Cyclones to face Tulsa, again, in Liberty Bowl

AMES — Iowa State learned of its bowl destination on Sunday night. The Cyclones will take on Tulsa (10-3), a team that Iowa State defeated 38-23 in the opening week of the season, in the 2012 Liberty Bowl (in Memphis, Tenn.) at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 (on ESPN). 

Tulsa defeated Central Florida 27-21 (in overtime) on Saturday to win the Conference USA championship. 

Iowa State is also scheduled to play at Tulsa on Sept. 21 next season too. 

Iowa State has scheduled a press conference for head coach Paul Rhoads and players this evening at 9:15. Cyclone Fanatic will be there for full coverage. 

Also, stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for details on a bus charter trip. We’ll have full details by Monday afternoon at the latest. 

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.