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Thursday 8-Man Semi-Finals

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November 10th, 2011 by Jim Field

Thursday @ the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls

8-Man:

  • Final — Murray 58, Clarksville 35
  • Final — Fremont-Mills 69, Armstrong-Ringsted 26

Nebraska Regent Fears For Player, Fan Safety at PSU

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November 10th, 2011 by Jim Field

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A University of Nebraska regent says he fears for the safety of the Cornhuskers’ football traveling party and fans at Saturday’s game at Penn State. He wants assurances a security plan is in place to protect them.  Regent Tim Clare of Lincoln said he began worrying about safety while watching televised coverage of the scene in State College, Pa., after coach Joe Paterno’s firing Wednesday night. He said Penn State has a raucous atmosphere on a normal football Saturday, and the school owes Nebraska answers.  Penn State police chief Tyrone Parham wrote in an email to the Associated Press on Thursday that his force is “taking extra precautions and has added additional resources for the game.”  Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne declined to comment.

8AM Sportscast 11-10-2011

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November 10th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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2011 Hawkeye 10 Volleyball All-Conference

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November 10th, 2011 by Jim Field

2011 Hawkeye Ten
All Conference Volleyball

First Team
Name                    School            GR            Position
*Jess Schabeen            Harlan            9            M
*Carly DeMarque            Lewis Central        12            M
*Madi Drees            Kuemper            12            M
*Gabi French            Red Oak            12            OH
*Darcy Sunderman        Clarinda            10            M
Morgan Naberhaus        Kuemper            10            S
Asia Kloewer            Harlan            9            L
Megan Scherff            Denison            12            M
Marlee Price            Lewis Central        12            OH
Morgan Lucy            Glenwood            12            M
*Unanimous Selection

2nd Team
Morgan Means            Lewis Central        11            L
Amber Huttmann            Lewis Central        11            S
Brandi Bueltel            Kuemper            11            OH
Kristi Yardas                Red Oak            12            L
Josie Esser                Harlan            11            M
Kaylee Buch                Clarinda            12            OH
Adrienne Mahoney        Red Oak            12            S
Kim Graf                Shenandoah            12            M
Mackenzie Holmes            Atlantic            11            L
McKenna Henze            Glenwood            11            S

Honorable Mention
Sam McConnell            Atlantic            12            M
Lauren Larsen            Harlan            11            OH
Kate Schomers            Harlan            12            RS
Kenzie Bierl                Kuemper            12            L
Chelsey Van Ness            Denison            11            OH
Elizabeth Sieleman            Lewis Central        12            OH
Allyson Karr                Clarinda            12            M
Maddie Holmgren            Red Oak            11            S/RS
Emily Ray                Shenandoah            12            S
Lindsay Hastings            Shenandoah            12            OH

Penn State Fires Paterno, Spanier; Students React

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November 10th, 2011 by Jim Field

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – For the first time in almost a half-century, someone other than Joe Paterno is calling the shots at Penn State.  The winningest coach in major college football history was fired
Wednesday night, sending angry students into the streets where they shouted support for Paterno and tipped over a news van.  Also relieved of duty was Penn State president Graham Spanier.  Both were ousted by a board of trustees fed up with the damage being done to the university’s reputation by a child sex-abuse scandal involving Paterno’s one-time heir apparent.  “Right now, I’m not the football coach. And I’ve got to get used to that. After 61 years, I’ve got to get used to it,” the 84-year-old Paterno said, speaking outside his house. “Let me think it through.”  Paterno had earlier in the day announced his intention to retire at the end of the season, his 46th.  It didn’t matter.  “I’m not sure I can tell you specifically,” board vice chair John Surma replied when asked at a packed news conference why Paterno had to be fired immediately. “In our view, we thought change now was necessary.”  As word of the firings spread, thousands of students flocked to the administration building, shouting, “We want Joe back!” and “One more game!” They then headed downtown to Beaver Avenue, where about 100 police wearing helmets and carrying pepper spray were on standby. Witnesses said some rocks and bottles were thrown, a lamppost was toppled and a news van was knocked over, its windows kicked out.  State College police said early Thursday they were still gathering information on any possible arrests.  The decisions to oust Paterno and Spanier were unanimous, Surma said. Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley will serve as interim coach, and the university scheduled a news conference with him for Thursday morning. Penn State hosts Nebraska on Saturday in the final home game of the season, a day usually set aside to honor seniors on the team.  Provost Rodney Erickson will be the interim school president.  Paterno had come under increasing criticism – including from within the community known as Happy Valley – for not doing more to stop the alleged abuse by former defensive  coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who has been charged with molesting eight boys over 15 years. Some of the assaults took place at the Penn State football complex, including a 2002 incident witnessed by then-graduate assistant and current assistant coach Mike McQueary.  McQueary went to Paterno and reported seeing Sandusky assaulting a young boy in the Penn State showers. Paterno notified the
athletic director, Tim Curley, and a vice president, Gary Schultz, who in turn notified Spanier. Curley and Schultz have been charged with failing to report the incident to authorities, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly earlier this week refused to rule out charges against Spanier.  Paterno is not a target of the criminal investigation, but the state police commissioner called his failure to contact police himself a lapse in “moral responsibility.”  Paterno said in his statement earlier Wednesday that he was “absolutely devastated” by the abuse case.  “This is a tragedy,” Paterno said. “It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.”  The Penn State trustees had already said they would appoint a committee to investigate the “circumstances” that resulted in the indictment of Sandusky, and of Curley and Schultz. The committee will be appointed Friday at the board’s regular meeting, which Gov. Tom Corbett said he plans to attend, and will examine “what failures occurred and who is responsible and what measures are necessary to ensure” similar mistakes aren’t made in the future.  In Washington, the U.S. Department of Education said it has launched an investigation into whether Penn State failed to report incidents of sexual abuse on campus, as required by federal law.  “The Penn State board of trustees tonight decided it is in the
best interest of the university to have a change in leadership to deal with the difficult issues that we are facing,” Surma said. “The past several days have been absolutely terrible for the entire Penn State community. But the outrage that we feel is nothing compared to the physical and psychological suffering that allegedly took place.”  Sandusky, who announced his retirement from Penn State in June
1999, maintained his innocence through his lawyer. Curley has taken a leave of absence and Schultz has decided to step down. They also say they are innocent.  Sandusky founded The Second Mile charity in 1977, working with at-risk youths. It now raises and spends several million dollars each year for its programs. Paterno is listed on The Second Mile’s website as a member of its honorary board of directors, a group that includes business executives, golfing great Arnold Palmer and several NFL Hall of Famers and coaches, including retired Pittsburgh Steelers stars Jack Ham and Franco Harris.
The ouster of the man affectionately known as “JoePa” brings to an end one of the most storied coaching careers – not just in college football but in all of sports. Paterno has 409 victories – a record for major college football – won two national titles and guided five teams to unbeaten, untied seasons. He reached 300 wins faster than any other coach.  Penn State is 8-1 this year, with its only loss to powerhouse Alabama. The Nittany Lions are No. 12 in The Associated Press poll.  After 19th-ranked Nebraska, Penn State plays at Ohio State and at No. 16 Wisconsin, both Big Ten rivals. It has a chance to play in the Big Ten championship game Dec. 3 in Indianapolis, with a Rose Bowl bid on the line.  Paterno has raised millions of dollars for Penn State in his career, and elevated the stature of what was once a sleepy land-grant school. Asked why he was fired over the phone, Surma said, “We were unable to find a way to do that in person without causing further distraction.”  At Paterno’s house, his wife, Sue, was teary-eyed as she blew kisses to the 100 or so students who gathered on the lawn in a show of support.  “You’re all so sweet. And I guess we have to go beat Nebraska without being there,” she said. “We love you all. Go Penn State.”

1-A/2-A State Volleyball First Round Matches

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November 10th, 2011 by Jim Field

Class 1-A First Round

  • Noon — #10 Woodward-Granger (20-5) vs. #1 Tripoli (37-3)
  • Noon — #9 East Union (32-4) vs. #2 LeMars Gehlen Catholic (32-1)
  • 1:30 — #5 Stanton (33-1) vs. #4 Boyden-Hull (27-3)
  • 1:30 — #6 Janesville (29-10) vs. #3 Holy Trinity Catholic (46-2)

Class 2-A First Round

  • 6:00 — #7 Sheldon (36-3) vs. #4 Grundy Center (41-1)
  • 6:00 –  St. Albert (30-9) vs. #2 Lake Mills (44-0)
  • 7:30 — Kuemper Catholic (23-8) vs. #1 Western Christian (47-1)
  • 7:30 — #10 West Liberty (27-10) vs. #3 Dike-New Hartford (41-3)

8-Man State Football Playoff Schedule

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November 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Thursday @ the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls

8-Man:

  • 10:00 am — Clarksville (12-1) vs. Murray (11-1)
  • 1:00 pm — Armstrong-Ringsted (12-0) vs. Fremont-Mills (12-0)

3-A/4-A State Volleyball Tournament First Round Results

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November 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Class 3A – First Round

  • (3-0) Dubuque Wahlert 25-25-25, Harlan 23-21-18
  • (3-1)  Bishop Heelan Catholic 25-24-25-25,  Charles City 17-26-15-22
  • (3-0) Waverly-Shell Rock 25-25-25, Maquoketa 16-15-17
  • (3-2)  Union 25-25-17-25-15, Solon 23-27-25-16-6

Class 4A  – First Round

  • (3-0) Iowa City West 25-25-25, Abraham Lincoln 20-15-20
  • (3-0) Cedar Rapids Kennedy 25-25-25, Dubuque Hempstead 9-21-15
  • (3-1)  Iowa City High 25-16-25-25, Cedar Falls 18-25-10-11
  • (3-0) Ankeny 25-25-25, Waukee 16-12-22

Cyclone Women Open Season Hosting Houston Baptist

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November 9th, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team opens regular season play Friday night when it hosts Houston Baptist at Hilton Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Who: Iowa State vs. Houston Baptist
Where: Ames, Iowa – Hilton Coliseum
When: Friday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
Radio: Cyclone Radio Network/Learfield
Talent: Rich Fellingham (PxP), Molly Parrott (Color)
TV: None
Webcast: Clone Zone
Live Stats: Live stats will be available at cyclones.com.
Live Blog: Matt Shoultz, assistant director of athletics communications, will be holding a live blog during the game at cyclones.com. Fans are encouraged to participate in the blog by asking questions.

Cyclone Notebook
- Iowa State opens its 39th season of play Friday evening when it hosts Houston Baptist at Hilton Coliseum at 7 p.m.
- The Cyclones will drop their 2010-11 NCAA Tournament banner prior to the game.
- Iowa State has won 16-straight season openers dating back to head coach Bill Fennelly’s first season in Ames. ISU is 30-8 all-time in season openers. During the Fennelly era, the Cyclones have won their opening game by an average of 25.1 points.
- Iowa State has an all-time record of 591-513 (.535), including 354-160 (.689) under the direction of Fennelly.
- The Cyclones won exhibition contests against Coe College and Rockhurst by an average of 52 points per game. The Cyclones shot 46.9 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from 3-point range.
- Junior forward Chelsea Poppens led the Cyclones averaging 15.5 points in the two exhibition games. Hallie Christofferson (11.5), Anna Prins (11.0) and Kelsey Harris (10.0) were also in double figures.
- Iowa State’s returning players have combined to start 190 career games. The junior class is led by Chelsea Poppens and Anna Prins, both of which have scored over 500 career points and grabbed over 200 rebounds.

Series Notes
- Iowa State and Houston Baptist are meeting for the first time. HBU is in its first year as a full Division I member after reclassifying in 2007.
- The Cyclones are 11-4 all-time against teams from the Great West Conference. The last meeting against a Great West team was in 2010-11 when ISU beat Chicago State, 62-48, at Hilton Coliseum.

Prins Sidelined
- Junior center Anna Prins will miss at least two weeks after undergoing a scope for a sore right knee Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Trey Bien
- Iowa State has made at least one three-pointer in an NCAA record 517 consecutive games, a streak that dates back to 1995. The Cyclones set the record against Texas on Feb. 21, 2011.

The last time the Cyclones didn’t hit a 3-pointer was on Feb. 15, 1995 against Missouri. That was the season before Fennelly was hired as head coach of the Cyclones.

Nonconference Home Success
- The Cyclones have gone undefeated at home during the nonconference portion of the schedule for six consecutive seasons and have won 58 straight regular-season nonconference contests at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones have not lost a regular-season nonconference home game since the 2003-04 season (Washington).

For more news and notes on Iowa State women’s basketball follow us on twitter (@CycloneWBB).

(ISU press release)

Hawkeyes 2012 Basketball Class Ranked #19 by ESPN

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November 9th, 2011 by Jim Field

Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery is getting the job done on the recruiting trail.  After an 11-20 inaugural season, McCaffery has begun the building process by signing five recruits on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.  Two of those recruits are ESPN Top 100 selections.  Adam Woodbury, a 7-foot-1 center from Sioux City East is the centerpiece of the class.  A four star recruit, Woodbury begins his senior high school season in a couple weeks after choosing Iowa over North Carolina.  Joining Woodbury will be his AAU teammate, Mike Gesell of South Sioux City, Nebraska.  The 6-foot-2 point guard is also a four star recruit.  Other signees include6-foot-1 point guard Anthony Clemmons of Lansing, Michigan, 6-foot-3 shooting guard Patrick Ingram of Indianapolis, Indiana and 6-foot-9 center/forward Kyle Meyer of Alpharetta, Georgia.  All five would be eligible to join the Hawkeyes for the 2012-13 season.  Iowa will open the 2011-12 season this Friday night at home against Chicago State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.  The game tips off at 7:00 pm and will be heard on KJAN.

For more information, visit HawkeyeSports.com.