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  • Announcer Adds Flair to the NAIA Volleyball Invitational

    DES MOINES, Iowa — When Grand View bid for the NAIA Men’s Volleyball Invitational they promised a ‘championship atmosphere.’ Consider that promise delivered, and in no small part to the big voice, Rich Linden.

  • Vikings Hold Home Court Against Cardinal Stritch

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Grand View fends off a late push from Cardinal Stritch to win the first game in pool play, 3-1. The Vikings pool play continues Wednesday, and Thursday night at 7.

  • I THINK: World Cup Reminds Us Why Iowa’s Wrestling Standards are so High

    DES MOINES — Michael Admire gives his thoughts on the Free Style World Cup.

  • Defecting for Fields of Opportunities

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Grand View volleyball has surged to NAIA power by reaching beyond borders for key talent. Brazilians, and Puerto Rican’s played vital roles in the Vikings back-to-back trips to the National Championship game. “We want to keep building on that,” said head volleyball coach Donan Cruz, “if it fits, it fits.” Grand View volleyball’s identity was formed by foreign-born players, and that culture helped lure in the Viking’s next foreign phenom. “He brings a lot of explosiveness,” […]

  • Iowa State Kicks Off Spring Football

    AMES, Iowa — The Cyclones begin Matt Campbell’s third spring football season, and Campbell made two telling statements: Kyle Kempt has earned the right to be number one, for now. And “The greatest challenge to this football is ‘can this offensive line grow?'” Improved offensive line play, and running back depth were also points of emphasis when referring to the growth of running back, David Montgomery. Montgomery spoke to reporters Wednesday after practice, and said he’s been wearing out the […]

  • Drake and Northern Iowa Collide for the Valley Championship

    MOLINE, IL — Drake came from down 12 to win its 41st-consecutive Valley game, 68-59 over Southern Illinois. While Northern Iowa won a back-and-forth contest 70-58 over Missouri State to set-up an all-Iowa Valley Championship for the second year in a row.

  • Take a Tour of Paul Twedt’s “Drake Room”

    AMES — Paul Twedt decided it was time to dust off some of those old boxes, “Patty and I sort of pulled some of this stuff out of the archives.” Paul played basketball, and baseball at Drake. He also met his wife, Patty, there. Now, that the family tradition continues they decided a “Drake Room” was in order.

  • Texas’ Tom Herman Throws Shade at Iowa State’s Recruiting Tactics

    AUSTIN, Texas — Tom Herman spent a portion of his signing day press conference criticizing Iowa State for giving out too many offers saying, “we are not in the business of offering to ‘get in it.'” Matt Campbell responded to that by saying, “…at the end of it I think we do things the right way. No matter how we go about that we really have honest conversations, and we do it the right way.”

  • Brent Curvey Cooking up his Next ‘Big Play’

    CLIVE — ‘Big Play’ Brent Curvey earned his nickname by scoring three touchdowns, as a defensive lineman. The nickname, the plays have stuck with Cyclone fans, and that’s part of the reason Curvey has set-up shop in Central Iowa. Curvey has always felt the tug of Houston urging him to return to his hometown, but instead of moving back he decided to share a taste of Texas with his new home.

  • Oskaloosa is Number One; Three Times Over

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Sophomore sensation, Xavier Foster is the number one recruit in Iowa for the Class of 2020, and the top rankings don’t stop there.

  • A Youth Wrestling Match Turns into a Heartfelt Moment of Sportsmanship

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Youth sports are increasingly about results, and not the lessons. Five-year old Lilly Genzen’s love of wrestling will make you think differently. Lilly is usually pinned in a matter of seconds, because at five-years old, she usually has to wrestle older boys. Then one night it December something happened. She faced-off with Anthony Knott.

  • Chris Street’s Living Legacy, 25-Years Later

    HUMESTON, Iowa — Chris Street has now been gone longer than he was here. Twenty-five years after his untimely death it still doesn’t take much to bring raw emotions back to the surface. “Something will strike them, their memory of Chris, and it’ll hit them,” said Rick Brown, Author of Emotion in Motion the Life and Legacy of Chris Street.