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.
October 22, 2012 |
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Iowa fans that stayed until the final minutes would not let up. They stood, some 10 feet behind the Nittany Lion sideline, and continued to heckle. "Enjoy your bowl game!" one man shouted. "Send me a postcard from Florida," a woman yelled, before she laughed at her own joke. But when it was all over, it was the Penn State players who ran into the locker room, smiling. The Hawkeyes and their fans were left wondering what happened. Matt McGloin passed for two touchdowns, and Bill Belton ran for three more as Penn State (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten)
October 22, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - Bill O'Brien's Penn State team made a major statement in Iowa City on Saturday with a 38-14 hammering of Iowa. The Nittany Lions ran all over the Hawkeyes, and the statistics showed it. * Penn State outgained Iowa, 504-209; the Nits led, 24-0, at the half and scored their fourth touchdown 27 seconds into the second half; Penn State had 28 first downs, Iowa had 14; quarterback Matt McGloin had more rushing yards (26) than the entire Hawkeyes team (20). McGloin also threw quite a bit, collecting 289 yards and two touchdowns through the air, while running back Bill Belton rushed for three scores and 103 yards on 16 carries.
October 21, 2012 |
IOWA CITY, Iowa - At Kinnick Stadium, the visitors' locker room is painted pink - a psychological tactic intended to calm Iowa's opponent. But nothing is soothing about this 70,000-seat venue, where the Nittany Lions (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) will face Iowa (4-2, 2-0) Saturday at 8 p.m. The forecast calls for a Midwestern chill. Fans clad in black and yellow will heckle, cheer, and do everything they can to cool down Bill O'Brien's red-hot Lions. Penn State is riding a four-game winning streak.
October 19, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State might be on a four-game winning streak, but Iowa has the momentum. That's coach Bill O'Brien's take, anyway. With his Nittany Lions (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) coming off a bye week and Iowa (4-2, 2-0) coming off a double-overtime, 19-16, road win at Michigan State, it's a fair claim to make. "Our team needs to understand that, that it's one thing to have a bye week, but it's a whole other thing to be playing a team like Iowa," O'Brien said. Perhaps as a result of that momentum, Penn State is the three-point underdog to the Hawkeyes going into Saturday's 8 p.m. showdown in Kinnick Stadium.
October 18, 2012 |
There's a question mark at running back. The depth chart is in flux. The unproven but budding star is injured. For the first time this season, it's Penn State's opponent - and not the Nittany Lions - in this predicament. When Penn State (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) faces Iowa (4-2, 2-0) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, all eyes will be on how the Hawkeyes run game responds to adversity. Mark Weisman, a 6-foot, 225-pound bruiser who has emerged as one of the Big Ten's biggest surprises over the last four games, may not play after spraining an ankle late in last week's double-overtime win against Michigan State.