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Williams: Black Friday heartbreak

AMES --- I assume that you're all familiar with the phrase, "tough pill to swallow?"Iowa State's 31-24 loss to West Virginia on Black Friday wasn't just a tough pill to swallow. That was a colossal, horse pill that most of you are still probably try...

Inside the Numbers: The first quarter

Believe it or not, a quarter of the 2012 Iowa State football regular season is already behind us. Oh how time flies when you’re 3-0 right?Being that Iowa State’s bye week is upon us, I thought this would be a perfect time to really dig deep inside the numbe...

Williams: A workmanlike win

AMES --- Ho humm.That’s about all I can come up with for a lead after Iowa State’s 37-3 beat down of Western Illinois on Saturday night.It was a game in which it’s impossible to be upset with the outcome. Sure – Iowa State probably could have dropped 60 po...

Williams: An ugly road win? No such thing

IOWA CITY --- Let’s get this straight right now Fanatics. There is no such thing as an ugly win in Iowa City – or anywhere outside of Ames, Iowa for that matter. You dig?Iowa State and Iowa came out of the gates on Saturday and looked like the 2000 St. Louis Ra...

Williams Blog: 10 Cyclone storylines for 2012

Enough chatter. Enough “expert” predictions. Enough of the off-season!For college football, 2012 is finally here.Actual football storylines are about to take center stage here at Cyclone Fanatic. In honor of that, here are 10 key stories (in no particular or...

Blum: No More Roller Coasters

If college football were an amusement park, last season's Iowa State team was the most terrifyingly exciting roller-coaster around. This year they aim to be more like the ferris wheel - steady, but effective. From the first snap a year ago, Paul Rhoads' club was ...

Lenz, young receivers ready to shine

AMES – Josh Lenz doesn’t have a whistle underneath his shoulder pads, but the way he is coaching up his fellow receivers he might need one. The senior is doing everything he can to make sure his last season in Cardinal and Gold is a success. This fall, ...

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