Nov 7, 2015; Norman, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads looks on as his team plays the Oklahoma Sooners during the fourth quarter at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

HAALAND: Horseshoes, hand grenades, & close losses

In sports and football, being “close” rarely counts for much of anything substantial but many times it does seem to help peg an overall program to look for areas to improve to turn close losses into victories. Over at cfbanalytics.com, we have projected...
Sep 5, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Northern Iowa Panthers running back Tyvis Smith (32) runs for a first down agains the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Know the opposition: Three UNI Panthers you need to know

AMES --- When the UNI Panthers come to down, wins are rarely easy to come by. This will likely be the case on Saturday night (7 p.m. kick on Cyclones.tv) as well.  To prepare, here are three gifted Panthers you need to know leading into Saturday's opener. 1 ....
Nov 14, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Joel Lanning (7) looks for a receiver against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jack Trice Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Iowa State 35-31. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

BLUM: The season awaits

The dawn of a new football season is upon us. As the months and years pass by and the burden of responsibility grows, the first week of college football has a remarkable ability to slow down Father Time. In this era of instant gratification, nonstop news and political...
Sep 5, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Northern Iowa Panthers quarterback Eli Dunne (14) is sacked by Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Reggan Northrup (9) and defensive lineman Pierre Aka (91) at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Panthers 31-7.  Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

CFTV-Live: Woody and Stansbury preview ISU-UNI at 12:15

Tune in to Jared Stansbury and Jeff Woody at 12:15 central time as they break down the UNI Panthers on this week's CFTV-Live presented by Agrigold. Jeff will use film, the whiteboard and his football acumen to make Cyclone fans the most educated football fans in...