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Lanning and Park team up to drop San Jose State

Sep 24, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Allen Lazard (5) catches a touchdown pass while defended by San Jose State Spartans cornerback Andre Chachere (21) during the game at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Spo...

Some guys: Darren Davis on Cy-Hawk heroes

AMES — “Some guy.” Iowa State legend Darren Davis chuckled as he spoke those words over the phone from his hometown of Homestead, Fla. Those perfectly apt two words, composed of seven letters and two syllables, form the bridge that links the ordinary to t...

Epic: Looking back at Jake Knott’s ISU curtain call

  AMES — The phone buzzed. Paul Rhoads recognized the number. “Hi, coach,” said the voice on the other end that fateful October, 2012 day.   It was supposed to be a farewell call — a too-soon parting message from a formerly unwanted athlete who became Rh...

Cy-Hawk memories abound for Rhoads

AMES — The cherished Cy-Hawk Series memories popped like flash bulbs in Paul Rhoads’ mind. There’s 1998: When the current ISU head coach mentored the Cyclone linebackers during a dominant, Darren Davis-led 27-9 triumph at Iowa that snapped a 15-game skid agains...

Williams: A Liberty Bowl Letdown

Memphis, Tenn. – An estimated 25 thousand Iowa State fans made the trip to the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. What they saw from the Cyclones was a non-existent running game. A quarterback change. An inconsistent field goal kicker. An anemic offense and an exha...