WATN: Former ISU standout offensive lineman Carter Bykowski

Carter Bykowski in action during the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl. (Photo courtesy Iowa State Athletics Communications) Weight plates clinked and crashed. Players strained and shouted, powering through each set to the point of exhaustion.  It’s summer and it...

Former Cyclone A.J. Klein signs with the Buffalo Bills

Dec 29, 2019; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker A.J. Klein (53) returns an interception for a touchdown in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports A former Cyclone is on the...

Three former Cyclones scored touchdowns on Sunday in the NFL

Dec 29, 2019; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker A.J. Klein (53) returns an interception for a touchdown in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Three former Cyclones ...

CF’s 2010s All-Decade Football Team

Oct 26, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) throws a pass against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first quarter at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports The end of the decade is less than a month away. Over...

Checking in with the five former ‘Clones on NFL rosters

Aug 12, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders tackle Donald Penn (72) and guard Kelechi Osemele (70) against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The NFL regular season will ...

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: Day 47

Cyclone Fanatic is counting down the days to when Iowa State takes the field for the 2016 season opener against the UNI Panthers. Today, the countdown is at 47 days.No. 47- A.J. Klein In 2009 during A.J. Klein's freshman year, No. 47 played in every game and recorded 17 ta...

AWESOME: A.J. Klein relished honorary coach role

 As A.J. Klein scanned the locker room and prepared to speak, a word entered his mind: “Awesome.” Iowa State’s former all-Big 12 linebacker and current Carolina Panther relished the platform to share his simple, yet demanding credo with the 2016 Cyclones. “At...

Epic: Looking back at Jake Knott’s ISU curtain call

  AMES — The phone buzzed. Paul Rhoads recognized the number. “Hi, coach,” said the voice on the other end that fateful October, 2012 day.   It was supposed to be a farewell call — a too-soon parting message from a formerly unwanted athlete who became Rh...

Five Cyclones make NFL rosters

Five former Cyclones officially made NFL rosters this weekend. Those men are:Jeremiah George, New York JetsA.J. Klein, Carolina PanthersLeonard Johnson, Tampa Bay BuccaneersKelechi Osemele, Baltimore RavensAhtyba Rubin, Cleveland BrownsIn addition to that, Deo...