Friday, May 17, 2013
Check out Patch's live coverage of Friday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet.
The Iowa High School state track meet continues Friday at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude tomorrow morning. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day two. Will you be at the event today? Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Check out Patch's live coverage of Thursday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet. The meet continues today.
The Iowa High School state track meet was in full swing at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude on Saturday. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day one. Will you be at the event Friday? We'll be covering that too. Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Is there an app for that?
An iPad proved to be more than a way to take pictures for a man at a recent softball game at the UNI-Dome. A foul ball flew toward him - and slammed into his iPad instead of his face. The video has been picked up by media across the country, with the original YouTube video now at 845,000 views and climbing. The iPad was apparently unharmed by the collision, as the man went back to filming the game. Here's hoping he got some good footage. Follow @CedarFallsPatch on Twitter, on Facebook and through our newsletter for future news updates from Cedar Falls.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The University of Northern Iowa Cycling Club is hosting a series of criterium races on College Hill by UNI throughout the day. It's a fast-paced and super spectator-friendly bicycle competition.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Here’s a list of all graduating Cedar Falls High School senior athletes and where they have committed to play in college.
When Cedar Falls High School’s class of 2013 heads off to college, many will be doing so on athletic scholarships or to play the sport they excelled at in high school. The Des Moines Register put together this list recently with athletes from across the state and where they have committed to play in college. Here’s where the class of 2013 Cedar Falls athletes will be heading: FOOTBAL: IOWA – Ike Boettger NORTHERN IOWA – Hayden Shea GRAND VIEW -- Rylee Willett WOMEN’S GOLF: NORTHERN IOWA – Allison Rolinger Did we miss anyone? Include their names, where they will be playing and which sport in the comments below.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Louisville vies for the NCAA championship tonight without Kevin Ware, who's out after a gruesome injury. Rick Pitino and the Cardinals face Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Michigan Wolverines. You can catch the action right here in Cedar Falls.
Update at 10:47 p.m. Monday Coach Rick Pitino has guided the Louisville Cardinals to the 2013 NCAA championship with an 82-76 win over the Michigan Wolverines in Atlanta on Monday evening. The NCAA title game lived up to its billing. The schools kept it close throughout, and while No. 1 seed Louisville pulled ahead in the last few minutes, No. 4 seed Michigan had a chance up until the end. And, with that March Madness is over. Time for baseball. Previous Game time: 8:23 p.m. (Central) Monday on CBS. Where: Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Betting lines: Louisville is favored over Michigan by 4 points with 138 points as the over/under. Predictions: Five out of six CBS Sports basketball experts are picking Louisville to defeat Michigan. Tickets …
Tickets for WWE wrestling in Cedar Rapids go on sale on Saturday for June event.
The WWE is bringing its brand of wrestling action to eastern Iowa in June. The Big Show, Mark Henry, Randy Orton and Sheamus are among the stars expected to be on hand. The event is on Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m at the U.S. Cellular Center Arena in Cedar Rapids. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Prices range from $15 to $95. They are available at www.ticketmaster.com, the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 800 745-3000. This is the first time WWE has been in Cedar Rapids in two years, according to a U.S Cellular Center news release. Don’t miss your chance to see your favorite WWE Superstars LIVE back in Cedar Rapids for the first time in over 2 years! SEE: “Celtic Warrior” SHEAMUS “The Viper…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The University of Iowa has a pink locker room for opponents. But speakers at a state LGBTQ conference last week say that is discriminatory and possibly illegal. What do you think? Vote in our poll and tell us your views in comments below.
Is pink a color for girls and sissies? A way to shame athletic opponents who have to dress in a pink locker room? Or even discriminatory and illegal? Pink locker rooms -- such as the opponent's locker room at the University of Iowa and others around the country -- are about shame, implying that a football team’s opponents are girlish, dainty and weak, said Jill Gaulding at a state LGBTQ Youth conference last week, the Des Moines Register reports. Former U of I football coach Hayden Fry, who first had the pink decor installed, said it's a way to psych out the opposing team. But speakers at the conference said the use of pink to insult men is sexist and homophobic because it reinforces a notion of masculinity that’s focused on being …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Louisville Cardinals face Wichita State without Kevin Ware, who's out after a gruesome leg injury. Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Michigan Wolverines face Syracuse Orange. You can catch the action right here in Cedar Falls. Find out where.
When: 5:09 p.m. Saturday on CBS. Where: Georgia Dome in Atlanta Betting lines: Louisville is favored by 10 points with 133 points as the over/under. Predictions: ESPN experts unanimously say Louisville wins. Preview: Detroit Free Press: Louisville is the overall No. 1 seed for the entire NCAA tournament field. It plays a suffocating defense and pressures teams all over the floor. Teams struggle to get the ball up the court and often are well into the shot clock before they get into their offense. Wichita State is attempting to play much the same way as the Cardinals with its "Play Angry" mantra it adopted six weeks ago. The Shockers are out to shock the world and if Louisville isn't careful with the ball it could be in trouble. Los …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Gov. Branstad declared "Harlem Globetrotters Day" in Iowa as the Globetrotters tour the state.
Press release from the Harlem Globetrotters: Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds welcomed Hammer Harrison of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters to the governor’s office on April 1, where Governor Branstad proclaimed April 7, 2013, to be, “Harlem Globetrotters Day” in the state. Harrison presented the executive team with personalized jerseys, with Branstad sporting No. 20 and Reynolds wearing No. 13, to signify the year 2013. Harrison then put on a display of the signature ball handling for which the Globetrotters are so well known. The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their spectacular 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour to Sioux City on April 3, Des Moines on April 7, Fort Dodge on April 9 and …