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"There is a lot of speculation that (the hiring of Eustachy) is going on. But in these searches, you don't want to say anything until all of the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed. We have talked. You can say that. Hopefully, we are getting close. When all is said and done, we feel like we will have a very good head coach at Southern Miss."
Eustachy reportedly headed to Southern Miss
Des Moines Register

"We rode the bus over here from campus and when we looked out the window, we were like, "Wow." It's great that everybody is out here."
ISU prepares for second game in three nights
Des Moines Register

"We're very excited to keep playing. Last year, we were done two or three weeks earlier. It's a lot of fun. We're playing the best we can right now. The long-term goal is for a 20-win season."
Cyclone women approach 20-victory mark
Des Moines Register

"Mediacom is pleased to work with Iowa State University in order to bring these third-round NIT games into the homes of Iowans statewide on the Mediacom Connections Channel. It's another way that, at Mediacom, we work hard to continue in our commitment to provide quality programming and connect with our viewers in the communities we serve."
Tickets sold out for Cyclones' two NIT games
Ames Tribune

"We've spent a lot of time with it, believe me. We've got to get it right and get this back to where it's a constant and it's a strength."
Special teams improvement vital for McCarney's Cyclones
Ames Tribune

"They've got some great players inside and outside. You definitely have to bring your A game to beat these guys."
ISU one win away from NIT semis
Omaha World Herald

"It's just nice to know that no matter what shows up on there, how much orange, red, green, yellow, we can still go practice."
Cyclones hold first practice in new facility
Omaha World Herald

The Golden Eagles won a share of the Conference USA regular-season championship in 2001, but have had three straight losing seasons since then. They have also had trouble drawing fans, averaging a crowd of about 3,300 in the 8,095 Reed Green Coliseum this season.
Report has Eustachy headed for Southern Miss
Omaha World Herald

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