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Alex Halsted of 247Sports and dives into the latest happenings with Iowa State football, men's basketball and recruiting on The Cyclone Scoop. Episodes include guests and analysis on all things Cyclones.

34 Episodes
Iowa State football is nearing the end of the first month in 2020 and there is already plenty to discuss. The Ames Tribune's Dylan Montz joins the show to go through some housekeeping items — including coaching changes and transfers — before getting into pre-spring ball questions and the 2020 recruiting class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
After Iowa State fell to No. 15 Notre Dame 33-9 in the Camping World Bowl, 247Sports' Alex Halsted is joined by the Ames Tribune's Dylan Montz to talk about what went wrong in the 2019 season finale. The two also recap the 2019 season and look at some of the biggest questions ahead in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
As Iowa State heads on the road hoping to begin its first winning streak of 2019, West Virginia writer Chris Anderson joins the show to help preview the game. What do the Mountaineers look like under new coach Neal Brown? What should be expected on offense and defense? Anderson provides a full scouting report. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State finishes non-conference play Saturday when it hosts Louisiana-Monroe, a team that recently took Florida State to overtime despite being a 23-point road underdog. To help preview the matchup, Adam Hunsucker from The News-Star in Monroe, Louisiana joins the show to . provide insight on the Warhawks' offense and defense. The two teams will kick off at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 21 on FS1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
As the annual Cy-Hawk game approaches, 247Sports is teaming up to preview the game. The Cyclone Scoop is joined by David Eickholt of Hawkeye Insider to help preview the matchup, which will be preceded by ESPN College GameDay. The discussion dives into Iowa's first two games, injury reports for both teams and the matchups that could make the difference Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State is set to open the 2019 season against in-state foe Northern Iowa, who checks in at No. 18 in the preseason FCS poll. What can Iowa State expect in the season-opener? Jim Nelson of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier joins to help preview the game and gives some keys to success for the Panthers. Kickoff is set for Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. CT on FS1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Game week has finally arrived. After a long offseason, the 2019 season officially arrived with Iowa State's Week 1 depth chart and head coach Matt Campbell joining the Big 12 teleconference. This episode dives into what we learned (and didn't) about Iowa State's first two-deep of the season and shares highlights from what Campbell had to say in his first media appearance of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State is exiting fall camp and is headed for Week 1 of the 2019 college football season. What did we learn? What should be expected in the coming weeks? The Ames Tribune's Dylan Montz joins to recap fall camp (and discuss some possible starters) before making some predictions for the season. The episode includes the latest insight on running backs, wide receivers and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sports betting is now legal in Iowa and the 2019 college football season is less than two weeks away. The latest episode combines both as 1460 KXnO's Trent Condon helps go through the Big 12 by looking at over/under win totals for 2019. Condon also throws out a few hypothetical Iowa State over/unders for the coming season. You can find all Big 12 over/under odds here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nearly two weeks before Iowa State opens the 2019 season on Aug. 31 against Northern Iowa, longtime Iowa State broadcaster Eric Heft joins to discuss a variety of topics, including comparing the potential 2017-19 stretch to the 1976-78 success, how Iowa State's defensive line compares to other seasons and more. Heft, who is entering his 36th season calling Iowa State football, also touches on some keys to the 2019 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State kickstarted the 2019 season Thursday when players reported to camp and met with the media on the field at Jack Trice Stadium. In the latest episode, we break down the key takeaways from media day before offensive coordinator Tom Manning (14:11) and defensive coordinator Jon Heacock (24:53) both join to discuss their respective sides of the ball entering fall camp. Check out the big takeaways from media day here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State had a busy summer on the recruiting trail, landing 12 commitments during the months of June and July to bring its 2020 class to 18 members. As the Cyclones enter August and fall camp, their 2020 class ranks No. 32 nationally and No. 3 in the Big 12. 247Sports recruiting analyst Charles Power, who is a member of the 247Sports Rankings Council, comes on to talk about the program's two quarterback commits and some of the other prospects he's seen up-close. You can see Iowa State's full 2020 recruiting class here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State offensive line coach Jeff Myers played for Matt Campbell at Toledo and is now entering his second season as one of his main assistants after beginning his coaching career in 2015. Myers, who started 38 games on Campbell's offensive line at Toledo, talks about both sides of his Campbell experience, what he looks for in offensive line recruiting, his 2019 unit and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Big 12 Media Days are finished, but before leaving Arlington, Texas, 247Sports' Alex Halsted was joined by Dylan Montz of the Ames Tribune to discuss the talk of Iowa State's preseason expectations and to dissect the pre-fall camp depth chart that the Cyclones released while at AT&T Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On the first day of Big 12 Media Days, 247Sports National College Football writer Chris Hummer joins Alex Halsted at AT&T Stadium to discuss commissioner Bob Bowlsby's news conference as well as the potential order of the Big 12 in 2019 and the over/under win totals set in Las Vegas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
After replacing six of 13 players from last season's NCAA tournament roster, Iowa State coach Steve Prohm sits down for a 30-minute interview to talk about his new-look roster before the Cyclones begin summer practices and head to Italy. Prohm also goes into Iowa State's players in the NBA, recruiting and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton helped Team USA to a gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece, averaging 7.9 points and 6.9 assists en route to the title and a spot on the tournament’s All-Star Five. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Evan Daniels was in Greece to scout the event and joins the episode to break down Haliburton's performance and the increased buzz from NBA scouts who were in attendance.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State added seven commitments during June to bring its 2020 recruiting class to 13, including 10 prospects from the Midwest. As the dead period gets underway, The Cyclone Scoop looks at Iowa State's 2020 class as it stands now and is joined by 247Sports Midwest Recruiting analyst Allen Trieu, who helps break down some of Iowa State's recent additions while also taking a wholistic view of the efforts so far. You can see Iowa State's 2020 class here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State wide receivers coach Nate Scheelhaase joins The Cyclone Scoop to talk about a number of topics, ranging from his recruitment to Illinois as a four-star quarterback out of Kansas City, getting into coaching, taking the job with the Cyclones, how recruiting has changed since he was a prospect in high school and the outlook for Iowa State's receivers during the 2019 season.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Iowa State has a handful of NBA Draft hopefuls in 2019 including early-entry candidates Talen Horton-Tucker and Lindell Wigginton, graduates Marial Shayok and Nick Weiler-Babb and transfer Cameron Lard. What is their outlook? NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic joins the show to provide scouting reports and intel on their NBA Draft stock and outlooks. Horton-Tucker will be at the NBA Combine in Chicago from May 15-19 while Wigginton and Shayok will both participate in the NBA G-League Elite Camp from May 12-14. Vecenie also helps look ahead with some thoughts on the future NBA outlook for sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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