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Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Randy:

Big 12 power rankings: Matt Rhule, Baylor moving up after weekend to remember

Baylor made a big gain in this week's Big 12 power rankings after college football's first month of season. Iowa State, Kansas State fell after losses. → Read More

Iowa State, Iowa ADs issue joint statement following Hawkeye band allegations, ask for better fan behavior

Iowa State and Iowa athletic directors issue a joint statement about Saturday's alleged harassment of the Iowa marching band. → Read More

Peterson final thoughts: Mistakes doom Iowa State in a most curious Cy-Hawk battle

Peterson: Iowa State's loss to Iowa on Saturday was mostly self-inflicted. → Read More

Peterson: Don't overthink the 'GameDay' guest-picker thing beyond Dan McCarney or Seneca Wallace

Seneca Wallace or Dan McCarney would be wonderful "celebrity pickers" for Saturday's ESPN "College GameDay" show. → Read More

Peterson: Iowa State's GameDay groundwork started with a letter from Jamie Pollard to officials at ESPN from the Alamo Bowl

Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard got the GameDay ball rolling with a letter to ESPN, promising a lot of excitement for the 2019 Cy-Hawk match-up. → Read More

Cy-Hawks to the rescue: Pollard, central Iowa doctor help outdoor enthusiasts in, around Lake Panorama

According to the Guthrie County Sheriff's Dept., Iowa State athletic director “Jamie Pollard and his sons displayed very “Iowa nice” → Read More

Cy-Hawk football series will continue through at least 2025

Kinnick Stadium hosts the Cy-Hawk game in 2024. The 2025 game will be played at Jack Trice Stadium. → Read More

2019 Cy-Hawk football game will have a mid-afternoon starting time

The annual Cy-Hawk football game won’t be prime time this season, but at least it’s locked into what most fans consider to be a favorable time slot. → Read More

Column: Where's the outrage from the Greg Stephen child sex abuse scandal?

The coach posed as a girl and solicited explicit images from boys in other cases. Some of his athletes woke up to find Stephen in their bed. → Read More

Iconic statue honoring Jack Trice, Iowa State's first black athlete, is moving

Jack Trice Stadium renovation forces relocation of the iconic statue. → Read More

Iowa State basketball coach Steve Prohm signs contract extension through 2025

The news for now dispels rumors of the Iowa State men's basketball coach being linked to other job openings, most notably at the University of Alabama, Prohm's alma mater. → Read More

Iowa State beats Kansas for fourth Big 12 tournament championship in six seasons

Iowa State beat Kansas to capture the Big 12 tournament championship for the fourth time in six seasons. → Read More

Peterson: Curing the Iowa State Basketball Freakout starts with snapping early-game funks

Iowa State has beaten the four teams remaining on the schedule, so all's not exactly lost. → Read More

Peterson: The Iowa State-Kansas Big Monday matchup is huge, but it’s still just the season's 7th Big 12 game

Life will go on regardless what happens in Iowa State at Kansas Big Monday. It’s the seventh Big 12 game. It's not even reached the midway point → Read More

Peterson: You were concerned about Iowa State's basketball chemistry? Well, worry no more.

Iowa State didn't beat the Jayhawks because their best player was sidelined; Iowa State won because the Cyclones were a very good all-around team Saturday. → Read More

Iowa State knocks off No. 6 Kansas to make serious Big 12 statement

Iowa State’s 77-60 victory against sixth-ranked Kansas Saturday afternoon put Steve Prohm’s team smack dab in the conversation for the Big 12 crown. → Read More

Peterson: Following Steve Alford firing, Fred Hoiberg to UCLA makes a lot of sense

Keep an eye on former Iowa State basketball star and coach Fred Hoiberg to UCLA. → Read More

Alamo Bowl live updates: Iowa State vs. No. 13 Washington State

The Register's Randy Peterson, Tommy Birch and Brian Powers are on hand to bring you scores, updates, analysis and images throughout the game. → Read More

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds makes (friendly) wager on an Iowa State Alamo Bowl victory

The governors from Iowa and Washington have a friendly bet on the Alamo Bowl. → Read More

Peterson: Cyclones' Alamo Bowl motto is 'In Heacock We Trust'

Iowa State's defense will be put to the ultimate test in trying to stop Washington State's offense → Read More