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Never saw him coming

April 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa fullback Mark Weisman did his best Sam Brownlee impersonation in Iowa’s 27-16 win over Northern Iowa at sun-splashed Kinnick Stadium here Saturday. more »»

Embracing the imperfection

April 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — Rules dictate there had to be a winner in Saturday’s Iowa-Iowa State clunker at Kinnick Stadium. It’s hard to come up with a better conclusion to this comedy of errors. more »»

Dead heat

April 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — Last year’s Iowa-Iowa State contest didn’t carry the pomp and circumstance of its predecessors beforehand, but it stood tall as one of the more memorable games in series history when all... more »»

Extra, extra

April 29, 2014 Our sports department just put the finishing touches on the Messenger’s 2012 college football preview edition, which will be released into circulation this Friday. more »»

Next man in

April 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — Former Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O’Keefe wore many hats of perception during his tenure with the Hawkeyes. O’Keefe was oftentimes labeled boring. Predictable. Vanilla. more »»

True to her roots

April 29, 2014 We were scrambling to complete Lisa (Koll) Uhl’s story following her Olympic debut on Friday. The race was a late one in London. more »»

The more the merrier

April 29, 2014 If the local establishments seem a bit crowded in the days to come — even by traditional state softball week standards — it stands to reason given the new look of this year’s tournament. more »»

Strength in numbers

April 29, 2014 For the third consecutive season and the fourth time in the last five summers, Fort Dodge and St. more »»

Time well spent

April 29, 2014 We could all use more wiffle ball in our lives. The thought crossed my mind as I stood for the final time in the backyard of our grandfather’s home in Albia over the weekend. more »»

The healing cycle

April 29, 2014 Bo Jackson used to be an idol of mine. As a 12-year-old, I remember reading his book ‘‘Bo Knows Bo’’ cover to cover a few times. more »»

Simply the greatest

April 29, 2014 In a day and age dominated by pitch counts, Tommy John surgery and enough fluff to make a catcher wince with his signals, Mariano Rivera has always been Major League Baseball’s constant. more »»

Serious business

April 29, 2014 If you’re an Iowa State basketball fan, there’s no use crying over spilled milk. Royce White is gone. All the program can do now is thank him for the memories and wish him the best. more »»


April 29, 2014 DES MOINES — It’s easy to lose all sense of perspective after watching St. Edmond suffer through a 48-45 Class 2A state championship heartbreaker here Frida. more »»

The golden era

April 29, 2014 JOHNSTON — St. Edmond boys head coach Adolph Kochendorfer tends to sound like a broken record when discussing the difference between winning and losing. more »»

Behind the byline of an icon

April 29, 2014 Bob Brown loved to tell stories. I always took the time to listen. It started in 1988, when I moved to Fort Dodge at the age of 10. more »»

Returning to their roots

April 29, 2014 The past will come to life inside the Dodger gym on Friday, when over 50 former basketball players lace up their shoes and take the court for the inaugural Fort Dodge Senior High Alumni Invitationa. more »»

Best of the best

April 29, 2014 By its own lofty standards, our area went through another autumn dry spell as we look back and close the books on the 2011 athletic season. more »»

Cyclones shock the world

April 29, 2014 It wasn’t just highly unlikely — it was virtually inconceivable. more »»

A sad scene in Happy Valley

April 29, 2014 It may not be the popular sentiment among Penn State football supporters at the moment but it’s looking more and more like the right one: Joe Paterno’s 46-year tenure as the university’s football... more »»

It takes a village

April 25, 2014 Kids came to Rogers Sports Complex in droves this week. more »»



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