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In 1954, a group of students that included pep council president Chuck Duncan, brainstorming on how to build more school spirit, approached Collegiate Manufacturing of Ames on creating a school mascot. Since the consensus was that you "couldn't stuff a Cyclone," a bird figure using the school colors (cardinal and gold) was the eventual choice. Duncan and the Pep Council then got a green light from ISU alumni director "Red" Baron, sports information Director Harry Burrell and Cyclone Club director Ray Donals.
A cardinal-like bird was introduced at the 1954 Homecoming pep rally. A contest was held to determine the cardinal's name. The entry "Cy" won. Cy is short for Cyclones, and the cardinal figure represents the school colors as well as the original Iowa State nickname.
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Oct 1 Sat 11:00 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Stillwater, OK
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Oct 28 Fri 7:00 PM Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones (WOMEN) Rock Chalk Park
Lawrence, KS
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Oct 29 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas State Wildcats Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Nov 3 Thu 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners Jack Trice Stadium
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Nov 6 Sun 6:00 PM Exhibition: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Sioux Falls Cougars Hilton Coliseum
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Nov 11 Fri 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Savannah State Tigers Hilton Coliseum
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Nov 12 Sat 3:30 AM PARKING: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones Memorial Stadium - KS Parking Lot
Lawrence, KS
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Nov 14 Mon 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Mount St. Marys Mountaineers Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Nov 19 Sat 3:30 AM Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones (WOMEN) Horejsi Family Athletics Center
Lawrence, KS
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Nov 19 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Nov 20 Sun 1:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Citadel Bulldogs Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Nov 26 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Dec 1 Thu 8:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Dec 5 Mon 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Nebraska-omaha Mavericks Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Dec 8 Thu 7:00 PM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones Carver Hawkeye Arena
Iowa City, IA
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Dec 20 Tue 6:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Mississippi Valley Delta Devils Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Dec 30 Fri 3:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 4 Wed 8:15 PM Baylor Bears vs. Iowa State Cyclones Ferrell Center
Waco, TX
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Jan 7 Sat 8:15 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 14 Sat 4:30 PM TCU Horned Frogs vs. Iowa State Cyclones Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena
Fort Worth, TX
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In the summer and early fall of 1895, an unusually large number of what were then referred to as "cyclones" wreaked havoc upon the state of Iowa. Had the United States Weather Service known a little bit more about climatology at that time, Iowa State might today be known as the "Tornadoes."

That fall, however, an underdog Iowa State 11 played at Northwestern. After building a commanding 30-0 halftime lead, the Cardinals, as ISU's teams were then named, went on to post a shocking 36-0 rout of the Wildcats.

The game story headline in the next morning's Chicago Tribune read "Iowa Cyclone Devastates Evanstontown," and since that famous moment in Iowa State gridiron history, the athletic teams have been known as the "Cyclones."