Cyclone Roundup: Day one LINKS from Dallas

By Chris Williams, PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams  

Links from day one of Big 12 football media days in Dallas, beginning with your Iowa State Cyclones.


— Read everything that Paul Rhoads had to say by CLICKING HERE. What did I think about Rhoads’ first official media outing of the 2012 season? CLICK HERE for that blog. — Cyclone Fanatic 

 Andrew Logue tackles the obvious big story of the day from an Iowa State standpoint. Shontrelle Johnson has been cleared to play in 2012.Des Moines Register 

— More notes from Logue, who spoke with Rhoads about the quarterback competition and more. — Des Moines Register 

— Iowa State is the Big 12’s "little engine that could," writes Bobby La Gesse. — The Ames Tribune

— Paul Rhoads rightfully won the award for "saddest moment" in David Ubben’s best of day one awards. —

— NBC’s CollegeFootballTalk.comweighs in on Iowa State’s quarterback competition. — College Football Talk

— There aren’t many pundits who believe Iowa State will be a bowl team in 2012. Steve Deace does. Read his 2012 college football preview by CLICKING HERE.  

— Berry Tramel investigates northern schools recruiting Texas now compared to 15 years ago. — The Oklahoman 

— Are Iowa State and West Virginia now rivals? Paul Rhoads believes so. — The Charleston Daily Mail

— Iowa State’s quarterback competition is the opposite of Oklahoma State’s writes Berry Tramel. — The Oklahoman 



— Big 12 commish Bob Bowsby reacts to the NCAA’s sanctions on Penn State.Des Moines Register 

— After going 13-12 during his first two years in Lubbock, Tommy Tuberville believes 2012 will be the year that his Red Raiders turn the corner.The Oklahoman 

— More on Tech from Berry Tramel, who looks at Tubberville’s new hire at defensive coordinator.The Oklahoman

— Another Tramel link….The Big 12’s new boss wants to see the league play a stronger non-conference schedule. — The Oklahoman

— The Oklahoma Sooners are on one heck of a big win drought right now writes Steve Greenberg.The Sporting News 

— Oklahoma running back Dominique Whaley recently got cleared to play in 2012. —

— A Big 12 football question and answer session.The Tulsa World 

— Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein just got married.Kansas City Star

— TCU is about to take its seat at the grown-ups table. Are the Horned Frogs ready?Kansas City Star