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Iowa State has not produced a 1,000 yard WR since 2005, so history is against junior WR Allen Lazard.

Beat writer Randy Pearson notes every Big 12 team has produced at least one 1,000 yard receiver in that time, except for the Cyclones. How will Iowa State achieve this goal this year? "We’re going to put defenses in a bind. We’re going to get into different personnel packages," receivers coach Bryan Gasser told the media. Expect to see Lazard line up both inside and outside this season.
Aug 22 - 10:13 AM

Iowa State president Steven Leath told reporters he thinks "we'll get there" regarding Big 12 expansion.

Leath added that expansion is his "expectation" and a "different" Big 12 will be present in the somewhat near future. So many schools have been mentioned for the possible expansion, but from our seat the candidates aren't at the level as the previous conference expansion lists.
Aug 18 - 9:05 AM

Iowa State redshirt junior T Jake Campos has been ruled out indefinitely with a leg injury.

The Ames Tribune is reporting that Campos broke his leg, though HC Matt Campbell would not delve into specifics beyond telling reporters that a leg injury had, indeed, been sustained. The 6-foot-7, 260-pounder's sidelining is no minor matter for the Cyclones. He was to be their only returning starter from 2015. Jaypee Philbert and Shawn Curtis are the most likely options to receive a look replacing Campos, but this is a tough blow given how close it comes to the start of the season.
Aug 15 - 2:18 PM

Iowa State freshman QB Zeb Noland will miss the 2016 season due to a knee injury.

"[Noland] will be out for the season," HC Matt Campbell informed reporters. "He should be full strength by the time we start spring practice." He suffered the knee injury on a non-contact play Thursday. While the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder wasn't set to see any starts barring an injury to starting quarterback Joel Lanning, he had impressed enough in the early going that he had worked himself into the backup conversation. No longer, no more.
Aug 13 - 6:22 PM

Iowa State freshman TE Chase Allen received 103 stitches after being hit by a car last Thursday.

"I was crossing the street [outside the practice facility] and a car didn't see me but I had time to react and jump [into the windshield]," Allen said. The windshield shattered after impacting the 6-foot-7, 220-pounder, lodging shards of glass in his back. Thankfully, he did not suffer a head injury or any broken bones during the accident. He actually managed to stand up and walk away from the accident before several Cyclone coaches took him to the hospital for his stitches. "The coaches were there with me in the E.R., and I'll be cleared when the stitches heal up," said Allen. He added that "[it] could have been so much worse."
Jul 27 - 3:09 PM

Iowa State redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren's "track speed and stride length give him opportunities to hit big plays once he finds daylight," according to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder, however, "could use more muscle in his lower half and needs to learn to run through contact," per Zierlein. In 2015, Warren broke out for 1,339 yards (5.9 YPC) and five touchdowns to earn first-team freshman All-American honors and win the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year award.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 26 - 7:20 PM

Iowa State senior CB Nigel Tribune was arrested over the weekend on three charges, including Operating a Vehicle While Impaired.

Tribune was immediately suspended indefinitely. The senior is an important member of the team's defense, as he was on the field for 94 percent of the school's snaps in 2014 and 63 percent last season. Those numbers dropped towards the end of 2015. Who knows how long Tribune's suspension will last. He earned second team All-Big 12 honors in 2014.
Jul 25 - 10:01 AM

Iowa State HC Matt Campbell is excited to begin working with redshirt sophomore RB Mike Warren.

"My background with Michael is I recruited the heck out of him, and at one point he was this close to committing to me at the University of Toledo. So I was fired up to see that face in the locker room when I came to Iowa State," Campbell said. Last season, the 6-foot, 200-pounder rushed for a healthy 1,339 yards (5.9 YPC) and five touchdowns. Despite his strong work, the Cyclones finished the season 3-9. That disastrous campaign led to the firing of HC Paul Rhoades and opened the door for Campbell's migration from Toledo to Iowa State.
Source: Tulsa World
Jul 23 - 4:57 PM

Minnesota graduate C Brian Bobek transferred to Iowa State.

Bobek will walk on at Iowa State. He initially began his collegiate career with the Buckeyes in 2011 before transferring over to Minnesota in 2012. A heart condition forced the 6-foot-2, 302-pounder to sit out the entirety of the 2013 campaign. He also sustained a concussion in 2015, one which ultimately kept him out of the last eight contests. Because of these major injuries, the NCAA granted Bobek a sixth year of eligibility.
Jul 17 - 12:13 PM

Iowa State graduate LB Jordan Harris will transfer.

"Jordan has done everything we have asked him to do since the first day I got here," head coach Matt Campbell said in his statement. "He’s a great person and a great teammate. In our meetings recently, Jordan expressed interest in finishing out his career closer to his family. I have the utmost respect for Jordan and we will fully support him in his decision." That means the linebacker hopes to use his final season of eligibility to a school near his home state of Mississippi. The 6-foot-1, 233-pounder started all 12 games in 2015, posting 70 tackles, five TFL, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery.
Jun 10 - 12:54 PM

Iowa State redshirt freshman QB Dom De Lira will transfer.

De Lira had begun to lag behind on the Cyclones' depth chart, which likely helped to nudge the transfer into reality. It is not yet known where the 6-foot-1, 193-pounder might ultimately land, but assuming he wants to remain at the FBS level, De Lira will be forced to sit out the 2016 season due to transfer regulations. Iowa State initially snagged the three-star recruit as part of the 2015 class.
Jun 9 - 12:45 PM

Illinos graduate WR Marchie Murdock has transferred to Iowa State.

Murdock will be immediately eligible, and if our math is correct he has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Mardock played 318 snaps last season, catching 20 passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged over five yards after the catch last season.
Jun 6 - 11:06 AM

Iowa State junior WR Jauan Wesley will transfer.

Wesley started nine of ten games last season, catching 30 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns. He was suspended in 2015 for an OWI charge. Matt Campbell is in his first year as coach of the Cyclones, coming over form Toledo.
May 31 - 11:07 AM

SB Nation's Bill Connelly believes confidence could be the key for Iowa State to have a winning season this year thanks to a difficult front-loaded schedule.

"By mid-October, ISU will have played at Iowa, TCU, Oklahoma State, and Texas and hosted Baylor. That is a brutal first half of a first season," Connelly writes. Matt Campbell is in his first season as ISU's head coach, moving over from Toledo after amassing 34 wins over the last four seasons. Iowa State is a difficult place to consistently win, something Connelly repeatedly notes. Staying confident after that early stretch of games will be pivotal. Be sure to check out the rest of the article for detailed analytical analysis.
Source: SB Nation
May 23 - 10:29 AM

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy singled out the work of Iowa State three-star 2017 QB Devon Moore from the Rivals Camp Series regional in Kansas City.

"The left-handed Moore had one of the camp’s strongest arms," Cassidy wrote, adding that he "looked impressive and drills and has a great quarterback build. His powerful arm and delivery impressed from the start of camp until the end, and made it easier to forgive the fact that he sometimes overthrew receivers on deep balls." The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder hails from Waterloo, Iowa, and does not rank among Rivals top 250 prospects, despite the "incredible physical tools" that Cassidy sees here.
Source: Rivals
May 19 - 9:39 PM


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