August 6, 2012 |
LINCOLN, Neb. - Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees. About 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon were killed in Iowa last week as water temperatures reached 97 degrees. Nebraska fishery officials said they've seen thousands of dead sturgeon, catfish, carp, and other species in the Lower Platte River, including the endangered pallid sturgeon. And biologists in Illinois said the hot weather has killed tens of thousands of large- and smallmouth bass and channel catfish and is threatening the population of the greater redhorse fish, a state endangered species.
July 30, 2012
Iowa running back De'Andre Johnson has been suspended after two run-ins with police in the last week. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said Sunday he had suspended Johnson from all team activities after learning about the sophomore's latest encounter with police. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported that Johnson was ticketed for speeding and eluding arrest on Saturday. It said Johnson drove his motorcycle 60 m.p.h. in a 25-m.p.h. zone and didn't immediately pull over. Two days earlier, Johnson was ticketed by Iowa City police for maintaining a disorderly house after neighbors complained of a loud party.
July 11, 2012 |
DES MOINES, Iowa — It took only two seasons for Fran McCaffery to take the downtrodden Iowa program and make it a respectable one. On Tuesday, the university showed it believes McCaffery can turn the Hawkeyes into the Big Ten contenders they used to be. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced that the Philadelphia native has signed a new, 7-year deal with a raise. McCaffery will be paid at least $1.66 million a year with a base salary of $1.3 million starting next season.
May 26, 2012 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - President Obama delivered his harshest rebuttal yet to rival Mitt Romney on Thursday, dismissing his challenger's claims as "a cow pie of distortions" as he sought to rekindle the all-but-faded Iowa magic that launched him in 2008. Escalating his criticism of Romney's background as a venture capitalist, Obama said it wasn't adequate preparation for the presidency. "There may be value for that kind of experience, but it's not in the White House," Obama said. The speech, to a cheering crowd of about 2,500 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, represented a new intensity for Obama's campaign as Romney begins to hit his stride carrying the Republican standard.
April 24, 2012 |
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)
March 19, 2012 |
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.
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.,...
March 16, 2012 |
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.
March 13, 2012 |
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.
February 16, 2012 |
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.