Iowa State Rumors & News

  • Cyclones hailed as heroes after saving woman from drowning in Texas

    ESPN "A spring break trip in March turned into a life-saving occasion for a group of Iowa State football players. Several members of the Cyclones saved a woman from drowning after she drove her car into a canal in South Padre Island, Texas, on March 16." April 01

  • Paul Rhoads lands new coaching job

    Des Moines Register "Former Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads has found a new job. The ex-Cyclones coach was named the defensive backs coach at Arkansas on Wednesday. “Paul has had a long-standing reputation as a great teacher and recruiter even prior to his years of experience as a coordinator and head..." February 24

  • Iowa State's Luke Knott forgoing final season

    Des Moines Register "Luke Knott’s Iowa State football career has been filled with multiple hip injuries. Knott has had enough. The Iowa State linebacker has decided to forgo his final season with the Cyclones. In a press release issued by the school, Knott cited health reasons, his upcoming spring graduation and..." February 12

  • Iowa State dismisses D'Vario Montgomery; Josh Thomas transferring

    Des Moines Register "Two key contributors on the Iowa State football team won’t be back to help the Cyclones in 2016. Iowa State announced Wednesday that wide receiver D’Vario Montgomery and running back Joshua Thomas are no longer on the team. According to a university news release, Montgomery was dismissed..." February 11

  • Clearing up the Iowa State-Auburn signing day drama with Tyler Catalina

    Alabama "Iowa State fired off a tweet welcoming Rhode Island transfer Tyler Catalina to the Cyclones today, mere hours after Auburn offered him a scholarship. Moments later, Catalina's brother told AL.com the tweet was not accurate and the offensive tackle is still deciding among several schools. He's..." February 03

  • Former blue-chip QB recruit Jacob Park picks ISU

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State has added another intriguing piece to its 2016 football recruiting class. In a move that bolsters their quarterback depth chart, the Cyclones picked up a commitment from a player who two years ago was one of the top prospects in the country at the position. Jacob Park, a highly..." February 02

  • Iowa State's Tyler Brown to transfer

    Ames Tribune "Iowa State running back Tyler Brown is leaving the football program, but is expected to stay in school this semester, according to an ISU official. Brown, a sophomore, began last season as the starting running back, but fell down the depth chart as Mike Warren asserted himself as one of the top..." January 21

  • Iowa State Quarterback Grant Rohach Transfers to Buffalo Bulls Football

    Bull Run "Iowa State quarterback Grant Rohach has announced he will transfer from the Cyclones to Buffalo. This past season Rohach was a third string junior who will graduate in December and be eligible to play effective immediately per graduate transfer rules. Rohach started five games in his ISU..." December 08

  • Toledo's Matt Campbell to become Cyclones' next coach, sources say

    ABC News "Toledo coach Matt Campbell will become Iowa State's next coach, sources confirmed Sunday. Campbell is expected to be in Ames, Iowa, later Sunday, when an official announcement could be made. The Toledo Blade earlier reported the move. " November 29

  • Willie Fritz interested in leaving Georgia Southern for Iowa State

    CBS Sports "Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz has expressed interest in the Iowa State job, sources told CBS Sports. The 55-year-old Fritz has guided the Eagles to a 16-6 record in two seasons as coach in Statesboro, Ga. The Eagles are currently 7-3 coming off an overtime loss at Georgia. In his first..." November 24

  • Iowa State fires coach Paul Rhoads

    ESPN "The Iowa State Cyclones have fired coach Paul Rhoads, sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. The team will meet at 1 p.m. ET to address the coaching change. The Cyclones (3-8, 2-6 Big 12) blew a 35-14 halftime lead Saturday at Kansas State and lost 38-35. Rhoads went 32-54 in seven seasons..." November 22

  • Paul Rhoads ousts Mark Mangino as Iowa State offensive coordinator

    Des Moines Register "Seven games into the season, Paul Rhoads made a stunning change Monday by replacing Mark Mangino with Todd Sturdy as offensive coordinator. Sturdy, a Tipton native, has been in charge of the passing game for the Cyclones, who are 2-5 entering this week's matchup with Texas. Mangino, who was..." October 27

  • Iowa State’s Jordan Wallace cited for alcohol-related incident

    College Football Talk "Leave it to our ticker being reset by the most collegiate of reasons: alcohol. Very early Sunday morning, the Ames Tribune reported, Iowa State’s Jordan Wallace was cited for underage possession of alcohol. Other than the implied “college-age teenager being a college-age teenager,” no reason..." October 01

  • Iowa State reserve defensive lineman Cousin leaves Cyclones

    Des Moines Register "Reserve defensive lineman Devlyn Cousin’s social media announcement Thursday that he is leaving the Iowa State football program isn’t likely to make a difference in the position’s overall production. The hit that it suffered in depth, should be compensated by the number of transfer newcomers..." August 28

  • Iowa State’s Mitchell Meyers is nearly finished with chemo and hasn’t missed a workout

    The Statesman "Iowa State defensive lineman Mitchell Meyers was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma seven months ago. Later this week, he’ll finish his last of seven rounds of chemotherapy. Cyclones coach said that Meyers, who started last season at both defensive end and tackle, has yet to miss time because of..." July 22

  • Iowa State dismisses RB Martinez Syria for unspecified rules violation

    SI - College Football "Iowa State has kicked running back Martinez Syria off of the team for an unspecified violation of team rules, according to a Yahoo.com report. Syria played for the Cyclones as a true freshman during the 2014-15 season. He rushed for 47 yards on 20 carries and scored one touchdown. Syria..." June 18

  • Croney “doing fine” after gunshot wound

    Ames Tribune "Iowa State football signee Sheldon Croney is progressing well following a self-inflicted gunshot wound last week, head coach Paul Rhoads said on Monday. The incident happened last Tuesday in Bakersfield, Calif. “He is doing fine,” Rhoads said. “There is going to have to be a healing process..." May 12

  • Police: Cyclones RB recruit accidentally shot his hand

    Des Moines Register "California police say that Iowa State running back recruit Sheldon Croney suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to his left hand Tuesday. According to a press release provided by the Bakersfield (Calif.) Police Department, Croney was transported to a medical center for treatment..." May 09

  • Paul Rhoads' son one of two Iowa State players arrested

    CBS Sports "Two Iowa State players were arrested late Saturday night, including the son of Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads. The Des Moines Register reported Sunday that sophomore wide receiver Jake Rhoads and sophomore defensive lineman Terry Ayeni were booked in separate incidents less than 12 hours after the..." April 12

  • Cyclone LB Luke Knott suffers setback; football future in doubt

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State linebacker Luke Knott's football career is on hold. Cyclones football coach Paul Rhoads said Tuesday that Knott's career is in jeopardy after he suffered a setback from offseason work done on his injured left hip. "I think everything's on the table right now," Rhoads said..." April 08

  • Linebacker Alton Meeks is leaving Iowa State

    Des Moines Register "The Iowa State football team has lost another player with starting experience. Iowa State spokesperson Mike Green said Wednesday that linebacker Alton Meeks is no longer a part of the team and is seeking a transfer. Meeks, who completed his redshirt freshman season for the Cyclones in 2014,..." February 26

  • ISU football player diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State football player Mitchell Meyers is facing his toughest competitor yet. Cyclones football coach Paul Rhoads announced Thursday that the defensive lineman has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. "Mitchell's immediate health is our most important concern right now," Rhoads in a..." February 13

  • Iowa State's Devlyn Cousin arrested for domestic assault

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State defensive lineman Devlyn Cousin has been "suspended indefinitely" from the team after being arrested and charged with simple domestic assault. "We are aware of the charges filed against Devlyn, and we take them very seriously," football coach Paul Rhoads said in a statement Saturday...." December 16

  • Cyclones’ left tackle lost for the season after knee surgery

    College Football Talk "After 16 straight starts, the Iowa Cyclones will be without the massive presence of offensive tackle Brock Dagel for the rest of the season. The 6-8, 303-pound left tackle will miss the final seven games of the season after undergoing knee surgery earlier this week, according to The Ames..." October 09

  • Jacob Gannon talks return to ISU football, anxiety disorder

    Des Moines Register "It wasn't long after Jacob Gannon walked away from the Iowa State football team that Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads realized something wasn't right. Rhoads, who had already reached out to Gannon's father before, did so again to see what was going on. Turns out the Cyclones' starting right..." September 16

  • Iowa State's Jacob Dunning, P.J. Harris likely out for the year

    The Score "Iowa State's thin receiving corps suffered a blow Monday morning with coach Paul Rhoads saying in a conference call that sophomore P.J. Harris is likely out for the season. Rhoads said Harris suffered a "fractured leg," confirmed by ESPN's Brandon Chatmon. The coach said the same about..." September 16

  • Iowa State's starting right tackle leaves team

    CBS Sports "The 2014 season is off to a rough start for Iowa State. It began with a loss to North Dakota State in the season opener, and as if that wasn't bad enough, the team's best receiver, Quenton Bundrage, was lost for the season due to a torn ACL. And now the team's starting right tackle, Jacob..." September 05

  • Iowa State’s best receiver is done for the year

    College Football Talk "As if losing at home to North Dakota State was not enough of a rough way to start the 2014 season for Iowa state, Iowa State was dealt a bad hand again today. Head coach Paul Rhoades announced wide receiver Quenton Bundrage is out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Bundrage..." September 02

  • Iowa State names Richardson starting QB

    Fox Sports Southwest "New Iowa State OC Mark Mangino has answered the biggest question facing his new offense in Ames. Winter Park, Florida native Sam Richardson beat out Grant Rohach to earn the starting nod at quarterback for the Cyclones when they open their season on Aug. 30 against North Dakota State, the..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "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 09

  • Iowa State's Brandon Jensen returns to the team

    CBS Sports "Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads got some good news about his team's defensive line depth Thursday, as defensive tackle Brandon Jensen rejoined the team. “We are obviously extremely pleased to have Brandon back with us next year,” Rhoads said in a release from the school. “He gives an immediate..." April 24

  • Iowa State RB charged with LOUD NOISES

    College Football Talk "An Iowa State may have avoided a legal hassle in connection to an on-campus riot earlier this week, but one of his teammates, in an unrelated incident, wasn’t as fortunate. According to the Ames Tribune, DeVondrick Nealy was arrested and charged with an excessive noise violation late Wednesday..." April 11

  • Blaney set to take on ISU offensive line

    Iowa State Daily "When ISU offensive coordinator Mark Mangino started his search for a new offensive line coach, only one name came to mind: Brandon Blaney. It turned out to be a pretty easy sell for Mangino too, as coach Paul Rhoads was quick to add Blaney to his staff. And in his time here, Blaney has..." March 25

  • Iowa State quarterbacks pack on pounds for good of the team

    Des Moines Register "Grant Rohach and Sam Richardson walked through the dining hall line armed with a card, a plate and a mission to gain weight. The two Iowa State quarterbacks spent the offseason trying to get bigger, and they did their jobs. Rohach and Richardson arrived for the start of spring football..." March 19

  • Cyclones dismiss projected starter at DT

    College Football Talk "That sound you may have heard this afternoon was a sizable hole opening up in the middle of Iowa State’s defensive line. On Twitter earlier in the day, Rodney Coe revealed that he has been dismissed from the Cyclones football program. An ISU official confirmed that the 6-3, 305-pound defensive..." March 14

  • Morrissey set to lead young players on defense

    Iowa State Daily "ISU defensive coordinator Wally Burnham walked off the field with a smile on his face at the Bergstrom Football Facility after the first spring practice March 10. With the departure of six defensive starters last season, including All-Big 12 linebacker Jeremiah George, Burnham has a lot of..." March 12

  • Defensive lineman Trent Taylor announces Cyclone commitment

    Iowa State Daily "Trent Taylor, a four-star recruit out of high school, signed his national letter of intent to play football for the Iowa State, ISU coach Paul Rhoads announced Feb. 24. Taylor is a 6-2, 250-pound defensive lineman from Lakeland, Fla. He signed with Tennessee out of high school, playing one..." February 26

  • Football team reportedly fills final coaching void

    Des Moines Register "The Iowa State football team has reportedly finished filling its final coaching void…again. According to FootballScoop, Buffalo co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist will join the Iowa State staff as defensive backs coach. An Iowa State official declined to comment..." February 19

  • Are signing day struggles a sign of weakness for the Big 12?

    San Antonio Express-News "Come in out of the cold and grab some piping hot information from the Big 12-pack this week. Here’s the best of a compendium of news, information and opinion about the conference. 1. As Big 12 officials scanned the recruiting rankings after National Signing Day, they can’t be happy about..." February 08

  • Iowa State presents 3-point problem for TCU

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Iowa State’s Hilton Coliseum isn’t the friendliest place for a visiting team such as TCU still searching for its first Big 12 win. Even when the Cyclones aren’t one of the best teams in the country, it’s tough to win in Ames, Iowa. No. 16 Iowa State (17-4, 5-4 Big 12) has been on a bit of a..." February 08

  • Iowa State football assistant Curtis Bray dies at 43

    USA Today "Iowa State defensive ends coach Curtis Bray died Wednesday morning, according to university officials. The cause of death wasn't immediately available. Bray, 43, was an original member of coach Paul Rhoads' staff, joining the Cyclones in 2009. Bray has two young children, according to the..." January 15

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