We are just a few weeks away from football kicking off in Alabama and the return of Sideline. Teams from across the state met up at the Thompson High School Performing Arts Center on Monday and Tuesday to talk about the upcoming season. Class 5A’s Selma and Beauregard will tee it up in the first of two games at the 2023 AHSAA Kickoff Classic in Montgomery on Thursday, Aug. 24, followed by Class 7A’s Opelika and defending champs Thompson kicking off Friday night, Aug. 25.
Ashley Joens has concluded her career at Iowa State, but her remarkable achievements continue to be recognized. The former standout of the Cyclones' women's basketball team has been bestowed with the prestigious Bob Bowlsby Award for the 2022-23 season, earning her the title of the Big 12 Conference's female athlete of the year. During the Big 12's annual football media days in Texas, the league announced Joens as the deserving winner of this esteemed award, which was determined through voting by the conference's athletic directors. Hailing from Iowa City, Joens presented an impressive case for her accolades, having secured the Cheryl Miller Award for the third consecutive year as the nation's top small forward. Additionally, she was named the Big 12 Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season and unanimously selected as a member of the All-Big 12 first team. It is a testament to Joens' extraordinary skills and contributions that she has been recognized as the Big 12 female athlete of the year, further solidifying her place as one of the most exceptional players in the history of Iowa State women's basketball.
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The first of four Coaches Panel rankings, which make up 1 of the 3 components used to determine NCAA allocations, were released today. Four Cyclones were included in the rankings. A more in depth article on allocation projections will be posted once the 2nd ranking and first RPI come out in February 133: Ian Parker is 19th 141: Kann Storr is 14th 149: Jarrett Degen is 18th 285: Marcus Harrington is 33rd
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