2012 Autozone Liberty Bowl Preview: Iowa State Vs. Tulsa

If you wanted a conference showdown, this week 10 you got it. He completed 30 of 34 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns. Mizzou blew a bunch of the capital gained by soundly beating Oklahoma by being routed in College Station.
On Thursday, media conglomerate Gannett Company announced layoffs at many of its newspapers. Among the casualties: Dan McCool of the Des Moines Register.

Jack Trice was born in 1902 in the town of Hiram, Ohio. He was the son of Green and Anna Trice. Jack’s father was a Buffalo soldier, as well as a former slave. In his early life he attended East Tech High School in Cleveland, where he showed a strong early ability in athletics, and he was a star athlete.

A sculptor is reportedly working on a Dan Gable trophy for the Iowa-Iowa State basketball wrestling rivalry. Gable was a two-time NCAA champ for iowa state basketball (1968-1969) who joined the Iowa coaching staff in 1972, and was head coach of the Hawkeyes from 1976-1997.

I cover sports for the Des Moines Register. I have covered wrestling for the Register since 1984. I’m a lifelong fan of wrestling and I’ve spent 47 of my 49 years in Iowa. If memory serves me, I’ll be working my 26th state wrestling tournament in February and my 21st dual-meet state tournament in March. I have done several NCAA Division I tournaments, two NCAA Division III meets, several National Open tournaments in Las Vegas, a number of Junior Nationals when it was in Cedar Falls, Warrensburg, Mo., St. Paul and Fargo (before high school baseball captured me), three Olympic Trials and covered Tom Brands (head coach at the University of Iowa) winning a gold medal in 1996 at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

IT WOULD BE NICE IF NEBRASKA COULD: Beat Kansas. The ‘Huskers only lost by six to Kansas, so it’s not totally out of the realm of possibility. Could the Children of the Corn catch the Jayhawks napping? First-round winners have been known to do that to teams that take the first day off. In fact, it’s happened in all but two of the Big 12 Tournaments.

Week 6 sees the Texas A&M Aggies getting ready for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Tune into this game on Saturday the 8th of October. One thing that adds to the level of excitement about this contest is that it is a conference rivalry. Both of these teams are in the Big 12 – South conference. As we look at their respective records, we know that the Texas A&M Aggies came in at 9 – 4. And the Red Raiders? They finished 2010 at 8 – 5. The numbers tell a story. The Red Raiders finished last year ranked 7th in passing and 75th running the football. The Texas Tech Red Raiders put 33.1 points per game on average last year.

When his football coach, Sam Willaman (coach 1922-1925), was named head coach at Iowa State, this opened the door for Jack Trice and six other athletes to follow him west. Trice enrolled at Iowa State College and planned to major in animal husbandry. His goal was to settle in the South after graduating and use his education to help black farmers in that area.

Iowa State should put up a fight against the Jayhawks, so fans should expect another grind-it-out game similar to Temple facing a tough scoring and rebounding team. Kansas needs to continue to improve defense to deny easy shots to keep ISU off rhythm with their high powered offense. While ISU leads the Big 12 in rebounded, Jeff Withey and company need to step up and control the boards to give Kansas second chance points and deny the same for Iowa State.

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