Iowa State vs. Iowa Men’s Basketball Preview

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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!

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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!

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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!

Homecoming

  • 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

Ambassadors

  • 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.
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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!

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Ben Schraeder

Senior

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Year on Cyclone Alley: 3rd Year

Favorite Basketball Player: Cameron Lard

Favorite Basketball Memory: Matt Thomas’ dunk against Kansas.

MichelleMathis

Michelle Mathis

Senior

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.

WillLord

Will Lord

Senior

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.

SarahClark

Sarah Clark

Senior

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.

NickPedersen

Nick Pedersen

Junior

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.

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Megan Zwiefel

Sophomore

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!

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Megan Behrends

Sophomore

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!

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Keaton Floss

Sophomore

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.

JackSpear

Jack Spear

Junior

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.

HannahZulk

Hannah Zulk

Senior

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.

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Georgia Garrett

Junior

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!

ColeyBergren

Coley Bergren

Senior

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!

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Rebecca Ahrendsen

Junior

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.

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Meet the 2017-2018 Cyclone Alley Central Committee!

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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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