SAN ANTONIO (KWWL) — The Iowa State invasion of San Antonio has begun
“The fanbase, it’s insane,” says ISU fan Brendan Reiff, “We just love to cheer for the Cyclones. It doesn’t matter where they play. We’ll come travel for them any day.”
Like much of this fanbase, Reiff spent the holiday traveling down interstate 35 with family to support his team.”
“Christmas carols and a 12 hour drive is totally worth it to see the Cyclones play,” he adds.
Tons of cardinal and gold clad fans packed the River Theater at Wednesday night’s spirit rally. The event technically was meant for both teams, but the Iowa State faithful significantly out-numbered their Washington State counterparts. That didn’t go unnoticed by Matt Campbell and his Cyclones.
“Let me just say this. Thank you, the best damn fans in the land!” he said from the stage in front of a raucous pro-Cyclone crowd.
Those fans have been rewarded with a great bowl in a warm weather city, and it’s a place ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard has been hoping to see the Cyclones play for quite a long time.
“I’ve told Eric Fox, president of the Alamo Bowl for the last decade. I said ‘If we do our part, and we’re able for you to be picking us, don’t be a fool. Don’t skip us because our fans will deliver.’” he says, “I’m excited for all these smiling faces. This is cool.”