KICK TIME: Iowa State vs. UNI will be nationally televised

Here is some good and bad news, depending on how you look at it.

Iowa State’s season opener vs. UNI on Aug. 31 will be nationally televised on FS1. That is great news in the sense that Cyclone football is officially on the map of national television networks as a stand-alone brand.

The bad news is that the game will kick off at 11 a.m., as Iowa State announced on Thursday morning.

Hey, at least if there’s a lightning storm, we’ll have the rest of the day to wait it out this year.

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.