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Forever a Pirate

Dear 2017 Hudson Pirate Football Team, Last Friday, my wife Stephanie, my son Matthew, and my mother Jill traveled to Belle Plaine to see you guys play.  I want to start by congratulating your team on an undefeated regular season. … 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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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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Game 11: ISU at Kansas

ISU  51     Kansas  23 On Saturday, Stephanie, my neighbor Aaron, and I had the opportunity to travel to Lawrence, KS for the game.  We traveled down to Valley Stadium in West Des Moines and we boarded the Cyclone Gridiron Club … Continue reading

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Game 10: ISU at Texas

  Texas  33      ISU  7 On a beautiful, warm day in Austin Texas, a capacity crowd of 100,018 watched the Longhorns just dominate the Cyclones.  To be honest, I was tempted to just refer all of you to my blog … Continue reading

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It’s So Much More Than Just a Letter

On Oct. 15, 2012, I had the privilege of attending the ISU Letter Award Ceremony in the Jacobson Athletic Building hosted by the ISU Letterwinners Club.  Thinking back, this is the 9th one of these ceremonies I have personally attended since … Continue reading

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Game 5: ISU at TCU

2009     ISU @ Nebraska            ISU wins 9-7 2010     ISU @ Texas                  ISU wins 28-21 2011      Oklahoma St. @ ISU   ISU wins 37-31 2012      ISU  37   TCU  23 Each of Paul Rhoads’ seasons as the head football coach at ISU has … Continue reading

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Game 4: Texas Tech at ISU

Texas Tech 24   ISU 13 54,149 loyal ISU fans showed up on a beautiful fall day to come support their Cyclones and watch them do something they haven’t done since the 2000 season, start the season 4-0.  The stage was … Continue reading

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Game 3: Western Illinois at ISU

ISU 37     Western Illinois 3 55,783 fans decked out in their cardinal shirts, the 4th largest crowd in the history of Jack Trice Stadium, showed up for a perfect night for a football game to watch the Cyclones beat up … Continue reading

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