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Cyclone Tailgate Tour stops in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) — The Iowa State Tailgate Tour made its annual stop in Sioux City Tuesday afternoon. The Cyclones were delayed about an hour when their bus wouldn’t fit under an overpass near Missouri Valley, and had to turn around. They did eventually make it to the Convention Center.

Coaches Matt Campbell, Steve Prohm, Bill Fennelly, Christy Johnson-Lynch and Kevin Dresser all met with the fans, along with Athletic Director Jamie Pollard.

The Cyclone football team is coming off of back-to-back eight win seasons and are in almost every preseason top-25. Going into year number four, Campbell is embracing the higher expectations.

“I think last year was a testament to consistency and I thought that was a big huge piece to say, can we consistently be who we’re trying to become,” said Campbell. “I think we were able to take a huge step forward to show we weren’t a one hit wonder. Now obviously, how do you continue to grow and build upon that.”

The men’s basketball team won the Big 12 tournament for the fourth time in six years, finishing 23-12.

Talen Horton-Tucker, Lindell Wigginton and Cameron Lard have all declared for the NBA Draft. Change has become a constant issue in college hoops.

“You’ve really got to look at your strengths, how to recruit well in the spring but I think that’s here to stay,” said Prohm. “You look at a guy like Talen, he’s got a chance to be a legitimate first round pick so that’s in the best interests of him and his family. We’re excited for him and we’re excited for the other two guys to see where they end up as well.”

The Tailgate Tour also made a stop in Okoboji.

Brad Pautsch

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