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  • Wild Gearing Up For First Postseason

    URBANDALE, Iowa — The first-ever postseason game for the Iowa Wild is just two days away. The Wild were back on the ice Friday for their third of four practices this week. Iowa bounced back nicely from an eight-game losing streak, winning their final three regular season contests. They’ll need that momentum in the playoffs against Milwaukee, who’s won 11 of 14. The good news is that the Wild get to stay home for Games 1 and 2. Game 1 […]

  • Grand View Sweeps St. Xavier, Clinches Spot in NAIA Final Four

    DES MOINES – Felix Chapman had 13 kills, and Grand View swept St. Xavier 3-0 on day two of pool play at the NAIA Men’s National Volleyball Tournament. With the win, the Vikings secure a spot in the NAIA Final Four, along with Missouri Baptist, who GV faces in the final pool play game on Thursday. The semifinals are Friday, and the championship match is Saturday.

  • Buccaneers Beat Fargo in OT, Advance to West Semis

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Michael Mancinelli scored the game-winner with 4:23 left in overtime, and the Buccaneers beat Fargo 3-2 Tuesday to advance to the USHL’s Western Conference semifinals. Fargo led 1-0 after the first period, but Matt Brown’s second-period goal tied the game. After the Force took the lead later in the period, Brown netted a second goal in the third, to knot it back up. Mancinelli tallied the game-winner late in the overtime period, tapping the puck past the […]

  • Norwalk Boys Blank Pella

    NORWALK, Iowa — Norwalk got goals from Mason Lucas and Matthew Palen, and the No. 14 Warriors  blanked No. 3 Pella on Tuesday, 2-0. After 61 minutes of scoreless soccer, Lucas got a one-on-one run-out and tapped the ball past Pella keeper Mason Diaz. Palen added an insurance goal off a rebound a bit later for Norwalk (5-4).

  • Blue Oval Invitational Serves as Tune-Up for Drake Relays

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Saturday’s Blue Oval Invitational served as a tune-up for the Drake Relays in a few weeks, which goes off from April 24-27. Saturday saw 50s and sunshine at Drake Stadium. Our highlights include blazing Indian Hills Community College freshman Kenny Bednarek, who ran a 10.22 in the 100 meter dash. Bednarek is one of the top sprinters in the world.

  • I-Cubs Have Bubbly Beer-Tender

    DES MOINES — On a cold, windy day at Principal Park, Some beer vendors close early. But not Iowa Craft Beer. “I don’t shut down, because people love their craft beer.” Tracie Feight is the beer-tender behind the taps. 32 taps, to be exact. “I have a guy who was just here 20 minutes ago, he was from Milwaukee, and he was like ‘we don`t have this option at the Brewers stadium,'” said Feight. “He was like ‘This is awesome, […]

  • I THINK, Freund Edition: Mulkey is Standoffish

    Baylor won the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Sunday, claiming their first title since 2012. But while the Lady Bears were the best team, Mark Freund explains why he’ll take Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder over Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey every day of the week.

  • FACEOFF: Gustafson’s Great Year, Wigginton/THT Turn Pro, AAF Folds, Tough Times For Cubs and Iowa Wild

    Sears and Freund face off on Gustafson, Lindell Wigginton and Talen Horton-Tucker leaving Iowa State, the AAF folding, and tough times for the (Chicago) Cubs and (Iowa) Wild.

  • Buccaneers Make Clark Cup Playoffs, Set Sights on Home Ice

    DES MOINES — One year after finishing as the second-worst team in the USHL, the Buccaneers are heading back to the Clark Cup Playoffs. Des Moines (32-21-1-4) clinched a playoff spot last week in Dubuque, and currently holds the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. The team is currently tied in the standings with Fargo. Both teams have 69 points. If Des Moines can hang on to the 4-seed, they’ll get home ice in the first round of the […]

  • Hawkeye Women Bid Farewell To Three Seniors

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — When Iowa’s season ended at the hands of Baylor on Monday, the careers of three Hawkeye seniors ended too. Megan Gustafson, Hannah Stewart and Tania Davis all walked off the court for the final time, after leading Iowa to a school record-tying 29 wins on the season. Gustafson’s name is etched in the Hawkeye record books as the program’s all-time leader in points (2,804) and rebounds (1,459). Iowa finishes their season with a 29-7 record.

  • Spring Ball Means Increased Leadership for ISU’s Purdy

    AMES — With Iowa State getting their spring practices underway, their quarterback is working on his leadership skills. Brock Purdy burst onto the scene in 2018, notching 2,250 passing yards and 16 touchdowns as a true freshman. As a sophomore, he’ll step into more of a leadership role. Iowa State opens the season August 31 against UNI.

  • Iowa Women Hope to Continue NCAA Run

    IOWA CITY — The Iowa women are preparing for a Sweet 16 match-up with NC State in Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday. The Hawkeyes beat Mercer and Missouri last weekend, to advance to their first Sweet 16 since 2015. Saturday’s contest will be a virtual home game for the Wolfpack, playing less than 90 minutes from their campus in Raleigh. Tip-off is set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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