Football

CFTV: Players react to Rhoads’ firing

Ames -- Several players were available Monday after Paul Rhoads' press conference. Rhoads was fired on Sunday after seven seasons as Iowa State's head football coach. He will coach the Cyclones in their last game on Saturday on the road against West Virginia. S...
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Nick Fett: Driver, mover, walk-on pile pusher

AMES — As a youngster, Nick Fett drove a golf cart into a country club sand trap.As a walk-on tackle-turned-guard, the Iowa State lineman helped push running back Mike Warren into the corridor of history as a 1,000-yard rusher. Not a bad approach shot for the fi...
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Seniors pave Warren’s path to (almost) 1,000

AMES — Mike Warren’s poised to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark and quite appropriately it means a great deal to him. He’s a quicksilver redshirt freshman, with his whole Iowa State football life in front of him. Four of the guys who’ll help him ga...
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O-LINE: Mangino sees “vast improvement”

AMES — Sam Richardson noticed the positive development. The burly guys who protect ISU's senior quarterback — the often-banged up guys who are also tasked with opening holes for a long-struggling running game — seemed to be operating in a unified manner ...
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Good health? It’s finally here for OT Brock Dagel

 AMES — It began with a cut. A bad contusion, but one that would seemingly heal quickly, allowing ISU’s athletic 6-8 offensive tackle Brock Dagel to be back on his feet, strong and healthy, primed for a breakout 2014 season. It didn’t happen. A staph i...
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NOTEBOOK: No news is good news

AMES — Uneventful. In a word, that described Iowa State’s first practice of fall camp on Friday — and that’s a very, very good thing. Remember last year? Backup offensive lineman Ben Loth suffered a season and career-ending knee injury on day one. It set a...