Sports, November 27th

High School Basketball

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ will stay on the road to take on Ottumwa tonight at 7:30 pm. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ will host Cedar Rapids Washington tonight at 7:30 pm to begin their season. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm. 

The Danville girls’ team will travel to take on Burlington tonight at 7:30 pm. 

The Danville boys’ will face off against Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow, November 28th, at 7:30 pm to begin their season. 

Mediapolis will host Central Lee tomorrow with the girls’ game starting at 6 pm and the boys’ game to follow. 

The New London girls’ and boys’ will compete against Van Buren County tomorrow with the first game starting at 6 pm. 

The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will take on Louisa-Muscatine tomorrow on the road at 6 pm with the boys’ game scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. 

Holy Trinity Catholic will take on WACO tonight in a road matchup with the girls’ starting at 6 pm and the boys’ to follow. 

The Van Buren County girls’ team will host Cardinal tonight at 6 pm to begin their season. 

High School Wrestling

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union and WACO girls’ teams will compete in an Invitational today at Fort Madison. 

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will host a triangular tomorrow with Mt. Pleasant also competing. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team’s next meet will be December 2nd at a tournament hosted by Wapello. 

The New London girls’ team will compete in a scramble on November 30th. 

The New London boys’ team will host a tournament on December 2nd. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will travel to West Burlington to compete against the Falcons tomorrow, November 28th. 

College Football

Iowa State University and #19 Kansas State participated in a snowy shootout over the weekend with the Cyclones pulling off the upset against the Wildcats 42-35. Abu Sama put the team on his back, rushing for 276 yards and three touchdowns in the winning effort. Rocco Becht found Jayline Noel for two of his three touchdowns through the air. The Cyclones will be assigned a bowl game on December 3rd. 

#18 Iowa will compete for the Big Ten Championship on December 2nd at 7:15 pm against Michigan. 

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune in to KILJ 105.5 FM.

College Basketball

The Iowa State men’s team could not stop Texas A&M’s second half comeback as the Aggies won 73-69 to give the Cyclones fourth place in the ESPN Events Invitational. Tamin Lipsey picked up a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. The Cyclones will travel to take on DePaul on Friday, December 1st, at 7:30 pm. 

The Iowa State women’s team fell to Syracuse over the weekend 81-69. Addy Brown tallied her first career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Audi Crooks led the team with 23 points. The Cyclones will look to get back in the win column against St. Thomas on Wednesday, November 29th, at 7 pm on the road. 

The #5 Iowa women’s team cruised past FGCU in the semifinals 100-62 and enacted revenge against #16 Kansas State last night to win the Gulf Coast Showcase championship game 77-70. Caitlin Clark combined for 53 points and 11 rebounds in the two contests, while Kate Martin collected a double-double last night with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Hawkeyes will take on Bowling Green on December 2nd at home at 12:30 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will take on North Florida on Wednesday at 8 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1952 – The only win ever for the NFL’s Dallas Texans (1-11) as they beat the Chicago Bears 27-23 at the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. 

1960 – Gordie Howe becomes the first NHL player to score 1,000 points.

1966 – In the highest-scoring NFL game, Washington defeats the New York Giants 72-41.