== AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Michigan State — pre-game 4:30, tipoff 5:30
== AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — Clear Lake boys at Charles City — pre-game 7:30, tipoff 7:45
IOWA CITY — For the third time in six years the Iowa Hawkeyes are headed to the Outback Bowl. The Hawkeyes will take on 18th ranked Mississippi State on New Year’s Day in Tampa.
It is the sixth time overall that Ferentz has led the Hawkeyes to the Outback Bowl. The first time was back in 2003.
The Hawkeyes will not be spending as many days at the bowl site. They leave for Tampa the day after Christmas.
Kickoff on New Year’s Day is scheduled for 11 o’clock, with the pre-game show starting at 9 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO
AMES — Iowa State is headed to the Alamo Bowl. The Cyclones will play 12th ranked Washington State in San Antonio December 28.
That’s Iowa State coach Matt Campbell. The Alamo chose the Cyclones over 16th ranked West Virginia.
The Cyclones finished the regular season 8-4 after holding off an upset bid by Drake for a 27-24 win.
Kickoff on December 28th is scheduled for 8 o’clock.
AMES — The Drake football team nearly pulled off an all-time upset Saturday against Iowa State in a soggy-snowy Jack Trice Stadium before falling 27-24. No one though the Bulldogs would keep it close with the Cyclones, but Drake coach Rick Fox says he pushed his team to forget that.
(as he says) “Sometimes people outside of our program define us because we’re non-scholarship. And they make assumptions about the kind of men and kinds of athletes that we have. Honestly, I challenge out guys, because sometimes they buy into that lie,” Fox says. Fox says the players went out and proved everyone wrong.
(as he says) “You saw today the kind of men that we have, the kind of competitors that we have, the kind of athletes that we have, the kind of character that we have — and I couldn’t be more proud of these guys and our entire football team,” Fox says. Senior defensive lineman Nathan Clayberg says he never doubted they stay in the game with Iowa State.
(as he says) “I think that moment for me has been true ever since we found out we were playing them,” Clayberg says, “Not to be arrogant or anything, but I see myself as a Division One football player. They’re Division One football players. We played again guys that are bigger.” The game came about after both teams had their season openers canceled by storms. Drake finishes the season at 7-4.
CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa’s season came to an end in the second round of the FCS Playoffs with a 23-16 loss at UC-Davis.
Northern Iowa coach Mark Farley says the Panthers were not able to finish enough drives to get the win.
The Panthers closer the season with a record of 7-6.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady passed for 311 yards and a touchdown, Bill Belichick earned his 250th victory, including playoffs, as Patriots coach and New England beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-10. Brady completed 24 of 32 passes in the victory and has 579 touchdown passes, including the playoffs, tying him with Peyton Manning for the most all time. He also has 508 regular-season TD passes, which ties him with Brett Favre on the career list. Manning is first with 539 and Drew Brees has 518.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Vikings receiver Adam Thielen walked back his behavior and took responsibility for a shouting match with Patriots coach Bill Belichick during Minnesota’s 24-10 loss to New England. But the bigger problem was that Thielen and the rest of the offense wasn’t able to produce. If the season ended today, the Vikings would not make the playoffs.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 32 points with 12 rebounds and No. 14 Iowa rolled past Robert Morris 92-63 on Sunday.
Gustafson, who came in shooting 75 percent, made 13 of 15 shots against the Colonials (1-6) and hit all six of her free throws while posting her 61st double-double. Hannah Stewart scored 16 points with nine boards as the senior pair, who combine for over 36 points per game, dominated down low with the Hawkeyes (5-2) owning points in the paint 56-20. Mason City native Makenzie Meyer added 12 points as Iowa shot 64 percent.
Nneka Ezeigbo led Robert Morris with 13 points.
Gustafson scored 10 points in a 16-2 run to lead by 12 after first quarter. The Colonials got within four midway through the third with a 16-6 run but Iowa outscored Robert Morris 25-5 in the final period, holding the Colonials to 2-of-9 shooting and forcing seven turnovers while making 9 of 14 shots.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored 24 points to move into Iowa State’s top 10, Kristin Scott added a career-high 21 and the No. 23 Cyclones turned back Arkansas 91-82 on Sunday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Iowa State (6-1) led by 14 points late in the third quarter but a 7-0 run by the Razorbacks (5-2) cut the lead to 85-82 with 3:02 to play. Chelsea Dungee, who had a career-high 27 points, made a layup at the 3:10 mark then had a steal and was fouled. Dungee, who was 13 of 15 from the line, only made one free throw and Arkansas didn’t score again.
Scott’s 3-pointer at 2:11 ended a 0-for-5, almost 4-minute field-goal drought and Arkansas missed its final three shots with two turnovers.
Carleton, who also had 11 rebounds, moved past Stacy Frese (1,494) on the Cyclone scoring list. Alexa Middleton added 15 points and Ashley Joens 14.
Malica Monk added 22 points for Arkansas.
AMES — Iowa State is getting closer to full strength as the Cyclones get set to host North Dakota State, tonight, in Hilton Coliseum. Sophomore Cam Lard and senior Zoran Talley return. Both were suspended by coach Steve Prohm for the first month of the season.
Prohm is not sure how the addition of two front court players will effect their rotation.
Tipoff tonight is scheduled for 7 o’clock.