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Football: Richardson and why he ignores his coaches who say he could great

Iowa State coaches aren’t shy about hiding their feelings about Sam Richardson. Coach Paul Rhoads could see him as a top three Big 12 signal caller.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
3 hours ago

Podcast: Cyclone Slant, March 24

The Cyclone Slant podcast returns to recap the Iowa State men’s basketball season while looking ahead to next year. Sports editor Bobby La Gesse and staff writer Travis Hines also debate if the Cyclones can use the transfer market as the primary mode of building a roster.

Women’s Basketball: Moody named an All-Region nominee

Iowa State women’s basketball player Nikki Moody added another accolade to her senior season when she was named a WBCA All-Region 5 nominee for the 2015 Division I Coaches’ All-America Team on Wednesday.

Football: Bibbs puts knee issues behind him at pro day

As Iowa State’s pro day began, E.J. Bibbs wasn’t worried about his knee.

Clayton Custer transferring from Iowa State

Clayton Custer transferring from Iowa State
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Short-sighted: Adidas turned down Michael Jordan because he wasn't 7-feet tall?

Why didn’t you see UAB over Iowa State coming? . . . So much for that deep Virginia run. . . . Villanova in the Final Four? Man, that was dumb. And so on, and so on. Well, according to a Wall Street Journal article published Monday, that’s pretty much how Adidas has felt for the past 30 years. The shoe giant reportedly turned down the one and only Michael Jordan for an endorsement...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Men’s Basketball: Custer to transfer

Iowa State freshman point guard Clayton Custer plans to transfer from Iowa State, a source tells the Ames Tribune.

Big 12 Must Bounce Back After Major Letdown

Georges Niang #31 of the Iowa State Cyclones reacts against the UAB Blazers during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournamenat at the KFC YUM! Center. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Thursday, March 19th was an absolute nightmare for the Big 12. There is no other way to put it, in a day where three of their heavyweight programs were major favorites; the...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: UAB shocks Iowa State for first upset of the NCAA Tournament

Ten times is apparently the charm as No. 14 UAB knocked off three-seeded Iowa State 60-59 in a second round upset, the first of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. But what happened 10 times around for UAB? After going zero for their last nine in three point attempts,  Robert Brown sank one from downtown with less than […]
Via The Majors National
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State loses to UAB in huge bracket buster

It took only a few hours for the first major upset in the 2015 NCAA Tournament to take place, as No. 14 UAB shocked Iowa State in a 60-59 thriller on Thursday afternoon. The Blazers busted a ton of brackets in the process. Hardly anyone picked UAB to beat Iowa State, and there were plenty...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kansas Star Joel Embiid Trolls Iowa State For Losing To UAB

Joel Embiid spent just one year at Kansas, but the 7-footer appears to have developed quite a distaste for Iowa State during his time with the Jayhawks.  Following the No. 3-seeded Cyclones upset loss to No. 14 UAB in the NCAA Tournament’s Second Round Thursday afternoon, Embiid, now with the Philadelphia 76ers, sent out a tweet trolling ISU.  Check it out:  Well at least they...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

96 Percent Of Yahoo Bracket Submissions Had Iowa State Beating UAB

Coming off of a crazy run to win the Big 12 Tournament, South Region three seed Iowa State was an attractive pick to edge out Duke and Gonzaga and make a Final Four run. 96% of brackets on Yahoo and 95% on ESPN had the Cyclones beating 14 seed UAB in the first round, and 15% of Yahoo brackets had the Cyclones making it to the Final Four. There are a lot of disappointed basketball...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Four Projections: CollegeHoopsDigest Writers

The scribes here at CollegeHoopsDigest have consulted their Magic 8 Balls, Ouija Boards and the octopus that picked the World Cup games to come up with this year's Final Four projections. Feel free to weigh in on twitter. Brian Wilmer (@sportsmatters): Kentucky, Arizona, Virginia, Duke. Kentucky over Virginia.Terry Cook (@OccupyEutawSt): Kentucky, Arizona, Villanova, Gonzaga....
Via College Hoops Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Birthing of a New Legacy: Can Fred Hoiberg Use the NCAA Tournament to Enhance His Mythology At Iowa State?

Duke was not Duke until Mike Krzyzewski helped make it so. The same could be said for UConn with the help of Jim Calhoun and a few other programs that we view today as powerhouses in college basketball. While Duke and UConn are widely accepted today as college hoops royalty, there was a time when neither were all that and a bag of chips. Great things aren’t just born great ...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State vs. UAB – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Fred Hoiberg has a lot to smile about. There might not be a hotter team in the country than Iowa State, which won the Big 12 Tournament this past weekend, coming back from a double-digit deficit to top Kansas Saturday night. The Cyclones were rewarded for their recent streak of good play with the No. 3 seed in the South Region, where they’ll face No. 14 seed UAB.  Be sure to...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

KU Crumbles; Iowa State Roars Back to Win Big 12 Tournament

“It sucked” – Bill Self, when asked about how his team’s play in the second half. Featuring SC Top Ten dunks, blazing comebacks, and last-second heroics, Saturday night’s Big 12 Tournament Championship Game lived up to all hype. Kansas and Iowa State played 80 minutes of tough, physical basketball in the regular season, splitting the two meetings and leaving fans wanting...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Fred Hoiberg Greeted His Victorious Players In The Locker Room With A Butt-Bump

Saturday, Iowa State rallied from a huge second-half deficit to knock off Kansas and win its second straight Big 12 Tournament trophy. Unfortunately, Cyclones head coach Fred Hoiberg didn’t give us another virtuoso dance performance, like he did last year during the NCAA Tournament. But he did find a way to celebrate with his players. Hoiberg chose instead to enter the locker room...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Iowa State Fans Chant “Jamie Pollard” In Honor Of AD, Who Had Heart Attack This Week

It’s been an emotional week for Iowa State Athletics. Monday, the school’s AD, Jamie Pollard, suffered a heart attack while attending his daughters’ track meet. Tuesday night, he underwent triple bypass surgery. So as the Cyclones took the court Thursday to start the defense of their conference tournament title, needless to say, they had a lot of their minds. Saturday night...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 13 Iowa State stages another comeback to win Big 12 title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Iowa State's unflappable bunch of comeback kids did it one more time. Georges Niang scored 19 points, Abdel Nader made the go-ahead foul shots with 48 seconds to go, and the No. 13 Cyclones rallied from a 17-point second-half hole to beat ninth-ranked Kansas 70-66 in the Big 12 tournament championship Saturday night. It was the fifth straight game -- including...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Creepy Old Dude Grabs Attractive Iowa State Fan on TV

Sometimes it’s just better to lay off. During ESPN’s pregame coverage of the Big 12 title game between Kansas and Iowa State, a creepy old guy grabbed a young and attractive fan by the waist. It appears that the guy is wearing a KU hat and unless he’s the girl’s father or grandpa, it appears Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Monte Morris Caps Iowa State Comeback Over Texas

The Texas Longhorns had a big lead pretty much all night against the Iowa State Cyclones in the Big 12 tournament. It was looking like Texas was on their way to cementing an NCAA tournament bid as they held a 10 point lead with 3:35 remaining. Then Texas decided to go all out Texas. Iowa State started chipping away. After four free throws, back to back 3s around a Texas turnover...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State AD Pollard undergoes successful heart surgery

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State says that athletic director Jamie Pollard had successful open heart bypass surgery on Tuesday. Pollard suffered a heart attack on Monday while watching his daughters at a track meet in northeast Iowa. Pollard was transferred from a Waterloo hospital to the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, where he had the surgery. Pollard was in intensive care...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State AD Pollard suffers heart attack; school names interim

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State says that athletic director Jamie Pollard is recovering in a hospital after suffering a heart attack. The Cyclones said in a statement that Pollard suffered the heart attack Monday while watching his daughters compete in a track meet on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. He spent Monday night at Allen Hospital in Waterloo and remained there on...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

It appears Brent Musburger laid a wager on Oklahoma-Iowa State

This is one of the reasons why we miss Brent Musburger on the main ESPN college football game. Late in the action during Monday’s Oklahoma-Iowa State game, a gambling reference made its way into the discussion between Brent and his partner, Fran Fraschilla. With 31.9 seconds left and the Cyclones up by six, there was an out-of-bounds call that led Fraschilla to say, “I know...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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