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.





ISU women will build around youth

AMES — When Iowa State Coach Bill Fennelly addressed his newcomers just before the start of their first fall practice he didn’ ... »

Cyclones looking for big bang

AMES — Explosive plays often occur naturally through busted coverage or tricks. That’s certainly been the case for Iowa State. ... »

ISU men's basketball notebook: Nader's newfound consistency a bonus for Cyclones

AMES — Iowa State coach Steve Prohm heard some stories about Abdel Nader when he first took the job in Ames.

Nader was still trying t ... »

Cyclones lofty expectations embraced by Prohm, seniors

AMES — Just before the first practice of what would officially kick off a new era of Iowa State basketball, coach Steve Prohm collected his f ... »

ISU's Fischer receives national attention for PAT celebrations

Iowa State holder Austin Fischer made national news Saturday for his celebrations after made field goals and extra points. But Coach Paul Rhoads wa ... »

Iowa State hoping to string run game success into Texas Tech

AMES — Mike Warren surprised himself when he rattled off back-to-back 100-plus yard rushing games.

Through all of the questions that s ... »

Iowa State looks ahead to rest of Big 12 slate after ‘necessary’ win over Kansas

AMES — Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads talked about an “awareness of reality” as his team, sitting at 1-2, prepared for its matchup ... »

Iowa St. defense invades Kansas backfield


AMES — When Iowa State revamped its defense to a 3-4 scheme in the offseason, it did so with the intention of creating more pressur ... »

Mike Warren leads ISU over Kansas


AMES — Awareness, athleticism and confidence all went into Mike Warren's record-setting day.

However, Iowa State's red-shir ... »

2-Minute Drill: Iowa State vs. Kansas


Iowa State ranks last in the Big 12 in rushing offense, but started to find its w ... »

Iowa State shedding underdog mentality against Kansas

AMES — Playing spoiler is what Iowa State football has grown accustomed to.

In an air-raid dominant league like the Big 12, the ... »

Cyclones clear Dunning for return after year-long absence

AMES — Jacob Dunning never fathomed an injury would take him away from the gridiron for a year, but that was the obstacle he faced. ... »

ISU’s Peavy catching on fast

AMES — Brian Peavy doesn’t get surprised very easily. Despite the youth and fresh enthusiasm he’s inserted into Iowa St ... »

Ex-Cyclone Beechum charged in shooting

Former Iowa State basketball player Hurl Beechum was charged with three felonies after an altercation led to the shooting of a 21-year old m ... »

Rockets burn Cyclones in 2OT

The accumulation of 14 penalties and a missed field goal as time expired in regulation led Iowa State to a 30-23 double overtime loss at Tol ... »