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...

Know the opponent: Memphis Tigers

Nov 18, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Tigers quarterback Riley Ferguson (4) passes the ball against Southern Methodist Mustangs safety Mikial Onu (4) during the first half at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports Iowa State is going to a bowl ...

BLUM: Decisions that shaped Cyclone Football’s rise

Oct 28, 2017; Ames, IA, USA Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Marchie Murdock (16) leads the band in the schools fight song after beating the TCU Horned Frogs at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State beat TCU 14 to 7. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports ...

BLUM: Hold your calendars for December 2nd?

Oct 14, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Kansas Jayhawks safety Tyrone Miller Jr. (22) looks to tackle Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Joel Lanning (7) in the third quarter at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State beat Kansas 45 to 0. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY...

BLUM: Iowa State 38, Oklahoma 31

Oct 7, 2017; Norman, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Marchie Murdock (16) carries Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Kenneth Murray (9) into the endzone for a touchdown at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sport...

BLUM: The secret sauce to success

I have a secret to share with you all, just promise not to share with the rest of the public. Deal? I have solved the secret formula for success in college football. This info has worked for decades and is as formidable as any coach, Heisman winner or off-season...

BLUM: The next Cyclone superstar

Sep 9, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery (32) runs for a first down against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Jack Trice Stadium. The Hawkeyes won 44-41 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports Almost a year ago, I wrote a pie...

BLUM: Cy-Hawk Timehop

Part of the beauty of the Cy-Hawk game is it marks the passage of time. It is easy to remember where you were and what you were doing during Cy-Hawk contests of days gone by. The 2017 version is setting up to be one of the more anticipated games in recent memory....