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Regional College Basketball from Wednesday (12/11)

Badgers Fall at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Geo Baker had 22 points to lead Rutgers past Wisconsin 72-65 last night. Wisconsin led by one at halftime. Rutgers scored 22 points off 14 Badger turnovers. Wisconsin was led by Kobe King who had 18 points.

 

Illini Take Down  #5 Michigan

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois upset No. 5 Michigan 71-62. The 7-foot freshman from Jamaica dominated game from the opening tip, making two dunks that brought the crowd to its feet. Ayo Dosunmu added 14 points, Adres Feliz had 13 and Giorgi Bezhanishvili 12 for Illinois. Jon Teske scored 16 points for Michigan.

 

Iowa Women Take Fourth Straight from Cyclones

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Senior Kathleen Doyle scored 21 points, Monika Czinano had 20 and Iowa beat Iowa State 75-69 for its fourth straight victory over the rival Cyclones.
The Hawkeyes, who held Iowa State (6-2) to just 31.9% shooting from the floor. Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly coached the game with a heavy heart with the passing of his father just hours before tip off.

  • Tonight, the Iowa and Iowa State men play at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.  Iowa State has won four of the last six meetings. The Hawkeyes won last year’s contest, 98-84, in Iowa City. The home team has won 14 of the last 16 in the series, dating back to 2004, with the Cyclones winning in Iowa City in 2010 and 2015.

Source: Angels get Rendon…MLB changes…US trails Prez Cup

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the contract says All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon  has accepted a seven-year, $245 million package from the Los Angeles Angels. Rendon finished third in the National League MVP voting this year after batting .319 with 34 home runs, a league-high 44 doubles and a major league-best 126 RBIs for the Washington Nationals. He also hit well during the World Series, posting a .276 average with two homers and eight RBIs as the Nats knocked off Houston in seven games.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is pushing ahead with a rules’ change for 2020 that requires pitchers to face at least three batters or finish a half-inning. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred also says the injured list for pitchers will revert to 15 days from 10 days, and pitchers optioned to the minors will have to spend 15 days there before they can be recalled unless they replace a pitcher going on the IL. Active rosters will increase by one to 26 from opening day through Aug. 31, but expanded September rosters will drop from 40 to 28.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Captain Tiger Woods won his match on the first day of Presidents Cup, but it was the only victory for the United States as the International team built a 4-1 lead. Woods carded his sixth birdie in 15 holes as he and Justin Thomas beat Marc Leishman (LEESH’-man) and Joaquin Niemann, 4-and-3. But Abraham Ancer and Louis Oosthuizen also earned a 4-and-3 win over Dustin Johnson and Gary Woodland to help the International team take control.

UNDATED (AP) — Willie Taggart has been hired as head football coach at Florida Atlantic, a week before the early signing day and only four days after Lane Kiffin left the Owls for Mississippi. Taggart has been to one bowl game in 10 seasons as a head coach, recording a 56-62 record that includes a 9-12 mark in one-plus season at Florida State. The Seminoles fired him in November after a 27-10 loss to Miami.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have fired Peter DeBoer amid an 0-4-1 slide that leaves them 15-16-2. DeBoer was 198-129-4 in parts of five seasons with San Jose, leading the team to the Stanley Cup finals in his first season in 2015-16. He is the fifth NHL coach to lose his job this season and the third for performance reasons. Bob Boughner (BOOG’-nur) will serve as interim coach, beginning tonight against the New York Rangers.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (12/11)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Houston    116   Cleveland  110

Final Indiana     122   Boston      117

Final L.A. Lakers       96    Orlando    87

Final L.A. Clippers     112   Toronto     92

Final Charlotte   113   Brooklyn   108

Final Chicago    136   Atlanta      102

Final Utah 127   Minnesota 116

Final Memphis   115   Phoenix    108

Final Milwaukee 127   New Orleans     112

Final Sacramento      94    Oklahoma City  93

Final OT   New York  124   Golden State     122

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Washington       3      Boston      2

Final OT   Montreal   3      Ottawa     2

Final Colorado   3      Philadelphia      1

 

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final Illinois 71 (5)Michigan 62

Final (15)Arizona 99 Nebraska-Omaha 49

 

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (12/10)

       HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Hempstead 66, Waterloo, East 49
  • Cascade 48, Bellevue 35
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 64, Vinton-Shellsburg 46
  • Maquoketa Valley 51, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 35
  • Lansing Kee 35, Clayton Ridge 31
  • Center Point-Urbana 68, Maquoketa 51

Wisconsin

  • Darlington 67, Platteville 39
  • Potosi 65, Benton 41

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Senior 54, Iowa City Liberty 49
  • Iowa City High 80, Hempstead 38
  • Cedar Rapids Xavier 51,  Wahlert 40
  • Iowa City West 53, Western Dubuque 40
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 49, Vinton-Shellsburg 48
  • Cascade 67, Bellevue 44
  • Center Point-Urbana 66, Maquoketa 45
  • Maquoketa Valley 53, Marquette Catholic 38

Wisconsin

  • Lancaster 63, Darlington 33
  • Platteville 55, Mineral Point 31
  • Potosi 61, Pecatonica 31

Montgomery Dismissed as Dallas Head Coach

Former Dubuque Fighting Saints head coach Jim Montgomery has been dismissed as the Dallas Stars Head Coach.
Montgomery just starting his second season as head coach of the Stars was fired for what the team says was unprofessional conduct. The team didn’t elaborate in its statement yesterday. General manager Jim Nill says the Stars expect employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing the organization. Nill says Montgomery acted inconsistent with core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League. Assistant coach Rick Bowness has been named interim head coach.

Montgomery served as Fighting Saints head coach from 2010 to 2013 and won 2 Clark Cup Championships.

Haldeman shot lifts Northern Iowa over No. 24 Colorado 79-76

Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman stole a pass and raced down the floor for a tiebreaking layup with 49 seconds remaining and Northern Iowa hung on to beat No. 24 Colorado 79-76. Northern Iowa defeated a ranked team for the first time since topping No. 25 Wichita State 53-50 on Feb. 13, 2016. The Panthers had lost their previous seven encounters against ranked opponents. AJ Green and Trae Berhow had 20 points apiece as Northern Iowa improved to 9-1, Haldeman totaled 8 points.

Cole Mine…..Patriots films Bengals’ sideline…Mexico City MLB games…College Football Hall of Fame

Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press. Cole’s contract surpasses the deal Stephen Strasburg finalized with the Washington Nationals on Monday for most total money and annual average salary for a pitcher at $36 million.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says neither he nor his coaching staff has watched any video footage shot by an in-house production team now at the center of an NFL investigation. The team acknowledges it should not have been filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline at a recent game. Belichick says he was not involved and was unaware of what happened during the Bengals’ game last weekend in Cleveland. Belichick says he was informed the following day. The Patriots say a crew producing a web series inappropriately filmed the field as part of a feature on the scouting department.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins cornerback Simeon Thomas has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Thomas’ suspension extends through the end of this season and Week 1 of 2020. Thomas is suspended without pay during that time. Thomas has played in 12 games this season. The 26-year-old had climbed Washington’s depth chart after the team’s decision to bench veteran Josh Norman a couple of weeks ago.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le’Veon Bell will be spared from team discipline after his weekend bowling outing. The New York Jets running back missed the team’s game Sunday against Miami while continuing to recover from the flu, which kept him out of practice for two days last week. Coach Adam Gase said team doctors determined Bell was still ill Saturday, so the team ruled him out for the game. Bell was sent home and told to stay away from the team while he recovers but didn’t violate any team rules.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks will meet in Major League Baseball’s first regular-season games in Mexico City. They will play on April 18 and 19 at the new Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium. The 20,000-capacity ballpark opened last year. Arizona will be the home team for both games, which originally were scheduled for Chase Field in Phoenix. Spring training games were played in Mexico City in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2016.

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s College Football Hall of Fame class has no Heisman Trophy winners. Vince Young of Texas, Darren McFadden of Arkansas and Lorenzo White of Michigan State were all contenders for the award. Young launched an era of dual-threat quarterbacks. McFadden was a running back at the time of the QB revolution. White was at his best as a sophomore when the Heisman was always went to upperclassmen. Had they played at different times, maybe their Heisman campaigns would have gone differently. This year’s Heisman will be awarded on Saturday.

National Sports Scoreboard from Tuesday (12/10)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final        Charlotte  114  Washington     107

Final OT  Miami      135  Atlanta     121

Final        Philadelphia    97    Denver     92

Final        Portland   115  New York 87

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final        Tampa Bay      2      Florida     1

Final        Montreal  4      Pittsburgh        1

Final        Buffalo     5      St. Louis  2

Final SO  Anaheim  3      Minnesota       2

Final        Nashville 3      San Jose 1

Final        Winnipeg 5      Detroit      1

Final        Dallas      2      New Jersey     0

Final        Calgary    5      Arizona    2

Final        Carolina   6      Edmonton        3

Final        Toronto    4      Vancouver       1

Final        Vegas      5      Chicago   1

Final        Los Angeles    3      N-Y Rangers    1

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final        Texas Tech     70    (1)Louisville     57

Final        (2)Kansas        95    Milwaukee       68

Final        Penn St.  76    (4)Maryland     69

Final        (11)Baylor        53    (18)Butler 52

Final        N. Iowa    79    (24)Colorado   76

Area Scoreboard from Monday (12/9)

         HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Shullsburg 72, Black Hawk 41
  • Wisconsin Dells 62, Mineral Point 49
  • River Ridge 34, Seneca 23

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Shullsburg 69, Southwestern 24
  • Barneveld 46, Potosi 43
  • River Ridge/Scales Mound, Ill. 40, Belmont 33
  • East Dubuque 52, Fulton 36

Iowa rolls past Minnesota 72-52

Sophomore Joe Wieskamp scored a season-high 23 points and Iowa blew past Minnesota 72-52 in its Big Ten home opener. Luka Garza had 21 points with 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes, who hit 8 of their first 16 3s in cruising to their second win in three tries. Wieskamp opened the second half with a 3 to give Iowa its first double-digit lead, 40-29, and Wieskamp pushed it to 49-34 on a layup. Garza followed with an inside bucket that made it a 17-point game.

Next Iowa plays at Iowa State on Thursday night

Garza Honored by Big 10….Bolton Receives Big 12 Acolades

Hawkeyes Garza Big10 POW

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa center Luka Garza has been named Big Ten Player of the Week. Garza averaged 33.5 points, shooting 55 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free throw line, and 8.5 rebounds in road games last week at Syracuse and No. 4 Michigan.

 

Bolton Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after averaging 18.0 points as the Cyclones went 2-0 last week.

Heisman finalists named…Eagles top Giants in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young join LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as Heisman Trophy finalists. Burrow is the clear front-runner to win the Heisman on Saturday night in New York after a record-breaking season, leading the 13-0 Tigers to the top seed in the College Football Playoff. Fields and Young are the first teammates to be finalists since Oklahoma had quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook at the Heisman ceremony in 2016.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz and Zach Ertz have helped the Philadelphia Eagles move into a tie with Dallas for first place in the NFC East at 6-7. Wentz connected with Ertz for the tying and winning touchdowns as the Eagles rallied from a 17-3 halftime deficit to beat the New York Giants, 23-17 in overtime. Wentz threw for 325 yards and a pair of TDs, including a 5-yard toss to Ertz to tie it at 17-17 with 1:53 left in the fourth quarter.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals after accepting a seven-year, $245 million contract from the World Series champs. The 31-year-old right-hander received the highest deal for a pitcher in both total dollars and average annual value at $35 million. Strasburg won 18 games during the regular season this year before going 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 47 strikeouts over 36 1/3 innings during the postseason.

UNDATED (AP) — South Florida has hired Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott to become the Bulls’ next head coach. Scott was hired as wide receivers coach by Clemson in 2008 and quickly became recruiting coordinator, too. He was elevated to co-offensive coordinator in 2015, though quarterbacks coach Tony Elliott has handled play-calling.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia has been slapped with a four-year ban from international sports events over a longstanding doping scandal, but its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee means that Russia’s flag, name and anthem will not appear at the Tokyo Games. The country also could be stripped of hosting world championships in Olympic sports, although Russia can appeal the decision within 21 days.

National Scoreboard from Monday (12/9)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final L.A. Clippers 110 Indiana 99
Final Boston 110 Cleveland 88
Final Toronto 93 Chicago 92
Final Sacramento 119 Houston 118
Final Milwaukee 110 Orlando 101
Final Detroit 105 New Orleans 103
Final Phoenix 125 Minnesota 109
Final Oklahoma City 104 Utah 90
Final Memphis 110 Golden State 102
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final N-Y Islanders 5 Tampa Bay 1
Final Columbus 5 Washington 2
Final Ottawa 5 Boston 2
Final OT Calgary 5 Colorado 4
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final OT Philadelphia 23 N-Y Giants 17

Cyclones Take Down #16 Seton Hall

Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 points, George Conditt had a season-high 17 off the bench and the Cyclones knocked off Seton Hall 76-66 on Sunday for its second straight victory.

Rasir Bolton scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to help the Cyclones avenge an 84-76 loss on Nov. 29 to the Pirates (6-3) in the Bahamas. The rematch was part of the Big East/Big 12 Alliance series.

Former Iowa athletic director Bump Elliott dies at 94

The University of Iowa says its former athletic director Bump Elliott has died. He was 94. Elliott was a star halfback at Michigan who won the Big Ten’s MVP award in 1947. Elliott became Michigan’s coach in 1959 and led the Wolverines for 10 seasons, a tenure that included a Rose Bowl win in 1964. Elliott, who was the Hawkeyes’ athletic director from 1970-1991, was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.

Hawkeyes, Cyclones, Badgers, and Illini Learn Bowl Destinations

Hawkeyes head west to face Southern Cal in the Holiday Bowl

Iowa will face USC in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 in a rematch of the 2003 Orange Bowl the Trojans won 38-17. It’s the third visit to San Diego in six seasons for the Trojans, while Iowa is headed to the Holiday Bowl for the first time since 1991.

 

Notre Dame faces Iowa State in Camping World Bowl      

Iowa State will meet No. 14 Notre Dame in the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28. The Irish responded from a lopsided loss to Michigan in late October to win their final five games of the regular season. The Irish are averaging 37.1 points per game and lead the nation with 17 fumble recoveries. Iowa State ranks in the top 10 nationally in passing with 318.3 yards per game behind QB Brock Purdy and their run defense ranked second in the Big 12.

 

No. 7 Oregon, No. 11 Wisconsin to clash in 106th Rose Bowl

No. 11 Wisconsin will face No. 7 Oregon in the 106th edition of the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1st. The Ducks are in the Granddaddy of Them All for the fourth time in 11 seasons. The Badgers are making the trip to Pasadena for the fourth time in 10 seasons. Oregon won the Pac-12 title by beating Utah in the championship game. Wisconsin edged out Penn State for the Rose Bowl trip thanks to its solid performance in its Big Ten title game loss to playoff-bound Ohio State.

 

Illinois snaps 5-year bowl drought with berth in Redbox Bowl

Illinois returns to a bowl game for the first time in five years when it faces California in the Redbox Bowl on Dec. 30. The Illini reeled off four straight wins after a 2-4 start, and the extra practices afforded by a rare bowl trip should only help coach Lovie Smith’s rebuilding efforts. Cal used back-to-back road wins to close the regular season to earn a spot in a bowl game close to campus. The Golden Bears ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in points allowed.

CFP semifinalists named…FSU, Mizzou, Arkansas get coaches

UNDATED (AP) — Oklahoma’s overtime win in the Big 12 championship game on Saturday has put the Sooners in the CFP semifinals as the No. 4 seed against No. 1 LSU at the Peach Bowl on Dec. 28. The second semifinal of the day will pit a pair of unbeatens as No. 2 Ohio State takes on Clemson at the Fiesta Bowl. Clemson has a 28-game winning streak and is seeking its third national championship in four years.

TALAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Norvell is Florida State’s new coach, taking over a Seminoles program that has struggled while he was helping to build Memphis into a Group of Five power. Norvell replaces Willie Taggart, who was fired Nov. 3 after going 9-12 as head coach. Norvell just led the Tigers to the first 12-win season in school history and captured at least eight victories in each of his fourth years at the helm.

UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the hiring says Missouri has reached an agreement with Eliah Drinkwitz to take over the Tigers’ once-proud football program. Drinkwitz became in demand after making Appalachian State’s successful coach the second-youngest in a Power Five conference during his lone season at the school. And Arkansas has hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program.

UNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have clinched the AFC West and ended New England’s 21-game home winning streak by downing the Patriots, 23-16. The Baltimore Ravens wrapped up an AFC playoff berth and picked up their ninth consecutive win by downing the Buffalo Bills, 24-17. And the San Francisco 49ers took over the top seed in the NFC by beating New Orleans, 48-46 on a field goal by Robbie Gould  as time expired.

UNDATED (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame will soon include longtime catcher Ted Simmons and former union head Marvin Miller. Both have been elected by the Modern Baseball Era Committee. Simmons was an eight-time All-Star during a 21-year career spent with the Cardinals, Brewers and Braves, batting .285 with 248 home runs, 483 doubles and 1,389 RBIs.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (12/8)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Green Bay 20     Washington        15

Final Minnesota 20     Detroit        7

Final Atlanta       40     Carolina     20

Final San Francisco    48     New Orleans      46

Final Cleveland  27     Cincinnati  19

Final Tampa Bay         38     Indianapolis        35

Final Denver       38     Houston     24

Final N-Y Jets    22     Miami         21

Final Baltimore   24     Buffalo       17

Final L.A. Chargers     45     Jacksonville        10

Final Tennessee         42     Oakland     21

Final Kansas City        23     New England      16

Final Pittsburgh  23     Arizona      17

Final L.A. Rams 28     Seattle       12

 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Brooklyn    105   Denver       102

Final Atlanta       122   Charlotte    107

Final OT    Miami         110   Chicago     105

Final Philadelphia        110   Toronto      104

Final L.A. Clippers       135   Washington        119

Final Sacramento        110   Dallas        106

Final Oklahoma City   108   Portland     96

Final L.A. Lakers         142   Minnesota 125

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Winnipeg   3       Anaheim    2

Final Florida       5       San Jose   1

Final SO    Arizona      4       Chicago     3

Final N-Y Rangers      5       Vegas        0

Final OT    Buffalo       3       Edmonton 2

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (5)Virginia  56     (7)North Carolina         47

Final (9)Gonzaga        83     (22)Washington 76

Final (11)Michigan St. 77     Rutgers      65

Final Iowa St.     76     (16)Seton Hall    66

Final (17)Florida St.     72     Clemson    53

Final (19)Dayton          78     Saint Mary’s (Cal)        68

Local and Area Scores

Mens College Basketball

Clarke 97  – Peru State 83

Nebraska Wesleyan 88 – Dubuque 63

Loras 82 – Simpson 78

 

Women’s College Basketball

Loras 85 – Simpson 80

Nebraska Wesleyan 95 – Dubuque 85

Clarke 77, Peru State 55

 

Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints – 3     Muskegon Lumberjacks – 1

 

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Matthew Cook kicked an 18-yard field goal with 2:10 remaining to give Northern Iowa a 13-10 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Series playoffs. UNI (10-4) will face second-seed James Madison (12-1) in a quarterfinal.

 

 

Big 12 Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer didn’t play the second half of the Big 12 championship game against Oklahoma. He had initially stayed in the game after he bulled over an Oklahoma defender early in the second quarter Saturday. Brewer put his shoulder down and knocked nickel back Brendan Radley-Hiles back and to the ground. The referee announced that Radley-Hiles was being removed from the game then for a potential head injury. Brewer finished that series and played one more before Gerry Bohanon took over at quarterback. It was announced at halftime that Brewer was done for the game.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rhamondre Stevenson had a 5-yard touchdown run in overtime and No. 6 Oklahoma is likely going back to the playoff after a 30-23 win over No. 8 Baylor in the Big 12 championship game. The Sooners won their fifth Big 12 title in a row and 13th overall. This would be the fourth time in five years to get into the College Football Playoff. No. 5 Utah lost the Pac-12 title game before No. 4 Georgia lost 37-10 to No. 1 LSU in the SEC. Oklahoma beat surprising Baylor in a close game for the second time in four weeks.

UNDATED (AP) — Picking the four teams to play in the College Football Playoff will be easy for the selection committee. Who is No. 1? There could be a lot of discussion about that Saturday night in that resort hotel in Grapevine, Texas, where the 13-member committee meets. LSU made its case for the top spot, thumping Georgia in the Southeastern Conference title game. Ohio State finished with a kick against Wisconsin. Clemson dominated again. The field will be set Sunday at noon Eastern.

Big 10 Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Fields threw three touchdown passes and J.K. Dobbins ran for 172 yards and another score to help No. 2 Ohio State rally for a 34-21 victory over No. 10 Wisconsin. The undefeated Buckeyes won their third straight Big Ten title. Their 19th consecutive win also likely clinches their first playoff spot in three years. Ohio State was ranked No. 1 by the College Football Playoff selection committee last week. Wisconsin led 21-7 at the half but the Buckeyes pitched a second-half shutout and scored the final 27 points.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Anthony Cowan Jr. made a free throw with 2.1 seconds left and No. 3 Maryland erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to rally past Illinois 59-58 Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. The 10-0 Terrapins didn’t lead after halftime until Cowan’s free throw but still matched their best start since winning 10 straight to open the 1998-99 season. Cowan collected a steal in the closing seconds of a tie game and was fouled in a scrum by guard Andres Feliz. Cowan made the first free throw and missed the second. Illinois failed to get a shot off in the remaining time.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin has agreed to a new six-year contract with the school that runs through 2025. It adds three years on to his previous deal. Penn State’s Board of Trustees approved the contract, though financial terms were not immediately released. Since taking over in 2014, Franklin is 55-23, including 40-11 and three double-digit victory seasons in the last four years. The Nittany Lions are 10-2 this season and in position to go to a major bowl.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Kobe King scored a career-high 24 points and Wisconsin beat Indiana 84-64, handing the Hoosiers their first loss. Wisconsin, which snapped a three-game losing skid, built a 20-point halftime lead and stretched it to 30 with 12:09 to play. The Badgers shot 63% percent from the field and made six 3-pointers with just one turnover before halftime. King had 17 points in the first half and finished 10-of-15 shooting for the afternoon.

Local, Regional and National Sports Updates

High School Boys Basketball Scores

Iowa Scores

Davenport Assumption 73, Wahlert 57

Bellevue 47, Anamosa 44

Beckman 61, South Tama County 28

Camanche 65, Cascade 58

Alburnett 56, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 28

Wisconsin Scores

Cuba City 71, Mineral Point 55

Darlington 59, Iowa-Grant 55

Fennimore 64, Southwestern 43

Boscobel 65, Riverdale 22

Potosi 59, Rio 50

High School Girls Basketball

Iowa Scores

Linn-Mar 37, Dubuque Senior 32

Waterloo West 72, Epworth Western Dubuque 34

Belevue Marquette Catholic 60, Alburnett 30

Bellevue 54, Anamosa 23

Cascade Western Dubuque 61, Camanche 16

Dyserville Beckman 61, South Tama County 28

Maquoketa 65, Independence 18

Illinois Scores

East Dubuque 55, Polo 22

Galena 80, Benton 20

Wisconsin

Platteville 79, River Valley 26

Prairie du Chien 60, Lancaster 44

Shullsburg 57, Belmont 41

Black Hawk 86, Barneveld 41

National Sports Scores and News

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Brooklyn 111 Charlotte 104
Final Orlando 93 Cleveland 87
Final Detroit 108 Indiana 101
Final Boston 108 Denver 95
Final Golden State 100 Chicago 98
Final Miami 112 Washington 103
Final OT Oklahoma City 139 Minnesota 127
Final Milwaukee 119 L.A. Clippers 91
Final OT San Antonio 105 Sacramento 104
Final L.A. Lakers 136 Portland 113

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Montreal 2 N-Y Rangers 1
Final SO Chicago 2 New Jersey 1
Final Pittsburgh 2 Arizona 0
Final Edmonton 2 Los Angeles 1
Final Washington 3 Anaheim 2

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TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Final (13)Oregon 37 (5)Utah 15

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1)Louisville 64 Pittsburgh 46
Final (4)Michigan 103 Iowa 91
Final (10)Duke 77 Virginia Tech 63

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TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

New Orleans at Dallas 2 p.m.
Indiana at New York 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Houston 8 p.m.
Memphis at Utah 10 p.m.

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Ottawa at Philadelphia 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Vancouver 4 p.m.
Colorado at Boston 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Carolina 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Detroit 7 p.m.
Columbus at Florida 7 p.m.
Toronto at St. Louis 7 p.m.
San Jose at Tampa Bay 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Nashville 8 p.m.
N-Y Islanders at Dallas 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Calgary 10 p.m.

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TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(4)Georgia at (1)LSU 4 p.m.
(2)Ohio St. at (10)Wisconsin 8 p.m.
(22)Virginia at (3)Clemson 7:30 p.m.
(8)Baylor at (6)Oklahoma 12 p.m.
(21)Cincinnati at (16)Memphis 3:30 p.m.
Hawaii at (19)Boise St. 4 p.m.
Louisiana-Lafayette at (20)Appalachian St. 12 p.m.

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(20)Colorado at (2)Kansas 7 p.m.
Illinois at (3)Maryland 5 p.m.
Penn St. at (6)Ohio St. 12 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson at (8)Kentucky 4 p.m.
(12)Arizona at (18)Baylor 12 p.m.
Hawaii at (13)Oregon 7 p.m.
(15)Memphis at UAB 5:30 p.m.
(23)Villanova at Saint Joseph’s 3 p.m.
Florida at (24)Butler 12 p.m.
Fresno St. at (25)Utah St. 6 p.m.

 

 

 

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (12/5)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Senior 62, Davenport Central 57
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 60, West Carroll 47
  • Galena 50, Polo 31
  • Scales Mound 61, Benton 55
  • River Ridge 42, Belmont 35

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Wahlert 58, Waterloo East 26
  • Cedar Falls 63, Hempstead 39

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 50, Mineral Point 46
  • Fennimore 43, Southwestern 34
  • Darlington 58, Iowa Grant 36

WRESTLING

  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 54, Hempstead 10
  • Cedar Rapids Prairie 69, Senior 12
  • Linn-Mar 64, Wahlert 15
  • Cedar Falls 45, Western Dubuque 28

COLLEGE

MENS  BASKETBALL

  • Clarke 88, Mount Mercy 77

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • #21 Clarke 91, Mount Mercy 65

Regional

  • Iowa State 75, Alabama 66
  • Georgia Tech 60, Wisconsin 41
  • North Carolina 85, Illinois 60

Bears knock off Cowboys…Steelers without Conner again

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears won for the fourth time in five games as Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in a 31-24 victory over the slumping Cowboys. Trubisky shook off an early interception near the goal line to complete 23 of 31 passes for 244 yards, helping Chicago improve to 7-6. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for two scores but was held under 100 yards rushing for the fifth straight game, finishing with 81 as Dallas dropped to 6-7.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner will miss a third straight game as the team tries to bolster its AFC wild-card hopes. Conner took some reps with the scout team yesterday but declared himself out for Sunday’s game against Arizona due to his aching right shoulder. Conner initially hurt the shoulder in the final minutes of a victory over Miami on Oct. 28 and has played part of just one game since.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw in practice yesterday for the first time since injuring his right hand in Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh. Mayfield zipped passes to Cleveland’s running backs and tight ends during the early portion of the workout open to reporters. He showed both touch and velocity on his throws, erasing any doubt he’ll start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds and All-Star infielder Mike Moustakas have finalized a four-year, $64 million contract that’s the richest free agent deal in franchise history. Moustakas hit .254 with 35 home runs and 87 RBIs for Milwaukee last season, recording an .845 OPS and making the All-Star team for a third time. The nine-year major league veteran has belted 182 home runs and driven in 561 runs in 1,131 games for the Brewers and Kansas City Royals.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have more outfield depth after getting Jake Marisnick from the Astros for pitching prospect Blake Taylor and minor league outfielder Kenedy Corona. The 28-year-old Marisnick hit .233 with 10 homers, 34 RBIs and 10 steals last season but is seventh among outfielders with 64 defensive runs save since 2004. The Mets have sought a defensive outfielder since declining to pick up the 2020 contract option on former Gold Glove winner Juan Lagares .

National Scoreboard from Thursday (12/5)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Washington        119   Philadelphia        113

Final Denver       129   New York  92

Final Houston     119   Toronto      109

Final OT    Phoenix     139   New Orleans      132

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT    Chicago     4       Boston       3

Final SO    Carolina     3       San Jose   2

Final N-Y Rangers      3       Columbus  2

Final Colorado   3       Montreal    2

Final OT    N-Y Islanders     3       Vegas        2

Final Arizona      3       Philadelphia        1

Final Minnesota 5       Tampa Bay         4

Final OT    Dallas        3       Winnipeg   2

Final Calgary      4       Buffalo       3

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Chicago     31     Dallas        24

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final OT    (14)Auburn         81     Furman      78

Area Scoreboard from

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Loras 66, Luther 58

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Luther 80, Loras 77 (1st loss of the season for Loras)

Regional

  • Iowa 74, Clemson 60 ( Hawkeyes have won 25 consecutive home games)

Fighting Saint Portillo to Compete for Sweden

Fighting Saints goalie Erik Portillo has been named to Sweden’s World Junior Championship Roster for the annual tournament held this year from December 26th- January 5th. Portillo was selected to compete with the Swedish team that will look to win its first U20 World Championship since 2012. Portillo is the first Fighting Saint since fellow Swede William Lagesson to participate in the World Junior’s.

U-D’s Barista Earns All American Honors

University of Dubuque senior defensive back Blaze Barista has earned American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Second Team All-America honors.  Barista topped the chart in the American Rivers Conference for the most passes defended with 21, three of which were interceptions.

Cyclones win Over KC…..Badgers Fall at NC State

Iowa State holds off feisty UMKC 79-61

Senior Michael Jacobson scored 19 points on 8 of 9 shooting and Iowa State beat Kansas City 79-61. Tyrese Haliburton added 19 points and seven assists for the Cyclones, who won despite another frigid night from beyond the arc. Iowa State finished just 5 of 21 on 3s.

Badgers Fall to NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jericole Hellems scored a career-high 23 points and North Carolina State beat Wisconsin 69-54 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Markell Johnson finished with 12 points and C.J. Bryce added 11 for N.C. State. Johnson beat the halftime buzzer with a 3-pointer from midcourt that started the 29-14 run that put the Wolfpack in control and helped them avenge last year’s 79-75 loss to the Badgers in Madison. Hellems set a career scoring high for the second straight game. His previous best of 17 points came last week in a loss to No. 16 Memphis.

Boilermakers silence Cavs…Buckeyes trounce Tar Heels…Bucks extend win streak…Lakers, Celts win

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Sasha Stefanovic scored a career-high 20 points and Jahaad Proctor also had 20 as unranked Purdue stifled No. 5 Virginia, 69-40. Purdue used a 12-0 run over nearly seven minutes to take a 26-9 lead late in the first half. The Boilermakers later opened the second half on an 11-3 run and later scored 16 straight to go ahead 67-36.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Duane Washington Jr. had 18 points and sixth-ranked Ohio State shot 54% in the second half of a 74-49 trouncing of No. 7 North Carolina. Ohio State outscored UNC 35-13 over the final 15 1/2 minutes to hand the Tar Heels their most lopsided loss under coach Roy Williams. E.J. Liddell added 12 points for the 8-0 Buckeyes, who led just 29-27 at halftime.

DETROIT (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks continue to own the best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference at 19-3 after extending their winning streak to 13 games. Giannis Antetokounmpo  scored 35 points and Khris Middleton added 17 in the Bucks’ 127-103 rout of the Pistons in Detroit. Milwaukee wasn’t seriously challenged following a 13-2 run that gave the Bucks a 57-39 lead late in the second quarter.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a 121-96 romp over the Utah Jazz as Anthony Davis scored 26 points and LeBron James delivered 20 points with 12 assists. Rajon Rondo added 14 points and season highs of 12 assists and nine rebounds to help the Western Conference leaders move to 18-3. Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points and Bojan  Bogdanovic added 23 in Utah’s fifth loss in six games.

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics are 8-0 at home after Jaylen Brown scored a season-high 31 points and Kemba Walker furnished 28 in a 112-93 pounding of the Miami Heat. Brown connected on a season-high six 3-pointers, and Walker had seven assists and four rebounds to help Boston withstand Jimmy Butler’s season-high 37 points. The Heat played without head coach Erik Spoelstra , who flew home to be with wife Nikki for the birth of their second son.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (12/4)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Charlotte    106   Golden State      91

Final Milwaukee 127   Detroit        103

Final Orlando     128   Phoenix     114

Final Brooklyn    130   Atlanta       118

Final Boston       112   Miami         93

Final Chicago     106   Memphis   99

Final Indiana      107   Oklahoma City   100

Final Dallas        121   Minnesota 114

Final L.A. Lakers         121   Utah 96

Final Portland     127   Sacramento        116

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Colorado   3       Toronto      1

Final Pittsburgh  3       St. Louis    0

Final Ottawa       5       Edmonton 2

Final Washington        3       Los Angeles       1

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (3)Maryland        72     Notre Dame        51

Final Purdue       69     (5)Virginia  40

Final (6)Ohio St. 74     (7)North Carolina         49

Final (9)Gonzaga        101   Texas Southern 62

Final (20)Colorado      76     Loyola Marymount      64

Final (21)Tennessee  72     Florida A&M        43

Final (22)Washington 90     E. Washington    80

Final (23)Villanova      80     Penn 69

Final (25)Utah St.        71     San Jose St.       59

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (12/3)

BOYS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Wahlert 70, Decorah 65
  • Hempstead 58, Davenport Central 45
  • Dyersville Beckman 54, Benton Community 25
  • Cascade 49, Anamosa 38
  • Central City 62, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 49
  • Monticello 71, Bellevue 52

Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin Heights 62, Platteville 45
  • Southwestern 78, Cassville 45
  • Iowa-Grant 75, Highland 60
  • Lancaster 55, River Ridge 47
  • Mineral Point 65, Dodgeville 53
  • Scales Mound, Ill. 77, Shullsburg 64
  • Darlington 74, Barneveld 34
  • Benton 78, River Ridge 74 (3 OT)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Cascade 73, Anamosa 38
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 54, Central City 22
  • Central Elkader 42, Clayton Ridge 30
  • Monticello 42, Bellevue 35

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 52, Galena 39
  • Argyle 68, Benton 23
  • Fennimore 45, Belmont 30
  • Potosi/Cassville 39, Lancaster 34
  • Darlington 54, Richland Center 52
  • Prairie du Chien 58, River Ridge 45

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 57, Byron 45

Garza scores 23, Iowa beats Syracuse 68-54

Luka Garza scored 23 points, Jordan Bohannon and Joe Wieskamp added 17 and 13, respectively, and Iowa pulled away in the second half to defeat Syracuse 68-54 last night at the Carrier Dome. The game was tied at 33-all early in the second half before Iowa (6-2) went on a 23-5 run to take control. The Hawkeyes were just 11 for 32 in the first half and 5 of 18 from 3, but they got hot in the second, going 15 for 29 and committing just three turnovers after eight miscues in the first half.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Hawkeyes, who have a tough road matchup Friday against No. 4 Michigan.

ISU Head Coach Campbell Agrees to Extension

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell has agreed to a contract extension through the 2025 season.

Campbell guided his 2019 team to a tie for third place in the Big 12 and a berth in a bowl game for the third season in a row. The Cyclones were 7-5 overall and appeared in the College Football Playoff rankings for the third consecutive year.

Details of Coach Campbell’s contract extension will be released at a later date. The contract extension comes at a time when Campbell’s name appeared as a rumored candidate for numerous openings, including Arkansas and Florida State.

Iowa State will learn of its bowl destination Sunday.

No change among top 4 in CFP…Panthers fire Rivera…Steelers staying with Duck…Lowry returns

UNDATED (AP) — Ohio State goes into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia. Utah is fifth in the CFP rankings, followed by Oklahoma, Baylor, Wisconsin, Florida and Penn State. Alabama has dropped to 12th, its lowest ranking in the six years the committee has been doing a weekly top 25 over the final third of the season.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Perry Fewell will serve as the Carolina Panthers’ interim head coach for the remainder of the season following the dismissal of Ron Rivera yesterday. The Panthers fired their all-time winningest head coach with the team on a four-game losing streak and headed to its third non-playoff season in four years. Rivera became head coach in 2011 and was 76-63-1 in the regular season and 3-4 during the postseason, guiding the franchise to one Super Bowl, two trips to the NFC championship game and three NFC South titles.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has confirmed that quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges will make his second straight start Sunday at Arizona. Hodges was 14 of 21 for 212 yards, one touchdown and an interception in helping the Steelers beat the Browns, 20-13 on Sunday. He was elevated to the starting job in place of Mason Rudolph, who was ineffective during Pittsburgh’s 16-10 victory at Cincinnati on Nov. 24.

TORONTO (AP) — Five-time All-Star Kyle Lowry has returned to the Toronto Raptors’ active roster after missing the past 11 games because of a fractured left thumb. Lowry was averaging 21.8 points and 6.5 assists before he was injured in the first quarter of a win Nov. 8 at New Orleans. Lowry had 12 points, 11 assists and six rebounds while playing 41 minutes in Toronto’s 121-110 overtime loss to Miami last night.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have fired coach John Hynes, one day after a 7-1 loss to Buffalo left the team 9-13-4. General manager Ray Shero promoted Alain Nasreddine  to interim coach and moved Devils pro scout Peter Horachek  to the bench as an assistant. Hynes was 150-159-45 with one playoff appearance during his four-plus seasons behind the New Jersey bench.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (12/3)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Detroit        127   Cleveland  94

Final Orlando     127   Washington        120

Final Dallas        118   New Orleans      97

Final OT    Miami         121   Toronto      110

Final 2OT  San Antonio        135   Houston     133

Final L.A. Lakers         105   Denver       96

Final L.A. Clippers       117   Portland     97

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Boston       2       Carolina     0

Final Arizona      4       Columbus  2

Final Minnesota 4       Florida       2

Final Montreal    4       N-Y Islanders     2

Final Vegas        4       New Jersey        3

Final Philadelphia        6       Toronto      1

Final OT    Tampa Bay         3       Nashville   2

Final Winnipeg   5       Dallas        1

Final Vancouver 5       Ottawa       2

Final Washington        5       San Jose   2

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1)Louisville        58     (4)Michigan         43

Final (10)Duke   87     (11)Michigan St. 75

Final (15)Memphis      71     Bradley      56

Final Indiana      80     (17)Florida St.     64

Final (18)Baylor 78     Md.-Eastern Shore      46

Final (19)Dayton          99     Houston Baptist 68

Final (24)Butler  67     Mississippi 58

Area Scoreboard from Monday (12/2)

        HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Western Dubuque 43, West Delaware 30

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 91, Potosi 51
  • Fennimore 55, Prairie du Chien 42

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 45, Wahlert Catholic 37
  • Western Dubuque 46, Mount Vernon 24

Wisconsin

  • Fennimore 38, Highland 32

 

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • #6 William Penn 99, Clarke 84

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • #25 William Penn 69, #19 Clarke 62

Dubuque Native Noah Carter Leads UNI in Pounding Luther

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Panthers hosted the Norse of Luther College last night, defeating the division III opponent 110-51 to move the Panthers to 8-1 on the season. Former Senior High prep Noah Carter cashed in on plenty of playing time, the freshman led the way for the Panthers scoring 25 points, shooting 10-16 from the field and 4-8 from behind the arc. Carter also grabbed 8 rebounds & dished out an assist. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman added 10 points and former Senior prep Luke McDonnell had 2 points and 3 rebounds.

Epenesa, Duncan Named B1G Players of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa has been named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and junior kicker Keith Duncan has been named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, following Iowa’s 27-24 win at Nebraska.

Epenesa set career highs in tackles (14) and tackles-for-loss (4.5-22 yards), with nine solo tackles and two sacks against Nebraska.

Duncan connected on a 48-yard field with one second remaining to help lead Iowa to a 27-24 win over Nebraska. It was Duncan’s second field goal of the game.

Seahawks beat Vikings…Jags going with Minshew…Peterson steps down at Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — Rashaad Penny scored two touchdowns and the Seattle Seahawks gained control of first place in the NFC West by defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 37-30. Penny tied the game with a one-yard run and added a 13-yard scoring reception that put the Seahawks ahead, 34-17 later in the third quarter. Kirk Cousins was 22 of 38 for 276 yards and one TD for the 8-4 Vikings, who are one game behind the first-place Packers in the NFC North.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone is going back with rookie Gardner Minshew as his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Minshew went 4-4 as the starter early this season while Nick Foles recovered from a broken left collarbone sustained in the opener. Foles was benched at halftime yesterday in favor of Minshew with the Jags trailing 25-0 in a 28-11 loss to Tampa Bay.

SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen has unexpectedly resigned as head football coach at Washington after six seasons and a 54-26 record with the Huskies. The Huskies are coming off a 7-5 regular season and are bound for a sixth straight bowl game under his leadership. Peterson will coach in the team’s upcoming bowl game before handing over the reins to defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have worked out a four-year, $64 million package with free-agent infielder Mike Moustakas . Moustakas batted .254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs this year and made his third All-Star team. The 31-year-old could fill the Reds’ hole at second base that opened when Scooter Gennett  got hurt and then was traded last season.

UNDATED (AP) — Louisville is the latest team to climb to No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll after claiming 48 of 65 first-place votes. No. 2 Kansas had three first-place votes. Maryland is third, followed by Michigan and Virginia. The Cavaliers received five first-place votes. Michigan has matched a poll record by debuting at No. 4, matching Kansas in 1989. Ohio State, North Carolina, Kentucky, Gonzaga and Duke round out the top 10.

National Scoreboard from Monday (12/2)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Phoenix     109   Charlotte    104

Final Philadelphia        103   Utah 94

Final Atlanta       104   Golden State      79

Final Indiana      117   Memphis   104

Final Milwaukee 132   New York  88

Final Chicago     113   Sacramento        106

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Buffalo       7       New Jersey        1

Final Vegas        4       N-Y Rangers      1

Final N-Y Islanders     4       Detroit        1

Final St. Louis    4       Chicago     0

Final Anaheim    4       Los Angeles       2

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Seattle       37     Minnesota 30

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (22)Washington 75     South Dakota     55

Hawkeyes Take Down Badgers, 32-3, in Big Ten Opener

Three University of Iowa wrestlers defeated top-three opponents to lead the No. 1 Hawkeyes past No. 6 Wisconsin, 32-3, last night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes won nine-of-10 bouts overall and outscored the Badgers 76-32 in match points, holding a 22-3 advantage in takedowns. Wisconsin held a match lead for only 46 seconds of the entire dual.

NFL Recaps from Sunday (12/1)

— Aaron Rodgers was 21 of 33 for 243 yards and four touchdowns in the snow as the Packers dealt the Giants their eighth consecutive loss, 31-13. Rodgers hit Davante Adams on touchdown passes of 8 and 17 yards, found a wide-open Allen Lazard for 37 yards and capped the performance with a 1-yarder to Marcedes Lewis. The 9-3 Packers also intercepted Giants rookie Daniel Jones three times, with the picks setting up 10 points.

  • The Baltimore Ravens are 10-2 after winning a matchup of two of the NFL’s best teams. Justin Tucker drilled a 49-yard field goal as time expired to give the Ravens their eighth consecutive win, 20-17 over the San Francisco 49ers. Lamar Jackson prolonged the winning drive with a three-yard run on fourth-and-one and finished with 101 yards under miserable conditions in Baltimore.
  • Baltimore now shares the AFC’s best record with New England following the Patriots’ 28-22 loss to the Texans. Deshaun Watson had 234 yards passing and threw touchdown passes of 14, 13, and 35 yards as Houston built a 21-3 lead against New England’s vaunted defense. Watson also had a TD catch
  • The Chiefs seized control of the AFC West lead as Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) threw for a touchdown and ran for another in a 40-9 rout of the second-place Raiders.
  • Devlin “Duck” Hodges threw for 212 yards with a touchdown and an interception in his second career start as Pittsburgh knocked off the Browns, 20-13.
  • Jared Goff threw for 424 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams hammered the Cardinals, 34-7 to prop up their NFC playoff hopes. Robert Woods had 13 receptions for 172 yards to help Los Angeles improve to 7-5.
  • Tye Smith returned a blocked field goal 63 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 5:02 remaining to help Tennessee beat Indianapolis for just the third time in their last 17 meetings, 31-17.
  • Miami overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half with three touchdowns in less than 13 minutes of an eventual 37-31 victory over the Eagles.
  • The Bengals finally picked up their first win of the season as Andy Dalton threw for 243 yards and a touchdown in his return to the lineup to lead a 22-6 victory over the Jets.
  • Brandon McManus nailed a 53-yard field goal as time expired to complete the Broncos’ 23-20 win over the Chargers.
  • Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston was 21 of 33 for 268 yards and no interceptions to help the Buccaneers craft a 28-11 victory at Jacksonville.
  • Derrius Guice (gys) ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins’ 29-21 win at Carolina.
  • On Monday night football, the (8-3) Minnesota Vikings are in Seattle to face the (9-2) Seahawks.

Mavericks end Lakers’ win streak…Alabama plummets…Schiano set for Rutgers return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mavericks ended the Lakers’ 10-game winning streak as Luka Doncic scored 21 of his 27 points in a dynamic second half to lead Dallas to a 114-100 triumph over Los Angeles. Doncic also had 10 assists and nine rebounds for the Mavs, who are 13-6 following their seventh win in eight games. LeBron James had 25 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Lakers, who share the NBA’s best record with Milwaukee at 17-3.

UNDATED (AP) — Alabama has dropped to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping the Crimson Tide’s record streak of 68 appearances in the top five. The Crimson Tide lost to Auburn in a wild Iron Bowl on Saturday to give it two regular-season losses for the first time since 2010. The top four teams in the AP Top 25 are unchanged, with LSU at No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. Wisconsin is ranked 10th this week and Iowa is ranked 18th.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs has announced that the university and Greg Schiano  have reached a contract agreement a week after talks to bring back the 53-year-old former football coach fell apart. The contract still must be approved by the schools’ board of governors, which is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the hiring. Schiano coached at Rutgers from 2001-11 and led the Scarlet Knights to a bowl game in six of Schiano’s final seven seasons.

UNDATED (AP) — South Florida has fired football coach Charlie Strong after three seasons. USF finished a 4-8 season on Friday with a blowout loss to rival UCF. That left Strong 21-16 overall but 4-14 since starting the 2018 season with seven straight victories. The former Texas and Louisville coach was hired by USF to replace Willie Taggart after the 2016 season.

UNDATED (AP) — Mississippi has dismissed coach Matt Luke three days after his third non-winning season ended with an excruciating rivalry game loss. Ole Miss finished this season 4-8 overall and 2-6 in the SEC, including a 21-20 loss on Thanksgiving to Mississippi State. And UTSA has fired coach Frank Wilson after four seasons that produced a bowl appearance in year one and diminishing results afterward.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (12/1)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Miami         37     Philadelphia        31

Final Cincinnati  22     N-Y Jets    6

Final Tennessee         31     Indianapolis        17

Final Pittsburgh  20     Cleveland  13

Final Washington        29     Carolina     21

Final Green Bay 31     N-Y Giants 13

Final Baltimore   20     San Francisco    17

Final Tampa Bay         28     Jacksonville        11

Final L.A. Rams 34     Arizona      7

Final Kansas City        40     Oakland     9

Final Denver       23     L.A. Chargers     20

Final Houston     28     New England      22

 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Miami         109   Brooklyn    106

Final Memphis   115   Minnesota 107

Final Boston       113   New York  104

Final Dallas        114   L.A. Lakers         100

Final Detroit        132   San Antonio        98

Final Oklahoma City   107   New Orleans      104

Final Orlando     100   Golden State      96

Final Toronto      130   Utah 110

Final L.A. Clippers       150   Washington        125

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final SO    Minnesota 3       Dallas        2

Final Boston       3       Montreal    1

Final Edmonton 3       Vancouver 2

 

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (5)Maryland        84     Marquette  63

Final (14)Arizona         73     Wake Forest       66

Final (22)Villanova      83     La Salle     72

Local and Regional Scorecard from 11/30

Local Hockey

Fighting Saints 3, Sioux Falls 2

Girls Basketball:

Riverdale 47, Galena  17

Galena 39,  Rock Island Alleman 31

Waukon 61, MFL-Mar-Mac 55

Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 48, Sumner-Fredericksburg 37

Boys Basketball

Galena 52, Dakota 49

East Dubuque 51, Pearl City 15

East Dubuque 61, Fulton 58

Men’s College Basketball

Univ. of Dubuque  100, Millikin – 85

Big Ten Football

(2) Ohio State 56, (10) Michigan 27

Wisconsin 38, Minnesota 17

(12) Penn  27, Rutgers  6

Michigan State 19, Maryland 16

Northwestern 29,  Illinois 10

Other Football Action

Kansas State 27, Iowa State 17

Northern Iowa 17,   San Diego  3   (first round of the FCS playoffs)

Big Ten Basketball

Indiana 64, South Dakota State 50

Florida State 63  Purdue 60 (OT)

(15) Michigan State 65 Kansas State  60

 

 

Wisconsin Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 11 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-110 for their 10th straight victory. Antetokounmpo also grabbed 12 rebounds while extending his season-opening streak of double-doubles to 19 in a row.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The image of the empty display case at Wisconsin for Paul Bunyan’s Axe has provided a daily source of motivation this season for the players passing by. The time has come for the Badgers to try to take back the traveling trophy they lost to Minnesota last year for only the third time since 1994. The Gophers have grander visions in mind this season, with the chance to go unbeaten at home for the first time since 1954 and make the program’s debut in the Big Ten championship game.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Markus Howard scored 51 points and Marquette advanced to the Orlando Invitational championship game by beating Southern California 101-79. Howard set a tournament record for the second straight game after having a 40-point performance in a 73-63 victory over Davidson in the first round.

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Jordan Danberry scored 21 points, Rikea Jackson and Chloe Bibby added 18 apiece and No. 10 Mississippi State beat Green Bay 83-58 in semifinal action at the Greater Victoria Invitational. Contrary to the lopsided score, the game was close for three quarters before the Bulldogs took control in the fourth quarter.

Illinois Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers downed Chicago 107-103 for their second victory over the Bulls this week. Damian Lillard added 28 points for the Blazers, who have won three straight after four consecutive losses.

CHICAGO (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. J.T. Compher added a goal and two assists, and Cale Makar, Ryan Graves and Valeri Nichushkin also scored as Colorado started fast against listless Chicago in the first of a home-and-home set. Patrick Kane and Zack Smith connected for the Blackhawks, who have lost four of five.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is in the rare position this season of getting nothing but praise for his performance. Trubisky has been solid as the Bears have won three of four to even their record at 6-6 and keep their playoff hopes alive. He had his best numbers of the season in Thursday’s comeback win over Detroit. Chicago next faces Dallas next Thursday night at home.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Charlie Moore scored 21 points and dished out 12 assists as DePaul defeated Minnesota 73-68. Jalen Coleman-Lands added 11 points for the Blue Demons (8-0), while Paul Reed had 11 points, nine boards and a career-high 7 blocked shots.

National Scorecard

Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Brooklyn 112 Boston 107
Final Charlotte 110 Detroit 107
Final Toronto 90 Orlando 83
Final Milwaukee 119 Cleveland 110
Final Philadelphia 101 New York 95
Final OT Indiana 105 Atlanta 104
Final Utah 103 Memphis 94
Final Miami 122 Golden State 105
Final Oklahoma City 109 New Orleans 104
Final San Antonio 107 L.A. Clippers 97
Final Dallas 120 Phoenix 113
Final Portland 107 Chicago 103
Final L.A. Lakers 125 Washington 103

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT Boston 3 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Winnipeg 3 Anaheim 0
Final Buffalo 6 Toronto 4
Final Colorado 5 Chicago 2
Final Minnesota 7 Ottawa 2
Final Philadelphia 6 Detroit 1
Final San Jose 4 Los Angeles 1
Final OT Washington 4 Tampa Bay 3
Final SO Vegas 2 Arizona 1
Final Columbus 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final Nashville 3 Carolina 0
Final St. Louis 3 Dallas 1

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TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Final (17)Memphis 34 (18)Cincinnati 24
Final (19)Iowa 27 Nebraska 24
Final (20)Boise St. 31 Colorado St. 24
Final (22)Appalachian St. 48 Troy 13
Final Virginia 39 (23)Virginia Tech 30

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1)Duke 83 Winthrop 70
Final (2)Louisville 71 W. Kentucky 54
Final (5)Maryland 80 Harvard 73
Final (6)North Carolina 78 (11)Oregon 74
Final Michigan 82 (8)Gonzaga 64
Final (9)Kentucky 69 UAB 58
Final (10)Ohio St. 90 Morgan St. 57
Final OT Creighton 83 (12)Texas Tech 76
Final (13)Seton Hall 84 Iowa St. 76
Final (14)Arizona 92 Penn 82
Final Saint Mary’s (Cal) 81 (15)Utah St. 73
Final Florida St. 60 (17)Tennessee 57
Final Purdue 59 (20)VCU 56
Final (24)Florida 73 Marshall 67

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TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Denver at Sacramento 5 p.m.
Indiana at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Houston 8 p.m.
Charlotte at Milwaukee 8 p.m.

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

N-Y Rangers at New Jersey 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at Montreal 3 p.m.
Ottawa at Calgary 7 p.m.
Washington at Detroit 7 p.m.
Nashville at Florida 7 p.m.
Columbus at N-Y Islanders 7 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Toronto 7 p.m.
San Jose at Arizona 8 p.m.
Pittsburgh at St. Louis 8 p.m.
Chicago at Colorado 9 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton 10 p.m.
Winnipeg at Los Angeles 10 p.m.

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TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Texas A&M at (1)LSU 7 p.m.
(2)Ohio St. at (10)Michigan 12 p.m.
(3)Clemson at South Carolina 12 p.m.
(4)Georgia at Georgia Tech 12 p.m.
(5)Alabama at (16)Auburn 3:30 p.m.
Colorado at (6)Utah 7:30 p.m.
(7)Oklahoma at (21)Oklahoma St. 8 p.m.
Florida St. at (8)Florida 7:30 p.m.
(13)Wisconsin at (9)Minnesota 3:30 p.m.
(11)Baylor at Kansas 3:30 p.m.
Rutgers at (12)Penn St. 3:30 p.m.
Oregon St. at (14)Oregon 4 p.m.
(15)Notre Dame at Stanford 4 p.m.
(24)Navy at Houston 7 p.m.

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(17)Tennessee at (20)VCU 4 p.m.
Sacramento St. at (21)Colorado 9 p.m.
Lipscomb at (25)Xavier 12 p.m.

Iowa Sports

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Keith Duncan kicked a 48-yard field goal with one second left, giving No. 19 Iowa a 27-24 win over Nebraska. The Hawkeyes overcame a sluggish second half offensively to beat the Cornhuskers for a fifth straight year and second year in a row on a late field goal. Nebraska scored twice in the third quarter to erase a 14-point deficit. The Huskers failed to get bowl eligible for a third straight year.

NICEVILLE, Florida (AP) — Eric Hunter Jr. and Jahaad Proctor each scored 12 points, including crucial free throws in the final two minutes, as Purdue upset No. 20 VCU 59-56 in the Emerald Coast Classic. The win put Purdue (4-2) in the championship game Saturday against Florida State and handed VCU (6-1) its first loss.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State is two wins away from having a shot at winning a second national championship in five seasons and a third title this century. The Buckeyes are ranked No. 1 in the College Football Playoff and No. 2 in The Associated Press poll. They have won seven straight and 14 of 15 against the Michigan in a dominant stretch that has taken a lot of suspense out of the series. Ohio State is about a double-digit favorite to set a school record with an eighth straight win against the Wolverines.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The image of the empty display case at Wisconsin for Paul Bunyan’s Axe has provided a daily source of motivation this season for the players passing by. The time has come for the Badgers to try to take back the traveling trophy they lost to Minnesota last year for only the third time since 1994. The Gophers have grander visions in mind this season, with the chance to go unbeaten at home for the first time since 1954 and make the program’s debut in the Big Ten championship game.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Andre Wesson scored 19 points to help No. 10 Ohio State rout Morgan State 90-57. Wesson made all four of his 3-point attempts and all seven of his free throws to lead the Buckeyes (7-0).

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Isaiah Livers scored 21 points and Michigan again overwhelmed a highly ranked opponent with its flowing offense to beat No. 8 Gonzaga 82-64 in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Jon Teske added 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks as the tournament’s most valuable player for the Wolverines. Michigan beat sixth-ranked UNC on Thursday and finished a three-game run to the title by giving first-year coach Juwan Howard another marquee win. Killian Tillie had 20 points for Gonzaga.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Myles Powell scored 19 of his 24 points after halftime to help No. 13 Seton Hall beat Iowa State 84-76 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Sandro Mamukelashvili added 18 points for the Pirates, who finally took control with a 12-2 second-half run. Rasir Bolton scored 20 points for the Cyclones.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malachi Flynn scored all of his 28 points after halftime to lead San Diego State past Iowa 83-73 as the Aztecs rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit in Las Vegas Invitational championship game. Flynn, the tournament’s MVP, also had five rebounds and four assists while going 9 of 9 from the free-throw line. Jordan Schakel and Yanni Wetzell each had 14 points for the Aztecs (8-0) _ their best start since 2010-11, when they were also was 8-0.

Fighting Saints Road Trip Continues

Riding a five game winning streak, the Dubuque Fighting Saints continue their Thanksgiving weekend road trip in Fargo, North Dakota tonight as they face off against the Force. Tomorrow night Dubuque will be at Sioux Falls to meet the Stampede. Dubuque started the three game road swing with a 4-1 win on Wednesday night against Des Moines.

After Saturday’s game, Dubuque returns home next week for Friday and Saturday home games against Muskegon.

Iowa-Nebraska Battle for Heroes Trophy

There’s Black Friday college football today as the 19th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the annual Heroes Game.

Nebraska (5-6 overall, 3-5 Big Ten) snapped a four-game losing streak at Maryland last weekend, the Hawkeyes (8-3, 5-3) defeated Illinois, 19-10, for their second straight home win and fourth win in five games. Nebraska needs a victory  to become bowl-eligible and extend its season; Iowa wants to win its fifth consecutive regular season finale.

Kickoff will be at 1:30 this afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Regional College Basketball from Thursday (11/28)

Iowa tops No. 12 Texas Tech 72-61 at Las Vegas Invitational

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa had a big win yesterday in Las Vegas.

Jordan Bohannon had 20 points and six assists, Luka Garza added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Iowa held off the #12 Texas Tech Red Raiders 72-61 on Thursday at the Las Vegas Invitational. Cordell Pemsl chipped in with 2 points and 4 rebounds.

The Hawkeyes (5-1) will play in the championship game tonight against San Diego State.

Haliburton, Iowa State beat Alabama 104-89

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton came within an assist of a triple-double while Iowa State posted a record scoring output for the Battle 4 Atlantis by beating Alabama 104-89 on Thursday.

Haliburton finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists while Rasir Bolton added 22 points. The Cyclones meet  #13 Seton Hall tonight.

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Iowa Women Win in Puerto Rico

The Iowa women posted another victory defeating Towson State 100-72 at the Puerto Rico Classic. The Hawkeyes meet Washington tomorrow in their final game of the Classic.

Bills beat Cowboys…Saints handle Falcons…Bears rally past Lions…Wolverines upset Heels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Allen threw for a touchdown and ran for another while the Buffalo Bills scored 26 straight points in a 26-15 win over the Dallas Cowboys. John Brown became the first Buffalo receiver to throw a touchdown pass, delivering a 28-yard throw to Devin Singletary put the Bills ahead to stay just after the two-minute warning in the first half. The Bills improved to 9-3 and the Cowboys dropped to 6-6, just a half-game ahead of Philadelphia for first place in the NFC East.

ATLANTA (AP) — Taysom Hill blocked a punt, ran for a touchdown and grabbed a scoring pass as the New Orleans Saints downed the Atlanta Falcons, 26-18 to clinch their third straight NFC South title. Hill set up his scoring run by blocking a punt before his 30-yard run gave the Saints a 17-6 lead late in the first half. Cameron Jordan had four of New Orleans nine sacks of Matt Ryan to help the Saints improve to 10-2.

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Bears have bolstered their slim postseason chances by holding the Lions to three points in the second half of a 24-20 comeback win at Detroit. Mitchell Trubisky threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns, including a 3-yard touchdown pass to David Montgomery that put the 6-6 Bears ahead with 2:17 left. Rookie quarterback David Blough  was 22 of 38 for 280 yards with two TDs and an interception for the 3-8-1 Lions.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Eli Brooks matched his career high with 24 points and Michigan advanced to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game by surprising sixth-ranked North Carolina, 73-64. Isaiah Livers added 12 points for the 6-0 Wolverines, who led by five in the second half before a 19-0 run gave them a 60-36 lead with 11:18 remaining. Next up for Michigan is eighth-ranked Gonzaga after Drew Timme hit a free throw with 20.6 seconds left in overtime to send the Bulldogs to a 73-72 victory against No. 11 Oregon.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Cowan Jr. scored five of his career-best 30 points in the final minutes to help fifth-ranked Maryland close out a 76-69 win over Temple in the opening game of the Orlando Invitational. Cowan put the Terrapins ahead for good with a long 3-pointer and added two free throws in the closing seconds for a five-point lead. Jalen Smith finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Terrapins, who trailed by as many as nine in the first half before improving to 6-0.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (11/28)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Chicago     24     Detroit        20

Final Buffalo       26     Dallas        15

Final New Orleans      26     Atlanta       18

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (5)Maryland        76     Temple      69

Final Michigan    73     (6)North Carolina         64

Final OT    (8)Gonzaga        73     (11)Oregon         72

Final Iowa 72     (12)Texas Tech 61

Final (13)Seton Hall    81     Southern Miss.   56

Final (14)Arizona         93     Pepperdine         91

Final (16)Memphis      83     NC State    78

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final New Jersey        6       Montreal    4

Local and Regional Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/27)

Girls Basketball

Knoxville 48, Galena      36

Boys Basketball

Fulton 56, Galena 41

United Township-Moline 54, East Dubuque 53

Local Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints 4,  Des Moines Buccaneers 1

Men’s College Basketball

Michigan 83, Iowa State 76

Northern Iowa 78, South Carolina 76

Pittsburgh 72, Northwestern  59

Nebraska 74,  South Florida 67

(3)  Michigan State  75, UCLA  62

 

 

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/26)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Wisconsin

  • Edgerton 62, Platteville 31
  • Fennimore 70, River Ridge 48
  • Southwestern 56, Shullsburg 49
  • Iowa Grant 69, Benton 51

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 47, Dakota 42 (River Ridge Tourney Championship)
  • Scales Mound 43, Galena 31

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Platteville 76, Hempstead 48
  • Senior 60, Davenport, Central 49
  • Dyersville Beckman 57, Independence 24
  • Bellevue 70, North Cedar, Stanwood 25
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 43, Easton Valley 33
  • Cascade 59, Northeast, Goose Lake 27
  • Maquoketa 62, Williamsburg 44

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 58, Richland Center 43
  • Lancaster 84, Barneveld 66
  • Mineral Point 64, River Valley 22
  • Shullsburg 57, Darlington 51
  • Albany 50, Belmont 44

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Clarke 78, Culver Stockton 59
  • Dubuque 77, Simpson 68
  • Loras 96, Central 93
  • #18 UW Platteville 70, Illinois Tech 35

WOMENS MENS BASKETBALL

  • #19 Clarke 75, Culver Stockton 62
  • #17 Loras 88, Central 72
  • Simpson 101, Dubuque 59

American Rivers Conference All Conference Football

The American Rivers Conference has announced the All Conference Football team.

The University of Dubuque had three first team selections: On the offensive side, freshman running back Cordell Stillmunkes and junior offensive lineman Jacob Beasley. Senior defensive back Blaze Barista was named to the first team defense.  Loras had one first team choice on defense in senior linebacker Chris Miller.

2nd team choices for Dubuque were: Marshown Crowder, Chad Marsh, Kyle Marsh and Kody Reimer. The Spartans had one honorable mention Adam Rothas.

2nd team choices for Loras were: Riley Larson, Tyler Pogenpohl and Dalton Vislisel. Trey Simmons and Walker Even were honorable mention choices.

Former Wahlert prep John Patrick of Wartburg was named to the second team offense.

For all the details: https://rollrivers.com/news/2019/11/25/american-rivers-conference-2019-american-rivers-all-conference-football-team-announced.aspx

REGIONAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Badgers Fall to Lobos

NEW YORK (AP) — Jaquan Lyle scored 14 points to lead New Mexico to a 59-50 win over Wisconsin in the consolation game of the Legends Classic. Lyle was one of four Lobos (6-2) to score in double figures.

 

UNI Falls to West Virginia

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Miles McBride came off the bench to score 18 points and hand out five assists and West Virginia overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to beat Northern Iowa 60-55 in the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday night. Isaiah Brown led the Panthers with 15 points going 7-9 from the field. Spencer Haldeman 6 points, Noah Carter 1 point, 1 blocked  shot.

The Panthers will now take on the 4-2 Gamecocks of South Carolina at 5 pm Wednesday night

Regional Women’s

  • Wisconsin 63 Eastern Illinois 55

Stephen F. Austin stuns No. 1 Duke … Clippers ease past Mavs … Bruins rout Canadiens

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the overtime buzzer and Stephen F. Austin knocked off No. 1 Duke 85-83 Tuesday night. Kevon Harris scored 26 points and Gavin Kensmil added 15 for the Lumberjacks (5-1). They became the first non-Atlantic Coast Conference team to beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in nearly 20 years and the second unranked team to upset a No. 1-ranked team on its home floor in two weeks after Evansville went into Rupp Arena and stunned Kentucky 67-64.

DALLAS (AP) — Paul George scored 17 of his 26 points in the first quarter, Kawhi Leonard finished with 28 and the Los Angeles Clippers took control early in a meeting of teams with matching five-game winning streaks, beating the Dallas Mavericks 114-99. The Clippers used several defenders to end Luka Doncic’s franchise-record streak of four games with at least 30 points and 10 assists while holding the Mavericks under 100 points for the first time this season.

MONTREAL (AP) — David Pastrnak recorded his second hat trick of the season and the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins routed the Montreal Canadiens 8-1. Jake Debrusk, Brad Marchand, Anders Bjork, Charlie Coyle and Danon Heinen also scored for the Bruins, who have won four straight.

UNDATED (AP) — Ohio State jumped LSU to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings with two weeks to go before selection Sunday. LSU slipped to two and Clemson remained No. 3 while Georgia held on at four. If playoff history holds form, three of those top four teams will reach the semifinals. Alabama remained No. 5 with Utah moving up a spot to No. 6. The Utes are the only Pac-12 team in the top 10 after Oregon dropped eight spots to 14th. Oklahoma is seventh followed by Minnesota, Baylor and Penn State.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks said pressure of trying to live up to a new contract led to an anxiety attack that forced him out of the Philadelphia Eagles’ game last Sunday. Brooks has dealt with anxiety for several years but has started 50 straight games, including the playoffs. But he recently signed a four-year, $54.2 million contract and it weighed on his mind.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/26)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final L.A. Clippers       114   Dallas        99

Final Denver       117   Washington        104

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Boston       8       Montreal    1

Final Minnesota 3       New Jersey        2

Final Chicago     3       Dallas        0

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final OT    Stephen F. Austin        85     (1)Duke     83

Final (3)Michigan St.   93     Georgia     85

Final (4)Kansas 71     BYU  56

Final (18)Auburn         79     Richmond  65

Final (21)Colorado      71     Clemson    67

Area Scoreboard from Monday (11/25)

          HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

(River Ridge Turkey Tournament)

  • Galena 57, River Ridge 33
  • East Dubuque 50, Scales Mound 40

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Galena 49, East Dubuque 34 (Warren Turkey Tournament Championship)

Duncan Named B1G Special Teams Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa kicker Keith Duncan has been recognized as the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, following Iowa’s 19-10 win over Illinois. The announcement was made Monday by the Big Ten office.

Duncan connected on four field goals (23, 45, 24, 29) to break the Big Ten and Iowa single-season record with 27 made field goals.

ISU FBall: Brock Purdy Earns Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week Honors

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy was named the Big 12’s Offensive Player of the Week.

It’s Purdy’s second weekly honor by the Big 12 this season.

The sophomore was sensational in guiding the Cyclones to their second-straight fourth-quarter comeback victory in a win over Kansas (41-31). Purdy threw for 372 yards (29-42) and four touchdowns, and had a rushing touchdown in the victory.

Illinois center earns both Player and Freshman of the Week

Illinois freshman center Kofi Cockburn pulled off a sweep of the weekly Big 10 basketball awards being named both Player and Freshman of the Week.

Cockburn posted three double-doubles in three Illinois home victories during a record-setting week.  He averaged 17.7 ppg and 14.7 rpg while shooting 57.9 percent from the floor while setting an Illinois freshman record for rebounds in a game with 17 to go along with a team-high 18 points in a victory over The Citadel.

Spiders Bite Badgers

(AP) Richmond topped Wisconsin 62-52 in the first game of the Roman Legends Classic Monday night at the Barclays Center. The loss snapped Wisconsin’s (4-2) four-game winning streak. Nate Reuvers led the Badgers with 17 points, and Kobe King finished with 10. The Badgers committed 15 turnovers. Wisconsin will play New Mexico today.

Iowa loses sophomore forward Jack Nunge to a torn ACL

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa sophomore forward Jack Nunge is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee.

Nunge suffered the injury while driving to the basket late in the first half of Sunday’s 85-59 win over Cal Poly. Nunge sat out the rest of the game, and an MRI later showed the injury.

The 6-foot-11 Nunge was averaging 6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Nunge redshirted in 2018-19 after playing as a freshman, and the Indiana native will likely seek a medical redshirt to preserve the three seasons of eligibility he has left.

Ravens clobber Rams…Colts lose Ebron…Davie stepping down…Celts careful with Walker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lamar Jackson tied a career high with five touchdown passes and the Baltimore Ravens improved to 9-2 with their seventh straight win, a 45-6 blowout over the Rams in Los Angeles. Jackson was 15 of 20 for 169 yards and also picked up 95 yards rushing on just eight carries. Marquise Brown and Willie Snead each grabbed two scoring passes, while Mark Ingram scored two touchdowns while rushing for 111 yards.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have put Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron on injured reserve with an ankle injury that’s expected to sideline him the rest of the season. The move comes days after top receiver T.Y. Hilton returned to the lineup and at a time when Indy’s offense has struggled. Ebron had 31 receptions for 375 yards and three touchdowns in his second season with the 6-5 Colts.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bob Davie has agreed to step aside as New Mexico’s head football coach at the end of the season. Davie is 35-63 with the Lobos as he completes his eighth season at the school, leading the team to two bowl games. New Mexico is 2-9 this season following losses in its last eight games.

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker will be kept out of the lineup until he’s able to participate in a full practice. Walker collided with a teammate head-first and went down to the court in a heap against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. A brace was placed around his neck and he was strapped to a backboard before being placed onto a gurney and wheeled off the court. However, the Celtics say the injury isn’t serious.

UNDATED (AP) — Duke remains the top team in the latest Associated Press men’s basketball poll following last week’s wins over California and Georgetown at Madison Square Garden. The 6-0 Blue Devils picked up 53 of 65 first-place votes, while No. 2 Louisville received seven to remain in second. Michigan State and Kansas remain third and fourth respectively, but Maryland has moved ahead of North Carolina for fifth.

National Scoreboard from Monday (11/25)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final   Brooklyn       108     Cleveland      106

Final   Detroit           103     Orlando        88

Final   Indiana          126     Memphis      114

Final   Minnesota    125     Atlanta          113

Final   Boston           103     Sacramento 102

Final   Miami            117     Charlotte      100

Final   Toronto         101     Philadelphia 96

Final   Portland        117     Chicago         94

Final   Milwaukee   122     Utah   118

Final   L.A. Lakers    114     San Antonio 104

Final   Oklahoma City        100     Golden State            97

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final   Columbus     1          Ottawa          0

Final OT         N-Y Rangers 3          Minnesota    2

Final   Philadelphia 2          Vancouver   1

Final OT         Pittsburgh    3          Calgary          2

Final   Tampa Bay   5          Buffalo          2

Final SO         Nashville       3          St. Louis        2

Final   Dallas 4          Vegas 2

Final   Anaheim       3          N-Y Islanders           0

Final OT         San Jose        4          Los Angeles  3

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final   Baltimore      45       L.A. Rams      6

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final   Virginia Tech            71       (3)Michigan St.       66

Final   (4)Kansas      93       Chaminade   63

Final   (10)Ohio St. 71       Kent St.         52

Final   (17)Tennessee        58       Chattanooga            46

Final   (18)Auburn  84       New Mexico 59

Final   (20)VCU        78       Alabama St. 62

NFL Recaps from Sunday (11/24)

— Jimmy Garoppolo threw two long touchdown passes and the 49ers began a difficult three-game stretch of division-leading opponents by blasting the Packers, 37-8. Garoppolo connected on a 42-yard touchdown strike to Deebo Samuel in the second quarter and a 61-yarder to George Kittle in the third to help San Francisco improve to 10-1. Aaron Rodgers lost a fumble on the opening drive, was sacked five times and was held to 104 yards passing as Green Bay fell to 8-3.

— Allen Robinson scored a TD and had a season-high 131 yards receiving as the Bears won for the second time in three games, 19-14 over the Giants. Khalil Mack had a strip-sack deep in New York territory to set up Mitchell Trubisky’s two-yard touchdown run that put Chicago ahead 19-7. Trubisky threw for a season-high 278 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions as the 5-6 Bears dealt the 2-9 Giants their seventh consecutive loss.

  • The Saints coughed up a 31-18 lead before Will Lutz drilled a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give New Orleans a 34-31 victory over the Panthers.
  • The Patriots became the first team to hold Dallas without a touchdown this season as New England picked up a 13-9 win over the Cowboys to improve to 10-1.
  • Rashaad Penny ran for a career-best 129 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown that helped the Seahawks knock off the Eagles, 17-9.
  • The Bills improved to 8-3 as Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns and Shaq Lawson had two of Buffalo’s four sacks in a 20-3 win over the Broncos.
  • The Titans scored four touchdowns over six offensive plays in the third quarter to turn a close game into an eventual 42-20 romp over the Jaguars.
  • The Raiders’ three-game winning streak is over after Sam Darnold passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Jets’ 34-3 rout of Oakland.
  • Devlin “Duck” Hodges took over for struggling Mason Rudolph and threw a 79-yard touchdown pass to James Washington that carried the Steelers to a 16-10 victory over the winless Bengals.
  • Jarvis Landry had 10 receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns against his former team in leading the Browns to their third straight win, 41-24 over the Dolphins.
  • Quinton Dunbar intercepted Jeff Driskel in the final minute before Dustin Hopkins hit a tiebreaking, 39-yard field goal with 16 seconds left to push the Redskins past the Lions, 19-16.
  • Defensive lineman Vita Vea turned receiver to haul in his first career touchdown in the Buccaneers’ 35-22 victory against the Falcons.

Hawkeyes Take Down Iowa State, 29-6

Hawkeyes Defeat Iowa State, 29-6

AMES, Iowa — The second-ranked University of Iowa Wrestling team defeated No. 11 Iowa State, 29-6, on Sunday in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series.Iowa won eight-of-10 bouts and held a 28-4 edge in takedowns and a 90-38 advantage in match points.  At 285 former Hempstead prep Gannon Gremmel lost a 6-0 decision to Iowa’s Tony Cassioppi.

Hawkeyes host Wisconsin Sunday at 7 p.m.

Regional College Basketball from Sunday (11/24)

Iowa overwhelms Cal Poly 85-59

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Redshirt freshman CJ Fredrick had a breakout game with a career-high 21 points, hitting all five of his 3s, and Iowa overwhelmed Cal Poly 85-59 on Sunday for its third straight win.

Luka Garza had 18 points with nine boards for the Hawkeyes (4-1) in their final tuneup ahead of a stretch featuring significantly tougher opponents. Former Wahlert prep Cordell Pemsel hit double figures with 10 points along with 3 rebounds, while Riley Till saw action and had 1 point and 2 rebounds.

Iowa plays No. 12 Texas Tech on Thursday, either Creighton or San Diego State the following day, Syracuse, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa State and Cincinnati over its next seven games.

 

UNI Women Cruise to 5-0

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI women’s basketball team jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never trailed en route to a 78-53 win over NCAA DII NW Missouri State Sunday afternoon at the McLeod Center.

Former Western Dubuque prep Rose Simon-Ressler continues to build her confidence and led the Panthers with 14 points on 6-8 shooting fellow W-D alum Megan Maahs led the Panthers in rebounding with 7.

Big Ten Football and Local Sports

Big Ten Football

(19) Iowa  19,  Illinois 10

(2) Ohio State 28, (9) Penn State 17

(14) Wisconsin 45,  Purdue 24

(12) Michigan 39, Indiana 14

Michigan State 27, Rutgers 0

Nebraska 54, Maryland  7

(11) Minnesota  38, Northwestern 22

Other Football Action

UNI  38, Western Illinois 7

Iowa State 41 Kansas 31

Men’s College Basketball

Baker 72, Clarke 68

Loras 88, College of St. Scholastica

Women’s College Basketball

No. 19 Clarke 69, Baker 46

Local Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints 3, Des Moines Buccaneers 2

Texans outlast Colts…Garrett loses NFL appeal…Chisox get Grandal

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have reclaimed first place in the AFC South, moving one game ahead of Indianapolis with a 20-17 comeback win over the Colts. Deshaun Watson threw two touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins, including a 30-yard scoring play that put the Texans ahead, 20-17 early in the fourth quarter. Hopkins finished with 94 yards receiving, including a 35-yard scoring grab in the second quarter.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The NFL has upheld the indefinite suspension levied against Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett for his actions against Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Mason Rudolph last Thursday. Garrett is banned for at least the final six regular-season games and any potential playoff games involving the Browns for pulling off Rudolph’s helmet and cracking him on the head with it in the closing seconds of Cleveland’s 21-7 win. Garrett made his case to former player James Thrash, who didn’t find enough compelling evidence to lessen the punishment.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph is denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before his confrontation with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett last week. ESPN cited anonymous sources in reporting that Garrett told the NFL during the appeal of his indefinite suspension that Rudolph used a racial slur just before a confrontation between the two players. An NFL spokesman says the league found no such evidence of the slur.

CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal has agreed to a $73 million, four-year contract with the White Sox. The 31-year-old hit .246 and had career bests with 28 homers and 77 RBIs for Milwaukee last season. Grandal comes to the American League after batting .241 with 141 home runs and 416 RBIs over eight big league seasons with the Padres, Dodgers and Brewers.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Webb Simpson birdied seven of his last 10 holes for a 7-under 65 on the Plantation Course and the opening-round lead at the final PGA Tour event of the year, the RSM Classic in Georgia. He began the birdie run on the par-5 18th and played the front nine in 6-under 30. Cameron Tringale and Kyoung-Hoon Lee shot 64 on Sea Island’s Seaside Course, and Rhein Gibson had a 66 on the Plantation layout.

Western Dubuque and Black Hawk Claim State Football Crowns

Western Dubuque State Football Champs

At the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls last night, the season ended in perfection for the Western Dubuque High School Football team claiming the Class 3-A State title over Solon 37-17 and finishing with an unblemished 13-0 record.

It couldn’t have been a better start for the Solon, going up 7-0 in the first quarter following a defensive hold and a Bobcat fumbled punt. The rest was all Western Dubuque, who rolled to their second state championship in program history, the first since 2001.

Calvin Harris threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns for Western Dubuque while teammate Ben Bryant rushed for two touchdowns on 39 yards rushing.

Wide receiver Will Burds finished with a game high 128 receiving yards, which included a 70-yard touchdown reception.

The Epworth Fire Department met the team and escorted them through town as they came back in the early morning hours.

See the story from KCRG TV9 SPORTS: https://www.kcrg.com/content/sports/Western-Dubuque-finishes-dominant-season-with-state-championship-565313731.html

 

Black Hawk D7 Champs Again

At the Wisconsin State Championships yesterday at Camp Randall in Madison, Black Hawk made it back-to-back state titles as the defeated Edgar 6-0 for the Division 7 crown. The Warriors finished with a perfect 13-0 record.

Hawkeyes and Badgers Both Post W’s

Garza leads Iowa in 83-68 win over North Florida

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza missed his first five shots in the first six minutes. But the Iowa junior center knew it was still early, and he could find spots in and around North Florida’s zone defense. Garza then scored 29 points as Iowa beat North Florida 83-68 in a Las Vegas Invitational preliminary game last night at Carver Hawkeye Arena.

Joe Wieskamp had 14 points for Iowa.The Hawkeyes (3-1) led just 39-35 at halftime, then opened the second half with a 17-4 run.

 

Badgers Win over Green Bay

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nate Reuvers scored 19 points and Brad Davison added 15, all in the first half, as Wisconsin beat Green Bay 88-70. The Badgers were keyed by a second straight strong performance shooting from behind the 3-point line, hitting 15 of 31.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (11/21)

                NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION         

Final    Milwaukee        137    Portland    129

Final    New  Orleans    124    Phoenix      121

      NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE

Final    Boston                    3    Buffalo            2

Final    Philadelphia        5    Carolina          3

Final    Columbus                5    Detroit            4

Final OT    Florida                  5    Anaheim            4

Final OT    N-Y  Islanders      4    Pittsburgh      3

Final    Minnesota              3    Colorado          2

Final    Vancouver              6    Nashville        3

Final    St.  Louis              5    Calgary            0

Final    Tampa  Bay              4    Chicago            2

Final    Dallas                    5    Winnipeg          3

Final    Toronto                  3    Arizona            1

Final OT    San  Jose                2    Vegas                1

Final    Los  Angeles          5    Edmonton          1

          NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE

Final    Houston    20    Indianapolis    17

 

                TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

 

              (1)Duke                  87    California                52

(12)Texas  Tech    72    Tennessee  St.          57

(14)Arizona          71    S.  Dakota  St.          64

(17)Villanova      98    Middle  Tennessee    69

(18)Xavier            73    Towson                        51

Georgetown            82    (22)Texas                  66

(24)Baylor            76    Ohio                            53

Western Dubuque and Black Hawks Play for State Football Titles

It’s been a perfect season so far for the Western Dubuque High School football team, tonight they will try to finish it perfect and bring home a 3-A state championship.  The Bobcats (12-0) meet another unbeaten team in (12-0) Solon tonight at 7 o’clock at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

This would be Western Dubuque’s 2nd state football championship in school history, coming 18 years after the first in 2001.

The Wisconsin High School State Football Championships also get started today in Madison at Camp Randall Stadium. The first game of the day for the Division 7 championship features defending champion (13-0) Black Hawk/Warren against (12-1) Edgar at 10 o’clock.

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/20)

        HIGH SCHOOL

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Galena 53, Warren 26 (Warren Turkey Tournament)
  • East Dubuque 55, Orangeville 22 (Warren Turkey Tournament)

 

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • #17Augustana 88, Loras 59
  • #20 Central Methodist 66, Clarke 60
  • UW Platteville 89, Concordia-Chicago 72

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Dubuque 95, Northland College 75
  • #12 Central Methodist 87, Clarke 79

 

WRESTLING

  • UW Whitewater 27, UW Platteville 16

Regional College Basketball

UNI Beats Cornell

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Northern Iowa Panthers hosted the Rams of Cornell College in the McLeod Center last night, defeating the division III opponent 88-66 to move to 6-0 on the season.

Trae Berhow led all scorers after 20 minutes of play, recording 18 points. Spencer Haldeman had 11 points. Noah Carter finished with a career high 8 points and 4 rebounds. Luke McDonnell did not score but grabbed one rebound.

 

Cockburn’s double-double lifts Illini over The Citadel 85-57

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Illinois past The Citadel 85-57.

It was the fourth double-double of the young season for Cockburn, a muscular, 7-foot freshman.

The Illini held the Bulldogs to 7 of 36 shooting (19%) in the first half and scored 51 points in the second half while holding the Bulldogs to 37.

 

Regional Women’s Basketball

  • Iowa 77, Princeton 75

Wiseman cleared…Ogunjobi loses appeal…NASCAR great reveals retirement plan

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The NCAA has cleared Memphis freshman basketball player James Wiseman to return to the basketball court on Jan. 12, but he’ll have to donate $11,500 to the charity of his choice to regain his eligibility. The NCAA had ruled Wiseman was “likely ineligible” due to $11,500 coach Penny Hardaway gave the center’s family for moving expenses from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017. He played in the Tigers’ first three games and will now sit out 12 under the NCAA decision.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Browns starting defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi will have to sit out Sunday’s game against Miami after losing the appeal of his one-game suspension. Ogunjobi had his $10,527 fine rescinded by former NFL player James Thrash, who also heard Myles Garrett’s appeal of his 10-game suspension yesterday. Ogunjobi shoved Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph seconds after Garrett swung a helmet and struck the Steelers QB in the head.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson says 2020 will be his final season of full-time racing. The winningest driver of his era will have a 19th season in the No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson has 83 career victories, tied with Cale Yarborough for sixth all-time. The California native’s seven titles are tied with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for most in the Cup Series, but he hasn’t won a Cup race since 2017.

TORONTO (AP) – Sheldon Keefe is the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs following Mike Babcock’s dismissal yesterday. The 39-year-old Keefe has a long history with Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas  and was in his fifth season as coach of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The 56-year-old Babcock went 173-133-45 in his four-plus seasons with the Leafs, but the team is 9-10-4 after going 0-5-1 in its last six games.

UNDATED (AP) – Veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra has agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League. Parra was a clubhouse catalyst for the World Series champion Washington Nationals, hitting .250 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 89 games after spending the first 30 games of the season with the Giants. He’s also a two-time National League Gold Glove Award winner.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/20)

                NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION

 

Final    Philadelphia      109    New  York            104

Final    Washington          138    San  Antonio      132

Final    Milwaukee            135    Atlanta              127

Final    Brooklyn              101    Charlotte          91

Final    Dallas                  142    Golden  State    94

Final    Miami                    124    Cleveland          100

Final    Toronto                113    Orlando              97

Final    Chicago                109    Detroit              89

Final    Utah                      103    Minnesota          95

Final    Denver                  105    Houston              95

Final OT    L.A.  Clippers    107    Boston                104

                NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE

 

Final OT    Ottawa                2    Montreal          1

Final    N-Y  Rangers      4    Washington      1

 

                TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

 

(2)Louisville            76    SC-Upstate      50

(5)North  Carolina    75    Elon                  61

(16)Memphis                68    UALR                  58

(20)Tennessee            76    Alabama  St.    41

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/20)

        HIGH SCHOOL

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Lancaster 49, Southwestern 33
  • Iowa Grant 67, Pecatonica 40
  • River Ridge/Scales Mound 43, Benton 26
  • Shullsburg 65, Wauzeka Steuben 39

 

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Dubuque 67, Edgewood College 61 (UD is 3-0)

 

 

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • UW Platteville 75, #4 Wartburg 65 (UWP 5-0 for the first time)

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia.

The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota.

Wisconsin is 12th, Iowa 17th, and Iowa State is 22nd.

Iowa State and UNI Men Both Win Easily

Balanced Iowa State cruises past Southern Miss 73-45

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Despite some continued struggles from 3-point range, Iowa State had no trouble blowing past Southern Miss.

Solomon Young scored 14 points, Prentiss Nixon added 13 and Iowa State thumped Southern Miss 73-45 for its second straight win.

Tyrese Haliburton had 12 points with nine assists and three steals for the Cyclones (3-1), who used a 15-2 run to close the first half as they pulled away.

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Berhow scores 36, leads Northern Iowa past UT-Martin 87-67

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Trae Berhow poured in a career-high 36 points and Northern Iowa breezed to an 87-67 victory over UT Martin on Tuesday night.

Berhow made 13 of 17 shots from the floor, including 8 of 11 from beyond the 3-point arc.

AJ Green had 14 points and nine assists for the Panthers (5-0). Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman had 6 points and 3 assists.

Pelicans spoil Mello’s return…Warriors get by Grizzlies…Islanders streak continues

PORTLAND (AP) — Jrue Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists, Brandon Ingram added 21 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans spoiled Carmelo Anthony’s Portland debut with a 115-104 victory over the Trail Blazers. Anthony scored the Blazers’ first points of the game on a 3 from 26 feet out, but wound up missing 10 of 14 shots and finishing with 10 points in what was the first game of his 17th NBA season. Portland’s Damian Lillard sat out with back spasms.

MEMPHIS (AP) — Alec Burks scored a season-high 29 points, Glenn Robinson III added 20 as the Golden State Warriors snapped a seven-game losing streak with a commanding 114-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Marquese Chriss and Eric Paschall added 17 points each for the Warriors. Draymond Green was just short of his 24th career triple-double with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Rookie Ja Morant scored 20 points to lead Memphis.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped a frantic comeback to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 to extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games. The Islanders trailed by two late in the third period before goals by Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock in the final 4:29 of regulation forced overtime.

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34 seconds in, Jordan Morris also had two goals and the United States routed Cuba 4-0 at George Town, Cayman Islands, to reach the semifinals of the first CONCACAF Nations League. The U.S. finished 3-1 in Group A along with Canada and earned first place because of a better goal difference, plus-12 to plus-six. The Americans likely will play Honduras in the Nations League semifinals in June, with Mexico meeting Costa Rica.

MADRID (AP) — Canada has beaten the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time. It defeated the Americans 2-0 on the second day of the revamped team competition. Vasek Pospisil edged Reilly Opelka in two tiebreakers and Denis Shapovalov defeated Taylor Fritz in straight sets to give the Canadians an insurmountable lead in Group F of the inaugural Davis Cup Finals.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/19)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Golden State 114 Memphis 95
Final New Orleans 115 Portland 104
Final Sacramento 120 Phoenix 116
Final L.A. Lakers 112 Oklahoma City 107


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Minnesota 4 Buffalo 1
Final Columbus 5 Montreal 2
Final Florida 5 Philadelphia 2
Final Boston 5 New Jersey 1
Final OT N-Y Islanders 5 Pittsburgh 4
Final Ottawa 4 Detroit 3
Final Winnipeg 2 Nashville 1
Final St. Louis 3 Tampa Bay 1
Final Carolina 4 Chicago 2
Final Dallas 6 Vancouver 1
Final Colorado 3 Calgary 2
Final Vegas 4 Toronto 2
Final Edmonton 5 San Jose 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(7)Virginia 61 Vermont 55
(4)Kansas 75 ETSU 63
(6)Maryland 74 Fairfield 55
(8)Gonzaga 72 Texas-Arlington 66
(25)Washington 72 Maine 53

Illinois Goes to 3-1

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – The Fighting Illini improved to 3-1 on the season with a 66-53 win over Hawaii Monday night at State Farm Center, kicking off a five-game home stand and first of three games in six days.

Freshman Kofi Cockburn scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Illinois.

Dubuque’s Allen Receives A-R-C Honor

University of Dubuque senior running back Dwyane Allen has been named American Rivers Conference Offensive Football Player of the Week. Allen rushed for 152 yards in Dubuque’s 42-7 road win at Nebraska Wesleyan and became Dubuque’s All-time career rushing leader with 3,086 yards.

Clarke Sweeps Basketball Honors in the Heart

Clarke University swept the Basketball Player of the Week honors in the Heart of America Conference. Senior Darius Lasley was named the men’s basketball player of the week for the second straight week, while former Western Dubuque prep Morgan Pitz was tabbed as the league’s women’s basketball player of the week.

Lasley led Clarke to a conference opening win over Missouri Valley with 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. In a 73-70 exhibition win over NCAA Division II Winona State, he had 16 points, 17 rebounds and four assists.

Pitz scored 22 points and had three rebounds in Clarke’s 81-58 non-conference home win over St. Ambrose.    In the Pride’s conference opener, a 78-72 overtime win at Missouri Valley, Pitz added 25 points and pulled down five rebounds.

WFCA All State Football

Two area Southwest Wisconsin High School football players have been named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Small Schools All State Football Team.

Mineral Point quarterback Isaac Lindsey and Black Hawk linebacker Cayden Milz both landed all-state honors.

Several others received Honorable Mention accolades:

  • Blaise Watters of Mineral Point both at wide receiver and defensive back
  • Cory Hahn of Lancaster at offensive back
  • Cayden Milz of Black Hawk at offensive back and teammate Avery Baumgartner at both offensive and defensive line.
  • Will Lawrence of Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg at outside linebacker.

Tua has “successful” surgery…Chiefs pick in Chargers…Colts lose Mack…Duke No. 1

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama team surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has undergone successful surgery in Houston after the Heisman hopeful dislocated his right hip in Saturday’s 38-7 win at Mississippi State. Cain said the prognosis was “excellent” for the 21-year-old, who is expected to make a full recovery. Tagovailoa passed for 7,442 yards and a school-record 87 touchdowns despite less than two full seasons as starter.

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs stayed atop the AFC West by picking off Philip Rivers four times in a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City. Daniel Sorenson picked off Philip Rivers at the goal line with 18 seconds remaining to preserve the victory and help the Chiefs improve to 7-4. Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) passed for 182 yards and a touchdown for the Chiefs, who also got scoring runs from LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack will be out indefinitely with a fractured right hand. Coach Frank Reich says Mack already has undergone a “procedure” and the team had not established a timetable for his return. The third-year player was injured after a 20-yard run in the third quarter of Sunday’s 33-13 victory over Jacksonville. He had already rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown before getting hurt.

UNDATED (AP) – Duke has moved to No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll following Kentucky’s surprising loss to Evansville. The Blue Devils received 52 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel. No. 2 Louisville came away with eight first-place votes and No. 3 Michigan State had four. Kansas and North Carolina rounded out the top five.

NEW YORK (AP) – Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. The 14-time All-Star shortstop and five-time World Series champion hit .310 with 3,465 hits in 20 seasons, all with the Yankees. Other newcomers announced yesterday by the BBWAA include Cliff Lee, Josh Beckett, Jason Giambi, Paul Konerko, Rafael Furcal , Bobby Abreu  and Alfonso Soriano.

National Scoreboard from Monday (11/18)

      NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION

Final    New  York              123    Cleveland            105

Final    Indiana                115    Brooklyn              86

Final    Toronto                132    Charlotte            96

Final    Milwaukee            115    Chicago                101

Final    Houston                132    Portland              108

Final    Dallas                  117    San  Antonio        110

Final    Boston                  99    Phoenix                85

Final    Minnesota            112    Utah                      102

Final    L.A.  Clippers    90    Oklahoma  City    88

 

                NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE

Final    Washington      5    Anaheim              2

Final    Arizona            3    Los  Angeles      0

 

                NATIONAL  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE

Final    Kansas  City    24    L.A.  Chargers    17

                TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

(3)Michigan  St.    94    Charleston  Southern    46

(9)Kentucky            82    Utah  Valley                    74

(19)Auburn              91    Colgate                            62

(10)Ohio  St.          86    Stetson                            51

(23)Colorado          69    UC  Irvine                        53

(15)Utah  St.          82    UTSA                                  50

Taylor and Cruickshank Receive Big 10 Honors

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor has received the c0-Big 10 Offensive Player of the Week honor. Taylor carried the ball 25 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns in Wisconsin’s victory at Nebraska, becoming the first FBS player since at least 2000 to rush for 200 or more yards against a single opponent three times in his career. This is Taylor’s eight career award.

The Badgers Aron Cruickshank was named co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his kickoff return of 89 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Huskers.

Wisconsin will host Purdue on Saturday.

Epenesa Big 10 Defensive Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa has been recognized as Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 23-19 win over seventh-ranked Minnesota.

Epenesa recorded three solo tackles and one assist as Iowa handed Minnesota its first loss of the season. He recorded 2.5 of Iowa’s six sacks, along with forcing a fumble and collecting one quarterback pressure. This is the third conference honor for Epensea in his career.

Iowa will host Illinois this Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Regional College Wrestling

  • The University of Iowa Wrestling team opened the 2019-20 season Sunday with a 39-0 shutout of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

 

  • The No 12 Iowa State wrestling team topped Bucknell 24-15 in the dual season-opener. At 285 for ISU, former Hempstead prep Gannon Gremmel lost by disqualification to Nathan Feyrer.

 

  • Northwestern 24, UNI 20

Regional College Basketball

Badgers Win Over Marquette

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Brevin Pritzl had 15 points and 13 rebounds off the bench, and each of Wisconsin’s five starters scored in double figures as the Badgers defeated in-state rival Marquette 77-61. Brad Davison also had 15 points for Wisconsin, which won its 12th straight non-conference home game and 300th game at the Kohl Center, which opened in January 1998. Koby McEwen scored a game-high 19 points for Marquette, which suffered its first loss of the season.

 

Women’s College Basketball

  • UNI women’s basketball dominated Iowa from the opening tip and didn’t let up for the entire game en route to an 88-66 win over the Hawkeyes, the first win over Iowa since 2006. Former Western Dubuque preps Megan Maahs had 9 points and Rose Simon-Ressler 7 points. The Panthers are 4-0 for the first time since the 1998-99 season
  • Wisconsin took Milwaukee down 71-40

Garrett appeal this week…Vinatieri sets kicking mark…Busch wins NASCAR Cup

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the meeting says suspended Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will have his appeal heard by the NFL early this week. Garrett was suspended indefinitely by the league on Friday, hours after he swung a helmet and hit Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head. Per the collective bargaining agreement, Garrett’s appeal must take place before Cleveland’s next game.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has broken Morten Andersen’s league record for career field goal attempts. Vinatieri’s made his 710th attempt, a successful 34-yarder yesterday against Jacksonville. Earlier in the game, he became the first player in franchise history to make 500 extra points with the Colts, and he’s now the first player in Colts history to top the 1,500-point mark.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Kyle Busch is the 16th driver in NASCAR history to win multiple Cup championships after capturing yesterday’s season-ending race at Homestead. Busch beat Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and rival Kevin Harvick to join seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson as the only active drivers with multiple titles. Truex dominated early but fell a lap back after his crew put tires on the wrong side of his Toyota.

SASCRAMENTO (AP) – The Sacramento Kings have put an end to the Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak. Richaun Holmes hit two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining to give Sacramento the lead in a 100-99 triumph over the Celts. Marcus Smart had a chance to win it for Boston, but his runner in the lane hung on the rim before trickling off as the buzzer sounded. Buddy Hield (heeld) scored a season-high 35 points for the Kings.

UNDATED (AP) – The top three teams remain the same in the newest Associated Press college football poll, but Georgia has climbed past Alabama for the fourth spot. The Bulldogs moved up with their 21-14 win at Auburn, hours after the Crimson Tide lost star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to a season-ending hip dislocation. Top-ranked LSU picked up 54 of 65 first-place votes to stay ahead of No. 2 Ohio State and defending-champion Clemson.

Wisconsin is ranked 14th and Iowa moves up to 19th.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (11/18)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Dallas 35 Detroit 27
Final Indianapolis 33 Jacksonville 13
Final Minnesota 27 Denver 23
Final Baltimore 41 Houston 7
Final N-Y Jets 34 Washington 17
Final Atlanta 29 Carolina 3
Final Buffalo 37 Miami 20
Final New Orleans 34 Tampa Bay 17
Final San Francisco 36 Arizona 26
Final New England 17 Philadelphia 10
Final Oakland 17 Cincinnati 10
Final L.A. Rams 17 Chicago 7

 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Philadelphia 114 Cleveland 95
Final Sacramento 100 Boston 99
Final Denver 131 Memphis 114
Final Orlando 125 Washington 121
Final New Orleans 108 Golden State 100
Final L.A. Lakers 122 Atlanta 101


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Chicago 4 Buffalo 1
Final Vegas 6 Calgary 0

 

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(19)Arizona 83 New Mexico St. 53
UConn 62 (15)Florida 59
(12)Seton Hall 83 Saint Louis 66
(4)Louisville 87 NC Central 58
(14)Oregon 67 Texas-Arlington 47
(18)Saint Mary’s (Cal) 79 Cal Poly 48

Local and Big Ten Football and Local Hockey

Local Football

University of Dubuque 42, Nebraska Wesleyan 7

Wartburg 48, Loras 7

Grandview  60,  Clarke 6

UW River Falls 31, UW Platteville 24

Big 10 Football

(2) Ohio State   56,   Rutgers 21

(23) Iowa 23, (7) Minnesota  19

(14) Michigan 44,  Michigan State  10

.(9) Penn State 34   (24) Indiana 27

Other Football  

Iowa State 23, (22) Texas  21

South Dakota State 38,  UNI 7

Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints  5  Lincoln  1