Sports, September 28th

High School Football

Mt. Pleasant will head to Washington tomorrow, September 29th, as the Demons celebrate their Homecoming. KILJ will be on the call with the pregame show at 7:15 pm.

In other Class 3A District 4 matchups, Keokuk will travel to face off against Fort Madison and Mt. Vernon will host Assumption.

Fairfield will host Williamsburg tomorrow, the #1 team in Class 3A. 

Mediapolis will travel to take on Mid-Prairie at 7 pm.

Columbus will host Louisa-Muscatine this Friday. 

Central Lee will hit the road to take on West Burlington tomorrow.

Danville will host Van Buren County tomorrow night for their Homecoming.

#10 WACO will travel to New London tomorrow for the Tigers’ homecoming.

#1 Winfield-Mt. Union will hit the road to face off against Iowa Valley at 7 pm.

High School Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant will compete in the Northeast Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, September 30th.

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Louisa-Muscatine tonight.

WACO will compete at home tonight against Wapello at 7:30 pm.

New London will take on #15 West Burlington tonight.

Holy Trinity Catholic will stay on the road to face off against Central Lee on October 3rd. 

Van Buren County will take on Mediapolis on October 3rd. 

Danville will compete against Central Lee tonight at home.

Mediapolis will travel to take on Burlington Notre Dame tonight.

Cross Country

Mt. Pleasant’s next meet will be October 2nd hosted by Hillcrest Academy. 

Danville will run at the Bud Williams Invitational today.

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) meet will be run next Thursday, October 5th. 

College Football

The University of Iowa will be at home this Saturday, September 30th, to take on Michigan State.

Iowa State University faces off against Oklahoma this Saturday on the road.

For the Hawkeye broadcast, tune into KILJ 105.5 FM and the Cyclone broadcast will be on 98.5 FM and AM 1130. 

The College Football Playoff (CFP) is still expected to expand to 12 teams starting in the 2024 season, but the Pac-12’s future has tabled any talk to change the format of the 12-team plan. Washington State and Oregon State will be the only remaining members of the Pac-12 after this season and according to the NCAA bylaws, an FBS conference needs at least eight full FBS members, but have a two year grace period to satisfy this need. 

The Pac-12 might look to merge with the Mountain West Conference; however, discussions would have to occur to decide if the Pac-12 would be considered a Power 5 or a Group of 5 conference, a difference of 60% CFP revenue. 

Moreover, the current model to decide who makes the playoff is the six highest-ranked conference champions plus the next six highest-ranked teams. If the Pac-12 is no longer considered a Power 5 conference, then the model might change to the five highest-ranked conference champions plus the next seven highest-ranked teams. 

This Day in Sports History

1920 – 8 Chicago White Sox baseball players are indicted by a grand jury, charged with fixing the 1919 World Series; otherwise known as the infamous “Black Sox scandal.”

1940 – Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of the stands and attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at the 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades the tackle.

1951 – Norm Van Brocklin of the Los Angeles Rams passes for an NFL record 554 yards.