Coach Matt Campbell - Photo Credit to Brian Powers, The Des Moines Register
Once again we find ourselves at the dawn of a new era in Cyclone football. In my memory, there has never been this much excitement entering a season of Cyclone football. The reason for the hype is multi-fold. Whether it is due to the videos, endless tweets, step up in recruiting news, coaching pedigree or simply because everyone is so hungry for success, it doesn't really matter. The bottom line is that Cyclone Nation is pumped and ready for 2016.
The possibility exists that this team isn't significantly better than last year's team, or maybe not even as good. None of us know what the future holds for these Cyclones. Injuries, fumbles, interceptions, bad calls and just bad luck all factor into losses. But the same holds true for our opponents. After the barrage of things not going our way for the past few years, I think we are all hoping that things will break our way this time around. This Iowa State team is unlikely to win eight or nine games this season. They may be hard pressed to win even six games, but we can expect that these Cyclones will not quit. Having met Coach Campbell, it's obvious that there is a new feel around the program. Now it's just about translating that energy and promise into wins.
The 2016 Cyclone season is a blank canvas. I, for one, am excited to see what this Cyclone season looks like. A bowl game would be a great start for a new chapter in Iowa State lore.
2016 Scholarship Raffle
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.
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.
Please join us at Fox & Hound for the first Cyclone football game of the 2016 season as Iowa State hosts UNI at The Jack. Kickoff is at 7PM and the game is only available online at Cyclones.tv. The Club has an account and will be streaming the game live on several big screens around the bar. We are expecting a large crowd so please arrive early to ensure best seating. 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 Sept 3rd
Time: 7 PM
Where: Fox & Hound Dallas
18918 Midway Rd
Iowa State at University of Iowa
Saturday September 10th, 6:30 PM
Iowa State at TCU
Saturday September 17th, 11 AM
San Jose St at Iowa State
Saturday September 24th, 11 AM
2016 Cyclone Football Tickets
As always, we are offering tickets for all Iowa State football games in Texas and Oklahoma. It all starts in Fort Worth, then to Stillwater and finally down to Austin. Let's break the games down one at a time. As always, the best tickets go to the people first in line so don't wait too long to get your orders in.
TCU - Sept 17th, 11AM Kickoff
Less than 20 tickets remain in our block for those of you who haven't ordered TCU tickets yet. The ticket price is a flat $85 and will be included in the original ISU block. We are planning a large tailgate with ISUAA and ISU Athletics at Paschal High School in Ft Worth similar to the one in 2014, only bigger. Gametime has been announced as 11AM kickoff so all of the pieces are in place to make this a great event. Don't hesitate on this limited time offer
Purchase TCU Tickets Here
Friday Happy Hour
We have reserved Bar Louie's rooftop for an ISU happy hour on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4:00-7:30. Bar Louis is located in Fort's Worth trendy So7 area. Some of the rooftop is inside, but most is outdoors with umbrellas. Happy hour prices and discounts on selected appetizers will be available
2973 W 7th St
Ft Worth TX 76109
The Iowa State Club of DFW has made special arrangements to reserve a large tailgating lot for Cyclone fans attending the game and wanting to participate in a Texas Sized Tailgate Party. This is a high school parking area about 3/4 mile east of Amon G Carter Stadium. Parking near the stadium has climbed to $40-50 on gameday and the shuttle buses provided will conveniently drop you off right in front of the stadium and run back and forth every 10-15 minutes. The Cyclone lot is open all night so get there as early as you need and get your tailgate on!
This is a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tailgate) for everyone to gather and pre-game. We have arranged to have a couple of Food Trucks available for weary travelers and locals to purchase food and drinks. We have secured Gepetto's Pizza Truck (Breakfast Menu) and Salsa Limon Truck to provide breakfast tacos, etc.
To guarantee access into the private tailgate party you must reserve your spaces and bring your receipt. The lot is at Paschal High School and the school has arranged has free shuttle buses (multiple motor coaches) rotating back and forth to the stadium gates from directly in front of our parking lot. You can purchase parking spaces on gameday but you may be in the adjacent lot.
The parking lot will be open for RVs at 5 PM on Friday night and will be open very early on Saturday morning. Alcohol is allowed, food is encouraged and whatever you do, don’t forget to bring your Cyclone Spirit!
$150 for RV reservation (5 spaces) including Fri and Sat overnight
$15 / single space - Special discounted reserved, pre-sale price
Reserve TCU Parking Here
Directions From I-35: exit Berry St and go West for approx 2 miles, turn right (North) onto either Gordon Ave or Townsend Dr and follow signs into the parking lot. Our designated parking lot is across the street from 2925 Gordon Ave so you can plug that address into your GPS.
Oklahoma State - Oct 8th, TBD Kickoff
Make the trip up to friendly Stillwater for should be a fun day of football and tailgating. The OSU fans are very friendly and hospitable and nothing beats having a cold one at Eskimo Joe's after the game wraps up. Tickets are $60 with seating located in Sect 228. We will also have a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tailgate) event to accompany this game. Tailgate details will be released as the game approaches.
Tickets are still available!
Purchase Tickets Here
University of Texas - Oct 15th, TBD Kickoff
We are offering a full array of options for this game as we expect this to be the largest Cyclone event in Texas each time it comes around. Based on the attendance of 450+ Cyclones from the 2014 tailgate we are planning on big things once again. We will offer ticket-only packages as well as tickets-plus-tailgate. We have also coordinated with a couple of hotels in Austin to get group rates. Details are below for everything. Tickets are still available!
The DFW Cyclones are partnering with the Austin Iowa State Club and Soap Creek Cookers to provide entry into our All-You-Can-Eat BBQ including beverages for $20 per person.
Back lot of the Travis Bldg.
1760 Brazos St.
Tier One - Game Only
Sect 28, 29, 30 or 31
$100 per person
Tier Two - Game Only
Sect 103-107 or 9-17
$55 per person
Purchase Tickets Here
Ticket and Tailgate Packages
Tier One - Game w/ Tailgate
Sect 28, 29, 30 or 31
$120 per person
Tier Two - Game w/ Tailgate
Sect 103-107 or 9-17
$75 per person
Purchase Tickets Here
Tailgate Only is now available for $20 each
Austin Area Hotel Deals
We have secured blocks of rooms at the following two locations. There are a limited number of rooms available at these rates so please book ASAP. Room rates are available for the nights of Friday Oct 14th and Saturday Oct 15th, 2016 only.
Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center
300 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78660
Reserve your rooms here for $209/night
Champions Sports Bar on premises
Suburban Round Rock
Home2 Suites by Hilton - Austin Round Rock
1000 Louis Henna Blvd
Round Rock, TX
Reserve your rooms here for $119/night*
*Price includes complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet