INSTANT REACTION: Cyclones rout Drake; Deonte Burton commits

DES MOINES — Iowa State topped Drake 83-54 in Saturday’s Big Four Classic and shortly after, Marquette transfer Deonte Burton made a verbal commitment to the Cyclones. 

Rob Gray and I give our instant reaction to these stories in this CFTV production. Check out CF later tonight for more coverage of the win that moved Iowa State to 9-1 on the young season. 

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.