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Hawkeyes Search for Answers After Minnesota Loss

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November 2nd, 2011 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa was let down by its offense, defense and special teams against Minnesota last week and wound up with one of the worst losses of Kirk Ferentz’s 13-year tenure as coach.  Iowa hosts Michigan (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) on Saturday looking to bounce back from a stunning 22-21 loss to the Gophers. Ferentz says it was his fault the Gophers recovered an onside kick that led to the winning touchdown because he failed to call timeout just before the kick.  Ferentz also says the Hawkeyes (5-3, 2-2) aren’t playing defense well enough. The Hawkeyes need just one win in their last four games to earn bowl eligibility.

Time Running Out for Kansas to Turn Things Around

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November 2nd, 2011 by Jim Field

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Time is running out on Kansas to pick up its first Big 12 win of the season. Its first road win under second-year coach Turner Gill, too.  Just maybe, time is running out on Gill altogether.  The Jayhawks (2-6) have lost six straight by an average of 34 points, and the closest they’ve come to winning away from home was a 31-16 loss to Southern Miss early last season. They get another chance – perhaps their best remaining chance – on Saturday at Iowa State, which is coming off a where-did-that-come-from 41-7 romp over Texas Tech last week.  After that, the Jayhawks finish up with Baylor’s high-powered offense in Lawrence, a tough trip to Texas A&M and the annual Border Showdown against Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium.

West Virginia Holds Big 12 Welcoming Party

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November 2nd, 2011 by Jim Field

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas says he expects West Virginia to start play in the conference next season despite the Big East’s attempts to keep the university from a quick exit.  Neinas attended a reception in Morgantown officially welcoming the Mountaineers into the Big 12 on Tuesday. A day earlier, the university sued the Big East, seeking to clear the way for it to
start Big 12 play next fall. The Big East has said it plans to keep West Virginia for two more years West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck and university President James Clements declined comment on the lawsuit. Neinas says he’s not concerned about the lawsuit because he has confidence in Luck and Clements.

PSU Start, Reeling Badgers Highlight Big 10 Surprises

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November 2nd, 2011 by Jim Field

Two different story lines have emerged midway through the Big Ten’s inaugural season of divisional play.  The Legends Division is locked in a logjam at the top, as Michigan State, Nebraska and Michigan are tied with identical 3-1 conference records.  But one school has emerged from the pack in the Leaders Division. Surprisingly, it’s not preseason favorite Wisconsin.  Penn State is the last team unbeaten in Big Ten play at 5-0 in the conference. The Nittany Lions have a bye this week before a three-game gauntlet to close the regular season begins Nov. 12 against Nebraska.  Road games also loom at Ohio State and Wisconsin.  Penn State might have trouble scoring points, but Purdue coach Danny Hope says coach Joe Paterno has one of the nation’s best defenses.

8AM Sportscast 11-02-2011

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November 2nd, 2011 by Chris Parks

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3-A/4-A Regional Volleyball Pairings

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November 2nd, 2011 by Jim Field

Wednesday, November 2 (7:00 pm)

Class 3-A Regional Finals:

  • @ Storm Lake:  Bishop Heelan Catholic vs. Spirit Lake
  • @ Atlantic:  Harlan vs. Red Oak
  • @ Brooklyn:  Bondurant-Farrar vs. Union
  • @ Clear Lake:  Charles City vs. Nevada
  • @ Oelwein:  West Delaware vs. Waverly-Shell Rock
  • @ Epworth:  Dubuque Wahlert vs. Marion
  • @ Washington:  Fairfield vs. Solon
  • @ DeWitt:  Davenport Assumption vs. Maquoketa

Class 4-A Regional Finals:

  • @ Fort Dodge:  Sioux City North vs. Ankeny
  • @ Adel:  Abraham Lincoln vs. Urbandale
  • @ WDM Valley:  Southeast Polk vs. Waukee
  • @ Marshalltown:  Dowling Catholic vs. Cedar Falls
  • @ CR Jefferson:  Cedar Rapids Washington vs. Iowa City West
  • @ Clarence:  Bettendorf vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  • @ Tipton:  Pleasant Valley vs. Dubuque Hempstead
  • @ Wilton:  Muscatine vs. Iowa City High

1-A/2-A Volleyball Regional Finals

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November 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Class 1-A Finals:

  • (3-0) Stanton 25-25-25, Corning 21-19-19
  • (3-0) Woodward-Granger 25-25-25, Coon Rapids-Bayard 20-14-16
  • (3-0) Tripoli 25-25-25, North Butler 10-15-11
  • (3-2) Janesville 23-25-26-20-15, Marquette Catholic 25-17-24-25-9
  • (3-0) East Union 25-25-25, North Mahaska 18-20-14
  • (3-0) Boyden-Hull 25-25-25, Bishop Garrigan 20-18-16
  • (3-0) LeMars Gehlen 25-25-25, River Valley 17-14-14
  • (3-0) Holy Trinity 25-25-25, HLV 13-10-7

 

Class 2-A Finals:

  • (3-0) Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Gilbert 17-17-21
  • (3-2) St. Albert 12-15-25-25-15, Pella Christian 25-25-23-23-13
  • (3-1) Lake Mills 25-21-25-25, Sumner-Fredericksburg 12-25-15-15
  • (3-0) Western Christian 25-25-25, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 15-11-21
  • (3-0) Dike-New Hartford 25-25-25, Beckman Catholic 11-21-12
  • (3-0) West Liberty 25-25-25, Davis County 22-20-21
  • (3-1) Sheldon 25-22-25-25, Sioux Center 15-25-21-16
  • (3-0) Grundy Center 25-25-25, Mount Vernon 17-18-16

State Tourney Pairings (November 10):

Class 1-A:

  • Noon — Woodward-Granger (#10, 20-5) vs. Tripoli (#1, 37-3)
  • Noon — East Union (#9, 32-4) vs. Gehlen Catholic (#2, 32-1)
  • 1:30 — Stanton (#5, 33-1) vs. Boyden-Hull (#4, 27-3)
  • 1:30 — Janesville (#6, 29-10) vs. Holy Trinity Catholic (#3, 46-2)

Class 2-A:

  • 6:00 — Sheldon (#7, 36-3) vs. Grundy Center (#4, 41-1)
  • 6:00 — St. Albert (30-9) vs. Lake Mills (#2, 44-0)
  • 7:30 — Kuemper Catholic (23-8) vs. Western Christian (#1, 47-1)
  • 7:30 — West Liberty (#10, 27-10) vs. Dike-New Hartford (#3, 41-3)

 

Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State Football Nov. 18 now a 7 p.m. CST Start

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November 1st, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Kickoff for Iowa State’s Friday, Nov. 18 Big 12 Conference game vs. Oklahoma State in Jack Trice Stadium has been moved to 7 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

Iowa State’s Big 12 game Saturday against Kansas in Jack Trice Stadium will kick off at 11:30 a.m. CDT. The game will be televised by Fox College Sports.

2011 Iowa State Football Schedule

DATE     TEAM                                    Time/Score         TV
S3           NORTHERN IOWA            W, 20-19
S10         IOWA                                    W, 44-41 (3OT)  FSN
S16         at Connecticut                   W, 24-20              ESPN2
O1          TEXAS* (FW)                      L, 14-37                 FX
O8          at Baylor*                            L, 26-49                 FSN
O15        at Missouri*                       L, 17-52
O22        TEXAS A&M (HC)*           L, 17-33                 ABC-TV
O29        at Texas Tech*                  W, 41-7                FSN
N5          KANSAS*                             11:30 a.m.           FCS
N18        OKLAHOMA STATE*       7 p.m.                   ESPN
N26        at Oklahoma*                   7 p.m.                   FX
D3           at Kansas State*             11:30 a.m.             FSN
HOMES GAMES IN CAPS
*Big 12 Conference Game
(FW) Family Weekend
(HC) Homecoming
All times Central

Cardinals Decline Options On Dotel, Furcal

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November 1st, 2011 by Jim Field

The Cardinals declined their options for Octavio Dotel and Rafael Furcal, according to the Associated Press (via Sports Illustrated). The Cardinals will pay Dotel a $750K buyout instead of a $3.5MM salary and they’ll pay Furcal a $1.3MM buyout instead of a $12MM salary.

Dotel, 37, arrived in St. Louis along with Marc Rzepczynski and Edwin Jackson in the trade that sent Colby Rasmus to Toronto. In 54 total innings for the Cardinals and Blue Jays, Dotel posted a 3.50 ERA with 10.3 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 30.1% ground ball rate. MLBTR reported today that Dotel is a Type A free agent.

Furcal, a Type B free agent, hit .231/.298/.348 in 369 plate appearances for the Dodgers and Cardinals in 2011, spending time on the disabled list with a strained left oblique. The 34-year-old shortstop started discussing an extension in September, but didn’t reach an agreement.

Late Fumble Costly as Chiefs Top Chargers in OT

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November 1st, 2011 by Jim Field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – There is a logjam at the top of the AFC West as we head into Week 9 of the NFL season.  Kansas City beat San Diego 23-20 in overtime Monday night for its fourth straight win and a piece of first place in the division race. The Chiefs, Chargers and idle Oakland Raiders are all 4-3 and two games better than last-place Denver.  After trailing the whole game, the Chargers were on the verge of winning it in regulation when they marched to the Kansas City 15.  With first-and-10 and 48 seconds left on the clock, Philip Rivers fumbled the snap and it was recovered by the Chiefs, who moved down the field for their own chance to win the game. But Matt Cassel badly overthrew his intended receiver and Eric Weddle’s second interception sent the game to overtime.  The Chiefs stopped San Diego on its first drive in OT and then won it on Ryan Succop’s 30-yard field goal with 5:19 left.  Kansas City will be riding its first four-game winning streak since 2004 into Sunday’s home outing against the winless Miami Dolphins. San Diego returns home to face undefeated Green Bay.