Friday's Iowa State sports links

"I saw the bus driver and asked if he could hook me up with an autograph. It's one of those things that's become way blown out of proportion."
Kingsbury gets some relief from music pop star
Des Moines Register

"Overall, I've gotten a lot better. I've learned the position, I know my keys and I'm just more confident with what I'm doing."
Cyclone defensive end beginning to make his mark
Ames Tribune

Indian Hills transfer Jerome Harper is not on Iowa State's men's basketball roster for the 2002-03 season and is not enrolled as a student at the university.
Status of JUCO transfer in doubt
Ames Tribune

"This is a total defensive effort. We are not getting to the quarterback, so we can't leave the secondary out to dry on this. We have to focus on this as a team defensive strategy. This past game was a wake-up call. We just need to play with consistency."
Red Raider defense ripe for the picking
Quad City Times

Assistant coaching staff plays big part in team's early success
Cedar Rapids Gazette

Vander Sanden remains upbeat after season-ending injury
Cedar Rapids Gazette

"We know we've got to get some pressure on this quarterback. We have to try to get up in his face and knock him down a couple of times."
Tech's passing attack puts pressure on those in trenches
Omaha World Herald

"I don't particularly care what his motivation is, but I hope he continues to draw from it. Maybe a bully took his toys as a child and so he's forever getting even." Tech's biggest game-breaker just 5-foot-9, 190 pounds
Dallas Morning News

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