Friday's Iowa State sports links

"They just say, "Be ready when you come down." They tell me they're going to be yelling stuff at me. I don't want to say what they're going to yell at me."
Hicks set to perform in front of hometown crowd
Des Moines Register

"It all started back in spring ball. Coach (Bob) Pelini came in and told us how things were going to be, how we were going to run to the ball every single play. It's built since then."
Blackshirts returning to form in 2003
Ames Tribune

Cyclone basketball full of smiles
Cedar Rapids Gazette

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