Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 24/6/0/5
Iowa State University

Department of Athletics

Football
Programs, 1896-[ongoing]


Descriptive summary

creator:

Iowa State University. Department of Athletics. Football

title:

Programs

dates:

1896- [ongoing]

extent:

9.24 linear feet (22 document boxes)

collection number:

RS 24/6/0/5

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Iowa State University Department of Athletics, Football Programs, RS 24/6/0/5, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Historical note

Iowa State Agricultural College (Iowa State University) played its first organized game of football against State Center (1892) under coach and team captain Ira Brownlie. Football had been played at Iowa State since the 1870s, but only on an intramural level. In 1894, the team became part of an officially organized athletic association and competed with other colleges in the state of Iowa.

Iowa State football began playing on the west side of central campus, first behind Old Main (where Beardshear Hall is located), then north of Marston Hall (known as State Field). In 1914, "New" State Field was completed at the northeast corner of Sheldon and Lincoln Way. This location was later named Clyde Williams Field and served as the home of Cyclone football until 1974. Cyclone Stadium, later renamed Jack Trice Stadium, opened at the Iowa State Center (1975) and is the current home of the program.

The "Cyclone" nickname came from a game Iowa State played at Northwestern in 1895. Iowa State beat what was a well-regarded Wildcats team, 36-0 and the Chicago Tribune had a headline the next day that read "Struck By A Cyclone" in reference to a tornado that had devastated the Iowa town of Grinnell a year earlier. The Cyclone name has been associated with Iowa State ever since.

Early football legend and innovator, Glenn "Pop" Warner, coached Iowa State football, several weeks each year from 1895 through 1899. During his first two years with Iowa State, he simultaneously coached the University of Georgia's football team. Other prominent names from college football coaching history to have passed through Ames include former head coaches Johnny Majors (1968-1972) and Earle Bruce (1973-1978), and assistant coaches Jimmy Johnson (1968-1969), Jackie Sherrill (1968-1972), Pete Carroll (1978), and Mack Brown (1979-1981). Dan McCarney has the most wins of any coach in Iowa State history with 56.

In the Johnny Majors era, Iowa State went to its first bowl game, a 33-15 loss against Louisiana State University in the Sun Bowl (1971). The first Cyclone bowl win came at the Insight.com Bowl against Pittsburgh, 37-29 (2000). Iowa State has appeared in ten bowl games through the 2009 season, winning three (2000, 2004, and 2009).

Iowa State has had a history of post-season recognition for players and coaches. There have been four Heisman Trophy finalists: Dwight Nichols, 8th place (1959); George Amundson, 7th place (1972); and Troy Davis, 5th place (1995) and 2nd place (1996). Earle Bruce was selected Big 8 Coach of the Year (1976 and 1977) and Dan McCarney was voted Big 12 Coach of the Year (2001and 2004)

Through the 2009 season, Iowa State football has an overall win-loss-tie record of 488-580-46.

Coaches:

Ira C. Brownlie

1892

W.F. Finney

1893

Bert German

1894

Glenn "Pop" Warner

1895-1899

Joe Meyers

1899

C.E. Woodruff

1900

Edgar Clinton

1901

A.W. Ristine

1902-1906

Clyde Williams

1907-1912

Homer C. Hubbard

1913-1914

Charles Mayser

1915-1919

Norman C. Paine

1920

Maury Kent

1921

Sam. F. Willaman

1922-1925

Noel Workman

1926-1930

George Veenker

1931-1936

Jim Yeager

1937-1940

Ray Donels

1941-1942

Mike Michalske

1942-1946

Abe Stuber

1947-1953

Vince DiFrancesca

1954-1956

Jim Myers

1957

Clay Stapleton

1958-1967

Johnny Majors

1968-1972

Earle Bruce

1973-1978

Donnie Duncan

1979-1982

Jim Criner

1983-1986

Chuck Banker

1986 (interim)

Jim Walden

1987-1994

Dan McCarney

1995-2006

Gene Chizik

2007-2008

Paul Rhoads

2009- present

 

Collection description

The collection (1896-[ongoing]) contains programs sold during Iowa State football games. This is an incomplete set.

 

Organization

The collection is organized chronologically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Programs

1896-1910

1

2

Programs

1915-1925

1

3

Programs

1926-1928

1

4

Programs

1929-1933

1

5

Programs

1934

1

6

Programs

1935-1936

1

7

Programs

1937-1939

1

8

Programs

1940-1944

2

1

Programs

1945-1950

2

2

Programs

1951-1955

2

3

Programs

1957-1958

2

4

Programs

1959-1960

2

5

Programs

1961-1962

2

6

Programs

1963

2

7

Programs

1964

2

8

Programs

1965-1966

2

9

Programs

1967

2

10

Programs

1968

3

1

Programs

1969

3

2

Programs

1970

3

3

Programs

1971

3

4

Programs: September-October

1972

3

5

Programs: October-December

1972

3

6

Programs

1973

3

7

Programs

1974

4

1

Programs: September-October

1975

4

2

Programs: November

1975

4

3

Programs: September-October

1976

4

4

Programs: October-November

1976

4

5

Programs: November

1976

4

6

Programs: September-October

1977

4

7

Programs: October-November

1977

5

1

Programs: November

1977

5

2

Programs: September-October

1978

5

3

Programs: October

1978

5

4

Programs: November

1978

5

5

Programs: September

1979

5

6

Programs: October

1979

6

1

Programs: October-November

1979

6

2

Programs: November

1979

6

3

Programs: September

1980

6

4

Programs: September-October

1980

6

5

Programs: October-November

1980

6

6

Programs: November

1980

7

1

Programs: September

1981

7

2

Programs: October

1981

7

3

Programs: October-November

1981

7

4

Programs: September-October

1982

7

5

Programs: October-November

1982

7

6

Programs: November

1982

8

1

Programs: September-October

1983

8

2

Programs: October

1983

8

3

Programs: October-November

1983

8

4

Programs: September

1984

8

5

Programs: October

1984

9

1

Programs: November

1984

9

2

Programs: September-October

1985

9

3

Programs: October

1985

9

4

Programs: November

1985

9

5

Programs: November

1985

10

1

Programs: September-October

1986

10

2

Programs: October-November

1986

10

3

Programs

1987

10

4

Programs: September-October

1988

10

5

Programs: November

1988

10

6

Programs: September-October

1989

10

7

Programs: November

1989

11

1

Programs: September-October

1990

11

2

Programs: November

1990

11

3

Programs: September-October

1991

11

4

Programs: November

1991

11

5

Programs: September-November

1992

11

6

Programs: November

1992

11

7

Programs: September-November

1993

11

8

Programs: November

1993

12

1

Programs: September-October

1994

12

2

Programs: November

1994

12

3

Programs: August-October

1995

12

4

Programs: October-November

1995

12

5

Programs: Spring, September

1996

12

6

Programs: October-November

1996

12

7

Programs: Spring, August-September

1997

12

8

Programs: October-November

1997

13

1

Programs: Spring, September

1998

13

2

Programs: September

1998

13

3

Programs: September-October

1998

13

4

Programs: October

1998

13

5

Programs: November

1998

13

6

Programs: November

1998

14

1

Programs: September

1999

14

2

Programs: September-October

1999

14

3

Programs: October-November

1999

14

4

Programs: September

2000

14

5

Programs: September-October

2000

14

6

Programs: October-November

2000

15

1

Programs: November-December

2000

15

2

Programs: September-October

2001

15

3

Programs: October-November

2001

15

4

Programs: November-December

2001

15

5

Programs: December

2001

15

6

Programs: August-September

2002

15

7

Programs: September-October

2002

16

1

Programs: October-November

2002

16

2

Programs: November-December

2002

Map case

 

Programs: Humanitarian Bowl

2002

16

3

Programs: August-September

2003

16

4

Programs: September

2003

16

5

Programs: October

2003

16

6

Programs: November

2003

16

7

Programs: November

2003

17

1

Programs: September

2004

17

2

Programs: October

2004

17

3

Programs: October-November

2004

17

4

Programs: November

2004

17

5

Programs: Independence Bowl

2004

17

6

Programs: September

2005

17

7

Programs: September-October

2005

18

1

Programs: October

2005

18

2

Programs: October-November

2005

18

3

Programs: November

2005

18

4

Programs: EV1.net Houston Bowl

2005

18

5

Programs: September

2006

18

6

Programs: September

2006

18

7

Programs: October

2006

19

1

Programs: October-November

2006

19

2

Programs: November

2006

19

3

Programs: spring game

2007

19

4

Programs: August-September

2007

19

5

Programs: September-October

2007

19

6

Programs: October

2007

19

7

Programs: November

2007

19

8

Programs: spring game

2008

20

1

Programs: August-September

2008

20

2

Programs: October

2008

20

3

Programs: October-November

2008

20

4

Programs: November

2008

20

5

Programs: September

2009

20

6

Programs: October

2009

20

7

Programs: October-November

2009

21

1

Programs: November-December (Insight Bowl)

2009

21

2

Programs: September-October

2010

21

3

Programs: October

2010

21

4

Programs: November

2010

21

5

Programs: September-October

2011

21

6

Programs: October

2011

21

7

Programs: November

2011

22

1

Programs: November-December (Pinstripe Bowl)

2011

22

2

Programs: September

2012

22

3

Programs: October

2012

2

4

Programs: October-November

2012