WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Marquis Gilstrap

Former Cyclone star Marquis Gilstrap playing against Texas in the 2009-10 season. (Photo courtesy ISU Athletics Communications).  AMES — Two years. Three jobs. A life devoid of basketball. A torn left patellar tendon cast rising JUCO hoops star Marquis Gilstra...

The new era of CF, Iowa State

Jamie Pollard started at Iowa State in the fall of 2005. I covered his introductory press conference for the Iowa State Daily and will forever remember his opening quote, “This is a great day for Iowa State; this is a great day for Jamie Pollard.” It was a bold...

NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler was almost a Cyclone

I love the “What If” scenarios when Iowa State is involved.Through the years there have been legends told of famous recruits that almost came to Iowa State. NBA Hall-of-Famer Julius Erving once went on a visit to Iowa State and went to a concert in Des Moines...

REPORTS: Otzelberger gains raise in reworked contract

 Both the Ames Tribune and the Des Moines Register reported late this afternoon that T.J. Otzelberger will be the highest paid assistant on Coach Steve Prohm's ISU men's basketball staff. Otzelberger — according to documents obtained by both the Tribune and the Register via op...

MONDAY MUSINGS: A football recruiting mindset

The livelihood of every college program, football or basketball, is based off of what happens on the recruiting trail.At Iowa State, we saw this first-hand during the Hoiberg era. Fred Hoiberg not only recruited gifted players to Ames (albeit in a non-conventio...

Steve Prohm’s word of the day: “Excited”

AMES — The “E” word proved to be the word of the day for new Iowa State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm during his seven-minute stint on this morning’s Big 12 summer teleconference.  “I’m excited,” Prohm said.  He was referencing his 2015-...

Blum: Hoiberg and the transfer shark tank

The first person to parachute out of an airplane was probably almost institutionalized. Same can be said for the first dude to jump in a shark tank. Anytime you are the first to try something new, there is a heaping amount of risk involved. Risk to your reputatio...

Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary

Truth be told, I had no idea what to think.I’m speaking of what was going through my frazzled mind when I first heard that Fred Hoiberg had been named Iowa State’s head basketball coach - exactly four years ago today. I’ll never forget that afternoon. It w...

Catching up with Greg McDermott

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