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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...
Via College Football Universe
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rohach leads Iowa St past Kansas 34-0

Freshman Grant Rohach passed for a season-best 300 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa State beat Kansas 34-0 on a frigid Saturday night for its first Big 12 victory. James White and Shontrelle Johnson each ran for a touchdown and Cole Netten kicked two field goals for the Cyclones (2-9, 1-7), who broke a seven-game losing streak at home and sent Kansas to its 24th straight road loss...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Jayhawks shut out by Iowa State for 24th straight road loss

AMES, Iowa (AP) Freshman Grant Rohach passed for a season-best 300 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa State beat Kansas 34-0 on a frigid Saturday night for its first Big 12 victory. James White and Shontrelle Johnson each ran for a touchdown and Cole Netten kicked two field goals for the Cyclones (2-9, 1-7), who broke a seven-game losing streak at home and sent Kansas to its 24th...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Struggling Iowa State preps for 3-7 Kansas

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa State has faced one of the most grueling stretches of any team in the country over the past two months and it lost every game. The beleaguered Cyclones (1-9, 0-7 Big 12) finally get someone they believe they can hang with on Saturday, along with their best chance yet to snap a seven-game losing streak, when they host...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cyclones hit bottom with back-to-back blowouts

Lost in the uproar over Iowa State's controversial loss to Texas earlier this month was that it appeared to show that the Cyclones could hang with the best of the Big 12. Not anymore. A thin and inexperienced roster was decimated by injuries, and the bottom fell out for Iowa State. The Cyclones have lost their last two games by a combined 95 points and appear headed for their...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Wimberly juices Iowa St running game

(Eds: Should stand. With AP Photos.) Iowa State's running back-by-committee experiment looks to be over. The Cyclones have found their man. Junior Aaron Wimberly established himself as the go-to back with a breakout performance in Iowa State's 38-21 victory at Tulsa last week. Carrying 19 times for 137 yards - an impressive 7.2-yard average - the transfer from Iowa Western...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cyclones try to fix struggling run game

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer It didn't take long for many in the crowd of 56,800 at last week's Iowa-Iowa State game to realize that Cyclones quarterback Sam Richardson could barely run. The ankle injury that Richardson suffered in a loss to Northern Iowa two weeks earlier was still bothering him. With Richardson severely limited in his ability...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bowl Bonanza: Clemson-LSU Highlights New Year’s Eve Quartet

The new year’s holiday is synonymous with champagne, streamers, and most importantly, bowl games. While the bowl slate on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day isn’t as appealing as it used to be, it still one of the last opportunities to experience a bender of college football before it disappears until September. Here’s a look at what’s on the docket for New Year’s Eve...
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December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Liberty Bowl offers different kind of rematch

Iowa State and Tulsa don't necessarily think of their Liberty Bowl showdown as a rematch, even though they already faced each other Sept. 1 in the season opener for both teams. So much has changed since Iowa State's 38-23 victory over Tulsa that both teams feel as though they'll be facing an entirely new opponent Monday in a game sponsored by AutoZone. Iowa State quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Preview: Who wins between a Cyclone and Hurricane?

Iowa State vs. Tulsa Dec 30, 3:30pm (ET), ESPN Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN) Line: Iowa State -1 (others have Tulsa -1) We've come to one of the rarest of things in bowl season - an actual rematch of a regular season matchup - as Iowa State takes on Tulsa. It's only fitting that the two teams that opened the season against each other close it out against each other, right...
Via Bloguin Best
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Preview: Who wins between a Cyclone and Hurricane?

Iowa State vs. Tulsa Dec 30, 3:30pm (ET), ESPN Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN) Line: Iowa State -1 (others have Tulsa -1) We've come to one of the rarest of things in bowl season - an actual rematch of a regular season matchup - as Iowa State takes on Tulsa. It's only fitting that the two teams that opened the season against each other close it out against each other...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa St.-Tulsa Preview

Tulsa has a chance to match its single-season wins record when it makes its eighth bowl appearance in 10 years. The Golden Hurricane's upcoming opponent, however, could make that very difficult. Iowa State beat the eventual Conference USA champions in this season's opener and heads into the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 motivated to finish with a winning record for the first time...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Discover Fan Loyalty Poll Liberty Bowl Preview: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Iowa State Cyclones

The latest results of the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll asked the question if college football fans would rather receive gifts this Holiday season as per usual, or if they would forego receiving presents in order to watch their favorite team win the BCS Championship. In a very close vote, 46 percent of fans opted for presents, while 42 percent said they would trade in all of their Holiday...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulsa, Iowa State will meet in Liberty Bowl

Conference USA champion Tulsa will get another shot at Iowa State when the teams meet in the Liberty Bowl. The Cyclones accepted the bid to the Dec. 31 game on Sunday. Tulsa (10-3) earned its Liberty Bowl bid Saturday by defeating UCF 33-27 in overtime. Iowa State (6-6) won four of its first five games this season, but the Cyclones have gone 2-5 since. The Cyclones will be playing...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

ISU Johnson shines in return from neck injury

Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson was forced to confront the possibility that he'd never play football again. Now Johnson has bounced back from months spent worrying about a neck injury and is in the best shape of his life. Johnson, who missed much of 2011 following a scary injury in early October, celebrated his return to football on Saturday with the best outing...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa St. 38, Tulsa 23

Steele Jantz threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23 Saturday to win its ninth opener in 10 years. Shontrelle Johnson added a career-high 120 yards rushing for the Cyclones, who scored 24 straight points and held off a late rally by the Golden Hurricane. Jantz threw and ran for second-quarter touchdowns to help Iowa State...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa State RB White hopes to build on solid season

James White sure likes what he hears from his coach. ''We're going to run the football,'' said Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads. ''We think we need to be a run-first football team and set the pass up with the run game.'' White grinned when that remark was repeated for him. He's the No. 1 running back on the Cyclones' depth chart, and a run...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

CFTV: Shontrelle Johnson on being back

By Matt Van Winkle, CycloneFanatic.com Video Editor His road to recovery was long but Iowa State junior running back Shontrelle Johnson is back and appears to be better than ever. After suffering a season-ending neck injury early in 2011, Johnson has been practicing at full speed with the rest of the Cyclones since fall camp began last week. How have things gone for “The Rabbit...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Practice Report: Fall camp is underway

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams   AMES — It wasn’t pretty but it never is. That’s the first day of fall camp, or training camp, or practice – whatever you want to call it. The 2012 Iowa State football team experienced this on a hot Friday afternoon in the intramural fields just east of Jack Trice Stadium. “There’s...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

CFTV Quick Hits: Football Media Day

By Matt Van Winkle, CycloneFanatic.com Video Editor  Everything you need to see from Iowa State’s 2012 football Media Day can be seen in five minutes here in CFTV’s “Quick Hits.” Watch clips from Steele Jantz, Jared Barnett, James White, Jake Knott, A.J. Klein and Shontrelle Johnson in this high quality video from our Matt Van Winkle.
Via Cyclone Fanatic
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Cyclone Roundup: Day one LINKS from Dallas

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams   Links from day one of Big 12 football media days in Dallas, beginning with your Iowa State Cyclones. IOWA STATE LINKS — Read everything that Paul Rhoads had to say by CLICKING HERE. What did I think about Rhoads’ first official media outing of the 2012 season? CLICK HERE for that blog...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Big 12 coach of year will get Neinas trophy

The Big 12 is honoring Chuck Neinas by naming their football coach of the year award after the interim commissioner credited with being such a stabilizing force during his nearly yearlong tenure. New Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby surprised Neinas with the announcement Monday during the opening minutes of the league's football media days. ''During a time when there...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Williams Blog: Reaction to Paul Rhoads’ Monday presser

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams   Due to the fact that we’re launching our new site in a little over a week, I was unable to attend the Big 12 football media days in Dallas this week. It’s a bummer, but not the end of the world. I watched Paul Rhoads’ season-opening press conference online just like all of you did…...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Transcript: Paul Rhoads’ Big 12 Media Day press conference

The unofficial start of the college football season is finally here.  Paul Rhoads took the stage of the Big 12′s annual media days in Dallas on Monday morning. Below is a transcript of his press conference with the print media courtesy of Big12Sports.com.  COACH RHOADS: There’s a huge amount of energy that’s surrounding our football program right now that’s created an increased...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Monday Musings: July 23, 2012 Edition

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams   Monday Musings are now being brought to you by Adam Gray Insurance – a Nationwide Insurance agent based out of Johnston. Did you just graduate from college? Everybody needs insurance. Why not support a Cyclone Fanatic? Give Adam Gray a call today at 515-299-0536.  As most of you know,...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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