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Iowa State rolls past Western Illinois 37-3


September 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Steele Jantz threw three touchdown passes and James White ran 56 yards for another score, leading Iowa State to a 37-3 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night. Penalties and turnovers frustrated Iowa State at times, but the Cyclones still had enough to overpower their FCS opponent and start 3-0 for the second straight year and sixth time since 1981. Four of the five previous 3-0 starts led to bowl appearances. Jantz completed 19 of 26 passes for 209 yards, with touchdown throws of 16 and 5 yards to Chris Young and 22 yards to Aaron Horne. He was intercepted once and lost a fumble. Western Illinois (2-1) trailed 31-0 before Pat Smith kicked a 26-yard field goal in the first minute of the fourth quarter. Iowa State was playing its second-team defense by then.

Dodgers pull out win over Cardinals with 2-run 9th


September 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luis Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a run-scoring single to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Jason Motte (4-5) came in trying to protect a 3-2 lead for Jaime Garcia and retired his first two batters. But Andre Ethier kept the Dodgers alive with a single and pinch-runner Dee Gordon stole second before Cruz drove him in with a drive that center fielder Jon Jay barely missed on a diving attempt in front of the warning track. Rivera batted for A.J. Ellis and lined a single off the tip of second baseman Daniel Descalso’s glove, enabling pinch-runner Elian Herrera to score the winning run.

Huskers’ Pelini out of hospital, says he’s ‘fine’


September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, who left Memorial Stadium by ambulance in the middle of Saturday’s game, has been released from a Lincoln hospital after undergoing tests.  Pelini said in a statement immediately after the Cornhuskers’ 42-13 win that “everything checked out just fine.” He said he planned to work Sunday.  Nebraska spokesman Keith Mann said Pelini was out of the hospital Saturday night.

Pelini began feeling ill during the first half, and a member of the Nebraska medical staff checked Pelini’s pulse on the sideline. Doctors treated him in the locker room at halftime. There was no word on the nature of Pelini’s symptoms. Athletic director Tom Osborne said doctors considered the situation serious enough that Pelini needed to be checked out at the hospital.

Harlan wins Red Oak Tiger VB Invitational Saturday


September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Cyclone volleyball team defeated Atlantic, Clarinda, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln and Red Oak in Pool#2, to clinch the Red Oak Tiger Volleyball Invitational, Saturday.The Cyclones won in straight sets before defeating Red Oak in the semifinals, and their second match with Clarinda in the Championship round. The final game saw Harlan beat Clarinda 25-21, 25-22.

Clarinda finished second overall after taking second in Pool 2. They reached the championship with a win over Pool 1 winner, Treynor, who beat Red Oak, Denison-Schleswig, and Creston in Pool 1 play to get to the semifinals.

Members of the All Tournament Team:
Asia Kloewer, Harlan
Samantha Bohnet, Abraham Lincoln
Jenny Bair, Clarinda
Darcy Sunderman, clarinda
Jess Schaben, Harlan
Natalie Mostek, Creston
Grace Blomstedt, Red Oak
Emma Fiene, Treynor
Chaley Rath, Treynor
Kate Walker, Red Oak

Iowa gets past Northern Iowa for 27-16 victory


September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Walk-on fullback Mark Weisman rushed for 113 yards and three short touchdowns as Iowa held off Northern Iowa 27-16 on Saturday. James Vandenberg added 228 yards passing for the Hawkeyes (2-1), who beat the Panthers, a Football Championship Subdivision program, for the 15th straight time despite losing backs Damon Bullock and Greg Garmon to injuries. Weisman, a sophomore with 8 career yards rushing coming into the game, scored from 1, 1 and 2 yards out to help Iowa avoid its third straight home loss dating to 2011. Sawyer Kollmorgen had 245 yards passing and an interception for Northern Iowa (1-2). The Panthers have lost to Wisconsin and Iowa on the road this season by a combined total of just 16 points.

Final: Iowa 27, UNI 16


September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes have defeated the University of Northern Iowa Panthers 27-16 in a game played Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Details to follow. (Please see the latest version of this story posted at 6:13-p.m. Sat., Sept. 15th)

Osborne says Nebraska coach Pelini ‘doing fine’


September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne says coach Bo Pelini is “doing fine” after leaving Saturday’s game against Arkansas State by ambulance after halftime. Pelini fell ill during the first half, and a member of the Nebraska medical staff was seen checking Pelini’s pulse. He stayed on the sideline the rest of the half and was taken to a hospital after doctors treated him in the locker room. Osborne said after the Huskers’ 42-13 win that initial reports from the hospital indicated Pelini was “doing fine” and that “it looks as though he’s in pretty good shape.” Osborne declined to comment on the nature of Pelini’s symptoms. Osborne said it was serious enough that the medical staff thought Pelini needed to be checked out at the hospital.

Bell breaks record as Indiana St. tops Drake 27-10


September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Shakir Bell rushed for a school-record 349 yards and two touchdowns as Indiana State defeated Drake 27-10 Saturday. Bell, who led the nation in rushing last season, broke off a 60-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter to break a 10-10 tie, and added a 48-yard score with 2:56 left in the period for the Sycamores (2-1). Bell held the previous single-game rushing record of 256 yards set last year against Youngstown State. He now has 610 yards rushing in three games this season. Mike Piatkowski completed 31 of 53 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown for Drake (1-2). His 7-yard pass to Nick Rosa in the first quarter gave the Bulldogs a 10-7 lead. Piatkowski needs just 30 more yards to become Drake’s all-time leader in passing.

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N Iowa-Iowa Capsule


September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Associated Press

Northern Iowa (1-1) at Iowa (1-1), 2:42 p.m. (Big Ten Network) – HEAR THE GAME ON KJAN beginning at 12:30 TODAY!

Series Record: Iowa leads 14-1


Northern Iowa can finish what it started three years ago when it almost stunned the Hawkeyes. Iowa needs to bounce back after two sluggish games and prove it has a chance to be a decent team in 2012.


Northern Iowa QB Sawyer Kollmorgen vs. Iowa’s secondary. Kollmorgen has been sensational as a freshman with 6 TD passes and no picks. But Iowa is 14th in the nation in passing defense behind a veteran group of defensive backs


Northern Iowa: RB Carlos Anderson. The speedy senior is a threat from the backfield and in returning punts and kicks. Anderson is obne player who can shift a game in Northern Iowa’s favor with one play.

Iowa: QB James Vandenberg. He’s got no touchdown passes, and his interception with 1:11 sealed a 9-6 loss to Iowa State last week. Iowa needs Vandenberg to start playing like one of the Big Ten’s quarterbacks.


Iowa’s only loss to Northern Iowa came in 1898…Panthers coach Mark Farley picked up his 100th win last Saturday when Northern Iowa routed Division II Central State 59-0…The Hawkeyes and Panthers have each allowed just 26 points through two games…Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens had 19 tackles last week, the most for a Hawkeye in seven years.