IOWA STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Football: ISU, Leath to give Houston ‘fair shake’ in expansion, after ‘prestige’ programs

The University of Texas is all-in on Houston joining the Big 12 Conference in expansion. Iowa State President Steven Leath wouldn’t go as far as endorsing the Cougars, but is interested in the university as an expansion target.

Football: Who are the five most important newcomers?

This is a season of change for Iowa State football.

Men’s Basketball: Under the radar Weiler-Babb ready to make impact

WEST DES MOINES — So much of the discussion surrounding the 2016-17 Iowa State men’s basketball team centers on the team’s bevy of talented guards. And rightly so with Monte Morris, Matt Thomas and Naz Mitrou-Long all likely all-league players, with Morris a potential first-team All-American. Newcomers Donovan Jackson and Jakolby Long have also generated buzz for themselves as well.

Podcast: Cyclone Slant, July 20

The Cyclone Slant podcast this week touches on all things Big 12 expansion.

Football: Ryen named to Hornung Award watch list

Iowa State wide receiver Trever Ryen was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list on Friday. The award goes to the most versatile player in the nation.

4-Star OT Caleb Chandler De-Commits From Iowa State, Names New Top 6

Jefferson (Ga.) offensive tackle Caleb Chandler had been committed to Iowa State for two weeks, but now the four-star prospect is reconsidering his options. Chandler announced his de-commitment from the Cyclones today, and named a new top 6 in the process. Iowa State is in that group, along with Georgia Southern, Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State and Virginia Tech.  Doing...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Kasongo joins Iowa State after leaving Tennessee

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State coach Steve Prohm says Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo has joined the program. Kasongo, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward from Toronto, will sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Kasongo played in 22 games for the Volunteers last season, averaging 1.4 points and 1.5 rebounds after transferring from the...
Via Associated Press
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State loses starting LB Jordan Harris to transfer

The Iowa State football program took a big hit to its defense, with head coach Matt Campbell announcing starting linebacker Jordan Harris will be leaving the program as a graduate transfer. Iowa State released a statement saying the Mississippi native was hoping to finish his collegiate career closer to him. “Jordan has done everything we have asked him to do since the first...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State LB Jordan Harris to transfer

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State Senior linebacker Jordan Harris, a Mississippi native, announced Thursday that he intends to play his final season at a school closer to home as a graduate transfer. Harris's departure is a big blow to the Cyclones defense, which ranked 97th in the country last season with 32.7 points allowed per game. Harris played two seasons at Copiah-Lincoln Community...
Via Associated Press
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State football now introducing new uniform ideas

Let’s face it, the Iowa Cyclones uniforms have remained unchanged and dull for quite some time now. Other than the occasional mixing of jersey and and pants colors, the Cyclones have worn basically the same thing every game – which is disappointing considering several schools like Oregon and Oklahoma State seem to be wearing something new every week. Iowa has defended their uniforms...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Look: Iowa State adds alternate white helmets for 2016 season

The Iowa State Cyclones took to Twitter today to announce that they will be adding some pretty sweet new white helmets as an alternate to their regular uniform…. The Cyclones will wear a white helmet, adorned with the Iowa State logo on both sides, a couple of times per season at the discretion of the coaching staff and team. The cardinal-colored helmet with the I-State logo remains...
Via The Student Section
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: Iowa State Football Unveils New White Helmet On Twitter

Iowa State’s football program has a new white helmet.  Cyclones’ head coach Matt Campbell took to Twitter this afternoon to tweet out a GIF of the new all-white look.  He tweeted it out with a “A Storm Is Brewing” hashtag.  Just the beginning… #AStormIsBrewing pic.twitter.com/vOf9HHuE5m — Matt Campbell (@ISUMattCampbell) June 6, 2016 Iowa State then officially announced...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State’s Emmanuel Malou to remain in NBA Draft

Emmanuel Malou would have had an opportunity to become a major player for the Iowa State Cyclones during the 2016 college basketball season, but he has decided he will not join the program. On Wednesday morning, it was reported that the 6-foot-9 forward would be remaining in the 2016 NBA Draft pool. 6-9 Aussie & Iowa State recruit, Emmanuel Malou, will remain in NBA Draft according...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa Basketball will receive experienced instate transfer

Iowa State guard Jordan Ashton recently made an announcement over social media that he will be transferring to the University of Northern Iowa for his final season. With my final year of college basketball approaching, I had to make… https://t.co/ezdsiXRH2w — Jordan Ashton (@SmoothBoy_23) April 28, 2016 Ashton will graduate from Iowa State this coming summer and join the Northern...
Via isportsweb.com
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Courtside seats at Iowa State games are a perk for lawmakers

Tickets to Iowa State men's basketball games were hard to land for fans this year but easier for one group: legislators being entertained by University President Steven Leath. An Associated Press review shows 10 lawmakers accepted invitations to sit with Leath courtside at Hilton Coliseum, including House Speaker Linda Upmeyer and education appropriations subcommittee chairman...
Via Associated Press
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State G Naz Mitriou-Long granted medical hardship waiver

Iowa State guard Naz Mitriou-Long has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big 12 and will be allowed to play in the 2016-17 season, according to an announcement from the university. “Everything happens for a reason and although it hurt to not be able to play for a group of guys I loved last year, my body needed time to recover and that time off allowed me to feel the...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Georges Niang campaigns to be Ames mayor in funny video

Georges Niang helped revive Iowa State basketball into a name school across the country, combined with the exploits of alum and former coach Fred Hoiberg. Niang was an under-recruited kid from Massachusetts who couldn’t get any scholarship offers from schools in the area, and became a national force in Ames. But, if he were to run for mayor of Ames, Iowa, against his former coach...
Via The Comeback
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Allen Lazard out for ISU spring game with broken hand

Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard will miss the Cyclones’ spring game next week due to a broken hand, per a report from Bobby La Gesse of The Ames Tribune. La Gesse also reported that the actual injury was a hairline fracture and would not affect Lazard’s status for the 2016 season. That is great news for the Cyclones, as Lazard had 56 catches for a team-best 808 yards and...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State football players save a life while on spring break

When you go to South Padre Island, Texas for spring break, you have certain expectations about what’s going to happen. You’re going to go swimming. You’re going to party. Jell-O shots will be involved. And you’ll probably get sunburned. One thing you don’t expect to happen is that you’ll have to save someone’s life. In the case of four current and two former Iowa State...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State Cheerleader Has A Name, Seems Okay After Getting Hit In The Face

Every year during March Madness, for one reason or another, there seems to be at least one student – whether it’s a band member or a cheerleader – who captures the hearts of America. This year, it’s Iowa State cheerleader Katherine Coker. Coker was hit squarely in the face by a basketball during the Cyclones’ contest against Virginia and promptly left the court in tears...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State Cheerleader Leaves Game After Getting Hit In Face With Ball (Video)

Friday night was one to forget for Iowa State basketball. The Cyclones lost 84-71 to No. 1 seed Virginia in the Sweet 16 round of the Midwest region, ending their impressive season. An Iowa State cheerleader also had to leave the game in the second half when a pass bounced off a Cyclones player’s foot and hit her in the face. She left the game and received a nice applause from...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cyclones cheerleader takes kicked ball to the face

Iowa State’s game against Virginia went about as well as the following Cyclones’ cheerleader’s night.  Not great.  Late in the second half of ISU’s Sweet 16 game against the Cavaliers, an Iowa State cheerleader was nailed in the face by a loose ball. She exited the floor in tears.  Iowa St cheerleader takes kicked ball off the face pic.twitter.com/IjpWDHP6Cq —...
Via College Spun
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Sounds like Cyclones will have home-court

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, with games Friday night in Philadelphia and Chicago (all times Eastern): 7:02 p.m. Looks and SOUNDS like Iowa State will have a distinct home-court advantage for its Sweet 16 game against top-seeded Virginia. The stands behind the Cyclones' bench were filled with fans dressed in red and gold, and they were loud when their favorite...
Via Associated Press
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: A tale of two teams, and Thomas chose Cyclones

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, with games Thursday night in Anaheim, California, and Lousiville, Kentucky (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. When Matt Thomas was a prep star in Wisconsin, he was recruited by Iowa State and Virginia. The 6-foot-4 guard opted for the Cyclones, playing a key role in their run to their second Sweet 16 in three years. Next up for Thomas...
Via Associated Press
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iowa State's Basketball Coach Dances After Sweet 16 Berth

Steve Prohm joined the long list of head coaches with funny, weird or flat-out awful dance celebrations after his Iowa State Cyclones clinched a berth to the NCAA Tournament's Round of 16. Iowa State beat Arkansas-Little Rock 78-61 on Sunday. The 41-year-old Prohm wanted to get involved with his team's celebration in the locker room, so he did his best to show his players his...
Via Stack
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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