Jay Jordan: At the End of the Day…TCU

Oct 5, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones offensive lineman Bryce Meeker (74) and TCU Horned Frogs defensive tackle Benedict Brafi (92) battle during a game at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports Some games lend them...

Jay Jordan: At the end of the day…Baylor

Iowa State is 2-2 in the first third of the season, which is a typical record in the Campbell era. Also typical in the Campbell era, the assessment of the team is difficult as there are signs that the team is better than the record reveals and a solid run through ...

JAY JORDAN: At the end of the day … ULM

"Progress through process" applies from daily nutrition decisions to each week and each game played in a season at Iowa State. From the micro to the macro, there are only building blocks to aid in reaching higher points along the path to a lofty goal. Iowa S...

Jay Jordan: At the end of the day… (Iowa)

Iowa State is a familiar 1-1 heading in to a final non-conference game before marching through the daunting Big 12 schedule. It is not an ideal position, but it is also far from fatal. The pressure of urgency is nigh upon them. There is much that can be take...

JAY JORDAN: At the end of the day … UNI

Aug 31, 2019; Ames, IA, USA;Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Deshaunte Jones (8) runs after catching a pass against the Northern Iowa Panthers at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones won 29-26 in three overtimes. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sport...

JAY JORDAN: Post-camp notes and analysis

Fall camp is coming to a close and game one is on the horizon. Whether the time has gone by slow or fast, the final days on the countdown clock are excruciating. Below, I have a few note points from news and reports out of fall camp that I find intriguing and...

JAY JORDAN: Analyzing every game on the 2019 football schedule

Can you smell it? Yes, the pungent odor of sweat drenched socks and 125 dudes in a locker room. But also, the sweet kiss of a closely shorn lawn near a maturing corn field. And...the distant sound of a whistle and a grown man yelling at kids to run faster across...

JAY JORDAN: The McDonald twist

Chris Williams recently published a piece analyzing the importance of Iowa State moving redshirt freshman Will McDonald to the strong outside linebacker position. Coach Campbell provided the sizzle for the move and indicated that the move provides additional f...

JAY JORDAN: Day two Big 12 media day team-by-team nuggets

Media Day No, 2.  I am a veteran now. Couldn't be more excited for today's events as the big show rolls in town in the form of Matt Campbell and Tom Herman. The two most intriguing teams in the Big 12 are Texas and Iowa State, the preseason second and third...

JAY JORDAN: Day one Big 12 media day team-by-team nuggets

This is my maiden voyage in to Big 12 Media days and as a first time credential holder, it was quite the eye opener. I am not a "real" reporter. I am simply an analyst, so as such, my focus is a bit different and my workload a bit lighter. I have the license...