Iowa State Blows It; UAB Wins By A Point

Fred Hoiberg's squad didn't get a second game to show off their style of play. Third-seeded Iowa State lost to UAB 60-59 after Naz Long's potential tying three missed, and the ball went in as a two-point shot with less than a second remaining. This was the Blazers' first tournament win since the 2004-2005 season. » 3/19/15 3:07pm 3/19/15 3:07pm

If You Hate College Basketball, Root For Iowa State

Maybe you're one of those basketball aesthetes who dreads March Madness, who just doesn't understand why anyone would want to watch a bunch of semi-skilled college kids try to hump a ball into a basket 35 seconds at a time. That's fine! You can hate college basketball all you want, but I'm here to tell you that if you… » 3/18/15 11:21am 3/18/15 11:21am

Iowa State A.D. Is Madder Than Hell About Big 12 Officiating

Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard gave a bizarre press conference today. With Cyclones' head coach Paul Rhoads standing a few feet away, Pollard goes after Big 12 refs for costing Iowa State football games. The Cyclones fell to 1-4 today after a loss to Oklahoma State. One particular play may stand out to… » 10/04/14 4:55pm 10/04/14 4:55pm

Iowa Loses In Miserable Fashion As Freeze-The-Kicker Move Backfires

That is a gif of pure misery. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz tried to pull the ol' "freeze the kicker" trick in the final seconds of the Hawkeyes' game against Iowa State this afternoon. The Cyclones missed the first kick, but had another attempt because of Ferentz's timeout. On the second try, Ferentz's world slowly… » 9/13/14 7:24pm 9/13/14 7:24pm

The Last Flight Of DeAndre Kane, College Basketball's Old Man

DeAndre Kane played his last game for Iowa State this past Friday, losing to UConn in the Sweet 16. A lot of things went into his rise into being pretty much the most indispensable player on any team in college ball this season, but maybe none was quite as important as simply waiting around. » 4/03/14 3:23pm 4/03/14 3:23pm

Seattle CBS Switches From End Of UNC-ISU To Mudslide Presser

Four are confirmed dead and 18 still missing due to mudslides in Seattle, so this is not even in the same plane of existence as something like the Heidi Game, but viewers tuned in to the finish in the UNC-Iowa State game had absolutely no idea what was happening in an already confusing ending when the audio switched… » 3/23/14 10:37pm 3/23/14 10:37pm

Yes, Officials Got The Call Right At The End Of UNC-Iowa State

While the end of North Carolina-Iowa State was a shitshow, it was a fair one. Even if you give the Tar Heels every benefit of the doubt, the rules were interpreted correctly given the scenario. We're going to try and illustrate why here. » 3/23/14 8:27pm 3/23/14 8:27pm

Iowa State Beats North Carolina In Frantic, Bizarre Finish

Iowa State came back to beat North Carolina in an exciting final few minutes that were totally undercut by the final seconds. The last play of the game for the Tar Heels, like the final minutes, was totally out of sync. The Cyclones took the ball with 16 seconds left, advanced up the court and Deandre Kane slashed to… » 3/23/14 7:45pm 3/23/14 7:45pm

Iowa AD: Paying Players Is Too Complicated For Me And My $450K Salary

From a piece on the Iowa and Iowa State ADs' opposition to athlete unionization comes this doozy from Iowa's Gary Barta: » 2/17/14 4:35pm 2/17/14 4:35pm

Kung Fu Fight Breaks Out In Iowa State-West Virginia Blowout

Eleventh-ranked Iowa State suffered its worst loss of the year tonight in Morgantown, as WVU trounced the Cyclones 102-77. But it's a wild sequence of events late that left both teams charged with flagrant fouls after ISU's Dustin Hogue delivered a flying kick to an opponent while the Mountaineers' Eron Harris earned… » 2/10/14 9:48pm 2/10/14 9:48pm

A University Goes To Court To Keep A Player Off The Team

A college basketball player is charged with sexual abuse. The charges are dropped, but his university kicks him off the team. A judge orders him reinstated, and now the state supreme court will hear the case. There is a fascinating story playing out at Iowa State, one with no easy answers, but that goes to the very… » 1/23/14 4:23pm 1/23/14 4:23pm

Mayor Of Ames, Iowa, Gets Bored Watching Other Mayor Of Ames, Iowa

Iowa State's men's basketball coach, Fred Hoiberg, is often referred to as The Mayor because of his popularity in town. He got some write-in votes for the actual mayoral race in 1993 and it's in his ISU bio and his Twitter handle. It's pretty official as nicknames go. » 1/13/14 10:30pm 1/13/14 10:30pm

Paul Rhoads Goes On Rant For The Ages After Officials Screw ISU

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads, already on the hot seat after losing the Cyclones' opening game to Northern Iowa of the FCS, had a right to be upset with officials after tonight's game against Texas, a 31-30 Longhorns win. » 10/04/13 12:34am 10/04/13 12:34am

Truly great trolling can be indistinguishable from the real thing. Take "College Sports are not Helpful," from the Iowa State student paper. Is it satire? We honestly can't decide. » 4/25/13 5:04pm 4/25/13 5:04pm

Aaron Craft Drove Everyone Crazy Today

The shot was the shot, but what really made every person associated with college basketball go temporarily insane, was the charge Craft took with 1:41 left in the game. » 3/24/13 6:30pm 3/24/13 6:30pm

Cool Dude Anthony Booker Flipped Off The Camera After Committing A…

In an undeniably cool move, Anthony Booker of Iowa State flipped off the camera after being assessed a flagrant foul and taken out of today's game against West Virginia. It would have been cooler if he was apathetically rolling his eyes, or wearing sunglasses, or smoking a cigarette—or all three—but except for maybe » 3/09/13 6:00pm 3/09/13 6:00pm

After Loss To Kansas, Angry Iowa State Fan Rushes Court, Tries To…

According to various accounts from the end of Kansas's 108-96 overtime win over Iowa State, a fan attempted to rush the court and confront Kansas head coach Bill Self. The game was already mildly controversial after a puzzling block or charge no-call on an Elijah Johnson drive in the final seconds of regulation. It… » 2/26/13 2:27am 2/26/13 2:27am