June 16, 2013 |
In May 1918, with America embroiled in the First World War, Iowa's Gov. William Lloyd Harding dealt a blow against Germany. His Babel Proclamation - that was its title; you cannot make this stuff up - decreed: "Conversation in public places, on trains, and over the telephone should be in the English language. " The proscription included church services, funerals, and pretty much everything else. Iowa's immigrant communities that spoke Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, and French objected to this censorship of the languages of America's wartime allies.
April 13, 2013
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa. TV: CBS Sports Network (tape delay, 11:30 p.m.) Records: Soul (1-1), Barnstormers (2-1). About the Soul: Fullback Derrick Ross has 71 rushing yards and has scored five touchdowns on the ground. . . . The Soul are ranked No. 2 in both total offense (average of 325 yards per game) and defense (247). . . . Soul coach Clint Dolezel and Iowa coach Mike Hohensee will be inducted into the Arena Football League Hall of Fame before the game.
April 4, 2013 |
IOWA STATE said Tuesday that coaches and staff made dozens of improper recruiting calls from 2008 to 2011 and it has asked the NCAA to levy a punishment of 2 years of probation. The university said it reported the "inadvertent" violations to the NCAA in November 2011. It said an "exhaustive" review of 3 years of telephone and text messages discovered that noncoaching staff members made 55 impermissible phone calls while coaches made 24 improper calls. In other college news: * Tulsa officials say they have accepted an invitation to join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference beginning in 2014.
March 25, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - Iowa State came up a half-second short of yet another wild West upset. Making it hurt even more, the nation's leaders in three-point shots ended up being beaten by a trey. Aaron Craft dribbled in place as the clock ran down and hit a three-pointer with a half-second left Sunday, sending second-seeded Ohio State to a 78-75 victory and a school-record fourth straight trip to the round of 16. Tenth-seeded Iowa State (23-12) overcame a late 13-point deficit by hitting threes - the Cyclones' specialty - but couldn't stop the one that made the difference.
January 27, 2013 |
CUMMING, Iowa - U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin said Saturday he would not seek a sixth term in 2014, a decision that eases some of the burden the national Republican Party faces in retaking the Senate. Harkin, chairman of an influential Senate committee, announced his decision during an interview with the Associated Press, and said the move could surprise some. But the 73-year-old cited his age - he would be 81 at the end of a sixth term - as a factor in the decision, saying it was time to pass the torch he has held for nearly 30 years, freeing a new generation of Iowa Democrats to seek higher office.
January 10, 2013 |
FRESHMAN Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, including a tying three-pointer with a second left in regulation, and No. 6 Kansas rallied to beat visiting Iowa State, 97-89, in overtime Wednesday. McLemore was 10 of 12 from the field and perfect on six three-pointers for the Jayhawks (13-1, 1-0 Big 12), who scored the first nine points of overtime to wrap up their 12th straight win. Iowa State (10-4, 0-1) poured in 14 three-pointers, and had forged a 79-76 lead with 8.4 seconds left in regulation.
January 7, 2013 |
MICHIGAN'S TREY Burke rushed into the frontcourt, trying to take advantage of a 2-on-1 break. At the last moment, he softly lobbed the ball toward the rim, where Glenn Robinson III slammed it through the hoop. That was the beginning of Michigan's latest offensive clinic, a highlight reel of dunks, three-pointers, and smart passing that overwhelmed visiting Iowa in a 95-67 rout Sunday. Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists for the second-ranked Wolverines. Robinson had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
December 21, 2012 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - The first widespread snowstorm of the season plodded across the Midwest on Thursday, as whiteout conditions sent drivers sliding over slick roads and some travelers were forced to scramble for alternate ways to get to their holiday destinations. The storm, which dumped a foot of snow in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin, was part of a system that began in the Rockies this week before trekking into the Midwest. It was expected to move across the Great Lakes overnight before moving into Canada.
November 28, 2012 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan that lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales, and generate more money for states that run the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in price in January to $2, and while the number of tickets sold initially dropped, sales revenue has increased by about 35 percent over 2011. Sales for Powerball reached a record $3.96 billion in fiscal 2012 and are expected to reach $5 billion this year, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Des Moines, Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association, the group that runs the Powerball game.
October 28, 2012 |
Ameer Abdullah ran for 101 yards and a touchdown and Nebraska took control of the Big Ten Legends Division with a 23-9 victory over No. 20 Michigan on Saturday night in Lincoln, Neb. Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson left the game late in the first half with a right elbow injury. Robinson, who spent the second half on the sideline in an overcoat, watched as freshman backup Russell Bellomy threw three interceptions. The Huskers (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) moved into a first-place tie with Michigan in the Legends but own the tiebreaker.