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IOWA STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Men’s Basketball: Former Cyclone Vroman dies at age 34

Jackson Vroman, who played two seasons at Iowa State in the early 2000s, has died, his agent confirmed in an email to the Ames Tribune.

Iowa State stadium expansion nearly complete

A football team in the Big 12 is getting a facility upgrade, and it is not who you may expect. Brad Pautsch, of KTIV in Iowa, is reporting that the Iowa State Cyclones are in the process of a stadium expansion and will soon be the third largest stadium in the Big 12 behind Texas and Oklahoma. The same Cyclones football team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2009. Specifically...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Men’s Basketball: From “The Dungeon” to the Big 12 - Steve Prohm’s rise from volunteer assistant to Iowa State head coach

On his first day in the coaching profession, Steve Prohm stood outside a drive-through daiquiri store in Shreveport, La., speaking into a pay phone, wondering what exactly he had just gotten himself into.

Iowa State expanding stadium to 61,000

AMES, Iowa (AP) One of the many reasons cited for Iowa State's lack of success in football was a stadium experience that often fell flat. That shouldn't be much of an excuse much longer. The Cyclones are in the final stages of a major renovation to the stadium's south end zone, part of a $60 million expansion of Jack Trice Stadium that is set to be completed in late August. It's...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State reveals 2015-16 non-conference schedule

Just months after falling to the UAB Blazers in the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament in a shocker nobody saw coming, the Iowa State Cyclones are preparing to start again. On Tuesday, the team announced their non-conference schedule and it isn’t as tough as you’d expect for a two-time defending Big 12 tournament champion. According to Cyclones.com, Iowa State, now being lead...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State running back Martinez Syria no longer with team

Iowa State Cyclones running back Martinez Syria has been dismissed from the team. Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported the story. According to Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads, Syria was dismissed due to a violation of team rules. The former three-star recruit out of Houston’s Nimitz High School appeared in five games last year and rushed for 47 yards and...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Prohm set to become the next head coach of the Iowa State Cyclones

The Iowa State Cyclones have hired Murray State’s coach Steve Prohm to replace Fred Hoiberg. Prohm, 40, is a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year and comprised a 104-29 record in four seasons since taking over as Murray State’s head coach. During his first year, he led the Racers to a round of 32 appearance in the NCAA tournament, but fell short of the big dance...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Prohm Date: Iowa State’s Hire is as Good as it Could Have Been

It feels like only yesterday since Iowa State had its basketball program turned upside down by the departure of Fred Hoiberg. After all, Hoiberg wasn’t the Mayor of Ames for no reason. Really, honestly, what Hoiberg did for the university was incredible. Between helping to put it on the map of being a national contender on a yearly basis, to changing the expectations we have...
Via The Student Section
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg gives final Iowa State press conference

Though former Iowa State Cyclones head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg is now in the NBA and coaching the Chicago Bulls, he isn’t a man to not say goodbye. The ISU alum returned to Ames and gave his final press conference for the school, which currently ranks No. 4 in the NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk “Way Too Early” Rankings. Though it may seem Hoiberg had little...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoiberg praises Otzelberger in last Iowa State presser

AMES, Iowa (AP) Former Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg has debunked the rumor that he recently rehired top assistant T.J. Otzelberger to be his eventual successor. But Hoiberg thinks Otzelberger will make a great coach someday. Whether that opportunity comes with the Cyclones next season should be known soon. Otzelberger is expected to be the top in-house candidate to replace Hoiberg...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyclones want 'return on investment' from Fred Hoiberg's replacement

  Iowa State President Steven Leath said Thursday he is ''open minded'' about how much the university is willing to pay its next basketball coach. The Cyclones largesse will apparently have its limits. Leath spoke to reporters for the first time since Fred Hoiberg left to take over the NBA's Chicago Bulls. Leath said he intends to be interview all the finalists identified by athletic...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek Rejects Opportunity To Interview With Iowa State

Jeff Hornacek reportedly rejected an opportunity to meet with officials from Iowa State about their head coaching vacancy. Hornacek, like Fred Hoiberg, played collegiately for Iowa State. Hornacek discussed the Iowa State rumors with the media on Tuesday and reaffirmed his commitment to the Phoenix Suns. He said via Paul Coro: "Ryan (McDonough) and I came here for a purpose. We think...
Via RealGM
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State’s AD, President At Odds over Hoiberg’s Successor

Now that former Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has made the jump to the NBA, having just agreed to become the coach of the Chicago Bulls, the university needs to name his successor. Unfortunately, it looks like that process is going to take a while. According to CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, AD Jamie Pollard wants to hire team assistant T.J. Otzelberger. There’s nothing to suggest...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State: A farewell to Fred Hoiberg

The moment Iowa State basketball fans were dreading for a while finally arrived Tuesday, as head coach Fred Hoiberg, “The Mayor,” officially left Ames to be the next head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Hoiberg has signed a five-year deal worth about $25 million and takes the reins from Tom Thibodeau, who led the Bulls to prosperous regular season finishes but fell out of favor with...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

UC’s Big Game with Iowa State Loses Some Luster

The Bearcats huge December 22 basketball game against the Iowa State Cyclones has lost a little bit of luster as it has been reported that Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg is leaving to coach the Chicago Bulls. Just perusing a list of some of the coaching candidates, while Iowa State should still land a nice coach, it can’t be expected that they will have the same kind of frantic...
Via Bearcats Blog
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg in Chicago to close Bulls deal

  Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg boarded a flight to Chicago on Monday to meet with the Bulls about their open coaching vacancy. Hoiberg told reporters at the airport in Ames, Iowa, that he has meetings set for Monday night but no deal with the Bulls has been finalized. Hoiberg had long been rumored as the replacement for Tom Thibodeau, who was fired last week after five seasons...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Goodbye Fred Hoiberg: College Hoops Will Miss You and Your Smile

Fred Hoiberg is dead. Relax, not literally. I meant the figurative kind. The college basketball version of Fred Hoiberg, if you will. Or, more properly, the idea of what a coach like Fred Hoiberg can do to help make college basketball a better, more exciting, and supremely enjoyable product. No matter. The “Five Freds System” Hoiberg implemented with the Iowa State Cyclones is...
Via The Student Section
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State Cyclones 2015 Preview and Prediction

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads has cultivated a reputation of being able to do more with less. After a 5-19 record the last two seasons, Rhoads and...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Fred Hoiberg “Couldn’t Fully Commit” To Iowa State Return During Recruitment Of 5-Star Cheick Diallo

YouTube Today, the Chicago Bulls ended months of speculation with the firing of head coach Tom Thibodeau. While a number of names have been connected to the opening, one of the most popular is Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Earlier this month, ISU athletic director Jamie Pollard admitted that Hoiberg has NBA aspirations, and reports emerged that the Bulls job is his “if he...
Via College Spun
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

ISU AD Jamie Pollard Took A Shot At Iowa With The Cy-Hawk Trophy During Cyclone Tailgate Tour Stop

Iowa State coaches and athletics staff are in the middle of their “Cyclone Tailgate Tour” throughout the state. During this afternoon’s stop in Bettendorf, an eastern Iowa town near the Illinois border, athletic director Jamie Pollard couldn’t help himself, and took a nice shot at Iowa while just an hour from his rival school. #qctimes ISU AD Jamie Pollard: “We brought...
Via College Spun
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Iowa State LB makes ridiculous catch

Willie Harvey may be a linebacker, but he made a catch that his offensive teammates at Iowa State will certainly be jealous of. The 6-foot, 220-pound linebacker, who redshirted his freshman season at Iowa State, displays some impressive acrobatic athleticism in a video posted to his Twitter page, in which he performs a backflip while catching a passing. ISU head coach Paul Rhoads...
Via Fox Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State nabs top 100 recruit Nick Noskowiak

In recent years, the Iowa State Cyclones have focused on talented transfers from four year schools to fill its roster holes and make a positive impact. Sunday’s verbal commitment of 6′-2″ point guard Nick Noskowiak of Sun Prairie (WI) departed from head coach Fred Hoiberg’s usual plan, though, as Noskowiak is a top 100 recruit nationally from ...
Via Hoopniks
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cool Text Message Chain Between Iowa State Basketball Coaches Shows How They Take Note Of NBA Plays

Iowa State has run some of the most effective offenses in college basketball over the last few years. It is no surprise that Fred Hoiberg’s staff watches a lot of NBA playoff basketball to pull ideas for the Cyclones. Hoiberg is coming off of open-heart surgery, but he seems to be recovering well, based on a text chain posted on Twitter by assistant coach Charlie Henry. The texts...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Loyola picks up Iowa State transfer Clayton Custer

Loyola’s backcourt got richer Saturday as former Iowa State guard Clayton Custer tweeted that he has committed to the Ramblers. Custer, a 6-foot-1 guard, will have three years of eligibility at Loyola, starting in the 2016-17 season. Photo: Charlie Neibergall / AP Custer was a borderline top-100 recruit out of high school, where he was teammates with Loyola guard Ben Richardson...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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