Thursday January 21st Local Sports
AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Indiana — pre-game 7:00, tipoff 8:00
AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, NFHS Network — Clear Lake girls vs. Humboldt — 7:30
FORT DODGE — NIACC’s basketball teams opened the season last night both falling at Iowa Central in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play. The Lady Trojans dropped a 64-54 decision. NIACC was led by freshman Kourtney Manning with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Kayla Clewley scored 10 points and collected nine rebounds. The 11th-ranked NIACC men led 38-36 at the half but were outscored 39-26 in the second 20 minutes as the Tritons won 75-64. NIACC was led by freshman Noah Rigatuso with 22 points. Sophomore McKelary Robertson was also in double figures for the Trojans with 10 points. Both NIACC teams host DMACC on Saturday afternoon.
IOWA CITY — The 4th-ranked Iowa basketball team takes a five game winning streak into tonight’s game at home against Indiana. The Hoosiers are 3-4 in the Big Ten but have one of the league’s top players in sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis.
That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffey who says the play of senior guard Jordan Bohannon has been a big part of their winning streak.
Even without fans the home court has remained an advantage but McCaffery says it is not the same.
You can hear the Iowa-Indiana game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 7 o’clock with the tipoff scheduled for 8 o’clock.
IOWA CITY — Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder defended her decision to not travel to Maryland for tonight’s game. Bluder says she was concerned about events surrounding the inauguration.
Bluder says she did not consult with the Big Ten before making the decision.
Bluder says the Big Ten has said they will not be required to forfeit the game and if a new date can’t be found it will be called a no contest.
Sunday’s game at Rutgers has been postponed due to COVID issues at Rutgers so that Hawkeyes don’t play until a week from Thursday when they host 21st-ranked Northwestern.
DES MOINES — Drake coach Darian DeVries expects the Bulldogs to return to practice this weekend. Drake has been in a COVID shutdown and has not played since a January 4th win over Southern Illinois.
The Bulldogs are 13-0 and will return to action next Tuesday by opening a two game series at Missouri State.
DeVries says the players who tested positive are going through the steps it takes to return to the court.
DeVries says the Bulldogs are anxious to restart their season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and veteran starting pitcher J.A. Happ have agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. The 38-year-old Happ spent the past 2 1/2 seasons with the New York Yankees. Happ finished with a 2-2 record and 3.47 ERA in nine starts last year.