Category Archives: Sports

Mar 18

Bring on the Boilermakers

October 29, 2016: Penn State scores one of its many touchdowns against Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana. The final was 62-24. Yes, I watched both Iowa State and Purdue play football in person in 2016. You can’t hurt me. The … Continue reading

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Mar 16

Turnarounds before the tournament

December 8, 2016: Harbaugh? Harbaugh. Harbaugh Harbaugh Harbaugh, Harbaugh Harbaugh. I freely admit that in the two days I saw the ISU basketball teams come out flatter than flat in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, I had my concerns about the season. But they got better as … Continue reading

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Mar 09

Gladbrook-Reinbeck in the public 1A semifinal

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team has a chance to add another 2016-17 state championship tombstone trophy to its case this week. GR plays undefeated North Linn in the first 1A semifinal, which tips off half an hour after this blog … Continue reading

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Feb 27

A documentary I want to make

July 21, 2012: Everly’s welcome sign. I mentioned Everly’s unique nickname in a 2015 blog post and someone has set up a website about the Cattlefeederettes’ six-on-six history. With the girls’ state basketball tournament starting, I though I would share an … Continue reading

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Nov 30

Among the more bitter ends

On Nov. 30, 1988, Iowa State had an all-time record with 100 more wins than Kansas State, and 20 more wins in its series against Kansas State. That day, “Futility U” introduced its new head coach, Bill Snyder, Iowa’s offensive … Continue reading

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Nov 27

ESPN’s what might have been

Ten years ago today, Ivan Maisel was spectacularly wrong. Meanwhile, Iowa State is expected to announce the hiring of Central Michigan head coach Brian Kelly on Monday night to replace fired coach Dan McCarney, two sources told Maisel. …  Iowa … Continue reading

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Nov 25

A flash, and then a bang

When ISU offers a “flash sale” but everything online is exclusively through Ticketmaster… That’s right, a 65.4% markup to create a barcode and a PDF. One of these days, Ticketmaster will be hauled in front of Congress for its racket…at … Continue reading

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Nov 18

All-private faceoff for 1A football championship, again

The Class 1A title game is a a rematch from last year, and it’s Iowa City Regina against Western Christian. In six years, only two public schools have played in the 1A final: St. Ansgar, which won in 2011, the … Continue reading

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Nov 17

Gladbrook-Reinbeck has chance to repeat football title

Despite a very tumultuous and contentious year off the field for the Gladbrook-Reinbeck school district, the Rebels football team played a perfect season and has a chance to win its second consecutive state championship. Last year, GR beat Akron-Westfield 52-20 … Continue reading

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Nov 03

Oklahoma preview

Passersby were amazed at the unusually large amounts of blood. Passersby were amazed at the unusually large amounts of blood. Passersby were amazed at the unusually large amounts of blood. Passersby were amazed at the unusually large amounts of blood. Passersby were amazed at the unusually large amounts of … Continue reading

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