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ISU AD Jamie Pollard has Successful Heart Surgery


March 11th, 2015 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard underwent successful open heart bypass surgery Tuesday night at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Dr. Christopher Komanapalli, a cardio and vascular surgeon from Iowa Clinic, performed the triple bypass procedure.

Pollard is resting today in the Intensive Care Unit and is expected to remain hospitalized at Iowa Methodist Medical Center for several days.

The Pollard family wishes to offer its gratitude to the many individuals who prayed for Jamie and sent supportive messages as well as the outstanding medical teams which have been treating him.

Hawkeye 10 All-Conference Boys Basketball Selections


March 11th, 2015 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10 Boys All-Conference First Team, 2014-2015

  • Ryan Hawkins*, Atlantic, 11th, F (Unanimous)
  • Jay Wolfe*, Creston, 12th, F (Unanimous)
  • Spencer Pauley*, Denison-Schleswig, 12th, P (Unanimous)
  • Kyle Juhl*, Harlan, 11th, G/F (Unanimous)
  • Mitch Moran*, Lewis Central, 12th, G (Unanimous)
  • Parker Eller, Denison-Schleswig, 12th G
  • Matt Dentlinger, Kuemper, 10th, F
  • Makon Anderson, Shenandoah, 11th, P

Hawkeye 10 Boys All-Conference Second Team, 2014-2015

  • Garrett Franken, Atlantic, 10th, F
  • Jacob Lewis, Glenwood, 12th, P
  • Payden Anderson, Shenandoah, 12th, G
  • Travis Miller, St. Albert, 11th, G
  • Adam Schleisman, Kuemper, 12th, F
  • Will Lansman, Harlan, 11th, F
  • Joey Walker, Atlantic, 12th, G
  • Cody Webb, Denison-Schleswig, 12th, G

Hawkeye 10 Boys All-Conference Honorable Mention, 2014-2015

  • Alex Nielsen, Creston, 12th, F
  • Brendon Birt, Red Oak, 12th, G
  • Christian Groumoutis, Creston, 12th, G
  • Cole McBride, St. Albert, 12th, G
  • Dylan Stouder, Glenwood, 12th, F
  • Gage Bowman, St. Albert, 12th, G
  • Jacob Schaefer, Kuemper, 10th, G/F
  • Jake Cerven, Shenandoah, 11th, G
  • Jett Kettwick, Clarinda, 12th, G
  • Mitchell Brinkman, Lewis Central, 11th, F
  • Ryan Lundgren, Red Oak, 10th, G
  • Ryan Reis, Denison-Schleswig, 12th, F

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/11/2015

Podcasts, Sports

March 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


Boys State Basketball Tourney Results/Schedule


March 11th, 2015 by Jim Field

Tuesday Results


  • Pella Christian 70, Western Christian 69
  • Iowa City Regina 45, Cascade 32


  • Williamsburg 65, Glenwood 40
  • LeMars 59, Dallas Center-Grimes 51
  • Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 60, Waverly-Shell Rock 50
  • Cedar Rapids Xavier 65, Pella 61

Wednesday Games


  • 1:05 pm – Iowa City West (23-0) vs. Sioux City North (14-9)
  • 2:45 pm – North Scott (20-3) vs. Waukee (18-5)
  • 8:15 pm – Des Moines Hoover (21-1) vs. Ames (17-6)
  • 6:35 pm – Pleasant Valley (21-2) vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (18-5)

New top of Cardinals’ lineup delivers vs Astros


March 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Carpenter, Jason Heyward and Matt Holliday, the new top of the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup, produced hits Tuesday in a 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros. Carpenter scored after a leadoff single in the first. Heyward had an RBI single in the second off Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer. Back-to-back doubles by Jed Lowrie and Colby Rasmus off Cardinals reliever John Gast highlighted a four-run fourth. Max Stassi homered for Houston. Jacob Wilson homered for the Cardinals.

Carlos Martinez pitched 2 2-3 innings in his second start for the Cardinals, striking out three while giving up three hits and one run. Oberholtzer gave up two runs on four hits in three innings.

Chiefs sign veteran safety Tyvon Branch to 1-year deal


March 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have signed veteran safety Tyvon Branch to a one-year deal, helping to solidify a position that could be thinned out considerably by free agency. Kansas City is already poised to play without Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Fellow safeties Kurt Coleman and Ron Parker are free agents.

The 28-year-old Branch has been solid when he’s healthy, but injuries have kept him from appearing in just five games over the past two seasons. He’s spent his entire seven-year career with AFC West rival Oakland, making 461 tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions.

The Chiefs already have been busy in free agency, restructuring deals with linebacker Tamba Hali and defensive tackle Mike DeVito, and agreeing to terms with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

ISU AD Jamie Pollard Recovering After Heart Attack


March 10th, 2015 by Jim Field

Iowa State University issued this statement today on Jamie Pollard’s condition:

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard was taken by ambulance Monday afternoon to Allen Hospital in Waterloo. He suffered a heart attack while watching his daughters compete in the Girls Varsity Invitational track meet on the UNI Campus.

Pollard spent Monday night in the hospital for observation and treatment. He remains hospitalized at Allen today.

Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

Iowa State President Steven Leath has appointed Senior Associate Athletics Director David Harris the acting AD while Pollard recuperates.

(Podcast) KJAN morning Sports report, 3/10/15

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March 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast, w/Jim Field.


Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky named Big Ten Player of the Year


March 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky is the Big Ten’s Player of the Year. As Kaminsky led the Badgers to the outright Big Ten championship, the senior averaged 19.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in conference play. Kaminsky has scored at least 20 points on 13 occasions this season and hauled in double-digit rebounds in 10 games.

Badger head coach Bo Ryan was named Coach of the Year by conference coaches, while Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon received the honor from the media. In Maryland’s first Big Ten season, Turgeon led the Terrapins to the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell was named Freshman of the Year by coaches and media. Purdue’s Rapheal Davis was named the Defensive Player of the Year, and Iowa’s Gabe Olaseni was voted Sixth Man of the Year by coaches.

Monday Boys State Basketball Tourney Schedule


March 9th, 2015 by Jim Field


  • FINAL – Gladbrook-Reinbeck 80, Nodaway Valley 57 (G-R: Joe Smoldt 31 pts, Camden Kickbush 24 pts.  NV: Jackson Lamb 19 pts)
  • FINAL – Earlham 63, Belle Plaine 50
  • FINAL – Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 51, South O’Brien 45
  • FINAL – Danville 69, West Hancock 47


  • FINAL – Treynor 69, Forest City 66 (Treynor:  Nolan Chapman 26 pts, Jacob Flathers 18 pts-12 reb, Trey Robinson 11 pts-10 reb)
  • FINAL – Aplington-Parkersburg 82, Woodward Academy 69