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The most in-depth Iowa State themed podcast on the Internet. Chris Williams and his cast of characters with cutting edge analysis of the Cyclones with featured interviews and more. A must-have for diehard fans of the Iowa State Cyclones.

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    Matt Campbell previews fall camp during his football media day press conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 39:43

    Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell met with the media for 30 minutes on Tuesday to break down his team's upcoming fall camp, Hunter Dekkers' development, position battles on the roster and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Title IX: Episode 78

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 54:27

    Steph Copley and Alisa Woods discuss Serena Williams' retirement from tennis, catch up on some news and notes from the world of women's college basketball, break down the growth of women's soccer in the US and more on a new episode of Title IX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CW Pod: With Pac-12 writer Jon Wilner

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 45:37

    Chris Williams is joined by longtime syndicated Big 12 beat writer Jon Wilner to gain some much-needed perspective on all things realignment. Wilner discusses the cultural differences between the Pac-12 and the Big 12, different scenarios at play and where this all might be heading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Blood out west ... Tyrese Hunter plays the heel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 70:46

    Williams & Blum discuss the infighting within the Pac-12. Tyrese Hunter steps up to the plate as a new rival to Cyclone Nation. Iowa State football's fall camp opened last week. What to make of the new NiL stuff and more, presented by Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Matt Campbell stops by; Pac-12 is angry

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 62:55

    Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell joins the guys for a final chat before fall camp begins this week. Plus, reaction to the Pac-12's misdirected anger at the Big 12. Jim Harbaugh offers to be a care-giver for infants and more with Williams and Blum, which is always presented by Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    An all Omaha edition of the podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 28:24

    Jared Stansbury and Brent Blum dive into Omaha Biliew's commitment to Iowa State, Chris Williams throws in a few thoughts on Iowa State's men's basketball recruiting operation and more from Lumen Brewing in Omaha. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football (And Random Things): Episode 114 w/ Jay Jordan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 39:22

    Jeff Woody and Jared Stansbury are joined by their first Jay Jordan to break down Iowa State's offense, what we know at this point, where we have questions going into fall camp and more on a new episode of Football (And Random Things). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Why Blum took his new job ... Omaha's big decision & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 64:07

    Blum explains why he took the job to be the director of the We Will Collective. Omaha Biliew is set to make a decision this week. The guys give their latest thoughts on realignment and preview this week's road show stops in Omaha and Clarinda. Courtesy of Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CW Pod: Catching up with Allen Lazard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 91:38

    Chris welcomes his new neighbor (and wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers) Allen Lazard to the home office for a catching up session. One of the greatest to ever put on an Iowa State uniform, Lazard talks about his journey to being Aaron Rodgers' right-hand man in Green Bay. Allen dishes on the current state of college sports, his goals for the future and a lot more. The two also take some trips down memory lane. Enjoy this special CW Pod on the Cyclone Fanatic Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CW Pod: Featuring ISU basketball assistant coach J.R. Blount

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 51:50

    Chris Williams welcomes Iowa State assistant basketball coach J.R. Blount to the podcast. The two discuss where Blount came from to end up in Ames. What is recruiting like in 2022? Blount talks about his basketball philosophies, shares insights on the 2022-23 roster and a lot more. All courtesy of Centurion Stone of Iowa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Title IX: Episode 77

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 46:57

    On a new episode of Title IX presented by the Iowa State University Ivy College of Business, Steph Copley and Alisa Woods bounce around stories from the world of women's sports, give some updates on past stories and give a few shout-outs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football (And Random Things): Episode 113 w/ Big 12 Radio's Ari Temkin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 50:31

    Jeff Woody and Jared Stansbury are joined by Big 12 Radio's Ari Temkin to get some outside perspective on this year's Iowa State football team, where the Cyclones slide in with the rest of the league, why Texas continues to get preseason hype, where the Kansas State love is coming from and more on a new episode of Football (And Random Things). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Stanz fills in with Blum to break down Milan Momcilovic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 46:13

    Jared Stansbury is in for Chris Williams to break down Milan Momcilovic's commitment to Iowa State with Brent Blum on this week's podcast. The fellas dive into Milan's fit in the program, what makes him stand out on the court and more then recap the happenings down in Dallas at Big 12 Media Days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CW & Stanz on Brett Yormark's Big 12 Media Days debut

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 21:57

    Chris Williams and Jared Stansbury give their thoughts on Brett Yormark's debut press conference at Big 12 Media Days, responding to what Yormark said about conference expansion, media rights and more on this episode of the Cyclone Fanatic Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Latest realignment thoughts & CW's Big 12 preseason poll

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 67:04

    Williams & Blum hash out all of the latest news and rumors when it comes to realignment. What's next for the Big 12 heading into this week's league meetings in Dallas? Plus, Williams reveals his preseason Big 12 poll after a pool of K-State reporters called him out on their podcast. Courtesy of Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Title IX: Episode 76

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 42:53

    Steph Copley and Alisa Woods break down the Women's College World Series' viewership numbers, Brittany Griner's continued detention in Russia and give some shout outs on this week's episode of Title IX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CW Pod: Answering realignment mailbag questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 25:28

    Chris Williams takes questions from fans regarding everything going on in conference realignment, regarding the Big 12's potential fate and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football (And Random Things): Episode 112 (Realignment Edition)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 60:51

    Jeff Woody and Jared Stansbury dive into the continuing chaos of college athletics realignment, break down what it means on the football side, where we could be going with college athletics and more on a new episode of Football (And Random Things). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CW: Analyzing the latest conference realignment news for Tuesday, July 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 22:14

    Chris Williams catches you up on the latest regarding conference realignment. Where does the Big 12 stand? What's the next domino to fall? Chris provides insight on all of the above in a quick monologue to recap the day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Corner 3 with Cyclone center Osun Osunniyi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 32:09

    Scott Christopherson and Jared Stansbury are joined by one of the best shot blockers in college basketball, new Cyclone center Osun Osunniyi, on a new episode of Corner 3 to talk about his basketball journey, how he ended up at Iowa State, the role NIL played in the transfer process and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Analyzing USC/UCLA to the Big Ten & what it means for ISU

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 58:24

    Williams & Blum get together midweek for an emergency podcast to discuss Thursday's shocking story that USC and UCLA are joining the Big Ten, effective in 2024. What does this news mean for Iowa State and the future of the Big 12? The guys discuss the story from every local angle. Plus, commentary on the Big 12 naming a new commissioner as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CW Pod: New Iowa State assistant men's basketball coach Nate Schmidt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 47:28

    Get to know Iowa State's new assistant basketball coach, Nate Schmidt via this conversation with Chris Williams. Schmidt's road to Iowa State's bench is fascinating, and the two go stop-by-stop analyzing the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Firing back, basketball recruiting & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 63:41

    Williams & Blum are a little feisty this week as the guys come to the aid of Iowa State and Ames via a couple of UCLA reporters. The guys talk basketball recruiting with the July. live period approaching. Football snagged another big commitment over the weekend and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Corner 3 with TCU center Eddie Lampkin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 21:40

    Scott Christopherson and Jared Stansbury are joined by TCU center Eddie Lampkin to talk about the momentum for the Frogs' program going into next season, what it is like to be the big man on campus after his breakout season and more on a new episode of Corner 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Title IX: Episode 75 w/ Tracy Wolfson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 70:45

    Steph Copley and Alisa Woods talk about the impact of 50 years of Title IX on a new episode of the podcast before welcoming CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson to the podcast to continue the celebration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Recruiting momentum for the Cyclones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 58:12

    The guys discuss Iowa State football's recent recruiting momentum. How much should we read into what has happened over the last few weeks? Plus, talking about a big month on the trail for hoops heading into July. Apple made a deal with MLS last week. Does that mean anything for the Big 12? And more of the Alan's Morrisette debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Corner 3 with Cyclone guard Jaren Holmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 48:34

    Scott Christopherson and Jared Stansbury are joined by new Iowa State guard, and St. Bonaventure transfer, Jaren Holmes to explain why baseball was his first love, why he got a degree in sports media, his first days in Ames, why he chose Iowa State and much more on a new episode of Corner 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Corner 3: Diving into the Big 12 after the dust has settled

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 45:24

    With 29 transfers in and 40 transfers out, Big 12 men's basketball rosters look a lot different than they did when the last season ended in March. Scott Christopherson and Jared Stansbury dive into all the changes to breakdown who is coming back, who left and who is coming in on a new episode of Corner 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: On McCarney's reunion, the new Big 12 setup and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 62:34

    Williams & Blum discuss Chris' recent decision to leave KXnO Radio as a full-time host. Dan McCarney and a big chunk of his former players all came back to Ames this weekend for a reunion. The guys take a trip down memory lane. Plus, some reaction to the news that the new Big 12 schools will all be in place in 2023. Always presented by Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    X-Pod: Jaylin Noel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 32:15

    Xavier Hutchinson is joined by sophomore wide receiver Jaylin Noel to talk about his breakout freshman season and what's to come in his career on a new episode of the X-Pod powered by The Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CW Pod: ISU offensive coordinator Tom Manning

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 54:38

    Iowa State offensive coordinator Tom Manning sits down with our Chris Williams to discuss an array of topics leading up to the 2022 Cyclone Football season. Find out what it is like to be a play-caller in the Big 12. What goes into game week preparation for a Big 12 offensive coordinator? What does Manning see as they key to Iowa State's success with a host of newcomers next season? Enjoy, courtesy of Centurion Stone of Iowa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Title IX: Episode 74

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 38:46

    On a new episode of Title IX, Steph Copley and Alisa Woods dive into Women's College World Series attendance, the growth of the National Women's Soccer League and news and notes from the WNBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Is the hoops roster set? Taking audience questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 81:57

    Williams & Blum react to AJ Green's decision to go pro. What does it mean for the Cyclones? Then, the guys tip back on a little too much Cody Road while answering fan questions from Twitter. It's a longer episode that you don't want to miss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: A.J. Green watch, Tyrese Hunter to Texas & more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 52:10

    Williams & Blum are back after a long weekend to drink some Cody Road and discuss what the final few days of "A.J. Green" watch will be like. Tyrese Hunter will be playing in the Big 12 next season. How is the fit? Jamie Pollard calls out the NCAA. Finally, is the SEC serious about staging its own playoff? Williams & Blum, as always, is presented by our friends at Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    X-Pod: Featuring Anthony Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 39:21

    Iowa State's star wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson interviews one of the greatest defensive backs in Cyclone Football history, Anthony Johnson in the first installment of the "X-Pod." Xavier's new podcast on the Cyclone Fanatic network is presented by our friends at the Iowa Events Center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Title IX: Episode 73 with former Cyclone linebacker Mike Rose

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 50:49

    Steph Copley and Alisa Woods discuss the new collective bargaining agreement for the United States women's national soccer team then talk to former Cyclone linebacker Mike Rose about his rookie camp experience with the Kansas City Chiefs and more on a new episode of Title IX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Omaha Biliew's recruitment, Saban vs. Jimbo & the future of ESPN

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 68:36

    Five-start hoops prospect Omaha Biliew included Iowa State in his top-4 last week. The guys analyze what that means for Iowa State basketball. It's Nick vs. Jimbo in the SEC. Will ESPN be the worldwide leader in sports 10 years from now? The guys tackle these topics and more in this week's pod, which is always presented by Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Corner 3: An interview with former Cyclone guard Matt Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 49:40

    Scott Christopherson and Jared Stansbury are joined by former Iowa State guard Matt Thomas to reminisce on his Iowa State experience, discuss his NBA journey and much more on a new episode of Corner 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Adding Osun, Big 12 football's setup & TV contracts

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 75:08

    Williams & Blum discuss Iowa State basketball's massive addition in Osun Osunniyi. What's next and where is the roster at heading into the summer? Craig McDonald found a landing spot. Do the guys prefer divisions in the Big 12 or another model? Some talk of future television contracts for the league and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Corner 3: Jaren Holmes' fit and Scott's rules for the transfer portal

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 40:21

    Scott Christopherson and Jared Stansbury give their thoughts on Jaren Holmes' fit on Iowa State's 2022-23 roster and where the roster can still get better before Scott gives his unwritten rules for the transfer portal on a new episode of Corner 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Title IX: Episode 72

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 63:34

    Steph Copley and Alisa Woods dive into Iowa State's softball and women's golf postseasons, the Kentucky Derby and WNBA news then interview Dr. Valentina Salotti from the Ivy College of Business on a new episode of Title IX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Let's talk football

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 66:15

    In a very focused episode of the podcast, Williams and Blum take their first deep dive into the 2022 Iowa State football season. The guys look at Chris' projected two-deep following the spring. Then, a game-by-game look at the 2022 schedule. As always, Williams & Blum is presented by our friends at Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The X-Pod: An introduction

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 34:39

    Launching a brand new podcast on the network ... "The X-Pod" featuring Iowa State's All-Big 12 wide receiver Xavier Hutchison. In the inaugural episode, Cyclone Fanatic's Chris Williams interviews "X" to give fans a better idea of what his podcast will be all about. Get to know more about Xavier as a person, while talking some football along the way. The "X-Pod" is presented by our friends at the Iowa Events Center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Wild weekend; draft thoughts; hoops recruiting & more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 61:23

    Williams & Blum discuss the unexpected departure of Craig McDonald from the Iowa State football program. The transfer portal was good to Cyclone hoops last week with the addition of Jaren Holmes. Four Cyclones were taken in the NFL Draft. The guys break it all down courtesy of Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Corner 3: An interview with Cyclone guard Caleb Grill

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 43:11

    Scott and Jared are joined by Iowa State guard Caleb Grill to discuss this past season for the Cyclones, Caleb's goals for the summer, where he feels he can grow with his game and much more on a new episode of Corner 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Title IX: Episode 71

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 64:54

    Steph Copley and Alisa Woods dive into Iowa State's addition of transfer center, and two-time NAIA Player of the Year, Stephanie Soares then discuss the impact of NIL on women's college athletics moving forward on a new episode of Title IX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: Dan McCarney, Connor Greene on Iowa State's new "We Will" NiL collective

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 41:57

    Chris Williams goes in-depth on Iowa State's new NiL collective, "We Will," with director and former Cyclone football player Connor Greene. Then the great Dan McCarney stops by to promote the collective and more. Presented by Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football (And Random Things): Episode 111 w/ Jay Jordan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 57:30

    Jared Stansbury and Jay Jordan take an overarching look at Iowa State football, where expectations should be going into the season, the things that will shift the year's expectations and more on a new episode of Football (And Random Things). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Football (And Random Things): Episode 110

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 37:42

    Jeff Woody and Jared Stansbury dive into Iowa State's defense coming out of spring practice and more on a new episode of Football (And Random Things). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Corner 3: Tyrese Hunter enters the transfer portal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 37:50

    Scott Christopherson and Jared Stansbury give their thoughts on Tyrese Hunter's decision to enter the transfer portal, the impact of NIL on college athletics and Iowa State, what the road forward looks like from a basketball standpoint and more on an emergency episode of Corner 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Williams & Blum: A lot to talk about

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 54:15

    Williams & Blum address the deafening Tyrese Hunter transfer rumors from over the weekend. A deep talk on the future of NiL and college athletics and specifically, where Iowa State fits in. As always, Williams & Blum are presented by Mechdyne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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