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One Man For the Job


With fall camp set to open in the next week, players up and down Iowa State's roster will duke it out in practice to try an earn a starting gig for the Cyclones' opener against North Dakota State...

The Dog Days of Expectations Season


So here we are, in the sultry, dog days of summer, waiting for football to start. As a kid, that time between the 4th of July and the beginning of the state fair was always filled with talk of...

If WRNL Wrote Phil Steele's ISU Preview


What would happen if Phil Steele let WRNL write his annual preview?

NBA Draft Profile: DeAndre Kane


We featured Melvin Ejim on Monday and talked about his chances to land with an NBA team and now, we turn our focus to one of the nation's biggest surprises of last season, DeAndre Kane. The Man...

NBA Draft Profile: Melvin Ejim


The NBA draft will be held on Thursday, June 26th and there are two Cyclones hoping to hear their names called. Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane have done the pre-draft circuit, taking part in the...

CCL Recap: 6/18


While taking in the second round of Capital City League action on Wednesday night, I realized something; the way I view these players and how I "grade" their development has changed. On the...

CCL Recap: 6/15


Capital City League action returned to West Des Moines on Sunday night and for the first time since Iowa State's Sweet 16 loss to eventual national champion, UConn, fans had the chance to watch...

Handicapping the Capital City League


The YMCA Capital City League held its draft on Thursday night and because we literally have nothing else do to, it was decided that it's absolutely necessary to break down the draft and handicap...

The Best Returning Players in the Big 12


You like lists? Yeah, you like lists. And I bet you like them even more when they include subjective rankings angled at getting the masses all riled up. For the most part, the entirety of the Big...

ISU To Battle Hogs; Time To Rant


On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that Iowa State would be hosting Arkansas as part of the 2014 Big 12/SEC Challenge. The game will take place on December 4th and for the second year in a...

Fare Thee Well, Doc


News broke Wednesday that lead Iowa State assistant, Doc Sadler, had accepted the head coach position at Southern Miss. The former UTEP and Nebraska head man spent one year in Ames on Fred...

Prairie Springer: Cleaning Up the Mess


Highlighting the highs and lows of the annual Spring Game this past Saturday.

Bryce Dejean-Jones Commits


Call him mercurial. Call him capricious. Hell, even call him temperamental or volatile. Regardless, you can now call him a Cyclone as well. Bryce Dejean-Jones, a graduate transfer from UNLV...

The Prospect of Being Better


A few weeks back, WRNL contributor, PermRed, provided us with a sneak peek into next year's Cyclones. This was prior to Iowa State's Big 12 tournament championship run and prior to advancing to the...

Recap: And So It Ends


Iowa State has made a habit of digging out of holes this season, but on Friday night, the Cyclones found themselves in a hole that was simply too deep. Falling behind by as many as 17 points, Iowa...

Let's Talk UConn


It just feels right, doesn't it? Iowa State has advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000, but given the trajectory of this program, it seems as if this is going to be a familiar...

The Recap: Sweet 16 Bound


The final eulogy for this team had been written. By all accounts, Iowa State was dead to rights, both coming into the game and especially down eight with just under four minutes left. But just as...

Recap: Cyclones Advance, Niang Out


Coming into Friday night's game, the mantra around Iowa State's locker room was to simply, survive and advance. With a 93-75 victory over 14th-seeded North Carolina Central, the Cyclones most...

Let's Talk NC Central (And More)


For the third straight year, Iowa State is back in the NCAA tournament, although this time with much greater fanfare. Coming off a Big 12 Tournament championship, the Cyclones were rewarded with...

Let's Talk Big 12 Tournament


After an 18-game, round-robin grind of a conference season, you'd think we'd have a better idea when it comes to handicapping the Big 12 tournament. But loyal readers of WRNL, let me tell you, this...

The Recap: Hilton Magic Lives!


(Before we get to the recap, I want to apologize for not getting this up sooner. The always stellar event parking/traffic staff at Hilton Coliseum proved yet again why they are completely and...


Game Thread: Oklahoma State at Iowa State

It's Senior Day in Ames and for Iowa State, Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane will be taking to the Hilton Coliseum floor for the final time. The Cyclones will host a hot Oklahoma State team that's won...

Let's Talk Oklahoma State


#16 Iowa State will host a red-hot Oklahoma State team on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum to wrap up the regular season. The Cowboys come into Ames as winners of four in a row, but Iowa State figures...

The Recap: Baylor 74 - Iowa State 61


There's no sugar-coating it; the Iowa State men's basketball team just laid an egg. The Cyclones came to Waco with a second place finish in the Big 12 still in play, but played their worst game in...

Game Thread: Iowa State @ Baylor


Iowa State brings their #16 ranking with them to Waco to take on a Baylor team fighting for its NCAA tournament life. The Bears have won five of their last six games and will be celebrating senior...

Let's Talk Baylor


Tuesday night brings the final road game of the season for Iowa State. The Cyclones head to Waco to take on a Baylor team that's won five of their last six games and is playing for their NCAA...

The Recap: Kansas State 80 - Iowa State 73


We knew coming into Saturday night's game that this was going to be perhaps the most difficult contest left on the schedule. Kansas State has been red-hot at home and winning in Bramlage Coliseum,...

Let's Talk Kansas State


Can you feel it? It's March, baby (well, not technically, but it will be if you wait until Saturday morning to read this). The most glorious spectacle in sports is on the horizon, and for the third...

The Recap: Cyclones Get Revenge


After suffering an embarrassing, 25-point loss in Morgantown, Iowa State managed to flip the script and came away with an 83-66 win Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum in the fourth edition of Riot...

Let's Talk West Virginia


Contrary to the title of this piece, I'd rather not talk West Virginia. Inevitably, we all know how this preview is going to materialize and I'm sure we'd all prefer to never revisit the black mark...

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