Category Archives: Sports

Dec 07


A streak ended Wednesday night. The last time the Iowa women had won in Hilton Coliseum, Bill Fennelly was not ISU’s coach. The USSR existed; the Big 12 Conference didn’t. Taylor Swift was four days old. (That’s right, she’s eligible … Continue reading

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Dec 04

Give me Liberty or give me…wait a minute

December 30, 2012: Scene from the parade on Beale Street a day before the 2012 Liberty Bowl. Will ISU fans overwhelm Memphis again for an underwhelming bowl assignment? Once Iowa State got bowl-eligible this season, hopes were high. A bowl … Continue reading

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Nov 30

ISU’s 2017 season has parallels with 2005

December 31, 2005: Midfield of Reliant Stadium for the 2005 Houston Bowl between Iowa State and TCU. ISU lost the game 24-21 and finished 7-5; the following year, the regular season expanded to 12 games. Iowa State football is 7-5. … Continue reading

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Nov 26

Video highlight of Saturday’s game

Bill Snyder has single-handedly whittled Kansas State’s series deficit against Iowa State to one game. He isn’t just a wizard, he’s a dang vampire, sapping our spirits. (Michigan men, you think YOU have refs working against you? It is to … Continue reading

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Nov 14

Gravity, and defiance of it

Iowa State dug deep into the depth chart for a quarterback in a game no one outside the locker room thought was winnable. It was 1992, 25 years ago to the day. Iowa State 19, Nebraska 10. But in the big … Continue reading

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Nov 10

Non-conference basketball: Why bother?

It’s the first day of basketball season. December 17 will be the sixth time that Iowa State, Iowa, UNI, and Drake will play in Des Moines as part of the Big Four Hy-Vee Classic. (Nope, can’t have anything not corporate … Continue reading

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Oct 31

North Tama volleyball one step from state

In the span of three school years — fall 2010 to spring 2013 — North Tama sports had their best overall period in school history. Those three years included appearances in the state tournament in four different sports: football (state … Continue reading

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Oct 30

The world turned upside down, continued

A mini-roundup of the reverberation of Iowa State’s sudden hot streak and the fully armed and operational Big 12 circular firing squad: Washington Post: It has reached the point where we might as well go ahead and say there are … Continue reading

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Oct 29

The world turned upside down

Here is the final call from the Cyclone Radio Network: — Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) October 28, 2017 (Still can’t even.)

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Oct 23

Iowa State’s poll dance with Michigan

For the first time since 2005, Iowa State is a ranked football team. But, at the same time, Iowa State hasn’t been ranked since 2012. This contradictory situation exists because of borderline circumstances with the two major college football polls. In … Continue reading

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