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Paul Rhoads Grateful Big 12 Working to Stabilize


September 22nd, 2011 by Jim Field

     AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says he’s grateful that schools like Texas and Oklahoma appear to be working on staying in the Big 12.  Rhoads said Wednesday that he’s happy with the direction the beleaguered conference appears to be heading and what that means for his program.  Rhoads’s comments came one day after the Pac-12 squashed any hope of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech joining the conference, which could have been a deadly blow to the Big 12.  Rhoads says the Big 12 is a “pretty good” football conference and a strong one overall.  Iowa State spokesman Steve Malchow told The Associated Press Wednesday that athletic director Jamie Pollard declined to comment on the Big 12 situation.

NDSU FCS Football Team to Play FBS Iowa in 2016


September 22nd, 2011 by Jim Field

     FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota State has added to its list of Football Bowl Subdivision opponents in upcoming seasons. Athletic Director Gene Taylor says the Bison will travel to Iowa to open the 2016 season.  Taylor confirmed the game to The Forum newspaper and WDAY-TV just days before the Bison travel to take on Minnesota. NDSU is
getting $350,000 for the Gophers game. The school is guaranteed $500,000 for the Hawkeyes game.  NDSU is a Football Championship Subdivision school. Future FBS
opponents include Colorado State next season, Kansas State in 2013 and Iowa State in 2014. All are road games for the Bison.

Chiefs Put RB Charles On IR, Promote WR Horne


September 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have officially placed running back Jamaal Charles on season-ending injured reserve and promoted wide receiver Jeremy Horne from the practice squad. Charles tore the ACL in his left knee in the first quarter of Sunday’s 48-3 loss to the Detroit Lions. He is the third Chiefs player to sustain the injury in recent weeks. Tight end Tony Moeaki went down in their preseason finale and Eric Berry in a season-opening loss to Buffalo. Coach Todd Haley said Monday that he expected Charles to go on IR and the team made the move official Wednesday. The Chiefs also announced they signed offensive lineman Lucas Patterson to fill Horne’s place on the practice squad. Horne played in three games for Kansas City last season.

Iowa State Shatters Season Ticket Record


September 21st, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State has sold more season football tickets this season than any other year in the history of the institution.

Through Wednesday, the school had sold 37,446 season tickets and orders continue to come in. The previous record was 36,610 in 2007.

“It has been non-stop in the athletics ticket office,” Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said. “The team’s great start has also ignited single-game and mini-pack sales this past week.”

This fall’s season ticket number is nearly 6,000 more than last year, a remarkable 18.3 percent increase. The Cyclones’ opening two home games drew the second (56,085 vs. Iowa) and fourth-largest (55,481 vs. UNI) crowds in Jack Trice Stadium history.

“We have already sold more than 53,000 tickets for our game against Texas (Oct. 1),” said Pollard.  “Fans wanting tickets to the Texas game better act quickly because we expect to sell out in the next several days.”

Iowa State is on a pace to average more than 50,000 fans per home game this season. The Cyclones’ current home attendance average is ranked 35th nationally. That mark is higher than seven schools in the Big East, eight schools in the Pac-12, seven schools in the ACC and five schools in the Big Ten.

(ISU Press Release)

Creston Cross Country Meet Results


September 21st, 2011 by Jim Field

Boys Class “A” Team:

  1. Glenwood  42
  2. Thomas Jefferson  68
  3. Shenandoah  87
  4. Winterset  119
  5. Norwalk  120
  6. Atlantic  146
  7. Creston  176
  8. Kuemper Catholic  202
  9. Red Oak  215
  10. Clarinda  253

Boys Class “A” Top 10 Individuals:

  1. Mark Abrams (Glenwood)  17:10
  2. Sean Skillern (Shenandoah)  17:29
  3. Jeff Reeve (Glenwood)  17:46
  4. Trevor Turner (Winterset)  17:50
  5. Chance Sauer (Norwalk)  17:53
  6. Brady Wheeler (Glenwood)  17:57
  7. Dustin Wagner (Kuemper Catholic)  18:02
  8. Gary Blackford (Thomas Jefferson)  18:03
  9. Blake Esbeck (Atlantic)  18:05
  10. Kyle McGlade (Thomas Jefferson)  18:07

Boys Class “B” Team:

  1. Earlham  45
  2. Nodaway Valley  50
  3. Orient-Macksburg  92
  4. Adair-Casey  105
  5. Corning  149

Boys Class “B” Top 10 Individuals:

  1. T.J. Bower (Nodaway Valley)  18:09
  2. Spenser Rochholz (Adair-Casey)  18:22
  3. Emmitt Wheatley (Adair-Casey)  18:25
  4. Colton Graham (Nodaway Valley)  19:15
  5. Alan Schmidt (Earlham)  19:28
  6. Jacob Caviness (O-M)  19:37
  7. Travis Herman (Earlham)  19:40
  8. Dustin Ford (Nodaway Valley)  19:43
  9. Tim Logemann (Earlham)  19:47
  10. Lane Peterson (Corning)  19:51

Girls Class “A” Teams:

  1. Shenandoah  36
  2. Atlantic  76
  3. Norwalk  98
  4. Creston  103
  5. Winterset  113
  6. Thomas Jefferson  167
  7. Kuemper Catholic  179
  8. Clarinda  224

Girls Class “A” Top 10 Individuals:

  1. Ali Krogman (Atlantic)  16:33
  2. Alexis Saner (Shenandoah)  17:05
  3. Mariah Moster (Creston)  17:17
  4. Emily Wignall (Creston)  17:29
  5. Mariah Johnson (Shenandoah)  17:43
  6. Dominque Flemming (Winterset)  18:04
  7. Meredith Vanzuiden (Kuemper Catholic)  18:14
  8. Megan Hart (Shenandoah)  18:17
  9. Kylar McCann (Clarke)  18:18
  10. Jamie Schubert (Shenandoah)  18:22

Girls Class “B” Teams:

  1. Earlham  32
  2. Corning  37
  3. Central Decatur  122

Girls Class “B” Top 10 Individuals:

  1. Kristen Carmichael (Corning)  16:18
  2. Tiffany Shepherd (Corning)  16:53
  3. Kristen Weber (Earham)  17:03
  4. Stephanie Shuler (Corning)  17:46
  5. Abbey Murphy (Earlham)  17:55
  6. Megan Beekman (Earlham)  18:17
  7. Adam Richards (Mount Ayr)  18:25
  8. Hannah Murphy (Earlham)  18:31
  9. Heather Means (Villisca)  18:41
  10. Addie Herman (Earlham)  18:45


HSVB: Atlantic vs. Shenendoah 09-20-2011

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September 21st, 2011 by Chris Parks

Jim Field with the call of the match on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011.


8AM Sportscast 09-21-2011

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September 21st, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Tuesday Volleyball Results


September 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10 Conference:

  • (3-2) Shenandoah 22-25-22-25-15, Atlantic 25-20-25-17-12 (see details below)
  • (3-0) Clarinda 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 11-19-19
  • (3-0) Harlan 27-25-26, Glenwood 25-21-24
  • (3-0) Lewis Central 25-25-25, Creston 15-14-16
  • (3-2) Red Oak 17-25-21-26-17, Kuemper Catholic 25-15-25-24-15

Rolling Hills Conference:

  • (3-0) CAM 29-27-25, Exira-EHK 27-25-18
  • (3-0) East Greene 25-25-25, Ankeny Christian Academy 18-15-22
  • (3-0) Glidden-Ralston 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 18-13-12
  • (3-0) Iowa Christian Academy 25-25-25, Adair-Casey 17-19-14

Western Iowa Conferernce:

  • (3-2) Audubon 26-25-20-22-15, A-H-S-T 24-20-25-25-11
  • (3-2) Treynor 25-27-23-26-15, Missouri Valley 16-29-25-24-7


  • (3-1) Ar-We-Va 23-25-25-25, West Monona 25-11-15-19
  • (3-1) Des Moines Christian 24-27-25-25, Coon Rapids-Bayard 26-25-7-22
  • (3-0) East Union 25-25-25, Bedford 18-20-19
  • (3-1) Essex 13-25-25-25, Sidney 25-21-16-21
  • (3-1) Guthrie Center 25-25-20-25, Panorama 14-22-25-16
  • (3-0) IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Whiting 19-14-18
  • (3-1) Nodaway Valley 21-25-26-25, Corning 25-20-24-19
  • (3-0) Villisca 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 5-10-9

Atlantic Match Highlights — Leaders for the Trojanns were:


  • Nora Walker   20/26    11 kills
  • Katie Groves    32/47    17 kills
  • Sam McConnell    13/16  4 kills


  • Mckenzie Holmes     41
  • Katie Groves        20
  • Paige Kennon      14


  • Shelby Worth    16
  • Paige Kennon     13


  • Katie Groves     17/17    3 aces
  • Paige Kennon   15/15   1ace
  • Mackenzie Holmes     16/17    3 aces

Comments from Coach Chris Janhke:    We struggled to find our rhythm from the start tonight. We came out flat and it was a struggle in each game. We had early deficits in each of the first 4 games that seemed to make us play cautious and tentative the entire match. I did not think that we served or hit as aggressive as we have up to this point. Shenandoah played a scrappy game and did well at converting the easy things we sent their way into points. We did not play to our potential tonight. We must find a way to be more mentally prepared for our opponents. We will be addressing these areas in practice the rest of this week. The team will be participating in the Nevada tournament this coming Saturday.

Iowa State Announces Women’s BB Game Times And TV Schedule


September 20th, 2011 by Jim Field

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team will have 23 games broadcast on television or over the internet this season, including four nationally by ESPN2 and FSN.  Mediacom will televise an additional seven games.

All of the Cyclones’ home games, excluding the nationally televised FSN game against Texas Tech on Jan. 22, will be available on the Clone Zone at

Iowa State is still awaiting game times for road contests at Michigan (Dec. 4), Missouri (Feb. 8) and Oklahoma State (Feb. 25).

2011-2012 ISU Women’s Basketball Schedule

1 Tues. EXHIBITION (Coe College)————————————————————————-7 p.m.
6 Sun. EXHIBITION (Rockhurst)———————————————————————–5:30 p.m.
11 Fri. HOUSTON BAPTIST———————————————————————————7 p.m.
15 Tues. at Drake———————————————————————————5 p.m. (Mediacom)
20 Sun. NORTHERN ARIZONA————————————————————————–5:30 p.m.
25-26 Fri.-Sat. Nugget Classic# ———————————————————————————————-
25 Fri. vs. Penn State#—————————————————————————————-6 p.m.
26 Sat. vs. Butler/Nevada#————————————————————————7 p.m. or 9 p.m.
4 Sun. at Michigan———————————————————————————————–TBA
7 Wed. IOWA (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)————————————————7 p.m. (Mediacom)
11 Sun. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE————————————————————————2 p.m.
20 Tues. NORTHERN IOWA——————————————————————-7 p.m. (Mediacom)
29-30 Thur.-Fri. CYCLONE CHALLENGE$———————————————————————————-
29 Thur. New Jersey Institute of Technology vs. Buffalo$————————————————–5 p.m.
29 Thur. vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE$————————————————————————-7:30 p.m.
30 Fri. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2$——————————————————————-5 p.m.
30 Fri. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2$———————————————————-7:30 p.m.
4 Wed. at Oklahoma*—————————————————————————————–7 p.m.
7 Sat. BAYLOR*—————————————————7 p.m. (Mediacom Tape Delay – 9:30 p.m.)
11 Wed. at Kansas*———————————————————————————————-7 p.m.
14 Sat. TEXAS A&M*—————————————————————————————–7 p.m.
18 Wed. at Texas*———————————————————————7 p.m. (Longhorn Network)
22 Sun. TEXAS TECH*—————————————————————————-1:30 p.m. (FSN)
25 Wed. at Kansas State*—————————————————————————————7 p.m.
29 Sun. at Texas A&M*——————————————————————————–1 p.m. (FSN)
1 Wed. OKLAHOMA STATE*——————————————————————————–7 p.m.
4 Sat. TEXAS*————————————————————————————————1 p.m.
8 Wed. at Missouri*———————————————————————————————-TBA
12 Sun. at Texas Tech*————————————————————————–1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
15 Wed. KANSAS*———————————————————————————————-7 p.m.
18 Sat. OKLAHOMA*———————————————————————-5:30 p.m. (Mediacom)
21 Tues. MISSOURI*—————————————————————————–7 p.m. (Mediacom)
25 Sat. at Oklahoma State*————————————————————————————–TBA
29 Wed. KANSAS STATE*———————————————————————-7 p.m. (Mediacom)
3 Sat. at Baylor*————————————————————————————-11 a.m. (FSN)
7-10 Wed.-Sat. Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Championship^
All times listed are Central Time
Dates and times are subject to change
*Big 12 Conference game
#Nugget Classic, Reno, Nev.
$Cyclone Challenge, Ames, Iowa
^Big 12 Conference Championship, Kansas City, Mo.

8AM Sportscast 09-20-2011

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September 20th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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