MASON CITY, Iowa -- The bandwagon of Iowa State athletics fans following the vision of ISU athletics director Jamie Pollard left Mason City Monday night and is on its way to the final stop of 2007 Cyclone Tailgate Tour in Waterloo Tuesday.
Pollard formulated the 2007 ISU Tailgate Tour to accommodate families. To enhance that atmosphere, the evening’s entertainment was geared for children and adults. The tour includes games. There would be no charge for families to listen to Pollard and Cyclone coaches in a short program. ISU’s traveling party would head to different parts of the state of
The fifth stop on the Tailgate Tour was at the North Iowa Fairgrounds in
“Thank you for doing this,” said Nikki Cooney of
The ISU travel party first separated into two groups to visit the east and west Mercy Medical Centers Monday. Then it was on to the North Iowa Fairgrounds. The event encouraged people to mingle and get to know other birds of a Cardinal and Gold feather.
Chizik closed the program with talk of the first weeks of workout with almost all his football squad in
“Somebody came up to me and asked ‘what have you done to (ISU quarterback) Bret Meyer?’”
Chizik said that Meyer had put on an additional 12-14 pounds and that the whole team was buying into what he and strength and conditioning coach Ken Sheppard were trying to accomplish.
Pollard’s sales job to Chizik last November on coming to Iowa State exceeded the expectations of local and national
“In reality, I’m grateful that
The tour wraps up Tuesday at the Waterloo Cattle Congress. Its overall success assured the Tailgate Tour looks to go out with an exclamation point. The tailgate begins at 5 p.m. with