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A huge win to savor

A huge win to savor

MADISON, Wis. – Matt Gatens grabbed the loose ball near midcourt and cradled it. The final seconds ticked off the Kohl Center clock, and Gatens, who has seen so many…

Packers Hold Lions in 45-41 Victory

Packers Hold Lions in 45-41 Victory

The Packers and Lions’ regular season finale resembled a video-game shootout, as Green Bay’s quarterback set single-game franchise records for yards and touchdowns thrown in a 45-41 shootout win. (PHOTO: Green…

Vikings’ disastrous season ends with a loss at home

Vikings’ disastrous season ends with a loss at home

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Well, it’s over. Done. Finished. That has to count for something, right? So if you have any of those plastic New Year’s…

Steelers will end the Broncos’ optimism, once and for all

By David Ramsey, The Gazette – DENVER — Playoff pessimism. Yes, the Broncos are champs of the AFC West, but the Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders almost certainly will be the happy…

Vikings’ Allen just misses NFL sack record

Vikings’ Allen just misses NFL sack record

By Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune – MINNEAPOLIS — Jared Allen desperately wanted one more one-on-one matchup, one more third-and-long, one more surefire passing situation. (PHOTO: Minnesota Vikings Jared Allen (69) celebrated on…

Orton’s future unclear after leading Chiefs to win over Broncos

Orton’s future unclear after leading Chiefs to win over Broncos

By Adam Teicher, McClatchy Newspapers – DENVER — Kyle Orton was something less than definitive about his future with the Chiefs after their season ended with Sunday’s 7-3 win over the…

Iowa State recap: Bitter end but successful season

Iowa State recap: Bitter end but successful season

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette NEW YORK — Iowa State players, coaches and officials held their chins high and forced smiles through clenched lips Friday night, but their faces read the…

Juco QB fills void depth for Iowa

Juco QB fills void depth for Iowa

Iowa needed quarterback depth and found it Saturday. Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College’s Cody Sokol picked the Hawkeyes over Arizona and six other offers, including Maryland. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder announced his…

Hawkeyes stun cold-shooting Badgers at Kohl Center

Hawkeyes stun cold-shooting Badgers at Kohl Center

Jim Polzin, Wisconsin State Journal – Jordan Taylor had a difficult time explaining one of the most shocking defeats since coach Bo Ryan took over the University of Wisconsin men’s…

Bowling scores, 12-25 through 12-30 2011

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       12/25/11 No Bowling Women’s Classic League        Rose Bowl       12/26/11 Team High Series          Decker Sports   1438 Team High Game           Decker Sports   521 Individual High Series…

Iowa cruises at Midlands

Iowa cruises at Midlands

EVANSTON, Ill. – The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team crowned a champion in Matt McDonough at 125 pounds and had four runner-up finishes in rolling to its record 22nd…

UFC 141 results in Brock Lesnar’s retirement, Alistair Overeem’s rise

Case Keefer, Las Vegas Sun Conflicted is the best word to describe the mood after the UFC 141 main event. Conflicted as to whether the more pressing issue was putting a…

Miami trims Wolves, 103-101

Miami trims Wolves, 103-101

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune – MINNEAPOLIS — Those fans who arrived to Target Center on Friday night wearing solemn black No. 6 LeBron James jerseys or fiesta-colored sombreros each got…

Source: Coker intends to remain a Hawkeye

Source: Coker intends to remain a Hawkeye

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa TEMPE, Ariz. — Running back Marcus Coker wants to return to the University of Iowa, a source close to the situation…

The sky did fall on the Hawkeyes

The sky did fall on the Hawkeyes

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – TEMPE, Ariz. — It was brushed off as happenstance, but Marvin McNutt did almost get hit by a camera from the sky. Yeah, that happened. It happened…

Bulls finish 3-1 on West Coast trip with victory over Clippers

Bulls finish 3-1 on West Coast trip with victory over Clippers

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune LOS ANGELES — Some Clippers home openers have featured as much sizzle as lettuce. But even with Chauncey Billups sidelined with a strained groin, a buzz…

Defending champion Mavericks defeat Raptors for first win of season

By Dwain Price, McClatchy Newspapers DALLAS — The drought is finally over. For the first time since winning the NBA Finals last season, the Dallas Mavericks won a game. Playing with…

Poppens Double-Double Leads Iowa State Past Buffalo, 65-45

Poppens Double-Double Leads Iowa State Past Buffalo, 65-45

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s Chelsea Poppens notched her second-straight double-double (19 points/13 rebounds) and the Cyclones stifled Buffalo to just 14 second-half points en route to a 65-45 victory…

NIACC WBB: Kishwaukee tops NIACC, 64-44

NIACC WBB: Kishwaukee tops NIACC, 64-44

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – NIACC women’s basketball finished a three-game stint at the Illinois Central Christmas Tournament with a 64-44 loss to Kishwaukee College (IL) on Friday night.  The Trojans…

NIACC Soccer: 12 named Academic All-Region

NIACC Soccer: 12 named Academic All-Region

MASON CITY, Iowa – Twelve NIACC soccer players were given Academic All-Region honors by the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC), with six of those players earning 1st-Team honors. Players…

Iowa State defeated in Pinstripe Bowl, 27-13

Iowa State defeated in Pinstripe Bowl, 27-13

An early 6-0 lead couldn’t stick for Iowa State against Rutgers Friday night in Yankee Stadium in front of 38,323 fans. Rutgers scored 20 unanswered points and capitalized on several…

Desire, pride, fear — lots of Insight Bowl motivators

Desire, pride, fear — lots of Insight Bowl motivators

Mike Hlas, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Supposedly, the great equalizer in a lot of bowl games is motivation. How much does a team want to be…

Rose Bowl high scores 12/27 and 12/29, 2011

Over The Hill 12/27/11 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1.    Don Wickwire    217 2.    Gene Roberts     211 3.    Gary Book         207 1.    Marlene Moore   193 2.    Jean Mitchell      179…

UNI drops MVC opener to Illinois State, 65-61

UNI drops MVC opener to Illinois State, 65-61

NORMAL, Ill. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team whittled a 13-point deficit to one in the final two minutes on the road against Illinois State, but the…

Ultimate fighter Brock Lesnar keeps fans intrigued

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Brock Lesnar was asked to explain the appeal of Brock Lesnar. “I guess it’s because I’ve always done things my way,”…

Vikings’ Peterson to undergo surgery on Friday

Vikings’ Peterson to undergo surgery on Friday

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Add Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to the list of elite athletes who have asked Dr. James Andrews to put them back…

Wild win the game, and the fights

Wild win the game, and the fights

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ST. PAUL, Minn. — This was, as one observer so aptly put it, big-boy hockey. The Wild and Edmonton were at Xcel Energy Center…

Florida State over Notre Dame in Back to the Future Bowl

Florida State over Notre Dame in Back to the Future Bowl

By Mike Bianchi, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — This was not your typical Champs Sports Bowl. Far from it. (PHOTO: Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) has the ball…

Women’s basketball: Morris’ double-double sinks Oakland CC

Women’s basketball:  Morris’ double-double sinks Oakland CC

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – Jenna Morris (So., Radcliffe, IA) recorded her first double-double as a Trojan to spark the NIACC women to a 68-61 win over Oakland Community College (MI) on Thursday…

Iowa State Women Knock Off New Hampshire, 71-57

Iowa State Women Knock Off New Hampshire, 71-57

AMES, Iowa – Chelsea Poppens recorded her fifth double-double of the season (14 points/16 rebounds) to help Iowa State cruise to a 71-57 win over New Hampshire Thursday night in…

Pinstripe Bowl analysis: Iowa State vs. Rutgers

Pinstripe Bowl analysis: Iowa State vs. Rutgers

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Stop Sanu. Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is tall at 6-2 and physical at 215 pounds and prolific with a Big East record 109…

The one that got away

The one that got away

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye – The Hawkeyes wrestled with Purdue for the entire game in Wednesday’s Big Ten opener. But the Boilermakers had every answer in a 79-76 win at…

Iowa State’s A.J. Klein accepts coaching, becomes tenacious LB

Iowa State’s A.J. Klein accepts coaching, becomes tenacious LB

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa NEW YORK — A.J. Klein never was an obstinate pupil in his early days at Iowa State, but he wasn’t always the best football…

Reiff making no decisions yet

Reiff making no decisions yet

By Luke Hagen, The Daily Republic, Mitchell, S.D. Dec. 29–Riley Reiff is well aware his name is being brought up in NFL mock drafts. The Parkston native and junior offensive…

Pac-12, Big Ten form alliance to increase competition in multiple sports

By Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences, Rose Bowl partners since 1947, have major plans to strengthen their business relationship. The leagues Wednesday…

Hoiberg Rewards Bubu Palo With a Scholarship

Hoiberg Rewards Bubu Palo With a Scholarship

AMES, Iowa – Redshirt sophomore Bubu Palo has been a key ingredient to the success of the Iowa State men’s basketball team and his hard work has been officially validated.…

NIACC women drop game to #17 Jefferson County CC (MO)

NIACC women drop game to #17 Jefferson County CC (MO)

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The NIACC women’s basketball team lost to 17th-ranked Jefferson County Community College (MO) 77-59 in their first game at the Illinois Central Christmas Tournament.  The loss dropped…

Plenty to prove

Plenty to prove

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – It was an ugly beginning to the Big Ten schedule last season for the Iowa basketball team. The Hawkeyes opened…

Iowa State corners have to stop yet another top WR

Iowa State corners have to stop yet another top WR

NEW YORK — Leonard Johnson, Jeremy Reeves and the rest of Iowa State’s defensive backfield have covered most of college football’s best wide receivers in some fashion this year. There…

NFL drama going right to the end

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Revenge is an overrated emotion in the NFL. Fans think about it, the media speculates about it, but for players —…