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.





Uncommon talent, uncommon poise lifts top-ranked West past Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS — What sometimes gets lost in the talk about the individual talent and the winning and the number one ranking and everything el ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

ISU lineman Cousin suspended indefinitely following domestic assault arrest

AMES — Iowa State defensive lineman Devlyn Cousin has been “suspended indefinitely” from the football team following his arres ... »

Niang the assist man

AMES — Taking four shots certainly isn’t the norm for Georges Niang.

But with what he was able to do as a facilitator on ... »

Cyclone 2-Minute Drill: TCU Horned Frogs


Iowa State found a rushing attack against Kansas and Texas Tech, but hit a bit of a wall in the loss to ... »

Cyclones will face motivated TCU

AMES — Keeping his news conference as G-rated as possible, Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads stated it simply.

TCU “ ... »

From defense to offense

AMES — Confidence is key to shooting well.

Iowa State men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg knows that perhaps as well as ... »

Cyclones, TCU moving in opposite directions

AMES — The two have trended opposite directions as the season nears its end, but when Iowa State takes the field against TCU, the lac ... »

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