Iowa State Athletics

The Cyclone Tailgate Tour was in the Cedar Valley May 24.  1650 The Fan broadcast it live for the third straight year. Click the sound cloud icon to listen to a podcast of some of the broadcast.

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(5.26.2017) — Brandon Carnes earned a spot at the Division I NCAA Track and Field Championships in the 100-meter dash and set a 200-meter dash record to advance to quarterfinals that run Saturday.

Carnes won his 200-meter dash heat in 20.25 seconds with 1.7 m/s wind aid to break his own school record set earlier this year (20.50 seconds). The time also sets a new conference standing, breaking the 20.36-second record set by Dwight Williams of Indiana State in 1984.

Carnes’ 10.02 second 100-meter time with a 3.1 m/s wind aid was good enough for fourth place overall at today’s NCAA West Preliminary and qualifying him for the next rounds in Eugene, Oregon.





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The Iowa Broadcast News Association has recognized live game coverage of Waterloo Black Hawks hockey on 1650 “The Fan” as the top play-by-play programming originating from the state’s large market radio stations.

Saturday, the Black Hawks claimed First Place in the 2017 IBNA Large Market Sports Play-by-Play category during the IBNA’s annual convention in Johnston.  Criteria included flexibility, vividness and enthusiasm.  Iowa’s large markets are defined as stations with primary service areas in Dubuque, Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Des Moines, Sioux City, and Omaha/Council Bluffs, as well as networks or news services.

“The Black Hawks organization would like to thank our radio sponsors who make it possible to bring our fans every game – home and away – during the regular season and playoffs,” noted Black Hawks Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations Tim Harwood.  “We encourage you to let these sponsors know that you hear them during Black Hawks games.  This collective effort also benefitted from the diligence and care shown by the 1650 staff – led by Program Director Bob Foster and General Manager Jim Coloff – and the Black Hawks are grateful for their support.”

Radio broadcasts of Black Hawks games are also available through the internet at and The Fan’s mobile app.



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Iowa Hawkeyes Athletics

Iowa junior Jake Adams is the Big Ten baseball player of the year. Adams is a rare combination of batting average and power. He finished fourth in the conference with a .344 average and led the Big Ten in home runs and RBI. His 24 homers broke Iowa’s single season record.

His numbers also show how far the Iowa program has progressed. Four years ago the Hawkeyes had two home runs, as a team.

The Iowa Haweyes are the Big Ten Baseball Tournament Champions. They move on to play Houston in the Houston Regional of the NCAA National Tournament june 2-5.

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