-A
1
Bedford
26-2
2
Ar-We-Va
21-4
3
Burlington Notre Dame
18-6
4
Newell-Fonda
19-6
5
Central Lyon
21-4
6
Grundy Center
20-4
7
Adair-Casey
19-3
8
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
21-5
9
West Sioux
25-2
10
Stanton
15-7
11
Clarksville
16-7
12
Villisca
19-4
13
Preston
15-7
14
Turkey Valley
15-10
15
Bellevue Marquette Catholic
10-11

8AM Sportscast 11-16-2012

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November 16th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Cyclones seek to get bowl eligible against Kansas

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Paul Rhoads ticked off in his head, one by one, the number of questions it took this week before someone finally asked him about his Cyclones winning their sixth game. “That’s not bad. I thought it would take two,” the Iowa State coach said with a smile.

The Cyclones (5-5, 2-5 Big 12) haven’t been to a postseason game in back-to-back years since the 2005-06 seasons, when they went under former coach Dan McCarney. The program has only been to 11 in its meager history, including the Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers last December.

Iowa State can become eligible by beating Kansas on Saturday or West Virginia in its finale.

Chiefs’ draft history big reason for 1-8 record

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has often said free agency is a flawed way to build a team, where players available are often overpriced or on the downward side of their careers. Sure, it’s always necessary to sign a few guys to plug holes, but Pioli would much rather draft the right guys, develop them from within the organization, and generate the kind of stability that has made franchises such as the Pittsburgh Steelers the model of NFL success.

Problems arise when you don’t draft the right guys, though. The result can be a 1-8 record.

Chiefs OL Jon Asamoah has surgery on thumb

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs offensive lineman Jon Asamoah will miss Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals after surgery on one of his thumbs. Wide receiver Jon Baldwin has not been cleared following a head injury sustained in last week’s game against Pittsburgh and is unlikely to be available. Tight end Jake O’Connell is also expected to miss the game with an ankle injury.

The Chiefs have been ravaged by injuries this season. Center Rodney Hudson, tight end Kevin Boss and defensive end Glenn Dorsey are all on injured reserve. Quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn have both sustained concussions.

Russ Hochstein is likely to start in place of Asamoah on the line. Steve Breaston and Dexter McCluster would help fill the void left by Baldwin.

Iowa throttles Howard 66-36

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Junior Devyn Marble scored a season-high 22 points and Iowa throttled Howard 66-36 on Thursday night for its third straight win. Aaron White added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Hawkeyes (3-0), who cruised despite hitting just four 3s in 21 tries.

Iowa took a 36-16 halftime lead over the overmatched Bison and never looked back. The Hawkeyes held Howard to the fewest points scored against them under third-year coach Fran McCaffery. Mike Phillips had 11 to lead Howard (0-2), a MEAC school coming off a 10-21 season in 2011-12.

State Football Championship Schedule: Fri., Nov. 16th 2012

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls….

Class 1-A:

11:06a.m. – Iowa City Regina (13-0) vs. St. Albert (12-1)

Class 2-A:

2:06-p.m. – Spirit Lake (12-1) vs. Mediapolis (13-0)

Class 4-A:

7:06-p.m. – Ankeny (13-0) vs. Cedar Rapids Xavier (13-0)