Category Archives: Sports

Oct 23

Iowa State’s poll dance with Michigan

For the first time since 2005, Iowa State is a ranked football team. But, at the same time, Iowa State hasn’t been ranked since 2012. This contradictory situation exists because of borderline circumstances with the two major college football polls. In … Continue reading

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Oct 11

When autofill goes horribly wrong

Western Illinois’ website has some problems, to say the least, with its schedule formatting. In the 2012 football schedule: Indianapolis has the Indiana logo. Both South Dakota and South Dakota State have the USD logo. Missouri State (formerly Southwest Missouri … Continue reading

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Oct 08


Due to a cascade of inexplicable subroutine malfunctions, the Matrix will be shut down for diagnostics and given a hard reset. The management apologizes for the inconvenience.

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Oct 04

Oklahoma’s tuneup for Texas

This weekend, for only the second time in the Big 12 era, Iowa State is in a position it used to be in quite often — the warmup act for the Oklahoma Sooners the weekend before their game against Texas. … Continue reading

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Sep 28

ISU football’s longtime, bigtime, primetime drought

Weeknight college football games, in a word, suck. Tonight against Texas is one of them. But without them, Iowa State would be even worse off for exposure. It has been years since an Iowa State football game was not available … Continue reading

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Sep 20

Schedule locks Iowa with PSU, minimizes OSU

The Big Ten released its 2020 and 2021 conference football schedules last week, and a significant pattern emerged that takes the edge off for Iowa. A quick check of Iowa’s opponents reveals that the 2019-20-21 crossovers are the exact home/away … Continue reading

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Sep 18

Directions to Baxter, Collins-Maxwell

The eighth-ranked North Tama volleyball team goes to Baxter tomorrow night for the first meetup of the Redhawks and the Bolts. This, of course, is because Baxter broke off its athletics relationship with Collins-Maxwell. Both schools then joined the Iowa … Continue reading

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Sep 16

Zipping along

Sept. 30, 2013: InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio. Iowa State football’s occasional tour of the Mid-American Conference (NOT as an audition for membership, God willing) adds a never-before-visited location: Akron, Ohio. This is the tenth current MAC school ISU will … Continue reading

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Sep 15

NT football player featured for military service

North Tama senior Cory Kennedy did basic training at Fort Sill in the summer to become a member of the National Guard. The Des Moines Register has a profile on him. North Tama plays at Hudson tonight, the back end of … Continue reading

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Sep 08

Option read, White’s got the corner…

Kirk Ferentz, who became the longest consecutively tenured head coach in college football this season, has yet to have a winning record against what is now the fourth-worst power-conference team in history.

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