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Iowa State looking for breakout year under head coach Rhoads

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Iowa State tight end Ernst Brun, Jr. carries a ball during Iowa State’s first fall football practice on Monday, Aug. 5, in Ames, Iowa.

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AMES, Iowa — For years, Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads has insisted that the Cyclones are bigger, stronger, faster and more athletic than ever.
This could be the season that the Big 12 learns just how far Iowa State has come under Rhoads.
The program is certainly a lot healthier than it was when Rhoads took over in 2009. The Cyclones have again broken their own record with more than 40,000 season tickets sold, and the $20 million football facility they opened in October should help recruiting.
But the breakthrough many Iowa State fans believe is coming under Rhoads ...

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