Cold, Rain Alter Iowa State's Plans

Boise, ID-- There's no such thing as the calm before a storm, at least from Iowa State's point of view.

The day before the Cyclones were set to meet Boise State in the Humanitarian Bowl, cold and rainy conditions threw a wrench into a team walk-through and a pre-game pep rally for fans.

The Cyclones cut short a team walk-through Monday afternoon at BSU Stadium. They were originally scheduled to work out from 3:45-4:45 on the blue turf, but Coach Dan McCarney pulled his team off the field after only 30 minutes. The players and staff loaded up and didn't meet with the press afterwards.

Continued rainy conditions forced Humanitarian Bowl officials to cancel the evening's Coca-Cola Pep Rally in the Basque Block of historic downtown Boise as well. The gathering, which had been scheduled for 6:30 p.m., was to be open for all Cyclone fans. Boise State's fan gathering set for 5:30 was also cancelled.

Local forecasts are calling for more of the same when the team's square off Tuesday morning at 10:05.

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