COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: Day 18

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. 18 - Rushing and passing touchdowns by ISU...

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...

WILLIAMS: A tip of the hat to Sam Richardson

It was Nov. 17, 2012…A five win Iowa State squad had recently lost games to Oklahoma and Texas with a tough Black Friday home contest against the Big 12’s new brother, a good West Virginia team on the horizon.On an unseasonably warm mid-November day, the Cyclone...

Joel Lanning’s toughness built at Ankeny High School

 AMES — In the course of a few hours Monday morning, Joel Lanning’s football life dramatically changed. First, quarterbacks coach Todd Sturdy informed him he’d make his first career start as ISU’s quarterback in Saturdays 6 p.m. homecoming clash with Texas ...

Players on Mangino news: “Surprising,” but they’ll move on

 AMES — Iowa State tackle Brock Dagel simply followed his Monday routine. He put on his headphones at 11:30 a.m., then, boom. “Every Monday before class I kind of turn on the (Coach Paul Rhoads) press conference and kind of listen to like the first 10 minutes of...

WILLIAMS: A glimmer of hope

“What we all need in the Cyclone Nation is a little bit of hope…”That’s what a longtime listener and first-time caller, Steve in Algona, said when he chimed in on Cyclone Reaction Saturday afternoon following Iowa State’s 45-27 loss to No. 2 Baylor. Some refer to th...

No. 2 Bears outlast Cyclones in Waco

Waco, Texas --- The No. 2 Baylor Bears were able to impose their will early on Saturday against Iowa State in Waco, but the Cyclones wouldn’t lie down on their way to a 45-27 loss.The Bears scored the first 35 points of the game before Iowa State got on the boar...

Oh, by the way: Baylor’s Seth Russell can run it, too

 AMES — It's commonly called a video game offense, but it’s only as good as the nimble fingers and strong hands that cradle the controller. Baylor quarterback Seth Russell possesses those hands — and don’t forget his legs, either. He’s an all-around night...

More snaps for Joel Lanning? Rhoads says they’re coming

AMES — ISU coach Paul Rhoads tackled the burning question with two, forceful words. So, coach, will backup quarterback Joel Lanning play more snaps Saturday at No. 2 Baylor? “He will,” Rhoads intoned. Enough said? Hardly. Fans have been clamoring for more Lanning for weeks....

WILLIAMS: ISU fires early, falls flat in loss to TCU

AMES --- For about 25 minutes, visions of the Cyclones stunning TCU seemed realistic. And then that blasted second half had to be played.Iowa State scored 21 points in the game’s first 11 minutes and actually led the third-ranked Horned Frogs by a touchdown at th...