Iowa State Cyclone Football
After showing it can handle adversity Iowa State coach Matt Campbell wants his team to learn to handle success. The Cyclones opened the season 1-3 but have beaten two straight ranked opponents heading into a bye week.
The Cyclones return to action on October 27th by hosting Texas Tech.
The Iowa State Football Program was also notified by the Big 12 Conference Tuesday that they would be fined $25,000 for not following security protocols after the victory Saturday over West Virginia when thousands of fans stormed the field in celebration. Iowa State has announced that they will appeal the reprimand.
Iowa Hawkeye Football
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz likes the personality his Hawkeye team has developed through the first half of the season. After posting back to back road wins the Hawkeyes takes a 5-1 record and a number-19 national ranking into Saturday’s game at home against Maryland.
On the injury fullback Brady Ross will miss a couple of games with an injury but running back Ivory Kelly-Martin is expected to play this week. As a whole, Iowa’s offense has made big strides in recent weeks and Ferentz says the biggest factor is experience.
The chore for the Iowa defense this week is to slow down a Maryland ground game that Ferentz says is difficult to prepare for.
The Hawkeyes return home for the first time in 3 weeks as they host Maryland Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
Eagle Grove Eagles Volleyball
The Eagle Grove Eagles volleyball season came to an end Tuesday night in Manson. The Eagles opened Class 2A Region 2 play against the Manson Northwest Webster Cougars fell in straight sets by scores of 25-14, 25-10, and 25-16. The loss meant the final game in an Eagles uniform for seniors Natalie Vrba, Hannah Beecher, Delanie Asche-Molitor, McKenzie Crail, Laine Morgan, Brittney Osborn, Mariana Gonzalez, Emily Foster, and Hannah Demory. The Eagles went 1 and 25 overall this season.
Clarion Goldfield Dows Volleyball
The Clarion Goldfield Dows Cowgirls will kick off their 2018 postseason tonight in the first round of the Class 3A Region 4 Tournament. The Cowgirls finished the regular season with a 24 and 8 overall record which was good enough for a 3-way share for the North Central Conference Title with Humboldt and Iowa Falls-Alden. The Cowgirls now open with the South Hardin Tigers who enter the postseason with a 6 and 20 overall record. The 1st round will begin at Clarion Goldfield Dows High School at 7PM tonight.
Webster City Lynx Volleyball
Also beginning their postseason volleyball journey tonight will be the Webster City Lynx. Jess Howard’s squad enters Class 4A Region 4 tournament having gone 17 and 17 overall in 2018, adding 8 wins to their 2017 total. The Lynx also finished with an even .500 or better record for the first time since 2016. The Lynx will play host to the 7 and 21 Mason City Mohawks. While it may look like a mismatch on paper, the Mohawks did just defeat the Lynx in straight sets on October 6th at a tournament at Mason City High School. The Lynx will have a chance to guarantee themselves an even .500 record for the season with a win, although the winner will then be tasked with facing off against 9th ranked Waverly-Shell Rock in the 2nd round. First serve is set for 7PM tonight at the Webster City Competition Gymnasium.