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Iowa State Wins At Something!


Snarky headlines aside, it was nice to finally see one of Iowa State's revenue sports win at something. It wasn't exactly pretty from start to finish, but the Cyclones overcame a three-point half...

Iowa State Exhibition Game Thread


Available now on Cyclones.TV

Big 12 Basketball Countdown #6: West Virginia


Year one in the Big 12 did not go as planned for the Mountaineers. Coming off five straight NCAA tournament appearances, West Virginia had to think they'd enjoy similar success in what was...

Big 12 Basketball Countdown #7: Oklahoma


The countdown is back after a weekend bender hiatus that extended into a long and dismal Monday at work. With the hang over wearing off, I knew it was time to get back to talking Big 12 basketball...

Big 12 Basketball Countdown #8: Texas


Full disclosure here: Picking the #8 team in the conference was incredibly difficult. I went back and forth multiple times between two different teams before ultimately deciding that it would be...

Big 12 Basketball Countdown #9: Texas Tech


Many are predicting that the bottom four teams in the Big 12 are going to be atrocious this coming year. I'm not totally sold on that train of thought just yet, but I'm not exactly optimistic about...

Big 12 Basketball Countdown #10: TCU


Welcome to WRNL's abbreviated Big 12 basketball preview series. Instead of spending hours upon hours, pouring over numbers and complex statistics, we're condensing these team previews into...

Iowa State at Texas Tech: Recap and Rapid Reaction


Well, I hope your liquor cabinet is stocked, because if you're like me, you took to heavy drinking during the game and am now too drunk to drive to the store for more booze. Unfortunately, I don't...

Roster Breakdown: The Big Fellas


This is the final installment of the 2013-2014 roster breakdown. Part I featured the point guards while Part II focused on the wings and shooting guards. Today, we round things out with the big...

Roster Breakdown: The Wings


After previewing the point guard position Monday, we're moving on to the wing players on Iowa State's roster. The Personnel Gone are Will Clyburn, Chris Babb and Tyrus McGee. That trio combined...

Roster Breakdown: The Point Guards


Just in case you hadn't noticed, we are less than one month away from Iowa State's exhibition opener against Augustana (South Dakota) and a little more than 30 days from the Cyclones' first real...

We Are Iowa State


What you're about to read probably isn't going to sit well with you. It's not what you want to hear, but it needs to be said. Get over it. That's right. Move on. Put it behind you. Stop feeding...

Mark Farley's Bias Extends Off the Field


Chances are you've heard that rumor about Northern Iowa football coach, Mark Farley. No, not that rumor. That was settled out of court. Instead, I'm talking of course about that perceived affinity...

Dusting Off A Classic


Yeah, still works.

Will Clyburn: Draft Profile


The NBA Draft is approaching and once again, Iowa State fans have a reason to watch. Will Clyburn will look to become the second player of the Hoiberg era to hear his name called, following the...

CCL Recap: Fire Up the Hype Machine!


Fellow readers of WRNL. Last night, I witnessed something special inside Valley Southwoods' gymnasium and it wasn't Sherron Dorsey-Walker's insane 67-point outburst. Okay, yes it was, but almost...

Amardi Mistakenly Votes Himself Off Team


Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune broke the news Friday afternoon that Iowa State recruit, Richard Amardi had been released from his letter of intent and would not be joining the Cyclones for the...

Fred Hoiberg: Just Another Weekend In Awesomeness


Fred Hoiberg is fucking awesome. Apologies for the profanity, but there's simply no other way to put it. I could probably end this story right there and not one person would bat an eye. Fred...

Cyclones Add Transfer DeAndre Kane


Did someone say Kane?

Hornacek Named Suns' Coach


Chances are you've heard by now, but former ISU great Jeff Hornacek was named head coach of the Phoenix Suns over the weekend. Hornacek played for the Suns from '86-'92 and made the only All-Star...

Iowa State Football and Arrested Development


Like many of you, I'm eagerly anticipating the return of Arrested Development and I'm sure I'm not alone in that I've spent the last several weekends binge-watching every episode on Netflix to get...

The College GM


We all know that Fred Hoiberg had never been a coach at any level of basketball prior to taking the Iowa State job. Any sports writer worth his salt has been quick to mention that fact when writing...

An Open Invite to David Ubben


Dear Mr. Ubben, We at Wide Right & Natty Lite couldn't help but notice that Iowa State was once again left off your annual Ultimate Big 12 Road Trip list. We can't say that we're particularly...

T.J. Otzelberger Gone, Staff Shake Up To Follow?


Per Chris Williams of Cyclone Fanatic, T.J. Otzelberger, associate head coach and lead recruiter for the Iowa State basketball team has accepted a similar position at the University of Washington....

The Best Returning Frontcourt in the Big12


When Baylor's Isaiah Austin announced that he'd be returning for his sophomore season, I noticed a common thought among college basketball fans and national pundits alike. With Austin and Cory...

Welcome to Iowa State Abdel Nader


Although Iowa State hasn't officially announced it, Abdel Nader, a 6'7" 225-pound forward who played the last two years at Northern Illinois, will be transferring to Iowa State, becoming the next...

A Season of Opportunity


The Big 12 has been hit especially hard this off season with the graduations of it stars, early entrants in the NBA draft and more recently, the transfer bug. News broke yesterday that Kansas State...

The Big 12 and the One-and-Done Era


Prior to Marcus Smart announcing his decision to return for his sophomore year at Oklahoma State, I, like most of you assumed he'd leave and started to research and examine just how many...

Big 12 Basketball Pre-Season Power Rankings


With the '12-'13 season in the books, everybody is doing their way too early projections and rankings for next season. I'm not even going to try and put together a national top 25, but I couldn't...

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