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Iowa State Would Pay Penalty Over Contract Appeal

Sports

September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State University would have to pay a $3.85 million penalty this year if anyone successfully appeals a company’s no-bid contract to manage its sports marketing rights through 2023.  Documents show Iowa State last year signed a 13-year contract with Learfield Communications guaranteeing the school $53 million
in payments. In exchange, ISU gave Learfield the exclusive rights to broadcast its athletic events, produce coaches’ shows and sell advertising related to Cyclones’ athletics.
     The school also promised Learfield termination payments should the university administration, the Iowa Board of Regents or courts decide the contract should have been competitively bid or was too long.  The University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa also have long-term sports marketing deals with Learfield, but neither
school has agreed to pay similar penalties.

Big 12 Teams Hit the Road for Non-Conference Tests

Sports

September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

The Big 12 is 14-1 through two weeks of non-conference play.  That gaudy mark will be tested this weekend, with four Big 12 school hitting the road for matchups against BCS opponents.  Top-ranked Oklahoma (1-0) travels to face No. 5 Florida State on Saturday in a game that could have a major impact on the BCS race.       No. 24 Texas (2-0) plays at UCLA, facing a Bruins team that embarrassed the Longhorns in Austin a year ago. Iowa State (2-0) plays at Connecticut (1-1) on Friday night in a rare national TV
appearance for the Cyclones, and Kansas (2-0) plays at Georgia Tech (2-0).

AP source: Texas, Oklahoma Officials Talk Big 12

Sports

September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     A person with knowledge of the situation says Texas and Oklahoma officials met over the weekend amid speculation that the Sooners are considering leaving the Big 12.
     Texas President William Powers Jr., athletic director DeLoss Dodds and women’s athletic director Chris Plonsky were among a group of Texas officials who went to Oklahoma on Sunday, according to a person at a Big 12 school who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the
meeting.  The person also said Oklahoma president David Boren was present.  Oklahoma officials are reportedly considering leaving the Big 12 after Texas A&M’s recent decision to leave the conference with hopes of joining the Southeastern Conference.  The meeting was first reported by the Austin American-Statesman.

Iowa State Now Must Build Off Iowa Win

Sports

September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State’s stunning victory over Iowa has added to the task facing the Cyclones as they prepare for Friday night’s game at Connecticut.  Now they have to try to build off a marquee win and that hasn’t been easy the last couple of years.   After winning at Nebraska two years ago, Iowa State was routed by Texas A&M and Oklahoma State in its next two games. Last year, after the Cyclones beat Texas for the first time ever, they came out flat against a struggling Kansas team and trailed 9-7 at
halftime before rallying for a 28-16 victory.  After beating Iowa 44-41 in three overtimes on Saturday, coach Paul Rhoads says refocusing mentally is just as important as what happens on the practice field this week.

AP source: Chiefs Safety Eric Berry Gone for the Year

Sports

September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says Chiefs safety Eric Berry has a torn ACL in his left knee and is done for the year.  Berry was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to Buffalo during a block by Bills receiver Steve Johnson, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have
not disclosed details of the injury.  The second-year strong safety made the Pro Bowl last year and was being counted on heavily by the defending AFC West champions,
who were hammered 41-7 at home by Buffalo in the opener.  Berry, a former Tennessee star, made 72 tackles and four interceptions last season, returning one of them for a touchdown.  He was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 draft and he started every game his rookie season.

Chargers Kicker Kaeding Out for Season with Knee Injury

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September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     SAN DIEGO (AP) – Chargers coach Norv Turner says kicker Nate Kaeding is out for the year after injuring his left knee during the season’s opening kickoff.  Kaeding, a former Iowa Hawkeye star, entered the season as the most accurate kicker in NFL history, having made 86.5 percent of his field goal attempts in the previous seven seasons.  Minnesota’s Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown. The Chargers rallied to beat the Vikings 24-17.  Punter Mike Scifres took over placekicking duties and made his
first NFL field goal, a 40-yarder.  Turner says the Chargers have a list of possible replacements for Kaeding.

Doctor Says Kill Improving, Could Coach This Week

Sports

September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

     MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota’s team physician says coach Jerry Kill is “doing very well” as he recovers from a seizure suffered late in the game against New Mexico State on Saturday.  Doctor Pat Smith held a news conference on Tuesday. Smith says Kill is alert, eating and all tests have come back normal. He wouldn’t put a timetable on Kill’s return, but says his gut feeling is the coach “absolutely” will be on the sidelines this weekend against Miami of Ohio.  Kill collapsed on the sidelines in the closing seconds of the loss to the Aggies. It’s the third time in his coaching career he has had a seizure on game day.  Smith says team trainers will work harder to keep him hydrated
to try and avoid a recurrence.

Jantz Named Big 12 Player of Week

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September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

(AMES) – Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz is the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Cyclones on four consecutive touchdown drives, three in overtime to lead Cyclones to a dramatic 44-41 three-overtime win over archrival Iowa Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.

Jantz made four critical third-down conversions late – including a third-and-15 and third-and-20. He rushed for 2 yards on a fourth-and-1, all on a 59-yard, 12-play drive to tie the game with 1:04 left in regulation. Jantz, in just his second collegiate start, hit on 25-of-37 passes for 279 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.  He also rushed for 42 yards to compile 321 total yards. Iowa State’s 44 points are its most against Iowa since the teams met for the first time in 1894.  Iowa State’s 473 total yards are Iowa State’s best offensive output since tallying 512 vs. Kansas in 2009. Jantz’ single game QB rating was 166.58.

(ISU Press Release)

Pigskin Payoff – Week 2

Sports

September 12th, 2011 by Jim Field

Game Score: Iowa State 44, Iowa 41 (3OT)

$25 – Mike Leed of Anita (IA 44-27, 20 pts)

$10 – Luke Woltmann of Council Bluffs (IA 42-21, 24 pts)

$5 – Denise Johnson of Atlantic (IA 54-31, 26 pts)

$5 – Ed Ahrendsen of Audubon (IA 35-20, 30 pts)

$5 – Linda Weaver of ? (ISU 27-24, 34 pts)

*** All Ties Broken By Drawing ***

Saturday’s Game: Pittsburgh @ Iowa

HSFB Atlantic @ Winterset 09-09-2011

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September 12th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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