Cyclone Roundup: 8-5 Edition

By Chris Williams, PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams

Thursday was nuts. Football media day went down. That’s always a zoo.

On top of that, Iowa State’s men’s basketball schedule was released.

While your calendar might not indicate it, one thing is for sure. Summer is over folks.

DEPTH ADDED AT DT: This comes courtesy of the @CycloneFB Twitter page earlier today.

"Freshman Oni Omoile has switched positions. He is now a defensive tackle."

Interesting. I’ll be sure to ask Paul Rhoads about this later today after practice.

Another commitment?: That’s what these Tampa media outlets are reporting anyway.


— Former Gene Chizik recruits reflect on the past with Andre Logue in this interesting piece from the Des Moines Register.

— An investigation of Iowa State’s schedule from new Des Moines Register columnist Marc Hansen.

— Randy Peterson reports that even though the Big Ten’s schedule is going to change in 2017, the Iowa State-Iowa game should be safe.

Ames Tribune sports editor Bobby La Gesse breaks down Iowa State’s quarterback competition, which officially begins today.

— Some additional media day notes from La Gesse.

— An array of media day interviews with members of Iowa State’s roster/coaching staff from 1460 KXNO’s Miller and Brinson Show.

— Shifting gears to hoops for a moment. Iowa State isn’t the only program in America taking a trip overseas this month. The Cyclones are mentioned in this Andy Katz piece.

— Travis Hines of the Marshalltown Times-Republican on Iowa State’s wide receivers in 2011.

Cedar Rapids Gazette columnist Mike Hlas writes about all things that are big in this piece.

— Former Cyclone Jerrod Black has found a home.

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.