Arlen finds a home, KXnO regroups, Colvin sings

Former Iowa State women’s basketball player Ashley Arlen will continue her basketball career at Division II Wayne State, located in Wayne, Neb.

Really? A step down in competition?

So the plot thickens with Arlen, who would likely have started considering those ahead of her in the rotation were all senior.

Arlen, who averaged 3.5 points and 3.1 rebounds last season as a true freshman, will be able to play right away at Wayne State and have three seasons of eligibility. Here are comments from WSU coach Chris Kielsmeier:

“Ashley has a rare combination of being able to score in the paint and on the perimeter. She is a very physical player that provides our program with much-needed size. Ashley…will have an immediate impact on our program.”


Des Moines sports talk radio station KXnO has undergone a massive restructuring of its lineup since firing two of its four local hosts in the wake of a profanity-laced exchange that mistakenly made it on-air during a commercial break.

Beneficiaries of this are new afternoon (2 to 4 p.m.) hosts Keith Murphy and Andy Fales, who form the entertaining pair that carry WHO-TV’s Sunday night show “SoundOff.”

Murphy and Fales picked apart Cael Sanderson’s stunning decision to take the Penn State wrestling job and on Tuesday poured over Iowa State’s run of horrible luck and embarrassing incidents over the last decade — coming up with a David Letterman-style Top 10.

Check it out:


More on Cael, or at least who may succeed him. 

Paul Clark of is reporting the Boise State’s Greg Randall is a serious candidate to replace Cael Sanderson as Iowa State’s wrestling coach.

Randall is one of the great high school wrestlers in state history, a three-time all-American at Iowa and the leader of a surging program in Boise, Idaho.  He’s also a relatively lackluster name compared to some of those on fans’ wish lists. Of course, AD Jamie Pollard isn’t one who allows outside pressures to affect who he hires.


Watching my Cubs beat up on Cincinnati Tuesday night, I stumbled upon ISU basketball recruit Chris Colvin and some teammates (including some kid with the last name Jordan, whoever that is) singing the 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field.

Colvin’s Whitney Young team won Illinois’ Class 4A state boys basketball championship last month.

Let’s hope he plays basketball better than he carries a tune.


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