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Cyclone Roundup: May 23, 2012

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams  

Before we dig into the latest news of the day involving Iowa State and the Big 12, I thought I’d let you all know that the $175 and $225 football season tickets go on sale today. Interested? Iowa State’s ticket office number is 888-478-2925.

PHIL STEELE: Football guru Phil Steele recently released his All-Big 12 teams. The following Cyclones were honored:

Jake Knott, LB – First Team
A.J. Klein, LB – First Team
Jake McDonough, DT – Second Team
James White, RB – Third Team
Tom Farniok, C – Fourth Team
Kurt Hammerschmidt, TE – Fourth Team
Kirby Van Der Kamp, P – Fourth Team

GREAT IDEA: You’re all up to speed on the Big 12/SEC bowl alliance from late last week by now correct?

My favorite Big 12 columnist, Berry Tramel from The Oklahoman, has an even better idea. How about a scheduling alliance between the two leagues?

Nationally, what’s more interesting? What the Big Ten and Pac-12 plan to do or the Big 12 and the SEC? Of course we’re all Big 12 people here on this site, but the three letters S-E-C pack quite the punch across America.

CLICK HERE to read Tramel’s column.

JARVIS WEST: I’m not sure who put this together but I did see a fanatic link it on our forum. Being that Jarvis West is one of my favorite Iowa State athletes to watch (colleagues in the media even joke about this from time-to-time) and it is the middle of May, the following YouTube highlight video is roundup worthy.


— Texas admits to talking with Notre Dame about joining the Big 12? What a shock!

— According to this report, Virginia Tech feels good about being in the ACC.

The latest on wide receiver Albert Gary’s trouble with the law. — Des Moines Register

David Ubben examines Gene Chizik’s time at Iowa State. This piece isn’t a ringing endorsement for the leader of the Auburn Tigers. — ESPN.com

Stewart Mandel’s latest mailbag on Florida State, the Big 12 and more. — Sports Illustrated 

Luke Winn investigates how realignment is affecting the game of college basktball. This is a truly fascinating read. — Sports Illustrated