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Courtesy: Athletics Communications To Air "The Dirty Thirty, A Tradition of Toughness" Documentary

Release: 08/18/2014
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AMES, Iowa - The newest installment of the documentary series is "The Dirty Thirty, A Tradition of Toughness." The documentary debuts on our Mediacom channel Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. CST. It is now available online for subscribers. A list of the current showings are available below  well as a short video trailer on the documentary.'s Tom Kroeschell, in concert with Jeff Grummer and Rod Bodholdt of B&G Productions in Ames wrote and produced the project.


Documentary Details
It was 1959. Iowa State was no longer a college. The new University was the center of worldwide attention with the visit of Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during the Cold War. The Cyclone football team started with 41 players but had only 30 by the time the season began. But this team, overwhelmingly picked for last place in the Big Eight, embraced the no excuses toughness of its coaching staff. Click here to see a trailer of the documentary.

The result was an historic season by these Cyclones, diminutive in size and number, who became nationally as “The Dirty Thirty.” Through interviews and historic film footage this documentary tells the story behind the story of an unforgettable fall that sported an unforgettable season.


Air Times of “The Dirty Thirty" on the Mediacom channel
(Program will be available for subscribers online on Tuesday, Aug. 19)

Tuesday, Aug. 19
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 20
1:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21
2:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 22
2:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m.
7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23
1 a.m.
7 a.m.
1 p.m.
7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24
1 a.m.
7 a.m.
1 p.m.
7 p.m.

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