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,
The Big 10 is supposed to announce a conference only schedule for their football season (per report), meaning the Cy-Hawk rivalry between ISU and Iowa will be cancelled. The game was supposed to take place on September 12th in Iowa City. Other conferences are expected to announce a ten game conference only schedule. There is a good chance the Big-12 will follow in doing so. There has been nothing on a possibility of the game being rescheduled, I will keep everyone updated with new reports.
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Kicker Brayden Narveson plans to transfer away from Iowa State. Narveson has 3 years of eligibility remaining and was graded as a 5 star kicker by Kohl's kicking camp. He appeared in 5 games for Iowa State in 2019, and was 2/4 on field goals for the Cyclones, for a 50% conversion ratio. This move makes sense for Brayden as Connor Assalley has the starting role for the Cyclones and multiple other talented kickers have transferred into the program. Some of those names include Alex Probert and Eddie Ogamba.
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Iowa State defensive back Keontae Jones is transferring away from Iowa State. The brother of Cyclone standout wide receiver Deshaunte Jones is entering his redshirt junior season. I projected Jones as a key played in the defensive backfield this year for the Cyclones. The 3 star recruit out of Cincinnati had plenty of offers coming out of high school. Some of the top offers were from Illinois, Iowa, Virginia Tech and Indiana. In 2019, Jones appeared in 9 games and recorded two tackles.
Cyclone Juco target El Ellis will make a college decision this week via his tweet seen above. The Guard is choosing between the Cyclones, Oregon, Louisville, Ole Miss, UConn, Georgia, Texas Tech and NC Central. Click here to see the full article on Ellis.
Iowa State announced that ten student athletes, two of them being football players have tested positive for the Coronavirus. According to ISU, they are taking additional precautions to limit exposure to COVID-19 and claim that non of the players were participating in team activities when they were exposed to the virus.
Former 3 star defensive back, Richard Bowens III is transferring away from the ISU football program and transferring to Central Michigan. At Iowa State, he totaled 18 tackles and a fumble recovery against Oklahoma. He has also started multiple games for the Cyclones.