WILLIAMS: 10 Takeaways from Big 12 media days

I have been back in Iowa for about 24 hours now after a short trip to Dallas for the annual Big 12 media day event. My mind has since processed a few things so here are 10 quick and final takeaways from the event. 1 - Matt Campbell handles himself like a CEO. It is very different than what I am used to at Iowa State with McCarney and Rhoads be...

WILLIAMS: For his legacy, Allen Lazard needs to play in a bowl game

FRISCO, Texas — Craig Brackins is one of the best players to ever play basketball at Iowa State. Last week, when we unveiled our Iowa State basketball “Field of 64,” I found it curious that Brackins was only a 7-seed. The Brackins I remember watching was an obvious pro. He didn’t care much for playing defense but as a stretch-four, Brack...

NOTEBOOK: What’s going on with Tongamoa?

Cyclone Fanatic's coverage of Iowa State at the Big 12 media days is brought to you by the Iowa Clinic Men's Center.  FRISCO, Texas — Tis’ the season for some Iowa State football housekeeping. In between his obligations with national television stations, Matt Campbell met with local reporters for close to a half hour on Monday morni...

WILLIAMS: My Big 12 ballot

Cyclone Fanatic's coverage of the Big 12 media days in Dallas is brought to you by the Iowa Clinic's Men's Center.  On Sunday afternoon, I will be flying to Dallas for the annual Big 12 media days event. Iowa State is set to be on stage Monday with Joel Lanning, Allen Lazard, Kamari Cotton-Moya and Jake Campos making the trip for the Cyclones...

Iowa State picked 9th in Big 12 preseason poll

The media has spoken and Iowa State is being picked to finish 9th in the Big 12 this season. Leading up to the Big 12's annual media days event in Dallas next week, the conference released its preseason poll on Thursday morning. You can view the poll here. 2017 Big 12 Foot...