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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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Jan 20 Fri 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Northern Iowa Panthers Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 21 Sat 1:00 PM Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones Lloyd Noble Center
Norman, OK
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Jan 21 Sat 5:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas State Wildcats (WOMEN) Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 24 Tue 8:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas State Wildcats Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 25 Wed 7:00 PM Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones (WOMEN) Lloyd Noble Center
Norman, OK
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Jan 27 Fri 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 28 Sat 12:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. TCU Horned Frogs (WOMEN) Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 28 Sat 3:00 PM Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Iowa State Cyclones Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium
Nashville, TN
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Jan 29 Sun 2:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Jan 31 Tue 8:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Feb 1 Wed 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears (WOMEN) Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Feb 4 Sat 3:30 AM Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
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Feb 7 Tue 8:00 PM Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa State Cyclones Frank Erwin Center
Austin, TX
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Feb 11 Sat 2:00 PM Kansas State Wildcats vs. Iowa State Cyclones (WOMEN) Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS
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Feb 11 Sat 5:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Feb 15 Wed 6:00 PM Kansas State Wildcats vs. Iowa State Cyclones Bramlage Coliseum
Manhattan, KS
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Feb 15 Wed 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (WOMEN) Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Feb 18 Sat 12:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (WOMEN) Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Feb 18 Sat 5:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. TCU Horned Frogs Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Feb 20 Mon 6:00 PM Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Iowa State Cyclones United Supermarkets Arena
Lubbock, TX
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Feb 21 Tue 7:00 PM Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones (WOMEN) Allen Fieldhouse
Lawrence, KS
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Feb 25 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Feb 27 Mon 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (WOMEN) Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Feb 28 Tue 8:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Mar 3 Fri 7:00 PM West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones West Virginia University Coliseum
Morgantown, WV
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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."