In hindsight, Ames keeps getting better

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(By Chris Hassel)

What a performance by former Ames standout, Jordan Burgason. The Lipscomb Senior tied a Hilton Coliseum record by hitting 9 three-pointers on his way to a game-high 30 points. Just take a look at who was on the 2007-08 Ames roster:

Harrison Barnes
Doug McDermott
Bubu Palo
Jordan Burgason

Two of those guys may end up 1st-team All American’s, this season. Interestingly enough, McDermott may get more votes than Barnes. With each passing year, we find out that Ames was even better than we thought they were.

Drake fans got their $$$$$ worth, Wednesday. A ticket, hot dog, popcorn, and soda, for just $4. It was ‘Dollar Night’ at the Knapp Center. The blowout win over Central Arkansas was free. 

The I-Cubs have a new manager. I don’t even feel the need to mention his name. He’s the 30th manager in the 44-year history of the organization. It seems like, anymore…it’s just one-and-done for these guys.

I’m getting really sick of this DJ Steve Porter BS. It was old 2 years ago. If you haven’t heard what he does, take a listen… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMK9FKMG3Nc

What do you think are the sports stories of the year in Iowa? ISU beating #2 Oklahoma State, in football, has to be number 1. ISU beating Iowa in triple-overtime may just be number two. What a year for Paul Rhoads. 

We just received another release from the University of Iowa. This one involves one of the hottest coaching commodities in the nation — Field Hockey Head Coach, Tracey Griesbaum.

“There continues to be public speculation and questions, as recently as the December 4th press conference, regarding my coaching future at Iowa or elsewhere,” said Griesbaum.  “To emphasize what I have said previously, I am very happy at Iowa.  We have a great staff and group of student athletes, and we receive outstanding support from President Sally Mason and Director of Athletics Gary Barta.  I fully intend to be at Iowa next year and well beyond 2012.”
Thank God.

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