KJAN Sports

Listen Monday – Saturday for KJAN Sports at 7:18 am, 8:15 am, 12:20 pm, 1:20 pm, 2:20 pm and 5:20 pm!

Catch St. Louis Cardinal Baseball on KJAN — Check out the schedule!

Listen to the Kansas City Chiefs on KJAN — See the schedule!

Iowa Hawkeye Football & Basketball is on KJAN — View More Information!



KJAN Sports Schedule/Audio Archive

Want to watch some of your favorite games again?  Check out our video archives HERE!

Colby, Van Ness earn FWAA Freshman All-America Honors


January 17th, 2022 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa football student-athletes – offensive guard Connor Colby and defensive tackle Lukas Van Ness – were named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America Team on Monday.

Colby (6-foot-6, 298-pounds) is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and attended Kennedy High School. He joined the Hawkeyes last spring and started 11 of 14 games at right guard in his first college season. He earlier earned Freshman All-America honors from the Maxwell Football Club.

Van Ness (6-5, 264) redshirted his first season before seeing action in 2021. The native of Barrington, Illinois (Barrington High School) collected 33 tackles, including 17 solo stops while playing in all 14 games. Van Ness tied for the team lead with seven sacks and had 8.5 tackles for loss, three pressures and one pass break-up.

Van Ness also earned freshman All-America honors from the Maxwell Football Club and earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition as well.

Iowa joins Ohio State and Texas A&M as the only programs with multiple players on the honor squad.

Iowa posted a 10-4 overall record in 2021 while winning the Big Ten West Division with a 7-2 mark. The Hawkeyes competed in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl to conclude the season. Iowa was ranked 23rd in the final national rankings, marking the fourth straight season the Hawkeyes have been in the final rankings.

Kalscheur named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week


January 17th, 2022 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State guard Gabe Kalscheur has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after hitting six 3-pointers to lead the Cyclones to a 79-70 win over Texas on Saturday. It is Kalscheur’s third honor of the season.

Kalscheur averaged 18.0 points and was 10-for-21 behind the arc last week as the Cyclones split a pair of games against nationally-ranked opponents. Against Texas, Kalscheur drilled 6-of-12 3-pointers and finished with 22 points, while also chipping in three assists, two steals and two rebounds.

Earlier in the week, Kalscheur was 4-for-9 from 3-point range and finished with 14 points in a one-point loss at Kansas.

KU’s Ochai Agbaji was named Big 12 Player of the Week.

Kalscheur and the Cyclones return to action Tuesday at Texas Tech (8 p.m., ESPNU).

Clark earns 3rd-consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week honor


January 17th, 2022 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa sophomore Caitlin Clark was named Big Ten Co-Player of the week, the conference announced Monday. Clark shares the honor with Ohio State’s Jacy Sheldon.

Clark has tallied 27-career Big Ten weekly honors – 13 freshman, nine player and five honor roll. This is her third-consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week honor and fourth this season.

The West Des Moines, Iowa, native averaged 27.5 points, 9.5 assists, nine rebounds and shot 92.9 percent from the free-throw line in the Hawkeyes’ wins over Purdue and Nebraska. She was 26-for-28 from the free-throw line and drew 22 fouls.

Against Nebraska, Clark registered her third season double-double and fourth career double-double, recording 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. She added four steals and two blocks and shot a perfect 12-for-12 from the free-throw line, while drawing 10 fouls of her 22 fouls for the week.

Clark and the Hawkeyes head to Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday to take on the Minnesota Gophers inside Williams Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT) on B1G Network.

ISU-Utah Valley dual postponed


January 17th, 2022 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Due to recent COVID-19 developments within the Utah Valley wrestling program, the dual scheduled for Jan. 23 between the Cyclones and Wolverines has been postponed.

Iowa State is still scheduled to face North Dakota State on Jan. 23, with that match starting at 2 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum.

Both Iowa State and Utah Valley will look for a date in the remaining schedule to have the postponed dual.

2021 IFCA State Football Coach of the Year honors released


January 17th, 2022 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Football Coaches Association released the 2021 IFCA State Coaches of the Year honorees.

CAM head coach Barry Bower was honored as the 8-Player Coach of the Year after leading the Cougars to a State Championship and 13-0 record.

Harlan’s Todd Bladt was named the CLass 3A Coach of the Year following a 13-0 and State Championship season for the Cyclones.

Here is a look at the full list of honorees:

8-Man   –   Barry Bower – CAM

Class A –   Kurt Bremer – Woodbury Central

Class 1A – Mark Atwater – Beckman Catholic

Class 2A – Mike Swieter – Southeast Valley

Class 3A – Todd Bladt – Harlan

Class 4A – Zach Sweeney – Winterset

Class 5A – Mark Bliss – Cedar Rapids Prairie

Chiefs storm past Steelers to reach Divisional Round


January 16th, 2022 by Chris Parks

The Kansas City Chiefs shook off a slow start and stormed past the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 in an AFC Wildcard contest at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night.

After a scoreless first quarter the Steelers got on the board first on a fumble recovery touchdown by TJ Watt. The Chiefs responded with 21 straight points before halftime and rolled the rest of way.

Patrick Mahomes threw for 404 yards and 5 touchdowns with 1 interception on a tipped ball early. With running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of the lineup Jerick McKinnon came up big with 61 yards on the ground and 81 yards receiving with a score. Travis Kelce had 108 yards receiving with a touchdown right before halftime, and he also threw for a score on a unique goal-line play to Byron Pringle.

In what is likely his last game Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns.

Kansas City improved to 13-5 on the season and earned the right to host the Buffalo Bills for an AFC Divisional Round Playoff game next Sunday night. We’ll have coverage on KJAN.

Iowa grapplers roll past Illinois


January 16th, 2022 by Chris Parks

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – The University of Iowa wrestling team extended its dual winning streak to 28 straight with a 36-3 win at No. 21 Illinois on Sunday.

The Hawkeyes won nine-of-10 matches and added bonus points in four bouts to register their most lopsided win at Illinois in 37 years.

Drake Ayala opened the dual with a 7-4 decision at 125. He trailed 4-3 after two periods but opened the third with an escape and added a takedown and nearly two minutes of riding time to finish with his third straight win, all against ranked opponents.

“We love the way this thing ended,” said Iowa head coach Tom Brands. “Guys are wrestling well. I think the next step is bonus points. When it’s 5-0, make it 8-0. And when it’s 8-0 make it 15-0 and when it’s 15-0 get the fall. Keep making progress. There is a lot of wrestling left in the season. We have a lot of work to do. We’re going to Columbus, Ohio.


The No. 2 Hawkeyes travel to Columbus, Ohio, to face No. 7 Ohio State on Friday at 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Covelli Center. The dual is televised live on BTN.

No. 11 ISU pitches shutouts as Degen returns home


January 16th, 2022 by Chris Parks

BELGRADE, Mont. – Iowa State senior Jarrett Degen recorded two falls on Sunday in his high school gym, as No. 11 Iowa State beat Montana State-Northern and Providence by matching 49-0 scores at the Belgrade Special Events Center.

The Cyclones (8-1, 1-0 Big 12) have won six-straight duals and won 48 of the last 50 matches in the last five duals. Iowa State won five matches by fall in each of the two duals, while combining for 13 bonus point victories on the day.

The Cyclones return to action on Sunday, Jan. 23 against North Dakota State. The match is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum and will be available on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Iowa men grab road win at Minnesota


January 16th, 2022 by Chris Parks

The Iowa men’s basketball team picked up a conference road win on Sunday 81-71 over Minnesota. Keegan Murray notched his fourth double-double of the season with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

The Hawkeyes built a 16 point lead by halftime and the Hawkeyes led by as many as 23. Filip Rebraca, Patrick McCaffery, and Jordan Bohannon all finished with 12 points each.

Iowa improved to 13-4 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten Play. Next up for the Hawkeyes is a trip to Rutgers on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Iowa women complete season sweep of Nebraska


January 16th, 2022 by Chris Parks

For the second straight Sunday the Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Nebraska. This time it was a 93-83 win in Iowa City, coming back from a 16-point deficit to do it.

Caitlin Clark notched here fourth career triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Monika Czinano scored 31 points as well to lead the Hawkeyes to their sixth straight victory over the Huskers.

Iowa moved to 10-4 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten. Next up for the Hawkeyes is a road trip to Minnesota on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.