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Iowa State Visits Drake Tonight

Sports

November 15th, 2011 by Jim Field

Iowa St-Drake Capsule
By The Associated Press
Iowa State (1-0) at Drake (1-0); Tuesday, 8 p.m., Knapp Center
On The Air: Mediacom

Iowa State-Drake Probable Starters:

Iowa State Cyclones:
G- Scott Christopherson: 12 ppg., 4 rpg.
G- Chris Allen: 10 ppg., 2 rpg.
G- Chris Babb: 10 ppg., 5 apg.
F- Melvin Ejim: 6 ppg., 3 rpg.
F- Royce White: 25 ppg., 11 rpg.

Drake Bulldogs:
G- Karl Madison: 13 ppg., 2 apg.
F- Ben Simons: 12 ppg., 5 rpg.
F- Kraidon Woods: 5 ppg. 4 rpg.
F- Aaron Hawley: 23 ppg., 7 rpg.
F- Jordan Clarke: 11 ppg., 8 rpg.

Notes:
Iowa State hits the road to face Drake in Des Moines on Tuesday
night. The Cyclones and Bulldogs will square off for the 171st
time, with Iowa State leading the series 106-64…The Cyclones
pounded Drake 91-48 last year in Ames, as Scott Christopherson
scored 29 points and was 11-of-11 from the floor…Drake opened its
season with an 83-58 home win over Upper Iowa.

Iowa State Preps for Oklahoma State Offense

Sports

November 15th, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State will face by far its biggest test yet on Friday night when it hosts second-ranked Oklahoma State in a rare nationally televised game for the Cyclones.  Oklahoma State is averaging nearly 52 points a game, which ranks second in the nation, and last week it scored 49 points in the first half of a 66-6 drubbing of Texas Tech.  Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says the Cowboys offense might be the best he’s seen in his coaching career. Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden leads the Cowboys with 3,635 yards passing and 31 touchdowns.

Iowa’s White Earns Big Ten Honor

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November 15th, 2011 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa freshman forward Aaron White has been named the Big Ten’s Co-Rookie of the Week.  White scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in just 18 minutes of a 96-53 win over Chicago State on Friday.  White’s 19 points are believed to be the most ever by a Hawkeyes freshman in his debut.  White, a native of Strongsville, Ohio, shares the honor with Indiana freshman Cody Zeller.

Chiefs’ Cassel Could Miss Season with Hand Injury

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November 15th, 2011 by Jim Field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could miss the remainder of the season after sustaining what coach Todd Haley is calling a “significant” injury to his throwing hand.  Cassel hurt his right hand near the end of the Chiefs’ 17-10 loss to Denver on Sunday. The injury appeared to occur when Cassel was sacked by Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, though Haley wasn’t sure if it was the hit or the way Cassel landed on the turf that caused it.  Haley refused to say whether the team would put the former Pro Bowl quarterback on injured reserve. But he did say “it’s a possibility” when asked whether he’d miss the rest of the season.  Tyler Palko is expected to start Monday night at New England.

Iowa State Backup Gary Will Face Robbery Charge

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November 15th, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Police say robbery charges are pending for Iowa State backup wide receiver Albert Gary following a June incident.  University police Capt. Aaron Delashmutt says Gary hasn’t been formally charged with robbery. Officials have filed paperwork with the court system and are awaiting final approval.  Delashmutt says more information about the case should be available Tuesday.  Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads announced Monday that Gary had been suspended for three games because of the incident. Rhoads says Gary will be available for Friday night’s game against No. 2 Oklahoma State.  Gary, a 22-year-old redshirt sophomore from Ocala, Fla., wasn’t made available to reporters Monday. He has seven catches for 76 yards this season.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.