Iowa State Cyclones football team has been using the hospitality of Jack Trice Stadium since 1975 when the venue had became the program’s home.
Iowa State Cyclones ticket owners can rest assured there’ll be plenty of space available as the stadium can accommodate over 61000 fans within its stadium being the third newest within its conference.
Basketball at Iowa State university is played at Hilton Coliseum, which has been the home for the Cyclones since its opening in 1971. The arena serves several sports disciplines and in basketball configuration there are over 14000 seats available for a team friendly place where the Cyclones set a record of 39 consecutive wins here between 1999 and 2002.
Iowa State Cyclones football program played its first organised game in 1892 while basketball had to wait for its start day until 1908. The programs are currently members of Big 12 Conference, NCAA Division I.
The Cyclones’ colours are cardinal and gold and the university is proudly represented by cardinal like bird mascot that goes by the name CY. The university main rivals are Iowa Hawkeyes, UNI Panthers and Kansas State Wildcats.
To date the Cyclones hold an all- time record of 510-620-46 in their football program history. They have won two conference titles, added one division championship and took part in 12 Bowl games with a combined record of 3-9.
All of the three wins in Bowl games come from tournaments that name would start with a letter ‘I’; their first win came in Insight.com Bowl against Pittsburgh in 2000, the second victory occurred year later in Independence Bowl against Alabama and the last one happened in 2009 during Insight Bowl where the Cyclones defeated Minnesota 14-13.
The Cyclones had two players in their history to receive votes for the Heisman trophy, both of the players played as running backs and both went onto being drafted by NFL teams but neither managed to leave a big imprint within the league.
There’s been many players who were drafted by NFL teams but none of them went onto becoming a big name; one of better known players coming from Iowa State is Sage Rosenfels, a quarterback who played mainly as a backup for several teams during his 11 seasons in NFL.
Basketball program delivered 6 conference tournament championships and 6 regular season titles to the university, while appearing in 18 NCAA tournaments reaching the Sweet Sixteen five times (including last season of 2016), the Elite Eight twice and the Final Four, being their best accomplishment, once in 1944.
There’s been under 40 Cyclones that were drafted by NBA teams, including names like Jeff Hornacek or Fred Hoiberg both of whom are currently NBA teams’ head coaches.
Hornacek spent 15 seasons playing for three teams finishing his career in Utah Jazz, winning two three point shootout championship conquests while being a Jazzman. He currently coaches Phoenix Suns.
Hoiberg, too, played for three teams and in 2005 he led the league in three point percentage. He played for ten seasons, he currently coaches one of his former teams, Chicago Bulls.
There might not be big names coming out of Iowa State but sure there had been some professional careers made in both, basketball and football.