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Iowa RB McCall Leaves Program

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January 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa freshman running back Mika’il McCall is leaving the program. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said Wednesday that McCall intends to transfer. The 18-year-old McCall had a promising debut, rushing for 61 yards in the season opener before breaking his ankle. He returned in late November, but had just 4 yards rushing in a win over Purdue. McCall, from Dolton, Illinois was suspended for the final two games because of an undisclosed violation.

James, Northern Iowa Defeat Indiana State 65-48

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January 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Anthony James scored 16 points and Northern Iowa used a 13-0 run late in the first half to down Indiana State 65-48 on Wednesday night. Marc Sonnen added 15 points and Jake Koch 11 for the Panthers (11-4, 1-2 Missouri Valley). Dwayne Lathan led the Sycamores with 15 points (10-4, 1-2). Carl Richard scored 10. The Panthers shot 43 percent (24 of 56) but converted 7 of 15 3-pointers. Indiana State was limited to 37 percent from the floor (18 of 48). Lathan cut the Sycamores’ early deficit to 15-11 with 8:23 left. But then Northern Iowa strung together 13 consecutive points for a 28-11 lead with 2:40 to go in the first half. The Panthers led 32-16 at the break, but Indiana State trimmed it to 33-28 on Jordan Printy’s 3-pointer with 17:24 to play. However, Northern Iowa closed the game with a 12-2 run.

Iowa State Upends Texas 77-71

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January 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s transfer-laden team has struggled with consistency at times this season. The newcomers didn’t have any trouble carrying the Cyclones in their Big 12 debuts. Chris Babb scored 17 points and Iowa State beat Texas 77-71 Wednesday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Royce White added 14 points and Chris Allen scored 13 for the Cyclones (11-3), who won their league opener for the first time in five seasons. They did so behind Babb, White, Allen and fellow newcomer Anthony Booker, who combined for 55 of Iowa State’s 77 points. Texas star J’Covan Brown finished with 19 points despite missing most of the second half after turning his right ankle. Clint Chapman added a career-high 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Longhorns, who lost just their second Big 12 opener in 14 tries under coach Rick Barnes. Sheldon McClellan’s layup with 16 seconds left pulled the Longhorns (10-4) within 75-71. But that was as close as they would get, as Allen sealed it from the free-throw line.

Texas and Iowa State entered league play with matching records and lingering questions about whether they can make a run in the Big 12. The Longhorns dropped neutral-site games to Oregon State and North Carolina State, and then got pounded by No. 3 North Carolina 82-63 just before Christmas. The Cyclones won their last five games in non-conference play, but a narrow 67-65 win over Mississippi Valley State last weekend had coach Fred Hoiberg fuming over his team’s effort. It was much better against the Longhorns, as Iowa State won its sixth in a row dating back to a loss at No. 16 Michigan a month ago.

Iowa Gets Another Road Win, 64-62 Over Minnesota

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January 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the first time in five seasons, Iowa has back-to-back Big Ten victories on the road. The Hawkeyes were determined and poised enough to overcome an 11-point deficit at Minnesota late in the first half and even endure six straight missed free throws in the final 40 seconds. The Gophers simply lost their way — and their confidence. Matt Gatens had 19 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead Iowa’s second-half surge past Minnesota for a 64-62 win on Wednesday night. Maverick Ahanmisi’s runner from the edge of the lane in traffic bounced off the other side of the rim as the buzzer sounded, giving the Hawkeyes (10-6, 2-1) their first win over their border-state rival in five years. Fueled by a head-turning victory at then-No. 11 Wisconsin last weekend, the Hawkeyes hounded the Gophers into 4 for 23 shooting from 3-point range and forced 6-foot-11 center Ralph Sampson III into six turnovers. Up next for Iowa is a home game against No. 6 Ohio State, then a trip to No. 10 Michigan State, followed by a visit from No. 16 Michigan.

 

Iowa OT Reiff Declares for NFL Daft

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January 4th, 2012 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff has announced he has declared for the NFL draft.

The Gazette in Cedar Rapids reports the 23-year-old native of Parkston, S.D., confirmed his decision Tuesday.

The 6-foot 6-inch 300 pound Reiff was a first-team all-Big Ten pick this fall and second-team as a junior. He is projected by many to be a first-round pick.

He played four years for the Hawkeyes, starting for nearly three full-seasons. He was red-shirted his freshman year, keeping him eligible for four more seasons, and next season would have been his final year of eligibility.

Iowa State Hires Messingham as Offensive Coordinator

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January 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has named wide receivers coach Courtney Messingham as its offensive coordinator. Messingham replaces Tom Herman, who left to become the offensive coordinator for Urban Meyer at Ohio State. Messingham has spent three seasons under coach Paul Rhoads, coaching tight ends in 2009 and 2010. Messingham is a Waterloo, Iowa native and played at Northern Iowa. He was the head coach at Upper Iowa from 2003-04 and an assistant at Southern Mississippi and Missouri State before joining the Cyclones. Rhoads says in a statement that Messingham has earned the promotion through his hard work as a  coach and recruiter. Rhoads says there’s no timetable for hiring a receivers coach to replace Messingham.

8AM Sportscast 01-04-2012

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January 4th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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HSBB: Atlantic at Lewis Central Boys 01-03-2012

Podcasts, Sports

January 4th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the game played Tuesday, January 3rd.

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Tuesday Wrestling Results

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January 4th, 2012 by Jim Field

Corning Double Dual:
Clarinda 46, Corning 33
Clarinda 62, Red Oak 18
Corning 52, Red Oak 30

Tuesday Girls High School Basketball Results

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January 4th, 2012 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10:

  • Lewis Central 67, Atlantic 33
  • Glenwood 65, Harlan 45
  • Kuemper Catholic 49, Denison-Schleswig 42
  • Shenandoah 45, Clarinda 36

Western Iowa:

  • Riverside 45, Fremont-Mills 42

Rolling Hills:

  • CAM 52, Ankeny Christian Academy 21
  • Exira/EHK 61, Walnut 40
  • Iowa Christian Academy 65, Paton-Churdan 26

Others:

  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 73, Madrid 29
  • Corning 49, Mount Ayr 27
  • Jefferson-Scranton 45, Prairie Valley 42
  • Nishnabotna 62, Heartland Christian 21
  • OA-BCIG 78, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 37
  • West Central Valley 63, Earlham 56
  • Ar-We-Va 61, Charter Oak-Ute 23
  • Woodbine 44, Logan-Magnolia 35