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Iowa State LB Luke Knott retired from football due to hip injuries.

Knott was never able to shake his lingering hip issues. His first hip surgery occurred back in 2013. He went another the following year and then battled through another setback last spring. "I didn’t want to give up football because I didn’t want to walk away from my teammates," Knott said. "I barely made it through last season. You can tell when you watch the film. This is an exciting time for Iowa State and I wanted to be a part something special next year. However, going through the initial workouts, I just didn’t have it in my hip."
Feb 12 - 9:31 PM

Iowa State dismissed WR D'Vario Montgomery.

First-year head coach Matt Campbell gave Montgomery the boot for an unspecified violation of team rules. Montgomery, who began his career at USF, had 27 receptions for 335 yards and three scores last season. He led the Cyclones with 605 yards receiving in 2014. The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder has all sorts of talent if he decides to behave himself.
Feb 10 - 5:20 PM

Former Georgia redshirt freshman QB Jacob Park transferred to Iowa State.

Park is eligible to play immediately because he spent the past season at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. He retains three years of eligibility. "I don’t even know if exciting can describe it," Park said. "I feel blessed to have another opportunity. I know a lot of people don’t get one shot at it. I’m getting two. I’m going to make the best of it." This is a nice get for the Cyclones and new head coach Matt Campbell, who reeled in a former four-star recruit who was rated as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback and the No. 229 player overall in 2014, according to Rivals. "Coach Campbell, he’s the most down to earth coach I’ve ever met," Park said.
Source: 247 Sports
Feb 2 - 1:23 PM

Four-star T Sean Foster de-committed from Minnesota and committed to Iowa State.

Foster had committed to Minnesota all the way back in April of 2015, but following HC Jerry Kill's resignation in late October, he reopened his search. The huge (6-foot-8, 295 pounds) prospect praised Iowa State's staff earlier in January, saying that OL coach Tom Manning has "got a lot of knowledge about the offensive line, which is very key, and seeing what he’s done in the past with his offensive line and putting as many offensive linemen in the NFL as he did is unbelievable." While he doesn't crack the ESPN 300, scout.com ranks him as the No. 26 tackle in the 2016 class.
Jan 19 - 9:33 PM

Iowa State DE Dale Pierson accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

In 11 games this past season, Pierson logged 41 tackles (13 for loss), eight sacks, an interception and a forced fumble. While the overall tackle total might be somewhat modest, the 6-foot-2, 249-pounder was a consistent havoc machine. For his work, he was named Second-Team All-Big 12 by both the coaches and Phil Steele.
Jan 17 - 4:13 PM

Iowa State will hire Toledo HC Matt Campbell as its next coach, according to reports from multiple outlets.

Campbell is either en route to Ames, Iowa or already there for an official announcement expected to be made Sunday. Just as Memphis did with Justin Fuente, Toledo tried to coax Campbell into staying with a big contract offer, in the latter's case a pact that would have made him the highest-paid HC in the MAC. It wasn't enough to keep him from taking a Power 5 job. "We think very highly of Matt Campbell and have made him a very generous offer to keep him as our head football coach," Toledo athletic director Mike O'Brien said Saturday. Campbell, who went 35-15 in four seasons for the Rockets, replaces the deposed Paul Rhoads.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Iowa State redshirt freshman RB Mike Warren rushed for 74 yards on 19 carries in Saturday's 30-6 loss to West Virginia.

Iowa State's offense was ineffective on every level in Saturday's loss. Warren was not immune to the ineptitude. The 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt freshman averaged 3.9 YPC with a long run of 19 yards. Iowa State finishes the 2015 campaign with a dreadful 3-9 record, but Warren himself has been a bright spot on the whole. He's rushed for 1,339 yards and five touchdowns. Alas, no bowl glory awaits.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 05:25:00 PM

Toledo head coach Matt Campbell is expected to interview for the Missouri head coaching vacancy, according to Scott Roussel of Football Scoop.

Roussel write Campbell is content at Toledo, but "would accept the opportunity to become the next head coach at Missouri if offered." Campbell took over as interim head coach in 2011 and has held the full time label since 2012, going 35-15 in that span with two bowl wins. Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom is expected ot receive an interview.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 09:02:00 AM

Iowa State fired HC Paul Rhoads.

A sad ending that you could see coming. Rhoads went 32–54 across almost seven seasons. Things started out well, with a 7–6 showing and an Insight Bowl victory over Minnesota in his first season in 2009. Unfortunately, Rhoads never posted another winning season. The 3-8 Cyclones are a few near-misses away from contending for bowl eligibility this year. Eight days ago, Rhoads and ISU almost knocked off undefeated Oklahoma State. On Saturday, they punted a 21-point halftime lead to Kansas State.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore QB Joel Lanning completed 15-of-20 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 38-35 loss to Kansas State.

Lanning rushed for 130 yards and two scores against Oklahoma State last weekend. While he wasn't running quite as wild in Saturday's loss to Kansas State, he did rush for 43 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. As for the passing, this was the second time the 6-foot-2, 232 pound redshirt sophomore's tossed three touchdown pass in a game during the 2015 campaign. In four starts since taking over for senior QB Sam B. Richardson, Lanning's thrown for 820 yards with a 6/2 TD/INT ratio. In that same space, he's also taken 59 carries and turned them into 274 yards rushing and three touchdowns. The 3-8 Cyclones will wrap up their 2015 regular season campaign with a road contest against West Virginia next Saturday.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Iowa State redshirt freshman RB Mike Warren rushed for 195 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 38-35 loss to Kansas State.

Warren's touchdown run on Saturday was of the 76-yard variety. The 195 yards marked his second highest rushing total on the season (he rushed for 245 in a loss to Texas Tech on October 10). Through 11 contests completed, the 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt freshman's rushed for 1,265 yards while scoring five touchdowns. Despite his stellar work, the Cyclones have lost six of their last seven games.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Iowa State redshirt freshman RB Mike Warren became the first freshman in Cyclones history to rush for over 1,000 yards on Saturday against Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys actually did a nice job of holding Warren in check. In the Cyclones' heartbreaking loss to Oklahoma State, Warren ran for 73 yards on 15 carries. After the dust settled, he had 1,070 yards and four touchdowns on the year, becoming the seventh Big 12 freshman to top 1,000 yards.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore QB Joel Lanning completed 11-of-22 passes for 162 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in Saturday's 35-31 loss to Oklahoma State.

Saturday's effort was Lanning's best of the season. Since displacing senior QB Sam B. Richardson three games ago, the 6-foot-2, 232-pound Lanning's thrown for 610 yards with a 3/2 TD/INT ratio. His previous rushing high during the 2015 campaign was 64 yards against Texas on October 31. While his legs make him a sometime frisky DFS option, he's still on the low end of the daily play spectrum.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Iowa State sophomore WR Allen Lazard had three catches for 74 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-31 loss to Oklahoma State.

The Cyclones put the fear of God into the Cowboys but couldn't quite hold off the inevitable 14-point fourth quarter rally. Lazard and QB Joel Lanning were the primary reasons Iowa State nearly pulled off the stunner, with Lanning running for 130 yards. Iowa State, now 3-7, didn't quite have the talent to turn the corner this season, but we think you'll see them in a bowl game next year. Lanning, Mike Warren and Lazard will be one of the conference's best offensive trios in 2016.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 08:14:00 PM

Iowa State redshirt freshman RB Mike Warren rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries in Saturday's 24-0 win over Texas.

The Cyclones have been in a state of upheaval with the dismissal of OC Mark Mangino on Monday, plus Joel Lanning slotting in as the new starting quarterback. Not in a state of upheaval, Mike Warren, who's logged 105 carries over the course of his last four games. The 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt freshman's rushed for 954 yards and four touchdowns across eight contests. While he's not posting prolific scoring numbers, Warren's a yardage machine and makes for a rock solid DFS play on a weekly basis.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 10:56:00 PM


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