CHALLENGE MET: Joel Lanning currently the No. 1 MIKE linebacker

Oct 29, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Joel Lanning (7) sets the offense at the goal line against the Kansas State Wildcats at Jack Trice Stadium. The Wildcats beat the Cyclones 31-26. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports AMES â€...

Seth Davis doubts ISU again. Good, say the Cyclones.

The Iowa State Cyclones gathered at Johnny's Sunday to learn their NCAA Tournament seed. They're a No. 5 — and will face 12th-seeded Nevada Thursday in Milwaukee (Rob Gray photo).  AMES — It took mere seconds. Immediately after Nevada was unveiled Sunda...

LUNARDI: ISU “dangerous” and possible NCAA “dark horse”

Mar 3, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) dribbles the ball during the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at WVU Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports I just signed off from a teleconference with ESP...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Abdel Nader

 Former Cyclones star Abdel Nader (4) shoots over Iowa Energy players Sunday, March 5, at Wells Fargo Arena. Nader scored 14 points and helped the Maine Red Claws win, 110-82. (Rob Gray photo) DES MOINES — His long, powerful legs bent awkwardly, uncomfort...

Surging Cyclones seek another landmark road win at West Virginia

Jan 31, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) goes up for a shot as West Virginia Mountaineers guard Teybon Myers (0) and forward Esa Ahmad (23) defend at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Rachel Mummey-USA TODAY Sports AMES — “Terrible.” Io...

JOEL OF ALL TRADES: Versatile Joel Lanning tries on LB role

Nov 19, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Joel Lanning (7) scores a touchdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Red Raiders 66-10. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports AMES — Consider him a Joel ...

CURTAIN CALL: ISU seniors close with clash vs. surging Cowboys

Dec 1, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm talks with guard Matt Thomas (21) during the first half against the Cincinnati Bearcats at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports AMES — The uniforms go on an...

THE BANK OF BURTON: Cyclones end five-game skid against Baylor

Feb 25, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Deonte Burton (30) and Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) celebrate after winning against the Baylor Bears at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones beat the Bears 72 to 69. Mandatory Credit: Reese Str...