BLUM: Fresh impact

Oct 13, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones tight end Charlie Kolar (88) outruns West Virginia Mountaineers safety Dravon Askew-Henry (6) to the end zone at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports The late Marquette baske...

BLUM: A defense of Defense

Sep 22, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Akron Zips offensive lineman Trevor Brown (59) beats Iowa State Cyclones defensive end JaQuan Bailey (3) to the fumble recovery at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Zips 26 to 13. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODA...

BLUM: A Cat in the Quarterback Hat

My son turned six months old last weekend and is now at the point where the internet suggests reading books to him is good for his cognitive development. The internet has a lot of ideas on how to be a parent by the way; some better than others. But rather than...

BLUM: Run game blues

Sep 8, 2018; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive end A.J. Epenesa (94) pursues Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery (32) at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports As a football fan, there may be nothing as consistently frustrating as the inability for your team to run...

BLUM: The Iowa State University?

I traveled to Iowa City to see my first “away” Cy-Hawk game in Kinnick Stadium in 1996. I was 12 years old at the time and had grown up attending both Iowa State and Iowa games. My family was the classic Iowa “House Divided” crew. My dad, an Iowa State...

BLUM: The next hurdle awaits

Nov 26, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; A general view of Jack Trice Stadium during the second half between the Iowa State Cyclones and the West Virginia Mountaineers. West Virginia won 49-19. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports The fortunes of the...

Wigginton testing the waters: What it all means

Earlier this week, Lindell Wigginton announced his intentions of testing the NBA Draft waters without hiring an agent. This is not unexpected and not unfamiliar to recent Cyclones. Both Monte Morris and Denote Burton "tested the waters" two offseasons ago and bo...

BLUM: Four’s a crowd

Feb 10, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Donovan Jackson (4) controls the ball against the Oklahoma Sooners during the second half at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Tim Floyd had a bit of an issue wh...

BLUM: Put that coffee down

Jan 1, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Nick Weiler-Babb (1) shoots the ball against the Texas Longhorns during the first half at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports College basketball is weird. This year...

BLUM: NCAA Tournament? There’s a chance.

DES MOINES --- Exactly 30 days ago, Iowa State faced Appalachian State in the opening round of a November tournament in Myrtle Beach. The postseason was the last thing on everyone’s mind. The Cyclones were 0-2 and coming off a humiliating loss at Hilton Colise...
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