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  • I-Cubs Winning Streak Snapped

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The Zephyrs snap the I-Cubs first three game winning streak of the season with a 3-2 extra inning win. Kris Bryant struck out and walked during his 0-3 day at the plate. I-Cubs finish the road trip with two 7-inning games on Wednesday.

  • Barnstormers Add a Wingate Connection

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Seeing the Barnstormers in the Indoor Football League might take time to get used to. The only thing that remains the same are the famous goggle helmets. Not one player returns from last years roster. “That can be one of your biggest challenges, but also the most fun getting these guys to buy into the system,” says Barnstormers coach, Joe Brannen. Robbie Nallenweg is the new signal caller for Iowa, but when he first signed with […]

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    Bergstrom Brothers Clear Hurdles

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – The Bergstrom brothers prefer the challenging route. Straight to college? Nope. Naval Academy. 400 meter sprint? Let’s add hurdles. “(They’re) Hardworking, talented, will do anything to win. They make sure they’re always putting their best foot forward,” says Johnston track coach, Patrick Mattingly. Running hurdles started with their dad, Craig, but really took strike with Eric, the oldest Bergstrom Brother. Eric finished 2nd in the 110 meter hurdles at the Drake Relays his senior year, and in […]

  • Stormers Weathering Slow Start

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Barnstormers would rather practice indoors, partly because they’re an indoor team in the Indoor Football League, but also it’s dreary outside. “We have a new rule and it’s ‘No Excuses,'” says new Barnstormers head coach Joe Brannen. The rule goes beyond practice conditions. In their first season in the IFL the Barnstormers have sputtered in their first four games going 1-3. They return to Wells Fargo Arena Saturday night at 7:05 for their home opener […]

  • No. 1 Dowling Wins Season Opener

    URBANDALE, Iowa – Weather moves Dowling’s season opener with Urbandale to Frerichs Field. The Maroons dominate all 80 minutes in a 2-0 shutout. Dowling scores in the 57th and 73rd minutes.

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    Martinez Syria ‘Probably’ Will Miss Cyclones Spring Football

    AMES, Iowa – Paul Rhoads says Martinez Syria will likely miss the remainder of Iowa State’s spring football camp with a neck injury. Syria played as a true freshman to help with depth at running back. He missed a significant amount of time with a concussion, but had one touchdown and 47 yards before the injury.

  • Dean Smith’s Legacy Reaches Central Iowa

    BOONE, Iowa – Steve Krafcisin played one season at North Carolina before transferring closer to home at Iowa. The emotions of opening a letter from the late, Dean Smith showed just how much that one year meant to him. “It’s still letting those flood of memories come then you don’t think there’s going to be that many *new memories from North Carolina experience,” says Krafcisin. The letter is one of 180 $200 checks that Smith posthumously sent to his North […]

  • Bitter Sweet 16

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Fans had higher hopes for Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa, so as the Sweet 16 starts it’s hard to watch basketball. Michael Admire goes around town seeing what basketball fans are doing to forget about last week.

  • Principal Park Testing New HD Video Board

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Cubs will now be seen in HD. Baseball returns to Principal Park on April 17th and preparations are already underway. Stadium ops is putting the brand new Daktronics video board through a 24-hour test.

  • Small School Semifinals with BIG Atmosphere

    DES MOINES, Iowa – This morning resembled more of a rock concert than a Class 1A semifinal. Earlham shutdown the town and packed the lower bowl at Wells Fargo Arena. The Cardinals band stole the show, but Gladbrook-Reinbeck basketball team won the game. Earlham’s first trip to the state tournament ends with a 60-45 loss. Pella Christian beat the defending champs in the opening round, but could duplicate the upset in the semifinals. Iowa City, Regina runs away with a […]

  • Panther Party! UNI Wins the MVC Tournament

    ST. LOUIS, Missouri – The momentum swing came fast and fierce.  Before Illinois State could respond to Northern Iowa’s 25-4 run in the 2nd half, the Panthers were already cutting down the nets. Illinois State jumped out to an 18 point lead taking advantage of Northern Iowa’s poor shooting. The Panthers missed  14 shots in a row from the field in the first half. “That one turned as fast as any one I’ve been apart of,” says Panther Coach Ben […]

  • ‘I LOVE THIS TEAM!’ Admire One-on-One with Gary Rima

    ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Northern Iowa returns to the MVC Tournament Championship game for the first time since 2010. That’s also the last time the voice of the Panthers, Gary Rima, has called three games in as many days. Channel 13’s Michael Admire gets the pulse on Panther Nation with the man who knows it best.

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