Rob Gray Cyclone Fanatic Senior Writer
Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers.
He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago.
Rob's excited to work with fellow suffering Minnesota Vikings fan Chris Williams, as well as everyone else involved with CF.
He's also eager to interact with all of you — and welcomes constructive criticism and story ideas.
Rob, a former world traveler, has settled into life as a family man and mostly stay-at-home dad armed with a laptop and a home office.
When he's not covering Iowa State, he's hiking, biking and camping with his family. He also enjoys reading and gardening while trying to forget he made the fateful decision long ago to become a Chicago Cubs fan. Fortunately, his dad's a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, so the (usually, unlike in 2014) successful BoSox have always been Rob's only other favorite MLB team.
He hopes he's not done traveling, either — though he's creeping up on the day he can apply for an AARP card. Rob's remaining bucket list of travel includes Brazil, Peru, the Galapagos, Botswana/Kenya/Namibia, Turkey, Romania and Alaska.
No. 17 Cyclones match largest comeback in program history, overcome No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70 on Senior Night at Hilton Coliseum.By Rob Gray, Senior Writer in Men's Basketball.
MIke Warren, Tyler Brown and Martinez Syria all in the spring mix as ISU seeks to find success in the running gameBy Rob Gray, Senior Writer in Football.
No. 12 Cyclones fumble away second-straight loss, face quick turnaround and No. 16 Oklahoma Monday in AmesBy Rob Gray, Senior Writer in Men's Basketball.
No. 12 Cyclones seek to bounce back from home loss to No. 19 Baylor by extending road win streak to three games.By Rob Gray, Senior Writer in Men's Basketball.
Former Cyclone tight end has been banged up, but Kiper believes he can make a team and be a productive player for years to comeBy Rob Gray, Senior Writer in Football.
No. 19 Bears close out 79-70 win over No. 12 Cyclones with 25-8 run; ISU sees chance to tie Kansas atop the Big 12 standings evaporateBy Rob Gray, Senior Writer in Men's Basketball.
- MAR 3 BLUM: Big 12 Tournament scenarios
- MAR 3 WILLIAMS: The real Hilton Magic
- VIDEO: The comeback
- MAR 3 NOTEBOOK: Differing takes on Cousins' T and more
- MAR 2 Jameel McKay and Monday's Miracle: Fist. Hand. Rock.
- CFTV: Morris & Niang on massive comeback win
- CFTV: Hoiberg tries to explain epic comeback vs. OU
- MAR 4 Sam Richardson and an appointment with adversity
- CFTV: Wally Burnham previews the spring
- CFTV: Mangino previews spring practice
- CFTV: Quenton Bundrage returns to the gridiron
- MAR 2 Three backs, one spot: The No. 1 tailback race is on
- MAR 2 WILLIAMS: Pre-spring depth chart musings
- CFTV: Rhoads talks offense ahead of spring practice
- FEB 22 WRESTLING: Cyclones pin Wisconsin
- FEB 21 WRESTLING: Senior Michael Moreno strides through the fog
- FEB 15 ISU wrestling takes down UNI, 24-12
- FEB 13 WRESTLING: No problem with Arizona State
- JAN 31 WRESTLING: Cyclones top OU 26-18
- JAN 26 VOLLEYBALL: Cyclones sign top-30 recruit
- JAN 25 Late comeback comes up short as Cyclone wrestlers fall to OSU
- PODCAST: Big Monday preview
- PODCAST: Rational thoughts on Iowa State's loss to Baylor
- FAWcast: Brandy stops by to talk Cyclones and more
- PODCAST: A turning point for Matt Thomas?
- FAWcast: Texas, Chris' baby & Kelly Clarkson's DNA
- PODCAST: Cornell Mann & Billy Fennelly
- PODCAST: 2-2-15 Cyclone Fanatic Radio Show