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Men’s Basketball: Jackson sticking with ISU

Iowa State signee Donovan Jackson has reaffirmed his commitment to joining the Cyclone program after initially wavering after the departure of his lead recruiter from the coaching staff.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
17 hours ago

Football: Inside ISU’s early commitment recruiting philosophy

As Alex Williams took in the Iowa State campus the excitement wouldn’t go away.

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Men’s Basketball: Niang invited to NBA Draft Combine

Former Iowa State star Georges Niang has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine, he tells the Ames Tribune.

Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long granted hardship waiver

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big 12, making him eligible to play as expected in 2016-17. Mitrou-Long played eight games as a senior last year before lingering pain from offseason hip surgeries became too much to overcome. Mitrou-Long, who averaged 12 points a game in 2015-16, ended his season at the eight-game point...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State's Bill Fennelly, sued by ex-star, defends self

AMES, Iowa (AP) Bill Fennelly is defending himself and his coaching style, two weeks after the long-time Iowa State women's basketball coach was sued by a former star player for race discrimination and retaliation. Fennelly met with the media for the first time since Nikki Moody filed a lawsuit in state district court that seeks unspecified damages. Moody, a standout point guard...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Women’s Basketball: Fennelly would change “nothing” in his relationship with Moody

In an emotional press conference, Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly said on Friday he wouldn’t alter anything he did involving former player Nikki Moody. Moody is suing Fennelly for racial discrimination.

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Iowa State recruit Malou to explore professional options

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State recruit Emmanuel Malou has filed the paperwork necessary to enter the NBA draft but has not hired an agent, preserving his college eligibility. Cyclones spokesman Matt Shoultz confirmed Malou's decision on Monday. The 6-foot-9 Malou was the highlight of coach Steve Prohm's first recruiting class. He averaged 14.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Moody's attorney, Iowa State disagree on university ruling

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) An attorney for former Iowa State women's basketball player Nikki Moody said Tuesday that his firm disagrees with the university's finding that it was unable to substantiate her complaints of racial discrimination. Moody has sued coach Bill Fennelly, the university and the state for racial discrimination and retaliation. Moody claims she was constantly harassed...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikki Moody, former Iowa State star, sues coach

Former Iowa State women’s basketball star Nikki Moody has sued former coach Bill Fennelly, the university and the state of Iowa itself for what an AP report cited as “racial discrimination and retaliation.” Moody states in the lawsuit that Fennelly repeatedly called her a “thug” and selfish despite her being the program’s all-time leader in assists, and that what she...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Monté Morris returning to Iowa State

Iowa State junior point guard Monté Morris has announced that he will return for his senior season, according to an official release from the program. “Ultimately, it came down to wanting to accomplish a number of things, with earning my degree and continuing my development as a basketball player my top priorities,” Morris said. “I want to get stronger and become the best...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  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

This Iowa State Cheerleader Continues to Cheer After Taking a Basketball to the Face and Being Escorted Away in Tears

Iowa State took an L in their Sweet 16 matchup against Virginia, but it was not the fault of this gutsy cheerleader. With a few minutes remaining in the game, a kicked ball shot straight for the cheerleader's face as she innocently sat near the baseline. The ball drilled her in the side of the face and she crumpled to the floor. She immediately burst into tears and had to be escorted...
Via Stack
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa State cheerleader leaves game in tears after taking ball to the face

An Iowa State cheerleader had to be escorted off the court late in Iowa State's 84-71 loss to top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers after taking a kick-ball right to the face. UVA, leading 74-62 late in the second half, was preparing to take the ball in after an errant pass flew of Iowa State player Matt Thomas' foot and out of bounds. Players began getting setup for the next play before...
Via Fox Sports
March 25, 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

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

Twitter/CycloneMBB The Midwest region of this year’s NCAA Tournament has been the most unpredictable thus far – especially because of Michigan State’s loss – but on the top half of the bracket we’ve got an all-chalk matchup in the Sweet 16. Virginia, the 1-seed, knocked off both Hampton and Butler to advance to Chicago. Iowa State, the 4-seed, held off Iona and handled...
Via College Spun
March 20, 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

Georges Niang was too paranoid about upset to sleep

Georges Niang is happy to get the first win of the tourney out of the way. The Iowa State star said after leading his Cyclones to victory over Iona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday that he couldn’t sleep the night before because he was too paranoid about being upset. “I didn’t get any sleep last night because I was just so paranoid about hearing about UAB...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Campbell gives Iowa State players clean slate

New Iowa State coach Matt Campbell told reporters during a Cyclones spring practice that he has given his players a clean slate for the upcoming 2016 season. “Everybody starts with a clean slate, with no preconceived notions,” Campbell said. “We’ve said that from day one — allow these guys to start from scratch and really allow them to see what they look like over a period...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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