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Hawkeyes Interesting Post Season Case


February 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa might be a longshot for a spot in the NIT, let alone the NCAA tournament.
     Yet the Hawkeyes are sure an intriguing postseason case study.
     Iowa (15-13, 7-8 Big Ten) has posted four wins over ranked opponents since Big Ten play began. Two of those have come in the past five days, including Thursday night’s rousing 67-66 victory over No. 16 Wisconsin.
     The Hawkeyes entered the game against the Badgers with an RPI of 136, not likely to be an attractive number to the NCAA tournament selection committee. But Iowa is in seventh place in the rugged, 12-team Big Ten, with three games remaining in the regular season.

Iowa State Travels to K-State Today


February 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

 (AP) – Iowa State (20-8, 10-5 Big 12) at Kansas State (19-8, 8-7); Saturday, 12:45 p.m.; Bramlage Coliseum
     Kansas State-Iowa State Probable Starters:
     Iowa State Cyclones:
     G- Scott Christopherson: 11.5 ppg., 3 rpg.
     G- Chris Allen: 12.5 ppg., 2.3 apg.
     G- Chris Babb: 8.4 ppg., 4.3 rpg.
     F- Royce White: 12.9 ppg., 9.1 rpg.
     F- Melvin Ejim: 9.3 ppg., 6.6 rpg.
     Kansas State Wildcats
     G- Angel Rodriguez: 7.7 ppg., 2.4 apg.
     G- Will Spradlin: 10.1 ppg., 2.3 rpg.
     G- Rodney McGruder: 14.9 ppg., 5.3 rpg.
     F- Jamar Samuels: 10 ppg., 6.5 rpg.
     C- Thomas Gipson: 8.1 ppg. 5.2 rpg.
     Iowa State kicks off a brutal three-game stretch when it travels to face Kansas State. The Cyclones beat Kansas State 72-70 earlier this season when Royce White hit a jumper with 1.8 seconds left. But the Wildcats are coming off an upset win at No. 3 Missouri…Iowa State has won 20 games before the end of February for just the third time.

Friday High School Basketball Tournament Scores


February 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks


1A District 2 Substate 1

Dunlap Boyer Valley 46, Onawa West Monona 42

1A District 3 Substate 2

Kingsley-Pierson 66, Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 55

1A District 4 Substate 2

Boyden-Hull 63, Rock Rapids Central Lyon 43

1A District 5 Substate 3

Storm Lake St. Mary’s 55, Harris-Lake Park 52

1A District 7 Substate 4

Buffalo Center North Iowa 57, Blairsburg NE Hamilton 50

3A District 1 Substate 1 Semifinal

Sioux City Heelan 58, Carroll 43

4A Substate 1 Semifinal

Council Bluffs Lewis Central 66, Sioux City North 64, OT

Sioux City East 84, Sioux City West 38

Duff Resigns as Atlantic Head Football Coach


February 24th, 2012 by Jim Field

According to a press release issued late Friday afternoon by Atlantic Assistant Principal/Activities Director Josh Rasmussen, Tim Duff has resigned from his position of Head Varsity Football Coach for the Atlantic Community School District.  Tim has served as Atlantic’s Head Coach during the 2010 and 2011 football seasons.  In the 2011 season, Coach Duff led the Trojans to a 4-6 record, which ended in a 17-7 first round playoff loss to Boyden Hull Rock Valley.

Coach Duff will continue to teach and coach for the Atlantic Community School District.  Coach Duff has a record of 6-13 while serving as Atlantic’s Head Football Coach.

There is currently no word on the search for a successor.

New Manager Not Worried About La Russa’s Shadow


February 24th, 2012 by Jim Field

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Mike Matheny fields the question that comes pretty much on a daily basis with the dexterity of the four-time Gold Glove catcher he used to be.

He insists there is no point trying to replace Tony La Russa. Just like there’s no point trying to replicate Albert Pujols’ bat.

What Matheny promises is he’ll work nonstop to keep the St. Louis Cardinals among baseball’s elite. He isn’t interested in comparisons with La Russa, who retired just a handful of wins away from being the second-winningest manager in history.

Matheny says he sees no sense of satisfaction with players who won the World Series last fall, noting that most reported well ahead of Friday’s first full-squad workout.

$2 Ticket Special for ISU Women’s Senior Night


February 24th, 2012 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa -The Iowa State Athletics Department and Iowa State women’s basketball is releasing a $2 ticket special for the Kansas State game on Wednesday, February 29 in Hilton Coliseum.

The Cyclones are looking to claim their highest final ranking for national attendance in program history. Iowa State currently ranks second, trailing only Tennessee.

Starting today, reserved tickets in the 200 level sides can be purchased for only $2 until Tuesday, February 28 at 5 p.m.

Help pack Hilton Coliseum for the final regular season Big 12 home game by calling 888-478-2925, ordering online at cyclones.com or by visiting the athletics ticket office.

HSBB: 3A Boys District Final Atlantic vs. Harlan 02-23-2012

Podcasts, Sports

February 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the game played on Thursday, February 23rd at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln High School.

8AM Sportscast 02-24-2012

Podcasts, Sports

February 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

Lottery system to be used for CWS ticket sales


February 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A random selection process will be used to sell about 10,000 reserved tickets to the College World Series. The NCAA announced Thursday that about 750 tickets will be available for each game through a lottery system. The system requires fans to enter the drawing at www.ncaa.com/cws beginning at 12 a.m. EST on Friday. Those selected can purchase up to four tickets a game at face value for as many as four CWS games. The deadline is March 19. A computerized drawing will be held March 31, and applicants will be notified by email if they are selected.  The CWS is June 15-25/26 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

Iowa Upsets Badgers


February 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Senior Matt Gatens scored a career-high 33 points and Iowa beat No. 16 Wisconsin 67-66 on Thursday night for its second straight win over a ranked opponent.

It was the second straight career-high for Gatens, who had 30 points in Iowa’s win over then-No. 18 Indiana on Sunday.

Wisconsin (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) lost for just the third time in 11 games. The Badgers got within 65-63 on Jordan Taylor’s layup with 4 seconds left, but Gatens made two free throws to cap his brilliant night for the Hawkeyes (15-13, 7-8).

Taylor’s meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer was the closest the Badgers would get in the second half.

Josh Gasser and Ryan Evans each had 14 points for Wisconsin, which never led and got swept by Iowa in the regular season for the first time since 1994-95.