Thursday's Iowa State sports links

"It might not be a beautiful piece of art, but it's beautiful to have in your possession for a year or however long you have it."
Cy-Hawk, other trophies valued possessions
Des Moines Register

"It bothers me. It's mostly Iowa fans. I don't think you see many Iowa players or coaches saying it's a fluke."
Credit deserved for five-game streak
Ames Tribune

"You hear about it on TV. You hear about it on the radio. On campus, you see people with "Beat Iowa" shirts. It's everywhere you look in Ames. You can't get away from it if you're in the state of Iowa."
Players don't want to put too much stock in one game
Des Moines Register

"It does impact it, but I don't think kids are going to call either Kirk (Ferentz) or myself and say "I'm coming" because of the outcome of the game. But over the long haul - all the calls that are made, the follow-ups and the visits - it sure hasn't hurt our possibilities."
Cyclone Notebook
Des Moines Register

"I've been through places where they hadn't won and were knocked around and disrespected. When you do inject (confidence) in them and they do start seeing some of that success, some of those rewards, it's an unbelievable transition with your football team."
Keeler: Winning mentality difference in ISU teams of past, present
Des Moines Register

"I like just where it's at. A lot of people would like to see it at the end of the year. This is my 22nd Iowa State-Iowa matchup through the years. I've been a part of about as many as anybody around, and I like it right where it is."
Timing just right for annual Cyclone-Hawkeye clash
Ames Tribune

"It would be a tremendous help, a tremendous positive and ultimately an advantage for our program."
Morgan: Long-term goal would be getting separate practice facility
Ames Tribune

Underdog Cyclones relish that role
Cedar Rapids Gazette

"It's friendly, yeah, kinda. But this is what it's about. It's about people calling and giving you a little (grief) every once in awhile. You take it and then see what you can do on Saturday."
Excitement grows as days approach to kickoff
Omaha World Herald

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