FITZY: Things I admire about the Iowa Hawkeyes

Seeing as how this is Cyclone Fanatic, you might expect us to be homers this week and lay on the hatred for “The Team Out East.” However, I think that would be too vanilla and easily seen coming from a mile away. Perhaps it’s time to turn over a new le...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Ellis Hobbs

AMES — One great play would win the game. That’s what echoed through Ellis Hobbs III’s mind as the pass drifted toward him. He pounced. He leaped, stood out, and ensured Iowa State’s ninth-ever bowl game would end in a somewhat rare triumph. The...

Jensen an extra coach for young D-tackles group

 AMES — Brandon Jensen didn’t flinch. For four-plus months during Iowa’s coldest winter in 30 years, the Iowa State defense tackle stuck by his decision to leave the team. School had intensified. Life had, too. “No one wanted me to leave,” Jensen...

Cyclones remain a work in progress

Go ahead, put up some cones and orange signs. After Iowa State’s annual spring game on Saturday it’s clear, the Cyclones remain under construction.Iowa State didn’t do much to inspire confidence after a 3-9 season, but it’s important to remember it’s April...

CFTV: Mark Mangino meets the media as new OC

Paul Rhoads introduced his new offensive coordinator, former Kansas head coach Mark Mangino, to the media in a Thursday morning press conference. What did Iowa State's new OC have to say? Find out in this CFTV production. 

Smith: Refs steal victory from Iowa State

AMES – It’s nearly impossible to describe.How exactly did Iowa State lose a 31-30 heartbreaker to Texas after dominating the Longhorns in nearly every facet of the game?Well, Paul Rhoads has an idea. The refs robbed the Cyclones.“To make a play on the 1-yar...