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In this issue:
  • Groundhog Day
  • Mavs vs Pacers Game with Georges Niang
  • Texas Gamewatch
  • Texas Weekend Details
  • 2016 Scholarship Raffle - Tix now available online
  • Cy-berspace

Groundhog Day


The scene is all too familiar. Iowa State comes out looking sharp, dare I say dominant, against a highly favored opponent only to run out of gas late in the game and lose in the final minutes. We've seen it time and again and there is no denying that it's extremely frustrating.  While no one likes to lose those games, it's important that we view them with a bit of perspective.  The first two games of this season were embarrassing. The Cyclones looked and played like a team that might not win a single game in 2016. Quite simply, that is no longer the case. This team has gone from looking really bad to looking really good... for 3 quarters. We can talk about the reasons for the 4th quarter collapses over the past 2 weeks (depth, talent, coaching, play-calling) or we can realize that this team has improved tremendously and in no way looks like that squad that took the field in cardinal and gold from earlier in the season.

I said last week that I wasn't sure if the improvements would translate into wins. After what I witnessed last weekend in Stillwater, I now feel confident in saying that wins are forthcoming. The back half of our schedule is favorable and these kids are growing and learning exponentially. The culture appears to be changing but we are still not quite there yet.

We head to Austin this weekend to face a reeling Texas Longhorn team who was embarrassed in Ames last season 24-0. Make no mistake, the Longhorns remember that game and they will be ready, but these Cyclones have been so close these past two weeks and they are hangry (hungry and angry). This might just be the week we get it done. See ya in Austin and Go Cyclones!


Mavs vs Pacers featuring Georges Niang

 
        
 

We have arranged to get group tickets for the Pacers at Mavericks game featuring Georges Niang on Friday Dec 9th. If you are interested please contact ISU Alum and current Mavericks employee, Brian Tweed via email at brian.tweed@dallasmavs.com. Please include your name, if you would like $25 or $70 tickets, number of tickets wanted and your phone number. All ticket requests must be in by Noon on Thursday, October 13th.

Pacers at Mavericks
American Airlines Center
Dec 9th at 7:30 p.m.
Dallas, TX

We will try to arrange a post-game meetup with Georges but that is not guaranteed by any means


Texas Gamewatch

 
        
The Cyclones are 13.5 point underdogs this weekend as they travel to Austin to take on the Longhorns. Please join us for the gamewatch this weekend at Fox and Hound for a 6PM kickoff.  We have added some children's activities this season and the Fox & Hound menu is top notch.

We will have posters, schedule magnets, giveaways and our annual scholarship raffle will kick off.

Date: Saturday Oct 15th
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Fox & Hound Dallas
18918 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX
(972) 732-0804

foxandhound.com





Next Gamewatches:

Kansas St  at Iowa State
Saturday October 29th, TBD

Oklahoma at Iowa State
Thursday November 3rd, 6:30PM

Iowa State at Kansas
Saturday November 12th, TBD

2016 Scholarship Raffle

Raffle Tickets Now Available Online at
DFWCyclones.com/store

For the third consecutive year we have will raffle off a one of a kind item to raise money for the DFW Cyclones Scholarship Fund. This year we have an authentic Riddell replica football helmet signed by new Cyclone coach Matt Campbell.


 

Once again, we will be selling tickets at each football gamewatch and tailgate for $10 each.

1st Prize: Matt Campbell Autographed Replica Helmet
2nd Prize: Dinner Package for 2 (Details to follow)
3rd Prize: DFW Cyclones Personalized Mug


The winners will be drawn on Thursday Dec 8th, 2016 at the Fox & Hound Dallas during halftime of the CyHawk Basketball Gamewatch

You do not need to be present to win.

Raffle Tickets available at
DFWCyclones.com/store

The DFW Club of Dallas awarded $2500 in scholarships to new students heading to ISU from North Texas over the past two years. We would love to expand on that great start by offering both larger award amounts and more scholarships in the coming years. Please consider buying some tickets to further this great cause.
 

Iowa State at Texas Weekend Details

 
ISU @ Texas Football on Oct. 15:

* Kickoff Announced: 6:00p *
* New tickets in ISU section *
* Friday night pregame party on 6th St! *

 
 

 

Still looking for game tickets?? 

The UT Ticket Office just released about 40 discounted $80 seats in the two visitors rows immediately behind ISU players parents and donors right off the field. So not only will you be sitting among fellow Cyclones fans, you can buy these directly from UT by picking your actual seats then immediately printing the tickets yourself!

 

Order Tickets



The ISU Club of Austin has once again bought the parking lot where we have partied past tailgates for the ISU-Texas game. Your admission ticket gets you on our fenced in lot for not only to party ALL DAY with fellow Clones, but a prime brisket and sausage plate smoked up fresh on the premises, and staffed open bar with beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks (but while the supply lasts). We will also plan to show games on bigscreen TVs all day under tents regardless of any weather.
  

BUY YOUR TICKET NOW and SAVE $5 vs. buying on game day and cash only at the door! (plus it honestly helps us plan food, drinks and all the up-front costs we have already forked out for the lot, restrooms, security, etc). Children under 13 are free. Any and all proceeds will be going to our BBQ team's charity "Angels Above" Buyers Group supporting 4-H and FFA Youth of Texas. Please note you cannot park your vehicle here (see more FAQs by clicking on the invite button).



Eventbrite - 2016 Iowa State-Texas Football BBQ Tailgate



When:

Saturday, October 15
Kick-off: 6:00p
Tailgate: 9a - 10p (all day long!)


Where:
Game

Darrell K. Royal Stadium
University of Texas at Austin
405 E. 23rd St.
Austin, TX

Tailgate
Back lot of the Travis Bldg.
1760 Brazos St.
Austin, TX



Click for Interactive Map


Cost:    
Tickets: $80 ea in first level

Tailgate: $20


Order Deadline:
Thurs, Oct. 13, 6:00p


 



Official ISU Pregame Party Friday night!

But even before game day the Austin club has arranged drink specials at The Four Horsemen on Sixth St. for any Cyclone fans wearing ISU-clad apparel from 4p - 9p. This is a spacious double wide indoor bar upstairs centrally located between Trinity and San Jacinto and one of the few with a kitchen/menu. Highly recommend parking at the 8th & Trinity garage. Word has it several other 6th St bars nearby like to fly visiting team flags so make sure to look for the black awning and our ISU flag hanging by it. The Four Horsemen is being heavily promoted for ISU fans coming from out of town looking for a place to start the night so please come welcome them to how great our town is!






Where:
The Four Horsemen
310 E 6th St
Austin, TX
ISU drink specials: 4p - 9p
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