the side line

Men’s basketball lands tall recruit

The ISU Men’s Basketball Team landed a tall recruit in the form of Jackson Vroman of Snow Community College in Ephraim, Utah.

Vroman is a 6-foot 10-inch forward who weighs 230 pounds. He averaged 12.5 points-per-game and 8.3 rebounds. Other teams that recruited Vroman include Utah, Utah State, Wyoming and Purdue.

Vroman is the second player who has announced he will sign a letter of intent at Iowa State in November. Adam Haluska, a 6-5 guard and state track champion from Carroll High School will also sign with the Cyclones.

Vroman will have two seasons of eligibility with Iowa State and will be able to start playing in 2002-03.

Former Wildcat Bishop released

Former All-Big 12 quarterback Michael Bishop from Kansas State was cut from the Green Bay Packers roster on Sunday. Bishop was one of 12 players who were released by the Packers.

Bishop, who was picked up on waivers from the New England Patriots, was only able to participate in four practices. Green Bay coach Mike Sherman doubted Bishop’s ability to quickly learn the complicated West Coast offense.

Bishop spot as the third-string quarterback will be filled by Henry Burris.

Bishop passed for 4,401 yards and 36 touchdowns in his two years as a Wildcat, good for fifth on Kansas State’s all-time list.

Since joining the NFL as a member of the Patriots in 1999, Bishop has seen action in nine games completing 3-of-9 passes for 80 yards. He has thrown one touchdown.

ISU football player dismissed

Iowa State football player, Duane Monfort, has been released from the team as a result of undisclosed disciplinary reasons.

Monfort, a 6-4, 240-pound freshman from Bartlett, Texas, recorded 90 tackles including seven sacks during his senior year at Bartlett High.

The defensive lineman signed a national letter of intent to play for head coach Dan McCarney in February.

Cyclone Fact

The last time Iowa State played Northern Iowa in football, Cyclone running back Troy Davis carried the ball a school-record 53 times leading Iowa State to a 42-23 win. Davis had 241 rushing yards.

Wrestling team plans tailgate

Head wrestling coach Bobby Douglas and the rest of the Cyclones will host a tailgate prior to the Iowa State-Northern Iowa football game Saturday, Sept. 8, at 4:30 p.m. at the northeast corner of Jack Trice Stadium.

The Cyclone Wrestling Club and Lynch Livestock will be sponsoring the event. The tailgate will include a $5, all-you-can-eat barbecue as well as an autograph session.