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Marshall Newhouse is finding his way along Packers’ offensive line

Marshall Newhouse is finding his way along Packers’ offensive line

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Marshall Newhouse made the necessary performance jump from his first to second season that coach Mike McCarthy deems crucial in…

Running on mystery backs

Running on mystery backs

By Marc Morehouse, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Dec. 24–SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If there was a grieving process for suspended running back Marcus Coker, it appears to be over.…

Iowa women pull out victory

Iowa women pull out victory

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – Iowa’s women’s basketball team made a school-record 14 3-pointers in Thursday’s game against Mississippi Valley State. The Hawkeyes needed every…

Iowa State’s season from 20,000 feet: An unforgettable journey to the Pinstripe Bowl

Iowa State’s season from 20,000 feet: An unforgettable journey to the Pinstripe Bowl

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – “We’ve said all along that the way to grow the brand is we need to capture people’s imagination.” — Iowa State Athletics Director…

Mystic Lanes bowling scores, 12/19 and 12/22

Monday Scratch: John Schachel 236-632 series Scott Radcliff 244-615 series Kevin Johnson 211,257,233-701 series Cody Brandau 267,182,265-714 series Devin Broerman 233,201,226-660 series   7-10 Trio league: Kevin Wolff 245, 276,…

Devyn Marble says he’s ready for Big Ten’s top point guards

Devyn Marble says he’s ready for Big Ten’s top point guards

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — Devyn Marble has surprised many people with his play during the non-conference portion of Iowa’s schedule. In 13 games, including…

Iowa outlasts Boise State in gritty non-conference win

Iowa outlasts Boise State in gritty non-conference win

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — Twice the Iowa men’s basketball team blew seven-point leads Thursday night against Boise State. Instead of buckling under pressure,…

Rose Bowl high scores 12/20 and 12/22, 2011

Over The Hill 12/20/11 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1.    Gene Roberts     234 2.    Ed Gutzmer       215 3.    Don Wickwire    203 1.    Mary Miller        212 2.    Veronica James 200…

Iowa men defeat Boise State, 81-72

Iowa men defeat Boise State, 81-72

Q.  That was a clean half of basketball.  One turnover in the second half, five overall.  You must be happy. COACH McCAFFERY:  I think when you’re going to beat a…

All Cyclones Eligible for Pinstripe Bowl; ISU Ticket Sales Pass 5,000

All Cyclones Eligible for Pinstripe Bowl; ISU Ticket Sales Pass 5,000

AMES, Iowa – There was plenty of good football news in the Iowa State football camp Thursday. Firstly, Iowa State fans have now secured 5,002 tickets for the Dec. 30…

Rhoads Signs Three Football Recruits

Rhoads Signs Three Football Recruits

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads signed a pair of junior college student-athletes and another signee who will enroll at Iowa State for the 2012 spring…

One final tune-up

One final tune-up

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa IOWA CITY – Fran McCaffery didn’t give his Iowa basketball team much time to enjoy its 41-point win over Central Arkansas on Monday…

Rose Bowl High Scores 12/12 and 12/16, 2011

Early Bird Mixed 12/16/11 High team scratch game – Yo-Yo’s 735 High team scratch series – Yo-Yo’s 2140 High Individual games 1. Justin Olson 258 2. Jon Blakely 237 3.…

Coach Ferentz re-affirms commitment to Iowa

Coach Ferentz re-affirms commitment to Iowa

IOWA CITY, IOWA- – University of Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz, the longest tenured head football coach in the Big Ten Conference, reiterated Wednesday his long-term plans to remain the head…

Poppens Powers Cyclones Past Northern Iowa, 84-57

Poppens Powers Cyclones Past Northern Iowa, 84-57

AMES, Iowa  – Iowa State had it going inside and outside and there wasn’t much Northern Iowa could do about it.  Chelsea Poppens scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds…

Coach Ferentz Comments on Team Developments

Coach Ferentz Comments on Team Developments

The following statements were issued by Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz Tuesday: Football Coaching Staff Change: “Defensive Line Coach Rick Kaczenski has decided to leave our staff for another coaching…

Cyclones Ranked Eighth In Final Coaches Poll

Cyclones Ranked Eighth In Final Coaches Poll

AMES, Iowa – The American Volleyball Coaches Association ranked Iowa State eighth in its final poll of 2011, released Tuesday. The ranking comes on the heels of a NCAA regional…

Vikings stuck in interception drought

Vikings stuck in interception drought

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — It’s been 541 minutes, 9 seconds … and 9/14ths of one incredibly lousy season since the Vikings last intercepted a…

It’s a fastbreak to new teams for NBA players

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — David West traveled north by northeast, signing with Indiana after eight seasons in New Orleans. Lamar Odom was a Laker, then a…

Coker suspended for Insight Bowl

Coker suspended for Insight Bowl

Marc Morehouse, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — Iowa running back Marcus Coker has been suspended from the Insight Bowl for disciplinary reasons, according to the University. A university…

SI: Iowa State and Iowa will sweep bowls by nearly identical scores

Mike Hlas – The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Iowa State 24, Rutgers 15 Iowa 23, Oklahoma 15 What a Dec. 30 it will be for football fans in Iowa…

Big Ten to earn $47 million from bowls, schools could net more than $2 million

Big Ten to earn $47 million from bowls, schools could net more than $2 million

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IOWA CITY — The Big Ten is set to earn nearly $47 million in payouts from a league-record 10 bowl appearances this year…

Mohawk bowling teams sweep Valley

The Mohawk bowling teams swept West Des Moines Valley on Monday. The varsity boys won 2834 to 2606. Cody Brandau rolled a 156 and a 246 for a series score…

Hawkeyes find rhythm while blasting Central Arkansas

Hawkeyes find rhythm while blasting Central Arkansas

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids – IOWA CITY — Iowa’s players smiled and laughed and watched their highlight reel with nary a care during the final media timeout Monday night…

Solid describes the play of Iowa’s Devyn Marble

Solid describes the play of Iowa’s Devyn Marble

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – IOWA CITY — Even on the nights when he’s not spectacular, Iowa sophomore Devyn Marble’s statistics suggest he was better than just…

Peterson returns for another Vikings loss

Peterson returns for another Vikings loss

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Star Tribune has learned that Adrian Peterson did indeed play Sunday in the Vikings’ 42-20 loss to the New Orleans…

Chiefs stun unbeaten Packers, 19-14

Chiefs stun unbeaten Packers, 19-14

By Adam Teicher, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The opinion of at least one constituency on what the Chiefs should do with their head coaching position was heard…

Nobody’s perfect in the NFL

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The best Green Bay can do is 15 wins. The worst Indianapolis can do is 15 losses. And New England…

Missouri beats ISU wrestling team, 31-10

Missouri beats ISU wrestling team, 31-10

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Iowa State 174-pounder Chris Spangler upset No. 3 Dorian Henderson of Missouri in a 31-10 loss at Missouri Sunday in the Hearnes Center. The seventh-ranked Spangler topped…

VIRGINIA, Minn. – The NIACC women topped Hibbing Community College 76-53 behind a career-best 28 points from Jennifer Nelsen (So., Mason City, IA). The win gives NIACC a 7-3 record…

NIACC men beat Hibbing CC, go into break with 8-7 record

NIACC men beat Hibbing CC, go into break with 8-7 record

VIRGINIA, Minn. – NIACC men’s basketball will go into the winter break with a winning record after topping Hibbing Community College 76-71 on Saturday.  It was NIACC’s fifth straight win…

Bowling scores – 12-11 to 12-16

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       12/11/11 Team High Series          Norwex Enviro Products              1573 Team High Game           Norwex Enviro Products              583 Individual High Series Male         Greg Loveless    606 Individual High…

Rose Bowl high scores 12/13 and 12/15/11

Over The Hill 12/13/11 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1.    Gene Roberts     227 2.    Lynn Christensen 217 3.    Doug King         215 1.    Michele Olson    237 2.    Darnell Fairbanks 189 3.…

Paul Rhoads adds to legacy by staying at Iowa State

Paul Rhoads adds to legacy by staying at Iowa State

by Scott Dochterman AMES — Three years into his Iowa State tenure, Paul Rhoads was named a front runner for a job opening at Pittsburgh, a football program with more…

Good signs for Timberwolves in preseason victory

Good signs for Timberwolves in preseason victory

By Jerry Zgoda MINNEAPOLIS — Sure, it’s easy to look good when you don’t miss a three-point shot, but take away the Timberwolves’ sizzling percentages and there still was plenty…

Interview with Iowa Coaches Ferentz and Parker

Interview with Iowa Coaches Ferentz and Parker

December 16,2011 COACH FERENTZ: Welcome. Glad everybody is here. Just a couple words before I turn it over to Norm. We’ve been running around recruiting. This is our last day…

Cyclone coach Rhodes inks new 10 year contract

Cyclone coach Rhodes inks new 10 year contract

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State football Coach Paul Rhoads has repeatedly said that he is proud to be a Cyclone and Friday he added an exclamation point to that sentence…

Iowa blasts Drake, 82-68

Iowa blasts Drake, 82-68

Fran McCaffery’s Iowa Hawkeyes got back on track Saturday night with a solid victory over a good Drake basketball team. “It was a focused effort,” McCaffery said. “It wasn’t perfect,…

Hawkeyes face difficult Drake

Hawkeyes face difficult Drake

IOWA CITY – It’s the last chance for the Iowa basketball team to get a win over an in-state rival. At this point, the Hawkeyes would take any victory over…

Prep Wrestling: Battle of Waterloo Results (Updated)

kjpilcher, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa LUTTRELL POOL (Pool A) First round Iowa City West 84, Vinton-Shellsburg 0 Union 46, Crestwood 32 Mason City 59, Louisa-Muscatine 18 New Hampton 60, East…