Iowa State Cyclones season preview

The Iowa States Cyclones program took a small step backwards in 2013 with their fourth consecutive losing season and failure to reach a bowl game. Head coach Paul Rhoades, whom is under contract until 2021, finished with a 3-9 (2-7) record in his fifth season as head coach. The Cyclone gridiron squad will need to step up in 2014 to keep up with their basketball counterparts. Despite...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Pre-Season Preview: Iowa State Cyclones

2012 Record: 6-7 (3-6 in Big 12) Head Coach: Paul Rhoads (24-27 at Iowa St, 12-22 in Big 12) Last Bowl Game: 2012 Liberty Bowl: lost to Tulsa 31-17 Stadium: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA (capacity = 55,000) Home Field Advantage: ranked 52nd out of 69 BCS teams Schedule Glimpse: 2013 Schedule Link Out of Conference: 8/31 vs Northern Iowa, 9/14...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Iowa State’s Jacques Washington brings Channel 10 series to ISU Media Day

Iowa State held the Cyclones' annual Media Day on Sunday, meaning it was time for safety Jacques Washington to take the mic for his Channel 10 News series.
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Iowa State’s Jacques Washington Has Fun Playing Reporter During Camp

Jacques Washington is a senior for the Iowa State Cyclones, and in addition to playing defensive back for the team, he is developing some serious on-camera skills. Today, he took charge of reporting on ISU’s fall camp — he interviewed his teammates about hairstyles, ridiculous nicknames, and what it takes to join “the beefcakes.” The video is a little lengthy, but it’s...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa State hoping for strong start in Big 12 play

For the second year in a row, Iowa State enters Big 12 play with a perfect record, a week of rest and a hopeful buzz surrounding the program. The Cyclones would sure like to avoid blowing that momentum like they did in 2011. Iowa State (3-0) opens conference play Saturday against Texas Tech (3-0) fully aware of what transpired last fall. The Cyclones started the Big 12 at home...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Secondary keys Iowa State defense

(Updates. With AP Photos.) With two new starters playing in a pass-happy league, there were legitimate questions about Iowa State's secondary as the season began. Not so much anymore after two games, both of them victories. First-year starters Jansen Watson at cornerback and Durrell Givens at strong safety have joined returning regulars Jeremy Reeves (cornerback) and Jacques...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Williams Blog: Whose stock is up?

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams Iowa State is five practices into spring football 2012. Considering the fact that only three of those days have featured contact and pads, it’s tough to read too much into anything at this point in time. However after attending practice number one, participating in yesterday’s media session...
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March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

JOTTINGS: Signing Day Quick Hits

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams  AMES — National Signing Day 2012 was a piece of cake for the Iowa State football program. The Cyclones signed 18 high school players on Wednesday. Three junior college prospects were already on campus. Head coach Paul Rhoads introduced the class to the media at a 3 p.m. press conference. Here’s...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Defense stingy, offense struggles in loss to OU

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams A week after the biggest win in Iowa State football history, the Cyclones were hardly hungover in Saturday’s 26-6 loss at Oklahoma. Iowa State’s defense was fantastic. Iowa State’s offense was not fantastic. For more details, I highly encourage you to read this recap. FINAL BOOK: OU 26,...
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November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Monday Musings: 11-21 Edition

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams *** I was on 1460 KXNO with Steve Deace earlier today and we got to talking about bowl possibilities for Iowa State. Deace believes that even a 6-6 Iowa State team would be a realistic option for the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and because of certain scenarios within the league this year, I agree...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Notebook: Opportunity is knocking

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams Depending on where you look, Iowa State is as much as a 27.5 point home underdog to the second-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys for Senior Night, 2011 in Ames. During his weekly press conference on Monday, Paul Rhoads didn’t dance around the fact that his team has a monumental challenge ahead of...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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