Football

CFTV: Mike Rose on starting as a true freshman and more

Nov 24, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Mike Rose (23) is mobbed by teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Kansas State Wildcats at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Wildcats 42 to 38. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Rose spoke to the media for the first time on Friday afternoon at the Jacobson Building following the 2018 season. At Iowa State, true freshmen are not allowed to be interviewed, so he was hit with all sorts of questions.

Rose touched on his 2018 year, being recruited with Iowa State as his only Power 5 offer, rooming with Brock Purdy and some of his goals for the 2019 season – which included winning the Big 12 championship.

Connor Ferguson

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Connor will be covering women’s basketball for Cyclone Fanatic during the 2018-19 season. He is currently a junior enrolled at Iowa State and is studying journalism at Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. Connor also covers a variety of sports around the state of Iowa, including Indoor football and motorsports for Last Word on Sports. He also appears on-air four times a week covering high school football for 1460 KXnO, college football for his own podcast, and professional sports for 88.5 KURE – Iowa State’s student radio station.