SPORTS NEWS

Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

By MICHAEL MAROT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL’s draft process years ago. He studied film, relied on medical experts, checked the numbers and interviewed players. With the flurry of pro days canceled…
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Brown Promoted to Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Penn

Oskaloosa--William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Simon Brown as the University's new Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Brown is being promoted from Associate Head Men's and Women’s Soccer Coach,…
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Penn's Maciel and Papes Earn Volleyball Honorable Mentions

Oskaloosa--Pedro Maciel (Fr., Belo Horizante, Brazil, Psychology) and Ike Papes (Fr., Elwood, Ill., Sports Management) concluded strong first collegiate seasons by being named to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference men’s volleyball teams that were announced Tuesday. Both…
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Southern Iowa Speedway Delays Opening

The Southern Iowa Speedway announced Monday (3/30) that its 2020 racing season will now start on Wednesday, May 6—two weeks later than originally scheduled.
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Knoxville Raceway delays start of season

Knoxville Raceway is delaying the start of its 2020 racing season until Saturday, May 2.  The races scheduled for April 18 and 25 have been rescheduled to Friday, May 29 and Friday, July 3.
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Statesmen Basketball Honors

Oskaloosa--Three Statesmen cagers were honored for tremendous seasons as the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-America teams were announced Thursday. Dexter Hood (Sr., Tuscaloosa, Ala.) was selected for the 10-person first team, while Kevion Blaylock (Jr., Houston, Texas, Information…
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On hold: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

By EDDIE PELLS, STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down…
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Highcock Resigns from William Penn Soccer Post

Jamee Highcock has resigned as Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach at William Penn University.  Wade Steinlage, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications for the University, released the following statement last evening: William Penn Athletics Director…
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Foster, Shearer, Stout named first team All-State

Oskaloosa’s Xavier Foster has been named to the Class 3A All-State boys’ basketball team, courtesy of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.  The senior averaged 23.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocked shots a game…
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NAIA Cancels Spring Season

The NAIA, the national governing body for small colleges including William Penn, announced Monday (3/16) that it was cancelling its spring sports seasons, effective immediately. That covers baseball, softball, track and field and lacrosse.  In…
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