Lost in the shuffle last night was news that some UConn fans pushed the Cyclone mascot down a flight of concrete stairs, shattering two bones in the arm of the student inside. We wish the mascot a speedy recovery, and a pox of the house of Huskie.
The Iowa Corn Growers association had a meeting today to talk about the trophy with University officials. The main thing we learned is that they're scrapping the current trophy, they're opening the design of the trophy up to the public, and that there will be an "interim" trophy in the meantime. I'll have more on this in a bit, but it seems to be a step in the right direction.
The wonderful folks over at Cowboys Ride For Free have a very intriguing piece comparing the Big 12's success from top to bottom vs the Big 10, SEC, and Pac 10. There is some very interesting data there, and good news for ISU fans and fans of the conference overall.
Cyclones.com has video of Iowa State's 1976 win over Nebraska on the website today. Sweet cowboy hats, mustaches, & feathered hair; it's all in the video. Particularly great is Luther Blue's kickoff return for a touchdown at the 2:30 mark and a REALLY disappointed Nebraska fan at 5:09.
You’ll have to forgive Cyclone fans if they wonder what might have been if Chizik had been half the head man in Ames that he was for Auburn during a national title run – keep you comments about Cecil and Cam Newton to yourself – but third year coach Paul Rhoads has done a nice job over the last two seasons to keep Iowa State decent.