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Big 12: 9 Possible Bowl Teams, 2 Vie for Auto BCS


November 15th, 2011 by Jim Field

With three weeks left in the Big 12′s first round-robin schedule, the league’s automatic BCS berth could come down to one game.  Second-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 5 Oklahoma play in the regular season finale. With no more Big 12 championship game, the winner of that Dec. 3 game at Oklahoma State will be headed to the BCS – if the Sooners don’t slip up before then.  While No. 16 Kansas State could still tie for the regular-season conference title, the Wildcats are out of the mix for the automatic BCS bid because of losses to both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.  The Wildcats, Baylor and Texas are already bowl eligible while Missouri, Texas A&M, Iowa State and Texas Tech each need only one more win to give the league nine bowl teams.

Saint Mary’s Tops Northern Iowa 57-41


November 15th, 2011 by Jim Field

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) – Matthew Dellavedova scored 11 points, Rob Jones added 10 and 10 rebounds and Saint Mary’s overcame a sluggish start to beat Northern Iowa 57-41 on Monday night.  The Gaels (2-0) missed nine of their first 11 shots but went on two 19-4 runs, at the end of the first half and again midway through the second half, to roll to their second consecutive lopsided win. Saint Mary’s beat Fresno Pacific by 40 points in its opener.  Dellavedova shot only 4 of 12 from the floor but made two 3-pointers and had eight points during the Gaels’ big run after halftime. One of four starters returning for Saint Mary’s, Dellavedova added seven assists.  Johnny Moran scored 13 points and Chip Rank added 11 for Northern Iowa (1-1). The Panthers shot just 32 percent and trailed by as much as 28.

Iowa defeats North Carolina A&T 95-79


November 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Melsahn Basabe had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Iowa defeated North Carolina A&T 95-79 Monday night. Matt Gatens led Iowa (2-0) with 27 points and Eric May contributed 20 points and nine rebounds for the Hawkeyes (2-0). Iowa scored the first 10 points of the second half, with the sophomore Basabe scoring six. A jumper from the Aggies’ A.J. Buck ended the streak after nearly four minutes. A brief North Carolina A&T scoring run cut Iowa’s lead from 25 to 14. Marc Hill and Nic Simpson connected after Hill’s steal for an open 3-pointer. Anthony Estes hit a layup on the next possession and Buck’s tip-in brought the Aggies as close as they would come in the second half. Hill had 20 points to lead North Carolina A&T (0-2). The Aggies had 10 steals.

2-A/3-A High School Football Semi-Finals


November 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Class 3A – Semifinals

  • Decorah 35, Harlan 14
  • Union 42, A-D-M 28

Class 2A – Semifinals

  • Iowa City Regina 35, Dyersville Beckman 28
  • Spirit Lake 35, West Marshall 14

Championship Games at the UNI-Dome

Fri., Nov. 18th:

  • 8 Player @ 10:35-a.m. – Murray (12-1) vs. Fremont-Mills (12-0)
  • Class A @ 2:05-p.m. – Lisbon (13-0) vs. West Hanock (12-1)
  • Class 4A @ 7:05-p.m.  Bettendorf (12-1) vs. WDM Valley (13-0)

Sat., Nov. 19th

  • Class 1A @ 10:05-a.m. – St. Ansgar (11-2) vs. St.Albert (13-0)
  • Class 2A @ 1:05-p.m. – Iowa City Regina (13-0) vs. Spirit Lake (13-0)
  • Class 3A @ 4:05-p.m. – Union (11-2) vs. Decorah (11-2)

Cardinals choose Matheny as La Russa’s successor


November 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have introduced Mike Matheny as their new manager. Matheny will replace Tony La Russa, who abruptly retired after the Cardinals won the World Series last month. Even though Matheny has no managing experience, general manager John Mozeliak said the four-time Gold Glove catcher stood out from a group of candidates that began with about 35 names. Matheny donned a No. 22 Cardinals jersey at his inaugural news conference. The 41-year-old Matheny called it the greatest honor of his life. The Cardinals expect to finalize the coaching staff by the end of the week. Mozeliak said pitching coach Dave Duncan should be back.

Royce White Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week


November 14th, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore Royce White made an auspicious debut on Saturday and the Big 12 Conference honored him with his performance. White, a native Minneapolis, Minn., earned the season’s first Big 12 Rookie of the Week Award by a select panel of media covering the league.

White was instrumental in Iowa State’s season-opening win over Lehigh, recording a double-double with 25 points and 11 boards in his first official game in over two years. The 6-8, 270-pounder was 9-of-15 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line en route to his game-high 25 points. He also had two assists and three blocks.

White’s effort was one of the best Cyclone debuts in recent memory, bettering Jackson Vroman’s 23-point, 10-rebound performance in his first game as a Cyclone vs. Coe in 2002.

It marks the second consecutive year where a Cyclone earned the season’s first Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Award. Jake Anderson opened the 2010-11 campaign by claiming the honor.

8AM Sportscast 11-14-2011

Podcasts, Sports

November 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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2-A/3-A HS Football Semi-Finals


November 14th, 2011 by Jim Field

Class 2-A:

  • Final -- Iowa City Regina 35, Dyersville Beckman Catholic 28
  • Final -- Spirit Lake 35, West Marshall 14

Class 3-A:

  • Final -- Decorah 35, Harlan 14
  • 7:30 pm -- Union (10-2) vs. ADM (12-0)

UNI Men Roll to First Win


November 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jake Koch scored 18 points in Northern Iowa’s 63-46 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Northern Iowa entered the second half leading by eight, 33-25, but went on a 24-12 run to take a 57-37 lead with 5:07 remaining in the game. During the run, Koch hit two 3-pointers, grabbed a rebound and blocked a shot. Koch shot 6 for 8 from the field and also dished four assists.

Anthony James scored 13 points for Northern Iowa and Marc Sonnen added 12 points from the bench.

Old Dominion out-rebounded Northern Iowa 33-31 but shot a paltry 27.3 percent (12 of 44) from the field, compared to 49 percent (24 of 49) for Northern Iowa, and only hit 68 percent (17-25) of its free throws.

Northern Iowa has made a 3-pointer in 360 straight games.

Royce White Leads ISU Men in Season Opener


November 14th, 2011 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Royce White scored 25 points in his first game in two years, and Iowa State unveiled its new-look team with an 86-77 season-opening victory over Lehigh on Saturday.

White, who started his college career at Minnesota but never played for the Gophers, is one of four Division I transfers playing for the Cyclones, who got 12 points from returning regular Scott Christopherson and shot 65 percent (17 of 26) in the second half.

Lehigh (0-2) led St. John’s by 16 points in its opener before losing 78-73 and trailed Iowa State just 39-37 in the final minute of the first half. But White converted a three-point play off a crowd-pleasing dunk with 8.8 seconds left in the half, and the Cyclones outscored Lehigh 37-14 in the first 12 1/2 minutes of the second half to break it open.

Holden Greiner led Lehigh with 17 points, and C.J. McCollum scored 16.

Iowa State also got solid contributions from its other transfers. Chris Babb (Penn State), Chris Allen (Michigan State) and Anthony Booker (Southern Illinois) each scored 10 points, and Babb handed out five assists.

But White, the most highly regarded of the newcomers, clearly was the star in this one.

The brawny 6-foot-8 sophomore was 9 for 15 from the field with two dunks, grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked three shots and had two assists.