COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: Day 30

Cyclone Fanatic is counting down the days until Iowa State’s season opener against Northern Iowa by bringing you a stat, former Cyclone moment or any other random tidbits every morning to help countdown the days. No. 30 - Iowa State's sacks in 2015 Iowa State sa...

Four Cyclones sign as undrafted free agents

Iowa State didn't have a players selected in the NFL draft for the second season in a row this weekend but four Cyclones have already signed deals as undrafted free agents. Former Cyclones Jamison Lalk, Quenton Bundrage, Oni Omoile and Dale Pierson have all ag...

ISU DE Dale Pierson invited to postseason all-star game

 AMES — The so-called "Sack Mamba" had one heck of a senior season at ISU. Dale Pierson — a.k.a, "Sack Mamba" — tied the single-season school record for quarterback takedowns with 8.5, a total that ranked second among Big 12 pass rusher...

UPDATED: Demond Tucker reflects on his Big 12 honor

 AMES — Demond Tucker's motor? Yeah, it just seems like it never quits. Take it from the burly, but explosive junior defensive tackle — who Wednesday was named the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year. He's convinced his engine can produce more power and...

Demond Tucker’s motor: Explosive and becoming efficient

 AMES — One guy tries to form the road block. Sometimes two, or even three team up and brace themselves. Makes no difference to Demond Tucker, who’s bull-rushed the odds while making an indelible mark in his first season as an Iowa State defensive tackle. ...

Paul Rhoads: “No fairy tales. No Cinderella”

 AMES — Paul Rhoads took the podium and spoke calmly, coolly and as if every ounce of energy had been drained from his body.  The demonstrative Iowa State coach didn’t pound his fist and decry controversial calls — which obviously existed in Saturday’s...

Rhoads on Oklahoma: “Best team we’ve played”

AMES — In the wake of ISU’s 52-16 drubbing at Oklahoma last weekend, an obvious question sprang to mind. Actually, several questions, but this emerged as a critical one: Are the Sooners truly that good or did the Cyclones severely regress a week after troun...

Sooners rout Cyclones 52-16 in Norman

 Inch ahead. Dig a deep hole. Claw back slowly, then tumble down again — hard. That, in a nutshell, described another frustrating and draining night in Norman, Okla., for the Iowa State Cyclones.  The 15th-ranked Sooners (8-1, 5-1) struck with two one-pla...

Pierson named to Hendricks Award Midseason List

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. CHICAGO – Iowa State senior defensive end Dale Pierson has been named to the Ted Hendricks Award Midseason Watch List, announced today by the Ted Hendricks Foundation.The Ted He...

Litmus test: Running both ways for ISU in game at Tech

AMES — Wally Burnham intends to bring calm to the chaos as the Big 12’s trio of top offenses line up opposed to his defense the next three weeks. Texas Tech — which ISU faces at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Lubbock  — strikes opponents with precise jabs, then w...