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Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (12/1)

December 2, 2020

High School Boys Basketball

  • Dyersville Beckman 73, Benton Community 47
  • Springville 70, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 53

High School Girls Basketball

  • Waverly-Shellrock 56, Western Dubuque 39
  • Bellevue 40, Cascade 38
  • Benton Community 60, Dyersville Beckman 51
  • Springville 37, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 33
  • North Fayette Valley 65, Clayton Ridge 20

Wisconsin

  • Lancaster 54, Potosi-Cassville 40
  • Shullsburg 46, Fennimore 36

High School Wrestling

  • Western Dubuque 58, Marion 18

Fighting Saints Reschedule

December 2, 2020

The USHL has announced Dubuque Fighting Saints home games originally scheduled for November 20th and 21st against the Muskegon Lumberjacks will now be played on Thursday, December 10th and Thursday, April 22 at Mystique Community Ice Center. Both games will start at 7:05pm.

The Saints will be home this weekend with games scheduled for Friday evening against Chicago and Saturday night against Waterloo.

College Football Playoff Rankings

December 2, 2020

Iowa State is ranked 9th, Wisconsin 16th, and Iowa 19th in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings released yesterday.

Ohio State held on to the fourth spot after having its last game canceled. The Buckeyes landed behind No. 1 Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson for a second straight week. The top seven teams were unchanged from last week’s rankings after the playoff contenders either won comfortably or didn’t play because of COVID-19 issues. Texas A&M was in fifth and Florida sixth, Cincinnati 7th.

 

College football rankings: Top 25 for Week 14

Here are the second College Football Playoff rankings of the 2020 season. The next CFP Poll will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

RANK SCHOOL RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Alabama 8-0 1
2 Notre Dame 9-0 2
3 Clemson 8-1 3
4 Ohio State 4-0 4
5 Texas A&M 6-1 5
6 Florida 7-1 6
7 Cincinnati 8-0 7
8 Georgia 6-2 9
9 Iowa State 7-2 13
10 Miami (Fla.) 7-1 10
11 Oklahoma 6-2 11
12 Indiana 5-1 12
13 BYU 9-0 14
14 Northwestern 5-1 8
15 Oklahoma State 6-2 23
16 Wisconsin 2-1 16
17 North Carolina 6-3 19
18 Coastal Carolina 9-0 20
19 Iowa 4-2 24
20 Southern California 3-0 18
21 Marshall 7-0 21
22 Washington 3-0 NR
23 Oregon 3-1 15
24 Tulsa 5-1 25
25 Louisiana 8-1 NR

Potter, Wahl help No. 4 Wisconsin trounce Green Bay 82-42

December 2, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Micah Potter scored 14 points, Tyler Wahl had 11 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 4 Wisconsin breezed to an 82-42 victory over Green Bay in Phoenix coach Will Ryan’s return to Madison. Ryan is the son of former Badgers head coach Bo Ryan. Will Ryan and current Badgers coach Greg Gard worked together on Bo Ryan’s Wisconsin staff from 2002-07.  Bo Ryan coached Wisconsin from 2001-15 and posted a 364-130 record, making him the program’s career wins leader. There were no spectators Tuesday due to COVID-19 safety protocols, and Bo Ryan was expected to watch the game from his home in La Quinta, California.

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL from Tuesday (12/1)

December 2, 2020

 

Final (4)Wisconsin 82 Green Bay 42
Final (8)Michigan St. 75 (6)Duke 69
Final (7)Kansas 65 (20)Kentucky 62
Final (9)Creighton 94 Nebraska-Omaha 67
Final (12)Villanova 87 Hartford 53
Final (14)North Carolina 67 Stanford 63
Final (15)Virginia 76 St. Francis (Pa.) 51
Final (17)Texas 66 Indiana 44

Notre Dame vs Clemson...Long road trip...Tar Heels prevail

December 2, 2020

UNDATED (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference says that No. 2 Notre Dame will have a spot in the ACC championship game by virtue of the league shuffling its schedule to create an open date for the Fighting Irish and No. 4 Clemson before their likely rematch on Dec. 19. The ACC says Notre Dame’s game against Wake Forest will not be played. That game had been rescheduled for Dec. 12 after being postponed in late September. Clemson’s postponed game at Florida State will also not be made up.

UNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are set to embark on an unusual three-week road trip after being kicked out of their stadium and practice facility because of strict new COVID-19 protocols. The Niners will fly to Arizona, where they will practice, live and play their next two games after Santa Clara County imposed a three-week ban on games and practices for contact sports.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez says surgery to remove a cancerous tumor “went well.” The four-year veteran who doubles as the Colts’ kickoff specialist made the announcement in a Twitter post. Tuesday’s procedure came a day after he revealed the diagnosis on social media. Sanchez first learned he had a cancerous tumor late last week but decided to play Sunday in a key AFC South showdown with Tennessee. Sanchez punted five times, but handed off kickoff chores.

ASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Leaky Black had a big driving basket at the 1:02 mark followed by a clinching free throw with 5.5 seconds left to help No. 14 North Carolina hold off Stanford 67-63 in the semifinals at the relocated Maui Invitational. Freshman Caleb Love scored 16 points to lead the Tar Heels. Daejon Davis scored 18 points to lead Stanford. The Cardinal shot 39% for the game and made just 5 of 20 3-point tries.

UNDATED (AP) — U.S. Soccer and the women’s national team have settled the players’ legal claim over inequitable working conditions. The agreement puts to rest a part of the team’s gender discrimination lawsuit. The settlement allows the players to appeal their claim that the men’s team is paid more, which a federal judge dismissed earlier this year. As a result of the settlement, U.S. Soccer has agreed to equitable working conditions related to such things as travel, accommodations, venues and staffing.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (11/30)

December 1, 2020

High School Boys Basketball

  • Cascade 46, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 39

High School Girls Basketball

  • Wahlert 69, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 30

College Womens Basketball

  • #13 Clarke 82, Mt. Mercy 46 (Clarke 5-1, 3-1)

Garza, Miller Score Big 10 Honors

December 1, 2020

  • Iowa senior center Luka Garza has been named Big Ten Player of the Week for his performances in the Hawkeyes opening win last week. Garza averaged 33.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots per game in victories over North Carolina Central and Southern. The senior shot 86.0 percent from the field, 75.0 percent from 3-point range and 87.5 percent from the free throw line.

 

  • Illinois guard Adam Miller has been named the Freshman of the Week.  Miller averaged 18.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in three Illini wins to start his career, scoring in double figures in all three games.

Clark Named B1G Co-Freshman of the Week

December 1, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman Caitlin Clark was named Big Ten Women’s Basketball Co-Freshman of the Week. Clark shares the freshman honor with Maryland’s Angel Reese.

In Iowa’s win over Northern Iowa last week, Clark scored 27 points, pulled down eight rebounds, dished out four assists, registered three steals, and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line.

Duncan Named B1G Co-Special Teams Player of the Week

December 1, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior kicker Keith Duncan has been named the Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, following No. 24 Iowa’s 26-20 win against Nebraska to retain the Heroes Trophy for the sixth straight year.

Duncan connected on four field goals (32, 33, 48, 37) for the fourth time in his career. Duncan’s third field goal was ultimately the game-winner against the Huskers.

Iowa plays at Illinois on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Latrell Bankston Named Big 12 Defensive Player Of The Week

December 1, 2020

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State junior defensive lineman Latrell Bankston was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.

Bankston was sensational in Iowa State’s 23-20 victory at No. 20 Texas on Friday, registering career highs in tackles (five) and sacks (2.0).

His two sacks were crucial. His first sack was on third down and halted a Texas drive at midfield.

Bankston’s second sack was even bigger. It occurred with Iowa State clinging to a 23-20 lead and Texas in possession with its final drive.

Hawkeyes, Badgers, Illini Top 5 ,Gonzaga, Baylor stay atop AP Top 25

December 1, 2020

Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois are all ranked in the top 5 in the first Associated Press men’s college basketball poll of the regular season.

The Hawkeyes are ranked 3rd followed by the Badgers and then the Illini. Gonzaga and Baylor remain the top two teams. The Zags received 57 first-place votes from a 63-person media panel. The Bears received six first-place votes, with Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois rounding out the top five.

Duke is ranked 6th followed by Kansas, Michigan State, Creighton and Houston.

NFL virus delays...Burrow surgery...Wooden bat league

December 1, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DK Metcalf again made the Philadelphia Eagles regret passing him up in the draft. Metcalf caught 10 passes for 177 yards, Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and one touchdown and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-17 Monday night. The Seahawks (8-3) moved one game ahead of the Rams in the NFC West. The Eagles (3-7-1) fell a half-game behind the Giants and Washington in the woeful NFC East.

UNDATED (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens say starters Matthew Judon, Willie Snead and Mark Andrews have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Although Baltimore also had four players return from that list the team will still be severely short-handed when Wednesday’s faceoff against the unbeaten Steelers is finally played. The game was to have been played Thanksgiving night, and then tonight.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor said he expects injured quarterback Joe Burrow to have knee surgery sometime this week. Taylor said the surgery on Burrow’s damaged left knee is set for midweek, but he declined to share any other details. Burrow’s promising rookie season ended Nov. 22.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez says he will have surgery today to remove a cancerous tumor. Sanchez made the announcement in an Instagram post. Sanchez punted in Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans but did not kick off, which he’s been doing since entering the league in 2017. He did not provide details about the diagnosis, only that doctors found it before it spread to the rest of his body.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft. The MLB Draft League is launching with five teams and could add a sixth. The teams are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey. Teams will use wood bats and play a 68-game regular season that includes an All-Star break coinciding with the draft in early July.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Freshman RJ Davis scored 16 points and No. 14 North Carolina overcame an ugly start to beat UNLV 78-51 in the first round of the relocated Maui Invitational. Garrison Brooks added 14 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career in the first half for the Tar Heels. UNC fell behind 13-0 and didn’t score for the first 6 1/2 minutes. But UNC closed the gap then ran off a 28-4 run spanning halftime to take a big lead of its own. Bryce Hamilton had 15 points to lead UNLV.

Iowa State pulls away to win opener vs Ark-Pine Bluff 80-63

November 30, 2020

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Newcomer Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 17 points, Rasir Bolton added 16 and Iowa State took over in the second half to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 80-63. The Cyclones, in their season opener, trailed 37-34 at the break before Coleman-Lands, a graduate transfer from DePaul, sparked a second-half rally.

The win was the 200th for Iowa State coach Steve Prohm, the 96th with the Cyclones.

AP College Football Poll

November 30, 2020

Alabama still No. 1

UNDATED (AP) — There’s no change among the top eight in The Associated Press football poll, with Alabama remaining the unanimous No. 1 team again. The Crimson Tide are spending a fourth straight week atop the poll and have been ranked for 209 consecutive weeks, tying the third-longest streak in AP poll history.

Notre Dame is second, followed by Ohio State, and Texas A&M. Florida, Cincinnati, BYU, Miami and Indiana round out the top 10.

Big 12 leader Iowa State has moved up to number 12, Wisconsin is 18th and Iowa has enter the top 25 this week with the Hawkeyes 24th.

NFL Scores and Recaps

November 30, 2020

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Atlanta 43 Las Vegas 6
Final Buffalo 27 L.A. Chargers 17
Final Cleveland 27 Jacksonville 25
Final Miami 20 N-Y Jets 3
Final Minnesota 28 Carolina 27
Final N-Y Giants 19 Cincinnati 17
Final New England 20 Arizona 17
Final Tennessee 45 Indianapolis 26
Final New Orleans 31 Denver 3
Final San Francisco 23 L.A. Rams 20
Final Kansas City 27 Tampa Bay 24
Final Green Bay 41 Chicago 25

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Mahomes leads Chiefs past Brady’s Bucs

UNDATED (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had an outstanding performance while the Kansas City Chiefs beat Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three touchdowns as the Chiefs downed the Bucs, 27-24 to improve to 10-1. Tyreek Hill scored on receptions of 75, 44 and 20 yards, backflipping into the end zone on his second TD. He finished with 13 catches for 269 yards, the last an 8-yard catch on third-and-7 to give Mahomes an opportunity to run out the clock.

The Chiefs won their sixth straight and clinched their seventh 10-win season in eight years under coach Andy Reid.

Brady was 27 of 41 for 345 yards, three touchdowns and a pair of second-half interceptions in falling to 2-2 in four career meetings against Mahomes.

The Bucs are two games behind first-place New Orleans in the NFC South.

Elsewhere on the Week 12 schedule:

— Derrick Henry has kept the Titans atop the AFC South by rushing for 140 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of a 45-26 rout of the second-place Colts. He shredded the depleted Indianapolis defense while the Titans built a 35-14 halftime lead. Henry finished with 178 yards on the ground in leading Tennessee to its eighth win. The Colts were without Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, starting linebacker Bobby Okereke and defensive end Denico Autry.

— Aaron Rodgers was 21 of 29 for 211 yards and four touchdown passes as the Packers beat the slumping Bears, 41-25. The 8-3 Packers scored TDs on each of their first three possessions and grabbed a three-game division edge over Chicago and Minnesota. Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky threw two of his three touchdown passes to Allen Robinson, but also committed three turnovers that led to Green Bay touchdowns. Trubisky went 26 of 46 for 242 yards in Chicago’s fifth consecutive loss.

— Baker Mayfield had gone three games without a touchdown pass before connecting with Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper for scores in the Browns’ 27-25 victory over the Jaguars. Mayfield completed 19 of 29 passes for 258 yards in his first good-weather game in a month, helping Cleveland improve to 8-3 for the first time since the old Browns did it in 1994. The Jaguars had a chance to tie it following James Robinson’s 4-yard run with 2:14 left, but Mike Glennon sailed a pass out of the end zone on the conversion try. Nick Chubb ran for 144 yards and a touchdown as the Browns stayed in second place in the AFC North while handing Jacksonville its 10th consecutive loss.

— Buffalo blew most of an 18-point lead before Tre’Davious White’s fourth-quarter interception set up Tyler Bass’ 43-yard field goal, securing the Bills’ 27-17 win over the Chargers. Josh Allen threw for a touchdown and ran for another score as the Bills moved to 8-3. Receiver Cole Beasley also completed a touchdown pass as Buffalo kept its one-game lead over Miami atop the AFC East. Buffalo turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions, but its defense limited Los Angeles to Michael Badgley’s 27-yard field goal during the key stretch.

— The Patriots pulled out a 20-17 victory over the Cardinals on Nick Folk’s 50-yard field goal as time expired. James White had a pair of rushing TDs in helping New England improve to 5-6. Cam Newton finished just 9 of 18 for 84 yards and two interceptions, but he drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the game-winning drive as the Pats handed the 6-5 Cardinals their second straight loss. Kyler Murray was held without a touchdown pass for the first time this season, completing 23 of 34 throws for 170 yards and an interception.

— Taysom Hill’s two touchdown runs led the Saints to a 31-3 thumping of the Broncos. The Saints gained 229 yards on the ground, with Latavius Murray rushing 19 times for 124 yards and a pair of second-half scores. Denver was forced to play without its top four quarterbacks due to the pandemic and pressed rookie wide receiver Kendall Hilton into services under center. Hilton completed just one of his nine passes for 13 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions as the Broncos allowed New Orleans to improve to 9-2.

— Robbie Gould drilled a 42-yard field goal as time expired to lift the 49ers past the Rams, 23-20. Nick Mullens passed for 253 yards and led two late scoring drives as San Francisco ended a three-game skid and swept the season series for the second straight year. Rookie defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown as San Francisco forced four turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble by Jared Goff. Rookie Cam Akers scored the Rams’ go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but Los Angeles managed just 34 yards on its final two drives.

— Graham Gano  hit four field goals and the Giants took over first place in the NFC East at 4-7 with a 19-17 win over the Bengals. Leonard Williams clinched it by recovering a fumble with 57 seconds left following a sack of quarterback Brandon Allen. Wayne Gallman Jr. ran for a 2-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal in the first quarter of New York’s third straight win. But the Giants finished without quarterback Daniel Jones because of a hamstring injury.

— Matt Ryan threw a pair of short scoring passes and the Falcons thoroughly dominated Derek Carr in a 43-6 thumping of the Raiders. Carr had a miserable day, fumbling the ball away three times and throwing a pick that linebacker Deion Jones returned 67 yards for a TD. The 6-5 Raiders lost their second in a row with a season-worst five turnovers and 11 penalties for 141 yards. Ryan was 22 of 39 for 185 yards in helping Atlanta move to 4-7.

— Ryan Fitzpatrick was 24 of 39 for 257 yards and two touchdowns as the Dolphins downed the winless Jets, 20-3. Tight ends Mike Gesicki and Adam Shaheen grabbed the scoring passes to help the 7-4 Dolphins win for the sixth time in seven games. Miami allowed just 10 first downs and intercepted Sam Darnold twice. The Dolphins also blanked the Jets following New York’s first possession.

— Chad Beebe caught a 10-yard touchdown pass with 46 seconds left in the Vikings’ 28-27 comeback win over the Panthers. Kirk Cousins went 34 for 45 for 307 yards and three scores for the 5-6 Vikings. He hit Justin Jefferson with 5:38 to go and found Beebe to punctuate a seven-play, 75-yard drive that took 65 seconds. Joey Slye missed a 54-yard field goal try with 1 second remaining, dropping Carolina to 4-8.