Iowa St. Rumors & News

  • Iowa State's Nader and Thomas given two-game suspensions

    Ames Tribune "Iowa State men’s basketball players Abdel Nader and Matt Thomas will be suspended for the team’s first two games this season, ISU coach Fred Hoiberg announced Wednesday at the team’s media day. Both players plead guilty earlier this year to OWI, Nader’s stemming from an arrest in April and..." October 02

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • NCAA denies Jameel McKay's waiver; redshirt junior stays ineligible until Dec. 20

    Iowa State Daily "ISU basketball player Jameel McKay's waiver request for immediate eligibility has been denied by the NCAA, an ISU athletic department spokesperson confirmed. McKay, a two-time NJCAA Division I All-American while at Indian Hills Community College, transferred to Iowa State from Marquette before..." July 22

  • Iowa St.'s Hoiberg has pacemaker replaced

    ESPN.com "Iowa State men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg had surgery Tuesday to replace his pacemaker, he said in a statement Tuesday. "The surgery performed this morning at the Mayo Clinic to replace my pacemaker was successful," Hoiberg said. "The plan is for me to be discharged and allowed to return..." July 15

  • Iowa State guard Matt Thomas arrested for OWI, suspended indefinitely

    Des Moines Register "A second Iowa State men's basketball player has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested for driving while intoxicated. Matt Thomas, 19, was charged with first offense OWI Saturday morning, according to a report filed by Ames police. An athletic department spokesperson said that coach..." June 16

  • Oakland lands Iowa State transfer Percy Gibson

    College Basketball Talk "Oakland landed another high-major transfer late this week when former Iowa State big man Percy Gibson opted to transfer to the Grizzlies, according to his Twitter. A native of Detroit, Gibson is moving closer to home as the rising-senior played in 14 games in 2013-14 and averaged 1.2 points and..." June 14

  • Former Iowa State guard Bubu Palo transferring to CSU

    Coloradoan "CSU basketball earned a commitment Wednesday from former Iowa State guard Bubu Palo. Palo, who announced his decision to the Ames Tribune, was dismissed from the Cyclones' program at the end of the 2012-13 season when he was found to have violated ISU's Student Code of Conduct. He was accused..." June 12

  • Iowa State promotes Charlie Henry to assistant coach

    College Basketball Talk "After losing assistant coach Doc Sadler to the head coaching position at Southern Miss in April, head coach Fred Hoiberg needed to fill that additional spot on his staff. Hoiberg found Sadler’s replacement on Monday as the team promoted director of player development Charlie Henry to assistant..." June 10

  • Oregon State transfer Hallice Cooke commits to Iowa State

    College Basketball Talk "Ames, Iowa becomes a destination for yet another transfer. Hallice Cooke, who spent a year at Oregon State before deciding to leave the program on April 21, is the latest transfer to commit to Iowa State. He made the announcement through his Instagram page on Monday night. Cooke averaged 8.2..." May 20

  • Golden State Warriors had informal discussions with Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has been a hot name in the NBA coaching carousel for quite some time, with his experience as both a player and executive at the professional level being one of the reasons why. With that being the case, it’s understandable if some Iowa State fans get a bit..." May 17

  • 7-foot-1 Greek center commits to ISU

    Ames Tribune "Greek national Girogos Tsalmpouris has commited to Iowa State and will join its 2014 recruiting class, a source tells the Ames Tribune. Tsalmpouris is a 7-foot-1 center that will play for the Greek national team this summer before coming stateside to join the Cyclones this summer. He’ll..." May 12

  • Iowa State assistant Doc Sadler leaves for Southern Mississippi

    Des Moines Register "Add Doc Sadler to college basketball's one-and-done fraternity. The one-season Fred Hoiberg assistant will be announced at noon Thursday as Southern Mississippi's new men's basketball head coach. "We've hired one of the great coaches, and a perfect match for Southern Miss," Golden Eagles..." May 01

  • Cyclones add UNLV's leading scorer, JUCO standout

    Covers.com "The Iowa State Cyclones added some needed help in the backcourt Sunday when former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones announced he would transfer to Ames. The 6-foot-5 guard led the Rebels in scoring last season (13.6 PPG) while also averaging 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He will be eligible..." April 14

  • Iowa State basketball player Percy Gibson to transfer

    Des Moines Register "What many people close to the Iowa State men's basketball program figured would happen before the school year ended became reality Monday -- Percy Gibson is leaving the program. In a statement Monday, the little-used Gibson said: "I'd like to thank coach (Fred) Hoiberg and the rest of the..." April 07

  • UConn Tops Iowa State, 81-76

    Hartford Courant "As boisterous UConn fans turned Madison Square Garden into their home arena, the Huskies rewarded their followers in the NCAA East Regional semifinal game Friday night. The Huskies seized control early and maintained a strong grip on Iowa State, holding on for an 81-76 Sweet 16 victory before a..." March 29

  • NCAA East Regional betting news and notes: Izzo knows Bennett well

    Covers.com "The final four teams in the East Regional do battle for a spot in the Elite Eight. Before you bet on Friday's games, brush up on these East Region betting news and notes: No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. No. 4 Michigan State Spartans (-1.5, 127) The Virginia Cavaliers’ pack-line defense,..." March 28

  • Iowa State's DeAndre Kane meets his match in UConn's Shabazz Napier

    USA Today "Go ahead and break down Iowa State vs. Connecticut until you run out breath. Analyze the analytics, ditto the comparisons. Then hit the delete button, because Friday night's first game at Madison Square Garden to determine an Elite Eight berth is all about one thing. DeAndre Kane vs. Shabazz..." March 28

  • 16 Sweet Things About UConn, Iowa State And MSG Regional

    Hartford Courant "1. Huskies Sweet Again This is the 17th time UConn has advanced to the Sweet 16. It's also the seventh time in 13 years. The last time came on March 24, 2011 as Jeremy Lamb, left, and Alex Oriakhi earned a 74-67 victory over San Diego State University en route to a national title. 2...." March 25

  • How Fred Hoiberg's funky dance steps symbolize major moves in Big Dance

    Des Moines Register "The debate raged and rippled, from sidewalks crisscrossing Iowa State’s snow-dusted campus to social media and national radio shows. No, not arguments about whether Naz Long’s late 3-pointer or DeAndre Kane’s game-winning layup mattered most in an NCAA Tournament win Sunday against North..." March 25

  • Naz Long steps up again for Iowa State

    Iowa State Daily "Naz Long sat on his stool, Iowa State trailing by five points with just more than three minutes remaining in the game with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line, when Fred Hoiberg caught his attention. “Look at me and smile,” Hoiberg said. “We’re going to win this game.” Long smiled and trotted..." March 25

  • Kane's driving layup sends Iowa State past North Carolina, into Sweet 16

    Des Moines Register "Start spreadin’ the news … The Cyclones are headed to the Big Apple – but took a lengthy clock review after DeAndre Kane’s winning basket to solidify it. Sunday’s 85-83 victory against North Carolina in the third round of the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional at the AT&T Center means a Friday..." March 23

  • Iowa St. Cyclones must find way to win without injured star Niang

    Des Moines Register "To face North Carolina when you’re healthy is tough enough, but to do it without Georges Niang? Stranger things have happened, I guess. They call this March Madness, right? We’re programmed to expect things like Mercer over Duke, but for the second year in a row, the foot area is Iowa State’s..." March 22

  • Iowa State cruises past North Carolina Central 93-75

    Iowa State Daily "Iowa State used a big run and efficient shooting in the second half to put away Friday's second-round game against North Carolina Central, 93-75 At halftime, a near buzzer-beating one-handed tip dunk from Dustin Hogue gave the Cyclones a 45-39 lead heading to the break. Through the..." March 22

  • Game Notes: NCCU takes on Iowa State

    NCCUEaglePride.com "THE GAME After earning its first-ever trip to the Big Dance, at the NCAA Division I level, the 14th- seeded Eagles of North Carolina Central University face the Big 12 Tournament Champion, the third-seeded Cyclones of Iowa State University for the first time in program history. NCCU is 0-2..." March 19

  • North Carolina's Marcus Paige looks toward possible NCAA showdown vs. ISU

    Des Moines Register "The bracket had barely hit the television screen Sunday evening when Marcus Paige’s cellphone lit up. Immediately, his buddies did something coaches preach against: They looked ahead to a potential Sunday game between North Carolina, Paige’s team, and Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA..." March 19

  • 'Emotional guy' with tear-jerking pregame ritual leads ISU opponent NC Central

    Des Moines Register "You might have to be there in person Friday night to see what could be the most emotional, the most touching moment of the Iowa State-North Carolina Central NCAA Tournament basketball game. It will happen sometime before the 8:50 p.m. start at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. It will involve the..." March 19

  • Iowa St. 74, Baylor 65

    ProSportsDaily "DeAndre Kane had 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Georges Niang added 13 points and nine rebounds as the Cyclones defeated the Bears to win the Big 12 tournament title in Kansas City. Dustin Hogue and Naz Long scored 12 points apiece as fourth-seeded Iowa State (26-7) shot 69.6..." March 16

  • Iowa St. Cyclones are Big 12 Tournament champions!

    Des Moines Register "They snipped the Sprint Center nets Saturday night, this gritty band of Iowa State basketball players who roared into town with a chip on their shoulder. Now, they’re Big 12 Conference tournament champs, once they finally rediscovered the fine art of making baskets and once they got the pace to..." March 16

  • No. 16 Iowa State flips script, knocks off No. 10 Kansas in Big 12 semifinals

    Des Moines Register "Last place, eh? Well get this, Iowa State preseason naysayers: The team some people picked to finish anywhere from fourth place to 10th is one victory from its second Big 12 Conference tournament title. The 16th-ranked Cyclones’ 94-83 upset of 10th-ranked Kansas Friday in a semifinal at..." March 15

  • Iowa St. 91, Kansas St. 85

    ProSportsDaily "Melvin Ejim had 24 points and 10 rebounds while Dustin Hogue added 19 points and 10 boards as the Cyclones dispatched of the Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. Georges Niang added 18 points as fourth-seeded Iowa State (24-7) will face Kansas in Friday’s semifinals. Naz Long..." March 14

  • Which Cyclone could be the key to bruising, beating Kansas State?

    Des Moines Register "Someone asked this question long before Iowa State even played the first of its 30 games – a question that today actually has some relevance. Who’s the Cyclone you’d most want to accompany you down a dark alley? Dustin Hogue, of course. “The guy’s just tough, flat-out tough,” teammate..." March 12

  • Melvin Ejim named second-team All-American by USBWA

    Iowa State Daily "As the ISU men's basketball team readies for it's Big 12 Championship quarterfinal game Thursday, the honors for Melvin Ejim keep rolling in. Already named the Big 12 Player of the Year by both the conference and Associated Press, Ejim was named a second-team All-American on Wednesday by..." March 12

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans

    USBWA.com "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Baylor upsets No. 16 Iowa St. on Senior Night 74-61

    Baylor Lariat "The Baylor men’s basketball team was dead in the water only a few weeks ago. Even head coach Scott Drew, the eternal optimist, could not find a team that managed to make the NCAA Tournament after that poor a start. But after Baylor’s (20-10, 8-9) big time 74-61 win against No. 16 Iowa State..." March 05

  • Kansas State posts hard-fought 80-73 victory over No. 15 Iowa State

    Kansas City Star "Every time Kansas State wins an important basketball game, it seems to reveal something new about itself. An 80-73 victory over No. 15 Iowa State on Saturday was no different. This time, the Wildcats showed toughness. This was a game that featured hard plays, harder fouls, taunting, a bench..." March 02

  • Iowa St. 83, West Virginia 66

    ProSportsDaily "Georges Niang led the way with 24 points as the Cyclones topped the visiting Mountaineers to avenge a loss from earlier this month. Niang also contributed seven rebounds and four assists for Iowa State (22-5, 10-5 Big 12), which has won four games in a row since losing to West Virginia by 25..." February 27

  • Iowa State ready for another fight with West Virginia - just not the 'Kung Fu' kind

    Des Moines Register "Monte Morris swears there’s no revenge on his mind for what one media outlet called a “Kung Fu Fight.” Ballers from Michigan, like Morris, are tough. Getting punched in the head while attempting a layup has been part of his life. He could have even been the one dealing the blow, back in the..." February 26

  • Ejim praised for leading numbers

    Iowa State Daily "If it were up to Fred Hoiberg, the Big 12 Player of the Year discussion starts and ends with his first four-year starter. At his weekly news conference, leading into the Feb. 26 rematch against West Virginia (15-12, 7-7 Big 12), the head coach made it clear that he thought Melvin Ejim stood..." February 26

  • Iowa St. 71, Texas Christian 60

    ProSportsDaily "DeAndre Kane scored 20 points and Georges Niang added 19 and eight rebounds as the visiting Cyclones kept the Horned Frogs winless in Big 12 play. Melvin Ejim battled foul trouble and had 14 points and four rebounds for Iowa State (21-5, 9-5 Big 12), which held TCU to 36.7 percent shooting and..." February 23

  • No. 17 Iowa State matches school top-25 wins record with win over No. 19 Texas

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State took another giant step toward favorable Big 12 Conference tournament seeding Tuesday night — a night when Georges Niang sacrificed his undersized body for the good of the team. The 17th-ranked Cyclones’ 85-76 victory against No. 19 Texas at Hilton Coliseum moved them into a tie with..." February 19

  • Iowa State men hang on after late challenge from Texas Tech

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State played well when it counted Saturday — at the beginning and end — and that’s all that really counts, anyway, during this final stretch of the season. The Cyclones accumulated all the style points they needed when beating six top-25 teams, so now it’s just about survival. That’s..." February 16

  • Cyclones Ejim, Kane make midseason cut for prestigious Naismith Award

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State seniors Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane have been named to the Naismith Award Midseason Top 30. The duo makes Iowa State one of six schools with two players on the list for the award given to college basketball’s top player. Ejim, a Toronto, Ontario native, is the leading scorer in..." February 13

  • How Melvin Ejim's 48-point game stacks up

    Des Moines Register "Three Division I players in the state have scored more than the Big 12-record 48 points Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim had against TCU on Saturday. But two of those three had an extra 5 minutes to play with. The Cyclones’ Lafester Rhodes scored 54 points against Iowa in 1987. He had 46 of those at..." February 13

  • Top recruit Rashad Vaughn chooses UNLV over Iowa State

    CBSSports.com "It's not often a recruiting list that includes three of the biggest powerhouses in college basketball has two other schools at the top of the pecking order. But that's how it was for Rashad Vaughn, who had Iowa State and UNLV ahead of Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas. As the best uncommitted..." February 12

  • It's decision day for five-star guard Rashad Vaughn

    CBSSports.com "Minnesota doesn't normally produce multiple five-star players in a given high school class, but with Duke-bound point guard Tyus Jones emerging at an early age, everyone else took a back seat. Rashad Vaughn was one of those players. He received early offers from a handful of high-major schools..." February 11

  • West Virginia blows out No. 11 Iowa State

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It was tough to tell what Remi Dibo enjoyed more: being the centerpiece of West Virginia's 3-point show against No. 11 Iowa State or clamping down on Big 12 scoring leader Melvin Ejim. Dibo scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Mountaineers to a 102-77 victory Monday night, the Cyclones'..." February 11

  • Ejim scores Big 12-record 48 points in Iowa State's win over TCU

    Des Moines Register "A letdown may have been inevitable. Fortunately for Iowa State, Melvin Ejim provided a record-setting lift Saturday, propelling the Cyclones to an 84-69 men’s basketball victory over Texas Christian — and placing himself atop the Big 12’s single-game scoring list. The 6-foot-6 senior..." February 09

  • After his record-shattering night, Iowa State's Melvin Ejim has the nation on alert

    Iowa State Daily "Melvin Ejim stood under the opposing team’s hoop, exhausted but grinning. With 20 seconds left on the clock and only then did it start to sink in that he, the underrated; the under-appreciated; the undersized, had undeniably put together one of the best performances in Iowa State’s..." February 09

  • Iowa State's DeAndre Kane making the most of his second chance

    SI.com "In practice, a decade ago, the Mayor would match up with Spree. They were shooting guards for the Timberwolves and they were Midwesterners. Their biographies diverged from there. Fred Hoiberg, the backup, was an archetypal sharpshooter and a hero back in his hometown. The write-in votes he..." February 06

  • Peterson: What I wanted to write about the Iowa State OT thriller

    Des Moines Register "Random stuff that I either didn’t have time to write (deadline, you know), neglected (forgot) to write, or didn’t think about writing until long after 16th-ranked Iowa State’s epic three-overtime victory at 19th-ranked Oklahoma State on ESPN’s Big Monday. Finally, after 18 failures, the..." February 04