FAN POST: Celebrating great moments of a special era

The following is a special to Cyclone Fanatic written by Iowa State fan, Kyle Oppenhuizen. Kyle, an Iowa State alum, is the communications project manager  for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. You can follow him on Twitter @KyleOppenhuizen .  Why do we watch sports? As I have recently come to term...

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...

Georges Niang opens up on NBA experience in return to Ames

Jan 12, 2017; London, United Kingdom; Indiana Pacers forward Georges Niang heads to the court before a NBA game against the Denver Nuggets at the O2 Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports AMES --- Georges Niang may currently wear the blue and gold of t...

BLUM: Road Warriors

Feb 15, 2017; Manhattan, KS, USA; The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas State Wildcats players look on as Wildcats guard Barry Brown (not pictured) shoots free throw at Fred Bramlage Coliseum. The Cyclones won 87-79. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports Winning road gam...

BLUM: Hoiberg under fire

Jan 25, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg reacts during the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports Fred Hoiberg is an easy target and has found himself square in t...

Monte Morris poised to break assists record in Nashville

Jan 24, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) gestures from the court against the Kansas State Wildcats at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports  AMES — Before he’d played 4,149 minutes (and...

BLUM: Goodbye Hoiball and that’s okay

Jan 7, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) controls the ball during the second half against the Texas Longhorns at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State won 79-70. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Everybody likes to...

BLUM: Niang’s NBA journey officially begins

Oct 4, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Terrence Jones (9) drives past Indiana Pacers forward Georges Niang (32) during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pacers defeated the Pelicans 113-96. Mandatory Credit: Der...

How Steve Prohm is ready to take ISU to the next level

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- It isn’t a secret that Steve Prohm had big shoes to fill when he took over as Iowa State’s head coach last season. Replacing a local legend like Fred Hoiberg isn’t something that most people would envy. During his first season in Ames, ...