SALC Spring 2019 Events!

Hi there, Iowa State students! Today on the blog, we will discuss the upcoming SALC events for the spring semester.







Cyclone Alley Central

Don’t miss the last few men’s and women’s games at Hilton Coliseum!

Men’s Basketball

  • Monday, February 25th: ISU vs. Oklahoma @ 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9th: ISU vs. Texas Tech @ 1 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

  • Saturday, February 23rd: ISU vs. Baylor @ 3 p.m.
  • Monday, March 4th: ISU vs. Kansas @ 6:30 p.m.

Be sure to pay attention to our giveaway and reward announcements, as well! Follow us on social media here:


Ambassadors will be doing a bags tourney at State Day on March 28th. Stay tuned for more information about the Ambassadors committee, as well!

Senior Class Council

Mark your calendars! Spring 2019 Senior Week is April 22-26 and will be full of fun activities. Stay updated by following their social media platforms!

  • Instagram: @isuseniors2019
  • Facebook: Iowa State Seniors
  • Twitter: @ISUSeniors


The 2019 Homecoming dates have been released! Be sure to clear your calendar for the week of October 20 – 26. Also, be on the look out for the release of the 2019 Homecoming theme.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @isuhomecoming
  • Twitter: @ISUHomecoming
  • Facebook: Iowa State Homecoming

State Day 2019

Lastly, be sure to attend State Day on March 28th to learn more about Student Alumni Leadership Council! Follow SALC on social media here:

  • Twitter: @isusalc
  • Facebook: Student Alumni Leadership Council

Double the Iowa State Basketball, Double the Fun!


Welcome back to Ames, Iowa State students! We hope that you have had a great first week of classes and can’t wait to see you this weekend for the men’s and women’s basketball double header. The #18 Iowa State women will begin their competition with Oklahoma at 12 p.m. tomorrow in Hilton. The Cyclone men will follow and take on Oklahoma State in Hilton at 5 p.m. Be sure to come on out and support these incredible student athletes!

Cyclone Alley Prizes

Not only will the double header be full of hard fought Big XII competition but, there will also be plenty of opportunities to gain free goodies from the Cyclone Alley Central Committee. For the men’s game at 5 p.m., Cyclone Alley will be handing out Hilton Magic shirts for students!

Look at how great our guys look in the T-Shirts!


Cyclone Alley Rewards

Every year Cyclone Alley rewards students whom have shown outstanding efforts in attending both the men’s and women’s basketball games in Hilton. Nonetheless, our attendance policy differs between both men’s and women’s basketball games.


Women’s Basketball Reward Policy: Student ID needs to be scanned at north doors of Hilton by the ticket staff 15 minutes after the game start time AND have student ID scanned by Cyclone Alley Central Committee during halftime at the table on the concourse by the north doors.

Men’s Basketball Reward Policy: Scan your student ID card at the north doors of Hilton by the ticket staff to enter each game and receive reward points!

Furthermore, here are the remaining women’s basketball games to earn points at. (Side note: students can earn 2 points per game and 3 points per bonus game)

  • Saturday, Jan. 19: Oklahoma
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29: Texas Tech (BONUS)
  • Saturday, Feb. 9: West Virginia
  • Saturday, Feb. 16: Oklahoma State
  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Baylor
  • Monday, March 4: Kansas

Remaining men’s basketball home games for the 2018-2019 season. (Side note: students can earn 1 point per game and 2 points per bonus game)

  • Saturday, Jan. 19: Oklahoma State
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30: West Virginia (BONUS)
  • Saturday, Feb. 2: Texas
  • Saturday, Feb. 9: TCU
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19: Baylor
  • Monday, Feb. 25: Oklahoma
  • Saturday, March 9: Texas Tech

Now for the rewards!

  • If a student earns 17 out of 40 points, they will receive the 1st tier prize, a Cyclone Alley tumbler!
  • If a student earns 34 out of 40 points, they will receive the 2nd tier prize, a Cyclone Alley quarter-zip!
  • If a student earns 40 out of 40 points, they will be entered to win a custom Iowa State retro jersey!

Lastly, for even more detailed information regarding Cyclone Alley rewards, be sure to visit and click the Rewards tab!

Social Media

Be sure to follow Cyclone Alley on all social media platforms to stay informed throughout the basketball season.



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Here’s to a great start to the New Year and some entertaining Iowa State basketball! Go Cyclones!

Big XII Basketball Scheduling and Preview

Happy New Year, CyclONEnation!

Everyone on the Cyclone Alley Central Committee wishes you all a very pleasant 2019! With that being said, a new year comes with a huge amount of Iowa State men’s and women’s basketball action.

Women’s Basketball

The Iowa State women ended the non-conference portion of their season undefeated in Hilton. They will come back in 2019 ranked #25 and take on Kansas State at Hilton January 2nd. Be sure to come out and catch one of their home games this semester. With how the Cyclone women have been doing thus far, it will surely be an entertaining 2019 in Hilton! The following dates are the remaining home games for the Iowa State women.

  • 1/2: ISU vs. Kansas State (6:30 p.m.)
  • 1/9: ISU vs. TCU (6:30 p.m.)
  • 1/12: ISU vs. Texas (4:00 p.m.)
  • 1/19: ISU vs. Oklahoma (12:00 p.m.)
  • 1/29: ISU vs. Texas Tech (6:30 p.m.)
  • 2/9: ISU vs. West Virginia (6:00 p.m.)
  • 2/16: ISU vs. Oklahoma State (1:00 p.m.)
  • 2/23: ISU vs. Baylor (3:00 p.m.)
  • 3/4: ISU vs. Kansas (6:30 p.m.)

Men’s Basketball

With Lindell Wigginton and Solomon Young healthy again, the Cyclone men’s basketball team will be sure to utilize both of their skill sets. The Iowa State men are standing at a 10-2 record so far and will have some tough competitions ahead. They start their Big 12 play this Saturday (1/5) against #5 ranked Kansas. The Cyclone men have proven how they can compete as a team and we most certainly look forward to cheering them on throughout the rest of the 2018-2019 season. Below are the remaining dates of the men’s home games.

  • 1/5: ISU vs. Kansas (4:00 p.m.)
  • 1/12: ISU vs. Kansas State (11:00 a.m.)
  • 1/19: ISU vs. Oklahoma State (5:00 p.m.)
  • 1/30: ISU vs. West Virginia (6:00 p.m.)
  • 2/2: ISU vs. Texas (1:00 p.m.)
  • 2/9: ISU vs. TCU (1:00 p.m.)
  • 2/19: ISU vs. Baylor (8:00 p.m.)
  • 2/25: ISU vs. Oklahoma (7:00 p.m.)
  • 3/9: ISU vs. Texas Tech (1:00 p.m.)

Be sure to head on out to Hilton Coliseum this new year to watch some outstanding basketball and to cheer on the Cyclones!

Iowa State vs. Iowa Men’s Basketball Preview


Time to rise up #cyclONEnation, it’s Cy-Hawk gameday! This matchup is the most anticipated rivalry game throughout our great state of Iowa and this year’s competition will be nothing short of spectacular. So, without further adieu, here is a quick preview for tonight’s rivalry game.

First things first, the Cyclones (7-1) will be heading to Iowa City to play the Hawkeyes (6-2) which will most certainly provide for a wild environment. Luckily, players like Nick Weiler-Babb, Marial Shayok, and Michael Jacobson have experienced playing big time rivals on the road. For instance, Babb was present the last time the Cyclones took the trip down to Iowa City and Jacobson has played in Carver Hawkeye Arena as a Husker. This game will also be a true testament to what our young players can do in a high pressure environment.

The freshman for both teams will certainly make for an interesting game. From an Iowa State standpoint, we’ve seen what Tyrese Haliburton, Talen Horton-Tucker, and Zion Griffin can do when they get into the groove of things. As for Iowa, they utilize freshman Joe Wieskamp who is sure to play this evening, despite an ankle injury that occurred this past Monday. The Cyclones also have a slight edge, for the fact that Cameron Lard and Zoran Talley both returned Monday evening to help Iowa State to a win over NDSU. Having these two men back in lineup will sure be helpful this evening against the Hawkeyes, as well.

Nonetheless, despite the records that these two teams uphold, it will most definitely be a close game, since everyone desires bragging rights for the year. Our Cyclones are ready to defeat the team out East and make it a Cyclone State once again! Let’s do this, CyclONEnation!





Hilton Madness Recap/Happy Homecoming Weekend!

On October 12th, the men’s and women’s basketball teams gave CycloneNation a little taste of what is to come this upcoming basketball season. We previewed a bunch of action from both programs that provides us with hopeful attitudes. To be specific, in the dunk contest, Lindell Wigginton hopped over his teammate, Cameron Lard for a spectacular display of athleticism. The women’s team showed a great amount of promise with Alexis Middleton and Bridget Carlton leading the team. Overall, both programs will continue to improve this year and be a force to be reckoned with in the Big 12 Conference.


Another very important event for the Student Alumni Leadership Council is Homecoming! Although we are almost near the end of Homecoming Week, Cyclone Alley would just like to commend all of the people who made this week so special. From Yell Like Hell to Cardinal and Gold Tournaments, the work of Homecoming Central Committee members does not go unnoticed. Now lets go out and #WreckTech tomorrow. Go State!


Student Alumni Leadership Council Upcoming Events!

The fall season for Student Alumni Leadership Council members consists of the planning and execution of several popular Iowa State events! For instance, in just a few weeks Hilton Madness, Homecoming, Senior Week, and the CyMazing Challenge will all be happening. This provides the city of Ames with an array of activities for all ages, as well as Iowa State University students themselves. Lets dive into each specific committee and see what they have going on in the next couple of weeks!


  • Yell Like Hell
    • First cuts: October 20th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Central Campus.
    • Second cuts: October 24th from 6 p.m – 9 p.m. on Central Campus.
  • Painting Victory Lane
    • October 20th from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Homecoming Parade
    • October 21st @ 2 p.m. in Downtown Ames.
  • Cy Factor Finals
    • October 24th from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. @ the Iowa State University Alumni Center.
  • Pep Rally
    • October 26th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. @ the Iowa State University Alumni Center.
  • ExCYtement in the Streets
    • October 26th from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. @ Greekland
  • Pancakes, Fireworks, and Mass Campaniling
    • $3 pancakes from 11 p.m. – 3 a.m. on Central CampusImage result for yell like hell iowa state


  • CyMazing Challenge
    • November 4th @ 12 p.m. at the Iowa State University Alumni Center.
    • Register as groups of four for an event that is sure to test you physically and mentally!Image result for cymazing challenge iowa state

Cyclone Alley Central

  • Hilton Madness: Friday, October 12th Hilton Coliseum @ 7 p.m.
    • Free event to the public, including Iowa State students.
    • Preview of men’s and women’s basketball team for the 2018-2019 season.Image result for hilton madness iowa state

Senior Class Council

  • Senior Week: October 15-19
    • Free food each day of the week on Central Campus!
      • Monday, October 15th: Pizza, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      • Tuesday, October 16th: Walking Tacos, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      • Wednesday, October 17th: Wieners for Seniors, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      • Thursday, October 18th: Pork Burgers, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      • Friday, October 19th: Doughnuts and Coffee, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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Meet the 2018-2019 Cyclone Alley Central Committee!

Say hello to our Cyclone Alley Central Committee for the upcoming 2018-2019 basketball season. We are so excited to continue cheering on our Cyclones and are looking forward to seeing all of you at Hilton this upcoming season! Read through our following committee spotlights to get to know our Cyclone Alley members a little better!


Ben Schraeder


Major: Aerospace Engineering

Year on Cyclone Alley: 3rd Year

Favorite Basketball Player: Cameron Lard

Favorite Basketball Memory: Matt Thomas’ dunk against Kansas.


Michelle Mathis


Major: Marketing

Year on Cyclone Alley: 2nd Year

Favorite Basketball Player: Nazareth J. Mitrou-Long

Favorite Basketball Memory: Naz Long’s 3 pointer against OSU in 2014.


Will Lord


Major: Supply Chain Management

Year on Cyclone Alley: 1st Year

Favorite Player: Matt Thomas

Favorite Basketball Memory: Winning the Big 12 Tournament over West Virginia in 2016.


Sarah Clark


Major: Elementary Education

Year on Cyclone Alley: 3rd Year

Favorite Basketball Players: Fred Hoiberg and Nick Weiler Babb

Favorite Basketball Memory: 2015 comeback against Iowa.


Nick Pedersen


Major: Agricultural Studies

Year on Cyclone Alley: 1st Year

Favorite Basketball Player: DeAndre Kane

Favorite Basketball Memory: Iowa State’s 21 point comeback against Oklahoma in 2015.


Megan Zwiefel


Major: Agricultural Business and Economics

Year on Cyclone Alley: 1st Year

Favorite Player: Georges Niang

Favorite Basketball Memory: Every Kansas game that we host because Hilton is full and filled with energy!


Megan Behrends


Major: Agricultural Communications

Year on Cyclone Alley: 1st year

Favorite Basketball Player: Monte Morris

Favorite Basketball Memory: Watching the men’s team win the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City in 2017!


Keaton Floss


Major: Agricultural Business

Year on Cyclone Alley: 1st Year

Favorite Basketball Player: Cameron Lard

Favorite Basketball Memory: Monte Morris’ buzzer beater versus Texas in the 2015 Big 12 Tournament.


Jack Spear


Major: Supply Chain Management

Year on Cyclone Alley: 1st Year

Favorite Basketball Player: Georges Niang

Favorite Basketball Memory: Iowa State beating Kansas on College Gameday in 2016.


Hannah Zulk


Major: Kinesiology

Year on Cyclone Alley: 3rd Year

Favorite Basketball Player: Nick Weiler Babb

Favorite Basketball Memory: Any time we beat Iowa, especially the 2015 comeback game.


Georgia Garrett


Major: Kinesiology and Health – Exercise Science

Year on Cyclone Alley: 2nd Year

Favorite Basketball Player: Cameron Lard

Favorite Basketball Memory: Any home game against Baylor. They’re always super high energy and fun!


Coley Bergren


Major: Journalism

Year on Cyclone Alley: 2nd Year

Favorite Basketball Players: Monte Morris, Donovan Jackson and Hallice Cooke

Favorite Basketball Memory: Donovan Jackson’s first game back after the passing of his father. The team wore DJ shirts to honor his dad!


Rebecca Ahrendsen


Major: Agricultural Communications

Year on Cyclone Alley: 2nd Year

Favorite Basketball Player: Lindell Wigginton

Favorite Basketball Memory: 2015 comeback against Oklahoma.

Cy-Hawk Showdown Preview

Happy hate week everyone! Tonight is the night that we’ve been looking forward to since the start of the season. People have been camped out for a few days, Hilton has been prepared for a full house, and social media has torn the state into two factions. You’ll find very few people who haven’t picked a side in this rivalry. Tonight, the Iowa Hawkeyes come to town.

Many of us students have been hard at work since we came back for Thanksgiving break in an effort prepare for finals week, leaving little time to watch basketball or keep up with each team. My goal is to provide a scouting report to prepare all of us for tonight. Continue reading

Meet the 2017-2018 Cyclone Alley Central Committee!


Welcome to the first post from Inside the Alley! We are hard at work planning what is sure to be another exciting season of men’s and women’s basketball at Hilton Coliseum! There is plenty to look forward to this upcoming season, like Hilton After Class next week before Hilton Madness and that team out east Iowa coming to Ames the week before finals, Tennessee coming to town in January for the men’s Big 12/SEC Challenge, and as always, exciting Big 12 competition. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you at Hilton this upcoming season!


Meet the members of Cyclone Alley Central Committee for 2017-2018:

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