AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Michigan — pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00
AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Clear Lake girls at Roland-Story — Pritchard’s Pre-Game 7:00, tipoff 7:15
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Correa finally has a deal done. He passed his physical exam and on Wednesday finalized a $200 million, six-year contract with Minnesota. Correa agreed to return to the Twins after richer deals with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets both dissolved over concerns by those clubs about an old injury. The new contract with Minnesota could be worth $270 million over 10 seasons if the All-Star shortstop stays healthy. The Twins worked out a uniquely structured deal to jump back in contention for Correa after it appeared they’d be outspent twice by bigger-market franchises.
NEW ORLEANS — Newman and Northern Iowa alum Trevor Penning will need offseason surgery after being injured in the New Orleans Saints’ final game of the season. Penning played 58 offensive snaps in the Saints game against Carolina on Sunday, but the New Orleans Advocate reports that he suffered a Lisfranc injury to his right foot that coach Dennis Allen says will require off-season surgery. The 19th overall pick in last year’s NFL Draft finished his rookie season appearing in six games, missing the first 11 games of the season after suffering a turf toe injury in the team’s final game of the pre-season.
IOWA CITY — The 12th-ranked Iowa Hawkeye women shot a sizzling 59 percent in a 93-64 win over Northwestern on Wednesday night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO
Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. Caitlin Clark had 20 points and added 14 assists. Freshman Hannah Stuelke (stul-key) was a big lift off the bench with 17 points and nine rebounds. Bluder called it a consistent effort.
Iowa is now 5-1 in the Big Ten
AMES — A balanced effort led the 15th ranked Iowa State women over Kansas State. Emily Ryan was one of four Cyclones with 14 points in 67-56 win in Ames on Wednesday night.
It was ISU’s first game without senior center Stephanie Soares (so-ar-iz). She is out for the season with an ACL injury.
That’s Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly.
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes bid for their third straight win tonight by hosting Michigan. Wolverine center Hunter Dickinson is one of the top players in the Big Ten. He averages more than 18 and a half points and eight rebounds per game.
That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. Wolverine freshman forward Jett Howard averages more than 14 points per contest. He is the son of Wolverine coach Juwan Howard.
Iowa sophomore Payton Sandfort broke out of his shooting slump with 22 points in a Sunday win at Rutgers. McCaffery says it was only a matter of time.
Iowa is 2-3 in the Big Ten. Michigan is 3-1. Pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00 on KGLO.
MASON CITY — A pair of NIACC basketball players have earned weekly honors from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. Sophomore point guard Audrey Martinez-Stewart was selected as the conference’s co-women’s basketball player of the week. It’s the second time she’s earned conference player of the week after winning for the week of January 31st and February 6th last season. Martinez-Stewart had a triple-double in NIACC’s 84-55 win over Northeast Community College last week by scoring 16 points, grabbing ten rebounds and dishing out 10 assists. Martinez-Stewart leads the conference with 90 assists and 50 steals and ranks third in total rebounds. Myles Tucker won the conference’s co-men’s basketball player of the week honors. He scored a career-high 38 points in NIACC’s win at Iowa Western, and then scored 19 in a loss to Northeastern. Tucker won the conference honors twice last season. Both NIACC teams will host ranked Kirkwood teams on Saturday, with the women’s game starting at 1 o’clock and the men’s game starting at 3 o’clock. You can hear both games on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the Pritchard’s Pre-Game Show at about 12:50.