Quick Facts

18 young white men some sitting and some standing in front of trees

Cyclone Football Team, 1895


In what year were the various sports teams created?

Men's Sports:
Baseball:  1892
Basketball: 1908
Football:  1892
Swimming: 1917
Track:  1893
Wrestling: 1916 


Who played the Campanile Bells?

1899-1931: student bell-ringers
1931-1969: Ira Schroeder
1969-1971: Bruce Eberle
1971-1973; 1991-1992: Marilyn Anderson
1973-1991: Richard von Grabow
1994-present: Tin-shi Tam



Over 100 beds with sheets in between them seen from above in a large gymnasium

The image was taken in the State Gym during the influenza epidemic of 1918.  After the College Hospital exceeded capacity, patients were housed in the State Gym. Fifty-one people at Iowa State died during the epidemic.



Iowa State Sesquicentennial

Time Line
Cyclone Facts and Trivia

Past Traditions
Quick Facts
Recipes of Iowa State
Test Your ISU I.Q.

Campus Buildings
Student Life
People of Distinction
Oral Histories



This is a historic exhibit and the information provided within it may be out of date. Please contact the Special Collections and University Archives Department with questions about Iowa State history (archives@iastate.edu).