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La Gesse Column: Turning around ISU starts at point of attack

Quotes out of Iowa State football camp read like a string of comments from a TED talk on positivity.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
3 hours ago

Volleyball: Slow start, strong finish yields win for Cyclones

Just moments into the 2015 season, the Iowa State volleyball team found itself down big and without its leading hitter from a year ago.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
3 hours ago

Volleyball: Horner comfortable in Year 2 at ISU

During a break from a recent practice, Iowa State junior Suzanne Horner, unprompted, walked over to a visiting Iowa State volleyball recruiting target and struck up a conversation with her and her parents.

Volleyball: Horner comfortable in second season at ISU

During a break from a recent practice, Iowa State junior Suzanne Horner, unprompted, walked over to a visiting Iowa State volleyball recruiting target and struck up a conversation with her and her parents.

Several Big 12 teams sporting new looks in 2015

A number of Big 12 teams have new looks this season.  Here are a few of them. At Iowa State, the jersey stripes are now extended  and are featuring a new collar. Check it out. At Kansas, the team has flipped its logo patches and changed its numbers from white to chrome. The Jayhawks also have new helmets. Here's a look at the new helmet: Oklahoma State has added a white version...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Football: Epps in line to play as true freshman

Iowa State could see two true freshman take the field in 2015.

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Iowa State stadium expansion was 25 years in the making

Ten years ago, Ben Bunge drew up plans to enclose the south endzone at Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium. At that time, Bunge was a student, a senior, in the school's engineering department and he came up with the plan as part of a project. Now 32 years old, Bunge was pretty happy when he saw the finished project of a $50 million expansion that took more than 13 months to finish. ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Prohm, Monte Morris comment on player’s odd tweets

Last week, Iowa State center Jameel McKay and the Cyclones finished their trip to Spain 2-1. The team lost one close game to the Venezuelan National Team, 82-77, and McKay sent out some pretty interesting tweets following the loss that had the entire Cyclone fan base worried about his future in Ames. I'm ready to go home — ShowTime ✨ (@ShowTime_McKay) August 13, 2015 My momma...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Noskowiak not returning to Iowa State

Iowa State Cyclones freshman guard Nick Noskowiak will not return to the program after head coach Steve Prohm announced that both parties had “agreed to mutually part ways.” reported the announcement, and Prohm offered a brief statement. “Nick informed us Friday night of his decision to step away from basketball and we agree that it is in his best interest and...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State suspends freshman guard Nick Noskowiak indefinitely

Iowa State men’s basketball post-Fred Hoiberg era is off to a shaky start. Incoming freshman Nick Noskowiak—one of four Hoiberg recruits in the class of 2015—has been suspended indefinitely on Thursday, the team announced. The 19-year-old from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, was charged with operating while intoxicated, first offense, and unsafe lane deviation on May 20. Those charges...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sack Mamba: Pierson hoping to live up to his Twitter handle

One time a fan called Iowa State defensive lineman Dale Pierson the Sack Mamba. Pierson liked the name enough he made it his Twitter handle. Now the hard part is living up to the name. Pierson, a senior, is out to improve on a line that managed just 15 sacks all of last season. Over the last four games of the season, two of which were starts, Pierson made 22 tackles and recovered...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Strong safety Cotton suffers concussion

Iowa State senior strong safety Darian Cotton suffered a concussion and was unable to participate in the team's first scrimmage over the weekend, according to “We though he was close [to returning] and started some symptoms yesterday with physical activity sort of prolonged his returned,” Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads said to The Daily. Cotton is second on...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

ISU center turns pro, leaves three years of eligibility on table

Iowa State Cyclones center Georgis Tsalmpouris has decided to turn professional and forgo his three remaining seasons of eligibility. Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm made the announcement, which was reported by Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. “We are happy for Georgios and his family that he’ll have the opportunity to realize his dream of playing professionally...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State DC not surprised Geno Smith got jaw jacked

People all across the sports world are taking the opportunity to chime-in on what happen to Geno Smith. After news surfaced yesterday that Smith was punched in the jaw by his own teammate, fans and members of the media immediately began to speculate on what really happened. During his time at West Virginia, Smith apparently had a run in with one of the assistant coaches at Iowa...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Iowa State receives Big 12 championship rings

Things aren't necessarily looking up on the gridiron for the upcoming Cyclones football season, but their basketball program is in full force. They've won back-to-bak Big 12 titles in a conference loaded with other powers. Check out some of the new bling:
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Iowa State Basketball Receives Big 12 Championship Rings

This past March, for the second year in a row, Iowa State’s men’s basketball team took home the Big 12 Tournament championship.  The Cyclones received their Big 12 title rings today.  They’re quite nice.  The team just got their rings from last year’s @Big12Conference tournament title. — Cyclone Basketball (@CycloneMBB) August 6, 2015 Here...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Kansas, Iowa State Looked To Join Big Ten In 2010

Flickr/ OkayCityNate Oklahoma and Texas A&M in the Big Ten? Apparently it was closer to happening than you might think. According to Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald, back in 2010, five Big 12 schools explored the possibility of leaving the league together for the Big Ten. That would have put the B1G, which had 11 members at the time, up to 16 schools with two eight...
Via College Spun
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Teammates Surprise Iowa State’s Mitchell Meyers After Final Chemo Treatment

Iowa State defensive lineman Mitchell Meyers has finished his final of seven rounds of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this year. It can’t be an easy process to go through something like that, but it must feel good to find out you have such a big support system. And as Meyers completed his final session, his teammates decided to surprise him...
Via College Spun
July 24, 2015  |  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
June 08, 2015  |  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

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

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