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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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Aug 25 Fri 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. Kent State Golden Flashes Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Aug 26 Sat 12:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Aug 26 Sat 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. New Mexico Lobos Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Sep 2 Sat 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Northern Iowa Panthers Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Sep 9 Sat 11:00 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Sep 12 Tue 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa Panthers Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Sep 16 Sat 12:00 PM Akron Zips vs. Iowa State Cyclones Summa Field At Infocision Stadium
Akron, OH
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Sep 23 Sat 4:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. Oklahoma Sooners Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Sep 28 Thu 7:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Oct 4 Wed 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. Baylor Bears Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Oct 7 Sat 3:30 AM Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones Memorial Stadium Oklahoma
Norman, OK
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Oct 7 Sat 3:30 AM PARKING: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones Memorial Stadium Oklahoma Parking Lots
Norman, OK
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Oct 11 Wed 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. Kansas State Wildcats Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Oct 14 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas Jayhawks Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Oct 18 Wed 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Oct 21 Sat 3:30 AM PARKING: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Iowa State Cyclones Jones AT&T Stadium Parking Lot
Lubbock, TX
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Oct 21 Sat 3:30 AM Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Iowa State Cyclones Jones AT&T Stadium
Lubbock, TX
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Oct 21 Sat 1:00 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. TCU Lady Horned Frogs Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Oct 28 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. TCU Horned Frogs Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Oct 28 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. Kansas Jayhawks Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Oct 30 Mon 6:30 PM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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Nov 4 Sat 3:30 AM West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
Morgantown, WV
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Nov 4 Sat 3:30 AM PARKING: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Milan Puskar Stadium Parking Lot
Morgantown, WV
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Nov 11 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Jack Trice Stadium
Ames, IA
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Nov 11 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa State Cyclones Women's Volleyball vs. Texas Longhorns Hilton Coliseum
Ames, IA
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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."