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We are one day away from the unofficial start to the 2017 Iowa State football season. That’s when the annual Big 12 media day event will will take place – this time in Fisco, Texas at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Representing the Cyclones this year will be: Allen Lazard, Joel Lanning, Jake Campos and Brian Peavy. Of course, head coach Matt Campbell will make the trip too.

The schedule for the two-day event looks like this:

Monday: Iowa State, Kansas, Texas Tech, TCU and Oklahoma.

Tuesday: Texas, Baylor, West Virginia, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.

TV: Fans back in Iowa can watch the event on the Longhorn Network, FOX Sports Southwest and also FS2.

Courtesy of the Iowa Clinic Men’s Center, Cyclone Fanatic will be on the scene with local coverage as well.

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.

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