By Chris Hassel
Iowa State gets another college basketball transfer — but this one is coming to Ames to play football. Chanse Creekmur is leaving the Arizona State basketball program to walk on to the Cyclone football team. Creekmur was a star quarterback at Marshalltown, leading the Bobcats to the 2009 4A championship game. He decided to play basketball in college, but says it was the wrong choice. The ISU quarterback situation could get even more interesting, next season.
After a week-long PR nightmare, Bo Ryan has finally lifted those ridiculous restrictions on Jarrod Uthoff’s transfer. The Cedar Rapids Jefferson alum can transfer to Iowa State if he wants to (and if ISU still wants him). Uthoff is restricted from transferring to a Big Ten school, but that doesn’t mean he can’t do it. If he decides to go to Iowa (one of his top 3 choices along with Wisconsin and ISU), he would have to sit out a year, and pay his own way for that year. It will be interesting to see where he ends up. I’d be shocked if it wasn’t in Ames or Iowa City. He’d be a great get for either team.
Creekmur and Uthoff took their basketball talents out of state. Adam Woodbury is staying home. On Thursday, Woodbury was selected to try out for the 2012 FIBA Under-18 squad. Only 24 players in the country were picked. 12 will make the team and play in Brazil, this June.
A little boy ran out onto the field during a White Sox-Orioles game, in Chicago, Thursday afternoon. The kid was carried off by a Sox outfielder. He was taken back to his seat where he, and his two parents, were both booted from the ballpark. The kid looked to be no more than 5 years old. While the whole scene was comical, it makes you wonder how in the world he got away from his parents and onto the field. Either they told him to do it, or they let a 5-year-old run away at a 40-thousand-seat baseball park. Either way you look at it, it’s awful parenting.
Anthony Rizzo now has 7 homers in 15 games for the I-Cubs. The C-Cubs have played 13 games, and only have 5 homers as a team.
The I-Cubs return home for an 8-game home-stand, beginning this Saturday. The weather has been bad since the team left a week ago. It’s supposed to turn around just in time for their return.
There’s no point in following Condescending Wonka on Twitter. I wake up every morning to at least 10 Wonka retweets on my timeline. I must admit, though…he’s pretty funny.