Sports, Saturday, January 1st

By: Nathan Bloechl — sports@kilj.comĀ 

College Football: Iowa-Kentucky Ready for Citrus Bowl

The Iowa Hawkeye football team will look to close their 2021 season with a bang today when they take on Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats in the Citrus Bowl from Orlando.

Iowa, 10-3, fell in the Big Ten Championship game to Michigan — where a win would have likely vaulted them to today’s Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Kentucky is 9-3 after finishing in 2nd place in the SEC East behind Georgia.

The Wildcats feature terrific quarterback Will Levis, a Penn State transfer, who threw 23 touchdowns this season.

Their ground game is spearheaded by Chris Rodriguez Jr. — he ran for over 1,200 yards and eight scores.

Iowa will be without their bellcow Tyler Goodson, who opted out of the game to further preparations for the upcoming NFL Draft.

Today’s game will kick at 12:00 p.m.

Coverage on FM 105.5 will begin at 10:00 a.m.

College Basketball: Wesleyan Closes First Half with Road Loss:

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s basketball team fell to the Mayville State University Comets 73-67 in their final game of the Hampton Inn Bruin Classic.

Down by 10 at half, Wesleyan cut the lead to four but Mayville State stayed hot at the foul line to secure the victory.

Former New London prep Alex Dentlinger led the Tigers with 14 points, bagging three rebounds and two blocks despite the loss.

Marvin Bateman had 11 off the bench, while Kaleb Cresswell chipped in with 10.

The Tigers will return home on January 4th to take on Lincoln Christian University in their next game. The game is set to start at 3 pm.

You can listen on FM 105.5 and

College Football: Bowl Game Scoreboard (Friday)

Wisconsin 20, Arizona State 13 (Late Thursday)

Wake Forest 38, Rutgers 10

Alabama 27, Cincinnati 6

Georgia 34, Michigan 11

Georgia will play Alabama in the CFB National Championship game, set for Monday, January 10th.

NBA Scoreboard (Friday)

Boston 123, Phoenix 108

Chicago 108, Indiana 106

Dallas 112, Sacramento 96

Miami 120, Houston 110

Toronto 116, Los Angeles Clippers 108

Atlanta 121, Cleveland 118

Oklahoma City 95, New York 80

Memphis 118, San Antonio 105