Thursday's Iowa State sports links

"It's been a while since DeKalb or this school has been able to be excited about something. It's created a buzz around campus."
Cyclones, Huskies both in uncharted territory
Des Moines Register

"(The attention) has made it more difficult for him and certainly has put a target on him."
Turner no longer sneaking up on opponents
Ames Tribune

"There's not a lot of Houston Astros fans up here. All I see is the Cubs and the Cardinals. It's a fun thing and a good thing to do away from football."
Pennant race fever in ISU's locker room
Ames Tribune

ISU defense prepares for ‘red hot' running back
Cedar Rapids Gazette

"You rarely see teams that are having success consistently without a good, solid running game. You don't have to lead the conference, but you've got to have a good ground game you can go to. You can dictate more of the action if you have a running game versus the defense dictating the action."
McCarney wants more from ground game
Omaha World Herald

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