Category Archives: Sports

Aug 11

The ‘game that still does not compute’

The Omaha World-Herald’s Tom Shatel is marking 40 years of sports reporting. The vast majority of that was with the Big Eight and Big 12. Iowa State pops up a couple of times in his memorable moments, including the 1992 … Continue reading

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Jul 28

Minnesota, ISU coaches share birth date a year apart

The Big 12 and Big Ten have both had their football media days now, and I have noticed a disturbing trend: There are coaches there who are approximately my age peers. This started with Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury (Aug. 9, 1979), … Continue reading

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Jul 27

Three all-private semifinals in state baseball tournament

Three of the eight semifinal matchups in the 2017 Iowa high school state baseball tournament will be between private schools. Mason City Newman and Remsen St. Mary’s, Dyersville Beckman and Iowa City Regina, and Davenport Assumption and Dubuque Wahlert all … Continue reading

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Jul 14

Winless streak tables updated, now with more Rutgers

In my annual update for Iowa State’s record of football futility against Oklahoma, I realized Rutgers’ existence is a factor that can’t be ignored anymore. Specifically, Rutgers hasn’t beaten Penn State in New Jersey in a long time, dating back … Continue reading

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Jul 13

Goodbye to Raider Country

Last week the Ames Tribune went to the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter area and wrote about the end of their sports sharing program. The story focuses on the athletics, which came to a surprise abrupt end when the top-ranked CMB softball team lost … Continue reading

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May 22

Baxter, Collins-Maxwell separately joining Iowa Star Conference

(Pulled out of the drafts folder from months ago. — Ed.) I don’t dip into all the “conference realignment” on the high school level, mostly because there’s so much of it going on right now. In this case, it relates … Continue reading

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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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