Prep Football: 8-Player Semis Begin Today:
8-Player semifinals will begin today the UNI dome with No. 6 Audubon — who defeated WACO last week, hooking up with top-seeded and top-ranked CAM, who enters 11-0.
Following that matchup, No. 3 Easton Valley will hook up with No. 4 Remsen-St. Mary’s.
Easton Valley walloped Kee 67-22 last week, while Remsen-St. Mary’s sprinted past Don Bosco 64-42.
The winners of today’s semifinals will play in next week’s 8-Player State Championship game.
College Basketball: Iowa, Iowa State, Drake All Roll:
Iowa 106, Longwood 73
Keegan Murray led Iowa with 24 points and seven boards as Iowa cruised to a 106-73 win over Longwood last night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Jordan Bohannon poured in 18 points while drilling six treys.
Patrick McCaffery chipped in with 11 points, four boards and four assists.
Iowa will host UMKC Friday night.
Tip is set for 7:00 p.m.
Iowa State 84, Kennesaw State 73
It only took two seasons, but Iowa State snapped their 18-game losing skid with an 84-73 win over Kennesaw State last night.
The Cyclones were led by Minnesota transfer Gabe Kalscheur, who had 19 points.
Izaiah Brockington added 18.
Iowa State will be off until Friday, when the Cyclones host PAC-12 foe Oregon State.
Tip is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Drake 87, Coe 61
Tremell Murphy and Tucker DeVries dropped 14 points apiece, as Drake cruised past NCAA Division III Coe College last night.
D.J. Wilkins added 11 for the Bulldogs, who are looking to continue their strong run into the NCAA Tournament from a year ago.
Drake will host South Dakota on Sunday for a matinee, they’ll tip at 2:00 p.m.
Nicholls State 62, UNI 58
Austin Phyfe poured in 20 points, but it was not enough as Nicholls State held on for a 62-58 win over UNI last night.
Tywhon Pickford chipped in with 13 points despite the loss.
UNI is right back on the saddle tomorrow, when they host the Catamounts of Vermont.
They’ll play at 5:00 p.m.
College Football: Rose, Linderbaum Named Finalists for Rotary Lombardi Trophy:
Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose and Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum have both been named as finalists for the Rotary Lombardi trophy.
The award recognizes the college football offensive or defensive lineman, who in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the character and discipline of NFL Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi.
Linebackers are also eligible for the award.
Rose’s career 35.5 tackles for loss ranks second in school history. He was named the 2020 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Linderbaum has started 30 consecutive games at center for the Hawkeyes after playing as a defensive lineman as a true freshman.
Iowa has posted a 23-7 record during that span.
Linderbaum was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy a year ago and earned first-team All-America honors from The Athletic and Pro Football Focus.
College Football: Latest CFP Rankings Released:
The latest College Football Playoff Rankings have been released and Georgia and Alabama top this week’s poll.
Oregon and Ohio State check in at No. 3 and No. 4 this week.
Cincinnati is No. 5, while Michigan moved one spot ahead of Michigan State despite the Spartans defeating Michigan just two weeks ago.
Oklahoma is No. 8, while Wisconsin, Purdue and Iowa go 18, 19 and 20.