Vander Sanden: Confidence Huge in ISU's Turnaround

<b>AMES, IA --</b> Fifth-year senior offensive lineman Luke Vander Sanden has seen the good and the bad in ISU's football program, and fortunately he and his tean's fortunes have turned back to good. The captain spoke with the media Tuesday afternoon about everything from the offense's recent success to his future as a Cyclone. Here is a question-and-answer session with Vander Sanden.
November 17, 2004

Vander Sanden: Offense Needs to Do Its Part

Offensive lineman Luke Vander Sanden spoke with the media Tuesday afternoon about everything from the struggles of the unit to coordinator Barney Cotton's speech to the team in a meeting on Sunday. Here is a question-and-answer session with the senior center.
October 6, 2004

Cyclones Make Return to the Run

After seeing the defense gain an advantage in two previous workouts this week, Iowa State's offense made some memorable plays in Friday afternoon's practice. And even though the Cyclones were pushed inside for the second time in six spring practices, offensive coaches were happy to see a valuable facet of their offense return in a big way Friday.
April 4, 2003

FB Notebook: ISU Won't Forget Recent Past

In handing Iowa State the label of favorite for this weekend's game against 20th-ranked Nebraska, oddsmakers have seemed to forget about this series' recent past. Cyclone coach Dan McCarney has not, and with good reason. He has sat back helplessly while his overmatched team endured blowouts of 77-14, 49-14 and 73-14 during a three-year span from 1995-97.
September 24, 2002

FB Notebook: O-Line Could Get Needed Boost

Looking to get back on the right track against Troy State after a porous rushing effort last weekend, the Cyclone offensive line could get just the boost it needs in the form of Luke Vander Sanden's return from an ankle injury. Iowa State rushed for just 85 yards on 39 carries against Iowa and failed miserably to afford much running room for Hiawatha Rutland and Mike Wagner during a 36-31 victory.
September 17, 2002