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Chiefs have week to regroup after another loss


November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have played nearly 500 minutes over eight games and overtime, and so far they have yet to hold the lead in regulation for a single second. That’s the startling reality for a team picked by some to win the AFC West this season. There have been devastating injuries to key players, including concussions to both quarterbacks. Their top wide receiver held out during training camp, their star running back has struggled and the defense hasn’t stopped much of anybody.

The result is a 1-7 record that has led to fans paying for banners to fly over the stadium pleading for the general manager to be fired, and an organized protest on tap for an upcoming home game in which fans are planning to come dressed in black.

Indiana looking for some Big Ten momentum


November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — If the Iowa Hawkeyes want to have any chance of contending for the Big Ten Legends Division, Saturday’s game at Indiana is practically a must-win. The same goes for the Hoosiers if they want to have a chance to play for a Big Ten title in December. Neither the Hoosiers (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) nor the Hawkeyes (4-4, 2-2) are happy with the way they are playing.

Iowa has lost two straight and is coming off a 28-17 loss to Northwestern where they also lost running back Mark Weisman to a leg injury. The Hoosiers, on the other hand, are coming off their first Big Ten when since 2010.

Pheasant Hunter Success on Opening Weekend tied to Location

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says hunter success in Iowa’s 2012 pheasant season opener followed what the roadside survey predicted. Officials say better bird numbers were found in northwest Iowa,  and few birds were seen in southern Iowa, but by and large, conservation officers found hunters were encouraged, but not satisfied, with their opening weekend hunt.

Mark Gulick, northwest Iowa district wildlife supervisor for the DNR, says “The general consensus is that the opener was good compared to the past few years. Pressure on public land was moderate to extremely high on Saturday and considerably lower on Sunday. Harvest was fair to good; many groups reported about one bird per person with several groups reporting limits, some by mid morning.” Success was not as good in southeast Iowa.

Rick Trine, central Iowa district wildlife supervisor for the DNR, says in central Iowa, more hunters were on public wildlife areas and most were pleased with the numbers of pheasants they saw over last year. Iowa’s pheasant season continues through Jan. 10, 2013.

8AM Sportscast 11-02-2012

Podcasts, Sports

November 2nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


HS Football Quarterfinal Schedule


November 2nd, 2012 by Jim Field

All games on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 pm


  • Glidden-Ralston @ Exira/EHK  —on KJAN at 5:30
  • Adair-Casey @ Murray
  • M-M-C @ Newell-Fonda
  • Clarksville @ Don Bosco

Class A:

  • Logan-Magnolia @ Woodward-Granger
  • Hinton @ Akron-Westfield
  • North Tama @ Wapsie Valley
  • BGM @ Lynnville-Sully

Class 1-A:

  • Mount Ayr @ St. Albert
  • Emmetsburg @ IKM/Manning
  • Aplington-Parkersburg @ Dike-New Hartford
  • Maquoketa Valley @ Iowa City Regina

Class 2-A:

  • Kuemper Catholic @ West Marshall
  • Spirit Lake @ Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
  • Waukon @ Dyersville Beckman Catholic
  • Bondurant-Farrar @ Mediapolis

Class 3-A:

  • Lewis Central @ Bishop Heelan Catholic
  • South Tama County @ Grinnell
  • Central Clinton @ Decorah
  • Winterset @ Williamsburg

Class 4-A:

  • Ankeny @ WDM Valley
  • Dowling Catholic @ SE Polk
  • Cedar Falls @ Pleasant Valley
  • Cedar Rapids Prairie @ Cedar Rapids Xavier

14th-ranked Sooners try to bounce back at Iowa St


November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – This hasn’t been a pleasant week at Oklahoma. For the second time this season, the 14th-ranked Sooners (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) are coming off a tough home loss to a national title contender. Fourth-ranked Notre Dame stomped the Sooners 30-13 last weekend in Norman, and Kansas State’s unbeaten march toward Miami has made even the Big 12 title a long shot.  Sounds about as good a time as any to get Iowa State.

Oklahoma’s domination of the Cyclones (5-3, 2-3) has been nothing short of staggering. The Sooners, who face Iowa State on the road on Saturday, are 69-5-2 against the Cyclones and have lost to them just once in 42 years.

University coaches top Iowa’s state salary list


November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Coaches at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University are the state’s highest-paid employees. The Gazette in Cedar Rapids says the Iowa Department of Administrative Services released a state salary database for fiscal 2012 on Thursday. It includes employees in all branches of state government. Coaches and doctors are always the top earners, with many of the largest salaries being paid in part with private money.

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz tops the list at $3.7 million. Next is ISU football coach Paul Rhodes, who was paid $1.4 million. ISU men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg earned over $908,000, while Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery was paid $872,000. Rounding out the top five is University of Iowa professor Mark Iannettoni, at $867,000.

High-scoring Creighton looks to improve on defense


November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Missouri Valley Conference favorite Creighton expects to be one of the best offensive teams in the nation again this season. The Bluejays don’t expect to be one of the worst on defense again. Senior guard Grant Gibbs said the Bluejays were so good offensively last season that they simply believed they could outscore their opponents. He said Creighton was fortunate to win some of those games.

With first-team All-American Doug McDermott and nine of the top 10 players returning, Creighton is aiming to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament. The Bluejays know they probably can’t get away with allowing opponents to shoot 44.1 percent from the field, 36.1 percent on 3-pointers and average 69.7 points like they did last year.

Norv’s Bolts beat staggering Chiefs 31-13


November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Antonio Gates caught a 14-yard scoring pass from Philip Rivers on the game’s opening drive to snap a streak of six straight quarters without a touchdown and the San Diego Chargers went on to a 31-13 victory over the staggering Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. The Chiefs, who lost their fifth straight, committed four more turnovers to run their NFL-high mark to a staggering 29, which have led to 104 points..

Snapping a three-game losing streak might take some heat off coach Norv Turner, who’s been heavily criticized by fans after the Chargers (4-4) blew double-digit, second-half leads in losses to New Orleans and Denver, and then lost 7-6 at Cleveland on Sunday.The heat will surely intensify on coach Romeo Crennel of the Chiefs (1-7).

Iowa State’s Babb suspended 3 games


November 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State senior guard Chris Babb has been suspended for three games for violating team rules. Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg says Babb won’t play in Sunday’s exhibition against Minnesota State or in regular season games against Southern and Alabama A&M. Hoiberg declined to further discuss why Babb is suspended.

Babb started all 34 games for Iowa State in 2011, averaging 7.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Babb is also considered among the best defenders in the Big 12. Babb will be eligible to return against Campbell on Nov. 18.