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NOTEBOOK: ISU’s D-line play one of a handful of bright spots in 31-14 season-opening loss

Sep 12, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns running back Trey Ragas (9) is tackled by Iowa State Cyclones defensive lineman Joshua Bailey (90) at Jack Trice Stadium. The Ragin Cajuns beat the Cyclones 31 to 14. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports Dissecting game video of Iowa State’s season-opening loss to Louisiana provided …
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ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla on a “golden era” at Iowa State, Steve Prohm and a possible bounceback season

Fran Fraschilla laughs as he recalls the memory. The longtime ESPN college basketball analyst and commentator — and Big 12 guru — said there’s no place like Hilton Coliseum when Iowa State is reviving from life support and the crowd roars, the building seems to shake and a seismic shift is occurring. “I love Allen …
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NOTEBOOK: Purdy not in “rhythm,” Kolar, Downing injury updates and more

Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy throws a pass in Saturday’s 31-14 loss to Louisiana. Photo credit: Russell Luna/Iowa State University Athletics Communications AMES — There were five or six drops, a couple of missed pass interference calls and no big plays. But Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy placed the blame for a lackluster passing game …
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GRAY: Ragin’ Cajuns show “utter domination” over ISU in season opener

AMES — Utter domination. In those two words — and what they represented — all the hope that infused No. 23 Iowa State’s season opener Saturday against talented, but unranked Louisiana, vanished into ether.  The final score: Ragin’ Cajuns 31, Cyclones 14.  The stark reality for Iowa State: Louisiana used both explosive plays and grind-it-out …
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A “100%” Dylan Soehner could mean even more production from ISU’s tight ends room

Nov 9, 2019; Norman, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones tight end Dylan Soehner (89) celebrates with wide receiver Sean Shaw Jr. (2) after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Don’t sleep on Dylan Soehner. Iowa State football …
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Matt Campbell: When ISU senior safety Lawrence White speaks, “everybody listens”

Nov 16, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) is sacked by Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Lawrence White (11) in the first quarter against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Longhorns 23 to 21. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports  Iowa State senior safety Lawrence …
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Trust is key in ISU AD Jamie Pollard’s plan to allow up to 25,000 fans to attend football opener

Iowa State University athletic director Jamie Pollard speaks at a news conference on Sept. 24, 2019. Photo credit: © Olivia Sun/The Register, Des Moines Register via Imagn Content Services, LLC Ultimately, Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard settled on trust. He believes in the judgment of Cyclones fans. He believes in his staff and …
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“True playmaker” Xavier Hutchinson one of many ISU receivers shining in practice

Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell (pictured) said Friday highly-regarded recruit Xavier Hutchinson “has been really impressive.” Photo credit: Sep 28, 2019; Waco, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell during the game between the Bears and the Cyclones at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports “He’s a true playmaker.”  That’s …