Non-con football schedule set through 2017

By Chris Williams, Publisher

A lot of questions have been answered over the last couple of weeks regarding future Iowa State football schedules. Today, Iowa State’s slate through the year 2017 was finalized.

“We had to make several adjustments to our future non-conference football schedules to accommodate the new nine-game Big 12 schedule beginning next fall,” Iowa State’s athletic director Jamie Pollard said in a release. “Fortunately the changes in our schedule are not resulting in any financial penalty to Iowa State University.  We really appreciate the tremendous cooperation that we received from several institutions around the country to help us adjust our schedule accordingly.”

Non-conference games against Iowa, Northern Iowa, UCONN, Tulsa, Western Illinois, Toledo, North Dakota State, and San Jose State are all on future schedules that are listed below.

2012 – Tulsa (Aug. 30), at Iowa (Sept. 8), Western Illinois (Sept. 15)

2013 – Northern Iowa (Aug. 31), Iowa (Sept. 14), at Tulsa (Sept. 21)

2014 – North Dakota State (Aug. 28), at Iowa (Sept. 13), Toledo (Sept. 20)

2015 – Northern Iowa (Sept. 5), Iowa (Sept. 12), at Toledo (Sept. 19)

2016 – Northern Iowa (Sept. 3), at Iowa (Sept. 10), San Jose State (Sept. 24)

2017 – Northern Iowa (Sept. 2), Iowa (Sept. 9), at San Jose State (Sept. 16)

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.