Tuesday January 2nd Local Sports


AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Wisconsin — pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00

AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, Lions TV at kribam.com — Clear Lake boys vs. St. Edmond — pre-game 6:30, tipoff 6:45


ORLANDO —- Iowa was no match for shorthanded Tennessee in a 35-0 loss in the Citrus Bowl on Monday afternoon as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Volunteers jumped out to a 14-0 first half lead and Iowa’s worst in the nation offense added an exclamation point with a dreadful performance. Quarterback Deacon Hill threw an interception in the end zone as Iowa was set to take an early lead, fumbled at the Iowa two and threw a pick six early in the fourth quarter.

That’s coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa finished the game with 173 yards of offense and played the final 10 quarters of the season without scoring a touchdown. They finish an injury plagued season with a record of 10-4.

The first chore for Ferentz this month will be to hire a new offensive coordinator to fix the Hawkeyes’ ailing offense.

Defensive end Joe Evans closed his Hawkeye career by setting an Iowa bowl record with four sacks.

Tennessee freshman quarterback Nico Iamaleava rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another in his first start of his career.

The game was Iowa’s worst margin of loss in a bowl game in the program’s history, topping the 34-point loss to California in the 1993 Alamo Bowl. It was only the second time Iowa has been shutout in a bowl game, with the only other time being the 1982 Rose Bowl against Washington.



IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye men return to Big Ten play tonight with a visit to Wisconsin. The Badgers are 9-3 overall and opened Big Ten play in early December with a win at Michigan State.

That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who says sophomore forward AJ Storr has been a key addition for the Badgers. The St. John’s transfer leads Wisconsin in scoring by averaging 15 points per game.

The Hawkeyes are 8-5 overall and need a win to avoid a second straight 0-3 start in Big Ten play. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 o’clock with the pre-game starting at 5 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO.



NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina started the new year where it finished off 2023 — atop The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Gamecocks received 34 of the 35 first-place votes from a national media panel Monday. They had been unanimous the previous six weeks. UCLA got the other No. 1 vote after beating then-No. 6 USC in a Los Angeles showdown. Syracuse entered the poll at No. 25, marking its first appearance since Jan. 18, 2021. No. 3 North Carolina State and Iowa followed UCLA. Colorado moved up three spots to No. 5 after a win over then-No. 12 Utah.



NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle scored 39 points, OG Anunoby had 17 in a strong debut with his new team and the New York Knicks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-106 on Monday. Jalen Brunson added 16 points and a career-high 14 assists for the Knicks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. The Timberwolves cut a 22-point deficit down to four midway through the fourth quarter, but Randle rescued the Knicks by scoring their next 11 points, including a three-point play that made it 110-102 with 23 seconds remaining. Anthony Edwards scored 35 points, his third straight game above 30. Karl-Anthony Towns snapped out of a recent scoring slump with 29, but the Wolves had a dismal second quarter after making 10 of their first 15 shots in a good start to the game.



ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The two decades Marc-Andre Fleury has spent in the NHL have passed as quickly for him as the airborne pucks that speed toward him in the net each time he takes the ice.

Now the fourth goalie in history to appear in 1,000 games, a mark he made with Minnesota in a 3-2 loss to Winnipeg on Sunday, Fleury is on the verge of another lofty milestone in his 20th season in the league. He’s one win away from a tie for second place on the career wins list, a perch he could reach this week with fellow Wild goalie Filip Gustavsson on injured reserve.

Over 691 games with Pittsburgh, 192 with Vegas, 45 with Chicago and 72 and counting with Minnesota, Fleury has grown his reputation as one of the most personable and reliable goalies to ever put on the pads since the Penguins made him the first pick in the 2003 draft out of Quebec.

Fleury has 550 wins in 1,000 games, trailing Patrick Roy (551 wins in 1,029 games) for second place behind career leader Martin Brodeur (691 wins in 1,266 games).