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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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Dec 17 Sun 2:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. UC Riverside Highlanders [WOMEN] Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Dec 20 Wed 6:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks Hilton Coliseum
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Dec 21 Thu 1:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Nicholls State Lady Colonels [WOMEN] Hilton Coliseum
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Dec 28 Thu 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas Jayhawks [WOMEN] Hilton Coliseum
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Dec 29 Fri 8:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas State Wildcats Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Dec 30 Sat 3:30 AM PARKING: Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Stadium Parking Lots
Memphis, TN
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Dec 30 Sat 11:30 AM Liberty Bowl: Memphis Tigers vs. Iowa State Liberty Bowl Stadium
Memphis, TN
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Dec 31 Sun 2:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners [WOMEN] Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 1 Mon 5:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns Hilton Coliseum
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Jan 5 Fri 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones Wrestling vs. Northern Colorado Bears Hilton Coliseum
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Jan 6 Sat 3:00 PM Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Iowa State Cyclones Gallagher IBA Arena
Stillwater, OK
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Jan 7 Sun 2:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones Wrestling vs. Oregon State Beavers Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 9 Tue 8:00 PM Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
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Jan 10 Wed 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas State Wildcats [WOMEN] Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 13 Sat 2:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears Hilton Coliseum
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Jan 17 Wed 8:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears [WOMEN] Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 20 Sat 1:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 20 Sat 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. West Virginia Mountaineers [WOMEN] Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 21 Sun 2:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones Wrestling vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Hilton Coliseum
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Jan 22 Mon 6:00 PM Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa State Cyclones Frank Erwin Center
Austin, TX
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Jan 27 Sat 3:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Tennessee Volunteers Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 27 Sat 7:00 PM Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa State Cylclones [WOMEN] Frank Erwin Center
Austin, TX
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Jan 28 Sun 2:00 PM Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Iowa State Cyclones Gallagher IBA Arena
Stillwater, OK
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Jan 30 Tue 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. TCU Lady Horned Frogs [WOMEN] Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 31 Wed 6:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Hilton Coliseum
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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."