Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30
  1. #1
    Publisher
    Points: 801,528, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    16,452
    Points
    801,528
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,053
    Given: 279

    A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    A long piece but very informative. Yesterday, I sat down with Matt to discuss program progress, the recruiting trail, Royce White's situation and more. Enjoy.

    A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih | News | Men's Basketball | Cyclone Fanatic



  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 40,070, Level: 61
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 280
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CynadoAlley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ames via Akron, IA
    Posts
    2,091
    Points
    40,070
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 187
    Given: 116

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    Great write up CW. Really interesting hearing his take on the Royce situation. And I'm glad that these close losses are still stinging our coaches and players. The whole program is going to come back so hungry next season.



  3. #3
    Hooper drives the boat, Chief
    Points: 606,083, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 56.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Mr Janny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    22,627
    Points
    606,083
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,511
    Given: 141

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    wow. Really, really good interview, Chris. Tons of insight. Thanks for sharing.


    "What a horrible night to have a curse."
    -Simon Belmont

    "Please bury me with all my stuff, because you know it's mine..."
    -Master Shake

    "Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood."
    -Lorem Ipsum

  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 42,098, Level: 63
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 852
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience PointsYour first Group

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    2,235
    Points
    42,098
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 66
    Given: 51

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    That's awesome Chris. Really like this interview



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 188,540, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 36.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Rhoadhoused's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    8,764
    Points
    188,540
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 546
    Given: 271

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    I loved the interview, the questions and the answers. And the length. A lot of really good info.



  6. #6
    Rookie
    Points: 16,783, Level: 39
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 467
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Nuts4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    576
    Points
    16,783
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 69
    Given: 79

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    Wasn't Matt the recruiter for Nader? Why not ask at last 1 question about him?



  7. #7
    Publisher
    Points: 801,528, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    16,452
    Points
    801,528
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,053
    Given: 279

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuts4Cy View Post
    Wasn't Matt the recruiter for Nader? Why not ask at last 1 question about him?
    Because Nader hasn't signed with Iowa State yet. Coaches cannot talk about unsigned prospects per NCAA rules.



  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 54,351, Level: 72
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 1,199
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    4,071
    Points
    54,351
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 549
    Given: 257

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    Great article Chris! I like the part at the end where he said he thought NBA team could be successful in Iowa. Let's get it done.



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 55,556, Level: 73
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 1,494
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Yes13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    3,293
    Points
    55,556
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    I agree with Matt. If you're an ISU fan and don't <3 Royce, you're a *******.



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 66,905, Level: 80
    Level completed: 29%, Points required for next Level: 1,145
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    RustShack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Adventureland
    Posts
    4,755
    Points
    66,905
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 169
    Given: 0

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    Hogue is starting at the 3.



  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 869,975, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 47.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    56,482
    Points
    869,975
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,164
    Given: 1,800

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    This was excellent. One of CWs best. Really came away thinking I knew Matt better, what he does better, and that's good insight on Royce and his situation. Matt took a really balanced look there. Good stuff.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 77,602, Level: 86
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 748
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    TXCyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Heath, TX
    Posts
    3,133
    Points
    77,602
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 192
    Given: 194

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    It's great to hear from somebody who actually KNOWS Royce talk about him rather than the idiots on ESPN and elsewhere. I think we all agree that Royce's "cause" is admirable, but he's approaching it in reverse order (take your place on the stage THEN talk about it). Nice to hear Matt continue to talk well of him. Both are great guys who deserve good things.


    Remember, you're unique. Just like everyone else.

  13. #13
    All-Star
    Points: 14,607, Level: 36
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 243
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    MilehighClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,064
    Points
    14,607
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 2

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    Nice. I think we are very fortunate to have quality guys like Matt, Cornell and T.J. on staff. They have done ISU very well.



  14. #14
    Legend
    Points: 211,133, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    MNCyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    10,740
    Points
    211,133
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 525
    Given: 363

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    I almost skipped this because I figured it would just be the usual coach-type questions and answers. Glad I didn't, very good interview.



  15. #15
    Publisher
    Points: 801,528, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    16,452
    Points
    801,528
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,053
    Given: 279

    Re: A Conversation With: Matt Abdelmassih

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    This was excellent. One of CWs best. Really came away thinking I knew Matt better, what he does better, and that's good insight on Royce and his situation. Matt took a really balanced look there. Good stuff.
    Very happy to read all of your positive responses but this one specifically. That is the goal of interview pieces like this - for you all to get to know these people better. I plan on doing more with different newsmakers over the next few months.

    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM