Need to knows for tonight’s Big 12 semifinal

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some need to knows and interesting links to get you ready for tonight’s Big 12 Tournament semifinal between No. 16 Iowa State and No. 10 Kansas. 

Television information

This is so you don’t bother me on Twitter later about television for tonight’s game. If you will be watching in central Iowa, the game will be on ABC 5. If you are going to be outside of central Iowa, anywhere else in the country for that matter, the game will be seen on ESPNU. 


Game watches, fan gatherings

Of course, our Cyclone Fanatic bars, the Keg Stand (West Des Moines) and BenchWarmers (Ankeny) will be hosting game watches this evening. 

For more information on game watches around the country, CLICK HERE to visit the Iowa State Alumni Association’s directory. 

Pep rally

Iowa State’s pep rally for tonight’s game will take place at the center stage in the Power and Light District at 4:35. 

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.