Iowa State Rumors & News

  • 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 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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