Cyclone Roundup: 8-23 Edition

By Chris Williams, PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams

Happy Tuesday fanatics.

There isn’t much actual news to throw into this roundup but I feel like a big LINKS GALORE is appropriate.

Before I get to that, who all will be at Meet the Coaches Night tonight? I’ll be joining a group of fanatics there so if you’re around, stop by our table and say hello. Should be a great time.


Iowa State stuff

*** The Ames Tribune’s Bobby La Gesse features Iowa State defensive end Rony Nelson in this piece.

*** Iowa State’s basketball program gets some national pub in this blog by’s Gary Parrish, who talks with Fred Hoiberg about the team’s recent trip to Italy.

*** Have you heard yet about this new Cy-Hawk Trophy that everybody is ticked off about? Well, it sounds like Iowa Corn could be ready to blow this thing up. Here’s a column on the topic by the Des Moines Register’s Marc Hansen.

*** Berry Tramel from the Daily Oklahomangives his take on the new trophy

*** A user gets some love in this recent blog update by Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.

*** A nice feature on Kelechi Osemele written by the AP. This link is courtesy of the Houston Chronicle.

*** Kirk Haaland with a unique look at the life of former Cyclone basketball hoopster Ricky Byrdsong.

Big 12 stuff…

*** The Big 12 is allowing Texas A&M to "hold it hostage." That’s the message coming from Tulsa World columnist Dave Sittler in this column.

*** Houston REALLY wants to be in the new Big 12.

*** The latest on Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith’s future after that nasty report that Yahoo published last week regarding his history at Miami.

*** The Longhorn Network will launch on Friday. Who in the world will actually watch it? Here’s an update from The Sporting News.