Lanning named All-American by SI
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior linebacker/quarterback Joel Lanning was named second-team All-American by Sports Illustrated as an all-purpose player.
A true three-way player, Lanning has had a remarkable senior season leading the Cyclones into the national rankings for the first time since 2005 and their first bowl berth in five years with his uncanny versatility.
Lanning currently ranks 31st nationally in tackles per game (9.2), registering a team-high four double-digit tackle performances, including a career-high 20 stops against Texas. His 20 tackles against the Longhorns ranks ninth in school history and ties for fifth among FBS players this season.
Lanning also leads the team in sacks (5.0), ranks second in TFL (10.0) and has a fumble recovery and interception on the season.
Iowa's Jewell, Jackson earn honors
IOWA CITY -- University of Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell and junior defensive back Josh Jackson have been named to the 2017 Walter Camp All-America First Team.
This is the fourth straight year Iowa has had a Walter Camp All-American, and third time in four years that player was named to the first team. It is also the first time in program history Iowa has had two defensive players named first team, and third time that Iowa has had multiple Walter Camp All-Americans (two in 1985, three in 2002).
Jewell, a native of Decorah, Iowa, was named to the first team after earning first-team honors by Big Ten coaches and media and Associated Press. He leads the Big Ten and ranks third nationally in tackles (125 total, 11.4 per game).
Jackson, a native of Corinth, Texas, is tied as the national leader with seven interceptions and earned all-conference recognition for the first time. He leads the nation with 25 passes defended and is tied for second in interception return touchdowns (two), and pass break-ups (18).
USD set to host Harry Potter Day
VERMILLION, S.D. — A Harry Potter Day themed basketball game has been announced for the South Dakota men’s basketball contest on Sunday, Dec. 10 against Eastern Washington.
The first 300 fans through the doors will receive a USD themed Harry Potter t-shirt.
Fans are encouraged to arrive to the 1 p.m. tipoff dressed for the theme with Harry Potter themed prizes for the best costumes, including a full set of Harry Potter books. The afternoon of basketball will have Harry Potter themed games, videos and other fun events including familiar faces from the books on hand to meet fans.