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AN “INCREDIBLE” STORY: Enyi Uwazurike’s 6-year odyssey at ISU rooted in truth, not fantasy

Sep 4, 2021; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive end Eyioma Uwazurike (58) and defensive back Greg Eisworth II (12) celebrate a stop against the Northern Iowa Panthers in the second half at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports  Iowa State sixth-year senior Eyioma (a.k.a. Enyi) Uwazurike has an incredible story …
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COORDINATORS NOTEBOOK: ISU takes its show-stopping run defense on the road to Vegas

Iowa State’s defensive end Zach Petersen drives for a tackle Iowa’s running back Tyler Goodson during the fourth quarter in the Cy-Hawk series at Jack Trice Stadium Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. © Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune via Imagn Content Services, LLC How has Iowa State’s defense ascended to and maintained its elite status? …
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NOTEBOOK: Breece Hall plans to “chip away” at details to help ignite ISU’s struggling offense

Iowa State junior running back Breece Hall is caught by Iowa senior defensive back Jack Koerner in the first quarter at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. © Bryon Houlgrave/The Register via Imagn Content Services, LLC AMES — Opportunities are there. One cut or read could make all the difference. But through …
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CY-HAWK NOTEBOOK: The moment everything changed in No. 9 ISU’s loss to No. 10 Iowa and more

Iowa junior linebacker Jack Campbell runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown after recovering a fumble in the third quarter against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. © Bryon Houlgrave/The Register via Imagn Content Services, LLC  AMES — In a game that featured four Iowa …
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GRAY: Iowa State’s defense deserved better Saturday. Much, much better.

Iowa State’s defensive end Will McDonald celebrates after taking down Iowa’s quarterback Spencer Petras during the first quarter in the Cy-Hawk series at Jack Trice Stadium Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Ames, Iowa.© Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune via Imagn Content Services, LLC Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell didn’t mince words.  No, it wasn’t “lucky” that …
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GAMEDAY NOTEBOOK: Holly Rowe’s longtime connection to Matt Campbell, Big 12 expansion talk and more

ESPN College Gameday’s football personality Holly Rowe answers questions to the media during a press conference at Jack Trice Stadium Parking lot Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. © Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune via Imagn Content Services, LLC  AMES — Beloved ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe and Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell go way …
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Iowa State’s second-half defensive prowess will be tested in Saturday’s top-ten Cy-Hawk matchup

Iowa State’s football head coach Matt Campbell and linebacker Mike Rose congratulate each other after winning 16-10 over UNI at Jack Trice Stadium Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. © Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune via Imagn Content Services, LLC  Built to grind.  These three words may best describe the basis of Iowa State’s burgeoning success …
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Memories of Cy-Hawks past — and one big zero — help frame ISU’s top-ten matchup with Iowa on Saturday

Sep 14, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive end JaQuan Bailey (3) and linebacker Mike Rose (23) pressure Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Nate Stanley (4) at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports  James White took the handoff and sprinted toward the end zone, angling toward destiny, churning up a triumphant moment …
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COORDINATORS’ NOTEBOOK: On ISU TE Charlie Kolar’s importance, improving the run game and more

Nov 27, 2020; Austin, Texas, USA; Iowa State Cyclones tight end Charlie Kolar (88) tackled by multiple Texas Longhorns defenders in the third quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports It’s easy to quantify two-time All-American tight end Charlie Kolar’s importance to Iowa State’s offense. It’s hard to put …
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NOTEBOOK: 20th Anniversary of 9/11 attacks casts somber shadow over most-hyped Cy-Hawk matchup ever

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz, right, meets with Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell prior to kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.  © Bryon Houlgrave, The Register, Des Moines Register via Imagn Content Services, LLC AMES — There’s always hype. Smack talk. That’s what makes Iowa and Iowa State’s …