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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…

NIACC men win, 81-75 over Mesabi Range

NIACC men win, 81-75 over Mesabi Range

VIRGINIA, Minn. – NIACC’s men’s basketball team is back at a .500-record after an 81-75 win over Mesabi Range Community Technical College on Friday night. The win moved NIACC to…

NIACC women win, 58-51 over Mesabi Range

NIACC women win, 58-51 over Mesabi Range

VIRGINIA, Minn. – The NIACC women’s basketball team topped Mesabi Range Community and Technical College 58-51 on Friday night behind a career-high 31 points from Kika Greenlee (St. Louis Park,…

Canadian WR makes it 16 for the Hawkeyes

Canadian WR makes it 16 for the Hawkeyes

Marc Morehouse, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Iowa picked up its third commitment this week when wide receiver Tevaun Smith announced via Twitter on Thursday night that “Just made it…

Cartwright due back against Bulldogs

Cartwright due back against Bulldogs

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa IOWA CITY – Bryce Cartwright likely will be back on the court for the Iowa basketball team on Saturday when the Hawkeyes play…

Keno Davis ‘looking forward’ to calling Saturday’s Iowa-Drake game

Keno Davis ‘looking forward’ to calling Saturday’s Iowa-Drake game

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IOWA CITY — Keno Davis has shifted from full-time basketball coach to full-time television analyst. Davis, a former Iowa player and Drake coach,…

No quit in Clayborn

Roy Cummings, Tampa Tribune, Fla. TAMPA — Buccaneers rookie defensive end Adrian Clayborn welcomed his mother’s decision to move with him to Tampa Bay. At the same time, he applauded…

Glory days might be passing Cowboys by

By Mac Engel, McClatchy Newspapers FORT WORTH, Texas — It was not too long ago when Wade Phillips told us that this team was in the right cycle to win…

Vikings’ Allen shows his mushy side

Vikings’ Allen shows his mushy side

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — One thing about Jared Allen, he’s never lacked for confidence. So when asked earlier this week to deliver a self-analysis of his…

Bulls take exhibition opener as Butler has auspicious debut with 8 points against Pacers

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune INDIANAPOLIS — Typically, exhibitions are met with excitement by rookies and training camp bodies trying to make a team. This isn’t a typical preseason. And…

Fans returning for the Wild

By Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Wild returned home from a long, successful road trip Wednesday with the most points in the NHL. The opponent…

Iowa Prep Sports: Class 3A wrestling rankings

The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dec. 15–Teams (Number of ranked wrestlers in parentheses) 1 Bettendorf (11) 2 SE Polk (10) 3 Iowa City West (9) 4 WDM Valley (9) 5…