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Dylan Montz

I'm a native of Eastern Iowa. Born in Cedar Rapids and growing up in Mechanicsville, stepping into my role as a correspondent with The Gazette in August 2014 was almost like coming home. I'm a 2010 graduate of North Cedar and a 2014 Iowa State University grad. During my days at Iowa State, I wrote for the student publication, the Iowa State Daily and was also an intern at The Gazette in the summer of 2013. I'm always looking for feedback on my stories as well as what you, the readers, want to know. You can reach me on Twitter at @dylanmontz or by emailing me at montz.dylan@gmail.com. Thanks for stopping by to check out the Cyclone Country blog.

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Iowa State’s NFL draft prospects in the mix for late-round selection, free agency

AMES - The NFL Draft hasn't been especially kind to Iowa State football.

There have been high points in recent memory like Sage Rosenfels, Ellis Hobbs, Kelechi Osemele and A.J. Klein, who have all produced lengthy pro careers after being drafted. ... »

Virginia transfer Marial Shayok joins Iowa State basketball team

AMES - The Iowa State men's basketball team is tasked with replacing nearly one third of its roster this offseason.

The first domino in that effort has fallen into place in the form of a sit-out transfer.

Virginia transfer Marial Shayok ... »

Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton aims to be ‘one of the best freshmen in college basketball’

AMES - The call came shortly after Lindell Wigginton got off the court.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound point guard had just finished his night at the Nike Hoops Summit in Oregon. The event pitted the best high school seniors in the U.S. against the bes ... »

Matt Campbell: Altered spring football schedule worked well for Iowa State

AMES - Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell saw the obstacles in his spring practice schedule and knew it would be unconventional.

ISU's spring break fell from March 13-17 and with Easter passing last Sunday, the only choice was for practices ... »

Iowa State offensive line heads into summer with questions, promise

AMES - Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell made two admissions when talking about his offensive line following the annual spring game.

That group, made up primarily of young and inexperienced pieces, was further ahead in its progression than t ... »

Outreach to former players another block in Matt Campbell's Iowa State football building project

AMES - It started with phone calls.

There were many things on Matt Campbell's to-do list when he was hired at Iowa State in November 2015. Meetings with players, staff assembly and recruiting were all high priorities.

Immediately, and pe ... »

Iowa State tight end Chase Allen putting rough fall behind him

AMES - Bad things happen in threes. Or at least that's the saying Chase Allen chooses to believe.

During his first year with the Iowa State football team last fall, Allen was hit by a car that left him with 103 stitches, came down with the mumps a ... »

JUCO forward Bride Kennedy-Hopoate signs with Iowa State women’s basketball

AMES - The Iowa State women's basketball team has had a recent trend of utilizing foreign-born players in key roles.

Its latest get could have the most important role of any of the non-Americans on the ISU roster.

Bride Kennedy-Hopoate, ... »

Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly dismissed from racial discrimination lawsuit

AMES - Iowa State women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly has been dismissed from the lawsuit filed by former player Nikki Moody, the school announced.

The Attorney General's office notified Iowa State University on Monday of the dismissal, ending ... »

Former Iowa State DB Leonard Johnson hopes to turn cooking passion into post-NFL endeavor

AMES - Leonard Johnson made a deal with his buddies.

While in college at Iowa State, just like most other students, Johnson was strapped for cash. So when it came time to figure out what to eat, Johnson and his friends made an arrangement.

I ... »

Former Iowa State DB Leonard Johnson hopes to turn cooking passion into post-NFL endeavor
AMES - Leonard Johnson made a deal with his buddies.While in college at Iowa State, just like most other students, Johnson was strapped for cash. So w ... »
Iowa State's Deshaunte Jones 'perfecting his craft'
AMES - It was 9 p.m. on a Friday night when Iowa State wide receivers coach Bryan Gasser heard something in the Bergstrom Football Complex. Gasser wa ... »