Football

WILLIAMS: Good riddance, big brother

We all can look back on our lives and recall somebody we idolized during our childhood. This person, in your not-yet mature mind, was larger than life. They looked cool when they walked. They exuded confidence, smiled with a swagger and captured the attention o...
Men's Sports

The new era of CF, Iowa State

Jamie Pollard started at Iowa State in the fall of 2005. I covered his introductory press conference for the Iowa State Daily and will forever remember his opening quote, “This is a great day for Iowa State; this is a great day for Jamie Pollard.” It was a bold...
Basketball

MONDAY MUSINGS: Props for Prohm

Replacing “The Mayor” is an unenviable assignment for anybody.Sure, as Iowa State’s 20th head coach, Steve Prohm is inheriting a top-10 roster heading into the 2015-16 season. That’s great, but the nuances when it comes to following Fred Hoiberg make this job...
Football

Blum: Rhoad Dogs

Life on the road in power conference college football is hard. I'm not talking about brutal, cramped 12 hour bus trips capped by accommodations in run-down off-the-highway motels like the old days. In 2014, Power five schools travel with presidential comfort: ...
Football

NDSU brings “harder” & “tougher” attitude to Ames

AMES — All you need to know about three-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State can be gleaned from its final drive in last season’s 24-21 upset of Kansas State at Manhattan.The Wildcats clung to a 21-17 lead with 8:58 remaining as the Bison took possession.An eternity?Not to K-State coach/wizard Bill Snyder, who immediately...
Football

Monday Musings: 6-20 Edition

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliamsHappy Monday fanatics. I've got a few things on my mind from over the weekend...On Cyclone football...--- It's impossible to know how much Duran Hollis' indefinite suspension w...
Football

Williams/Arnaud Podcast: On Hollis, Chizik & QB’s

In this installment of the Adam Gray Insurance CycloneFanatic.com Podcast, Chris Williams and Austen Arnaud dive deep into some Iowa State/Big 12 football topics. Those include: - What Duran Hollis' suspension means to the team - Will you read Gene Chizik's book? Some insight from Aus...