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Battle for ISU’s backup QB spot intensifies as star Brock Purdy’s senior season looms

Jan 2, 2021; Glendale, AZ, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) against the Oregon Ducks during the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports  Twenty-five and climbing.  That’s how many all-time Iowa State football records quarterback Brock Purdy already owns or shares entering his senior season.  Expect …
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NEVER FLINCH: New ISU safeties coach Deon Broomfield helping Greg Eisworth grow as a leader

Nov 27, 2020; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns running back Roschon Johnson (2) tackled by Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Greg Eisworth II (12) and defensive end Zach Petersen (55) in the fourth quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports “We just keep playing. We never flinch.”  Iowa State …
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Jirehl Brock primed to help ISU pack a one-two punch at taiback with All-American Breece Hall

Nov 21, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back Jirehl Brock (21) rushes against the Kansas State Wildcats at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports  Iowa State All-American running back Breece Hall’s final recruiting to-do list followed this step-by-step plan:  1. Commit to Matt Campbell’s Cyclones.  2. Text fellow running …
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ISU MBB: T.J. Otzelberger touts “ideal scenario” when it comes to the makeup of his staff

Nov 15, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UNLV Rebels guard Amauri Hardy (3), guard Elijah Mitrou-Long (55) and head coach T.J. Otzelberger react in the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA defeated UNLV 71-54. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports  New Iowa State men’s basketball assistant coaches J.R. Blount and Kyle …
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NO SURPRISE: ISU All-American linebacker Mike Rose not resting on his laurels

Jan 2, 2021; Glendale, AZ, USA; Iowa State’s head coach Matt Campbell jumps into the air celebrating with linebacker Mike Rose (23) after his interception during the second half of the Fiesta Bowl against Oregon at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Breen-Arizona Republic Ncaa Football Oregon At Iowa State Mike Rose’s motor never stops …
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Iowa State’s offensive linemen becoming “master craftsmen” as depth in the room builds

Oct 31, 2020; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Iowa State Cyclones offensive lineman Colin Newell (57) prepares to snap the ball as offensive lineman Derek Schweiger (64) prepares to block during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Iowa State offensive line coach Jeff Myers echoed …
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JOY IN PAIN: Dylan Soehner’s journey to NFL’s doorstep

Former Iowa State tight end Dylan Souehner catches a pass during Pro Day drills on Tuesday, March 23, at the Bergstrom Football Complex. (Photo courtesy Mike Green/Iowa State Athletics Communications)  Dylan Soehner is comfortable with pain.  The former Iowa State tight end and NFL hopeful is certainly accustomed to playing through it.  Last season, the …
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LOW KEY, HIGH OCTANE: Kene Nwanwgu impresses NFL scouts at ISU’s Pro Day

Dec 5, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell shakes hands with running back Kene Nwangwu (3) during their football game at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. Mandatory Credit: Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports Low-key demeanor. High-octane ability. We’ve all know that uber-talented Iowa State return man/running back Kene Nwangwu successfully melds these …
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ISU MBB: T.J. Otzelberger is “home” and stoked for the “opportunity of a lifetime”

Feb 22, 2020; San Diego, California, USA; UNLV Rebels head coach T.J. Otzelberger reacts in the second half against the San Diego State Aztecs at Viejas Arena. UNLV won 66-63. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports  Jamie Pollard couldn’t suppress a grin as he delivered a brief statement before today’s press conference for new Iowa …
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Jamie Pollard on ISU’s transtion from the Steve Prohm era: “There’s no short-term fix.”

 “It might take several years …”  Those words from Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard in today’s video release in the wake of “parting ways” with sixth-year head coach Steve Prohm had the most impact on me — and most likely, you, too.  “There’s no short-term fix,” said Pollard, who met with Prohm several …