WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Reggie Hayward

Reggie Hayward sat quietly, at the foot of his bed, contemplating the future. The then-true freshman Iowa State defensive end faced a critical crossroads — and the only signposts he could seemingly find read "exit." He glanced at his bags, already packed, off...

Abdel Nader: NBA D-League Rookie of the Year

Abdel Nader's first — and possibly, only — season in the NBA D-League led to him attaining a top honor. Thursday, the league announced that the former Iowa State star had been named its Rookie of the Year. The D-League's 22 coaches voted on the award. ...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Scott Christopherson

Scott Christopherson exulted, then knelt, positioning his lips toward center court at Hilton Coliseum. The slick-shooting guard finally planted a parting smooch on the hardwood after a rousing comeback senior night win in 2012 over Baylor — and none of ...

Long shots Tucker and Thomas swinging for the fences

Nov 26, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers running back Justin Crawford (25) runs the ball as Iowa State Cyclones defensive end Jhaustin Thomas (8) and defensive lineman Demond Tucker (97) move in for the tackle during the first quarter at Jack Tri...

CHALLENGE MET: Joel Lanning currently the No. 1 MIKE linebacker

Oct 29, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Joel Lanning (7) sets the offense at the goal line against the Kansas State Wildcats at Jack Trice Stadium. The Wildcats beat the Cyclones 31-26. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports AMES ...

Seth Davis doubts ISU again. Good, say the Cyclones.

The Iowa State Cyclones gathered at Johnny's Sunday to learn their NCAA Tournament seed. They're a No. 5 — and will face 12th-seeded Nevada Thursday in Milwaukee (Rob Gray photo).  AMES — It took mere seconds. Immediately after Nevada was unveiled Sunda...