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Andrew Cyr | NCAA.com | September 28, 2017

Iowa State reveals new ‘Cyclone' helmet for matchup against Texas

  Iowa State will debut its new Cyclone helmet decals Thursday night against the Longhorns.

When Iowa State hosts Texas Thursday night on national television, the Cyclones will have a new, stylish look to their football team.

Iowa State revealed its new secondary decal that features a cyclone helmet sticker instead of the usual “I-State” look on both the red and white helmets.

The Cyclones were greeted to their new looks prior to Thursday’s game against the Longhorns and their reaction can be seen here:

“The new Cyclone logo was created by Joe Bosack & Co. this summer to serve as a nickname logo for the athletics department,” Iowa State Athletics said in a press release. “The I-State mark will continue to be Iowa State's primary athletics mark. The athletics department will also continue to include logos of Cy as a mascot mark in its portfolio.

“Iowa State's sports teams have been known as the Cyclones since 1895 when Coach Pop Warner's team upset Northwestern 36-0 and a Chicago Tribune headline the next day reported "Struck by a Cyclone: It comes from Iowa and Devastates Evanston Town."

“Iowa State has used various forms of Cyclone marks occasionally in its history. But, officially adding a Cyclone symbol that depicts the school's long-time nickname this season is a significant brand enhancement.”

The Cyclones face Texas at 8 p.m. ET at Jack Trice Stadium Thursday night on ESPN.

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