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Ferentz contributing $500,000 to UI campaign


November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz is contributing $500,000 to the Iowa Football Legacy Campaign, which is financing new football facilities.  The University of Iowa Foundation announced the donation Friday by Kirk and Mary Ferentz, noting it’s part of $34 million raised for the campaign, which is $1 million from its goal.  The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is providing the remainder of the $55 million campaign.

The campaign is financing an already-completed indoor practice facility and a 76,000-square-foot Football Operations Center, expected to be completed in summer 2014. The operations center includes a strength training area, meeting rooms, locker room, offices and exhibit space.

Kirk and Mary Ferentz have donated repeatedly to the university, including gifts to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to medical research.

(Podcast) 7-a.m. Sportscast, Fri., Nov. 15th 2013

Podcasts, Sports

November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.


Iowa guide convicted of leading illegal deer hunts

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who operated a hunting guide service in southern Iowa has been convicted of carrying out illegal hunts for whitetail deer in 2008. A jury in Des Moines on Thursday found Rodney Hughes of Mayfield, Penn., guilty of seven counts of the unlawful sale of deer taken in interstate commerce. Jurors also found him guilty of six counts of willfully submitting false information to state authorities.

Prosecutors say Hughes’ service, Midwest USA Outfitters, was a guide for several residents from other states who came to Iowa to hunt without having a buck tag. Hughes had relatives and friends obtain hunting tags that were used for the deer the hunters killed. He reported the false tag information to the state of Iowa.

The 63-year-old Hughes will be sentenced later.

Iowa pounds Maryland-Eastern Shore 109-63


November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aaron White scored a season-high 22 points and Iowa crushed Maryland-Eastern Shore 109-63 Thursday night for its third straight win. Melsahn Basabe added 12 points and Jarrod Uthoff had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (3-0). Iowa scored 56 points in the first half — a team record under fourth-year coach Fran McCaffery.

The Hawkeyes began play on a 32-9 run, shot 56 percent in the opening half and led by as much as 48-13 before halftime. Zach McCabe also had 11 points for the Hawkeyes, who had 14 players score while cracking 100 points for just the third time under McCaffery.

Isaac Smith scored 19 points for Maryland-Eastern Shore (1-2). The Hawks won just two games a year ago.

IA High School Football Playoff’s – Scores from 11/14 & Schedule


November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Thursday, Nov. 14th 2014 Results from the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls:

Class 3A Semifinal

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 48, Clear Lake 13

Washington 14, Solon 9

The 3A CHAMPIONSHIP will be held 7:06-p.m. Thu., Nov. 21st: Washington vs. Bishop Heelan Catholic

Eight Player Semifinal

Don Bosco, Gilbertville 78, Adair-Casey 21

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 56, Newell-Fonda 7

The 8 Player Championship will be held 10:06-a.m. Thu., Nov. 21st: Don Bosco vs. Exira/EHK & broadcast on KJAN.

Friday, November 15

Class A  Semifinal

Wapsie Valley, Fairbank (12-0) vs. B-G-M, Brooklyn (12-0) – 10:06 AM

West Lyon, Inwood (12-0) vs. A-H-S-T, Avoca (12-0) – 1:06 PM

(The Class A Championship is at 1:36-p.m. Thu., Nov. 21st)

 Class 4A Semifinal

Xavier, Cedar Rapids (11-1) vs. Bettendorf (10-2) – 4:06 PM

Valley, West Des Moines (10-2) vs. Dowling Catholic, WDM (12-0) – 7:06 PM

Saturday, November 16

Class 1A Semifinal

Regina, Iowa City (12-0) vs. North Fayette Valley (11-1) – 10:06 AM

Van Meter (12-0) vs. St. Edmond, Fort Dodge (12-0) – 1:06 PM

Class 2A Semifinal

Sioux Center (10-2) vs. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll (12-0) – 4:06 PM

Waukon (11-1) vs. Albia (12-0) – 7:06 PM

(The 2A Championship is 2:06-p.m. Fri., Nov. 22nd)

HSFB: Exira-EHK vs. Newell-Fonda 11-14-2013

Podcasts, Sports

November 14th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the 8-Man Semifinal Game played at the UNIDome in Cedar Falls, IA.


IA High School Volleyball Tournament Scores – Thu., Nov. 14 2013


November 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(At the U-S Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids)

Thursday, Nov. 14th Scores:

Class 3A Semifinals
(3-0) MOC-Floyd Valley 26-25-25, Union 24-23-13

(3-0) Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Mount Vernon 10-23-17

Class 4A Semifinals
(3-2) Harlan 17-28-18-25-15, Charles City 26-26-25-20-12

(3-0) Solon 25-25-25, Davenport Assumption 21-22-18

Class 5A Semifinals
(3-2) Dowling Catholic 25-18-25-22-15, Urbandale 23-25-23-25-11
(3-2) Bettendorf 25-25-17-21-16, Ankeny Centenntial 23-22-25-25-14


10:00 a.m. – Class 5A – Dowling Catholic (32-8) vs. Bettendorf (36-2)

12:00 p.m. – Class 4A – Solon (33-2) vs. Harlan (36-4)

2:00 p.m. – Class 3A -MOC-Floyd Valley (34-6) vs. Kuemper Catholic (28-4)

4:00 p.m. – Class 2A – Dike-New Hartford (44-1) vs. Western Christian (45-2)

6:00 p.m. – Class 1A – Holy Trinity Catholic (47-4) vs. Janesville (37-4)

Williams joins Chiefs, hopes to play vs Denver


November 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wide receiver Kyle Williams says that he hopes to be able to contribute to the Kansas City Chiefs in Denver this weekend, even though he only joined the team on Wednesday. Williams was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers a day earlier, and didn’t arrive in Kansas City until after midnight. He spent his first day in the practice facility trying to get up to speed in time for Sunday night’s showdown against the Broncos.

It’s possible that he’ll be able to play on special teams, but Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said it would be unfair to expect Williams to contribute on that side of the ball. Williams said he’s willing to help out where the Chiefs need him.

Chiefs spent offseason tinkering for Broncos


November 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Andy Reid isn’t willing to admit it. Not officially, anyway. But a close look at the moves that he and general manager John Dorsey made once they arrived in Kansas City makes it very clear: The Chiefs were built for the Broncos.

During their offseason overhaul, the Chiefs brought in big, physical cornerbacks Sean Smith and Marcus Cooper. The idea is that they’ll be able to better match up with Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, the big, physical wide receivers of the Broncos.

Reid said that the Chiefs were merely trying to find the best players available. It just happens to be good fortune that the moves they made could prove invaluable when the teams meet Sunday night in their AFC West showdown.

(Podcast) 7-a.m. Sportscast: Nov. 14, 2013

Podcasts, Sports

November 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.