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Basketball: McDermott waiting for Bulls coaching situtaion, Hoiberg chatter to play out

ANKENY - Right now, there isn’t much difference between being a Chicago Bull or an Iowa State fan. Former Ames standout Doug McDermott is just like everyone else in Ames when it comes to the uncertain situation around the Bulls head coaching position.

Iowa State AD Urges Calm Over Fred Hoiberg’s Status

Just where Iowa State Cyclones head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will be next season remains up in the air, and school AD Jamie Pollard wants fans to calm down since nothing is set in stone yet. You see, Hoiberg has been linked to a potential vacancy with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, with whom he spent four seasons during his 10-year NBA career. The Bulls have yet to decide...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Men’s Basketball: Pollard calls for restraint regarding Hoiberg’s future

CLEAR LAKE — As the Iowa State fan base spent another day in limbo awaiting word from Chicago, Fred Hoiberg or anyone with an opinion on the Cyclone men’s basketball coach’s future, ISU athletic director Jamie Pollard emphasized restraint and calm.

Men’s Basketball: Otzelberger on ISU managing uncertainty amid NBA rumors

HUMBOLDT — The Iowa State men’s basketball coaching staff and its players aren’t ignoring all the uncertainty and rumor that has surrounded the program regarding coach Fred Hoiberg’s future, but they’re trying to do the best they can not to be distracted by it.

JUCO G Jordan Ashton Commits to Iowa State

Guard Jordan Ashton, of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has committed to Iowa State. Rob Gray of Yardbarker’s Cyclone Fanatic reported the story. Standing 6’4″ and hailing from Mount Pleasant, Ashton averaged 16.4 points per game last season. He will be a preferred walk-on with the Cyclones next season, and also drew interest from Southern Illinois via a...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State signee ‘doing fine’ after shooting himself in hand

Iowa State Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads has provided an update on 2015 signee Sheldon Croney, who suffered an injury last week caused by a self-inflicted gunshot to the hand. There is still no word on when Croney will be at 100 percent, but Rhoads comments’ seem to indicate the Cyclones are not worried about the running back’s availability for the upcoming football season...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State RB recruit accidentally shoots himself in the hand

It might be a while until Sheldon Croney is taking handoffs again. According to a police report obtained by the Des Moines Register, Croney, a running back recruit in Iowa State's 2015 class, accidentally shot himself in his left hand on Tuesday afternoon. The Bakersfield, Calif., police department maintains that Croney and his friend were hanging out at a friend's house when they...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State RB Recruit Accidentally Shoots Self in Hand

Iowa State Cyclones running back recruit Sheldon Croney accidentally shot himself in the hand earlier this week in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. Speaking to Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, Sergeant Joe Grubbs of the Bakersfield PD elaborated on the incident. “He found a firearm and while manipulating the fire arm, shot himself in the hand,” Grubbs said. He...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Iowa State, Kansas need Big 12 expansion to return to bowl scene?

Now that the Big 12 has pumped the brakes on reinstating a championship game, there's another issue that requires adequate exploration: expansion. The idea of bringing in another pair of teams is particularly appealing to conference bottom-dwellers Iowa State and Kansas, who have struggled with the Big 12's round-robin scheduling format. "You'd have an unbalanced schedule," writes...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State recruit headed to Ames distinctively prepared for college

Iowa State recruit Seth Nerness will join the Cyclones as a freshman this summer, but he isn't your average freshman. Unlike most incoming freshmen, Nerness will already have the experience of living away from home under his belt upon packing up his bags and heading to summer football camp. As he reveals to the Des Moines Register, the three-star defensive end from Murray, Iowa...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Guard Nick Noskowiak commits to Iowa State

Iowa State always seems to find talent and contributors on the transfer market but on Sunday they received a commit from a top 100 player on the recruiting trail, Nick Noskowiak. Noskowiak is a 4-star 2015 point guard out of Sun Prairie High School, who committed to Marquette twice (once under Buzz Williams and once under Steve Wojciechowski) before re-opening his options. The Wisconsin...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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

Iowa State coach Hoiberg undergoes open-heart surgery

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa State says coach Fred Hoiberg has undergone open-heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. Hoiberg had surgery Friday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Doctor Rakesh Suri says the operation was a success, adding that ''Hoiberg is in recovery and doing very well himself.'' Hoiberg retired from the NBA following the 2004-05 season because of heart...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State transfer Clayton Custer sets visit to Loyola

Photo: Blake Lanser/Iowa State Daily Iowa State transfer Clayton Custer will visit Loyola in two weekends, Eric Bossi of Rivals.com reported Monday. Custer, a 6-foot-1 guard with three years of eligibility, played just 5.8 minutes per game for the Cyclones as a freshman, averaging 1.1 points and 0.7 assists. Custer was a borderline top-100 recruit coming out of high school, where...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 13, 2015  |  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
March 19, 2015  |  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
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas Player Reportedly Can’t Believe That Iowa State Lost To UAB: “They Lying, Right?”

It was less than one week ago that Iowa State mounted an incredible second-half comeback to knock off Kansas and win the Big 12 Tournament title. As a result, 96 percent of the country, at least according to Yahoo!, picked the Cyclones to win their second round matchup with UAB in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks, presumably, also figured that Iowa State would prevail...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  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
March 19, 2015  |  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
March 16, 2015  |  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
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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