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    Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    I seldom watch the local Iowa sports coverage since the coverage generally stinks. But as I was flipping through channels last night I saw the local Mason City CBS sports as they were fawning over the EIU prospects in Saturday's NFL draft. I've noticed over the years that they spend way too much time on the other school and hardly any time on ISU. I know that some of this is historical momentum but I get sick of it.

    Do other local TV stations sports newcasters spend much more time talking about the black and gold team than the Cyclones?

    What are the worst local Iowa TV stations that spend almost no time on their local news to cover the Cyclones sports teams?



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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    If you're not with us, you're against us. That would include just about everyone outside of Ames. That's fine by me.

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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    Try living in Cedar Rapids and finding good media coverage of Iowa State! Impossible! Thank goodness for the internet and this wonderful site!



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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    • Anyone who has done or is doing sports for WHO Radio (edit)
    • Any CR media station
    • Any W'loo/CF media station
    • IowaPressCitizen (IPC: I Puke for Cyclones?)
    • The US government.
    • any billy bob with a website/blog
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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    • Anyone who has done or is doing sports for WHO.
    I don't know, Keith Murphy isn't too bad.

    I would say that the Des Moines news outlets are fairly balanced in their coverage but if there are headlines for both ISU and Iowa at the same time I'm sure you can guess who gets first billing. Not 100% of the time, mind you, but enough to be irritating.



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    Keith Murphy isn't bad at all, in my opinion...


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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I don't know, Keith Murphy isn't too bad.

    I would say that the Des Moines news outlets are fairly balanced in their coverage but if there are headlines for both ISU and Iowa at the same time I'm sure you can guess who gets first billing. Not 100% of the time, mind you, but enough to be irritating.
    Okay I meant Radio. :)

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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    KGAN in CR is pathetic. KCRG does a decent job but thats only because they have some of the better reporters.



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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    Try living in Cedar Rapids and finding good media coverage of Iowa State! Impossible! Thank goodness for the internet and this wonderful site!
    Ditto!!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    The TV stations here in Des Moines do a good job I think. And Keith Murphy and Andy Fales have had plenty of Iowa bashing rants at times, especially with Alford so don't really feel that anything really stands out in that aspect. The Rag is terrible with ISU though, definately an EIU biased paper I think.



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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    Ironically, the media outlets in the Quad Cities are fairly "fair" in their reporting of the 'clones, considering how close we are to Iowa City. WQAD, a TV station in Moline, ILLINOIS, is by far the most unbiased, and if the news from ISU is bigger (i.e., if we were to smoke Texas/Oklahoma later this year), would trump any of the other sports stories of the day. KWQC in Davenport is more biased toward EIU but at least we're on the level of U of Illinois. Then there's WKBF - the flagship station for the Cyclone Radio Network in the Quad Cities. Any broadcast of Cyclone athletics will be trumped if the Quad City Swing (Class A Midwest League), Quad City Mallards (UHL Hockey), or Quad City Steamwheelers (AF2) are in action. I can't confirm this, but I believe they would also trump the Cyclones with the Quad City RiverHawks (ABA). Our Cyclones are often trumped by HIGH SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS!!! What's the point of being the Cyclone Radio Network flagship station if you're gonna trump the broadcast with HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS??? Basically, I give the odds of actually catching a Cyclone broadcast at 35%, and really never count on listening to them on the radio


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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    North Iowa doesn't have much of a choice. KIMT in Mason City is the CBS affiliate and they are the only TV station that shows Iowa college sports coverage. ABC is Austin, Minnesota and NBC is Rochester, Minnesota. There is absolutely no Big-12 coverage in Minnesota.

    KIMT is awful at coverage for ISU.



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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    I seldom watch the local Iowa sports coverage since the coverage generally stinks
    I think the local sports are covered pretty good around here. Everyone that works at Channel 5 hates the Hawkeyes.



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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    Based on the level of coverage that the Cedar Rapids media outlets gave the Cyclones when I was growing up there, you wouldn't have even known that Iowa State had an athletic program. Heck, even Coe College got more press than the Cyclones in CR.



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    Re: Worst local sportscaster bias against Cyclones

    My favorite part of the CR media (I grew up there too), was that Iowa never lost, they just didn't win.

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