The Iowa State University athletic department has lost a legend. The ‘Voice of the Cyclones' Pete Taylor died of a stroke Wednesday morning at University Hospitals in Iowa City. He was 57. It was reported that he underwent brain surgery in Des Moines on Tuesday night and was transported to Iowa City after having complications from the procedure.
Taylor was Iowa State
's Associate Athletics Director for Radio and Television. He started on a full-time basis with Iowa State as Director of Athletic Fundraising in 1990. However, his association with Iowa State was in its fourth decade. Taylor served as the ‘Voice of the Cyclones' for ISU football and basketball for the past 31 years, and also was the host of the Dan McCarney TV show, Cyclone Replay Show and radio call-in shows with McCarney and Larry Eustachy.
Taylor worked 22 years as sports director at KCCI-TV in Des Moines prior to joining the Iowa State staff and was a multiple winner of the Iowa Sportscaster of the Year Award.
A 1967 graduate of the University of Iowa, Taylor participated in baseball. A native of Des Moines, Taylor is survived by his wife and children Jill (34) and David (31).