Category Archives: Iowa State Football

Uncharted Territory

This season all of the faithful Cyclone Football fans have seen what a special season this is.  We have trusted in the process that new coach Matt Campbell has been talking about and now we are starting to see some … Continue reading

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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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Did You Know That About the Big 12?

I might be a little biased, but I think that the Big 12 Conference is one of the best conferences in all of collegiate sports.  Granted, my team is Iowa State and since they are in that conference, I tend … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of the Frogs (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog series we looked at Exodus 8 and how Pharaoh waited a day to have Moses ask God to get rid of the frogs.  Carrying unforgiveness around in your heart is like carrying a bunch … Continue reading

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Prayers for Protection

When I led the Cyclone Chapel service for the Iowa State football team several weeks ago, I wanted to give them a list of prayers they could select from that would be fitting to pray prior to football games. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Can Go Back

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go back in time.  How is that you say?  I will get to that a little later.  Due to a new business opportunity for work, I found myself in the Ft. Worth, … Continue reading

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The Real Mega Superconference

A few months ago, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops stirred up a healthy debate when he took a few shots at the SEC. “So they’ve had the best team in college football,” Stoops told the Tulsa World.  “They haven’t had the whole … Continue reading

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The Day Little Brother Grew Up

As another great battle between Iowa and Iowa State is about to come again, I can’t help but think back to 15 years ago yesterday.  The date was Sept. 12, 1998 and scene was Kinnick Stadium.  We were 30 point … Continue reading

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Game 13: Tulsa vs. ISU Liberty Bowl

Tulsa  31  ISU  17 Coach Rhoads was asked at halftime what was missing from the Cyclone performance so far in the game.  His answer was “LIFE” and I think that pretty much sums up the game. Iowa State played Tulsa … Continue reading

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Game 12: West Virginia at ISU

31      ISU  24 The Cyclones had a world of opportunities for charting uncharted territory for the Paul Rhoads era if they could find a way to beat West Virginia.  They could accomplish a winning regular season for the first time.  … Continue reading

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