Notebook: New depth chart, schedule updates

By Chris Williams, Publisher

The Iowa State football program released its pre-media day depth chart on Friday afternoon along with a couple of schedules updates as well.

To view the depth chart, CLICK HERE.

As for the schedule updates, Iowa State’s season opener on Sept. 1 vs. Tulsa will kick off at 11 a.m.. The Cyclones’ Sept. 15 date with Western Illinois is now officially a 7 p.m. kick. According to the release, both games will be televised and that information will be released by the Big 12 at a later date.

2012 Iowa State Football Schedule 

Sept. 1 – TULSA – 11 a.m.
Sept. 8 – @ Iowa – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 – WESTERN ILLINOIS – 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 – TEXAS TECH – TBA
Oct. 6 – @ TCU – TBA
Oct. 20 – @ Oklahoma State – TBA
Oct. 27 – BAYLOR – TBA
Nov. 10 – @ Texas – TBA
Nov. 17 – @ Kansas – TBA


According to another release from Iowa State, football ticket sales appear to be going well.

AMES, Iowa – On the heels of last season’s unprecedented attendance numbers, Iowa State fans have already exhausted several season-ticket options for Cyclone football in 2012.

 In addition to south endzone season tickets being sold out, the Iowa State athletics ticket office announced Friday that only singles remain among the Gold Reserved ($175) season tickets.  The ticket office is encouraging fans to purchase now as they also announced that less than 200 season tickets remain in the Cardinal Reserved ($225) sections. Season tickets in the Hillside ($99) and donor reserved ($375) areas are still available. 

Fans may purchase tickets by clicking here or calling the athletics ticket office at 515-294-1816 locally or 1-888-478-2925 toll free.

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.