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The Emerald Coast Classic has been canceled

Mar 11, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm reacts during the second half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

The Emerald Coast Classic scheduled for Nov. 27-29 in Niceville, Fla. has been canceled, according to a press release. Iowa State was scheduled to participate in the event along with Oregon, Illinois and Florida.

The news comes as college basketball scheduling still hangs in the balance with a little more than a month remaining before the season tips off. There has been very little clarification as to when Iowa State will begin its 2020-21 season and who they will be playing.

There are currently no games listed on the program’s cyclones.com schedule.

We do know Iowa State will reportedly play a pair of Big 12 games before the turn of the calendar, at home against Kansas State on Dec. 15 and on the road at West Virginia on Dec. 18, but those are the only known games currently on the Cyclones’ schedule.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.