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Vandenberg, Coker lead Iowa new backfield

Sports

September 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi spent the past two seasons handing off to a revolving door of talented running backs. The Hawkeyes are hoping new starter James Vandenberg can spend the next two years handing off to Marcus Coker and getting the heck out of the way. Iowa’s new backfield duo of Vandenberg and Coker will make its debut on Saturday when the Hawkeyes host FCS school Tennessee Tech in the opener. Vandenberg will be making his fourth career start, and Coker his fifth. They’ve never started at the same time, but Iowa is confident the pair will emerge as focal points for its rebuilt offense in 2011.

Tennessee Tech-Iowa Capsule

Sports

September 2nd, 2011 by Jim Field

 By The Associated Press
     Tennessee Tech (0-0) vs. Iowa (0-0), 11 a.m. (BTN)
     Series Record: First meeting.
     WHAT’S AT STAKE
     Saturday’s opener will allow junior James Vandenberg to settle
into his new role as the Hawkeyes starting quarterback. Iowa also
has six new starters on defense, which won’t have much time to gel
with a trip to Iowa State looming. The most important thing for the
Hawkeyes will be to survive the game without any major injuries.
Tennessee Tech is hoping to push for the Ohio Valley title, and a
decent showing against a Big Ten team could help them do just that.
     KEY MATCHUP
     Tennessee Tech’s front seven vs. Iowa RB Marcus Coker. Coker is
one of the more physical backs in the country, and the Golden
Eagles won’t likely see anyone like him all year. The Hawkeyes will
have an easy afternoon if they can just give it to Coker between
the tackles and let he and his offensive line march down the field.
     PLAYERS TO WATCH
     Iowa: WR Keenan Davis. It’s now or never for Davis, who’s in
line to be the Hawkeyes’ second option next to star Marvin McNutt.
     Tennessee Tech: WR Tim Benford. He ranks second in school
history with 151 receptions and is third with 2,174 yards
receiving.
     FACTS & FIGURES
     Iowa has won its last 10 openers by an average of 31.5 points
and is 17-4 at Kinnick Stadium since 2008…Tennessee Tech’s alumni
include Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith, who spent 12 seasons with
the Golden Eagles from 1987-98…The Hawkeyes could have as many as
eight new starters, including Davis and safety Collin Sleeper.

Northern Iowa-Iowa State Capsule

Sports

September 2nd, 2011 by Jim Field

 By The Associated Press
     Northern Iowa (0-0) vs. Iowa State (0-0), 6 p.m., No TV
     Series Record: Iowa State leads 19-4-3.
     WHAT’S AT STAKE
     Northern Iowa is one of the few teams Iowa State is expected to
beat this season, and the Cyclones can’t afford to let this one
slip away given how tough their schedule appears to be. The
Panthers could gain some serious momentum for their FCS season and
avenge last year’s ugly 27-0 loss in Ames by beating Iowa State.
     KEY MATCHUP
     Northern Iowa QB Tirrell Rennie vs. Iowa State’s secondary.
Rennie is one of the best running quarterbacks in the FCS, but he
threw just eight TD passes and 11 interceptions in 2010. The
Cyclones will look to force the Panthers into passing situations
and hope Rennie will make mistakes like he did in tossing two picks
a year ago.
     PLAYERS TO WATCH
     Iowa State: QB Steele Jantz. It’s the first career start for
Jantz, who figures to be dangerous with his feet. If he can make
plays with his arm, too, the Cyclones could have a find on their
hands.
     Michigan State: RB/KR Carlos Anderson. He returned two kickoffs
for touchdowns in 2010 and could even things up for the Panthers on
special teams.
     FACTS & FIGURES
     When Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says the Panthers have “track
speed,” he isn’t kidding. According to Panthers spokesman Colin
McDonough, three of the four members of the school’s 400-meter
relay team will play on Saturday…The game will mark the debut of
a new $5 million scoreboard at Jack Trice Stadium, which will be
five times larger than the old one…Northern Iowa is 9-20 against
FBS opponents since 1985.

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September 2nd, 2011 by Doug Evans

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Week 2 (9/2) HS Football Schedule

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September 2nd, 2011 by Jim Field

Non-District

Atlantic @ Kuemper Catholic – LIVE on KJAN & KJAN.com, pre-game @ 6:45, kick-off @ 7:30 –
Lewis Central @ Thomas Jefferson
Winterset @ Carlisle
Creston @ Norwalk
Carroll @ Dallas Center-Grimes
Glenwood @ St. Albert
Abraham Lincoln @ Harlan
Red Oak @ Shenandoah
Underwood @ Missouri Valley
Logan-Magnolia @ Clarinda
IKM-Manning @ SCAL-RCL
West Central Valley @ Woodward-Granger
Corning @ Nodaway Valley
Panorama @ Earlham
Woodward Academy @ Clarinda Academy
Riverside @ Griswold
Audubon @ Guthrie Center
A-H-S-T @ Treynor
West Harrison @ Tri-Center
Mount Ayr @ Bedford
Des Moines Christian @ Exira/EHK — Brett Johnson will have live updates —

8-Man, Non-District

Fremont-Mills @ Adair-Casey
Murray @ Harmony
CAM @ Stanton
Essex @ East Union
Lamoni @ Sidney
Lenox @ East Mills
Mormon Trail @ Moravia
Ankeny Christian @ Tri-County
Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Grandview Park Baptist
Ar-We-Va @ River Valley
Boyer Valley @ Kingsley-Pierson
Woodbine @ Whiting
Twin Cedars @ East Greene
Glidden-Ralston @ Newell-Fonda
Charter Oak-Ute @ Remsen Union
South Page @ Seymour
Melcher-Dallas @ Villisca

Thursday Volleyball Results

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September 2nd, 2011 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10:

  • (3-0) Atlantic 25-25-25, Creston 17-23-22 (see stats below)
  • (3-0) Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 11-18-16
  • (3-2) Lewis Central 20-25-18-25-15, Harlan 25-12-25-21-12
  • (3-0) Red Oak 25-25-25, Shenandoah 12-16-20

Rolling Hills:

  • (3-1) Adair-Casey 25-22-25-25, Ankeny Christian Academy 6-25-8-13
  • (3-1) Exira-EHK 25-24-25-25, Paton-Churdan 22-26-23-22
  • (3-1) Walnut 17-25-25-26, CAM 25-20-18-24
  • (3-1) Iowa Christian Academy 25-20-25-25, Glidden-Ralston 20-25-18-21

Western Iowa:

  • (2-1) Essex 25-2-17, Riverside 15-25-15
  • (2-0) Tri-Center 25-25, Abraham Lincoln 21-23
  • (2-0) Tri-Center 25-26, St. Albert 18-24

Others:

  • (2-0) A-D-M 21-21, West Central Valley 12-18
  • (2-0) Bedford 25-25, Essex 4-8
  • (3-1) Charter Oak-Ute 25-25-19-25, West Harrison 22-20-25-10
  • (3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Ogden 9-12-11
  • (2-0) Abraham Lincoln 25-25, St. Albert 21-17
  • (3-0) Des Moines Christian 25-25-25, Panorama 17-17-14
  • (3-0) IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Ar-We-Va 16-22-14
  • (2-0) Interstate 35, Truro 21-21, West Central Valley 12-19
  • (2-1) Knoxville 21-17-15, West Central Valley 8-21-7
  • (3-0) Martensdale-St Marys 25-25-25, Lenox 22-16-17
  • (2-0) Newton 21-21, West Central Valley 12-16
  • (2-0) Perry 21-21, West Central Valley 16-12
  • (3-1) Villisca 25-25-9-25, Corning 21-20-25-22
  • (3-1) Woodbine 25-25-22-25, Logan-Magnolia 23-22-25-14

Atlantic Coach Chris Jahnke says:

“It was nice to start the season with a win. We have had lots of practice and it was time to get the season going. The team had a few first match hiccups but for the most part they played well. I was most impressed with how the team stayed composed when they fell behind a couple of times. One of our strengths will be how well this team works together. Katie Groves played  well on the outside while Nora Walker and Sam McConnell controlled the game from the middle. Our setters, Paige Kennon and Shelby Worth did a nice job of spreading the ball around. We will need to continue to improve each night if we are to reach our goals.”

Atlantic stats:

  • Sam Petersen —   6/10 attacks, 4 kills
  • Nora Walker  –  3/5 attacks, 2 kills, 2 blocks
  • Katie Groves  –  8/10 attacks, 6 kills, 1 block, 15/16 serves, 3 aces, 25 assists
  • Sam McConnell  –  7/8 attacks, 6 kills, 2 blocks, 8/12 serves, 1 assist
  • Paige Kennon  –  3/5 attacks, 2 kills,  12/13 serves, 1 ace, 6 digs, 10 assists
  • Shelby Worth –  3/4 attacks, 3 kills, 1 block, 7/7 serves, 9 digs, 9 assists
  • Taylor Barry  — 17/20 serves, 6 digs
  • Mackenzie Holmes — 9/9 serves, 2 aces, 15 digs

Firm gets Iowa sports rights to 2026

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September 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa athletics department has given the company that manages its sports marketing a contract extension through 2026 and the right to sell the name of its basketball court in exchange for guaranteed payments totaling $114 million. Learfield Communications beat out several firms in 2006 for a 10-year contract to exclusively broadcast Iowa athletic events on the radio, negotiate corporate sponsorship agreements and generate other advertising income. Iowa was guaranteed $55.1 million. But in a move that has escaped public scrutiny, records show Iowa agreed in November 2009 to extend the contract by another 10 years and give Learfield the ability to sell naming rights to the court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Cable television provider Mediacom in February secured the naming rights for terms that haven’t been released.

Pujols and Cardinals slam Brewers again, 8-4

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September 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Albert Pujols hit a grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with an 8-4 win Thursday. Rafael Furcal led off the game with a home run for the second game in a row and Pujols also hit a first-inning homer before his third-inning slam. Matt Holiday hit his 200th career home run in the fifth to help the Cardinals win for the sixth time in seven games and move within 7 1/2 games of the Brewers, who hadn’t been swept at home since the Dodgers did it Aug. 24-26, 2010. Milwaukee scored all of its runs on homers by Prince Fielder, Jonathan Lucroy and Corey Hart.

OLB So’oto stars as Packers beat Chiefs 20-19

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September 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – With most of the Super Bowl champions’ marquee players on the sideline, outside linebacker Vic So’oto likely sealed up his roster spot in the Green Bay Packers’ 20-19 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Thursday night’s preseason finale. So’oto, an undrafted free agent out of BYU who ended up in Green Bay after his wife chose among multiple NFL offers, returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown. He had 1 1/2 sacks and a forced fumble. Packers defensive lineman Howard Green, a 340-pounder, gave the Chiefs a scare when he landed directly on top of starting quarterback Matt Cassel. Aaron Rodgers played just one series for the Packers, throwing an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tom Crabtree.

North Dakota stops Drake 16-0 in season opener

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September 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Mitch Sutton ran for 105 yards and North Dakota’s defense sacked Drake quarterback Michael Piatkowski four times as the Fighting Sioux won 16-0 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Joey Bradley completed 18 of 26 passes for 137 yards and Jake Miller ran for an 11-yard score for North Dakota. The Fighting Sioux led 13-0 at the half. North Dakota blocked a field-goal try in the first quarter, and Piatkowski fumbled at the North Dakota 8-yard line on the Bulldogs’ opening drive of the second half. Daryl Brown intercepted Piatkowski’s pass midway through the fourth quarter and returned it 38 yards to the Drake 9. Zeb Miller’s third field goal, a 32-yarder, completed the scoring.