Pollard says Texas “can’t leave soon enough”

Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard isn’t holding back his feelings about the University of Texas as the Longhorns prepare for their jump to the SEC.

Pollard appeared on SicEm 365 Radio in Waco on Tuesday ahead of the Cyclones’ men’s basketball game against Texas in Austin. Iowa State lost the game, which was televised on the Longhorn Network, 72-54.

The fact the game was on LHN ruffled feathers all across the Iowa State footprint, apparently including with the athletic director.

“Can’t leave soon enough,” Pollard said when asked about the game’s network slot. “Does that answer your question?”

Yes, Jamie. Yes, it does.

Texas is slated to leave the league after the next school year with an official entry into the SEC in July 2024.

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.