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WILLIAMS: And the coaching search begins…

…Actually, Jamie Pollard’s search to replace Fred Hoiberg as Iowa State’s head basketball coach has been going on for weeks now. That’s how Iowa State’s athletics director works.This will be the fifth Pollard-led coaching search that I’ve covered and the...

Possible replacements for Doc Sadler

Fred Hoiberg’s assistant coaches keep getting plucked away.Is losing Doc Sadler, who is about to be named the next head coach at Southern Miss, a tough break? For a program that just went to the Sweet 16, absolutely. But it’s also a major positive in the se...

Possible candidates to replace Otzelberger

AMES --- With T.J. Otzelberger officially on his way to Washington, expect Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg to act quickly in hiring a replacement as his top assistant.Here are four names to keep an eye on. Bobby Lutz, N.C. State assistant/former Iowa State assistant –...

Exclusive CF Discussion: With T.J. Otzelberger

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher He's been in Ames for over half a decade.When Fred Hoiberg was named Iowa State's head basketball coach last April, his first order of business was a no-brainer.KeepT.J. Otzelbergeron the staff. It didn't take Hoiberg long to name Otzelberger...

CF Mailbag: 3-24 Edition

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com PublisherHello again from Seattle my fellow Cyclone fanatics. How is the great state of Iowa treating you? I’ll tell you all this: I REALLY miss that place. No, I haven’t been on “vacation” out here in the Evergreen State. I'...

The Breakdown: Iowa State @ Kansas State

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com PublisherIowa State (16-14, 3-12) @ Kansas State (21-9, 9-6) Saturday, March 5 * 12:45 p.m. @ Bramlage Coliseum Big 12 Network/ESPN 3 – Cyclone Radio NetworkREMINDER: Our CycloneFanatic.com/Wilson Toyota of Ames postgame show on 1...

Iowa State’s ace in the hole

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com PublisherKansas City, Mo. - Fred Hoiberg has never coached a basketball game in his life.The fraternity of Big 12 basketball coaches didn’t seem to really care about that fact when they met in Kansas City on Thursday morning....

A conversation with: Bobby Lutz

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