Sports, Saturday, March 27th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

College Basketball: Wesleyan Back in Action Today:

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s and women’s basketball teams will be back at Ruble Arena this afternoon for a conference doubleheader hosting Blackburn College.

The women will begin the afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

Wesleyan’s lone win of the year came against the Blackburn women, back on February 27th when the Tigers took down the Beavers 85-78 on the road.

Morgan McCrea had 22 in the win for the Tigers that day.

They’ve lost six straight since.

Meanwhile, the men are looking to string together back-to-back wins for the first time this season following their Tuesday road win at Westminster.

The last time they met up with Blackburn, it was the Beavers prevailing with an 81-61 win, which sent the Tigers to 1-4.

They’re 3-3 since.

The men’s’ game will tip at 3:00 p.m.

You can listen to both games on FM 105.5 and

Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have all the action.

Women’s College Soccer: Wesleyan Drops to Illinois College:

The Iowa Wesleyan women’s soccer team fell behind 2-0 in half number one and could not rally as they fell 3-1 to Illinois College yesterday in a nonconference affair.

Ashlyn Bogue was the lone goal scorer for the Tigers, finding the back of the net in the 80th minute.

Kylie Mulhern and Renae Petersen shared time in goal for Wesleyan and both recorded a pair of saves.

Now 2-4, the Wesleyan women will be off until Tuesday when they travel to St. Louis to take on Fontbonne University for a SLIAC tilt.

Match time is set for 6:00 p.m., with the men following up at 8:00 p.m.

Women’s College Basketball: UNI Defeated in WNIT:

Northern Iowa got 16 points and five boards from Karli Rucker, but it was not enough as the UNI Panther women’s basketball team fell to Ole Miss 60-50 in the Women’s NIT last night.

The loss closed the Panthers season at 17-13.

Ole Miss will battle Rice in the NIT Championship tomorrow afternoon.

Men’s College Basketball: Iowa State’s Blackwell Enters Transfer Portal:

Iowa State freshman Dudley Blackwell has entered the transfer portal, multiple reports have confirmed.

Blackwell appeared in 11 games for the Cyclones this season averaging just 1.6 points per game.

The three-star recruit from Pompano Beach, Florida held offers from Florida, Oklahoma State and Pittsburgh out of high school, but it is unclear if those programs remain interested in the former Cyclone.

Blackwell is the third Cyclone to enter the transfer portal since T.J. Otzelberger took over as the head coach following Steve Prohm’s departure.