Heartbreak: Cyclones Upset by UAB

It was nothing short of tragic for the Iowa State Cyclones yesterday as the 3rd ranked Cyclones fell to the 14th ranked University of Alabama Birmingham in the very first round of the NCAA finals–by just one point. 60-59. The loss devastated brackets across the area. But they could be saved tonight: the 7th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes face off against Davidson tonight and the 5th ranked UNI Panthers take on Wyoming in the Eastern Bracket. In Spring Training Baseball, the St. Continue Reading

All Three Iowa College Teams in NCAA Final Four Tournament

All three Iowa College teams are in the 68 team Final Four Tournament Bracket. Both Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa will be playing second round games this Friday, and the Hawkeyes could end up facing the Iowa State Cyclones in the Semifinals next week in Houston. The Final Four Tournament officially tips off on Thursday. In NASCAR Kevin Harvick took the Checkered Flag yesterday at the Campingworld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. It was the fourth straight victory for the defending sprint cup champion, after leading for more than 200 laps. Continue Reading

Danville’s Hopes Dashed with Buzzer Beater, Hawkeyes Lose, Cyclones Win

It was a last second buzzer beater from Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto’s Shawn Flanigan that put the nail in the coffin for Danville High School’s championship run. The Bears lost in the semifinals by just one basket–59 to 57. The loss means that MVAO will face number 1 ranked Gladstone-Reinbeck in todays 3A championship game. Disappointment as well on the college court yesterday as the Iowa Hawkeyes lost to Penn State in the second round of the Big 10 Tournament 67-58. Iowa State had better luck in the Big 12 Quarterfinals, downing Texas by a nose, 69-67. Continue Reading

Judgment Day for Danville, Hawkeye Men

It’s judgment day for the Danville High School Boys Basketball Team as they take on Maple Valley-Athon-Oto in the State Class 1A Semifinals today in Des Moines. Danville is undefeated on the season, if they pull out ahead today they face the winner of Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Earlham tomorrow for the state final game. The Iowa Hawkeye Men take the court tonight in the second round of the Big 10 tournament. They face Penn State at 1:30 this afternoon. Kurt Busch has been welcomed back into the NASCAR fold after the organization suspending him following a ruling by a Delaware Judge that the 2004 Champion likely assaulted his ex girlfriend in September. Continue Reading

SCC Basketballers Named to All-Region Team, Nebraska and Penn State Duel to Face Hawkeyes

SCC Basketball may be over, but some players are still celebrating. Several SCC players on both the Women’s and Men’s squads were named to the all-region team on Tuesday. Women’s players included Champale Grays on the first team, Tatiana Nikitina and Selina Barnes on the second team, and Emily Soy and Andrekia Thompson on the third team. On the men’s squad it was Josh Ross who took top honors, folllowed by Isiah Graves, Steven Soukup, and Sam McDaniel. In College Basketball tonight, Nebraska and Penn State duke it out to determine who faces the Iowa Hawkeyes tomorrow in the second round of the Big 10 Conference Tournament. Continue Reading

Danville Boys Make Semifinals, Notre Dame, Mediapolis Girls Named to All-State Team

The Danville Boys Basketball team continued their hot streak through the first game of the Class 1A Championship tournament last night as the undefeated Bears took down West Hancock 69-47. With the win, they take on Maple Valley during the semifinals on Thursday. Two Southeast Iowa Girls Basketball players were named to the All-State Team yesterday. Notre Dame Guard Taylor Hickey was selected for Class 1A, and Mediapolis Forward Andrea Larson to the Class 3A team. In the NBA the still-Derrick-Rose-less Bulls fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 101-91 last night. Continue Reading

Undefeated Danville Trying for State Championship, UNI Hoists Trophy Over Illinois State

The Danville Boys Basketball team is headed back to the state championship this afternon. The second-seeded AND undefeated Bears will take on 7th seeded West Hancock today in Des Moines. On the college level the University of Northern Iowa’s Men’s Basketball Team are Missouri Valley Conference Champions after a comeback victory over Illinois State. The Panthers came back from a 36-22 halftime deficit with a 25-4 scoring run that left the Redbirds in the dust. In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls fell to the San Antonio Spurs 116-105. Continue Reading

Newell-Fonda Upsets Notre Dame, SE Iowa Title Hopes Lie With Mediapolis

The top-ranked Notre Dame Nike Girls suffered a season ending loss in an upset against 7th ranked Newell-Fonda last night in the class 1A state Semifinals. The Nikes finished the game 63-56 after starting the game with a 13 point lead. But a loss for the Nikes doesn’t mean Southeast Iowa’s championship hopes are dashed. In the 3A State Semifinals tonight, top-ranked and undefeated Mediapolis plays Nevada (Na-vay-duh)this evening in Des Moines. In Women’s basketball tonight, UNI hosts Loyola at home. Continue Reading

Mediapolis Girls Advance, Notre Dame to Play Newell-Fonda Tonight

The top-ranked Mediapolis Girls Basketball team took down Mount Vernon last night in the Class 3A state quarterfinals. The Bullettes trailed at halftime before surging in the second half to remain undefeated, 63-53. More Girls Basketball action tonight, the Notre Dame Nike Girls take on Newell-Fonda in Des Moines for the Class 1A State Semifinal. That game can be heard right here on KBUR with a tip-off time at 8:30. The Iowa Hawkeye Men’s Basketball team had a victory over Indiana last night on the road. Continue Reading