No ‘Magic’ Needed, Burgason Booted, Black is Back

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By Chris Hassel

No Magic needed at Hilton today — and I’m sure that was just fine with Iowa State fans. The Cyclones wiped the floor with over-matched Texas A&M, 69-46. Iowa State has outscored A&M 143-96 in two games this season. This is the same A&M team that many picked to win the Big 12.

The Cyclones are now tied for 3rd with Baylor, who Iowa State plays on Monday. The 6th-ranked Bears have lost 2 straight and will likely plummet in Monday’s poll. If the Cyclones can find a way to beat Baylor, they would definitely jump into the top-25 (assuming they don’t lose to lowly Oklahoma the next weekend). Right now, this team is playing like a 6 or 7 seed in the NCAA tourney. Not only should the Cyclones go to the tournament, they should win a game or two as well.

Ames grad, Jordan Burgason, saw his great college basketball career come to an abrupt end, this weekend. Burgason, who led the nation in 3-point shooting, was kicked off his Lipscomb team, and kicked out of school. According to Lipscomb, he broke unspecified university policies. Here’s a look at the Lipscomb Code of Conduct

Burgason was shooting 53% from 3-pt range.

What in the world has happened to Creighton? After starting the season 21-2, the Jays have lost 3 straight. This February swoon is going to kill them when it comes seeding time.

For the second straight year there will be a girl at state wrestling. Eddyville-Blakesburg’s Megan Black once again qualified for the tournament, which begins on Thursday. Casey Herkelman, who became the first girl to win a match at the state wrestling tourney a year ago, did not qualify.

Megan Black will return to Wells Fargo Arena. (

My Muscatine Muskies won their second straight state title — in swimming. A title is a title, but c’mon…no one is going to respect my school until it starts winning in football and basketball.

A busy day at the Muscatine Mall.

I’m meeting my sister’s boyfriend, tonight. I hope I don’t have to hurt him.


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