Dylan Montz
I'm a native of Eastern Iowa. Born in Cedar Rapids and growing up in Mechanicsville, stepping into my role as a correspondent with The Gazette in August 2014 was almost like coming home. I'm a 2010 graduate of North Cedar and a 2014 Iowa State University grad. During my days at Iowa State, I wrote for the student publication, the Iowa State Daily and was also an intern at The Gazette in the summer of 2013. I'm always looking for feedback on my stories as well as what you, the readers, want to know. You can reach me on Twitter at @dylanmontz or by emailing me at montz.dylan@gmail.com. Thanks for stopping by to check out the Cyclone Country blog.





Big week for Cyclone women

AMES — As big as Iowa State’s win against a top-10 Texas team was on the road, ISU women’s basketball coach Bill Fennel ... »

Cyclones build big lead on Longhorns, hold off comeback for the win

AMES — It was a game that produced a lot of bullet points for Fred Hoiberg to address. But when it was all said and done, he was most focuse ... »

Iowa State comes up short against Oklahoma State

AMES — Kyven Gadson shot in on Luke Bean, catching him off guard and quickly throwing him to his back. Seven seconds later, Gadson stood up, ... »

Iowa State has to avoid being ambushed by the Red Raiders

AMES — It might be relatively easy for No. 12 Iowa State to overlook Texas Tech today.

The Red Raiders are winless in the Big 12, and ... »

Nader, McKay come up big in Cyclones’ win against Kansas State

AMES — In crunchtime of a tied basketball game, Kansas State was setting up for an easy layup. Iowa State’s Georges Niang had just mi ... »

Weatherman’s last-second win gives Iowa State momentum in win

AMES — Kevin Jackson knew how important of a match the 174-weight class would be, not just for Iowa State, but for Tanner Weatherman.

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Coach Fennelly tells Cyclones to enjoy win, prepare for next challenge

AMES — Iowa State figured out just how high the highs and how low the lows could get last week. A loss to TCU on the road followed by a win ... »

Cyclones need Moody to play more minutes in Buckley’s absence

By Dylan Montz, The Gazette

AMES — It wasn’t the easiest of practices Thursday when Iowa State returned to Ames.

The Cyc ... »

Hogue huge down stretch in Cyclone win over Cowboys

AMES — Dustin Hogue saw the ball go to the corner and Tavarius Shine rise up for the potential game winning 3-pointer. Hogue was just trying ... »

Cyclones to open Big 12 play

AMES — It was all kind of a wake up call that snowballed from the beginning. Facing a team that applies heavy pressure, combined with ... »

Cyclones start quickly

AMES — The No. 1 thing Fred Hoiberg preached to his team was how important starting fast would be.

Not only did No. 9 Iowa Stat ... »

Hoiberg seeks 100th career win

AMES — Fred Hoiberg remembers getting the news. Hearing about the death of former Iowa State coach Johnny Orr hours before the Cyclon ... »

Iowa State uses aggressiveness to beat UC Riverside

AMES — As slow as the start was for Iowa State in its first game of the Cyclone Challenge, just the opposite could be said for the to ... »

Instincts, confidence fuel Morris’ breakout

AMES — When the rebound comes down, his eyes immediately turn upward.

Monte Morris is trying to push the ball up the court as quickly ... »

McKay brings energy for Cyclones in debut

DES MOINES — When Iowa State Coach Fred Hoiberg wanted more energy on the floor, all he needed to do was look to his left, down the b ... »

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