Jacob Gannon leaves the football program


Paul Rhoads’ football program just received a blow. 

In news that was first reported by Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, starting right tackle Jacob Gannon has left the program, according to a team representative. According to the report, Gannon, a fifth-year senior, has left the team for "personal reasons."

Gannon has 13 career starts to his name. 

His backup is none other than Jake Campos, Iowa State’s headline member of the 2013 recruiting class. Campos, a 6-foot-8, 291-pound redshirt freshman, hails from West Des Moines and is expected to start the first game of his career on Saturday at 11 a.m. vs. Kansas State. 

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.