A glance of sports during Thanksgiving break


Brian Mozey

Even though school is out for next week, Iowa State will continue to have a handful of sports ending its regular season and starting the winter season.

Here’s a list of sports going on from Monday, November 20, to Sunday, November 26.

Monday, November 20:

Women’s basketball, UMKC at Iowa State, 6:30 p.m., Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State is coming off a 57-53 loss at UNI on Tuesday night. UMKC has started the season 0-3 and completed the 2016-17 season with a 10-19 overall record and 4-10 record in the WAC. The game will be shown on Cyclones.tv. 

Friday, November 24-25:

Women’s basketball, Junkanoo Jam, at Bimini, Bahamas

Iowa State will be heading to the Bahamas for Thanksgiving as the team will play in the Junkanoo Jam on Nov. 24 and 25. The Cyclones will start the tournament off against Tulane on Nov. 24 at 2:45 p.m.

The next day, Iowa State will be playing either Central Michigan or San Diego State at an undetermined time. Both of the games will be shown on FloHoops. 

Saturday, November 25:

Football, Iowa State at Kansas State, 2:30 p.m. in Manhattan, Kansas

Iowa State clinched a winning record for the first time since 2009 last weekend in its 23-13 win against Baylor. The Cyclones have a small chance to play in the Big 12 Championship title game on Dec. 2, but this game means more than that for the Cyclones.

This game can help or hurt their chances for a better bowl game at the end of December. If Iowa State can win at Kansas State, it’ll allow them to have a better chance at making the Alamo Bowl or Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28. 

Saturday, November 25:

Volleyball, Texas Tech at Iowa State, 2 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State volleyball finishes off its regular season this Saturday at home. The Cyclones will more than likely reach the NCAA Tournament with its 20-6 overall record and 10-5 Big 12 record. 

The match against the Red Raiders means more to Iowa State regarding placement in the NCAA Tournament. The Cyclones could potentially host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and would need a win against Texas Tech to prove to the committee of its dominance. 

Sunday, November 26:

Wrestling, Rider at Iowa State, 2 p.m. at Stephens Auditorium 

After losing its first match against Drexel, Iowa State is looking for its first dual win of the season. 

Iowa State was able to have its wrestlers compete in the Lindenwood Open last Saturday to give them an opportunity to get a taste of some of the best wrestling programs in the country.