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WILLIAMS: Losing Jordan Harris stings

Regardless of circumstance, anytime that you lose an experienced player who started every game the season before, it’s a zinger.That was my immediate reaction on Thursday afternoon when Iowa State broke the news that senior linebacker Jordan Harris was transferring (I’m he...

RELEASE: Luke Knott to forgo senior season

 The Knott name will always be synonomous with terms such as toughness, grit and sacrifice. Sometimes enough is enough, though. Life calls and pain becomes so persistent that an internal struggle ensued. That's what Iowa State linebacker LukeKnott has endured for years — and finally he...

Levi Peters: “The leader” of ISU’s defense

AMES — Levi Peters likes to wear camo. While enjoying some of his favorite off-the-field pursuits, it’s imperative to blend in to the surroundings, so his quarry won’t see him coming. On the field the former walk-on linebacker from itty bitty Gilmore City sta...

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...

Phil Steele Magazine Recap: Reason for hope?

Forty-two is a staggering number.According to the Phil Steele College Football Preview that recently hit newsstands, that’s how many “starts” Iowa State missed out on during the 2014 football season due to injury or discipline (does not count one guy bei...

Rhoads: Luke Knott to “give it a shot” in 2015

OTTUMWA — Finally, some good news in the twist-, turn- and tear-filled football career of Luke Knott. The popular junior Cyclone linebacker’s twice-repaired hip appears to be good to go for summer workouts and fall camp after receiving a shot to alleviate ongoing...