Women's Basketball

WBB: Iowa State to play in 2022 Phil Knight Invitational

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – The Cyclones are headed to the Rose City next season. Iowa State women’s basketball has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2022 Phil Knight Invitational as part of its 2022-23 schedule, ESPN announced on Tuesday.

The Cyclones will play two games in Portland, Oregon, with the women’s field also including Michigan State, North Carolina and Oregon. The first games will take place on Nov. 24, with the second game on Nov. 27.

Hosted by ESPN Events, 12 of the nation’s top Nike/Jordan Brand men’s and women’s basketball teams will be making the trip to the Rose City during Thanksgiving Weekend 2022 for tournaments named after Phil Knight, the founder of Nike.

Full tournament information, including matchups, venues, television schedule and ticket information will be announced after the conclusion of the 2021-22 season.

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.