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"We had to call in extra people Monday morning. It was phenomenal. The phones were ringing off the hook. We sold 50 new season tickets Monday and a lot of single-game purchases."
Fans step up to plate after near-upset of Florida State
Des Moines Register

"You could see a little bit when Florida State got up on them they just thought they were going to walk away with it. That's a mistake when you are dealing with Iowa State. They'll fight you for four quarters. It's just a shame it didn't end up in Iowa State's favor."
KU Coach impressed with ISU's season-opening effort
Ames Tribune

"Everybody knows how hard we recruited Katie the first time. She's a talented basketball player. She's a good kid. She's a kid that has a bright future. She made a big sacrifice coming here in the sense of having to give up a year."
Robinette gave up a lot to come to Ames
Ames Tribune

"From coach to coach, each one has been such a drastic change. Personality-wise, coaching style-wise and it just affects everything."
Cyclones move on with third new coach in four years
Ames Tribune

And he realizes that no matter how many times he watches tape of the game's next-to-last play, no matter how many times McCarney and his staff privately curse an official for not giving Seneca Wallace a touchdown at the end of a brilliant 20-yard scramble to the brink of the end zone, the score will remain 38-31. Forever and ever, amen.
McCarney: Victory will come over top-25 team
Waterloo Courier

"It's a push, and honestly, I don't think it will matter too much. The kids are the ones who will decide it, and that's probably how it should be."
Former coaches share plenty of secrets about one another
Quad City Times

"In the history of Iowa State football, why would you not want to come out and watch this team play now? If you don't want to come out now, I don't know if you're ever going to come out to this stadium. We saw one of the greatest examples of fan support since I've been in college football down in Kansas City. Why not do it at this place?"
Cyclones seek bigger advantage at Jack Trice Stadium
Omaha World Herald

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