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Friday, April 16: Jeremiah George Makes A Visit

2010 linebacker signee Jeremiah George (Clearwater, Fla.) flew in from Florida to take in Friday's practice and spend Saturday at ISU's VEISHEA celebration and the spring game. The cyclones.com staff caught up with George prior to the start of practice. Click the link below to see the interview and other video content featuring George on Signing Day.

Friday Multimedia
>> Jeremiah George Interview
>> Jeremiah George Highlight Video From Signing Day
>> Coaching Staff on Jeremiah George From Signing Day


Friday, April 16: Spring Game Roster and Important Information

The Athletics Communications office just sent the cyclones.com staff an updated roster for the spring game. Keep in mind this roster will ONLY be used for the spring game only. So, print it off and bring it to the game!

Iowa State's 2010 spring football game will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium.  Admission and parking will be free.  The general public should enter the stadium at the northeast Gate 1 entrance. All seating for the game will be on the east side of the stadium. 

The ISU athletics ticket office will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Football posters will be available in the Guest Services booth on the east concourse.

The game will be played in 15 minute quarters with the fourth quarter featuring a continuous clock.

>> Printable Roster (This roster will be used for the spring game only!)
>> Listen online via Cyclone Radio Network
>> Watch Paul Rhoads post-game media conference live
>> Cyclone Gridiron Club lunch event
>> Football poster


Thursday, April 15: Practice No. 13

Tight ends coach Courtney Messingham met with the media after practice Thursday, with just one practice remaining before Saturday's spring game. Click the link below for the interview

Thursday Multimedia:
>> Courtney Messingham post-practice interview


Tuesday, April 13: Practice No. 12

The Iowa State football team practiced inside the Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility Tuesday with just two more practices remaining before Saturday's Cyclone Gridiron Club Spring Game.

Dave Curtis of Sporting News showed up after practice to interview select ISU players and head coach Paul Rhoads in his tour around the Midwest. So, keep checking Sporting News for some insight on Cyclone football from Curtis.

Click the links below for Tuesday's individual drills.

Tuesday Multimedia:
>> Quarterbacks | Offensive Line and Defensive Line | Special Teams | Defensive Backs and Linebackers | Wide Receivers and Runningbacks


Cyclone Gridiron Club Spring Game Lunch Information

Once again, the Cyclone Gridiron Club is sponsoring the spring football game and now is the perfect time and place to join the club if you are not already a member. You can tailgate with other CGC members and hear coach Rhoads speak about practice and the season ahead. The spring game kicks off at 2 p.m. and seating is available on the east concourse only.

What: Cyclone Gridiron Club Lunch
Date: April 17, 2010
Lunch: Served from Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Register: www.cyclonegridironclub.com (more details)
Goal of the club: Raise money for special projects and services for the football program and staff which are not accounted for in the annual Athletics Dept. budget.
- Sponsor and conduct activities which foster a positive football-family atmosphere and spirit.
- Ensure good communication and exchange of information between the football staff and its sponsors.
- Contributions are tax deductable.

Monday, April 12: Spring Media Conference No. 2 and Updated Depth Chart

Head coach Paul Rhoads and select Iowa State football players met the media for the second time during spring practice on Monday. Visit the links below to watch an archive of Rhoads' media conference, as well as interviews with players.

The Cyclone Gridiron Club will kickoff Saturday, April 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is free and seating will be made available on the east side of Jack Trice Stadium.

The cyclones.com staff also received an updated depth chart from the football staff this morning. Visit the link at the right (or below) to see today's update.

Monday Links and Multimedia
>> Updated Depth Chart (4/12)
>> Paul Rhoads Archived Media Conference (4/12)
>> RB Jeff Woody and DB Jeremy Reeves | DT Jake McDonough and RB Beau Blankenship | LB Jake Knott and LB A.J. Klein


Saturday, April 10: Scrimmage No. 3

The Iowa State football team conducted its third scrimmage of spring ball, the team's most complete scrimmage yet to date and really only the team's second complete scrimmage day. The team scrimmaged for a solid 90 minutes inside Jack Trice Stadium, with a five-minute halftime break midway through.

Head coach Paul Rhoads said after practice that Saturday's scrimmage was more complex than next week's spring game. Click the links below to see post-practice interviews with Rhoads and defensive line coach Shane "Rooster" Burnham as well as a photo gallery from Saturday's scrimmage.

Rhoads praised the work of QB Austen Arnaud and DBs Leonard Johnson and Jeremy Reeves while Burnham raved about the improvement of DT Jake McDonough.

Saturday Multimedia
>> Photo Gallery | Paul Rhoads post-practice interview | Shane Burnham post-practice interview

Friday, April 9: Practice No. 10

The Iowa State football team practiced outside at the Johnny Majors practice fields on a beautiful 70 degree day in Ames. Click the links below for three practice clips as well as a post-practice interview with defensive line coach Curtis Bray.

Friday Multimedia:
>> Defensive Backs | Offensive Line and Tight Ends | Inside Running

>> Curtis Bray Post-practice Interview


Thursday, April 8: Practice No. 9

The Iowa State football team practiced inside again Thursday and drilled for just under three hours. Click the links below to watch drills from Thursday's practice. Also available is an interview with running backs coach Kenith Pope.

ESPN.com Big 12 blogger David Ubben was in attendance at Thursday's practice, meeting the Iowa State football contingent and head coach Paul Rhoads after practice.

Thursday Multimedia:
>> Defensive Line Work | Tight Ends and Getting Off Blocks | Wide Receiver Screens and One-on-One Work | Wide Receivers Make Cuts | Wide Receivers and End Zone Routes

>> Kenith Pope Post-practice Interview

Tuesday, April 6: "Mic'd" Up With Shane Burnham

We figured we would change things up a little bit today. We put a microphone on defensive tackles coach Shane Burnham at last Thursday's practice. Burnham agreed to do it and admitted "this is the first time I've done something like this." All in all, he's a pretty funny guy and as you'll see in the video below, he is an expert in many things other than just football.

Click the link below to see another installment of "Mic'd Up." For those that may have missed it last year, links are also available to similar features with offensive coordinator Tom Herman and head coach Paul Rhoads. We mic'd up Herman and Rhoads during 2009 spring football practice.

Tuesday Multimedia:
>> "Mic'd Up" With Shane Burnham
>> ARCHIVE: "Mic'd Up" With Tom Herman (from 2009 spring practice)
>> ARCHIVE: "Mic'd Up With Paul Rhoads (from 2009 spring practice)
>> Bill Bleil post-practice interview

Saturday, April 3: Scrimmage No. 2

Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads thinks the big picture of the Iowa State football program is looking good after a scrimmage that followed the Cyclones’ spring practice Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium. On a brisk but pleasantly sunny day, the Cyclones scrimmaged, facing a variety of situations.

“You can see we are a tougher football team,” Rhoads said. “We are more physical. There was a lot of good contact on both sides of the ball. The bottom line is that we are more athletic overall.”

The day included a number of carries for sophomore tailback Beau Blankenship and his redshirt freshman teammates James White and Jeff Woody. White demonstrated superior cutback skills. He is from Dallas, Texas. Woody had several impressive runs. He is from Pleasant Hill and played prep football at Southeast Polk. The Cyclones’ leading returning rusher, Alexander Robinson, saw limited action but shined during his opportunities.

“I thought our young guys showed some potential,” Rhoads. “We still had a couple of guys put the ball on the ground today and that is unacceptable. Ultimately, we have demonstrated that we are doing a lot things better so far this spring.”

The Cyclones practice again Tuesday. The spring game is April 17 at 2 p.m. Click the links below for a post-scrimmage interview with head coach Paul Rhoads as well as a photo gallery.

Saturday Multimedia
>> Photo Gallery | Paul Rhoads post-practice interview

Thursday, April 1: Practice No. 6

The team practiced 25 periods Thursday inside the Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility, working 11-on-11 for the final five of those 25. Wide receivers coach Luke Wells was available for interviews after practice No. 6. Click the links below for the interview as well as practice highlights.

Thursday Multimedia
>> Special Teams | WR's and DB's | OL's and TE's | RB's and QB's | DL's and LB's
>> Luke Wells post-practice interview

Tuesday, March 30: Practice No. 5

The team spent its third day in full pads, finishing up just before 6 p.m. inside the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility Tuesday. Click the links below for five videos of practice, a photo gallery and interviews with defensive backs coach Bob Elliott and defensive end Rashawn Parker. Practice will resume again Thursday.

Tuesday Multimedia
>> Special Teams | WR's and Ball Security | OL and Sled | RB's Work Cuts | QB's Work Release
>> Photo Album
>> Bob Elliott post-practice interview
>> Rashawn Parker post-practice interview


Saturday, March 27: Scrimmage No. 1

The team spent its second day in full pads, as Saturday was the first official "scrimmage" of spring practice. Click the link below to see a post-scrimmage interview with QB Austen Arnaud. Practice will resume again Tuesday.

Saturday Multimedia
>> Austen Arnaud post-scrimmage interview

Friday, March 26: Spring Practice No. 3

The Iowa State football team held a 28-segment practice Friday in shells in the third practice of the 2010 spring season. Click the links below for practice highlights and a post-practice interview from defensive coordinator Wally Burnham.

Friday Practice Links
>> DB's, TE's and OL | LB's and DE's | Defensive Line | RB's | Special Teams
>> Wally Burnham post-practice interview

Thursday, March 25: Spring Practice No. 2

The Iowa State football team practiced for just under two hours in the Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility Thursday in shells. Click the links below for five video clips (coming soon) and a photo gallery from the second practice of spring ball. A post-practice interview with offensive coordinator and QB coach Tom Herman is also available.

Thursday Practice Links
>> RB's and QB's | Photo Album
>> DB's | WR's | OL's, DL's and TE's | Special Teams
>> Tom Herman post-practice interview

Thursday, March 25: Spring Outlook, Depth Chart and Roster Updated

We just received an updated depth chart and roster from the Athletics Communications staff earlier Thursday mornning. A spring outlook is also available. Visit the links below and check back to this page later this afternoon for practice coverage. Thursday practice begins at 3 p.m.

>> Updated Depth Chart | Updated Roster | Outlook

Tuesday, March 23: Spring Practice No. 1

The first spring practice of 2010 finished up earlier Tuesday evening. Feel free to check out the photo album below for 20-plus photos of the first spring practice of 2010. A highlight video is also available below.

Tuesday Practice Links
>> Highlights | Photo Album

Tuesday, March 23: Pro Day Results Are In

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator Ryan McKim just handed the cyclones.com staff results from today's ISU Pro Day, which was held during this morning's media conference. Take a look at the official timing sheets from Pro Day below.

>> Pro Day Results: Page One | Page Two | Download PDF
>> Pro Day Media: Highlights | Photos


Tuesday, March 23: Rhoads and Players Meet Media For Spring Media Conference No. 1

Head coach Paul Rhoads and select Iowa State football players met with the media Tuesday before practice as part of the first spring football media conference. Visit the links below for video clips of Rhoads and players who were present at today's media conference. Interviews will be added throughout the day and practice starts at 3 p.m. today!

>> Paul Rhoads archived media conference

Player Interviews
QB's: Austen Arnaud
RB's: Alexander Robinson
WR's: Darius Darks, Darius Reynolds, Josh Lenz, Jake Williams
 OL: Ben Lamaak, Kyle Lichtenberg
DL: Rashawn Parker
LB: A.J. Klein
DB's: Leonard Johnson, Mike O'Connell, David Sims


Tuesday, March 23: Roster Finalized/Practice Begins

We've updated the html rosters at cyclones.com now along with height and weight changes after winter conditioning. Tuesday marks the first day of spring practice and the first one will be open to the media today and videos and photos will be made available after today's 3 p.m. practice.

As usual, the cyclones.com staff will provide video, photos and interviews after every spring practice. Check out the links below and information on the right-hand side of this page for all information related to spring football practice.

Tuesday Links
>> Updated roster (HTML | PDF)
>> 2010 Spring football outlook (HTML | PDF)
>> Clone Zone: Watch Rhoads media conference live at 11 a.m.

Monday, March 22

Number Changes/Additions
The cyclones.com staff received an updated spring roster Monday evening. The following list includes number changes and additions to the 2010 spring football roster.

Number Additions/Changes
Amick, Justin
Behnkendorf, Andrew
Bledsoe, Trenton
Branderhorst, Reid
Capello, James*
Caspers, Jon
Dinkins, Ben
Gent, Ryan
Hawley, Jace
Hill-Male, Jacob
Howard, Ricky
Kingston, Tyler
Kirkpatrick, Klayton
Kirpes, Carl
Jennert, Donnie*
McBeth, Austin
Norton, Matt
Pritchard, Anthony
Satre, Thad
Reynolds, Darius*
Van Dyke, Matt
Weber, David
Woods, Walker Lee
Young, Anthony
























Watch First Spring Media Conference Live Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Head coach Paul Rhoads will have his first spring football media conference Tuesday, March 23 at 11 a.m. Click the link below to launch the Clone Zone media player. The live feed will begin at approximately 10:50 a .m. and an archive will be made available shortly after its completion.

>> Watch Tuesday's media conference live at 11 a.m.

2010 Spring Football Central

Visit this page on cyclones.com after each practice for video, photos and player/coach interviews during 2010 spring football. Practice begins Tuesday, March 24 and concludes with the annual Cyclone Gridiron Club Spring Game, held on April 17, 2010. Visit the links on the right-hand side of the page for more information about spring practice and a look back at the 2009 Iowa State football season and Insight Bowl victory.

Spring Practice Links

>> Spring Game Roster (PDF)
>> Depth Chart (as of 4/12)
>> Outlook
>> Roster (as of 3/25) | HTML | PDF
>> 2010 Schedule

Practice Schedule*

Spring Practice Schedule

* practice days are in dark gray

Spring Game Info

>> The Cyclone Gridiron Club will be held inside Jack Trice Stadium at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. Admission is free. Once again, the Cyclone Gridiron Club is sponsoring the spring game

Remembering 2009

>> 2009 Insight Bowl Recap/Multimedia
>> 2009 Commemorative Print

Other Links

>> History (PDF)
>> Multimedia
>> Game Video Archive
>> Football Records (PDF)