Cyclone Football

Receiver Medders steps up for ISU

AMES — When Brett Medders stepped foot on the bus to head back to Ames after last Saturday’s Cy-Hawk game, he let all of his emotions out.

He just had to.

It hasn’t been the easiest road for the junior wide [...]

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ISU Notebook: Cyclones take home weekly hardware

AMES — Just a couple days after taking the Cy-Hawk trophy home to Ames for its win against Iowa, Iowa State nearly swept the individual Big 12 weekly awards.

Sophomore kicker Cole Netten was named the Big 12 Special Teams Playe [...]

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ISU’s Gannon: “I realized football wasn’t the problem”

AMES — Jacob Gannon thought he was done with football. He felt the stress and pressure playing the game he loved had resulted in a panic attack and the healthy thing to do was to walk away from the team.

Gannon learned it was s [...]

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Halftime thoughts: Iowa 14, Iowa State 3


1. Of all the football coaches at any level on this planet, the least-likely to go for a first down on a 4th-and-8 at the opponent's 16 with a 7-3 second-quarter lead is ...

It apparently isn't the guy who did it. Kirk Ferentz sa [...]

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Redemption for Cyclones’ Nealy

IOWA CITY — A look in the eyes and confidence from his coach was all DeVondrick Nealy needed.

Iowa State’s junior running back trotted into the locker room after fumbling the football on the goal line of Iowa with 1:28 left in [...]

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Hlas: Cyclones reboot, Hawkeyes freeze up

IOWA CITY — He grinned after he missed a 42-yard field goal that briefly seemed like it would cost Iowa State a victory over Iowa in regulation Saturday.

“I knew they had one timeout,” Cyclone sophomore kicker Cole Nette [...]

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Iowa: Home of football diversity

Imagine if Iowa were a faraway land where things are totally different.

Like Wisconsin. Or Minnesota. Or Missouri. Or, yes, Nebraska.

OK, they aren’t that far away and they have plenty of similarities with Iowa. But Satur [...]

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Fun Facts: Iowa State-Iowa

Ah, Iowa State-Iowa. It’s a truly great rivalry. In basketball, anyhow. The best way to pump some fun into the football side of it? Fun Facts, of course.

1. Over the last three years, the combined score in this series is [...]

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Rhoads doesn’t need outside noise to know ‘it’s a huge game’

AMES — It may be a week filled with fans of Iowa and Iowa State engaging nonstop in Cy-Hawk rivalry debates and conversations, but Paul Rhoads isn’t paying attention to the outside noise.

All he knows is what is going on [...]

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Five keys to an ISU victory

1. Establish consistency in the running game. Iowa State will have to find a way to run the football to succeed on offense. The Cyclones haven’t produced big numbers running the ball and backs Aaron Wimberly and DeVondrick Nealy, as well as [...]

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Hey ISU-Iowa: Real rivalries are more than a trophy


Let's be honest. As football rivalries go, Iowa State-Iowa is pretty weenie, to borrow the phrase of the old barfly commenting on the gang at “Cheers” after they mistakenly continue »

ISU’s Miller makes switch to the middle

AMES — After each game, Iowa State football coaches put together performance-grading sheets determining how well each member of the team played.

In Jevohn Miller’s case, he was feeling pretty good after looking at his sheet, co [...]

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Hlas Podcast: Sage Rosenfels

This week's guest on the Mike Hlas Podcast is former Iowa State/NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels, who now writes for

Sage talks about Saturday's Iowa State-Iowa game, and about a piece he wrote for his site that was b [...]

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ISU is 0-for-2, but it’s very much into this

AMES — Players-only meetings often carry a negative undertone. For Iowa State, their new middle linebacker simply wanted to say hello.

“We had a great practice that day and I wanted to make sure everyone knew we had a gr [...]

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Cyclones’ West scores on the ground, through the air

AMES — It was the play call Jarvis West had been waiting for all day.

Already having a productive day with a 17-yard touchdown reception and an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown, West’s number was called again. This time, tho [...]

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