Three Cyclones named First Team All-Big 12

Three members of Iowa State's defense were named First Team All-Big 12 on Wednesday morning. Linebackers Jake Knott and A.J. Klein along with defense Jake McDonough received those honors. Klein was an honorable mention selection for the Big 12's Defensive Playe...

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...

Notes from Iowa State’s depth chart for Tulsa game

Game week is here. You know what that means...Iowa State released its depth chart for Saturday's season opener against Tulsa on Sunday night. CLICK HERE to view our depth chart at Cyclone Fanatic. You can view it on Cyclones.com by CLICKING HERE. OFFENSIVE NO...

Williams Blog: Some late week jottings

Happy Thursday afternoon Cyclone Nation... Full disclosure: I've got a lot on my mind right now. All week long we've been making tweaks to the new site (I hope you like it). Jeremy Lind has been busting his behind working on the forums. I've been doing a lot of ...

CFTV: Defensive ends making progress in camp

Iowa State's defensive ends coach Curtis Bray spoke with members of the media after Thursday's practice in Ames. Bray spoke about the health of Roosevelt Maggitt, David Irving's progress and the defensive line as a whole in this CFTV interview. Quotes from Maggit...

Defensive line aiming to fill the gaps

AMES – The job is simple for Iowa State defensive lineman. Win. Your. Gap. When two all-American linebackers are prowling behind you, it’s really that easy. Do your job and let A.J. Klein and Jake Knott wreak havoc. No one knows that better than senior ...
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Williams/Blum: 2012 Football Position Rankings

What a process this was... Here's how it all began. About three weeks ago, I had the idea to write a column in which I'd rank the 2012 Iowa State Cyclones position-by-position. This was of course (inevitably) going to be a very subjective but I wanted some meat...

Williams Blog: Reacting to Phil Steele’s All-Big 12 teams

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams  The college football encyclopedia himself, Phil Steele, recently released his preseason All-Big 12 teams for the upcoming 2012 season.Steele tends to dig a little bit deeper than most analysts. In fac...

Transcript: 4-23 Paul Rhoads teleconference

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher The following is a transcript from Paul Rhoads' Big 12 media teleconference that was held on Monday, April 23. Q: Luckily you don't have to go to Morgantown this year but can you tell others what it is like to pla...

Spring provided some clarity but a few questions still loom

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams"She's a race."I love that expression.That's how Paul Rhoads described his quarterback competition immediately following Saturday's spring game. Iowa State came into the spring wi...