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The Bobcat season is officially closed

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say the bobcat quota has been filled and the season is closed, as of 11 a.m., today (Monday). There is a grace period for trappers to report any animals to a conservation officer and receive their proper tags.  The grace period officially ends at midnight Nov. 29th.  The grace period only applies to trappers to allow time to move their traps from areas likely frequented by bobcats.  Hunters are not allowed a grace period. 

Bobcats trapped after the grace period must be turned over to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

ISU Guard Babb Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week


November 28th, 2011 by Jim Field

IRVING, Texas- Iowa State junior guard Chris Babb was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week by the league office this morning. He was selected as this week’s best Big 12 newcomer by a select panel of media covering the league.
A native of Arlington, Texas, Babb averaged 15.3 points and 4.3 3-pointers in three Iowa State victories during the week. Babb shot 52.0 percent from 3-point range (13-25) and grabbed 5.0 rebounds, as Iowa State went undefeated at the South Padre Island Invitational.
Babb capped off the week by scoring a career-high 26 points behind a career-high seven 3-pointers in a 90-63 Cyclone win over Rice. Babb was 8-of-13 from the field, 7-of-11 from beyond the arc and recorded a career-high three steals vs. the Owls.
Babb, who was named to the South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament team, has made two or more 3-pointers in all six games and ranks fourth nationally in 3-pointers per game at 3.8.
Babb is the second Cyclone to earn Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors this year. Royce White was the recipient of the honor on Nov. 14.

8AM Sportscast 11-28-2011

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November 28th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


Steelers Beat Chiefs 13-9 Sunday Night


November 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Ben Roethlisberger threw a short touchdown pass to Weslye Saunders and the Pittsburgh Steelers took advantage of four turnovers by Tyler Palko to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 13-9 on Sunday night. Playing with a broken thumb on his throwing hand, Roethlisberger was 21 of 31 for 193 yards and an interception for the Steelers (8-3), whose defense lost All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu to an injury in the first quarter yet still kept the bumbling Chiefs (4-7) from scoring a touchdown.

Kansas City hasn’t reached the end zone since the third quarter against Denver three weeks ago, a span of 45 offensive drives – including the final one Sunday night. The Chiefs marched across midfield to the Pittsburgh 37 when Palko dropped back to pass. He was looking for Dwayne Bowe but threw it high and behind him, and Keenan Lewis hauled in the interception with 29 seconds left to seal the game and keep Pittsburgh tied atop the AFC North with Baltimore.

Rice Leads Drake Over Cal State Northridge 73-49


November 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Rayvonte Rice had 22 points to lead four Drake players scoring in double figures in a 73-49 victory against Cal State Northridge on Saturday. Ben Simons added 14 points and Kurt Alexander and Jordan Clarke 11 each for the Bulldogs (4-2). Stephan Hicks and Josh Greene scored 10 points each for the Matadors (1-4). Hicks had eight rebounds. A 17-3 run during a 5:18 stretch of the first half gave Drake permanent control of the game. Rice had seven points during the surge, which culminated with his layup that gave the Bulldogs a 31-16 lead with 6:05 remaining in the half.

Babb, McGee Lead Iowa State Over Rice 90-63


November 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) – Chris Babb scored 26 points and Tyrus McGee added 17 as Iowa State defeated Rice 90-63 in the South Padre Island Invitational on Saturday night. Chris Allen and Scott Christopherson scored 10 points each for the Cyclones (5-1). Melvin Ejim had eight points and 11 rebounds. Tamir Jackson scored 13 points and Lucas Kuipers 11 for the Owls (4-2). Allen’s 3-pointer with 13:30 remaining in the first half commenced a 13-0 run that gave the Cyclones permanent control of the game. McGee ended the surge with consecutive 3-pointers, the second giving Iowa State a 26-16 lead. The Cyclones led by 29 points in the second half.

James Leads Northern Iowa Over Providence 79-62


November 27th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) – Anthony James scored 22 points to lead Northern Iowa to a 79-62 victory against Providence in the South Padre Island Invitational on Saturday night. Seth Tuttle had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Jake Koch 13 points for the Panthers (5-1), who won their fourth straight game. Vincent Council scored 26 points, LaDontae Henton 16 and Gerard Coleman 13 for the Friars (4-2). Henton had nine rebounds. The Panthers, who defeated a Big East school for the first time in 10 tries, led 40-34 with 15:21 remaining. An 11-2 run over the next 1:44, in which Koch scored six points, gave them control of the game for good.

Northern Iowa and Iowa State were both 4-0 at the South Padre Invitational. The teams play at Iowa State on Wednesday.

Logic Shines in Iowa’s 74-58 Loss to No. 5 Aggies


November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Samantha Logic gave Iowa a glimpse of a bright future despite a tough early season loss. The Hawkeyes lost to No. 5 Texas A&M 74-58 on Saturday, but their 5-foot-9 freshman guard had 16 points and nine rebounds, including five offensive boards in the Lucaya Division championship game at the Junkanoo Jam. Sydney Carter led A&M with 21 points, including 17 in the first half. Adaora Elonu added 13 points for the defending national champs and Kelsey Bone scored 12 points, 10 in the second half. Logic hit 7 of 15 from the field and 2 of 2 free throws for her 16 points. Carter hit 6 of 16 shots and 9 of 10 free throws, adding four steals and four assists to earn MVP honors. Texas A&M forced 25 turnovers, while only turning the ball over 13 times.

Iowa (4-2) hosts Virginia Tech on Wednesday, and the Aggies enter a challenging stretch with a game against No. 15 Purdue on Dec. 4, followed by a visit to No. 2 Connecticut on Dec. 6.


Rosenblatt’s Outfield Bleachers Go to Iowa School

News, Sports

November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The outfield bleachers at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium have been taken down and are on their way to a new home in Iowa. The Omaha World-Herald reports  150 volunteers helped dismantle the bleachers Saturday. The bleachers will be installed at Al Leber Field at St. Albert Catholic Schools in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The College World Series was played at Rosenblatt from 1950 to 2010. The games then moved to a new stadium in downtown Omaha. The Omaha Zoo Foundation bought the Rosenblatt property and plans to demolish the stadium to make way for zoo expansion. Parts of the stadium are slowly being dismantled. Last month, about 90 stadium seats were taken down and moved to Wahoo’s Sam Crawford Field.

Injury-Plagued Nebraska Waits for Bowl Assignment


November 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s priority is to heal up during the weeklong wait to find out its bowl destination. The 22nd-ranked Cornhuskers’ first run through the Big Ten took a physical toll. Five starters were injured or re-injured in Friday’s 20-7 win over Iowa. Coach Bo Pelini praised his team’s resolve for playing so well under the circumstances. The Huskers (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) will find out Dec. 4 where they’ll go for a bowl. Offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles said he and his teammates are disappointed that they won’t be playing for a league title, as they did the last two years in the Big 12, but they are excited about the prospect of winning 10 games for a third straight season.