Ames Flood 2010: Cyclones help sandbag

By Chris Williams, Publisher

When I went to bed last night, I had some big plans for today. I was going to put together an in-depth notebook on Iowa State’s battle for the second string running back spot. After disastrous rainfall amounts hammered Ames last night, that seems to be the least of what many Cyclone fans are worried about today.

CLICK HERE for a photo gallery of the flooding that is currently going down.

Below is a press release that Iowa State just sent out. It appears that the members of the football team who could actually get to the Jacobson Athletic Building are helping sandbag at this hour. Here is the release.

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State football players were sandbagging the Jacobson Building at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday morning as the lake of water that is the Hilton Coliseum parking lot drew steadily closer to the Jacobson Athletic Building, which is headquarters for most of the Cyclone athletics department. There are serious flooding issues at Hilton Coliseum. The Iowa State Soccer Complex was already under water Tuesday night and remains flooded.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.