AMES, Ia. — The immediate postgame chatter was about Lindell Wigginton one-upping Trae Young in their game within Iowa State’s eye-popping 88-80 upset of 18th-ranked Oklahoma at Hilton Coliseum.That’s always a sexy go-to. Everyone likes an intriguing one-on-one battle, which this time not only matched two of the best point guards the Big 12 Conference has to offer, but also two of college basketball’s finest.It’s the confrontation that has the best screaming-headline potential. It’s what the media has talked about since last Thursday.Wigginton against Young — the sideshow within what was one of the Cyclones’ biggest wins this season.That’s all well and good — but don’t forget what the other Super Freshman did during Iowa State’s third top-25 win this season.When this 6-foot-9 rookie puts his mind to it — and when he’s not getting emotionally bogged down by a dumb mistake, a questionable foul call or a … [Read more...] about Peterson: Wigginton was very good — but Cam Lard was the reason Iowa State upset No. 18 Oklahoma
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AMES, Ia. — Terrence Lewis will play on Friday. That much we learned while talking with Steve Prohm.But Cameron Lard?Iowa State’s men’s basketball coach isn’t saying when the guy who’s being compared to Jameel McKay will return — except that it won’t happen for Friday’s game at Missouri, and that it won’t happen at Hilton Coliseum on Monday against Milwaukee, either.If the 6-foot-9 Lard plays against Appalachian State next Thursday in the Puerto Rico Tipoff in Myrtle Beach, S.C. — as anticipated — that’ll mean he’ll have been withheld for 10 percent of the regular season. He’ll have missed three games, counting the exhibition.“He’ll be with us shortly, but he won’t be at Missouri,” Prohm said before practice Wednesday. “He’s been terrific. He’s been making steps in the right direction.“He’s been practicing well. We’ll get him back shortly … [Read more...] about Peterson: Terrence Lewis is back for Iowa State … but who guards Michael Porter Jr. with Cameron Lard out?
DES MOINES — For more than a year while he worked at the Brick Street Market in Bondurant, Iowa, Matthew Hinrichs quietly stole lottery tickets, cashing in at least $28,000 in illegitimate prize money, prosecutors say.When he was finally caught in 2016, Hinrichs pleaded guilty to two felony counts of fraud and was ordered to pay back those winnings, plus nearly $5,000 more.Lottery officials say their “layers of security” allowed them to track Hinrichs’ activity, providing data that was invaluable to prosecutors in obtaining the conviction. But critics see the case far differently, saying Hinrichs’ crime could have been spotted much sooner — or prevented altogether — if the Iowa Lottery had fixed weaknesses in its system that were spotted years earlier.The Iowa Ombudsman in 2009 recommended a host of fixes to address those security weaknesses, including banning lottery retail employees from playing in the stores where … [Read more...] about Why did a state lottery decline fixes to stop fraud? Blame the money, critics say.
An Iowa couple claimed the $202.1 million Powerball ticket knowing their lives would never be the same. Mary Lohse, 42, and Brian Lohse, 43, opted for a cash payout option in one lump sum rather than the 30-year annuity. This decision reduced their prize to $129.8 million, which left them with $90.9 million after state and federal taxes - the highest cash payout in Iowa's lottery history. 25-YEAR-OLD DETROIT $1M JACKPOT WINNER FOUND DEAD "We've certainly been blessed beyond what we ever thought we would be," said Brian. Mary bought the winning ticket at a convenience store when she stopped for gas last week, reported The Des Moines Register. She called the lottery's telephone number from work to discover that all five numbers and the Powerball matched her ticket: jackpot. Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP Mary and Brian Lohse, who just won Powerball, are now on leave from their jobs and not sure they will return. Mary first told her husband when he was away … [Read more...] about Iowa couple claims $202 million Powerball jackpot
LOUISVILLE— Kentucky is the favorite to win the national championship, and it is obvious the Wildcats’ future in the NCAA Tournament is heavily tied to freshman point guard Marquis Teague.John Calipari has produced a long line of great point guards, beginning with Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans at Memphis and then John Wall and Brandon Knight in the Bluegrass, who all became NBA lottery picks. Teague, however, is not in their class. He is a work in progress, a shoot-first player in the first month who turned the corner in the final month of the season, only to revert back to his bad habits in an SEC championship game loss to Vanderbilt when he went scoreless. CHEERING OUR WAY THROUGH THE NCAA TOURNAMENT The 6-1 Teague was on top of his game Saturday night, scoring a career-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting and contributing seven assists with just two turnovers as Kentucky defeated ambitious Iowa State, 87-71, in a Round of 32 game in the South Region. “I was just … [Read more...] about 2012 NCAA Tournament: Kentucky advances to Sweet 16 in comfortable victory over Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa officials may soon make public surveillance video of the person who bought an unclaimed multi-million lottery ticket in the hopes that it will lead to a break in their investigation. A criminal probe into the unclaimed ticket began on Jan. 27, 2012 after the deadline to claim the $14 million Iowa Hot Lotto jackpot ticket expired, KCRG-TV reported. "There is some point in time when you open it up [to the public] because you want attention," Patrick Townsend, a special agent with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations, told the local television station. Townsend said that the video will be released in the next several weeks if the leads investigators are following do not pan out. Crawford Shaw, a New York attorney, was the only person to claim the ticket before the Jan. 27 deadline. But he eventually withdrew his claim, refusing to tell officials how he got his hands on the winning ticket. Iowa Lottery officials drew the lottery numbers in December 2010. But … [Read more...] about Iowa officials may release Hot Lotto surveillance video to solve multi-million jackpot mystery
Gambling advocates stress the potential for casino gambling and a lottery to save Alabama from budget cuts that could wreck the Medicaid system and exacerbate the state's prison overcrowding crisis.Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, said Thursday that money from gambling could be the "long-term solution" to the General Fund's perennial money woes. An Auburn Montgomery study commissioned by Marsh and released Monday estimated a state lottery and four casinos could raise up to $400 million in revenue, while creating thousands of jobs.That could save the General Fund from a $290 million shortfall next year. But while experts agree there could be a big initial payout, they say there is no guarantee of what future returns will be."In terms of long-run growth potential, it's not much," said Thomas Garrett, a professor of economics at the University of Mississippi and a state lottery expert. "It's not like the '80s and '90s where states created lotteries and had 5 and 10 percent … [Read more...] about Lottery, gambling won’t fix budget woes, say experts
© Copyright 2017, Des Moines Register and Tribune Co.The mastermind behind a national lottery scam says he warned officials about a glitch in computer-generated drawings 11 years ago, but “nobody seemed too worried,” his lawyer revealed in an exclusive interview.The same glitch — involving identical numbers drawn consecutively or nearly consecutively — occurred again in the past two weeks in Arizona, prompting state officials to offer players a refund.Eddie Tipton’s new behind-bars revelation, paired with the duplicate number drawings in Arizona, indicate ongoing problems that threaten the integrity of U.S. lottery systems, critics contend.“How many of these types of events need to occur before you do in fact create that perception of 'Why play? It’s rigged anyway?'" asked Dan Zitting an executive of ACL, a software company based in Vancouver, Canada, that works with more than 900 state and federal government agencies. … [Read more...] about Lottery scam mastermind: I warned officials about a gaming glitch 11 years ago. Now it’s back.
Iowa lottery officials are really hoping for a change of luck. As a former information security director prepares to stand trial for allegedly rigging a $14.3 million win for himself, officials announced Monday they’re revamping the system’s security to make sure no one else ever rigs the game. “I have confidence that the games we offer today are fair,” Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said in a statement. “Our lottery has strong layers of security in place to protect lottery players, lottery games and lottery prizes.” That apparently was not the case in December 2010, when Eddie Raymond Tipton, who was information security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, allegedly got way too lucky with a winning Hot Lotto ticket. Authorities believe Tiptop used a USB flash drive to install a self-deleting computer program to give him the numbers he needed to win big. Tipton … [Read more...] about Lottery employee rigged $14.3 million win for himself on Iowa ticket: officials
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has hired Murray State’s Steve Prohm as its men’s basketball coach. Cyclones athletic director Jamie Pollard confirmed Monday that Prohm will replace Fred Hoiberg, who left last week after five seasons to take over the Chicago Bulls. The 40-year-old Prohm was 104-29 in four years at Murray State. He led the Racers to 29 wins, including a 16-0 regular-season mark in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2014-15. RELATED: RYSHEED JORDAN DONE AT ST. JOHN'S Prohm takes over an Iowa State team that could open next season ranked in the top 10. The Cyclones return six of their top eight scorers from last season, when they won their second straight Big 12 tournament. Prohm, who has agreed to a five-year deal with a base salary of $1.5 million per year, will be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday. “Steve’s personal values, style of play and proven success as a head coach make him an outstanding choice to be our next … [Read more...] about Iowa State hires Steve Prohm as Fred Hoiber’s replacement