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.

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Pollard emotional, excited for return, after surviving heart attack

AMES — Jamie Pollard spoke with a strong demeanor as he chronicled his journey. The Iowa State athletic director's enthusiasm permeated the r ... »

Rhoads takes notes from spring game into Cyclones offseason

AMES — Paul Rhoads recognizes the challenges in evaluating a spring game. Going in, he knows he has to look at it a bit differently than he ... »

Flashes of hope at running back

But Rhoads wants even more from Brown, Warren

By Dylan Montz, correspondent

AMES — Paul Rhoads saw his stable of y ... »

No-contact contact for Bundrage

AMES — Quenton Bundrage doesn’t remember how he got off the line of scrimmage. All that stands out is looking the pass into hi ... »

Five Things to Watch: Iowa State football wraps up spring drills Saturday

AMES — For your consideration, here are five things you might keep an eye on today when Iowa State wraps up spring practice with a spring ga ... »

Fan favorite Levi Peters hopes to spark Cyclone LB corps

AMES — His dark and bushy beard is easy to spot on the field, even through the obscurity of a chin strap and face mask. A soft-spoken voice ... »

Hip injury continues to hobble Cyclones’ Knott

Although he was listed at the top of the depth chart heading into spring, the latest health report on weak-side linebacker Luke Knott has shuffled ... »

Cyclones tap hardworking hustlers to fill running back depth during practice

AMES — Depth at running back has been an area of concentration for Iowa State throughout spring. DeVondrick Nealy’s departure in the ... »

Cyclones camaraderie

AMES — Fresh off Iowa State’s scrimmage Saturday. Coach Paul Rhoads issued his team a challenge.

The ISU staff had seen ... »

Juco gets release from ISU

AMES — Iowa State Coach Fred Hoiberg announced Saturday that junior college forward Darien Williams was granted a release from his national ... »

Cyclones camp: Depth prompts switch for Lynn

AMES — Even though Kenneth Lynn’s request to change positions from defensive back to wide receiver happened in the middle of spring p ... »

ISU wastes no time getting assistant

AMES — T.J. Otzelberger left Ames following Iowa State’s second-straight appearance in the NCAA tournament hoping to expand hi ... »

Lazard ready for next step in 2015

AMES — For as many plays as he made as a freshman, it’s the plays Allen Lazard couldn’t make that stick with him.

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ISU’s Luna back on field

AMES — Gabe Luna knew something was wrong the moment he woke up one morning.

He was in the midst of summer workouts last June i ... »

Wegher gets Pro Day shot at ISU

AMES — Brandon Wegher has thought about the past often. As he prepares for a shot at the NFL, it’s on his mind even more.

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