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.





Cyclones in need of a bounce-back win on road at Kansas State

AMES — The loss Wednesday night to Baylor was Iowa State’s first at home this season and the first in Hilton Coliseum in more than a ... »

Baylor hands Iowa State first home loss, 79-70

AMES — AMES — The formula to beat Iowa State in Ames hadn’t been solved in more than one calendar year.

Baylor coach Sco ... »

Cyclones’ Thomas hopes to keep shooting groove going from Texas game

AMES — Through shooting slumps, Matt Thomas has tried to find other ways to impact the game.

Namely crashing the boards.

The ... »

Balanced Cyclones overwhelm Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas — Iowa State represents a nearly impossible matchup for opposing coaches. All five starters, plus a bench player, average at l ... »

Niang sparks vital road win for ISU

STILLWATER, Okla. — Iowa State found an elusive road win Wednesday, and it may have found an emerging star.

Junior forward Jameel McK ... »

Cylones hope to take momentum from last year’s win in Stillwater

AMES — As much as last season’s triple-overtime win at Oklahoma State did for Iowa State’s win/loss record, it did even more f ... »

Moody supplies dagger in ISU’s overtime win

AMES — Wild runs dominated most of the game between Iowa State and Oklahoma, but it was a key shot by Iowa State senior that sealed a ... »

Iowa State looks to correct recent shooting trouble ahead of Oklahoma

AMES — Coming up short in five of its last six games, Iowa State's team unity has certainly been put to the test.

Players have taken ... »

Iowa State gets revenge on UNI

AMES — Days before No. 8 Iowa State and Northern Iowa would meet on the mat, ISU coaches put together a reel of film. The footage fro ... »

Cyclones prepare for intense defense against West Virginia

AMES — Monte Morris had a number of take-aways from Iowa State’s last game against West Virginia, but one thing stood out above all o ... »

Iowa State DL Mitchell Meyers diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

AMES — Iowa State defensive lineman Mitchell Meyers has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads announce ... »

Second-half surge carries Sooners over Cyclones

NORMAN, Okla. — Isaiah Cousins and TaShawn Thomas had been up and down recently for 17th-ranked Oklahoma.

Last night against No. 14 Io ... »

Cyclones snap skid, beat West Virginia ISU goes on 17-3 run to open second half

AMES — Iowa State Coach Bill Fennelly walked into the locker room and saw all smiles. After losing three straight games, getting any ... »

Cyclones’ McKay gets a shot

AMES — Jameel McKay’s role might have been different, but that’s not the way he looked at it.

All he wanted to do ... »

No. 11 Iowa State Cyclones look to avenge loss to Red Raiders

AMES — Georges Niang walked onto the court at the Sukup Basketball Complex, sporting a souvenir under his right eye from the game at Kansas. ... »

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