An hour of silence (5-6) to honor Johnny Orr

Iowa State has lost a legend. Rest in peace, Coach Orr.

To honor perhaps the most important sports figure in Cyclone history, we will be shutting down our forums for an hour of silence this evening from 5-6 leading up to Iowa State’s non-conference finale against Northern Illinois.

Right at 6 o’clock, we will do what Coach Orr would want and open the forums back up to allow you fanatics to be passionate about Iowa State basketball. 

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.