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"Pete not only was the best friend I ever had, but he was everybody's best friend. He was their best friend whether he knew them or not."
Taylor's award-winning voice goes silent
Des Moines Register

"There have been different presidents, athletic directors, coaches, and athletes who have all gone through Iowa State over the years. But the one guy who was always there for all of us was Pete. This is just terrible news."
Peers weight in on loss of Taylor
Des Moines Register

"I am, in a way. And in a way, I wish it could go on forever - that the Cyclones could keep winning. Once you got into it, you didn't have to think about the guy (who was supposed to be) sitting next to you and everything he did . . . your idol."
Keeler: Mentor Taylor had huge affect on Schaben's broadcasting career
Des Moines Register

"I got to make my peace with Pete at the hospital. I lost the greatest friend a guy could have. I got to make my peace with Pete at the hospital. He was not conscious, but I knew he heard me."
Taylor's death overshadows Cyclone blowout of Mizzou
Des Moines Register

"By far, it was the best I've seen us play this year. We played hard on defense. If we made a mistake, we hustled back. It's fun to play like that. We came out on fire, and we decided that we wanted to end conference on a good note. It was lot of fun. Everybody's smiling."
Cyclone women take out Kansas in Lawrence
Des Moines Register

"There were a lot of emotions. We were thinking of him, but we played hard. We wanted to go out and play hard for him and in memory of him."
Fired-up Iowa State blows out Tigers
Quad City Times

"A.J. had a tough game. He's been as good as any guy in our league this year, for what was expected of him. Even from himself, from our staff, on the way into this season. For him to step up like he's been, you get accustomed to him playing that way."
Johnson, Mizzou pull disappearing act in Ames
Kansas City Star

"He was the voice they followed."
Missouri Notebook: Legendary Cyclone broadcaster passes away
Kansas City Star

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