* Spoke on recent news in area that WKBF-1270 AM would start carrying all Cyclone games and coaches shows on radio, which fills a huge void in the area.
* ISU is at the point of a crossroads in the program, because of recent strides. In the non-conference schedule, Crum's team beat Iowa, while also knocking off perennial top-10 program Texas in Big 12 action.
* The Cyclones won two tournament titles last season (including Nebraska), and is led by a cast of Eastern Iowa transplants.
* Standout player Jeremy Lyons finished just one shot out of qualifying for NCAAs.
* Spoke on golfers Tyler Swanson and Curtis Foster, who were injured in a car accident recently. Swanson was released from the hospital last Wednesday. Curtis Foster broke a bone in his back and will be checked out again on June 15th. Foster hopes to return to course in July.
* Turned podium over to Swanson's father Cal, who gave a heartfelt speech to the crowd. For more on this memorable part of Thursday night's banquet, check out this link (http://www.qctimes.com/internal.php?story_id=1028799&t=Sports+News&c=32,1028799).
* Believes the Cyclones put together a phenomenal recruiting class. They had a bad season, but don't have a bad program.
* Cyclones will be back.
* Outing has become known as the ‘Fennelly Family Reunion.' The Cyclone women's basketball head coach had family and friends in attendance...Also in attendance was senior-to-be Tracy Paustian, an alum of Davenport West.
* Said his team had a 3.47 GPA in the first semester and 3.49 in the second.
* Great group of youngsters returning to team in 2004-05, along with quality recruiting class. Spoke on a few of the newcomers.
* Tasheed Carr played on second-ranked team in country, Mount Zion, which finished 29-1 overall. Carr averaged more than 14 points a game and nearly double digits in assists.
* Said Dan McCarney calls after every basketball game to check in. Remembered when Mac called following a 31-point loss at Kansas State. Talked to Morgan early in the morning and told him to, ‘Put the gun down.'
* Cyclones finished last season with a 17-1 record at Hilton Coliseum, which is the second-best in history.