Ellis Hobbs (11) helped ISU win the 2004 Independence Bowl. (Photo courtesy ISU Athletics Communications)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Ellis Hobbs

AMES — One great play would win the game. That’s what echoed through Ellis Hobbs III’s mind as the pass drifted toward him. He pounced. He leaped, stood out, and ensured Iowa State’s ninth-ever bowl game would end in a somewhat rare triumph. The...
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HOT BOARD: Pre-Fall Camp

I'm back with a brand new Iowa State football recruiting hot board before fall camp gets underway on Aug. 4. There's only a little bit of movement on the board since I last updated it almost exactly a month ago. Here was the last hot board to refresh your memory: 1....
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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...