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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 Thanks for stopping by to check out the Cyclone Country blog.





Pollard on Iowa State football under Campbell: A very well-oiled machine

CLEAR LAKE - Life is becoming a little more routine for Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell in the last 5 1/2 months.

Saying it's become routine doesn't mean it's slowed down much though.

"I'm recruiting 24 hours a day, seven days a ... »

Jamie Pollard, Iowa State open to discussion on Big 12 expansion

CARROLL - Conference realignment and expansion is back on the table for yet another summer in the Big 12 Conference.

Schools within the league have varying opinions on what the 10-team league needs to do to stabilize its position on the national ... »

Prohm, Cyclones basketball head into summer with a to-do list

CARROLL - It's safe to say this offseason won't likely be as hectic as the last one for Iowa State men's basketball coach Steve Prohm.

That doesn't mean there aren't a few things Prohm needs to take care of this summer.

After the departu ... »

Podcast: ISU assistant Daniyal Robinson, JUCO signee Donovan Jackson join ‘Cyclone Scoop’

In the second episode of The Cyclone Scoop on 1430 KASI, co-hosts Dylan Montz and Alex Halsted are joined by Iowa State assistant men's basketball coach Daniyal Robinson and JUCO point guard signee Donovan Jackson in a basketball-filled show.

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Brian Peavy’s offseason improvement driven by competitiveness

AMES - Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell had trouble sleeping one night this spring, so he turned on the television.

A replay of the Iowa State and Texas game from last fall was on, so Campbell settled in to watch it. Of the things that st ... »

Cyclone recruit Emmanuel Malou turning pro

AMES - Iowa State men's basketball signee Emmanuel Malou will remain in the NBA Draft and sign with an agent, the school announced Wednesday morning.

"Manny has informed us that he will stay in the NBA Draft," Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm s ... »

Iowa State’s Bridget Carleton gets Canadian National Team invite

AMES - Iowa State women's basketball player Bridget Carleton has often voiced her dream of playing for her home country in the Olympic Games someday.

She'll be taking a step in the right direction of that goal this month.

Carleton - who fini ... »

Iowa State will not renew softball coach’s contract

AMES - Iowa State softball coach Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler will not have her contract renewed at season's end, the school announced Tuesday.

Gemeinhardt-Cesler spent 11 seasons with the Cyclones and achieved a 242-319-1 overall record. Iowa State ... »

Iowa State signs graduate transfers Darrell Bowie, Merrill Holden

AMES - Hours after indicating freshman Brady Ernst will transfer, the Iowa State men's basketball team offic ... »

Podcast: ‘Cyclone Scoop’ debuts with basketball, football recruiting talk

On the first episode of Cyclone Scoop, The Gazette's Dylan Montz and's Alex Halsted discuss Iowa State's new graduate transfer, Merrill Holden from Louisiana Tech, the situation involving commit Emmanuel Malou, plus football recruiting.

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