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Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 10:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 8:24 a.m. CDT

Cyclone TV

AMES – Iowa State University fans who cannot make it to Jack Trice Stadium for the home opener can tune their cable boxes to the Cyclones’ brand-new, stand-alone dedicated cable channel on Mediacom Saturday night at 7 p.m. and see the debut of Powered by Mediacom.

The cable channel’s debut will feature a live telecast of the season opening football game vs. Northern Iowa. The production will include play-by-play and color commentary courtesy of the Cyclone Radio Network. A pregame show will precede the live game. will be available in high-definition to HD subscribers on Mediacom channel 798, and in SD on Mediacom channel 165 or digital channel 59.2 (57.2 or 74.2 in some areas).

Fans throughout Iowa subscribing to Mediacom’s expanded basic cable option will have round-the-clock access to, as will fans in neighboring states if living in areas where Mediacom’s service crosses state lines.

A weekly schedule of events for the channel on Mediacom can be accessed online at will showcase non-stop Iowa State sports and related programming, initially in repeating six-hour time blocks. Those packaged segments will be interrupted with live sporting events or other programming, such as news conferences.

Fans will be able to view live telecasts of nearly every Cyclone home women’s basketball volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics, soccer and softball event. will also telecast one football game annually (Northern Iowa on Saturday) and 4-8 men’s basketball games. Other programming will include specialty shows, classic games, features on Cyclone legends and coaches’ shows.

Little cheerleaders

Creston High School’s Little Cheerleaders program is under way.

Practices will be held for elementary school youths from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, for cheer review.

Registration deadline is Thursday morning in the CHS Office. Cost is $20 which includes a CHS cheerleading T-shirt.

Fliers are available at the CHS office for those who have not received one yet. The CHS Little Cheerleaders will perform during the first quarter of the Sept. 6 home football game at Panther Field.

For more information, contact coach Rachel Foth at 641-782-2116 or coach Trish Sevier at 641-337-5061.

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