The Cyclone Scoop

The Cyclone Scoop

By Alex Halsted
Alex Halsted of 247Sports and CycloneAlert.com dives into the latest happenings with Iowa State football, men's basketball and recruiting on The Cyclone Scoop. Episodes include guests and analysis on all things Cyclones.
NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie breaks down Iowa State's draft prospects (Ep. 14)
Iowa State has a handful of NBA Draft hopefuls in 2019 including early-entry candidates Talen Horton-Tucker and Lindell Wigginton, graduates Marial Shayok and Nick Weiler-Babb and transfer Cameron Lard. What is their outlook? NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic joins the show to provide scouting reports and intel on their NBA Draft stock and outlooks. Horton-Tucker will be at the NBA Combine in Chicago from May 15-19 while Wigginton and Shayok will both participate in the NBA G-League Elite Camp from May 12-14. Vecenie also helps look ahead with some thoughts on the future NBA outlook for sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton. 
40:27
May 10, 2019
Caleb Grill discusses Iowa State commitment, Chris Grill describes his game (Ep. 13)
Iowa State added to its 2019 recruiting class with an early-May commitment from Maize (Kan.) guard Caleb Grill. The 6-foot-3 prospect averaged 18.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game last season as a senior. Grill, who chose Iowa State over Kansas State and UNLV, joins the show to go in-depth on his decision. After that, his father and Maize High School coach Chris Grill talks about Caleb's skillset and future. 
30:51
May 7, 2019
Scouting Iowa State's 2020 recruiting class with 247Sports analyst Allen Trieu (Ep. 12)
Iowa State heads into a big three-month recruiting stretch with six commits in its 2020 class, and all hail from Midwest states. So, what are the Cyclones getting in those Iowans, Minnesotans and the Kansan? 247Sports Midwest recruiting analyst Allen Trieu has evaluated the commits and offers insight on their games and how they might fit. Plus some talk about what's actually the Midwest and 2021 recruiting in the state of Iowa.  You can see the 2020 commits being discussed on Iowa State's commit list.
39:08
April 30, 2019
Recapping Iowa State spring ball 2019 with Dylan Montz (Ep. 11)
Iowa State's 15-practice spring ball is in the books and Ames Tribune football writer Dylan Montz joins the show to help recap where things stand as Iowa State enters the doldrums of the offseason. The episode works through the positions on both sides of the ball with talk of what was learned this spring and what questions may still linger into fall camp this August. You can follow Dylan on Twitter @DylanMontz and read his stories at AmesTrib.com.
57:49
April 23, 2019
Q&A: Answering the spring 2019 recruiting questions (Ep. 10)
CycloneAlert's Alex Halsted takes and answers Iowa State men's basketball and football recruiting questions ranging from who Steve Prohm and Co. are looking at on the transfer market to who might be Matt Campbell's big-time target in the 2020 recruiting class. Recruiting is heating up on all fronts moving deeper into the spring. Iowa State will soon embark on the evaluation period and host recruits on visits. 
42:39
April 16, 2019
Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard talks contracts, facilities, Big 12 and more (Ep. 9)
Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard joins the show to discuss a variety of topics including contract extensions for head basketball coaches Steve Prohm and Bill Fennelly, the new Sports Performance Center, upgrades to Hilton Coliseum, the direction of the Big 12 Conference and more. Pollard is in his 14th year leading Iowa State athletics and was recently named the Under Armour AD of the Year by NACDA. 
44:56
April 2, 2019
NCAA tournament: Bucknuts' Steve Helwagen helps preview Iowa State vs. Ohio State (Ep. 8)
March Madness has arrived with Iowa State headed to Tulsa, Okla. for the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Cyclones will face off against Ohio State in the opening round, and Bucknuts.com writer Steve Helwagen from the 247Sports network helps break down the matchup in the latest episode of The Cyclone Scoop. What's the scouting report on Kaleb Wesson? How do the Buckeyes match up? Helwagen provides an in-depth outlook.
37:59
March 18, 2019
Big 12 tournament preview; bracketologist Shelby Mast talks NCAA seeding (Ep. 7)
Iowa State is headed to the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City as the 5-seed to face off against 4-seed Baylor in the first round. What's the outlook for the game? The Cyclone Scoop previews the conference tournament, goes through Iowa State's NCAA tournament resume as it stands beforehand and is joined by USA Today bracketologist Shelby Mast, who breaks down the Cyclones' NCAA tournament seeding and location scenarios. 
37:59
March 10, 2019
Iowa State spring ball preview with Dylan Montz (Ep. 6)
What are the big questions for Iowa State in Spring Ball 2019? What are the big position battles to watch? Dylan Montz of the Ames Tribune joins The Cyclone Scoop to break down the outlook as Iowa State begins spring practice March 12. The Cyclones will conduct 15 practices through April 20.
52:33
March 7, 2019
Previewing Iowa State at the 2019 NFL Combine (Ep. 5)
ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. and NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah provide insight on Iowa State's 2019 NFL Draft prospects ahead of the NFL Combine. Plus, host Alex Halsted previews receiver Hakeem Butler and running back David Montgomery in Indianapolis and talks about where cornerback Brian Peavy fits into the picture.
38:46
February 25, 2019
Analyst Allen Trieu reviews Iowa State's recruiting (Ep. 4)
247Sports Midwest Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu joins Alex Halsted to break down Iowa State's 2019 recruiting class and preview the 2020 recruiting outlook including the program's quarterback commit and in-state targets. The Cyclones' 2019 class includes 14 of 22 players from Midwest states, many of them evaluated and covered by Trieu. 
33:47
February 18, 2019
Breaking down Iowa State's post-bye week outlook (Ep. 3)
247Sports' Alex Halsted is joined by Iowa State Daily beat writer Aaron Marner during Iowa State basketball's bye week to look at the season so far, the remaining seven-game outlook and the program's postseason chances. Plus, they preview Iowa State's Top-25 matchup against Kansas State.
40:09
February 12, 2019
Alex Golesh talks Iowa State recruiting (Ep. 2)
Iowa State tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh joins The Cyclone Scoop to recap the program's 2019 recruiting class and touch on numerous other recruiting topics. Plus, host Alex Halsted provides some thoughts on the Cyclones' 2019 class. 
46:17
February 10, 2019
Matt Campbell talks NFL departures, new hires and more (Ep. 1)
Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell joins The Cyclone Scoop for a February sit-down interview where he talks about the NFL departures of David Montgomery and Hakeem Butler, the hiring of assistants Tom Manning and Matt Caponi, what's ahead for the team in 2019 and more. 
35:23
February 6, 2019
Introducing The Cyclone Scoop
The Cyclone Scoop is making a comeback in 2019. In a reintroduction of the podcast, host Alex Halsted of 247Sports and CycloneAlert.com introduces himself and what the podcast will entail. 
08:15
February 4, 2019
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