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    Anyone remember "Clone"?

    Being a relatively new Cyclone fan (started school in 2009, no connections prior to that), I've enjoyed reading through some of the history of ISU and the Cyclones. I'm also helping out with the ISU edition of reddit's /r/CFB's "132+ Teams in 132+ Days".

    My question is the 'forgotten'/merged mascot "Clone". From what I've read, Clone, introduced in '89, was essentially a secondary mascot to Cy, being similar to our modern Cy in terms of mobility and flexibility when the Old Cy was still fairly bulky and hard to move. According to the ISU archives, the two were eventually merged around '95 into the more modern-day Cy we have to day (minus some cosmetic changes to come later). So, he was around for a span of about 6 years.

    Inside Iowa State - ISU Archives History of Cy

    This is the only picture I've been able to find of Clone, let alone Old Cy and Clone together. Does anyone have more pictures of Clone?





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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    Yeah I remember Clone, I actually liked him better than Cy at the time. Sorry I don't have any pictures of him though



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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    Interesting...I'd never heard of this before.

    I know KU has "baby jay" as a secondary, but I'm not sure I can think of other schools that do something like that.



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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    I remember the MBB game when they wheeled the huge egg out to centercourt at Hilton, and had Clone's "birth". Kind of cheesy, but not too embarrassing.


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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    I remember Clone...there isn't really much to say though.

    I live in Arkansas now and was amazed when I went to a game this year that they have like 5 versions of the Razorback. First, there is the live mascot, Tusk.
    Second, they have 4 versions of the dressed up razorback walking around
    -Big Red
    -Boss Hog
    -Pork Chop
    -Sue E.



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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    Yep. I remember my mom and dad coming home from a game telling us about it. I think it 'hatched' out of an egg at halftime. I am pretty sure they used an old cy custom for clone. Was only around a few years.



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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    Yeah, I remembered him, I liked him a lot more for the interactive aspect of it. It was a lot easier costume to move around in and therefore he could interact with the fans a lot better. The current Cy is obviously based more on Clone than the old Cy.



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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Yeah, I remembered him, I liked him a lot more for the interactive aspect of it. It was a lot easier costume to move around in and therefore he could interact with the fans a lot better. The current Cy is obviously based more on Clone than the old Cy.
    That's what I understood from reading. I think it said in '96, when they came out with the Bird-in-a-Blender logos, they quietly merged the two to the Cy we know today.

    Still interested in seeing some pictures, though! Come on, oldies!




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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCy View Post
    Interesting...I'd never heard of this before.

    I know KU has "baby jay" as a secondary, but I'm not sure I can think of other schools that do something like that.



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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    <------- HELLO!

    I found this while looking for pictures of the old CY one day...... My grandfather worked in the physics lab many years ago, building lab equipment/experiments. The family story is, that he was the one who built/repaired the frame inside of the old CY.

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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    I never had any idea about this. That said, it would be cool to have two of them running around.


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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    I remember Clone. He was a kid on my floor in Bergman freshman year who was an Iowa fan. So we all nicknamed him "Clone" and the name stuck.



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    Re: Anyone remember "Clone"?

    [QUOTE=ZachsterPoke;3406326]That's what I understood from reading. I think it said in '96, when they came out with the Bird-in-a-Blender logos, they quietly merged the two to the Cy we know today.

    Still interested in seeing some pictures, though! Come on, oldies![/QUOTE]

    Talk like that will get your *** whipped around these parts...


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