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Iowa State lost offensive lineman Jacob Dunning (knee) and wide receiver P.J. Harris (leg) for the season in Saturday's win against Iowa.

Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads told the media that Dunning ruptured his patella tendon and Harris broke his leg in the 20-17 upset. Dunning was listed as the backup at left tackle, while Harris had nine catches for 55 yards through three games. The Cyclones previous lost linebacker Levi Peters, center Ben Loth and wide receiver Quenton Bundrage for the year. ISU hosts Baylor on Sept. 27 after an upcoming bye.
Sep 15 - 8:37 PM

Iowa State redshirt senior T Jacob Gannon (anxiety) has returned to the football team.

"I have been recently diagnosed with anxiety," Gannon said in a statement. "I am receiving treatment for my condition and I am looking forward to being a part of the football team. I want to thank Coach Rhoads and my teammates for their support." Last season, Gannon, a three-year letterwinner, took over the right tackle position and started eight games for the Cyclones. The 6-foot-7, 306-pound Gannon started this season's opener before stepping away. "We are glad Jacob is back with the Cyclone football family," added head coach Paul Rhoads. "We are behind Jacob 100 percent and will continue to support him throughout the process."
Sep 15 - 8:09 PM

Iowa State senior TE E.J. Bibbs had three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-17 upset win over Iowa.

Bibbs' one-yard touchdown catch midway through the third quarter -- an outstanding grab in which he had to dive back for the ball and cradle it when Sam Richardson short-armed a throw on a play fake -- began Iowa State's comeback. At that point, they trailed 14-10. Bibbs is Iowa State's best NFL prospect, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler. The Cyclones added Bibbs as a touted JUCO recruit prior to last season, and he ended up as the squad's second-leading receiver with 39 catches for 462 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Sep 13 - 7:55 PM

The Ames Tribune reports that Iowa State redshirt senior T Jacob Gannon has left the football team, according to team spokesman Mike Green.

Last season, Gannon took over the right tackle position and started eight games for the Cyclones. The 6-foot-7, 306-pound Gannon started the season opener and was considered to be the anchor of the offensive line. With Gannon's departure, he'll be replaced by redshirt freshman Jake Campos, who will start against Kansas State on Saturday.
Sep 4 - 4:37 PM

Iowa State junior wide receiver Quenton Bundrage will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in the season-opening upset loss against North Dakota State.

"He's a big playmaker," Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads said on Monday while announcing the news. "Bundrage was a very big part of our offense ... he was looking forward to not only a big-play season but a consistent season for himself. To have that taken away on the fourth play of a football game is really disheartening for the young man. I feel for him." The junior led the team with 48 catches in 2013 and ranked amongst the NCAA leaders with nine TD grabs. Stud true freshman Allen Lazard, one of Iowa State's best recruits ever, is expected to have a big hand in replacing Bundrage's production.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 6:57 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler writes that 5-foot-9, 173-pound Iowa State senior RB Aaron Wimberly lacks the athleticism of diminutive NFL backs like Dexter McCluster.

"He is clearly more comfortable outside the tackles where he can operate in space, using his coordinated footwork to redirect and make sharp cuts with his accurate field sense," Brugler wrote. "Wimberly is tough, but shows very little power and won't do much after initial contact with his undersized frame and minimal growth potential." Wimberly led the Cyclones with 141 carries and 567 rushing yards last season. "He lacks distinguishable athleticism like other pint size backs (i.e. Dexter McCluster) and needs to improve as a pass catcher to boost his NFL resume. Wimberly isn't going to get much bigger, but a healthy and productive 2014 season won't hurt his chances of a NFL future," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 7 - 11:58 PM

Iowa State senior C Tom Farniok could become a draftable prospect if he has a good season, believes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He displays average quickness, but plays with urgency and mobility, having no issues advancing to the second level," Brugler wrote. "Farniok has aggressive, forceful hands, but his placement is streaky, causing him to overextend himself at the waist due to impatience with his overeager demeanor." The 6-foot-3, 295-pound center has started 35 games for the Cyclones. "Although he lacks the upper body strength to simply overpower defenders, he is a veteran and battle-tested with the tough competitive nature to anchor and fight through the whistle," Brugler wrote. "Farniok isn't a sure draft pick at this point, but a strong senior performance could change that."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 7 - 11:48 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Iowa State's addition of assistant coach Mark Mangino will improve the team's passing attack and aid junior WR Quenton Bundrage's development.

Mangino is a former ace assistant for Kansas State and Oklahoma who was criminally underrated as head coach at Kansas before he was dismissed for a practice-related scandal. "[Bundrage] has good height for the position and uses his frame to fight through contact as a ballcarrier, but has a lanky build with little muscle definition," wrote Brugler. "Bundrage catches the ball well in stride and although he has average speed, he flashes a second gear down the field to run away from defenders once he gains a step. He is tight and lacks explosive qualities, but shows sharp footwork in his routes to create some separation." The junior led the team with 48 catches in 2013 and ranked amongst the NCAA leaders with nine TD grabs.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 7 - 10:30 PM

Senior TE E.J. Bibbs is Iowa State's best NFL prospect, believes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The Cyclones added Bibbs as a touted JUCO recruit prior to last season, and he ended up as the squad's second-leading receiver with 39 catches for 462 yards and a pair of touchdowns. "He was used as more of an inline blocker, but still proved capable in the passing game with good body control and hand-eye coordination to snare off-target throws," Brugler wrote. "Bibbs has solid size and frame with room to get stronger, but his upper body strength is average at-best and he needs to improve his hand placement to do more than simply get in the way of defenders. He shows some laziness in his routes and needs to do more to create separation, but lowers his pads well as a ballcarrier, staying balanced through contact." ISU's offense was anemic last year, so the next step in Biggs' evolution is important not only for his NFL chances, but for the Cyclones' fortunes in the Big 12.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 4 - 9:04 PM

Jets selected Iowa State LB Jeremiah George with the No. 154 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

George (5-foot-11 1/4, 234) broke out as a senior to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors, leading the conference in tackles (133) with 12 for a loss and three forced fumbles. George shook off an injury-marred Combine to run a forty in the 4.6s at the Cyclones' Pro Day with an explosive 10-foot-9 broad jump and 38 1/2-inch vertical. George is short, but plays with suddenness and could grow into a starting 4-3 weak-side linebacker. He'll open his career on special teams and try to earn snaps in the nickel.
May 10 - 3:01 PM

Iowa State dismissed senior DL David Irving.

"It’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of this football program and represent Iowa State football, Iowa State athletics and Iowa State University," head coach Paul Rhoades said. "David Irving has exhausted that privilege to represent this football program by not meeting the expectations that we’ve laid out for him." Irving was charged with fifth-degree theft, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief in connection with a student "riot" Tuesday. Photos showed him carrying a stop sign through the crowd.
Apr 13 - 6:09 PM

Iowa State ILB Jeremiah George "looked impressive from start to finish" at last week's pro day, writes draft insider Tony Pauline.

George needed to impress -- and did -- after struggling through a lackluster combine with a hamstring issue. He posted a forty time between 4.6-to-4.66, depending on the watch, greatly improving on his 4.83 number in Indy. George added 30 reps on the bench, 38.5 inches in the vertical jump and a broad jump of 10-9. Taking instruction from the LB coaches of the Jets and Lions, George was impressive enough in testing and position drills that Pauline wrote, "There was a buzz afterwards on George."
Mar 30 - 8:56 PM

Mark Mangino was named offensive coordinator at Iowa State.

Mangino went 50-48 over eight seasons as head coach of Kansas. He was named national coach of the year in 2007, when he led the Jayhawks to an Orange Bowl victory. Mangino spent this past season as the assistant head coach at Youngstown State. "I am beyond thrilled to welcome Coach Mangino to the Cyclone football family," Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads said. "He has an imaginative offensive mind, an ability to play to his players' strengths, a track record of winning and a tremendous familiarity with the Big 12 Conference. In terms of calling plays and executing a game plan, he is top shelf."
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 6 - 8:51 PM

Iowa State P Kirby Van Der Kamp will attend the Senior Bowl.

"It will be a great experience and it's just nice to know people have been watching me in my overall career and see something in me," Van Der Kamp said. The punter is averaging 42.6 yards on his 281 career punts.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 01:07:00 PM

Iowa State junior DL David Irving was arrested on Wednesday on domestic assault charges.

"The victim claimed to be assaulted by the defendant, who also cut a portion of the victim’s hair, in an argument," according to the complaint. The victim showed bruising and a cut on the side of a leg. Irving has 3.5 tackles for loss on the season.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 10:01:00 AM


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