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POSITION BREAKDOWN: Tight End

I don’t really know what to make of Iowa State’s tight ends in 2016. I guess that is probably because it isn’t completely clear how Matt Campbell wants to use them. Does he want them spread out catching passes or in the trenches throwing blocks? Or, perhaps...
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WILLIAMS: Please help my friends, neighbors

As a parent, it is your single worst nightmare. Not once but twice before the age of four, your child is diagnosed with a brain tumor. It’s a long road but she eventually beats the awful disease and is cancer free by the age of four. She has recently...
Oct 3, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back Mike Warren (2) runs for a first down against the Kansas Jayhawks at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: Day 38

Cyclone Fanatic is counting down the days until Iowa State’s season opener against Northern Iowa by bringing you a stat, former Cyclone moment or any other random tidbits every morning to help countdown the days. No. 38 - Iowa State's win over Kansas in 2...
COURTESY: Springfield News-Leader

REPORT: Freshman TE Chase Allen walks away after being hit by car

Tight end Chase Allen figures to be one of the few true freshmen to battle for playing time for Iowa State this fall, but that nearly changed late last week. The Springfield News-Leader reported on Monday that Allen was struck by a car while leaving the Bergstrom Football Facility on Thursday night. He was taken to the hospital by several ISU coaches where he had to...
Oct 17, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) out runs Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Kamari Cotton-Moya (5) during the fourth quarter at Jack Trice Stadium. The Horned Frogs beat the Cyclones 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Countdown to kickoff: 39 Days

Cyclone Fanatic is counting down the days until Iowa State’s season opener against Northern Iowa by bringing you a stat, former Cyclone moment or any other random tidbits every morning to help countdown the days. No. 39- Iowa State's 392 total points allowed ...
Dec 5, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; The Texas Longhorns flag flies over the stands after Texas scores against the Baylor Bears during the second quarter at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

MONDAY MUSINGS: Why can’t we be friends?

1 – There is one thing that I have never understood about the constant realignment rumors that the gurus feast on daily: Why would Texas want to leave the Big 12? I just don't understand the motive. This is a classic “big fish in a small pond” scenario...
Mar 17, 2016; Denver , CO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm in the closing seconds of Iowa State vs Iona in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

RECRUITING: Cyclones at the top for Chicago point guard

Finding and evaluating point guard talent has been one of the top priorities for the Iowa State coaches during the July live periods. With Monte Morris graduating after next season, Donovan Jackson is the only other floor general that is set to be on the rost...
Nov 1, 2014; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones punter Colin Downing (13) kicks against the Oklahoma Sooners at Jack Trice Stadium. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 59-14. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: Day 40

Cyclone Fanatic is counting down the days until Iowa State’s season opener against Northern Iowa by bringing you a stat, former Cyclone moment or any other random tidbits every morning to help countdown the days. No. 40 - Colin Downing's 40.9 yards per punt...