Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Translation – get your tickets while you still can.
Wednesday, May 15
From an ISU Athletic Dept. media release: Iowa State University announced Wednesday that it fully anticipates exceeding last year’s record setting season football ticket sales of 40,547 and also expects to continue to have more than 50,000 fans attend home games which currently stands at 13 straight games. “As of this morning we have sold-out of season tickets in the end-zone and only have a few scattered single tickets left in the non-donor cardinal ($225) and gold ($175) sections," said Justin Thompson, Director of Ticket Sales. “At this point we only have a limited supply of full-price donor tickets ($375) and hillside ($125) tickets available”. A limited supply of season tickets located in the donor reserved ($375) or hillside ($125) …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Iowa State University coach recently sat down with the Des Moines Register, during which he said he's hoping to lead the Cyclones to a winning season next year – the first time in 13 years.
In a recent interview with the Des Moines Register, Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads said next season, he hopes to accomplish something that hasn't been done in over 10 years. What exactly? It's time for the Cyclones to reach the positive side of the Big 12 Conference standings, Rhoads told the newspaper. That is the message he is spreading during the Cyclone Tailgate Tour, a six-day, 12-city tour that kicked off in Pella yesterday: “I’m happy with getting to three bowl games in four years; I’m not satisfied,” Rhoads said. “I’m not satisfied with only one bowl victory. I’m not satisfied for (not) getting past seven overall victories — or three league victories. “We want to get into the top half of the league. Those expectations are …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Iowa State Senior McGee admitted to stealing cash from wallet was charged with fourth-degree theft on Tuesday, according to police.
Former Iowa State University Cyclone Basketball player Tyrus McGee was charged with fourth-degree theft late Tuesday, after he was caught taking about $200 out of a wallet left in a University cafeteria area, according to Iowa State University Police. A wallet was reported missing Tuesday evening and found on a couch in the Hawthorn Market & Cafe, said Aaron DeLashmutt, of the Iowa State University police. Police reviewed video surveillance and saw McGee going through the wallet and taking the money out, DeLashmutt said. McGee admitted taking the cash and spending some of the money on groceries, DeLashmutt said. McGee returned the other $160 to police, DeLashmutt said. McGee was taken to the Story County Jail Tuesday, but he is no longer …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Jeff Hornacek, who is now a Utah Jazz assistant, is a candidate for the next head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Sign up for Ames Patch's free newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter A one-time Iowa State walk-on is in the mix for the NBA coaching vacancy with the Philadelphia 76ers. Jeff Hornacek, a guard for the Cyclones from 1982-1986, is an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz. Hornacek, Golden State assistant coach and Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw are candidates, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. The lanky Illinois native quickly became a star for the Cyclones. Under coach Johnny Orr, Hornacek led ISU to the NIT and two NCAA Tournaments, including a the Sweet Sixteen in 1986. He finished has career with more than 1,000 points and 600 assists in college. He followed that up with a solid 14-year NBA playing career. …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Klein and Bykoski will go to the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers and three other Cyclones Jake Knott, Josh Lenz and Jake McDonough head to NFL camp.
Two Iowa State Cyclone Football players were called up in Saturday's NFL draft and three others will head to NFL camp. The Carolina Panthers selected Cyclone's linebacker A.J. Klein and the San Francisco 49er's chose offensive lineman Carter Bykowski. Also Jake Knott, Josh Lenz, and Jake McDonough will go to NFL camp, according to a report from WHOTV.com. Knott signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles. Lenz has signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears. McDonough signed with the Jets. Cyclones.com reports that the last time two Cyclone football players were drafted in the same year was in 2008. Ames Newsletter/Ames Patch Facebook page/Twitter: @AmesPatch
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Iowa State Men's Basketball signs new recruit K.J. Bluford
From Cyclones.com AMES, Iowa – K.J. Bluford, a 6-2, 185-pound shooting guard from Northeast Community College (Nebraska), signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Iowa State for the upcoming 2013-14 season, Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg announced today. Bluford is considered one of the best shooters in junior college hoops, drilling 205 3-pointers in his two-year career. A second-team All-Region XI pick in 2013, Bluford averged 17.8 points and made 113 3-pointers at a 38.8 percent clip. “We feel K.J. is one of the best junior college shooters in the nation,” Hoiberg said. “He’s athletic, experienced and shoots with confidence. He will fit in perfectly in our up-tempo offense and we are looking forward to having him join our …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cyclone's Men's Basketball Team made history this season.
The Iowa State Men's Basketball Team's three-point shooters of 2012-13 helped the Cyclones achieve “a historical feat” in its 106 year history, a release from the athletics department states. Iowa State ended the season as the nation's leader in 3-pointers per game and Senior Tyrus McGee became the first Cyclone player to top a statistical category by leading the nation in three point shooting. McGee made 46.4 percent of his three-point shots. The team averaged 9.9 3-pointers per game this season. Read more on Cyclones.com
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Iowa State University spent nearly $1 million sending the Cyclones football team, cheer squad and other to the Liberty Bowl, a record requests shows. But, the school got more than that back for participating.
Iowa State University spent nearly $1 million sending the Cyclones to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, an expense report provided by the university shows. Travel, food, lodging and other expenses related to the AutoZone Bowl game cost the university $949,000, according to a Liberty Bowl Expense Report released by the University. Food and lodging expenses for the football team, cheer leaders, band and athletic department totaled about $770,000. And the University spent about $180,000 on other expenses including: entertainment, awards, promotion and equipment. The good news is the university got $964,000 for participating in the Liberty Bowl so Iowa State came out $15,000 ahead. Ames Newsletter/Ames Patch Facebook page/Twitter: @AmesPatch SEE …
Monday, April 1, 2013
AJ Klein and Will Clyburn could go to pro teams, according to mock drafts.
Both the Cyclones football and men's basketball teams could see team members drafted to professional sports this spring. A mock NFL draft shows AJ Klein at No. 124 and a mock NBA draft shows Will Clyburn at No. 58. Klein, a linebacker and ISU grad has already been showing off for scouts according to a recent article on KCRG. Clyburn, a senior, transferred from Utah and played as a guard in the 2012-13 season. Ames Newsletter/Ames Patch Facebook page/Twitter: @AmesPatch
Friday, March 29, 2013
Iowa State Men's Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg announces he will stay until 2023 after leading the Cyclones to, two NCAA Basketball Tournaments.
Rumors that Iowa State Men's Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg might be snatched up by another team can now be laid to rest. The Mayor is here to stay. Iowa State University announced Thursday that Hoiberg signed a 10-year, $20 million contract. In his three years at the university, he has led his team to, two NCAA Basketball Tournaments. And Cyclones Athletic Director Jamie Pollard broke the news during Sweet 16 tournament action, according to CBS Sports. “Excited to share with #CycloneNation that Coach Hoiberg has agreed to a 10 year, $20 million contract to stay a Cyclone!” Pollard tweeted. And Hoiberg texted ESPN: "I am staying and couldn't be more excited about our future." Hoiberg was offered a coaching position for the Minnesota Gophers…