The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Cyclone standout Hakeem Butler to their active roster from the Carolina Panther's practice squad. With the Injury of Dallas Goedert, Hakeem Butler will play the tight end role for the Eagles. Look for Butler to get some snaps as soon as Sunday Night!
Jamie Pollard announced Thursday that Iowa State will allow 15,000 fans into their Big 12 Home Opener vs. Oklahoma on October 3rd. This is big news after Iowa State decided on no fans for the opening loss. Before disallowing fans, they settled on a number of 25,000 which is higher than the new number the established for the game on October 3rd. In the letter, it was also announced that Iowa State will allow 1,000 student tickers per game and Jr. Cyclone Club general admission tickets will not be valid this season and refunds are awarded.
Iowa State's Blake Hinson will miss the entire 2020-21 basketball season due to health complications. This is huge for the Cyclone's as Hinson was supposed to have a huge role. Click here to read more on Hinson.
Former Cyclone Standout Wide Receiver Hakeem Butler has been signed by the Carolina Panthers to the practice squad. This comes following Butler getting cut a year after they drafted him with their 4th round pick. He missed an entire season with a hand injury and was competing with a stacked wide receiver room. Butler now looks to work his way up to a wide receiver spot for the Panthers.
Jamie Pollard announced Iowa State will not allow fans into Jack Trice Stadium for Iowa State's home opener against Louisiana on September 12th. A 25,000 fan limit, which is about 40 percent of Jack Trice's normal capacity, was released on Monday for the opening game, but then the University changed their mind on Wednesday. Iowa State will make their decisions game by game, but it is certain that mask mandate and other health measures will be enforced. Pollard also says that everyone must follow the guidelines when fans return to the stadium, and the lack of guidelines followed could result in Iowa State not welcoming any more fans into Jack Trice Stadium for the rest of the season.
Point Guard Tyler Harris, who transferred from Memphis a few months ago, had his waiver approved by the NCAA and will be eligible to play in this upcoming college basketball season. This should make this next Cyclone basketball season a win now team, as the Cyclones look to get back into the tournament after a rebuilding season last year. The season will most likely be delayed because of Covid-19 and looks to start in late November or the beginning of 2021. Read more on Tyler Harris Transferring to ISU.
Iowa State adds the University of Louisiana-Lafayette to their schedule on September 12th to replace their previous scheduled non-conference games with South Dakota, UNLV, and Ball State. This comes shortly after the Big 12 released a revised schedule for all teams. Iowa State will open up on the road at TCU on September 26th for Big 12 play. Their first home Big 12 game will take place the next week, where they take on Oklahoma at Jack Trice.
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Shortly after the Cy-Hawk game was cancelled due to the Big 10, announcing their 10 game only schedule, other major conferences also followed suit and the Big12 has announced their 10 game schedule including 9 conference games and one non conference game. (per report). This will mean Iowa State will play UNLV, South Dakota State or Ball State. The conference game dates will be moved up due to the 2 non conference game cancellations. I will continue to keep everyone updated with the latest news for the Cyclones and who the Cyclones choose for their single non conference game.
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Iowa State has scheduled Ball State to replace Iowa on their football schedule. The Big Ten announced a conference only schedule a few weeks ago, meaning the Cyclones would not be able to travel to Iowa City to play the Hawkeyes. The game against Ball State will happen September 12th, at Jack Trice Stadium. This now means the Cyclones will have 8 home games, and should be favored to win in their first five games.
Former Cyclone Kelechi Osemele has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. He has signed a 1 year, 2 million dollar contract. The offensive guard was a first team All-Big 12 and First Team All-American during his time in Ames. The Texas Native who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL draft where he become an immediate starter. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Ravens that same rookie year. He then went on to Oakland in 2016, where he made Pro Bowl appearances in 2016 and 2017. After his time with Oakland, he went on to New York where he was eventually cut due to medical reasons,