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April 24, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF
Penn State will play back-to-back prime-time Big Ten games, the conference announced in unveiling its prime-time schedule Tuesday. Penn State is at Iowa on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. on the Big Ten Network and then hosts Ohio State on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2. Here is the schedule announced for Big Ten conference games in prime time. More will be announced at a later date. Sept. 29: Wisconsin at Nebraska, 8 p.m. ( ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) Oct. 6: Nebraska at Ohio State, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 Oct. 13: Ohio State at Indiana, 8 p.m., (Big Ten Network)
SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel extended its basketball season Sunday, but not before fighting off a team that earned plenty of respect in an impressive two-game stay in Philadelphia. Leading by as many as 18 points in the first half, Drexel held off a late charge to defeat the University of Northern Iowa, 65-63, in a second-round NIT game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The outcome wasn't decided until a forced double-pump three-point shot by Northern Iowa's Johnny Moran bounced off the back of the rim as time expired.
SPORTS
March 18, 2012
NIT second round: No. 7 seeded Northern Iowa (20-13) at No. 3 Drexel (28-6)   Sunday, 11 a.m., Daskalakis Athletic Center Television: ESPN Points per game/opponents points per game: Northern Iowa, 65.6/61.8; Drexel, 65.1/55.4 Probable lineups Northern Iowa G Deon Mitchell 6-1 Fr., 7.1 ppg., 2.2 rpg. G Johnny Moran 6-1 Sr., 7.1 ppg., 3.0 rpg. G Marc Sonnen 6-3 Jr.,...
SPORTS
March 16, 2012 | Associated Press
Chris Allen led four Cyclones in double figures with 20 points, and eithth-seeded Iowa State (23-10) scored its final 14 at the free-throw line Thursday night to beat ninth-seeded Connecticut, 77-64, in a South Regional in Louisville, Ky. It's the first time since UCLA in 1996 that the defending champs have lost in the opening game and only the second time the Huskies (20-14) have lost their first game in the NCAA tournament. UConn coach Jim Calhoun was already on his feet before the final buzzer, walking to congratulate Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg.
NEWS
March 13, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He is happy that his team was recognized for a good season with an NIT bid, but St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli doesn't want anyone to carry that affirmation beyond one simple goal - a first-round win Wednesday night over Northern Iowa. "It's not about advancing or knowing who might be your next opponent," Martelli said Tuesday before putting the Hawks through practice at Hagan Arena, site of the 7:15 p.m. opening game. "It's only about winning on Wednesday. " The temptation for the Hawks would be to look ahead in their bracket.
NEWS
February 16, 2012 | By David Pitt, ASSOCIATED PRESS
DES MOINES, Iowa - The vice president of China is spending a good deal of his U.S. trip in Iowa, a state better known for hosting American presidential candidates than major heads of state. So why is this rural place playing such a big role in the leader's historic tour of the United States? The answer lies in the way Xi Jinping likes to do business - by building personal relationships - and in Iowa's rich agricultural industry, which is closely tied to China's. "He's very outgoing, very personable," said Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who met with Xi in 1985, when a Chinese delegation visited Iowa to study farming practices and again last year, when Branstad led a trade mission to China.
NEWS
January 26, 2012 | By Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press
CHANDLER, Ariz. - If President Obama is showing some swagger, it shouldn't be a surprise. His job approval ratings point to an uptick. The Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden just pulled off a daring rescue that Obama authorized in Somalia. He's fresh off a big speech before Congress, and the Republicans who want his job are criticizing each other probably more than they are Obama. As he hits the road for three days of travel to important political states, Obama is on a roll.
SPORTS
January 23, 2012
The third-ranked Penn State wrestling team reeled off seven straight wins to run away from No. 2 Iowa, 22-13, in a marquee Big Ten dual Sunday in sold-out Rec Hall in State College, Pa. Nearly 7,000 fans came to their feet as true freshman Morgan McIntosh clinched the victory with a win over Iowa all-American Grant Gambrall in the 197-pound weight class. SOCCER: The U.S. women's team took it to Guatemala, 13-0, to clinch a berth in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the London Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
SPORTS
January 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
Austin Hollins scored a career-high 18 points to help visiting Minnesota beat No. 7 Indiana, 77-74, last night. Christian Watford missed a potential game-tying three-pointer in the closing seconds for Indiana. Rodney Williams scored 14 points and Julian Welch added 10 for the Golden Gophers (13-5, 1-4 Big Ten), who had lost four straight. Minnesota shot 6-for-13 on three-pointers in the first half to take the lead. Indiana freshman Cody Zeller matched a season high with 23 points for the Hoosiers (15-2, 3-2)
NEWS
January 10, 2012 | BY WILL BUNCH, bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957
NASHUA, N.H. - Rick Santorum was more than halfway through his 20-minute pep talk at an outdoor rally here when the 2012 GOP presidential hopeful heard something for the first time - applause, or, more accurately, the muffled noise of a few dozen pairs of gloves thudding together on a bracing-cold January morning. "You can keep your hands inside your big pockets to stay warm," the bemused former Pennsylvania senator told a crowd of roughly 100 people - half of them journalists and many of the rest undecided voters curious to see the candidate who shocked pundits by nearly winning last week's Iowa caucuses.
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