Cyclone Country

Rob Gray
I was born and raised in Ames and somehow obtained undergraduate degrees from both Iowa State (journalism) and Iowa (communication studies, film emphasis). And in a former professional life, I served as a beat writer for both Northern Iowa and Drake football — so I feel I have all my in-state Division I bases covered. I absolutely welcome and appreciate feedback, from story ideas to questions and constructive criticism. You can also find me on Twitter @RobWGray. Sometimes I'm there. Sometimes I'm enjoying time with my young kids, on a long hike, or eating at Wheatsfield Grocery. Much healthier these days. So ... thanks for checking out the blog and, again, feel free to contact me via Twitter or e-mail at robgray18@yahoo.com

Blog Posts

Cyclone receiver Bundrage out for season with torn ACL

AMES — Just two days after losing its season opener, Iowa State was dealt another blow, this time to one of its most prolific players from last season.

Junior wide receiver Quenton Bundrage tore his ACL in Saturday’s gam [...]

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Cyclones can’t keep up with NDSU

AMES — Paul Rhoads wasn’t surprised Iowa State started the game fast on offense. He knew they would.

The Cyclones put up 14 points in the first 15:57 minutes of the game, but were shutout by North Dakota State for the re [...]

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Daley rises up receiver depth chart for Cyclones

AMES — It wasn’t during a face-to-face meeting with his coaches or talk among his teammates.

Dondre Daley learned he would be starting at wide receiver Saturday through a medium that initially surprised him.

“Twitt [...]

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NDSU presents strong test for Cyclones

AMES — It’s no secret in the halls of the Iowa State football offices what the challenges of playing North Dakota State will be.

The Bison are coming off their third-straight FCS national championship and own a 24-game winning [...]

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Philadelphia Eagles cut linebacker Jake Knott

Former ISU linebacker Jake Knott was one of 14 players released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.

Knott spent his rookie season last year with the Eagles after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 [...]

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West straight to the point in leadership approach

Editor’s note: Last in a series breaking down the ISU football team position by position.

By Dylan Montz, correspondent

AMES — When Jarvis West speaks, people take notice. The quiet fifth-year senior doesn’t [...]

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Philadelphia Eagles cut linebacker Jake Knott

Former ISU linebacker Jake Knott was one of 14 players released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.

Knott spent his rookie season last year with the Eagles after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 [...]

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Philadelphia Eagles cut linebacker Jake Knott

Former ISU linebacker Jake Knott was one of 14 players released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.

Knott spent his rookie season last year with the Eagles after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 [...]

continue »

Philadelphia Eagles cut linebacker Jake Knott

Former ISU linebacker Jake Knott was one of 14 players released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.

Knott spent his rookie season last year with the Eagles after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 [...]

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Elusive Wimberly ready for next step with Cyclones

Editor’ note: Seventh in a series breaking down the ISU football team position by position. Sunday: Wide receivers

By Dylan Montz, correspondent

AMES — Lou Ayeni was amazed by what he saw when fall camp began.

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