Iowa State’s Athletic Director apologized for ticketing system delays that caused long waits for people to get inside Jack Trice Stadium for Saturday’s season opener against UNI that caused some people to miss kickoff.
There were a lot of young guns who played in Iowa State’s season opening 30-9 victory against Northern Iowa. One of those was redshirt freshman quarterback Rocco Becht who earned the starting job for the Cyclones.
Last season, the Iowa State football team went 4-8 overall and only won one Big 12 game all season. Last year’s struggles included four losses by a combined 11 points and ranking dead last in the conference in their rushing attack. They’ve made some coaching changes to address those issues.
The Iowa State men’s basketball team has landed in the Bahamas for their foreign trip. It marks the fifth summer excursion for the Cyclones in program history and comes at a good time for their roster which is filled with a handful of new faces.
Iowa State football head coach Matt Campbell was the only coach available as the Cyclones media day on Friday. In addition, just 7 players were made available, which is fewer than in the past. Campbell said that amid the gambling investigation with the Cyclones, he did it to protect his team.
Dedric Willoughby was a vital member of two of Iowa State’s most successful teams in 1995-96 and 1996-97 - earning first-team all-league honors and leading the team in scoring (20.5 ppg; 18.9 ppg) both seasons.
Ashley Joens scored 22 points and became the Big 12 Conference all-time leader in games played, Emily Ryan had a double-double and No. 23 Iowa State rolled past Texas Tech 72-56 to close the regular season on Saturday.
Jaren Holmes had 16 points and Iowa State ended a four-game losing streak Saturday with a 73-58 win over seventh-ranked Baylor in what likely was the Bears’ final Big 12 home game in the 35-year-old Ferrell Center.
Offsetting a milestone night from No. 23 Iowa State’s Ashley Joens, Zakiyah Franklin scored a career-high 31 points and Wyvette Mayberry added 22 as Kansas ended a 16-game losing streak to the Cyclones with a 98-93 victory on Wednesday night.